Like they all say, half of the essence of a city is reflected in the food that it doles out for the guests. Whether you are here to make the most out of your Disney World visit or just passing through some of its neighborhoods, here are the top places that you must eat at to know the most intricate spirits of Orlando and pull it closer to your heart.
In no particular order are what our family thinks the top places to eat with kids in Orlando are.
1. Keke’s breakfast café
Looking forward to starting your day with some freshly baked pancakes and smoothies, then there couldn’t be a better choice than Keke’s breakfast café. Regardless of your preferences, sweet or savory, you will find everything in their catalog. Additionally, their best part lies in the fact that along with the conventional menu, they also have their own innovations implemented in these items to make way for a solitary twist. You will be happy to choose from a wide array of options including cereals, omelets, juices and the like. They have three locations in Orlando.
2. Another Broken Egg
The name of the eatery itself is so interesting that you will be drawn to try its menu without any discrepancies whatsoever. This spot is popular around the whole of Orlando as a brunching stalwart and specializes in hearty and delectable dishes that can effortlessly brighten up the dullest of your days.
In the mood to take your breakfast experience to another level? Try their spiked Nutella iced latte because we are certain that it is something that you have waited for your entire life to try. Also, the place is usually full at all times of the day; thus, if you have your eyes set on this restaurant, we would advise you to reach 30-40 minutes early and reserve your seat.
3. Briar Patch
Looking for something that will make your Instagram wall look on point and yet serve you with the authentic taste of Orlando wrapped around in its pristine quintessence? Then Briar Patch is the answer. The dishes are not only garnished in the most aesthetic ways but, are pleasing to the taste buds as well.
This American brunch spot has existed in the business for 40 years now and its knack to blow the mind of its patrons with its excellence hasn’t faded even by a tinge over these years. Unfortunately, the place doesn’t accept reservations, so if you are willing to give it a shot, be ready to wait in line for 20-30 minutes on weekdays and weekends.
4. Lazy Moon Pizza
Lazy Moon, without a doubt, serves the best pizza in town and each of this delicacy’s slices is so big that they have a fork and knife accompanying the pizza. For some, having to disintegrate a pizza with knife and fork is nothing less than sin; but, trust us when we say that the pieces are so big that if you try to accommodate the entire thing in your hand, you will most likely spill the toppings and sauce or create a massacre. So the best way to enjoy it would be with its supplementary cutlery.
5. Valkyrie Doughnuts
In the mood for some sweet treats after that heavy lunch or dinner? Worry not because Valkyrie Doughnuts in Orlando has got you covered. Besides serving extremely good-looking doughnuts, the bakery has been designed with the theme of the Vikings which is both culturally significant and mood enhancer. Pick a box of doughnuts with distinct topping from Valkyrie Doughnuts and snug under the blanket of your hotel room to roll out the plans of binge-watching your favorite movie.
Now you might be wondering why I would put a chain restaurant on here, well it’s because it is my favorite place to eat. I think technically it is in Kissimmee, but regardless it’s worth a drive over. It’s amazing Tex-Mex food!
If you don’t mind a bit of a wait you will love this place. This is my kid’s favorite pizza place in Orlando. They often have a guy on-site making balloon hats for the kids.
Chuy’s is a Mexican food restaurant chain but it’s so good it deserves to be on this list. It’s always loud in there so even if your kid has a melt down you will blend right in.
9. Hash House a Go Go
Hash House a Go Go has massive portions that kids will get a massive kick out of like a pancake twice the size of their head and their amazing milkshakes. They describe themselves as twisted farm food and they are.
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10. House of Blues Sunday Brunch
The House of Blues at Disney Springs goes all out for brunch every Sunday. During brunch, you dine over a southern food buffet with options like Brisket Nachos and Voodoo Shrimp. Plus, you will enjoy live music. Their choir is phenomenal and they will definitely take you to church. They also have live entertainment most nights. Located at Disney Springs.
11. T-Rex Cafe
The T-Rex Cafe is so much fun. Kids will get a huge kick out of seeing all of the dinosaurs come to life while eating kid-friendly food. Parents, don’t worry. They have a lot of grown-up options including a great cocktail menu. The whole family will enjoy this spot.
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13. Cowfish Burger and Sushi Bar
The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that offers a fusion of Japanese and American cuisine. The menu features a variety of inventive sushi rolls, burgers, and salads. Guests can also enjoy a selection of signature cocktails, such as the Cowfish Martini or the Wasabi Bloody Mary. Back behind the restaurant is corn hole. It’s a good place to wait for your table to be available.
14. Voodoo Doughnuts
A little weird and a whole lot of deliciousness is found at Voodoo Doughnuts at Universal City Walk. They’ve got a wide variety of donuts to choose from, 50 to be exact. Options include Dirt, Marshall Mathers, Portland Cream, Sprinkle Cake, Raised Glazed, The Homer, Bacon Maple Bar, ODB, and many more.
Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food is the perfect place to go for a taste of Mexico. The restaurant features a variety of traditional Mexican dishes, including tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Guests can also enjoy a selection of margaritas and Mexican beers.
16. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a one-of-a-kind dining experience that combines the best of both worlds – delicious food and unique entertainment. The restaurant is themed after a 19th-century steampunk factory, and guests can watch as their meals are prepared in front of them. The menu features a variety of unique dishes, including savory crepes, gourmet burgers, and over-the-top milkshakes.
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‘Ohana is a family style restaurants where guests can enjoy Hawaiian BBQ while watching Lilo & Stitch! ‘Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian language which makes this place perfect not just kids but whole family who wants to have good time together while enjoying delicious food
18. Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Beaches and Cream will make your kids feel like they are in old fashioned ice cream shop! They can choose between classic ice cream sundaes or new specialties served in fun beach pails & kids will definitely fall in love this place because of its 50s theme . And don’t forget about their famous Kitchen Sink Challenge where you can order sink full of ice cream if you finish everything what’s inside . Good luck! : )
19. Flying Fish
Located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, Flying Fish is a great spot for families to dine. They have the coolest desserts for kids. One of them is a white chocolate Mickey Mouse puzzle that kids can put together and then paint with sugar paints.
The bread service alone is worth dining here for. Not to mention all of the animals walking around the property since it’s located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. You will see zebras, giraffes, and more. Last but not least have the neatest dessert for kids here. It’s a sugar cookie the decorate with sugar paints.
Other great places to eat with kids in Orlando are Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Medieval Times, and the Rain Forest Cafe. If you have been to a great place in Orlando with kids let us know about it in the comments below.