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50 Fort Worth Area Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Kid Friendly RestaurantBefore Baby (B.B.), my husband and I LOVED going out to eat. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, brinner, dessert . . . you name it, and we would go out to EAT it! We especially loved going to The Bearded Lady and Flying Saucer to guzzle down some of the most delicious beers with our food.

When I was about 20 weeks pregnant, we had some friends (who had a one year old) visit us from out of town one weekend. We were ecstatic to show our friends and their little all the fun things Fort Worth has to offer. (We may or may not have been plotting ways to entice them into moving to Texas.) After a full day at the zoo, we were all parched, hungry, and looking forward to a good ol’ Texas meal! The first restaurant we hit, our friends asked if they had high chairs. My husband and I stood there dumbfounded, and I eventually said something like “Ummm . . . I don’t really know . . . let me ask . . . .” Turns out, the restaurant DIDN’T have high chairs, and I had no idea where to go next. Whether or not a restaurant was kid friendly had never crossed my mind. Shouldn’t all restaurants have high chairs? Isn’t that a must have?

My very naive, pre-baby self questioned this. After a couple of failed attempts, we finally found a kid-friendly restaurant. It was quite the adventure, and now, after having my own little one, I realize the importance of having an arsenal of kid-friendly restaurants to choose from when going out to eat.

Below is a list of kid-friendly restaurants in and around Fort Worth; I’ve placed descriptions and some tidbits beside some of my very favorites. If you have a kid-friendly restaurant that you and your family LOVE going to but it isn’t listed, share in the comments below. I am ALWAYS looking for fun, family restaurants!

  1. Babe’s (multiple locations including Burleson, Arlington, and Roanoake) :: I love Babe’s because the food is served family style, and it’s just like eating at home. We can all brush up on our “please and thank yous” at Babe’s while enjoying a nice time out with the family.
  2. Bacon’s Bistro & Cafe (Hurst) :: You and your family will feel right at home at Bacon’s Bistro & Cafe. Its clean and cozy environment feels welcoming for all!
  3. Blue Mesa (Fort Worth and Arlington).
  4. BJ’s Brewhouse (Multiple locations in Fort Worth, Hurst, Arlington, Southlake, and Denton) :: Delicious adult beverages for adults, yummy food, and T.V. for the kids. It’s a win-win!
  5. Chapps (Arlington, Grand Prairie, North Richland Hills) :: The chicken tenders . . . ooohhhhh the chicken tenders! Your kids will be talking about them for dayyyss and begging to go back.
  6. Chick-fil-A (Multiple locations around Tarrant County) :: I list Chick-fil-A because it is just amazing! Many Chick-fil-A’s have started a mom’s valet service! If you want to eat inside, but aren’t sure if the kids will make it all the way through while waiting for your food, just pull up in the drive through, let them know it’s for mommy valet, order your food, and park. They will have a reserved table waiting on you and your food ready! Also, the Hurst location has started doing Saturday morning bingo, and kids get a free three-count chicken mini! Holy cow-a-bunga, Batman! Sign me up!
  7. Chuy’s (cultural district Fort Worth, North Fort Worth, Arlington) :: Bright colors, upbeat music, and a great patio! The Chuy’s located in the cultural district is next door to a Tiff’s Treats and across the street from a park. Dessert and exercise. WIN-WIN! 😉
  8. Clearfork Food Park (Fort Worth) :: Clearfork is a pretty cool place! Make a full day of fun on Saturdays by attending a workout class WITH your kids. That’s right, the kids can do some yoga with PoserKids Yoga on Saturdays. Then, do a little fresh grocery shopping at the farmer’s market, and hit up the food trucks for lunch. The kids will be BEGGING for a nap after!
  9. Coopers Old Time Pit BBQ (Fort Worth Stockyards).
  10. Corner Bakery (multiple Fort Worth locations and Southlake) :: This is a wonderful place to grab a sandwich for the kiddos and an extra large coffee for the mamas and pops out there.
  11. Cousins BBQ (Crowley, Grapevine, and multiple locations in Fort Worth).Kid Friendly Restaurant
  12. Dutch’s (Fort Worth).
  13. Esperanza’s Bakery & Cafe (Fort Worth).
  14. Flying Fish (Fort Worth and Arlington).
  15. Fort Worth Food Park (Fort Worth).
  16. Frezko Taco Spot (Southlake).
  17. Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (multiple locations including Fort Worth, Arlington, NRH, Euless, Mansfield, Burleson, Grapevine, and Southlake) :: Tacos, I mean enough said — right?! The bright colors of the restaurant immediately give an atmosphere of fun for the whole family.
  18. Grumps (Burleson and Granbury).
  19. Joe T. Garcia’s (Fort Worth — near the Stockyards) :: AMAZING PATIO!
  20. Johnny B’s Burgers & Shakes (Southlake).
  21. Kincaid’s (multiple Fort Worth locations, Southlake, Arlington, and Weatherford).
  22. Kona Grill (Fort Worth) :: For the sushi loving children (yes, they DO exist; my 10-year-old cousin is a sushi lover), Kona Grill is the place to go!
  23. Little Germany (Fort Worth) :: Introduce the kiddos to new cuisine! This German food is the best.
  24. Los Vaqueros (Fort Worth and Weatherford).
  25. Main Street Cafe & Restaurant (Keller).
  26. Mama’s Pizza (multiple locations in Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, Mansfield, and Arlington) :: Hello wonderfully priced, all-you-can-eat LUNCH BUFFET!!!!!
  27. Mellow Mushroom (Arlington, Southlake, Denton) :: Beer, pizza, funky decor, and it offers trivia nights that are fun for the whole family.
  28. Mooyah! Burgers (North Richland Hills and Arlington) :: Build-your-own-burger bar and yumtastic milk shakes will make for a good time with the kids!
  29. Old Neighborhood Grille (Fort Worth).
  30. Ol’ South Pancake House (Fort Worth) :: Come one, come all! Pancakes all day everyday. This place is open 24 hours!
  31. Old West Cafe (Grapevine and Bedford) :: You have to get here early to beat the brunch crowd, but if you have to wait . . . it’s worth it! The food is delish, and the littles will love it. Ask for the kids menu (it’s a coloring page!), crayons, and then let the kids go to town!
  32. Pie Five (multiple Fort Worth locations, multiple Arlington locations, Euless, Keller, and Southlake) :: Do you want to get out of the house with the kiddos but don’t know if you can handle a sit-down restaurant? Try out Pie Five! You build your own pizza at the pizza bar, pay at the register, and get your pizzas right there. You can eat at the restaurant or get it to go.  
  33. Pizza Snob (Fort Worth and Denton).
  34. Poor Daddy’s BBQ (North Richland Hills) :: Get here early for Friday night dinner! This place sells out fast.
  35. Prima’s Pasta & Pizza (Fort Worth).
  36. Razzoo’s (Sundance Square, Cityview, Arlington, and Alliance Town Center).
  37. Riscky’s BBQ (Stockyards, Sundance Square, and North Richland Hills).
  38. Rodeo Goat (W 7th Area Fort Worth).
  39. The Shed (Weatherford).
  40. The Snooty Pig Cafe (Alliance, Argyle, and Grapevine) :: Great breakfast with great prices! This is the perfect place to take the family for good food on a budget.
  41. Spiral Diner & Bakery (Fort Worth).
  42. Sunny Street Cafe (North Richland Hills, Haltom City, and Weatherford) :: Pancakes bigger than your face. Enough said.
  43. Sweet Sammie’s (Fort Worth) :: Okay, okay . . . so this is a dessert place and not a “full meal.” I mean, dessert first . . . am I right or am I right?! Soft-baked cookies and Bluebell ice cream. The kids will LOVE it!
  44. Taco Diner (Sundance Square, Fort Worth Waterside, and coming soon to Southlake).
  45. Thirteen Pies (Fort Worth).
  46. Tom’s Burgers & Grill (Arlington).
  47. Torchy’s Tacos (Fort Worth, Southlake, and Arlington).
  48. Uncle Julio’s (multiple Fort Worth locations and Grapevine).
  49. Velvet Taco (Fort Worth) :: Try out some funky fresh tacos at Velvet taco with the family. Mama, you get yourself a margarita and a slice of that divine red velvet cake to share with your munchkin (or don’t)!
  50. Vickery Cafe (Downtown Fort Worth) :: Think ’50s style decor with the most mouth-watering waffles in the shape of Texas!

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2 Responses to 50 Fort Worth Area Kid-Friendly Restaurants

  1. Johanna H January 3, 2017 at 1:28 am #

    How can blue mesa be considered “child friendly” when they do not have a changing table? I visited their new location off west 7th on new years day and wads sorely disappointed. Their university location lacked one too.

  2. Leah March 15, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Hi there – great list! I live in Aledo and we frequent The Shed a lot in Willow Park. I noticed this is not the correct URL that you guys have listed. This is the link http://www.lunchbreadpie.com

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