Best CityWalk Orlando Restaurants For Kids
If your son is anything like mine, you’re planning a trip to Universal Orlando for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Jurassic Park attractions. Universal Orlando theme parks have plenty to offer the kids, but what about CityWalk? While the area might be known for it’s nightlife, I’m breaking down the Best Citywalk Orlando Restaurants For Kids to enjoy. Families can dine early to avoid the nighttime crowds!
CityWalk Orlando Restaurants For Kids
You might be wondering how I decided upon these restaurants: they have to include a kid’s menu, I’ve checked that highchairs are available and they’ve got to have some kid-friendly aspects. Some of my favorite CityWalk Orlando restaurants are just as much fun for the kids as they are for the parents.
If you’ve never been to CityWalk, it’s the area outside of Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. It sits between the parking decks and the theme parks. It’s an entertainment district that includes dining, live-music, shopping and nightlife.
After dark, more specifically after 9pm, CityWalk turns into a destination for adults when the nightclubs open their doors. However, during the day, you’ll see plenty of families enjoying the area. I recommend these restaurants for both lunch and dinner hours.
Be sure to grab reservations before your vacation and see if they’re included in the Universal Orlando Dining Plan.
Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
This restaurant is known for their Insta-worthy milkshakes, but they also offer a full menu for dining. Parents can enjoy steaks, seafood and an all-day brunch menu. The kid’s menu offers pasta, chicken fingers, waffles and burgers (all priced at $6.99).
Kids will especially love the steampunk theme and eye-catching decor. There’s a fun story that accompanies the restaurant’s theme and they have characters greeting guests or taking photos. Just be sure to save room for dessert because you can’t leave Toothsome without it. FYI – they also ship custom chocolates anywhere you want!
Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar
This restaurant is known for their fusion sushi and burger combinations, known as Burgushi®. What’s really popular with the kids are their Bento Boxes. It’s a little sample of everything! Other fun kid’s menu items include Ninja Nuggets, PB&J Sushi Roll and ‘Mac & Cheez’ (all priced at $6.99).
Have no fear if there’s a wait time for your table. One of my favorite kid-friendly features is that Cowfish has flat touch-screens where kids can play games. I love that you can keep them entertained while you wait!
NBC Sports Grill & Brew
This is a family-friendly dining spot that’s relaxing for both kids and parents. It’s a bar & grille restaurant, but an over-the-top version. They’ve got over 100 high definition televisions, tuned into sports channels, and over 100 draft beer picks. While that’s great for the parents, I love that they offer a diverse kid’s menu.
Options include Meatloaf, Sliders, Grilled Chicken, Mac n’ Cheese, Chicken Fingers and Pasta. In total, they offer 7 different plated items for the kids (all priced at $6.99). This makes the restaurant a great option if you have picky kids or want to venture away from your typical kids menu items.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food
If you’re craving Mexican food and want to enjoy a view of CityWalk with a live mariachi band, head to Antojitos! It’s a fun and causal restaurant that’s family-friendly. They’re known for table side guacamole and authentic flavors.
The kid’s menu includes empanadas, tacos, quesadillas and even a grilled chicken option for the kids that don’t like Mexican food (all priced at $6.99).
CityWalk Hot Dog Hall of Fame
Who doesn’t like a juicy hot dog? From corn dogs to classic Chicago dogs, you can create your own dog with any topping you’d like. It’s the ultimate destination for hot dog fans. Kids will love the corn dog nuggets or any classic dog.
If you’ve got older kids, that love sports, check out the sports memorabilia throughout the restaurant. Guests sit in stadium-style seating, walk on artificial turf and can relax in the bleachers. It’s a truly immersive dining experience.
VIVO Italian Kitchen
If your family loves Italian, VIVO is a great spot. Each table gets warm bread with roasted garlic and butter to start your meal. If your kid is like mine, that might be their meal! This spot is always buzzing with families – I think Italian is always a popular option. Be sure to make reservations for VIVO.
If they happen to save room beyond the bread basket, the kid’s menu includes pastas, pizzas, shrimp skewer and a meatball sandwich (all priced at $6.99).
Moe’s SouthWest Grill
Alright, so this might not be the most exciting because it’s a national chain restaurant. I wanted to include it because it’s a standard restaurant that’s budget friendly. You know what you’re getting when you walk in and you’re greeted with “Welcome To Moe’s!”
They offer kid-sized burritos, tacos and quesadillas. You can customize your order with any fresh meat or vegetable picks. Here’s where they really exceed: for $4.50 – $4.99 you get a full kid’s meal that comes with a drink, chips and salsa and a cookie. So of all the CityWalk Orlando restaurants, it’s the most budget-friendly for kids.
CityWalk Snack Options For Kids
These CityWalk Orlando Restaurants are honorable mentions still get a gold star in my book. They’re the perfect place to grab a sweet treat on your way to the parks or heading back to your resort.
- Voodoo Doughnut Orlando: They’re known for freshly baked doughnuts in an array of fun combinations. It could be midnight and they’ll have a line out the door. If your kids are early risers, grab a pink box of doughnuts to enjoy and beat the crowds.
- Cinnabon: Another national chain, but you know what you’re going to get! Grab a freshly baked cinnamon roll any time of day.
- Cold Stone Creamery: Create any custom ice cream creation as they mix toppings into the ice cream over frozen granite.
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: This yogurt shop offers sorbets, creamy frozen yogurts and all the toppings you could want.