The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Miami

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Whether you want a nice night out with family, or you can’t seem to find a babysitter, fear not: We’ve rounded up the best kid-friendly restaurants in Miami. At these restaurants, you and your children can expect a great time.

CJ’s Crab Shack

Kid-friendly restaurants in Miami - CJ's Crab Shack

The vast menu and outdoor space at CJ’s Crab Shack make it an ideal spot for enjoying the South Florida weather with your loved ones. While you nosh on oysters Rockefeller, snow crab, and king crab, your kids can partake in more approachable (and less messy) fare like chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, and popcorn shrimp. Adults can also indulge in rum punches, margaritas, and hurricanes—a must if your kids are acting up. 

CJ’s Crab Shack is located at 600 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit their official website

Clutch Burger

Clutch Burger - kid-friendly restaurants in Miami

Coral Gables’ Clutch Burger is known for its giant selections that are bigger than your kid’s head. The slogan “Never Basic, Always Clutch” extends to the children’s menu that features items like wagyu mini burgers, a kids hot dog, and a chicken sandwich. Of course, your kid can also enjoy regular selections, too, like the Bad and Bougie with black truffle butter or The 305 with a tostone bun, but we suggest cutting these dishes in half; they’re a lot. 

Clutch Burger is located at 146 Giralda Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website

The Doral Yard

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The Doral Yard is the definition of family-friendly fun. Not only are there multiple vendors to dine at, but there’s almost always some sort of programming going on – particularly live music. For something on the lighter side, pick up a healthy bowl at Della Bowls or Pokekai. Un Pollo (Venezuelan) and Yip (Asian) are other tasty options. Just make sure everyone has room for pops and churros from Paletas Morelia and Santo Dulce. 

The Doral Yard is located at 8455 NW 53rd Street, Suite 106, Doral, FL 33166. For more information, visit their official website

Little Brazil

Little Brazil - Kid-friendly Miami restaurants

The first thing you’ll notice about Little Brazil on Miami Beach: the enormous menu. This vast menu is home to delicious selections for both adults and children. For the former demographic, there’s a ton of steak and Brazilian specialties to be had. For the latter, there are chicken fingers, spaghetti, and beef strips. Needless to say, the whole family will leave full and satisfied at this kid-friendly Miami spot.

Little Brazil is located at 6984 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33141. For more information, visit their official website

Lobster Shack

Lobster Shack—CJ’s sibling restaurant—specializes in the namesake dish, but there’s more to this place than meets the eye. Parents will find seafood favorites like clam chowder, stone crabs, fish tacos, and shrimp salads among the many tasty offerings at this South Beach institution. Cocktails are plentiful, too: bloody marys, lemonade vodkas, and sangrias are just a few of the signature libations available. 

Kids can also enjoy these above food selections, but there’s a dedicated kid’s menu as well. Options include a grilled cheese sandwich, toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a cheese quesadilla. Whatever your kids decide on, Lobster Shack does not disappoint. 

Lobster Shack has multiple locations on Miami Beach. For more information, visit their official website.   

Miami Diner

Your kids may not get the same nostalgic feeling you’ll get upon stepping into Miami Diner, but they’ll agree that the food is awesome. At Miami Diner, expect to encounter all the comfort staples you can think of: burgers, melts, subs, pasta dishes, milkshakes, and sundaes—to name a few. 

Your whole party will feel like kids in a candy shop; it’s hard not to order it all. Since you can’t order everything, here are a few recommendations: the Texas burger, the Philly cheesesteak, and the Nutella Ferrero milkshake. FYI: Miami Diner is open for breakfast if your family is full of early risers. 

Miami Diner has multiple locations across Miami. For more information, visit their official website.

Ms. Cheezious

Kids and adults alike love grilled cheese sandwiches, and Ms. Cheezious offers them in spades. Guests can build their own sandwich, or choose from mouthwatering creations like the goat cheese and prosciutto, Southern fried chicken and waffle melt, and patty melt. There are even dessert ones like the S’mores Melt with roasted marshmallows, salted chocolate hazelnut spread and graham cracker crumble. You can’t eat these sandwiches every day, but they’re tasty treats for the family.

Ms. Cheezious is located at 7418 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33138. For more information, visit their official website

Sweet Dogs

Looking for a good hot dog? Look no further than Sweet Dogs in Flagami. The beloved local spot is known for its flavorful franks topped with grilled ham, smoked bacon, fried egg, sweet plantains, and other decadent accouterments.

The cozy shop names all of its main items after sports teams, and the Dolphin is a personal favorite despite it being a heart attack (totally worth it). The place is also home to some of the best mac and cheese you’ll ever encounter. Best of all, it’s cheap so bringing the whole family won’t set you back much. 

Sweet Dogs is located at 4749 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33134. For more information, visit their official website.

World Famous House of Mac

What kid—or adult—doesn’t love mac and cheese? At the World Famous House of Mac, the beloved dish is available in all sorts of variations. You could stick to something traditional(ish) like the five-cheese truffle mac or get wild with the jerk chicken mac, the jerk shrimp mac, or the chicken parm mac… The list goes on and on. In addition to mac and cheese, the restaurant also offers pizzas and other entrees like Nashville hot chicken and parmesan-crusted salmon. If your family is trying to eat healthy, this is not the place for you. 

World Famous House of Mac has locations throughout Miami. For more information, visit their website.

94th Aero Squadron

If your kids are into airplanes, then a trip to 94th Aero Squadron is in order. The West Flagler restaurant, which overlooks the runways at Miami International Airport, gives you and your family a close-up view of planes coming into and out of the 305; you can also listen to the air traffic radios. 

For almost 50 years, the restaurant has been serving up high-quality international cuisine like French onion soup, escargot, Mediterranean branzino, wild mushroom ravioli, and more. 94th Aero Squadron offers a kids’ menu that’s not quite as elevated but just as delicious for youngsters: fried chicken fingers, fish sticks, mac and cheese, and cheeseburgers. 

94th Aero Squadron is located at 1395 NW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33126. For more information, visit their official website

Geoffrey Anderson

Geoffrey Anderson Jr. is a contributing/staff writer for Dish Miami. For over six years, he has covered the South Florida dining scene with his wife for the award-winning local food blog Miami Food Pug. When he's not writing about food, he's eating it—or attending rock concerts and traveling.

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