Kid-Friendly St. Louis Restaurants That Don’t Suck [PHOTOS]
Not all restaurants are for kids. And the restaurants that kids love are not always so great for parents, either. But these St. Louis restaurants hit both requirements: They have options kids dig and parents love them, too.
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(7405 Pershing Avenue, TacoBuddha.com)
If you need to give your kid a proper introduction to Mexican food, Taco Buddha is the place to start. They love it.
(multiple locations including 1033 McCausland Avenue, HiPointeDriveIn.com)
Spectacular burgers, fries and shakes? They’re serving every kid’s dream meal each day.
(9568 Manchester Road, KatiesPizzaAndPasta.com)
Adults love Katie’s for their fantastic pizza. And with a special kids’ menu, your littles can get in on the action, too, with their own tiny version of Katie’s pie.
(7726 Virginia Avenue, SugarwitchIC.com)
Opening for regular hours at the end of the month, Sugarwitch sells wildly popular ice cream treats. So popular, in fact, that it’s gone from a pop-up located in an Airstream on the patio of Olio to a business that needed a brick-and-mortar to keep up with demand. These ice cream sandwiches are adult-approved and the kids love them, too.
5 Star Burgers
(8125 Maryland Avenue, 5StarBurgersSTL.com)
Sometimes only a big, juicy burger will do. If you’re in need of a gourmet burger but don’t want to take your kid to somewhere too fancy, drop into 5 Star Burgers for a casual atmosphere combined with stellar food.
(2754 Chippewa Street, GooseberriesSTL.com)
Serving up endless food options including savory sandwiches, fried items, hand pies and more, Gooseberries is the perfect spot to take a kid for lunch. Not only will they love the food, they’ll also love the casual atmosphere that includes dinosaur toys on every table and sometimes movies or games, too.
Burger 809 at Bluewood Brewing
(1821 Cherokee Street, Burger809.com)
Serving up kid-sized sliders, Burger 809’s burgers are some of the best you’ll find in town. Both kids and parents love them, which is plenty of reason to hit up Bluewood Brewing even if they didn’t also sell sanity-restoring brews. Treat yourself, parents.
(1954 Russell Boulevard, GatherCafeSTL.com)
This place was designed to be kid-friendly. If you want to grab a coffee and good food with a friend but you’re on kid duty, Gather is the perfect spot to reconnect and give the kids some fun. Your littles have their own personal play area here that’s separated from the cafe area by a soundproof wall and you get some quiet time and fantastic eats. Win-win.
(8396 Musick Memorial Drive, MaiLeeSTL.com)
For food that is as fast as it is delicious, take the kiddos to Mai Lee and watch them discover the magic that is Mai Lee's spring rolls.
(5100 Daggett Avenue, JDevoti.com)
Serving some of the best Italian food on the Hill, J. Devoti also has one of the best kids’ menus in town. They’ll go crazy over the fresh kid-sized pizzas and the simple (yet delicious) pasta options.