Favorite Family Friendly Restaurants in Charlotte

July 11, 2013 45 Comments »

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Living in Charlotte, North Carolina affords our family the opportunity to go out to eat, and Charlotte has some great restaurants to offer. While some of the restaurants mentioned below are chains, they are also restaurants who “do it well” in the family-friendly category.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza- Every Charlotte location is geared towards families. For mom – delicious salads and “mom favorite pizza toppings”. For dad – a large variety of beers to choose from. For the kids – you can ask for a piece of pizza dough for them to play with while you wait on your food.

Chick-Fil-A- Local Chick-Fil-A restaurants are great at hosting super family friendly events. These restaurants go above and beyond to cater to the needs of their patrons. We love the disposable placemats, clean play areas, and healthy meal options.

Chick-Fil-A Charlotte Family Friendly

Jason’s Deli– If you’re looking for organic, healthy options, this is the family-friendly restaurant for you. They have so many organic choices for adults and children from soups and sandwiches to their well-known salad bar, kids can choose from over 10 food options as well. Dine in and help yourself to their complimentary extras like mini muffins and soft-serve, low calorie frozen yogurt.

Moe’s Southwest Grill- Makes mini adult meals for the children with their fun, kid-friendly menu. Our family never runs out of chips, always enjoys being greeted by their famous, “Welcome to Moe’s” greeting, and love that they have fresh food choices and never use a microwave.

Moe's Southwest Grill Charlotte

Pike’s Old Fashioned Soda Shop- Definitely a place to take the whole family at least one time. children and adults alike will enjoy the retro decor inside the restaurant. The food is okay, but the desserts are divine. Sodas, milkshakes, and ice cream treats are a must-try at this family-friendly spot.

Mimi’s Cafe- Great family friendly restaurant, with homestyle foods great for every member of your family. They offer a great kid’s menu selection, {my girls love the pancakes and mini cheeseburgers}. Both of my girls had their choice of restaurant for their birthday and they each chose Mimi’s Cafe.

Mimi's Cafe Charlotte Family Friendly Restaurant MommyB

East Coast Wings- This restaurant recently opened up int he Northlake area, and has families headed in regularly. With a large menu there is something for everyone, whether you’re a wing lover or not. Miss A is in love with their mini corn dogs and Lil’ C sticks with the traditional plain wings. On Wednesday nights Kids eat free from 3:30pm-10:00pm.

Earth Fare – Best night to go are Family Dinner Nights on Thursdays from 4pm-8pm. Kids Eat Free at Earth Fare with the purchase of an adult meal, valued at $5.00 or more. This restaurant also offers organic, healthy choices for kids meals.

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  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 11, 2013 at 2:44 PM - Reply

    Brixx Pizza is a must!!!

  2. Kelly@foodiefresh July 11, 2013 at 5:03 PM - Reply

    Even though I am childless for about another two months, we have a lot of friends with children with whom we often dine out. Some of our favorite kid-friendly spots are Hawthorne’s Pizza (the Elizabeth location) and Mellow Mushroom. Hawthorne’s has a place for kids to stand to watch the pizzas being made and Mellow Mushroom has a balloon artist every Friday night that is really popular with the kids. Also, I’ve never been but Pasta and Provisions has a kids eat free night. Zoe’s Kitchen is also very kid-friendly and 7th Street market is like a food court specializing in non-chain local food with something for almost everyone.

    • MommyB July 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM - Reply

      Thanks Kelly for your input, we have had Hawthorne’s Pizza but only delivery, and have yet to go to Mellow Mushroom. We do love 7th Street food too, and that it’s close to Imaginon, definitely a good add. 🙂 Sounds like you have some serious cravings for pizza 😉

  3. Beth @ Shug in Boots July 11, 2013 at 5:42 PM - Reply

    And Brixx and Mellow Mushroom both have a gluten free pizza option, and at least one GF beer, too, I’m pretty sure. 🙂

  4. Lelia July 11, 2013 at 8:02 PM - Reply

    I hear the 7th Street Public Market is fun and kid-friendly 🙂

  5. Talmadge July 12, 2013 at 12:32 PM - Reply

    I’ve heard the new Culvers across from Carowinds is kid-friendly and the place has good food with a family attitude.

  6. Monica July 21, 2013 at 2:36 PM - Reply

    Pikes Old Fashioned Soda Shop sounds like a fun place to visit and I have been craving a totally authentic chocolate milkshake!
    I am also participating in the #cbias restaurant blog tour and having a great time checking out all the yummy places to eat!
    Monica at Older Mommy Still Yummy

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