Family-Friendly Restaurants in Tallahassee
It can be a challenge finding a place that the whole family will love, so we’ve created a list of Tallahassee’s most delicious kid-friendly restaurants. From quaint breakfast joints to casual dinners spots and even a few must-try dessert destinations, Tallahassee has a variety of local restaurants that have the atmosphere Mom & Dad crave with a menu that satisfies even the pickiest kids. So grab your little ones and explore a world of culinary options all across town. Get started with this list of restaurants, organized by meal.
Canopy Road Café is a longtime Tallahassee favorite, famous for its mind-blowing pancake creations and French toast masterpieces, like the Captain Crunch French Toast (pictured above) and Funky Monkey Pancakes complete with chocolate chips and bananas.
Offering breakfast and lunch all week from 6:30am – 2:15pm, find your next meal here.
This eclectic restaurant has a menu overflowing with options, perfect for pleasing any child’s palate. From homemade, drool-worthy dishes like their famous Uptown Apricot Glazed Smoked Salmon for mom and counter full of freshly baked goods for the kids.
Serving brunch Monday-Sunday check the menu here.
Bada Bean is always poppin’, with a menu offering everything from health-conscious options to breakfast classics, you just can’t go wrong. But if the kids (or you) have a sweet tooth, try their light and fluffy cinnamon roll pancakes topped with a warm cream cheese frosting.
Open all week find your next breakfast experience on their menu here.
Whether it’s a Sunday brunch or a casual weekday breakfast, this breakfast spot is known for its variations on eggs benedict and omelets. Start your morning off right with a refreshing mimosa and succulent crab cake eggs benedict while the kids can enjoy classics like pb&j French toast.
Open 7am – 2pm Tuesday – Sunday.
Mid-town’s newest resident, SoDOUGH Baking Co., offers a wide array of donut selections with flavor combinations are as awe-inspiring as the donuts themselves. Waking up early is worth snagging a SoDOUGH cinnamon roll before they sell out, but don’t fret, there are plenty of other items.
Find your new wake-up treat favorite here.
Tallahassee’s hidden gem, Freshroots Kitchen, is a go-to spot for delicious, health-conscious meals from originals like an egg and cheese melt for the kids to smoked salmon benedict for mom to dipped roast beef for dad.
Serving lunch at 11:00 a.m., find your next meal here.
Taking hot dogs to a whole new level, Dog et Al serves world-class hot dog creations featuring 10,230 different styles of dogs that include turkey dogs, bratwurst, Italian sausage, Southern Smoked sausage, and polish sausage. Who doesn’t love a good dog?
Offering dogs Monday through Saturday, come find your style of dog here.
Try mouth-watering tacos like the Carnitas, stuffed full of cola braised pork and cilantro-onion relish, or go the classic route with the Pollo Taco filled with blackened chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo, and queso fresco. Taco Republik has taco creations for any age.
Find your new favorite taco creation here.
A favorite for local authentic Mexican food, this Tallahassee spot offers all your favorite dishes, from quesadillas and tacos to enchiladas, fajitas, chili rellenos and maybe even a frozen margarita or two.
Find your craving here.
This laid-back, railroad-themed spot is famous for its wildly inventive burger and sandwich creations. From the Shepherds Pie Burger and of course the PB&J burger, Midtown Caboose offers a large menu with a variety of options, all of which are conversation starters.
Open all week, come in and experience your new favorite meal here.
This beloved local pizza joint offers freshly made, quality pizza pies, calzones, salads, sandwiches and craft beer in a laid-back comic book inspired setting that the kids will love. Their specialty villain pizzas like the Metal Mike or the Margherita Mayhem can tempt anyone over to the dark side.
Open late, check out the menu here.
This lofty, late-night parlor is the sister restaurant to Gaines St. Pies, serves up signature pizza creations, calzones, Italian sandwiches & draft beer. Get the Garlic Knots to start and finish with their crowd-pleasing “Guy on a Buffalo…Part 2 Pizza” for a meal everyone will love.
Open late, check out the menu here.
Famous for slices the size of your head, this longtime Tallahassee favorite pleases families and college students alike with its gigantic hand-thrown pizzas, calzones and Stix. Build your own pizza from a long list of toppings or choose from House Specialties like the Quesa-Momo or Kung Fu Pie.
Hours vary per location, check them out here.
You’ll think you’re in Italy when you get a taste of Isabella’s authentic Neapolitan style pizza pies. Served in a trendy, brick wall setting, you can enjoy favorites like the Prosciutto e Arugula, Rustica, or Diavola. And the only thing better than the pizza? Their home-made rotating gelato ice cream!
Check out their authentic menu here.
Hang ten at Cabo’s Island Grill & Bar and explore a vast menu of Mexican & American dishes, all served in a brightly colored, surf-themed setting. Indulge in favorites like Capt. Jim’s Cabo Crab Cakes and the kids can choose items off their Caboites menu all for $4.99.
Find your favorite menu item here.
Choose from drool-worthy BBQ classics like their Brisket, Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken and remember the mac-n-cheese. With so many delectable dishes to choose from, the possibilities are endless and the home-style cookin’ combinations are perfect for all southern cravings.
Check out the menu here.
Every day is like Mardi Gras, so come celebrate with a menu of New Orleans style favorites like their Boudin Sliders, Bourbon Street Po’ Boy, or authentic Muffaletta. In addition to Big Easy eats, enjoy signature cocktails and daiquiris like their Loaded Abita Root Beer or opt for virgin-style drinks for the kids.
Open late, check out the menu here.
The creators of Tallahassee’s beloved Madison Social are at it again, but this time they’re going for something sweeter! Magda’s is making CollegeTown scream for ice cream with its indulgent list of flavors like Cake Batter, Cookies & Cream and Fruity Pebbles.
Open 7 days a week from 5pm – 10pm weekdays and noon to 10pm weekends.
The name Sugar Rush pretty much says it all at this indulgent ice cream shop with two locations in Tallahassee (All Saints District and Bannerman Crossings). There are colossal milkshakes adorned with whole slices of birthday cake, jumbo toasted marshmallows, syringes full of hot fudge and more. And as if that’s not enough to cure any craving, sundaes, candies and your choice of a Belgian waffle or NY cheesecake on a stick covered in incredible toppings await as well.
Open 7 days a week from 3pm to 12am.
Lofty Pursuits will satisfy everyone from the curious historian to the sweet-toothed child, with its eclectic old-fashion soda fountain, its sugary sweets, handmade candy, ice cream flavors, milkshakes, and one-of-a-kind yoyo collection. Try the Dreamsicle, the Java Jive, or the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle!
Open from 7am – 10pm Monday – Saturday and 7am – 9pm Sunday, check out the menu here.
It’s like a Mardi Gras parade in your mouth! Big Easy Snowballs redefines frozen treats with its soft-serve stuffed snowballs. From simple to decadent combinations, you can choose from dozens of flavors like Blue Hawaiian, Toasted Marshmallow, Passion Fruit and Pink Lemonade, to name a few.
Closed Tuesdays, find your favorite here.