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Kid Friendly Restaurants Near Discovery Green… Where to Eat After Visiting the Downtown Park!

So… you just went to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday or one of the many family friendly (and free) events… and now you are ready to eat.  Where can you eat within walking distance of the downtown park?

Look below for the family friendly options and the map.  If you have a favorite spot on the east side of downtown…  let us know!


Lake and Pier at Discovery Green
1.  Lake House Cafe1600 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010 (at Discovery Green)

Located right inside Discovery Green, this is the easiest option when you are at the park.  It is fast park food… so tacos, burgers and chicken tenders.  The best part is that it is usually pretty fast (once you get through the line on busy park days) and you can sit right on Kinder Lake at Discovery Green.

Also, this restaurant has an ATM (for when you are at the Flea Market at Discovery Green but have no cash) and a restroom that is usually in better shape than the nearby Discovery Green restroom.


Pappasitos in Downtown Houston Hilton 6
2.  Pappasitos Cantina – 1600 Lamar Street, Hilton Americas Hotel, Houston, TX 77010 (at Hilton Americas)

If you want a kid-friendly sit-down meal, head across the street to Pappasitos.  This restaurant is located right inside of the Hilton Americas, between Discovery Green and Toyota Center, and can be accessed through the lobby or from the street.

Pappasitos has the same food you get at other locations.


MKT BAR at Phoenicia Tables
3.  Phoenicia Specialty Foods – 1001 Austin Street Houston, TX 77010

Also across the street from Discovery Green, but with the entrance on the far side of the One Park Place tower, is Phoenicia.  This is the foodie’s grocery store that is casual enough for the Discovery Green crowd.

Inside Phoenicia you can go shopping, pick up many freshly prepared meals at the deli counter, grab coffee and cookies, or sit down at their MKT BAR.


Shops at Houston Center
4.  The Shops at Houston Center – 1200 McKinney St. Houston, TX 77010

Across from Phoenicia, a block from Discovery Green, are The Shops at Houston Center.  Here you can find several little shops (like pharmacies and convenience marts) and a food court.

Choose from several options, including fast food like Chick-Fil-A, or sit down restaurants!

5.  Avenida Houston – 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Since the Super Bowl came to town, a whole lot of new dining options are available by Discovery Green at Avenida Houston!

On Avenida de las Americas, between Discovery Green and the George R. Brown is a new hot spot with weekly events, public art, patio space and restaurants…

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