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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Backyard

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244 W Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124
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.

2. Pizza Nola

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141 W Harrison Ave Apt A
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 872-0731
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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.

3. Hansen's Sno-Bliz

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4801 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 891-9788
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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.

4. Dat Dog

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5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-6883
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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.

5. St. James Cheese Company

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5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 899-4737
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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.

6. Russell's Marina Grill

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8555 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 282-9980
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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.

7. Rocksy's

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3220 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 889-7064
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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.

8. ManhattanJack

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4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 897-5551
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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.

9. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

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538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 482-3047
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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.

10. The Company Burger

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4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 267-0320
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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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11. The Big Cheezy

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422 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 302-2598
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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.

12. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

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2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 570-6945
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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.

13. Katie's Restaurant & Bar

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3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-6582
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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.

14. Domenica

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123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 648-6020
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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.

15. Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

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4338 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 293-3474
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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.

16. The Camellia Grill

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626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 309-2679
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.

17. Joey K's

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3001 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 896-0997
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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.

18. Muriel's Jackson Square

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801 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 568-1885
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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.

1. The Backyard

244 W Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
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.
244 W Harrison Ave
New Orleans, LA 70124

2. Pizza Nola

141 W Harrison Ave Apt A, New Orleans, LA 70124
Pizza and ice cream (technically, gelato), perfect for kids and grownups. Hang out on there on Monday nights and kids eat free.
141 W Harrison Ave Apt A
New Orleans, LA 70124

3. Hansen's Sno-Bliz

4801 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
4801 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. Dat Dog

5031 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
5031 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. St. James Cheese Company

5004 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
5004 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

6. Russell's Marina Grill

8555 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70124
This kid- and dog- friendly Lakeview mom and pop institution serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and/or dinner. Lots of space, and super friendly service.
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124

7. Rocksy's

3220 Edenborn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002
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.
3220 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA 70002

8. ManhattanJack

4930 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
4930 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Parkway Bakery & Tavern

538 Hagan Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
538 Hagan Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

10. The Company Burger

4600 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115
ENOLA
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.
4600 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

11. The Big Cheezy

422 S Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
422 S Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

12. DISTRICT. Donuts. Sliders. Brew.

2209 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130
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.
2209 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Katie's Restaurant & Bar

3701 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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.
3701 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

14. Domenica

123 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112
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.
123 Baronne St
New Orleans, LA 70112

15. Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar

4338 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
4338 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70115

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16. The Camellia Grill

626 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
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.
626 S Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118

17. Joey K's

3001 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
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.
3001 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

18. Muriel's Jackson Square

801 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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.
801 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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