Eating out with the whole family doesn’t have to be a stressful situation anymore! Austin offers many cool kid-friendly restaurants, some of them with playscapes and playgrounds, or big patios for kids to run around, and delicious food for even the peakiest eater! Check out our top 20 picks for kid-friendly restaurants in Austin!

Where: 5400 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78756, USA
Hours: Sunday- Thursday 7 AM – 9 PM | Friday and Saturday 7 AM – 9:30 PM | Breakfast served daily from 7 AM – 10:30 AM

Besides amazing burgers, kids will enjoy a great playground while adults relax in the nearby seatings!

The Burnet Road location also features a drive-thru, indoor and outdoor big screen TV, and of course a fenced outdoor playground and outdoor patio seating.

Where: 16231 IH 35, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA
Hours: Daily 10 AM- 11 PM

This will be your new favorite place to eat with the family!

Austin’s Park and Pizza features 12 indoor and outdoor attractions for the best family entertainment, and a widely-varied menu with plenty of tasty options.

Where: 5620 Burnet Rd, Austin, Texas, USA
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 11 AM– 9 PM | Friday and Saturday 11 AM-10 PM

Phil’s Icehouse has three locations in Austin, the one on Burnet Road has a great playscape for kids to have a little fun while waiting for the food, or after!

All burgers are served with fries and there are many other tasty options too!

Where: 9600 South Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Austin, TX 78748, USA
Hours: Sunday – Wednesday:8 AM – 10 PM | Kitchen closes at 9 PM | Thursday – Saturday:8 AM – 10 PM

Waterloo Ice House has three locations around Austin, and it’s a kids-favorite due to its playscape and sandpit! The locations also offer outdoor and indoor seating.

It also offers a legendary live music venue to make dinner time more special!

Where: 1703 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Hours: To-Go: Daily 8 AM-10 PM | Dine-In: Monday-Friday 11 AM-10 PM | Saturday-Sunday 8 AM – 10 PM

With delicious food with plenty of options to an amazing tree-shaded patio and kids’ play area, you will spend a great time with the family at Fresa’s South First location!

Where: 16107 FM2769, Volente, Texas, USA
Hours: Thursdays 4-8 PM | Fridays 12-10 PM | Saturdays 10-10 PM | Sundays 10-7 PM

If you want a different restaurant experience, visit Beachside Billy’s at Volente Beach. 

This full-service, casual restaurant is located on the shore of Lake Travis!

Where: 3704 Kerbey Lane, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: 7 A.M. – 10 P.M. Daily

The Kerbey Lane in Westlake and the one in Round Rock feature little playscapes to make lunch or dinner time for your kids more entertaining!

And here’s an extra tip for families: on Tuesdays, kids ages 12 and under eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée!

Where: 501 East 53rd Street, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: Daily 11 AM- 10 PM

This favorite Austin landmark serves authentic NY-style pizza and has three locations around Austin.

At the North Loop location, you will find an outdoor patio with a kids’ play area perfect to visit with the little ones of the family!

Where: 1814 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, Texas, USA
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday 10 AM-8 PM | Friday, Saturday 10 AM -9 PM

This casual, all-day bakery, café, and bar in Austin has a big outdoor area full of picnic tables and a big space for kids to run and play!

Where: 4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756, USA
Hours: STORE HOURS: Monday-Sunday 8 AM-10 PM | CAFE: Monday-Sunday 7 AM-9 PM (Currently open at limited capacity)

This location has an amazing playground and play area for kids!

You can do some shopping, eat from a varied menu, enjoy live music, and even explore the pond nearby the playground!

Where: 2027 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
Hours: Open Daily: 11AM to Midnight | 21+ after 10PM

Bouldin Acres is the perfect place for family fun and good food!

It features indoor and outdoor space to eat, with great food trucks; a full-service bar; pickleball courts; a playground for the little ones to not get bored; free wifi; TVs; dog-friendly patio; lawn games; and more!

Where: 2905 Pearce Rd, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: LAKE AUSTIN Winter Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm | Friday: 11 am – 11 pm | Saturday: 9 am – 11 pm | Sunday: 9 am – 9 pm

At Ski Shores Cafe, the whole family will have laid-back lakeside fun and will enjoy a game room, beachfront area, playground, an easy-going menu for the pickiest eaters, and a full bar for the adults.

Where: 1720 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas, USA
Hours: Monday – Friday 11 AM – 9 PM | Saturday 11 AM – 9 PM | Sunday 11 PM –8 PM

Lunch with the family? Here’s a super unique and different idea!

The Picnic is Austin’s premier food trailer park and it offers 9 food and 3 retail trucks with plenty of food options!

Where: 12100 W Parmer Ln, Cedar Park, TX, USA
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM | Friday – Saturday 11 AM -10 PM

At Mandola’s you will find the great Italian culture and a great casual environment perfect to visit with the entire family!

You don’t have to worry about kids getting bored, they can play on the playground next to the outdoor seating!

Where: 3350 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665, USA
Hours: Curbside pickup available from 11 AM – 8 PM

Just a short and scenic drive from Austin, you will find this place of legendary barbeques!

The whole family will experience a unique lunch or dinner with live music. Kids will love the playground and the large space to run around before and after eating!

Where: 5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX, USA

This premier food trailer park offers more than 10 food trailers with different and delicious options for the whole family!

Kids will have a great time playing in the small enclosed playground!

Where: 2027 Anchor Lane, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 4-9 PM | Friday–Saturday 4-10 PM

This amazing patio restaurant is modeled after a family’s ranch and it offers fresh food, warm hospitality, and an amazing fenced yard for kids to run and play!

Where: 15515 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78717, USA
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30 AM – 10 PM | Friday-Saturday 10:30 AM – 11 PM

Mesa Rosa Mexican Restaurant first opened its doors in 1994 and has been serving the best Tex-Mex food ever since.

If you visit with kids, they can have a fun time playing in the great playscape, sprawling lawn, and in the outdoor patio where they can run around!

Where: 4005 West Parmer Lane, Austin, TX 78727, USA
Hours: Sunday- Thursday 11 AM – 9:30 PM | Friday & Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM

Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse is a great option to visit with the family and eat delicious pizza!

The Palmer Lane location is perfect for families with kids, as it features an amazing playscape and plenty of space to run around.

Where: 2027 Anchor Lane, Austin, TX, USA
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 4-9 PM | Friday–Saturday 4-10 PM

This amazing patio restaurant is modeled after a family’s ranch and it offers fresh food, warm hospitality, and an amazing fenced yard for kids to run and play!