Kid-Friendly Alabama Restaurants Your Family Will Love
Supper Heroes, Huntsville
It doesn’t get much more kid-friendly than this. This fun eatery is decked out in all things “super”, even boasting a menu designed to look like a comic book. Do your kids usually have a hard time waiting for the food to arrive? No worries; the restaurant comes equipped with an action figure packed playroom to keep all children entertained.
Rattlesnake Saloon, Tuscumbia
This one-of-a-kind restaurant sits in the shadows of a cave in Tuscumbia that guests reach by riding in the back of a pickup truck. All ages will enjoy the menu selection and, even more, the atmosphere. It’s a great place for a family lunch, with some of the best burgers in town. Grown-ups, take note: Rattlesnake Saloon is known for its live music and lively crowd once the sun goes down, so also keep this place in mind for a parent’s night out.
Model planes that hang from the ceiling, a train traveling along the wall and a jukebox all keep children occupied until the meal is served at this historic eatery. The key lime milkshake is one of the many old-fashioned malts and shakes customers love. Plus, you can still get a Coke for a quarter.
Lambert’s Cafe, Foley
Tasty food and a funny tradition of throwing rolls to customers make this spot a hit. Watch out for the rolls — you have to catch ’em to eat ’em. In addition to its exciting atmosphere, Lambert’s has a wide variety of food the kids will enjoy, from hamburgers to chicken and dumplings.
Open since 1918, this sandwich shop is a cool place to grab a quick meal. It has a kid-friendly menu with classic soda fountain fare such as hotdogs and hamburgers. Don’t forget to try their famous orange-pineapple ice cream.
LuLu’s at Homeport Marina,Gulf Shores
Located on the water, LuLu’s is a Gulf Shores staple. Music, excellent food and various events throughout the year make it a perfect spot to make family memories. A plus is the specialty Allergy Menu, which includes items that are free of gluten, eggs, seafood, shellfish, dairy and soy, so ordering for children with allergies will be easy. The kids will work up an appetite by climbing the Mountain of Youth ropes course, playing beach volleyball or digging in a sand pile — the wait time will pass quickly too.
Huggin’ Molly’s, Abbeville
Named for legendary Abbeville ghost Huggin’ Molly, this eatery has a menu perfect for a casual lunch and adds steaks and seafood to the selection for dinner. The story of Huggin’ Molly is fun to tell the kids while eating the homemade “Molly” Fingers, the restaurant’s famous hand-battered chicken strips. The old-fashioned cherry and vanilla Cokes are sure to be popular with the whole family.
Davenport’s Pizza Palace, Birmingham
Located in Mountain Brook Village near the Birmingham Zoo and Botanical Gardens, Davenport’s is the perfect place to end a day of family fun. More than just a regular pizza parlor, it has been named “Best Pizza” in Birmingham on several occasions and is a family favorite thanks to its selection of vintage video games.
Top O’ The River, Guntersville
Located on the banks of Lake Guntersville, this family-owned catfish and seafood restaurant has a beautiful view to go along with its fresh seafood. Kids can enjoy smaller portions of their favorite seafood and hang out on the pier overlooking Lake Guntersville.
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