Best Family Restaurants in Jax

April 20, 2016 14 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article shares their picks of the best family restaurants in Jacksonville.

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you should have to hide away at home and never venture out to explore our amazing Jacksonville food scene.  Taking kids out to eat can be a daunting task (trust me, I know) and a lot of times it is just easier to hit up a fast food joint, order takeout, or to cook something at home.  But that can get old quick. We parents want good food too doggone it (ok…tantrum over).  

Luckily, families don’t have to be relegated to cheesy kid-themed restaurants, boring chains, and iffy fast food places.  There are plenty of places in town that are perfect for families.  Some are clearly designed as “family friendly” while others aren’t necessarily “kid” restaurants, but are surprisingly well-equipped to handle the extra needs that a family with small children might have (think: high chairs, decent kids’ menu, quick service).  Here are just a few of our favorite family-friendly restaurants in town.  These are places that we find ourselves going back to again and again, not just because our kids love them, but because the food is top notch too.

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Your Pie

Kids can be picky.  So why not let them pick exactly what they want to eat?  Your Pie is a pizza place that does just that, offering completely personalized pizzas made with fresh ingredients and cooked right in front of you.  Toppings range from the traditional (pepperoni, olives, green peppers) to the more far-out (think corn and cranberries).  It’s basically dinner and a show as far as kids are concerned.  And you can feel good about what is going into your family’s food because it is literally right in front of you as they prepare it.  They even have vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options, which is a big plus for families with dietary restrictions.  After your pizza, indulge in some yummy gelato or sorbet as a reward for eating all your dinner.  Your Pie has two locations locally at 4828 Deer Lake Drive West in Jacksonville and 1545 County Road 220, Suite 125 in Fleming Island.

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