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The best of Atlanta’s kid-friendly dining spots

In Atlanta, kid-friendly restaurants do not just mean places with dining options curated for younger diners. The city takes it to another level. The end result are experiences that make dining out fun and engaging for kids and, to some extent, their parents as well.

Here are our top picks when it comes to Atlanta’s best kid-friendly restaurants.

  1. Souper Jenny
    Atlanta History Center
    130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA

    If you ever find yourself near Atlanta History Center in the Buckhead area with the young ones, drop by the Souper Jenny branch here. It is a different kind of fast food restaurant, one that serves quick and easy healthy eats such as salads, soups, and sandwiches.

    You can wind down here and enjoy a cup of coffee while the kids play at the toy kitchen in one of Buckhead’s best casual restaurants.

  2. HippoHopp
    1936 Briarwood Ct NE, Atlanta, GA

    HippoHopp is best known as an indoor playground for kids. It is this characteristic that makes it a perfect place if you plan to dine out with your children.

    HippoHopp is home to a green cafe (Hippo Cafe) that specializes in healthy food made with fresh and organic ingredients mostly locally sourced. Expect to find allergy-friendly, gluten-free, and vegan options served in a manner that will make kids say yes to vegetables.

  3. Downwind Restaurant and Lounge
    DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
    2000 Airport Rd, Atlanta, GA

    Downwind Restaurant and Lounge is usually a stop for travelers going to and coming from the airport. And since its doors are open to a diverse group of people, this family-owned restaurant features ample child-friendly features.

    These features include a dedicated kids’ menu. There is also an outdoor playground where the young ones can keep themselves busy while they wait for their food (or for the grown-ups to finish). Being located so close to the airport, it is also fun to watch airplanes land and take off from the restaurant’s outdoor seating area.

  4. Big Bang Pizza
    3043 Buford Hwy NE, Brookhaven, GA

    Pizza is always a crowd pleaser whether you are dining out with kids or kids-at-heart (or both). But if you are looking for a different kind of pizza joint, there is always Big Bang Pizza in Brookhaven.

    Big Bang Pizza sets itself apart from its peers for not being just child-friendly, but pet-friendly as well. And finally, there is nothing quite like being greeted and served by robots. Big Bang Pizza’s robot hostess, Pepper, will be there to seat you and your party, while her waiting counterpart, Amy, will attend to your food and other needs. Everyone will definitely love this one-of-a-kind concept restaurant.

  5. Howell’s Kitchen and Bar
    1962 Howell Mill Rd #100, Atlanta, GA

    Howell’s Kitchen and Bar often looks like a very grown-up place, which is why a lot of new diners are surprised to find a special menu set aside for kids. After all, children deserve great food, too.

    Kids can enjoy pizza, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, fries, and their dessert of choice here. In between bites, they can try their hand at playing bocce and perhaps even make new friends in the process.

  6. Dakota Blue
    454 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA

    Introduce the young ones to good and lovingly prepared Mexican food at Dakota Blue. This casual joint located in the Grant Park neighborhood has a colorful, lively, and family-friendly atmosphere.

    There is no separate menu for kids, but rest assured, they will have fun taking their pick here. There is a wide range of tacos to choose from, not to mention different kinds of burritos, sandwich baskets, and platters. Dakota Blue also has a brunch menu featuring wraps, omelette and egg dishes, pancakes, burgers, and toast.

Always looking for things to do in and around Atlanta?

Browse my blog to find plenty of recommendations, from the finest eats in the city to seasonal activities and more. As for real estate matters, you are always welcome to get in touch with me at 404.550.5113 or Natalie(dotted)Gregory(at)Compass(dotted)com.

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