San Antonio has a great food scene and plenty of kid-friendly options for the family. This city is most famous for its incredible Mexican influence when it comes to cuisine, but the food lovers’ dream doesn’t stop there. Whether you’re looking for a delicious Latin-infused dish or a cheesy plate of pasta, you’re going to find exactly what you’re looking for in some fantastic kid-family restaurants! 

Magic Time Machine
902 NE Interstate 410 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78209

The Magic Time Machine Restaurant first opened its doors in August of 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. The public has been wowed nightly by their costumed characters, ‘ funky nostalgic’ buildings, and a vast selection of hand-cut steaks, prime rib, and fresh seafood. They remember the little ones, too, with a wide choice of kid’s meals on a menu created just for them. 

Learn more and view their menu here.

Peter Piper Pizza
Several locations

In 1973, Anthony “Tony” Cavolo, a WWII veteran and Brooklyn, NY native, opened the first Peter Piper Pizza in Glendale, AZ. Tony’s vision was a neighborhood pizzeria serving high-quality food at reasonable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere. The best part: all of its locations feature arcade games, pizza, and wings!

Find the location closest to you and view their menu here.

The Point Park & Eats
24188 Boerne Stage Rd San Antonio, TX 78255

Most families have dealt with the dilemma of every member wanting an entirely different kind of food. The Point has a great solution to this problem, with a large outdoor space and various food trucks! The Point has two playgrounds, is dog friendly, and hosts a large selection of food trucks with highly rated dishes.

Learn more here.

The Dogfather
6211 San Pedro Ave San Antonio, Texas 78216

The Dogfather is the top Hot Dog house in San Antonio! They have some vegan options, and the menu is flexible, which is excellent for those with some food restrictions. Hot Dogs are also an easy dish to sell to a picky eater, so you know your kids will be well-fed, and you get to try a new twist on this American food too!

Learn more and view their menu here.

Chicken n Pickle
5215 Utsa Blvd San Antonio, TX 78249

If your kids are full of energy, Chicken n Pickle is a great place to visit! This pickleball/restaurant combo has great chicken dishes and several courts to work off the extra calories. They also have a large outdoor space, ping pong, battleship, giant jenga, bocce courts, and cornhole if your family isn’t up for pickleball. 

Learn more and view their menu here.

Magnolia Pancake Haus
606 Embassy Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78216
10333 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78240

Magnolia Pancake Haus is a great kid-friendly spot that offers great traditional breakfast dishes with a German twist. They have world-famous buttermilk pancakes and a variety of other breakfast options that will make your mouth water. The menu selection is wide and very kid-friendly, so you’re unlikely to hear any complaints after enjoying your meal.

Learn more and view their menu here.

La Haciendo de Los Barrios
18747 Redland Rd., San Antonio, TX 78259 

La Haciendo de Los Barrios is a bright Tex-Mex eatery with all the simple foods to fill up kids who will only eat beans and rice! This classic Spanish-style restaurant has a great outdoor space and plenty of kid-friendly food options to make the whole family happy.

Learn more and view their menu here.

The Shack
7431 NW Loop 410 Ste 115 San Antonio, TX 78251 

If you are looking for the best classic all-American diner in San Antonio, it is probably The Shack! It’s the perfect spot for a delicious burger or a simple hot dog for the kids. Their ice cream and milkshakes are excellent, so this can also be a dessert stop!

Learn more and view their menu here.

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Friendly Spot is a kid-friendly, pet-friendly ice house in San Antonio. This outdoor bar and grill in San Antonio serve tasty food, and it’s a great place to gather with family and friends. You can watch a movie on the inflatable screen while you enjoy delicious food options. Also, enjoy a beautiful day outdoors on the patio, where there’s a play area for the kids. The kids’ menu includes nachos, grilled cheese, mac & cheese, and chicken nuggets; all served with fries or carrot sticks.

Learn more and view their menu here.

Rainforest Cafe
110 E Crockett St., San Antonio, TX 78205

Would it be a kid-friendly restaurant list without Rainforest Cafe? Part adventure, part restaurant, and wholly entertaining. The Rainforest Cafe is an exciting thrill for all ages. Wild times await in a decorative jungle with animatronics and a delicious American and tropical fare menu.

Learn more and view their menu here.


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