Everyone likes to know the locals favorites of family-friendly restaurants. Of the millions of tourists who visit Fort Lauderdale every year the first question asked is "Where is a good restaurant?" And if there is the entire family in the mix the choices take on a slightly different twist, as now the restaurant must welcome an appeal to kids and family groups. We at 10best know of the best family-friendly restaurants, all within an easy driving distance of the major hotels, the airport and Port Everglades. For a taste of local legendary eateries, try the Mai-Kai Restaurant and Polynesian Show. This unique restaurant is awe-inspiring with its delicious menu items and unique show. For families who especially love Italian food, Buca di Beppo is another local favorite that is known for the amazing family-style restaurant with generous family-style portions. South Florida's large Cuban community is well-known and at Laura's Cuban Restaurant, guests can enjoy this amazing cuisine in this welcoming eatery. Everyone loves diner food and Peter Pan Restaurant satisfies just those cravings. For those who pine for a Chicago-style restaurant with food unique to this city, head to Fat Lou's Chicago Style Eatery. With its memorable name and menu of favorites this will surely become a favorite. Visitors find that Fort Lauderdale is a perfect vacation destination and has a restaurant that will make a trip here memorable and fun.