The best family restaurants in Edmonton the whole gang will love

A dessert worthy of those with a sweet tooth awaits at The Melting Pot. Credit: The Melting Pot
A stack of brownies, pineapple, and strawberry topped with chocolate and caramel sauce at The Melting Pot, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.

Food-loving families, Edmonton is your new destination. Situated along the Saskatchewan River, the capital of Alberta is a place of varied flavors and multiple recipes for young and older alike. Whether you’re after a casual brunch spot the whole family will love, a place to celebrate a birthday or the perfect destination to celebrate a special occasion, the best family restaurants in Edmonton promise a memorable time.

Whether you’re in the mood for fondue or barbecue, craving American, Canadian, or international cuisine, seafood enthusiastic or steak lovers, or seeking a good meal to share while watching a sports competition, these kid-friendly spots boast lively ambiences, large tables for groups and fun family-friendly activities.

Read on for the best family restaurants in Edmonton to try this year and secure your spot on OpenTable today.

 

The best family restaurants in Edmonton – read on for a guide

 

For one of the best restaurants in Edmonton with a kid-friendly fondue – book at The Melting Pot in Edmonton

A pot of creamy fondue with a fondue skewer holding a piece of bread, all on a table filled with fruits and vegetables at The Melting Pot, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Nothing beats a creamy fondue for a family night out at The Melting Pot. Credit: The Melting Pot.
the-melting-pot2A pot of white chocolate fondue with banana slices being flambéed on top, and with pieces of caramel and banana on the side from The Melting Pot, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
A touch of flambéed banana and caramel to end on a sweet note with the white chocolate fondue at The Melting Pot. Credit: The Melting Pot
A pot of chocolate and caramel fondue alongside a fondue skewer and pieces of chocolate and caramel from The Melting Pot, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Delightful chocolate and caramel indulgence for the most gourmet experience with this fondue at The Melting Pot. Credit: The Melting Pot

The conviviality of fondue is perfect for a family evening out. In the mood for cheese, soup, chocolate, or the three? Look no further than The Melting Pot. Served with artisan loaves of bread and seasonal fruit and veggies, the cheese fondue comes in many flavors: the Wisconsin cheddar, with its hints of beer, the classic Alpine enhanced with white wine, or the spinach artichoke, for a green touch in a creamy blend of cheeses. And that’s just the beginning; there are other options to pair with a charcuterie board. For the younger ones, the kids fondue menu allows children to choose their favorite recipes from land and sea. End this delightful moment with a chocolate fondue, such as the bananas foster made of white chocolate melted with bananas and caramel, to be enjoyed with a variety of sweet treats and fresh fruits. 

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For one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in Edmonton for breakfast – visit De Dutch in Edmonton

A large pancake with various meats, potatoes, and hollandaise sauce, and a big crêpe with powdered sugar, jam, and whipped cream, accompanied by a cocktail at De Dutch.
De Dutch is the perfect spot for both sweet and savory cravings to enjoy with the family. Credit: De Dutch
A restaurant room with various tables and booths bathed in warm light at De Dutch, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
A cozy brunch is a special moment to share with family at De Dutch. Credit: De Dutch.

Since its opening in 1975, De Dutch – Edmonton has built a strong reputation as a welcoming family-friendly destination. The Dutch-style breakfast caters to everyone’s cravings with a selection of platters featuring various types of meat, cheesy eggs benedict, fluffy omelettes, and sweet and savory French toasts. For lunch, it’s hard to choose between the wraps, burgers, and sandwiches. Feeling festive? Try the Clubhouse wrap with pork cottage roll, and chicken breast or the double delux with Dutch cheese, made with a beef patty and house-made relish. The pannekoek, the restaurant’s specialty, is a delicious type of crêpe to be topped according to your sweet or salty preferences.

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For a fun family game night – try The Rec Room in Edmonton

A plate with a bacon and egg burger accompanied by fries and a glass of refreshing beverage at The Rec Room, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Savor a comforting Canadian-style meal before a session of VRX Car Simulator at The Rec Room. Credit: The Rec Room
Four different plates with chicken wings, a salad, fried food, and a cheese crisp, with a bowl of seasoned bread in the center and a glass of pink drink from The Rec Room, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Indulge in a variety of delightful and colorful small dishes to share at The Rec Room. Credit: The Rec Room
An arcade game controller in front of a colored, illuminated game wheel at The Rec Room, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Share a beautiful moment with your family through comforting cuisine and entertaining activities at The Rec Room. Credit: The Rec Room

If your kids like video games and virtual reality, The Rec Room is the spot for you and your family. As one of Canada’s premier eats & entertainment hot spots, this establishment offers crowd-favourite Canadian dishes. Share a spread of small plates with the shed menu, offering snacks of all kinds or the Three10 menu with platters for two or more people. Among them, the BBQ platter serves a feast of tender fried chicken, traditional pulled pork poutine, creamy mac and cheese, and refreshing coleslaw, all accompanied by beverages of your choice. In addition to unlimited popcorn, children will be able to create their favourite meals with the step-by-step menu designed to please the biggest fans of Mario Kart.

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For one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton with a junior brunch menu – visit Hart’s Table & Bar in Edmonton

A plate with sausages, fried eggs, bacon, grilled ham, potatoes, tomatoes, and accompanied by toast at Hart’s Table & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Start your day with a brunch plate worthy of the name at Hart’s Table & Bar. Credit: Hart’s Table & Bar
A dessert pie in a small skillet with a scoop of ice cream on top from Hart’s Table & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Lovely desserts are the cherry on top of your meal at Hart’s Table & Bar. Credit: Hart’s Table & Bar
A large restaurant dining room with numerous tables in a colorful decor adorned with paintings from Hart’s Table & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
From the food to the decor, Hart’s Table & Bar knows how to welcome a family outing in Edmonton. Credit: Hart’s Table & Bar

With the vision of offering a relaxing dining experience with a family-friendly homemade menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients, Hart’s Table & Bar offers a great destination for groups. Come take a deep breath at the end of the day or around a lovely brunch by settling into the cozy and comforting atmosphere to enjoy a millionaire’s meatloaf, made with Angus beef, tasty buttered peas and sautéed mushrooms, and served creamy mashed potatoes. Burgers, butter chicken, grilled cheese, or perogies are amongst the most popular dishes loved by kids and adults alike. Don’t miss the Junior brunch on weekends and holidays featuring bacon and scrambled eggs, waffles with berries and maple syrup and French toast with whipped cream, with a choice of pop, juice or milk.

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For a family-friendly barbecue – head to Montana’s BBQ & Bar in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Fort McMurray and Windermere

A burger made with fried onions, smoked meat, and bacon in a bun, with a small Montana's flag planted in it from Montana's BBQ & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Indulge in your burger craving at Montana’s BBQ & Bar. Credit : Montana’s BBQ & Bar
Three plates with pork back ribs of different sizes, fries, coleslaw, and a dinner roll from Montana's BBQ & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Pork ribs crafted for every appetite at Montana’s BBQ & Bar. Credit : Montana’s BBQ & Bar
The illuminated facade at night of Montana's BBQ & Bar, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Montana’s BBQ & Bar serves up tasty meat for dinner in the heart of Edmonton. Credit : Montana’s BBQ & Bar

For almost thirty years, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, in Edmonton, Grande Prairie, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Leduc, Fort McMurray and Windermere, has been offering top-quality meats in Canada with recipes inspired by the best Canadian comfort food for a stellar barbecue experience the whole family will enjoy. The extensive menu of home-style grill cooking includes classics like the juicy Angus burger with apple butter BBQ sauce and topped with peameal bacon. Chicken tacos, packed with tender grilled seasoned chicken, and pork ribs, freshly prepared and smoked in-house, are also popular. For the younger ones, the cheesy cheese pizza is a must-try. With its six establishments spread across the Edmonton region, you’ll surely find a spot for your family.

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For a Forrest Gump-inspired meal – book a table at Bubba Gump in Edmonton

bubba-gump-edmonton1A plate of rice adorned with shrimp cocktail, a salad, and a piece of grilled baguette accompanied by a small skillet with a cake topped with ice cream from Bubba Gump.
Expect flavors of land and sea at Bubba Gump. Credit: Bubba Gump
A small skillet with breaded shrimp atop mac and cheese from Bubba Gump, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
The perfect pairing of crispy shrimp with mac and cheese at Bubba Gump. Credit: Bubba Gump.
A plate with two cakes topped with ice cream and whipped cream, and a scoop of ice cream with whipped cream, mint, and strawberry slices from Bubba Gump, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Dig into a fusion of sweet flavors at Bubba Gump. Credit: Bubba Gump

Bubba Gump‘s menu comes straight from the movie it’s inspired, the iconic Forrest Gump. Featuring dishes from both land and sea, this line of restaurants is a sure bet for family meals. To start, try the traditional shrimp cocktail, made with the classic jumbo shrimp, and served with Bubba’s own zesty cocktail sauce. Continue with the Forrest’s seafood feast, a plate with fish & chips, fried shrimp, and seafood hush pups, or try the Alabama chicken linguine made of grilled chicken breast, cream sauce, and parmesan. Finish off with the tasty key lime pie with its graham cracker crust for a sweet touch. As one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton, Bubba Gump’s Kid’s Meals includes kid-friendly favorites like a cheeseburger or chicken strips. And the chocolate chip cookie sundae is something the whole family can get behind. 

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For one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton with a healthy kids menu – try Moxies in St. Albert Trail, Kingsway, West Edmonton Mall and Grande Prairie

A large plate with grilled tomatoes, slices of grilled bread, and Italian cheese in front of a bottle of olive oil from Moxies, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Mediterranean flavors reign at Moxies. Credit: Moxies
A plate filled with crispy chicken wings, celery, and a dip from Moxies, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Share chicken wings and a side of vegetables at Moxies. Credit: Moxies
A slice of cake with a scoop of ice cream on top and plenty of caramel sauce drizzled over and around it from Moxies, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Decadent caramel topping elevates mouth-watering brownies at Moxies. Credit: Moxies

American cuisine encompasses recipes originating from all corners of the world, and Moxies, in St. Albert Trail, Kingsway, West Edmonton Mall and Grande Prairie, brilliantly captures that essence. The signature tasting menu is the star of the show and features a feast of crowd-favorite comfort foods, like dry ribs, chicken wings, cheeseburgers, and chicken Alfredo tagliatelle pasta. Gather the family for lunchtime or dinner and dig into the pan-seared lemon basil salmon or try one of the handhelds, like the loaded cheeseburger, made with Canadian ground chuck, aged white cheddar, sautéed mushrooms, and crispy bacon. Meanwhile, the younger ones can try the options on the kids’ menu: traditional pizza, creamy pasta, or seasoned grilled chicken are part of this savory list. The vegetarian and plant-based recipes are also a must-try.

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For sports lovers and fans of comfort food – book at The Canadian Brewhouse in South,

Downtown and Jensen Lakes

A variety of dishes each topped with a small Canadian flag, including a burger with coleslaw and a large piece of meat from The Canadian Brewhouse, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
ield of Canadian food to dig in at The Canadian Brewhouse. Credit: The Canadian Brewhouse
A plate with several small crispy balls placed on a bed of lettuce and accompanied by a dipping sauce from The Canadian Brewhouse, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Crispy bite-sized appetizers to share at The Canadian Brewhouse. Credit: The Canadian Brewhouse.
A restaurant with several tables, a large bar, and a wall with numerous television screens and sports decorations from The Canadian Brewhouse, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Expect sports and Canadian cuisine at The Canadian Brewhouse. Credit: The Canadian Brewhouse

If you enjoy sharing a good meal while watching a hockey game, then The Canadian Brewhouse is your next destination. With locations in Downtown, South and Jensen Lakes, this sports fan spot welcomes you from brunch to diner. For fun vibes, start your day with a platter of bacon, tasty sausage, grilled ham, hash browns, eggs, and Belgian waffles. If you’re free around lunchtime, your family will surely love the steak bite sandwich with marinated steak with red pepper seasoning served on garlic toast with mushrooms. Don’t forget to save room for a dessert such as the caramel chocolate poutine, with cinnamon doughnut fries and homemade caramel sauce, chocolate drizzle, and ice cream. Young food adventurers will want to try the mini crispy chicken served with cheese wrap and fries. 

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For a family-friendly dinner at a steakhouse – book at MR MIKES in Stony Plain and Fort Saskatchewan 

A small skillet containing crispy breaded shrimp and a red dipping sauce from Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Crispy shrimp and spicy sauce always hit the spot at MR MIKES. Credit: MR MIKES
A plate with a piece of beef covered in spices, accompanied by mashed potatoes and green beans from Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
Indulge in your meat craving with juicy steaks at MR MIKES. Credit: MR MIKES
Two glasses of Bloody Mary one with lime and bacon, and the other with lime and olives from Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual, one of the best family restaurants in Edmonton.
The adaptation of the bloody mary is a must-try at MR MIKES. Credit: MR MIKES

 MR MIKES in Stony Plain and Fort Saskatchewan, provides families across Canada with a flavorful steakhouse menu in a warm and lively atmosphere. Bringing together salads, burgers, pasta, and bowls, the menu focuses primarily on good steaks. Personalize your red meat or your mains with these three steps: pick your steak, choose your style, and personalize it with a topping. Stop by for the shrimpin’ sirloin, topped with garlic butter and served with a dozen crispy panko shrimp and tasty onion rings. Steakhouses are not just for adults: the menu has a kid’s section proposing mac and cheese, burgers, chicken tenders and tomato pasta. Aiming to make every meal feel cozy, MR MIKES is one of Edmonton’s best spots for a flavorful feast with your family.

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The best family restaurants in Edmonton are proof that Alberta is a welcoming region for culinary adventurers of all ages. There’s nothing better than sharing a lovely evening with family to enjoy delicious steaks, watch a baseball game, or discover recipes from around the world. Whether it’s for a light snack, brunch, fondue, or a hearty barbecue, Edmonton is full of kid-friendly restaurants with the most pleasant atmosphere. 

 

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