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Diners' Choice: Child-friendly restaurants in New Orleans / Louisiana

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in New Orleans / Louisiana? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses 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 book, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Pat's Rest Awhile restaurant
4.7 (603)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Casual, water front seafood restaurant and bar helmed by renowned chef Pat Gallagher. Enjoy local favorites such as Gulf Fish Almondine, Oysters Rockefeller and Gumbo alongside classics such as Grilled Steaks and burgers. Other seafood selections include Redfish, Tuna and Swordfish.
Outside dessert $3/person.

Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Lunch was very good, view is amazing, wait staff very good and friendly
A photo of Louisiana Pizza Kitchen- French Quarter restaurant
4.6 (495)
$30 and under
French Quarter
About the restaurant
Enjoy an authentic Louisiana Pizza Kitchen experience in the French Quarter. Each gourmet pizza is fired in a wood-burning oven on either an unbleached white or untreated whole- wheat flour crust. All our meat and poultry are organic and free-range. We source quality, local Louisiana products whenever possible. And our wine cellar has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for four years running. Don’t forget to check out our excellent selection of local, micro-brewed, and specialty beers from around the world.
Top review
Dined 2 days ago
Service amazing, friendly staff! Great pizza and drinks.
A photo of Alma Café restaurant
4.6 (18)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Owner and Executive Chef Melissa Araujo is a 2024 James Beard Foundation Best Chef Southeast Semifinalist. Alma is an award winning Honduran restaurant located in the historic New Orleans Bywater, just outside the French Quarter.

Alma means soul in Spanish. The menu showcases Chef Melissa Araujo's Honduran heritage and takes each guest on a journey through food and culture. The Soul has many stories to tell; Alma's tale is shared through it's dining experience. From Pollo Chuco, to Bloody Mary's and avocado toast, Alma offers an extensive array of dishes focusing on Honduran Food.

Chef Araujo’s Father was Born in La Ceiba, Honduras and her memories of her childhood are centered around this particular view of the city. The mountains in the back, the ocean, the cool air in my face, my best memories were made in this city. Alma has given me the opportunity to recreate these memories and share them with our guests.

Reservations available Monday- Thursday, Waitlist only on Weekends.

Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Excellent, as usual! Great food and value. Look forward to returning.
A photo of Superior Grill - New Orleans restaurant
4.5 (688)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Add some real spice to your life! Superior Grill has been rated consistently as one of Louisiana’s best Mexican restaurants since 1983 when our first establishment opened in Shreveport. Our New Orleans location opened in 1997 and has become a landmark in fine quality foods with a festive Mexican atmosphere. Superior’s authentic Tex-Mex food is made from scratch every day with only the freshest ingredients. Our tortillas are hand-rolled with care all day long. For added flavor, all of our meats are cooked over a mesquite grill. We are proud of what we make and how we prepare it. Superior Grill is “the place to be” for happy hour, birthdays, office parties, and large groups. In addition to our festive indoor dining room, we offer a memorable outdoor dining experience on our landscaped patio featuring beautiful flowers and one of the best views of St. Charles Avenue. Superior Grill New Orleans is one of four locations including Shreveport, Baton Rouge, and Birmingham.

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent service and the lent specials were awesome!!
A photo of Deanie's Seafood - Garden District restaurant
4.5 (233)
$30 and under
Garden District
About the restaurant
Deanie’s Seafood - The third location of the family-owned and -operated Deanie’s Seafood, Deanie’s Seafood offers the same flavors as the legendary restaurant known for serving “New Orleans’ best seafood” and features a raw and charbroiled oyster station.

Located at the corner of Jackson Avenue, Deanie’s Seafood seats approximately 175 guests and features a spacious wrap-around balcony for outdoor dining with a beautiful view of Uptown and the New Orleans skyline.

Deanie’s Seafood offers Deanie’s favorites including fried seafood, po-boys, seasonal boiled seafood like boiled crawfish, shrimp and Louisiana blue crab, Crawfish Étouffée, New Orleans Barbeque Shrimp and seafood salads served with Deanie’s housemade dressings.

Top review
Dined on 24 Feb 2024
Our first visit and WOW. The food was amazing. We split (thank goodness) the shrimp poboy. Got fries and some red beans. Way more food than needed, but all delicious! Would def eat there again.
A photo of Mister Oso New Orleans restaurant
4.4 (124)
$30 and under
Latin American
Central Business District
About the restaurant
Mister Oso is an award winning Restaurant and Bar located in the heart of the NOLA CBD.
Our team at Mister Oso constantly innovates, showcasing a playful and flavorful menu with rotating taco dishes, Peruvian ceviche, crudo, and enticing vegetarian options. Mister Oso originally opened in 2019 and expanded by opening in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood in 2022 and in New Orleans’ Warehouse District in 2023. In the fall of 2023, Mister Oso was awarded the distinction of Bib Gourmand by The Michelin Guide.

The lively and energetic atmosphere at Mister Oso is ideal for a night out with friends or a casual date. This ambiance is further elevated by tropical plants and vibrant decor. The seasonal menu and agave-spirits cocktail bar offer a transportive escape from the urban hustle. Additionally, our inventive non-alcoholic Agua Fresca cocktail program ensures that everyone can savor a hand-crafted drink.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Great atmosphere, menu, drinks (alcoholic and mocktails) and service. Our waitress, Kristina, was amazing. She gave great recommendations and was very friendly.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Metairie restaurant
4.3 (74)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
We were pleasantly seated a few minutes before our reservation. The restaurant was clean, service was very good, and presentation of the plates was as nice as the food was palatable. Highly recommend!
A photo of Porter & Luke's restaurant
4.1 (437)
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
About the restaurant
Porter & luke's opened in 2012 and was selected as one of the top ten new restaurants in New Orleans. We have also been Featured in the new Fox TV food show Flip MY Food w/ Chef Jeff. We are focused on fresh quality ingredients and great service. We pride ourselves in our guests having the premier dining experience. We offfer a great variety of selections from : Italian ,Creole, Cajun as well as traditional New Orleans Cuisine. Come by porter& luke's and try one of our fabulous dishes.
Top review
Dined on 22 Feb 2024
Food is always cooked perfectly . It was lunch so we all got salads . They were large and very well put together. I had the chicken Caesar, wife had the wedge trio. My granddaughter got the kids chicken meal which was huge . And my niece got the kids spaghetti and meatball. Service is always good and friendly .
A photo of Flamingo A-Go-Go restaurant
3.9 (1292)
$30 and under
Warehouse District
About the restaurant
Flamingo A-Go-Go is your go-to destination for bottomless mimosa & rosé brunch, group dinners, lengthy happy hours, doggy parties, and more. With an overloaded menu of small & not-so-small bites, refreshing cocktails, and beers & wines by the bottle, can, glass or tap - there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Top review
Dined 7 days ago
We arrived early for our reservation but, we were seating immediately. No one came to our table the first 15 minutes we were there. The service was very slow but, it seemed our waitress had a 10 top inside and we were seated at the far end of the patio. It really wasn't fair to the waitress. Overall, I'd visit again. I loved the huge patio, the music, and the onion soup. Our waitress was super kind, too.
A photo of Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant and Grill restaurant
3.8 (32)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Bobby Hebert's Cajun Cannon Restaurant and Grill is a creole sports bar that is fun and serves tasty food. The staff makes everyone feel welcome, whether they are a regular or a newcomer. Since Bobby Hebert's is kid-friendly, it is a fantastic place for families to stop by for a delicious meal and enjoy each other's company. There are so many tasty offerings at Bobby Hebert's. The seafood gumbo is a must try, as are the Cajun French fries. Seafood lovers should check out the crab cakes with mushroom cream sauce or the barbecue shrimp. The restaurant does not skimp on dessert options! The Oreo crumble cake is mouthwatering and is covered with chocolate. The Kentucky bourbon pecan pie is topped with a lovely scoop of ice cream. For a classic, customers can't go wrong with the bandit's root beer float.
Top review
Dined on 18 Feb 2024
Gumbo meh…..everything else was really good! I even took my leftovers which I rarely do.
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