Where To Eat With Kids In Nashville

Traveling with kids? Looking for a family-friendly restaurant in Nashville?

Music is the heart and soul of our city, and our food scene is the fuel that keeps it going. 

Sometimes it might feel like you have to choose between a good meal and a place that’s kid-friendly. But, not here. Eating out with your kids doesn’t mean you have to go to another fluorescent-lit fast food restaurant and settle for another underwhelming meal. 

With more and more restaurants offering family-friendly dining, you can now have a delicious meal for you and a memorable experience for your kids. Think craft cocktails and innovative dishes made from premium ingredients and play spaces and crayons to keep your kids entertained. What could be better?


We’ve put together a list of a few great family-friendly restaurants in Nashville, and have also included the fun stuff they have for your kiddos.

9 Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Nashville

Von Elrod’s

An industrial-style beer garden and restaurant with a spacious patio. Our brunch is a hit with kids! Our family-friendly menu and roomy dining area make it a great place for a weekend brunch. Come for the BBQ, craft beer, and burgers, and stay for the good times.

Bar Taco

Delicious tacos, (not spicy) guacamole, fruit skewers, quesadillas what more could you ask for!

Double Dogs 

Lively sports-themed restaurant and bar. With its laid-back atmosphere, it’s just right for a casual family dinner. Kids meals are served in dog bowls, making the experience even more fun for them.

Nicky’s Coal Fired

Artisanal Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Kids pizzas and pastas are free with any order of an adult dinner on Mondays. Be sure not to miss Monday’s drink specials!


Italian dishes for the whole family. Kids can draw all they want on Pastaria’s butcher paper-covered tables. You’ll also find an outdoor bocce court with plenty of space to run and play. The kids’ menu includes spaghetti, butter noodles, and cheese pizza.


Homey southern bar and grill. A fun place for kids and adults, Puckett’s has crayons and Mickey Mouse pancakes as well as a fully stocked bar and live music.

Pancake Pantry 

A breakfast legend. With 23 kinds of homemade pancakes, eggs cooked in any way you can think of, and a savory selection of sandwiches, there’s something for everyone. Each kids’ meal includes a small drink and the kids’ menu features drawings by young diners.

The Row Kitchen & Pub

A true taste of the South. The Row offers coloring pages and crayons for kids, plus live music every night and over 20 Southern draft beers for adults. It’s a fantastic choice for groups of all ages. 

The Mockingbird 

Kid-friendly diner with a global flair. The Mockingbird’s kids’ menu has smaller portions of classic diner staples that come with fries, fruit, and a cookie all conveniently served on a lunch tray.

Enjoy your next family meal with us! Book your table today!