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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Minneapolis - St. Paul

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Minneapolis - St. Paul? 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 Dan’s Bar and Grill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (598)
$30 and under
Burgers
Red Wing
About the restaurant
CLASSIC FOOD with a TWIST is the fare at Dan’s Bar and Grill! The menu features country favoites with a little taste of the city! You’ll always find good food, well prepared and something for everyone! Our menu changes quarterly, so make sure you stop back often!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 23, 2024
They seated us extremely fast. Food was amazing, we had a great time! Highly recommend any stuffed burger!
A photo of Boca Chica Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1357)
$30 and under
Mexican
Saint Paul
About the restaurant
Boca Chica Mexican Restaurant has served the flavorful, authentic cuisine of Mexico since 1964. It was then that Guillermo and Gloria Frias opened the doors to their new restaurant that seated only 28 patrons. Today, Boca Chica has grown substantially and is rated "one of the best Mexican restaurants in the Twin Cities," according to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine’s March 2018 issue.


The authenticity of the food is maintained by making everything from scratch, the old-fashioned way, with fresh ingredients. Even the fiery salsa is still made with fresh tomatoes, chiles, and that special Frias family touch. Our menu includes some of the more traditional foods such as guisados, sopes, carne asada, chile rellenos, and tamales. Taste is never compromised. We also have a full bar featuring the city’s best selection of Mexican beers and premium tequilas. Voted "Best Margarita" by City Pages.
Top review
LissaL
Dined 5 days ago
The food was terrific! The staff are always kind and someone from leadership always comes to check in on our experience! Yesterday was the perfect day for dinner on their amazing patio! Thank you, Boca Chica!
A photo of Doolittles Woodfire Grill - Eagan restaurant
4.6
4.6 (893)
$30 and under
American
Eagan
About the restaurant
Featuring woodfired rotisserie cooking, Doolittles Woodfire Grill is an experience that ignites your senses! Grilling meat over an open flame for a savory wood roasted flavor. The rotation of the rotisserie creates self basting and slow roasting skewers resulting in juicy and succulent meats. Presenting a wine list that would please any connoisseur, Doolittles boasts over 60 wines by the bottle and 30 selections by the glass. The hugely popular ½ price wine by the bottle attracts wine lovers every Monday, all day! The outdoor firepit creates a relaxing setting to wine and dine for any occasion.
Top review
finedinevip
Dined 1 day ago
Our server was excellent- friendly, efficient, and attentive to our young family member
A photo of Scoreboard Bar & Grill restaurant
4.6
4.6 (409)
$30 and under
American
Minnetonka
About the restaurant
The Scoreboard Bar & Grill, which is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, offers great food in a casual setting for dining. There is a kids� menu available for the little ones, as well as happy hour specials for the adults in your group. At the Scoreboard Bar & Grill, the flatbreads are a signature item, with many varieties like the BLT or the Buffalo chicken to tempt you.
Top review
JanetLvip
Dined on May 18, 2024
We had a new server and she was great! I think her name was Ellie?
A photo of Famous Dave's - Maple Grove restaurant
4.6
4.6 (214)
$30 and under
American
Maple Grove
About the restaurant
Located near Arbor Lakes Mall off of 94. Our authentic BBQ starts in a live-wood smoker stoked with genuine hickory logs. Our pitmasters hand-rub the meats with a custom blend of spices and cook for hours to extract the natural flavors. We source the highest quality meats and trim them up like we’re in a competition and hand-rub them with the freshest seasonings available to create mouthwatering experiences! In addition to our BBQ and grilled meats, our menu features a selection of salads, sandwiches, side items, and made-from-scratch desserts.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 25, 2024
The food was amazing! My family and I enjoyed the burgers and the server was amazing and super nice! We were celebrating my sister’s 16th birthday and she loved everything about Famous Dave’s. Would definitely come here again!
A photo of Granite City Food & Brewery - St. Cloud restaurant
4.6
4.6 (364)
$30 and under
American
St. Cloud
About the restaurant
With its warm, inviting and modern design, Granite City Food & Brewery’s expansive interior features a spacious and comfortable dining room, four-sided modern, full-service bar and three private dining areas, as well as an outdoor patio. The on-site brewery, with award-winning hand crafted micro-brews, is visible from the main dining and bar areas. The restaurant also showcases an open kitchen featuring chef developed, handcrafted made-from-scratch cuisine, including innovative signature entrees, flatbreads and more.


Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Thumbs up! Great place. Thanks to the incredible bar staff for excellent service.
A photo of Smoak BBQ - Rochester restaurant
4.6
4.6 (136)
$30 and under
Barbecue
Rochester
About the restaurant
SMOAK mixes a modern and casual ambiance with traditional Texas-style BBQ. We want our BBQ to be the ultimate comfort food – flavorful and memorable. Our open dining room features spacious farm tables for large parties, a beautiful bar with smoked handcrafted cocktails, and vast windows and garage doors. SMOAK also features a beautiful patio with a large pergola, string lights, and outdoor bar seating – the perfect spot to relax during those warm summer months.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 17, 2024
Excellent food. I had the sampler. Really delicious.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - St. Paul restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1118)
$30 and under
Italian
Saint Paul
About the restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in St. Paul, MN then come to Buca. Our Italian Restaurant serves Authentic Family Style Italian Food. When you want plentiful portions of the best tasting Italian food, you better go to Buca. Located on Gannon Road, in a bend of the Mississippi River, your St. Paul Buca is serving up authentic Italian pastas, entrees, and pizzas for lunch and dinner every day.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Always fun, consistently good food, plenty of choices on the menu. Good portion sizes.
A photo of Rainforest Cafe - Mall Of America restaurant
3.9
3.9 (1306)
$31 to $50
American
Bloomington
About the restaurant
You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rainforest, It’s a safari for the senses. Our menu contains an array of delicious items and tropical treats you’re sure to go WILD for. End your journey with the out-of-this-world VOLCANO dessert.
Discover the rainforest, complete with cascading waterfalls, tropical rainstorms, trumpeting elephants and entertaining gorillas. It’s not just another meal; it’s an adventure! Don’t forget to take a journey through our Retail Village.
CAUTION: Flashing lights and thunder sounds inside restaurant. May cause discomfort and/ or seizures for those with photosensitive epilepsy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Worth it for the ambiance and experience. Tasty food. Pricey though.
A photo of Sugar Factory Express - Mall of America restaurant
3.7
3.7 (1107)
$30 and under
American
Bloomington
About the restaurant
Sugar Factory American Brasserie brings its first Sugar Factory Express to Mall of America!
Our fast casual dining experience carries all of the whimsy and fun Sugar Factory is known for, in a more casual environment for the whole family.
Known for its famous candy accessory, the Couture Pop, Sugar Factory has many celebrity fans including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Flo Rida, Hailee Steinfeld, Katy Perry, Scott Disick, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Jerry Seinfeld, Selma Hayek and Mel B. Guests can expect a whimsical candy land experience with floor to ceiling candy bins, fun retail items, homemade gelato and artisan coffee. Instagram-worthy menu items range from their famous 24-scoop King Kong Sundae, piled high with various toppings, to their signature alcohol-infused candy smoking goblets such as the Lollipop Passion, garnished with lollipops and candy necklaces.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 28, 2024
I made reservations for 10pm at night. We had a hard time finding the location due to the Mall being so big & us being from out of town. My family and I found the restaurant after our reservation time and the staff were so kind enough to still allow us. It made my son and sister’s birthday!
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