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Diners' Choice: Child-Friendly restaurants in Northwest Florida

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Northwest Florida? 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 favourite 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 Basil and Baxter's Kitchen & Cocktails restaurant
5.0
5 (257)
$30 and under
American
Destin
About the restaurant
Locally owned and operated.. We have a unique menu blending American cuisine with a touch of creole. Lunch varies from our popular shrimp & grits, to our delicious and filling $9.99 specials like bourbon chicken or sweet n sour chicken, to a fresh beef burger. Dinner provides a daily special on our blackboard often offering local grouper or steak, or consider our dinner menu with salads, pastas, steaks and unique entrees. Brunch on Sunday offers a la carte menu, buffet from 9am till 130pm, along with $10 bottomless mimosas. We also have a full bar with a great wine list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Sam did a great job-we all had a lovely time and will for sure be back! Thank you! 💜
A photo of Pazzo Italiano Destin restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1928)
$30 and under
Italian
Destin
About the restaurant
Two friends, two devoted family men, two restaurant lovers and now businessmen, that have been serving and delighting others for over 20+ years. We are excited to share with you our passion, our heart’s work: Pazzo Italiano.

Our menu has been carefully pieced together to bring you a combination of your favorite Italian staples, some more sophisticated flavors with a touch of fun and some new crazy combinations. We look forward to sharing our passion for taste and our love for service with you…
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
First time and will definitely be back!! Great service, delicious food and perfect portions! Highly recommend!!
A photo of The Owl Cafe restaurant
4.6
4.6 (54)
$30 and under
American
Apalachicola
About the restaurant
In the heart of downtown Apalachicola, the Owl Cafe offers a River City dining experience like no other. Sensational appetizers, delicious entrees and incredible desserts are prepared and served by an attentive staff. The menu is varied and colorful, with daily chef’s selections ranging from exotic imported dishes to fresh, locally-caught seafood. The amazing wine list is as full of character as Apalachicola itself, and delivers the perfect complement to every meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The renovation looks great. The crab cakes were just okay but the fish special was absolutely fantastic. Good wine list and an interesting and creative craft cocktail menu. Loved it. Excellent service as well. Thank you-we will be back
A photo of Pompano Joe's - Panama City Beach restaurant
4.2
4.2 (459)
$30 and under
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Pompano Joe's takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve. We're a neighborhood beach place where you can "savor the flavor" of the Islands!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 7, 2024
Waitstaff was super and the food was outstanding. Will be going again
A photo of The Crazy Lobster Destin restaurant
3.9
3.9 (603)
$30 and under
Seafood
Destin
About the restaurant
Looking for a place to fuel up with drinks and fresh or fried seafood, find your feast today overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay at Poppy’s Crazy Lobster. Share a Steamed Seafood Bucket with your pals, or satisfy your own appetite by keeping it all to yourself—a 2-lb. lobster, snow crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage all seasoned to pure perfection. Taste some of our New Orleans’ favorites like Crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, gumbo, and red beans, or our local specialties such as blackened Redfish, pan seared Amberjack or lobster fettuccine. The signature drinks and full service bar will keep the good times Rollin; Poppy’s Voodoo Juice, an all-time favorite and refreshing tropical cocktail. Live music keeps the restaurant hopping nightly with a variety of musicians and local talents

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Top review
Foster4foodiesvip
Dined 5 days ago
We sat on the patio and it was very pleasant. The crab boil is highly recommend as was the caramelized sea scallops! Dessert…. Get the peaches n crème!
A photo of The Back Porch Bay restaurant
3.9
3.9 (72)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
The Back Porch takes tremendous pride in serving Gulf Seafood to its guests. If it lives in the Gulf, you will most likely find it on our menu. Our seafood is delivered daily and it is handled with great care from the minute it arrives at our door to the time it arrives at your table. Our standards are high and it shows in the presentation and flavor of every seafood dish we serve.
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WilliamD
Dined on Apr 30, 2024
The food was great. The portions were huge so my wife and I split an entree. The drinks were good as well.
A photo of Coconut Charlie's Panama City Beach restaurant
3.9
3.9 (65)
$31 to $50
American
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Coconut Charlie’s offers upscale casual dining with detailed kitchen and craft cocktail creations sure to tantalize your tastebuds. This original coastal concept is sure to be a mainstay for locals and travelers alike. Daily Happy Hour Specials! Come on in and check out your new favorite restaurant in Panama City Beach!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 29, 2024
We sat outside and had a great view of the water. Our server was outstanding and the food was delicious!
A photo of Whiskey Joe’s Pensacola Beach on the Boardwalk restaurant
3.8
3.8 (165)
$30 and under
American
Pensacola Beach
About the restaurant
If you're looking for a warm tropical breeze, white sands, family fun, cold drinks, delicious island-inspired grub, killer sunsets, and a breathtaking view of the waterfront from Pensacola Beach, look no further than Whiskey Joe's.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Hostess was very helpful. Short on servers. Not crowded. Only took reservations. No walk ins. Strong drinks. Food was good.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Tallahassee restaurant
3.5
3.5 (154)
$30 and under
American
Tallahassee
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Everything was amazing! From the service to the food!
A photo of Blu Bar & Grill restaurant
3.5
3.5 (22)
$30 and under
American
Panama City Beach - Bay Point
About the restaurant
Overlooking the resort’s stunning beach with unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico, blu Bar & Grill features large, open-air space with outdoor and indoor seating. It’s located adjacent to the resort’s outdoor pool and courtyard.

The menu features delicious casual fare and an extensive selection of creative cocktails. The appetizer list features Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Chicken Quesadilla, Smoked Tuna Dip with crispy tortilla chips. Entrees include burgers, steaks, wraps, fresh fish sandwiches, and shrimp.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
The ambience was just beautiful with views of the ocean and the most comfortable seating. The food choices were plentiful for everyone and absolutely delicious especially the nachos! But most of all the server was top notch, he used to work on a cruise ship so he knows how to entertain! We loved his personality, his humor, and his pride in making sure we had everything we needed! Please stop by this hidden gem you’ll be so glad you did!!!!!
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