Kid-Friendly Restaurants Around Charleston

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Charleston is chock full of amazing restaurants, some of the best in the country! We’ve got great places for outdoor eating, bucket list restaurants, and so many good places for brunch. But what us moms need to know, is where are the restaurants we can bring our kids to and not get the side-eye if they’re a bit…wild.

Guess what…we’ve got you covered! We’ve polled our team of contributors and our readers to find out your favorite kid-friendly restaurants around Charleston! Keep it handy and thank us later!

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kid-friendly restaurants

Downtown

Brown Dog Deli
Where: 40 Broad St., Charleston, 29401
What people are saying: “For lunch, we love Brown Dog Deli downtown! It’s a fun atmosphere! They have a great kids’ menu and provide crayons and paper to color. They also have a cute little outside area.”

Taco Boy
Where: 217 Huger St., Charleston, 29403
What people are saying: “Taco Boy downtown has a large back patio and a good kids menu.”

Bakers Bar
Where: 6 Windemere Blvd., Charleston, 29403
What people are saying: “Bakers Bar in South Windermere has outdoor seating by the greenway and arcade games inside.”

Fleet Landing
Where: 186 Concord St., Charleston, 29401
What people are saying: “I know it’s not the typical choice but we just recently went to Fleet’s Landing for lunch and I forgot how great their kids’ choices are. We ate outside and the kids cleaned their plates!”

Daps
Where: 280 Ashley Ave., Charleston, 29403
What people are saying: “Breakfast sandwiches with liquid cheese PLUS pancakes with fruity pebbles. Grownups and kids are both happy!”

Baker & Brewer
Where: 94 Stuart St., Charleston, 29403
What people are saying: “Kid-friendly menu plus big outdoor yard space.”

Butcher & Bee
Where: 1085 Morrison Dr., Charleston, 29403
What people are saying: “Delicious, kid-friendly, outdoor seating and free parking!”

Edmunds Oast Brewing Company
Where: 1505 King St., #1105, Charleston, 29405
What people are saying: “The restaurant has a gorgeous covered outdoor patio and the brewery has an AstroTurf yard to kick balls and blow bubbles.”

Mt. Pleasant

Coastal Crust & Vintage Coffee Cafe
Where: 219 Simmons St., Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (These two are right next door to each other).
What people are saying: “These restaurants share property and depending on the time of day are both perfect. You’ll eat outside and your kiddos can play on a newly renovated pickup truck converted into a playground.”

Steel City Pizza
Where: 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (there is also a location in N. Charleston)
What people are saying: “There’s a little game room!”

Pitt Street Pharmacy
Where: 111 Pitt St., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What people are saying: “My kids love lunch at Pitt street pharmacy.”

Lillie Fuel
Where: 426 W. Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What people are saying: “Lillie fuel has great kid options as well as adult sandwiches to pick up but you need to order ahead.”

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Where: 1109 Park W. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (there are also locations in West Ashley and Sullivan’s Island)
What people are saying: “Mex 1 in Park West has a game room (we like game rooms!)”

Mellow Mushroom
Where: 3110 N. Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, 29466 (there are also locations in West Ashley and N. Charleston)
What people are saying: “Kids + pizza = never a bad choice!”

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs
Where: 2805 N. Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, 29466
What people are saying: “With a funky vibe and hot dogs aplenty, your kids will think this place is super cool!”

Tasi Bites and Blends
Where: 1948 Long Grove Dr., #5, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What people are saying: “We love their smoothies and crepes as an after-school treat!”

Red’s Ice House
Where: 98 Church St., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What people are saying: “I love Reds and their kids chicken tenders are battered and fried fresh (not from a frozen bag) and killer honey mustard. Plus the killer view!” *Popular pick!

Page’s Okra Grill
Where: 302 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, 29464
What people are saying: “Page’s Okra Grill has Lowcountry food and is family-friendly.” *Popular pick!

Summerville

Five Loaves Cafe
Where: 214 N. Cedar St., Summerville, 29483 (there is also a location in Mt. Pleasant).
What people are saying: “With an outdoor area for eating as well as a screened-in porch, the laid-back, farm-to-table atmosphere is bound to be a hit with the whole family!”

Poogan’s Southern Kitchen
Where: 101 Nexton Square Dr., Summerville, 29486
What people are saying: “Poogan’s in Nexton has a large outside patio and coloring sheets to keep the kids busy. Enjoy some delicious southern cooking (hello fried green tomatoes!) and my kids said this was the best-grilled cheese they had ever had!”

Myles & June Yakitori
Where: 710 Bacons Bridge Rd., Summerville, 29485
What people are saying: “With some of the most authentic Japanese food around, your kids will also love watching the chef cook their food Hibachi style!”

The Ice House
Where: 104 E. Doty Ave., Summerville, 29483
What people are saying: “Located in downtown Summerville, there’s a good little outdoor space for the kids to run around and a delicious menu!”

Lowcountry Fish Camp
Where: 903 Central Ave., Summerville, 29483
What people are saying: “If you’re looking for fresh, local seafood in a laid-back, perfect for families atmosphere, this is your place! Also, the wait staff is SO nice!”

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Charleston Sports Pub 
Where: 125 Plantation N Blvd a, Goose Creek, 29445
What people are saying: “Great casual place to watch sports and the burgers are really good!”

West Ashley

Home Team BBQ 
Where: 1205 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, 29407 (the downtown location is also kid-friendly)
What people are saying: “We love going to Hometeam in West Ashley or downtown. Both have outdoor areas and cornhole for the kids.”

Zombie Bob’s Pizza (inside Frothy Beard Brewery)
Where: 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, 29407
What people are saying: “If you love pizza definitely Zombie Bob’s inside Frothy Beard Brewery. My kids can’t get over the size of the pizza and they always have toys and games for kids inside or you can hang out outside.”

Mrs. Roses
Where: 1090 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, 29407
What people are saying: “What kid doesn’t love a good chicken tender?!”

Swig & Swine (there are also locations in Summerville and Mt. Pleasant)
Where: 1217 Savannah Highway, Charleston 29407
What people are saying: “Casual atmosphere and great bbq and kid-friendly menu.”

The Early Bird Diner
Where: 1644 Savannah Highway, Charleston 29407
What people are saying: “There are puzzles and games for the kids to play!”

Annie O Loves Cookie Cafe of Sweet Abundance
Where: 1901 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, 29407
What people are saying: “It’s a nice place to stop in and get the kids a treat, allergy-friendly, high-quality ingredients and healthier dessert (but you would never know).” They have also been featured in our Charleston Moms EAT series!

James Island

Bohemian Bull *This was a big fan favorite!
Where: 1531 Folly Rd., James Island, 29412
What people are saying: “Bohemian Bull has a large outdoor patio and TVs. Lots of kids are usually playing tag.”

Garage 75
Where: 1175 Folly Rd., Suite G, Charleston, 29412
What people are saying: “They have a game room!”

Dukes Barbecue
Where: 331 Folly Rd., Charleston, 29412
What people are saying: “All you can eat BBQ, hash, fried chicken, veggies, desserts, and drinks. It is one of our favorites.”

Jalisco’s Taqueria & Tequila
Where: 1271 Folly Rd., Charleston, 29412
What people are saying: “Their kids’ meals are legit, our kids love getting the steak tacos.”

Martin’s BBQ
Where: 1622 Highland Ave., Charleston, 29412

Johns Island

The Tattooed Moose
Where: 3228 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, 29455
What people are saying: “There is plenty of outdoor space here!”

Gilligan’s
Where: 160 Main Rd., Johns Island, 29455
What people are saying: “We always love Gilligan’s because their hush puppies are so good and the kids love them!”

Braised in the South
Where: 3338 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island, 29455
What people are saying: “Braised In The South (BITS) has a great outdoor area and huge chalkboards that have entertained our grands a bunch. The food is yummy and they have ice cream too!”

Isle of Palms

Coconut Joe’s Beach Grill
Where: 1120 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, 29451
What people are saying: “Perfect food and atmosphere after a fun day at the beach!”

The Boathouse
Where: 101 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms, 29451
What people are saying: “On the water and the kids can watch the boats go by!”

Acme Lowcountry Kitchen
Where: 31 J C Long Blvd., Isle of Palms, 29451
What people are saying: “It has a spacious covered/screened seating area, and a great menu with seasonal dishes. The owners are local, and they have kids, so it’s very family-friendly.”

Papi’s Taqueria
Where: 1012 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, 29451
What people are saying: “It’s a funky spot specializing in tacos and nachos. The upstairs seating area is good for families, and don’t forget to take a pic with the wings on the upstairs outside area!”

North Charleston

Jackrabbit Filly
Where: 4628 Spruil Ave., North Charleston, 29405
What people are saying: “Jackrabbit Filly is always a favorite. The kids’ menu is small but they can try a lot of different stuff since everything is family style.”

Boxcar Betty’s
Where: 7800 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston, 29406 (there are also locations in West Ashley and Mt. Pleasant)
What people are saying: “Your kids will LOVE the fried chicken here, and so will you!”

Amici’s Italian Bistro
Where: 7648 Northwoods Ave., North Charleston, 29406
What people are saying: “Not only is the food out of this world, but your kids will love the authentic Italian atmosphere!”

Holy City Brewing
Where: 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston, 29405
What people are saying: “The outdoor space is unbeatable. The yard is humongous, plus there is often live music.”

Sullivan’s Island

The Obstinate Daughter
Where: 2063 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 29482
What people are saying: “My son and I go to Obstinate Daughter all the time and follow up with ice cream at Beardcats downstairs afterward for dessert! I think it’s great for kids because of the small plates and there is a pizza option if you have a picky eater. The outside seating makes it easy if your littles are rambunctious that day, and it’s always nice to follow up with ice cream!”

Poe’s Tavern
Where: 2210 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 29482
What people are saying: “Poe’s Tavern is awesome (huge burgers, outdoor seating).”

Home Team BBQ
Where: 2209 Middle St., Sullivan’s Island, 29482
What people are saying: “Not as spacious as the one downtown, but still very popular with families because it’s loud and fun and there’s a big blackboard and side area where kids can play. And Game Changers. And also owned by a local family!”

Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Braised In The South (BITS) has a great outdoor area and huge chalk boards that have entertained our grands a bunch. The food is yummy and they have ice cream too!

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