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18 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New Orleans

Gather the fam for these kid-friendly restaurants

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It can be a challenge— you want to go somewhere to eat where people aren't glaring at your kids, but you also want actual good food. Luckily, in New Orleans, it's less of a challenge here than other cities. (Really, when you think about it, as long as there aren't poker machines in the back, any restaurant could potentially be family-friendly.)

Here are 18 spots guaranteed to delight kids and parents alike with the food and general vibe.

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The Backyard

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You ever wish you could just have a beer after eating and your kids would run around, entertain themselves, and maybe wear themselves out? At The Backyard, not only are there tons of tasty kid-friendly treats like burgers, hot dogs, and sloppy joes, but also a big backyard (hence the name) with a playground, so the dream is achievable. Open for lunch and dinner.

Pizza Nola

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Pizza and ice cream (technically, gelato), perfect for kids and grownups. Hang out on there on Monday nights and kids eat free.

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

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You will stand in line, it will be hot, but that gives all the kids (and adults) time to carefully choose their flavor combos. Then everyone enjoy the nectar-flavored nectar of the gods outside and cool down the old fashioned way.

Dat Dog

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Creative hot dogs with all sorts of crazy toppings! Cheesy fries! Bright colors! If your family includes dogs, they're welcome here too. Food's great, relatively cheap, beer's cold (for parents), and the vibe is suitably chill.

St. James Cheese Company

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Home of the Mini Moo sandwich, a Hook’s Cheddar cheese grilled on Wild Flour wheat bread, and accompanied by fruit and chips for five bucks.

Russell's Marina Grill

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This kid- and dog- friendly Lakeview mom and pop institution serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner. Lots of space, and super friendly service.

Rocksy's

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Retro diner style with tunes to match. This may result in having to explain who Frank Sinatra or the Temptations are, but that's a conversation that should happen sooner rather than later anyway. If you go for breakfast and ask real nice, teddy bear pancakes may be an option. Diner and comfort food are what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, open 24 hours.

ManhattanJack

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It's like Willy Wonka all up in here - cookies, brownies, doughnuts, candy, along with more substantial foods like sandwiches and bagels and biscuits. And great coffee for fortitude for whatever adult has to either a) refuse the amazing looking treats or b) deal with the aftermath of the sugar high from the treats.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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This is a family restaurant through and through - family owned and run, and it's the place where many parents introduce their offspring to the wonder that is the poboy.

The Company Burger

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Burgers, fries, milkshakes - all expertly and quickly made and just as quickly consumed, because of maximum deliciousness. It's a popular stop after sports practice and school, so the big table in the back is more often than not populated by groups of kids/parents/coaches.
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The Big Cheezy

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Come on y'all if the concept of mac & cheese inside a grilled cheese sandwich doesn't awaken your inner child, you must be lactose intolerant or dead inside. Family friendly, in that the entire family will be giddy with grilled cheese excitement.

DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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Donuts and sliders for the kids, and a sophisticated coffee setup for the grown ups - who will also devour the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat donuts and the regular sliders and the sliders served on griddled donuts, whaaaat.

Katie's Restaurant & Bar

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This convivial and happy restaurant is always busy, it seems. It's feeding the neighborhood and the families in it. There are tons of options for even the pickiest eater in the group, and the staff will treat you like one of their own.

Domenica

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A somewhat odd choice for the kid-friendly list perhaps, but the pizzas are awesome and the noisy din of the space will drown out a howling toddler or two siblings arguing over dessert options.

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

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Superior has a boisterous but fun family vibe and the kid's menu sweetens the pot for parents of kids who will only eat chicken fingers (there's a bunch of other stuff there too, like grilled shrimp or chicken pasta alfredo). Everyone's happy.

The Camellia Grill

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There isn't much else that's more fun than sitting at the curved countertop of Camillia Grill watching the servers and cooks do their thing, like grilling pecan pie or a burger.

Joey K's

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Local style comfort food (including fried chicken, jambalaya, and poboys), friendly environment, and a decent kid's menu make this a great place to stop by when wandering Magazine Street.

Muriel's Jackson Square

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Fine dining in the Quarter with kids? What? It's true - not only is Muriel's a gorgeous restaurant with lovely Creole food just off Jackson Square, but it also has a pretty extensive kid's menu AND crayons.

The Backyard

You ever wish you could just have a beer after eating and your kids would run around, entertain themselves, and maybe wear themselves out? At The Backyard, not only are there tons of tasty kid-friendly treats like burgers, hot dogs, and sloppy joes, but also a big backyard (hence the name) with a playground, so the dream is achievable. Open for lunch and dinner.

Pizza Nola

Pizza and ice cream (technically, gelato), perfect for kids and grownups. Hang out on there on Monday nights and kids eat free.

Hansen's Sno-Bliz

You will stand in line, it will be hot, but that gives all the kids (and adults) time to carefully choose their flavor combos. Then everyone enjoy the nectar-flavored nectar of the gods outside and cool down the old fashioned way.

Dat Dog

Creative hot dogs with all sorts of crazy toppings! Cheesy fries! Bright colors! If your family includes dogs, they're welcome here too. Food's great, relatively cheap, beer's cold (for parents), and the vibe is suitably chill.

St. James Cheese Company

Home of the Mini Moo sandwich, a Hook’s Cheddar cheese grilled on Wild Flour wheat bread, and accompanied by fruit and chips for five bucks.

Russell's Marina Grill

This kid- and dog- friendly Lakeview mom and pop institution serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner. Lots of space, and super friendly service.

Rocksy's

Retro diner style with tunes to match. This may result in having to explain who Frank Sinatra or the Temptations are, but that's a conversation that should happen sooner rather than later anyway. If you go for breakfast and ask real nice, teddy bear pancakes may be an option. Diner and comfort food are what's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, open 24 hours.

ManhattanJack

It's like Willy Wonka all up in here - cookies, brownies, doughnuts, candy, along with more substantial foods like sandwiches and bagels and biscuits. And great coffee for fortitude for whatever adult has to either a) refuse the amazing looking treats or b) deal with the aftermath of the sugar high from the treats.

Parkway Bakery & Tavern

This is a family restaurant through and through - family owned and run, and it's the place where many parents introduce their offspring to the wonder that is the poboy.

The Company Burger

Burgers, fries, milkshakes - all expertly and quickly made and just as quickly consumed, because of maximum deliciousness. It's a popular stop after sports practice and school, so the big table in the back is more often than not populated by groups of kids/parents/coaches.
ENOLA

The Big Cheezy

Come on y'all if the concept of mac & cheese inside a grilled cheese sandwich doesn't awaken your inner child, you must be lactose intolerant or dead inside. Family friendly, in that the entire family will be giddy with grilled cheese excitement.

DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

Donuts and sliders for the kids, and a sophisticated coffee setup for the grown ups - who will also devour the almost-too-beautiful-to-eat donuts and the regular sliders and the sliders served on griddled donuts, whaaaat.

Katie's Restaurant & Bar

This convivial and happy restaurant is always busy, it seems. It's feeding the neighborhood and the families in it. There are tons of options for even the pickiest eater in the group, and the staff will treat you like one of their own.

Domenica

A somewhat odd choice for the kid-friendly list perhaps, but the pizzas are awesome and the noisy din of the space will drown out a howling toddler or two siblings arguing over dessert options.

Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

Superior has a boisterous but fun family vibe and the kid's menu sweetens the pot for parents of kids who will only eat chicken fingers (there's a bunch of other stuff there too, like grilled shrimp or chicken pasta alfredo). Everyone's happy.

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The Camellia Grill

There isn't much else that's more fun than sitting at the curved countertop of Camillia Grill watching the servers and cooks do their thing, like grilling pecan pie or a burger.

Joey K's

Local style comfort food (including fried chicken, jambalaya, and poboys), friendly environment, and a decent kid's menu make this a great place to stop by when wandering Magazine Street.

Muriel's Jackson Square

Fine dining in the Quarter with kids? What? It's true - not only is Muriel's a gorgeous restaurant with lovely Creole food just off Jackson Square, but it also has a pretty extensive kid's menu AND crayons.

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