6 Kid-Friendly Restaurants for You and Your Munchkins in Disney Springs

From Pint-Sized Gamers to Dinosaur Enthusiasts, There’s Something for Every Kid and Kid-at-Heart to Enjoy on this List of the Most Popular Family Restaurants in and around Disney Springs

Hello and welcome to my article dear internet reader. First and foremost I’d like to give you a shout out for that all essential click that you just gave the website. You have no idea how much that matters in the digital landscape of the 21st Century! 

But moving on from how my job works, today I have a list of the best kid friendly restaurants you can find in Disney Springs in Disney World Orlando. And to be honest this list was a little harder to curate than you might imagine.

Not because there are so frew kid friendly restaurants around Disney Springs. No no, quite the opposite really. I mean you have Disney World, Seaworld, and Universal Studios all concentrated in one area. There are of course going to be tons and tons of child friendly eating establishments. And because of this I really tried my best to curate this list down to the absolute best kid friendly p[laces to eat in Disney Springs. 

I’ll give you each restaurant's address and a link to their website. And on top of that I will also let you know whenever one of these fantastic kid friendly restaurants accepts our convenient, sleek, and modern digital GiftYa gift cards. 

GiftYa, you say?

And just like with all the posts here on GiftYa we are compelled to remind you that a GiftYa is a digital gift card that can be sent within seconds right from your phone. These gift cards can be used at a variety of locations but are particularly popular for restaurants. This is especially true if you are out traveling and don’t love to carry cash around with you. Instead you can just carry your gift cards right on your phone that you take with you everywhere already. 

You don’t even have to worry about keeping track of the gift cards and the balances because your phone does all of that for you. There really isn’t a more convenient option when it comes to buying gift cards and gifts for yourself or others.

Arcade Monsters

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant In Disney Springs With Plenty For Adults to do As Well

15 Alafaya Woods Blvd | Ste 117 | arcademonsters.com

Arcade monsters comes in at the top of my list today because they are pretty much universally loved by their customer base. But besides that, I understand that when adults are looking for kid friendly establishments, that doesn’t mean that they themselves want to be treated to a child-like experience. And ast Arcade Monsters you don’t need to be concerned about that. 

They have an excellent menu of modern Cuban cuisine along with an extensive wine bar, but that’s really just where the experience starts. On top of that, as the name might suggest, there are also plenty of fun arcade games filling every nook and cranny of the establishment. And that means that whether you just want to sit there and enjoy a nice meal and a cold drink, or get up and have tons of fun playing the games yourself, you are going to be free to do so because your kids, or at least all the kids in your party, will be completely distracted by all the lights, buzzers, and bells from all the fun gam,es that they won’t have time to be bothering you while you’re trying to eat. 

And I think that is what really makes this the number one kid friendly restaurant in Disney Springs Florida. 

“This place is so much fun and for the cost, it's amazing! Every time I've gone the staff are always super friendly and helpful. If you have the chance go during the weekday. It's definitely worth it. Weekends can be a little crazy… …Highly recommend if you want to do something fun and inside to escape the heat and humidity during the summer. (Definitely beats the theme parks!)” - Yelp Review 

Arcade Monsters doesn’t offer GiftYa digital gift cards just yet, but check back soon because we are always adding kid friendly restaurants and attractions in Disney Springs!

Build My Burgers

Best Burgers You Can FInd At A Kid Friendly Restaurant in Disney Springs

3402 Technological Ave | Ste 136 | buildmyburgers.com

Build My Burgers is a restaurant that is going to feature, well yeah, you guessed it! Burgers. And the great thing about that, is that between the pavlovian conditioning of getting a toy with every happy meal, on top of the dopamine kick kids get when they scarf down a double cheeseburger loaded with saturated fat and slurp down a soda that is mostly high fructose corn syrup, kids absolutely love getting cheeseburgers. So no matter how picky of an eater there is in your group today, I am sure you will be able to find something at Build My Burgers that will please anybody.

“Really good burgers, wings and shakes.When we came in the staff was so nice and even gave us a free cookie, little did they know our car had broken down and we were stuck on the highway for 3 hours right before this. They definitely made our night a lot better. Happy we stopped in. Would definitely recommend!” - Yelp Review

Unfortunately Build My Burgers isn’t one of the kid friendly restaurants in Disney Springs participating with GiftYa just yet, but check back soon cause they might be any day now.

T-Rex Cafe

Fun Restaurant For Young Kids In Disney Springs

1676 E Buena Vista Dr | Disney World | trexcafe.com

So the T-Rex Cafe is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. It[‘s going to be a cafe serving traditional American style cuisine. But what sets the T-Rex Cafe apart is well, the T-Rexes. Yes at this restaurant there are all kinds of dinosaurs and wooly mammoth style exhibits and statues that will certainly excite any young kids (boys) who are in their “All i love and want to talk about is dinosaurs” phase. It seems like a ton of kids go through that so, if there is a child in your party who is interested in natural history and dinosaurs, fossils, and the ice age, then be sure to stop by the T-Rex Cafe. 

But I will warn you straight up ahead of time, if you are looking for a nice quiet lunch, this isn’t going to be th3e spot for you. There are sporadic volcano “eruptions” that cause all the dinosaurs and animals to move around and it causes a great deal of yelling, screaming, and giggling amongst the children who are there.  

“This is a fun restaurant, especially if you have young kids with you. Our grandchild wanted to see dinosaurs "with their skin on", and there are plenty of them. During occasional volcano eruptions the animals move convincingly, but I don't think many kids would find them scary. Oh, and the food was excellent too.” - Yelp Review 

T-Rex Cafe is one of the thousands of restaurants that accepts digital GiftYa gift cards but it is also among one of the highest rated kid friendly restaurants in Disney Springs!

Sci-fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant 

Sci-Fi Movies and Classic American Cuisine in This Kid Friendly Restaurant 

351 S Studio Dr | Disney's Hollywood Studios | disneyworld/dining/sci-fi-dine-in-theater

IF what you are looking for is a nice cool place to sit, eat some delicious food while your kids are distracted then boy oh boy do I have good news for you. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater and Restaurant is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Not only do they serve delicious traditional American cuisine, they do it all with the vibe of the 1950s and a drive in theater. 

So while you are enjoying your delicious meal you can rest assured that the  kids attention will be focused solely on the large screen projector that is playing classic vintage sci-fi movies and clips. And while it might not capture every kid's attention in an age where everything is a touch screen, I feel pretty confident it will distract most children long enough for you to have a decent meal. 

“I've been here a few times, and it's definitely worth a visit to dine at when you're visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios! You will need to get advance reservations, so when you know the exact dates that you'll be in Walt Disney World, you should book reservations here as soon as possible.” - Yelp Review 

As always we’re busy adding attractions and kid friendly restaurants in Disney Springs to GiftYa all the time but you can’t get one for Sci-fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant  just yet. Check back soon.

The Waterfront

Enjoy Beautiful Views of the Water and Chow Down on Food You and Your Kids Can Agree On

4201 S Orange Ave | South Orange | thewaterfrontorlando.com/

The Waterfront makes it onto the list today because although they might not be the most outwardly kid friendly from first glance, that is actually what I like about them so well. They manage to have an extensive menu serving plenty of seafood, classic American cuisine, and a fantastic breakfast and brunch menu. 

No, what I like about The Waterfront, is that even though they feature an extensive and exquisitely crafted menu, they are easy enough going that you don’t have to be worried if your kid is acting like well, a kid. Too many restaurants make children feel unwelcome but The Waterfront totally sidesteps this issue by being warm and welcoming to all of their guests. 

“A group of us went after getting stuck in Orlando because of flight mishaps and it was fantastic! The waitress was kind enough to help us celebrate our friends birthday. The view of the water was amazing with live music and the food was delicious and fulfilling!” - Yelp Review 

There aren’t GiftYa digital gift cards available for The Waterfront as of the date of this writing, but there might be now! Be sure to check GiftYa itself for all the gift cards available for kid friendly restaurants  in Disney Springs.

Sharks Underwater Grill

Have Lunch Surrounded By Aquariums Full of Exotic and Beautiful Fish

7007 Sea World Dr | SeaWorld Orlando | seaworld.com/orlando/dining/

Sharks Underwater Grill rounds out my list of the best kid friendly restaurants you can find around Disney Springs Florida. And to be totally honest, I kind of bent the rules a little on this one. See it isn’t technically at Disney Springs. It’s actually located at Seaworld. But it is such a cool experience for kids of any age that I thought it merited a spot on the list. Not only do they serve delicious seafood and modern American cuisine. 

They do so in one of the most unique atmospheres I have ever seen for a restaurant. The entire restaurant is filled with expansive aquariums that are brimming with vibrant and beautiful fish and sea creatures. You can be sure that it will keep your kids' attention long enough for you to finally catch your breath after chasing them all over Disney World for two days. 

“We ordered  the filet , Kobe sliders , kids chicken strips and kids hotdog . The food was great kid meals are $15 pretty priced for the small portion . The adult meals were delicious can't say enough about the filet . The aquarium is a great view for the kids while you eat” - Yelp Review 

You can’t get a digital GiftYa gift card to Sharks Underwater Grill at the moment but be sure to check back soon as new kid friendly restaurants and locations in Disney Springs are added all the time!

There you go dear internet reader. That is a list of all the best kid friendly restaurants you can find around Disney Springs Florida. And if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for on this list, feel free to check out and browse one of our other in-depth lists on all the great places there are to eat at Disney Springs and Disney World as a whole as well. 

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