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6 of the Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Gulf Shores

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Family vacation is one of the most-anticipated events of the year, and the kids will love a getaway just as much as you! When you bring the whole family to Gulf Shores, AL, for a beach escape, it'll be great to have some kid-friendly restaurants on your radar. It can be hard feeding a large family, especially if you're bringing everyone together for a reunion in one of our multi-bedroom, accommodating vacation homes. These kid-friendly restaurants in Gulf Shores will make your job a lot easier! Bring the entire group to these great local eateries for a delicious meal after a fun day on the beach.

When planning your family vacation itinerary, be sure to note all the kid-friendly activities in our area. Read about the 8 Best Things to Do in Gulf Shores with Kids on our blog page for some helpful suggestions!

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Gulf Shores


Lulu's Gulf Shores is a festive waterfront hangout with a great casual atmosphere, fun beach activities, and nightly live music. This is one of our favorite options of kid-friendly restaurants in Gulf Shores. With an arcade and ropes course, fun abounds for your kids (and you too!) With great buffet options that will fill everyone up, Lulu's is designed for a family night out. Sip a beer while the kids enjoy a root beer float. Then, everyone can join in for ski ball or air hockey.


The Hangout at Orange Beach is also a great option for kid-friendly restaurants in Gulf Shores. This colorful seafood restaurant is known for its oyster cook-off and music festival as well as an ideal open-air space perfect for beach vacationers to eat and well...hang out. The kids menu is full of scrumptious meals, from a hot dog and cheeseburger to grilled Mahi Mahi served with french fries, applesauce, or the veggie of the day.


Craft beers for mom and dad and yummy entrees for the kids are all available at Luna's Eat and Drink. This restaurant features Southern comfort food and casual fare. Think shrimp or spaghetti for the kids and shrimp and grits or a meatball po'boy for you. Pair your entree with buttermilk mashed potatoes, hot buttered cornbread, smoked cheddar grits, or fried sweet potatoes for some true Southern flair.

Tacky Jacks

Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores is a breezy outdoor eatery overlooking the marina! Bring the whole family for live music and yummy bites from breakfast until dinner and beyond. If you're coming for breakfast to start off your day right, try the build your own omelet option. Biscuits and gravy or French toast are some other favorites, and mimosas and Bloody Mary's will be on deck. Later in the day, the kids can pick from options like fried popcorn shrimp or chicken strips.

Acme Oyster

One more great selection of kid-friendly restaurants in Gulf Shores is Acme Oyster. Come here for po'boys, gumbo, and some other tasty Cajun-Creole classics! You'll love the amazing seafood platters here, from fresh crabmeat to shrimp to oyster combinations served with hush puppies. For dessert, the kids will love vanilla ice cream or a root beer float.

The Diner

The kids will love the video games at old-school restaurant The Diner. Sunday brunch is a favorite here, but you can find great food every day of the week. The crab and shrimp risotto or shrimp alfredo will satisfy the pasta lovers, while a wedge salad with soup is ideal for a lighter bite.

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