Top Family-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando

Top Family-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando

Learn about family-dining options in Orlando.

With so many restaurants in Orlando, visitors and locals alike might have trouble deciding where to take the family for good food and fun. Before you head to your usual spot, take a little inspiration from the magic Orlando offers in one of these kid-friendly restaurants, and turn a meal into a memorable family experience.

Family-Style Dining

Orlando has a growing number of family-style dining restaurants, where the food keeps coming until everyone's full. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse on International Drive, Maggiano's Little Italy at Pointe Orlando and ‘Ohana at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort are all-you-care-to-eat dining venues that love to cater to families. The New England-style dinner buffet, Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney's Yacht Club Resort are great options to continue the fun after your day of play in Orlando's area attractions.

Character Dining

One of Orlando's most-photographed family moments is when the kids meet and mingle with their favorite characters over a delicious meal-no matter what time of day. With buffet breakfasts at Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Princess Storybook Dining at Epcot, Dine with Shamu at SeaWorld Orlando, and Universal's Superstar Character Breakfast at Universal Studios Florida, this world-class destination offers many options for character dining fit for all ages.

Bonus Bite: Most character dining options are in high demand. So, make your reservations early — you'll thank us later.

Themed Restaurants

In Orlando, themed dining is all the rage at restaurants that immerse guests in their favorite themes, while enjoying crowd-pleasers like burgers, pastas, trendy salads and delicious desserts.

An impressive collection of theme restaurants allows guests to travel deep into jungles of the Rainforest Cafe at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and at Disney Springs; jump back to prehistoric times with larger-than-life dinosaurs at T-REX Cafe at Disney Springs; or dine among rock 'n' roll legends at Hard Rock Cafe Orlando and sports heroes at NBC Sports Grill and Brew, both at Universal CityWalk.

Dinner Shows

Orlando's throng of dinner-theater shows delivers world-class entertainment beyond the theme parks. Guests can enjoy a wide variety of exciting live performances, daring stunts, musical entertainment and finger-licking fun.

One of the longest-running dinner shows in the United States, the Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground delivers a zany hootenanny three times a night in the replica of an Old West dance hall.

Other show favorites take on adventure, mystery and lots of laughs that will leave you "full" of excitement. Dine like a Chicago gangster at Capone's Dinner & Show, solve a crime at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show or discover the pageantry and gallantry of a faraway time and place at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament.

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