You don’t have to miss out on Charleston’s crave-worthy culinary scene just because the kiddos are in tow! There are many family-friendly restaurants in the Lowcountry, complete with yard games, outdoor patios, kids menus and more. Scroll on to discover 14 of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in Charleston.
1. Butcher & Bee
Butcher & Bee has an outdoor patio perfect for enjoying a family meal. The kiddos (& adults, of course) can’t miss the hand-cut fries.
2. Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit
Callie’s grab & go buttermilk biscuits are an ideal bite to pick up and enjoy at Waterfront Park or your favorite spot downtown. They even offer mini-sized biscuits, perfect for the kiddos.
3. Charleston Crab House
Charleston Crab House’s James Island and Shem Creek locations are situated on the water, perfect for dolphin spotting while enjoying a casual bite with the fam. An order (or three) of hushpuppies, please!
4. Edmund’s Oast
Order “The Lunchbox” at Edmund’s Oast and you’ll receive a fried chicken sammy, pasta salad and nutella cookie! They also offer a kids menu including grilled cheese and cheesy buttered noodles, all to be enjoyed on the outdoor patio.
5. Fleet Landing
Grab a waterfront seat and dolphin spot with the kids while waiting on your fresh-from-the-dock seafood plates! Located within walking distance of Waterfront Park, it’s the perfect spot to stroll to after an afternoon of fun.
6. Home Team BBQ
Home Team’s downtown location features a fenced-in gravel area with chalkboards while the West Ashley location has corn hole to play! They also offer a kid’s menu including quesadillas, PB&J, grilled cheese, chicken fingers and more.
Home Team BBQ
7. Islander 71
Islander 71 has yard games, kid-friendly trivia nights, live entertainment and a full kids menu featuring mac & cheese, grilled cheese, chicken tenders, fries, peanut butter mini pies and banana pudding!
Churros with chocolate sauce. Need we say more? Aside from the mouth-watering dessert, Jalisco offers a menu filled with kid-friendly options from papas fritas to nachos to tacos and more.
9. Leon’s Oyster Shop
Start with the fried chicken and end with an ice cream cone, complete with sprinkles, for dessert when dining at Leon’s Oyster Shop! Moms, don’t miss out on the frosé.
10. Mex 1
Mex 1 on Sullivan’s is the perfect family-friendly spot for a mid-day beach break! This casual hangout offers quesadillas, baja seasoned fries, tacos and more that the entire family will love.
11. Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails
Ms. Rose’s offers a kids menu including chicken tenders, grilled cheese, cheese pita pizza, mac & cheese, fries, carrots sticks, fruit and more!
Ms. Rose’s Fine Food & Cocktails
12. Rancho Lewis
Rancho Lewis’ corn dogs and cheese quesadillas have us wanting to order off “Los Ninos” menu. While you sip on a marg, the kids can enjoy strawberry limonada, apple juice or milk. Bonus: there is an astroturf lawn right outside for the kids to play on!
13. Swig & Swine
This casual hot spot offers a kid-friendly menu featuring mac & cheese, banana pudding, a family BBQ platter and more.
14. Taco Boy
Taco Boy’s downtown location features a large back patio and kids menu including chicken & monterey jack cheese quesadillas, kids tacos and more delicious bites.
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