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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Houston

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Houston? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Killen's of The Heights restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1183)
$31 to $50
Southern
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
James Beard nominated chef Ronnie Killen brings Southern comfort food to the Heights. His restaurants' greatest hits, all on one menu.
Top review
MitchCvip
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Come hungry. Portions are large. Perfectly done fried chicken!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Houston restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2275)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Galleria / Uptown
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style. Our locally owned and operated restaurant is located 1.5 miles West of the Galleria on Westheimer. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, long overdue date night or celebrating with a group, Melting Pot is always a hit.

We are the premier fondue restaurant, providing a casually elegant dining experience and an intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side and fresh salads while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of meats, seafood and vegetables in the cooking style of your choice. Each bite is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces. Chocolate fondue a curated wine selection, crafty cocktails, local and popular beers.

Reservations are recommended but not required. Special events will sell out well in advance. Join Club Fondue for advanced notice and restaurant features and offers.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
The team made my birthday an experience to remember. I felt special like a birthday girl should. They had cute drinks, the waitress did an amazing job. She remembered everything! EVERYTHING! We had a few allergies and dietary restrictions and they accommodated everything. Perfect way to spend a birthday. Ten out of ten experience for sure! Zoe L was our server and she made sure everything was perfect for me 💕 also not to mention everyone greeted us with a smile. Very welcoming night.
A photo of Goode Co. Armadillo Palace restaurant
4.7
4.7 (223)
$30 and under
American
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
About the restaurant
Our Armadillo Palace brings the best of Texas together with one dance hall, two bars, three stages and a state-of-the-art kitchen serving indoors and out. It's our tribute to the city that's been so good to us for generations - and a celebration of all that makes our buttons-pop-proud to be Texan.

Since crossing the big pond too long ago to count, the Goode family has dedicated itself to sharing the culinary convergence of our flavorful past: the salt of the Gulf, the soul of the South, the spice of the border and that sweet smoke of Texas. From spit-roasted chicken to grilled redfish on the half shell, our dishes are steeped in tradition - and just as much flavor.

Whiskey-forward and born from lore, our Orange Blossom Bar takes its cue from our longtime friend and local music legend, Leon "Pappy" Selph. Pappy was known for his love of smooth whiskey and the stories that flow when a few drinks and good company come together.

Top review
SyndiN
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
Homemade biscuits and empanadas were great! We ordered carne asada, grilled redfish, and the chicken sandwich! All so delicious! We love the atmosphere here. Casual and laid back!
A photo of The Union Kitchen (Ella Blvd) restaurant
4.7
4.7 (605)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Heights / Washington
About the restaurant
The Union Kitchen serves Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality.
The Union Kitchen features a unique menu served in a casual atmosphere. Our lunch menu focuses on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers in Houston. At dinner, steaks, chops, chicken dishes and seafood take center stage. We have a unique hand selected wine list that complements our cuisine perfectly.

Top review
CelineC
Dined on Jun 23, 2024
We tried another union kitchen location before and we didn't have a good experience. I wanted to try the Ella Blvd location as it is close to our house. the staff did not disappoint. I can say it was a much better experience than our first visit to the other location. The staff was very helpful from the moment we walked in. we requested a change of tables and they immediately offered another one. Our waitress was very nice and helpful. The food was great. everything we ordered came out on time and was very delicious. It was my daughter's birthday and the waitress was very nice to ask for my daughter's name, for the chef to write on the dessert plate. The chocolate cake was amazing, the kids loved it, and the beignets were super delicious. We expected 1 beignet, and instead we got a plate full of beignets. Overall experience was great!
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Willowbrook, TX restaurant
4.7
4.7 (237)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Tomball
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
I always go here my family loves it great food and service.
A photo of Killen's Barbecue - Pearland restaurant
4.6
4.6 (605)
$30 and under
Barbecue
Alvin / Pearland
About the restaurant
Established in 2013, Killen's BBQ marked a return to one of Ronnie Killen's first loves. It was born out of a desire to retain the heart and soul of the old school BBQ cook offs of his youth while bringing a Le Cordon Bleu trained eye to the medium. That desire quickly took Killen's BBQ from pet project to national acclaim. Simply put, it's the best BBQ, period!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Lots of flys and we waited 30 minutes for our table to clear even though we made a reservation
A photo of Superica Houston Heights restaurant
4.6
4.6 (52)
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Northside
About the restaurant
Welcome to Superica, ‘Where Sunshine Spends the Winter.’ You may know this as Tex-Mex cuisine. Here, the atmosphere of the Old West has been preserved for the enjoyment of all guests. We hope to see you soon.
Top review
DeenaMvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great food. Service was a bit spotty tonight. Inside was soooo loud - we actually asked to sit in the heat outside so we could hear each other talk
A photo of Warehouse 72 restaurant
4.6
4.6 (759)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Spring Branch
About the restaurant
Warehouse 72 marries industrial aesthetics, commissioned artwork and outstanding hospitality with a Modern American menu inspired by Mediterranean flavors.

Diners may choose from a selection of starters, including seafood offerings such as PEI Mussels and Mediterranean Grilled Octopus. Salazar and his team are making mozzarella in-house, which is being showcased in starters such as the flash-fried mozzarella and bruschetta.

Warehouse 72’s signature dish is Angel Hair Pasta with truffle cream sauce, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, grated fresh black truffles, chives and a touch of truffle oil. There are plenty of hearty main courses to choose from as well, such as Australian Lamb Chop “lollipops” and a hefty 18-ounce, Bone-in Ribeye.

Book your next event at Warehouse 72 in one of our private dining spaces! Email us at tanzinia.reid@warehouse72.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The best blackened fish Ive ever had. Great vibe. Drinks were on point. Will definitely be back!
A photo of Downtown Aquarium restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2952)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Aquarium Restaurant offers guests an exciting and unique dining experience in an extraordinary setting. Your underwater adventure begins as you are seated around the 150,000 gallon aquarium with excellent views of giant groupers, reticulated rays, majestic sawfish, and other fascinating creatures as they swim right by your table. The Aquarium is not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the palate. Make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken and decadent desserts all served in an unbelievable underwater setting.
Top review
John
Dined 3 days ago
The waiter Gerald was excellent and provided excellent service to a party of 7. Came back and forth on intervals times to see if we need anything. 😀 The manager Steven came by twice to see if everything was up to satisfaction. Excellent staff.
A photo of The Frio – Hill Country Grill restaurant
4.0
4 (345)
$30 and under
Southern
Cypress
About the restaurant
The Frio Hill Country Grill brings the home-cooked flavors of the Texas Hill Country to Cypress with an upscale comfort-food menu, extensive wine list and relaxed outdoor seating. Open for Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Craft Beer, Craft Cocktails, excellent wine selection, and more! Situated on 5 acres with great patio and interior dining areas. Several areas available for private events.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
First time here and we will be back to try other things.
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