Top IDRIVE Orlando Kid-Friendly Restaurants with Playgrounds / Play Spaces
Often get this question a lot on our @idriveorlando Instagram messages, what are the best budget-friendly restaurants that are good for kids. Here are the top 3 we can think of that you can enjoy good food as adults and your kids can have fun.
8400 International Dr., Orlando | (407) 352-2928
Thanks to Joe's pirate-themed playground, parents can savor a peaceful meal while also taking in incredible views of The Wheel at ICON Park nearby. Extending just beyond the comfortable patio seating, the swashbuckler wonderland will make everyone feel as happy as a clam and inspire the kiddos to walk the plank as parents consider salmon on a plank. Crab is, not surprisingly, Joe's most treasured ingredient, as featured in the Crab Stuffed Mushrooms, Crab Cake Sandwich, and various Crab Platters (i.e., King, Queen, Snow). Bonus: Joe's Crab Shack has a gluten-sensitive menu and, yes, a kids menu.
9101 International Dr., Suite 1032, Orlando | (407) 352-3300
Prepare to make play the main course of this family dinner date. We're all craving an extra helping of fun following this past year, and Main Event is like a buffet of amusement. We're talking arcade games, a ropes course, bowling, and more, plus a restaurant to top it all off with hearty burgers and wraps. The kids' menu is pretty standard, but sweetening the deal is Main Event's all-new Shirleys, festive non-alcoholic beverages. There are four choices: Classic Shirley Temple, Cotton Candy Shirley, Floaty Shirley, and Lollipop Straw Shirley. FYI, Main Event does have a full bar as well.
8986 International Dr., Orlando | (407) 541-3300
There's no need to act your age when this arcade wonderland awaits. This place is guaranteed fun with video games, billiards, bowling, big-screen TVs for sports viewing, and virtual reality, including the new Terminator Dark Fate, based on the franchise's latest action-packed film. If you can manage a night out mid-week, take advantage of half-price gaming on Wednesdays. The menu has a plethora of handhelds, wings, and other bar-style food.