Family Friendly Atlanta Restaurants

A new survey by shows 70 percent of parents “say that going out to eat with their kids is a great way to spend time with the family.” I’m among them. I decided to share my favorite family friendly Atlanta restaurants and explain why. I love to find the “kids eat free” restaurants in Atlanta so I can splurge on other things. I received a $25 gift card from to share my honest opinion.

Family-Friendly Atlanta Restaurants ~

Keep reading for

–   My favorite family-friendly Atlanta restaurants (some of them are chains you can find wherever you live)

–   Results of the survey

–   How to enter a $25 gift card!

Keep in mind, I live Intown Atlanta so my favorite family-friendly Atlanta restaurants are

  1. IHOP – Kids eat free everyday, the food is made fast and the waitresses are always so sweet to A.J.
  2. Flying Biscuit Café – There are a number of locations around Atlanta. Kids eat free Sunday-Thursday at the Brookhaven location. Call to check the Flying Biscuit Café location nearest you. The only draw back is the Flying Biscuit serves fried potatoes and not French fries. But my son is usually agreeable.
  3. Ikea – Although kids  NO LONGER eat free Tuesdays at the Atlantic Station location, the menu has healthy options for kids with a play area INSIDE the dining room. Do some window-shopping, grab lunch for yourself and lunch for your child.
  4. Moe’s Southwest Grill – This is our go-to every week for the $5.75 Moe Mondays burrito special.  We usually do take-out, but there’s plenty of seating and high chairs. I cut A.J.’s burrito in half and send the other half to school with him the next day.
  5. Cici’s Pizza – who doesn’t like a pizza buffet? We like the selection, the ability to order a cheese-free pizza (A.J.’s allergic) and there are always plenty of high chairs.
  6. Uncle Maddio’s Pizza – Can you tell we really like pizza? This is one of the few restaurants where we can order goat cheese on A.J.’s pizza, along with fresh spinach.
  7. Chik-Fil-A – Last and definitely not least, we love the chicken and waffle fries here. The playground is also a big hit! Plus it’s a Georgia business. Survey

Family-Friendly Atlanta Restaurants

Below is’s list of their Top 25 Kid-Friendly Restaurants*:
TGI Friday’s- Greenville, SC
Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center- North Royalton, OH
BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club- Orlando, FL
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue- Elk Grove Village, IL
Vazzy’s Cucina- Shelton, CT
Yogurtini- Overland Park, KS
Harvest Grill- Coon Rapids, MN
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt- Rock Hill, SC
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant- New Port Richey, FL
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza- Costa Mesa, CA
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale- Edina, MN
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Chandler Mall- Chandler, AZ
Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar- Largo, FL
Greenbrier Restaurant- Gatlinburg, TN
Anna’s Pizzeria- Apex, NC
Pittsburgh Steak Co.- Pittsburg, PA
Ground Round Grill & Bar- Bangor, ME
Horton’s Seafood- East Providence, RI
Shula’s America’s Steak House- Center Valley, PA
Barn and Company- Chicago, IL
Harmon Brewery and Eatery- Tacoma, WA
Seaside Grill- Pompano Beach, FL
La Parrilla Suiza- Mesa, AZ
Magic Time Machine- Dallas, TX
Woodfire Resturant – Severna Park, MD
On the flip side, there are plenty of people who would prefer to avoid children when they’re dining out. Here’s why I support child-free restaurants.
Child Free Restaurants

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. I love Chick-fil-A as well. Even though my daughter eats NO meat, they have good options for her.

  2. I love going to joe’s crab shack with my child..they outdoor sand play area and inside its very entertaining with the dancing and singing.

    My hubby and son’s place is Stevie B’s

  3. Our favorite kid friendly restaurant is a local Mexican restaurant called El Sombrero. They have fun birthday celebrations, and a great kids menu.

  4. Stevie B’s is always a great experience for our entire family.

  5. My favorite kid friendly restaurants are David Busters, Cracker Barrel, and Benihana!!!