9 Disney Springs Kid Friendly Restaurants in 2023

Famous Florida Citrus mural on a wall on a busy Disney Springs walkway

Our family loves Disney Springs. It is this magical place where nice cocktails, high end meals, and fun loving kids can coexist in harmony. With over 20 different restaurants to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick where to go with children.  Whether you are looking for kitschy and themed, or celebrity chef fine dining, there is something for everyone. This is a list of the top 9 Disney Springs kid friendly restaurants at the top of our list.

Disney Springs Kid Friendly Restaurants: Themed and Fun

We love a good theme. Drinking a Mai Tai in a jungle, or a snacking on a quesadilla in a dinosaur ice cave brings out the kid in all of us. Here are three Disney Springs kid friendly restaurants that are packed with themed fun.

1. T-Rex Cafe

little boy eating at a glowing blue bar at the T-rex Cafe in Disney Springs

With a completely immersive prehistoric experience, the T-Rex Cafe is a must do if your kids are into dinosaurs. Even if they aren’t, this place is pretty visually amazing.

With three different dining areas, you have the opportunity of dining in a lush dinosaur forest, a glittering blue ice cave, or a fiery meteor room.

Toddler digging in a fossil playground at Trex Cafe in Disney Springs

There is also a giant dinosaur store and a digging area in front of the restaurant for little kids to search for fossils (one of the funnest free things to do at Disney Springs). Food is basic, but you pay for the experience. If you are at all thinking about this place, just go, its worth it. It’s definitely our favorite kid friendly restaurant in Disney Springs.

Kid Food Highlights: Cosmo’s Cheesy Macaroni, Dexter Corn Dogs, Lava Lasagna, Paleo Pizza

Menu: T-Rex Cafe Menu

2. Planet Hollywood

planet hollywood sign at disney springs

Planet Hollywood is a place for fun. It has three floors of movie memorobilia that open up on a giant movie screen. The movie screen plays music videos, announcements, and sing-a-long songs! If you don’t mind taking a YMCA break in the middle of appetizers, this is the place for you.

Little boy looking at a tall milkshake with a large lollipop on top at Planet Hollywood

The food is average at best, but if you are looking for a fun, loud, easy place to bring kids, we recommend Planet Hollywood. Our family always has a good time here.

Kid Food Highlights: Big Dipper Milk Shakes, High Roller Appetizer Sampler (Actually looks like a ferris wheel!)

Menu: Planet Hollywood Menu

3. Rainforest Cafe

Who doesn’t love Rainforest Cafe? You get to dine immersed in the jungle surrounded by monkeys, elephants, and butterflies, and every 20 minutes there is a lightning storm where the animals come alive.

The Rainforest Cafe also has a large gift store to browse while you are waiting. Don’t miss the Talking Tree at the front of the store who has a message every thirty second. It’s fun to visit, even if you don’t decide to dine there.

Kid Food Highlights: Jurassic Chicken TidBits (shaped like dinosaurs!), Gorilla Grilled Cheese Delight, Macaroni & Cheese

Menu: Rainforest Cafe Menu

Disney Springs Kid Friendly Restaurants: International

Disney Springs has a decent selection of international restaurants. Some feel like fine dining, but are also really kid friendly. Here is a list of our favorites.

4. Morimoto Asia

Tall sparkling chandeliers in the dining room at Morimoto

While you might not think of Morimoto Asia as kid-friendly, you can definitely take children here. Morimoto Asia is a great place to enjoy a nice, higher end Asian meal with your family. The interior space is sparkling and lovely, and the customer service is excellent.

Kids fit right into the noisy, bustling environment, and they have high chairs, and a decent kids menu. Try the Shirayuri cocktail for a special treat!

If you don’t want to do table service, you can check out Morimoto Asia Street Food which serves small plates and ramen. Don’t hesitate to try Morimoto Asia with your family.

Kid Food Highlights: Boba Tee (tea with bubbles in it!), Mini Ramen, Lo-Mein, Egg Fried Rice

Menu: Morimoto Asia Menu

5. Raglan Road

Raglan Road is one of the best family friendly Disney Springs restaurants. A bustling Irish pub, adults can enjoy a pint of beer and some Pub fare. Kids will love the live music and Irish dancing which occurs every day from 6-10 PM.

Noisy, busy, and fun, this is an easy place to take kids with great food and live entertainment. Raglan Road is also open Saturdays and Sundays if you are looking for a hearty place for brunch.

people sitting and eating in a large tall room around a dance floor at Raglan Road in Disney Springs

If you want to experience the fun of Raglan Road, but don’t feel like commiting to table service, Cookes of Dublin next door is one of the best quick service restaurants in Disney Springs. It serves fish and chips and other Irish fare in a laid back, kid-friendly setting.

Kid Food Highlights: Macaroni and Cheese, Atlantic Fish, Gold’n Chicken

Menu: Raglan Road Menu

6. Terralina Crafted Italian

crafted terralina italian sign at Disney Springs

Terralina Crafted Italian serves great Italian food in a comfortable setting perfect for families. With Italian staples like wood-fired pizzas to homemade lasagna, this is a great kid friendly restaurant in Disney Springs, especially after a long day in the parks.

Terralina Crafted Italian has outdoor seating with a beautiful view of the lagoon, but indoor seating is also warm and cozy. Don’t miss their sangria! They also have a great Sunday brunch.

Kid Food Highlights: Kids Spaghetti, Fried Cheese Ravioli, Kids Pizza

Menu: Terralina Crafted Italian Menu

7. Jaleo

Table set with water glasses with red lanterns overtop at Jaleo in Disney Springs

Jaleo is upscale, delicious, and kid-friendly. With a broad Spanish tapas menu, its a great place for kids to try new things. Adults will love the sangria and the gin and tonic menu. Kids will enjoy the interesting food presentations, like the chicken croquettes on a royal pillow.

The atmosphere at Jaleo is gorgeous, and tables are pretty spread out so kids often don’t get in the way of couples trying to have a romantic dinner. We recommend Jaleo for a nice night out, and its our favorite high-end Disney Springs kid friendly restaurant.

If you want to sample some sangria, but don’t want to commit to a full meal, try Pepe the quick service counterpart of Jaleo.

Kid Food Highlights: Tomato Bread, Chicken Croquettas, Potatas Bravas, Grilled Cheese

Menu: Jaleo Menu

Disney Springs Kid Friendly Restaurants: Southern Fare

When in Florida, its a great idea to indulge in some rich Southern cooking. There are some great Disney Springs Kid Friendly Restaurants that serve Southern cuisine. These are our two favorites.

8. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ has some of the best Southern cooking in Orlando. His fried chicken is perfection, and if adults are feeling adventurous, he offers a moonshine flight. Kids will love the food and the bustling atmosphere.

Try to score a brunch reservation here, they have the best Southern brunch in Disney Springs!

Kid Food Highlights: Chicken Tenders, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Fish Sticks

Menu: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

9. The Polite Pig

The Polite Pig is a fast casual barbecue restaurant that packs a punch of flavor. Quick and easy with kids, adults will love the delicious meats and wide variety of sides. There is also a Bourbon Bar!

Polite Pig is by far the best quick service restaurant in Disney Springs, and kids will appreciate not having to wait for table service. There is also a great kids menu, and all kid items come with carrot sticks, ranch dressing, and apple juice.

Kid Food Highlights: BBQ meatballs, Smoked Pork Slider, Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast

Menu: Polite Pig Menu

Other Great Eats and Drinks in Disney Springs

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