Family Friendly Food In The ‘Burbs

Family Friendly Food In The ‘Burbs

Round Rock Restaurants Perfect for Kids

I’ll be honest and admit that my kids are not great in restaurants.  Eating out for us can be really stressful (and potentially embarrassing) if the restaurant isn’t super kid friendly.  In a nutshell, my kids are just LOUD.  They’re funny and nice most of the time, but they have no whisper voice yet.  And not even a good super glue will keep them in their seats for the entire meal.   At this stage in our lives, kid-friendly is a must.  Luckily for us, Round Rock is FULL of restaurants designed with kids (and their parents) in mind.

If you’re an Austinite and the thought of venturing out to the ‘burbs makes you cringe – then you haven’t been here in quite a while!  Your friendly neighbor to the north, Round Rock, has really upped its game in the last few years when it comes to restaurants. You’re invited! 

In no particular order, here are my top ten places in and near Round Rock to take the kids and actually enjoy your family time.  

Hat Creek 

Hat Creek Round Rock Photo Credit: Hat Creek Facebook Page

Address
3700 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, Texas 78665
512-428-6164

Website

Why we love it:

  • The PLAYGROUND!
  • Quality ingredients and healthy choices, including my favorite – Spicy Sauerkraut!
  • Gluten Free options
  • Craft beer & wine 
  • Milkshakes
  • Great and fast service
  • Tuesday night is Family Night – Half price burgers 5pm – close
  • Thursday is $1 Draft Beer Day 

 

The Salt Lick

Address
3350 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
512-386-1044
Website

Why we love it:

  • The PLAYGROUND!
  • Arguably one of the best BBQs around
  • Beautiful patio under oak trees
  • Live music on the weekends
  • Kids 3 & under eat FREE
  • Adjacent to the Dell Diamond, so it’s perfect for before or after an Express game

 

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Address
2120 N Mays St
Round Rock, TX 78664
512.879.2827
Website

Why we love it:

  • The PLAYGROUND! (are you sensing a theme yet?)
  • Open 24/7
  • Gluten free & vegan options (vegan queso!!)
  • Kids Eat Free Every Tuesday (One free kid’s meal per one adult entree)
  • Funky fun Austin vibe

 

Photo Credit: Mama Fu’s Facebook Page

Mama Fu’s Asian House

Address
2250 E Palm Valley Blvd Ste 215
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 982-5824
Website

Why we love it:

  • They have a miniature outdoor Dell Diamond for the kids to play on! 
  • Fun Kids menu
  • Quick, easy, & affordable
  • $2 Happy hour 3-6pm daily

 

Greenhouse Craft Food 

 

Address
1400 E Old Settlers Blvd #110
Round Rock, TX 78664

 512-366-5567
Website

Why we love it:

  • Menu is chock-full of local, farm to table awesome-ness
  • Taco Tuesdays ($2 tacos, $3 drinks)
  • Huge fun chalkboard to entertain the kiddos 
  • Delicious VIP Kids Menu 
  • Droolworthy Coffee & beignets M-F 6:30am-11am
  • Weekend brunch

 

Mandola’s (Cedar Park) 

Address
12100 W Parmer Lane #200
Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 879-1450
Website

Why we love it:

  • Even though it isn’t Round Rock, it’s definitely close enough and totally worth the drive.
  • The PLAYGROUND!  
  • Beautiful patio with lots of trees & shade
  • The Italian food is flat out fantastico!
  • Each children’s entree includes a soft drink & a scoop of gelato
  • Gluten sensitive options
  • Happy Hour M-F 3-6pm

 

Cajun Pizza Place

Address
6001 W Parmer Ln #440
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 291-7997
Website

It’s technically Austin, but it’s close enough and worth the drive for authentic Cajun food & hospitality. 

Why we love it: 

  • Kids indoor play area
  • Kids eat free every Tuesday
  • Owned and operated by true Cajuns
  • Delicious pizza and all the Cajun food you could want
  • Beer comes in a frosty mug
  • Live music & fun game watching parties

 

Red’s Porch 

Red’s Porch Playground Photo credit: Red’s Porch Facebook Page

Address
4401 N Interstate Hwy 35 #2005
Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 939-8859
Website

Why we love it:

  • The PLAYGROUND!
  • Half Cajun, half Tex-Mex, half Southern. Yes, please!
  • Great porch with a lake view
  • Kid games
  • Great brunch, happy hour, and game watching 

 

Mighty Fine 

Address
201 University Oaks Blvd Suite 1380
Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 381-3310
Website

Why we love it: 

  • The PLAYGROUND! 
  • Tons of picnic table seating, indoor and out
  • The burgers are the bomb
  • Milkshakes
  • Simple menu that pleases everybody
  • Let’s be honest…that hand washing station is the best thing ever. 

 

The Dell Diamond

Address
3400 East Palm Valley Blvd.
Round Rock, Texas 78665
(512) 255-BALL (2255)
Website

While the Dell Diamond obviously isn’t a restaurant, the food and the family friendly atmosphere at the ball park is on point.  Even if you aren’t into baseball, it’s a must do.  

Why we love it:

  • All the food and drink options! The classic ball park hot dogs are delicious, but if that doesn’t float your boat, there are never-ending choices.  Barbecue, a beer garden, a deli, pizza, a chophouse, a grill, a pub, & tons more.  
  • The Berm.  AKA the cheap seats!  But make no mistake, the view is still great and the kids have a blast rolling down the grassy hills.  
  • A nursing room for mamas & babies
  • The FUN ZONE!  The playground is free and the other activities cost extra.  
  • Fireworks after every Friday home game
  • Sunday home games are Kid’s Days! Kids 12 & under get to run the bases after the game.

 

Hungry yet?

Let’s EAT! 

 

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One Response to Family Friendly Food In The ‘Burbs

  1. Lauren July 17, 2018 at 10:52 pm #

    Lots of other burbs besides round rock that could be included

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