Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Miami Perfect for a Family Dinner

January 11, 2021
jason wolfe

Tired of cooking at home? Take your family out to dinner! Miami is home to dozens of fun, family-friendly restaurants. Whether the kids are in the mood for some classic American cuisine or want a slice of pizza, you can easily find something that accommodates even the pickiest of eaters in the city. Check out our top-rated kid-friendly restaurants in Miami now!

Kid Friendly Restaurants

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1. Ms. Cheezious

Fun kid-friendly restaurant known for its wide selection of grilled cheese sandwiches

Is that mac n’ cheese and bacon inside a sandwich? Put us down for one! Image courtesy of Yelp

7418 Biscayne Blvd. | MiMo District, Little River |

Ms. Cheezious is probably the closest thing you’ll get to grilled cheese heaven. Located in the MiMo District, Ms. Cheezious offers all of the crazy and inventive grilled sandwiches you could ever imagine. 

Want something a little meaty? We recommend the Short Rib Melt. Filled with braised short rib and jack cheese, the Short Rib Melt will fill you up for the rest of the day. For something a little more daring and different, you should try the Frito Pie Melt. House chili, American cheese, and jalapenos are all stuffed in this unique grilled cheese sandwich. On the drink menu, you’ll find craft beers, fines, teas, sodas, and hand-spun milkshakes. 

“I'm somewhat of a picky eater and every single thing my boyfriend and I ordered was so delicious. First the wait time to pick it up after being able to easily order online was so fast! We got the chicken and waffles sandwich, the Mac and cheese sandwich, and the s'mores and every single thing was just so good.” - Yelp Review

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2. Shake Shack

Popular chain restaurant offering a wide selection of burgers and sandwiches

Shake Shack is a popular destination for a quick lunch or dinner with your family. Image courtesy of Yelp

1111 Lincoln Rd. | Miami Beach |

Located in the bustling area of Miami Beach, Shake Shack is the perfect spot to enjoy a casual family meal. Families can grab a quick meal inside the restaurant’s contemporary interior or bask in the Miami sunshine under the restaurant’s large outdoor umbrellas. On the menu, you’ll find classic American meals including chicken sandwiches, burgers, crinkle-cut fries, hot dogs, and milkshakes! From the ‘Shroom Burger to the Hot Chick’n Bites, Shake Shack has everything you need for a great meal. 

“I absolutely love the cheeseburgers here and the vanilla shakes. The cheeseburger is so flavorful and the cheese is really high quality. I think we can all taste the difference between high quality cheese and low quality and this one definitely is in the high-quality category.” - Yelp Review

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3. Crust

Popular pizza restaurant that offers a diverse menu fit for different tastes and preferences

Crust is basically a pizza paradise. Image courtesy of Yelp

668 NW 5th St. | Lummus Park |

Pizza always makes a great meal. The next time you go out with the family, head to Crust. This popular pizza joint offers a diverse selection of personal pizzas to enjoy. If you are one of the few people on the planet who actually enjoy pineapple on your pizza, you can enjoy your very own Hawaiin Pizza to yourself. But if you’re craving something more traditional, you can order a Cheese & Tomato Sauce Pizza or Classic Pepperoni Pizza for yourself. Small plates, soups, salads, and sides are also available to complement your meal. 

“After three months ordering delivery, I'd say I have tried lots of restaurants in my area. Crust remains by far my favorite in terms of quality, flavors and authenticity. Don't be alarmed by the above than average price, because the portions are HUGE, and easily feed three people.” - Yelp Review

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4. The Sugar Factory

Popular candy store and restaurant that offers delicious cocktails for the parents

Is your sweet tooth bugging you for a sugary treat? Visit The Sugar Factory! Image courtesy of Yelp.

1060 Ocean Dr. | Miami Beach |

Craving something sweet and sugary? Head to The Sugar Factory! The Miami location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Along with a wide selection of appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and entrees, The Sugar Factory offers creative milkshakes and delicious sundaes. Our favorite desserts include the Tie Dye Milkshake, Giggles Snickers Milkshake, and Caramel Sugar Daddy Cheesecake Milkshake. If you want something both sweet and filling, you’ll also love the restaurant’s appetizing waffle selections.  

“I loved this place. You are paying for the experience and service (which was stellar for my group). Very beautiful ambiance and decor. It's hard to decide on a drink because they have so many to pick from. The drinks were very good and realistically it's actually not as much as it seems like it would be. It's mainly because of the big chunk of ice in the glass that makes it seem like the drink is bigger than it actually is.” - Yelp Review

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5. Threefold Cafe

Gourmet breakfast and brunch dishes await you at this charming cafe

Enjoy a nice meal inside the Threefold Cafe’s charming dining space. Image courtesy of Yelp

141 Giralda Ave. | Coral Gables |

If you love supporting small businesses, you need to try Threefold Cafe. Inside, you’ll find a charming and rustic atmosphere perfect for enjoying a laid back meal with your family. The restaurant also prides itself on treating its employees well. Instead of having customers tip, the owners will add a service charge on top of the meals to ensure everyone from the FOH to BOH is paid fairly. 

As for the menu, this local cafe offers everything from Cinnamon Crunch Toast for breakfast to Fish & Chips for dinner. Due to COVID-19, Threefold Cafe has also started offering groceries for pick-up and delivery. Beer, wine, and cocktails are also available for parents who want to treat themselves. 

“Such a cute cafe! My friends and I came in for brunch on a Sunday and got seated quickly. People around us were eating and there was a table working, so it looks like they accommodate anyone who stops in. The food and coffee were great. I got an aero press and brekkie sanga. They did a good job of accommodating me being gluten free, even though they didn't have GF specific options, I could add hash browns if I took out bread.” - Yelp Review

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6. Lime Fresh Mexican Grill

Casual Mexican restaurant offering classic plates and drinks

The Black Bean and Guacamole Tostada is a popular choice among guests. Image courtesy of Yelp

9005 SW 72nd Pl. | Miami |

Lime Fresh Mexican Grill offers a fresh selection of savory Mexican dishes. All menu items are made with local ingredients, and the salsas are made from scratch daily. While it is a small chain, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t whip up some delicious Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, bowls, fajitas, and more are served at this popular family restaurant. A kids menu filled with kid-sized tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are also available for the little ones. 

“I'm a fan of their fish tacos with an ice cold Corona alongside it. It's a must to ask for sour cream on the side at the register instead of after receiving your order. I love the sauce station because I like adding l black bean corn salsa and plenty of lime to my salsa and tacos. The prices are super cheap and they serve pretty generous portions of their chips too which makes it all worthwhile.” - Yelp Review

Purchase a GiftYa card for Lime Fresh Mexican Grill. 

7. Ironside Pizza

Fun and lively pizza joint that lets you customize your pie

Photo of Ironside Pizza - Miami, FL, United States
Who doesn’t love a good, hearty slice of pizza? Image courtesy of Yelp.

7580 NE 4th Ct. | Little River |

If you’re celebrating a special occasion or want to try something a little more upscale, visit Ironside Pizza with the family. This popular restaurant serves wood-fired food within a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Along with delicious pizza, Ironside also serves savory salads, entrees, calzones, and desserts. Vegetarian dishes are also available for people living a meat-free lifestyle. 

“From the service to the delicious pizza, Ironside is a true hidden gem of Miami with the best part being the BYOB policy! (you can bring your own bottle of wine/champagne with NO corkage fee) What an amazing concept I truly hope never changes. Pizza stella is my FAV item on the menu, a star pizza to share (or enjoy all alone haha).” - Yelp Review 

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Where do you plan on taking your family for your next dinner outing? Let us know!


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