Enjoy Food, Games and Entertainment at Tampa's Family-Friendly Eateries

Sometimes it's difficult to find a restaurant that will suit the whole family. Parents have to find something casual, maybe with high-chairs or booster seats, and gosh knows having crayons can be a life-saver. Luckily, Tampa offers travelling families a large number of kid approved options to choose from. To help you find the perfect option for your family, 10 Best has compiled a list of ten of the city's top choices guaranteed to please everyone in your party.

For a fun old-Florida experience, check out Cody's Original Roadhouse. This restaurant allows kids to be messy and throw their peanut shells on the floor while they draw on the table. Perfect, right? The food's pretty good too, featuring a variety of steak, ribs, and chicken, it is hearty and traditional roadhouse fare. The kid's menu here is pretty good as well with a more extensive menu that you usually see. All this and a fair price too.

If you're in a hurry, but cringe at feeding your kids unhealthy fast food, try the EVOS difference. EVOS is a local take-out restaurant that features many of the usual staples, such as burgers and fries, prepared with a healthy twist. They use fresh organic or vegan ingredients and air-bake their french fries instead of using the deep fryer. They also offer a good selection of salads and wraps as well. 

For some people, an authentic New York pizza experience requires a hole-in-the-wall setting. If you are one of those people, Eddie & Sam's is for you. The ingredients, including water shipped down from New York for the dough, only add to the...  Read More


Sweet Tomatoes is an all-inclusive buffet-style cafeteria that specializes in soups and salads. Great family dining that provides healthier alternatives for both adults and kids. This restaurant features an open and airy atmosphere with tons of...  Read More

South Tampa

Owned by well-known Tampa restaurateur, Bill Shumate, Square 1 Burgers is a reference to Bill returning to his burger-making roots. Square 1's mission is simple, build the best burgers and provide an awesome dining experience. They seem to be...  Read More

South Tampa

It's an old adage that if there's a line outside, the place has to be good. Nowhere is that more correct than at Pinky's, a small,cozy diner in South Tampa known for their laid-back style and amazing menu. Frittatas dominate, with six fresh...  Read More


EVOS is a local fast food chain that focuses on making your favorite fast food dishes more healthy, like using organic or vegan ingredients and air-baking their french fries instead of using the deep fryer. They use naturally raised beef and...  Read More

Airport Area

If you can't get enough succulent, Southern cooking, this place (named for Tampa Bay's first NFL Hall of Famer) will have your taste buds swooning. Many dishes rely on Lee Roy's mom's recipes, such as fried chicken, meat loaf, chicken-fried...  Read More

Beef O'Brady's is a Tampa institution delighting area families since 1984. Beefs, as it is affectionately known, is famous for its family-friendly pub atmosphere, with a game room for the kids and a large number of TVs for sports fans to enjoy. ...  Read More

Citrus Park

Tampa has one Johnny Rockets restaurant conveniently located in Citrus Park Mall next to the movie theaters. It's the perfect spot to take the family after a day of shopping or seeing a movie. If you haven't been before, this international chain...  Read More

Tampa's version of Cody's Original Roadhouse, a small Florida chain of restaurants, is one of the city's favorite places to go with family. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing and the decor is a creative take on an old-fashioned Florida gas...  Read More


Meet Skye Rodgers

Skye has lived in Tampa for over 16 years and spends much of her time exploring the region and discovering its hidden treasures. As a native of Canada, Skye has happily embraced the no cold, no...  More About Skye

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