Top 10 Places to Eat in Houston, with Kids
What I’ve learned over the last 10 years of visiting Houston restaurants, with kids, is… not all are great for families. Some are just not set up for kids, and some just don’t like kids.
I do understand not liking kids running through your restaurant or damaging property or disturbing other patrons. I find this irritating too. (And seriously, watch your kids.) But I was once at a casual restaurant and the kids were eating quietly at the booth. We had already spent way more money than the coffee drinkers surrounding us… and the owner came out to thank every single table for their business… except ours.
This place was small and it was deliberate and I was shocked and furious. And I quickly learned to be careful where I spent my money.
So… with that said, there are many family friendly restaurants in Houston and BigKidSmallCity has updated our 10 FAVORITES!
The menu options are some of my favorite in Houston, with several options of veggie burgers, salads and burgers, fish, meatloaf and more. I like good veggie burgers and I think it’s awesome that they serve several options. And when I get a salad instead, it’s can-hardly-finish-it big.
As you walk up the stairs, you find yourself at tree height and the huge windows on 3 sides of the dining room let you feel the outdoors. The dining room is the most beautiful room we have seen this year.
One focal point is the dozen of crystal chandeliers, all different, all elegant, all softening the room. As your eyes go down from the ceiling, the warm wooden tables, large enough for big groups or to share, are welcoming and casual. Then your eyes go back outside, to the green foliage, to the bayou or to the peaceful lake.
I love Houston for its easy-going attitude. People seem to mix peacefully and respectfully embracing each other’s differences and cultures. Last Saturday, at lunch time, it was a perfect example of Houston’s best. Well-dressed ladies happily mixed with families with children, with bikers dressed in bright colored outfits and us!
Go inside the airport, ride up the elevator and eat lunch as you watch the planes and helicopters!
Other restaurants that are really good for families are:
12. Buffalo Grille
13. MOD Pizza
14. Luna Pizzeria