Emerald Coast

Kid-Friendly Restaurants

This page lists kid-friendly restaurants in the Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County, Florida area. Listings include restaurants with playgrounds, restaurants with family-friendly entertainment, and restaurants featuring attractions or kid-friendly activities.
Kids Okaloosa County, Walton County and Bay County: Kid-Friendly Restaurants - Fun 4 Emerald Coast Kids
Listings
Als Burger Bar

Located at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, Als is a casual, open-air restaurant you walk right up to from the beach. Kids will LOVE the splash fount ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Bay, The

There's a beach area on the bay with sand toys, bean bag toss, etc. to keep kids entertained. Special kid's menu available. The Bay is a family-friend ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
24215 Hwy. 331 South, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, 32459
Burger King

This Burger King location has an indoor play area. Let your kids burn some energy in this indoor space and enjoy a meal.

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
East, 3218 US-98 BUS, Panama City, FL, 32401
Chick-Fil-A: Destin

This Chick-Fil-A has a great outdoor play area.

Area: Destin/Niceville
1063 Highway 98 E, Destin, FL, 32541
Chick-Fil-A: Miramar Beach

The new Miramar Beach location has a great indoor playground. This is a perfect spot for a playdate on a rainy or super hot day! Parents can enjoy a m ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
52 Scenic Gulf Dr, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Chick-Fil-A: Niceville

The new Niceville location has a great indoor playground. This is a perfect spot for a playdate on a rainy or super hot day! Parents can enjoy a meal ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
1348 John Sims Pkwy E, Niceville, FL, 32578
Chick-Fil-A: Tyndall Parkway

This location has a great indoor playground. This is a perfect spot for a playdate on a rainy or super hot day! Parents can enjoy a meal or a cup of c ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
401 N Tyndall Pkwy, Panama City, FL, 32404
Chick-Fil-A: W 23rd St.

This Panama City location has a great indoor playground. This is a perfect spot for a playdate on a rainy or super hot day! Parents can enjoy a meal o ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
900 W 23rd St, Panama City, FL, 32405
Crab Trap, The

At the Crab Trap, kids meals come with a sand bucket and shovel that you can walk out on the beach and use afterwards! Fun, casual atmosphere for kids ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island, Destin/Niceville
Multiple Locations, FL, 32548
Culver's

Each Kids' Meal comes with a certificate for a free scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard and a Scoopie Token. Start saving tokens to score free Scoopie gear ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A), Panama City/Panama City Beach
Multiple Locations
Donut Hole, The

Your kids will flip over the assortment of treats at the counter at the Donut Hole, a local tradition that serves all day (but come early before the d ...

Area: Destin/Niceville, South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A), Panama City/Panama City Beach
635 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL, 32541
Finns Island Style Grub

Casual outdoor dining (picnic tables and a food truck with covered area for shade). There's a mini playground with climbing equipment and toys next to ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
7220 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Fudpuckers Gator Beach: Destin

For families who visit Fudpucker’s Destin restaurant, there are a bunch of things for the kids to do. For the little “Fudsters”, there’s a large playg ...

Free: Yes
Area: Destin/Niceville
20001 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL, 32541
Fudpuckers Gator Island: Okaloosa Island

Families will want to visit the incomparable Fat Daddy’s Arcade that is located inside the building. Fat Daddy’s features the newest and most popular ...

Free: Yes
Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1318 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL, 32548
Grimaldi's Pizza

Grimaldi's gives kids a piece of pizza dough to play with while you wait! You can walk next door to Menchie's frozen yogurt for dessert!

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
780 Grand Grand Blvd Ste 100, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Gulf Okaloosa Island, The

Outdoor casual dining, ping pong, bean bag toss, movies under the stars, plenty of space to play, cool toys (adorable shop on site), AND a gorgeous vi ...

Area: Fort Walton/Okaloosa Island
1284 Marler Avenue, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Harpoon Harry's

Kids can play on the beach while you wait for your food! The restaurant is very family-friendly and kids can get a souvenir cup. If you're lucky, you ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
12627 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
Hartell's at Village of Baytowne Wharf

Hartell's is a classic 50's diner in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Come in and check out our Village Sweet Shop with an ice cream bar built atop the ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
142 Fishermans Cv, Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Hub, The

The Hub is a gathering place for family and friends on beautiful Highway 30a on the Florida panhandle, with great restaurants, entertainment, and shop ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
7000 East County Highway 30A, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
J. Michaels Dockside Bar and Grill

This place has been in PCB since 1976 and is a family favorite. There's a play table with toys at the front, and you can bring the toys to the table w ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
3210 Thomas Dr., Panama City Beach, FL
Joe's Crab Shack

Kids will love the outdoor playground, the servers' crazy dances, fun music, relaxed atmosphere, and funky decor. Menu is very kid-friendly and kids c ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
14055 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL, 32541
LuLu's

This popular restaurant has a beach area with toys for the kids (including a really neat water feature!) and other fun activities like a "seahorse sli ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
4607 Legendary Marina Dr., Destin, FL, 32541
Margaritaville

Stilt walkers, balloon artists, live music, and wacky island decor make Margaritaville a fun place for kids. Different events held throughout the year ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
Multiple Locations, Destin, FL, 32541
McDonald's: Bluewater Bay

Featuring an Under-the-Sea Animation experience never seen in any play place - anywhere! This unusual indoor play place appeals to a variety of ages a ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
4570 Hwy 20 East, Niceville, FL, 32588
McDonald's: East Destin

This McDonald’s has an indoor Playplace. Keep your children entertained and active with a variety of fun activities available at this Playplace.

Area: Destin/Niceville
12830 US Highway 98 W, Destin, FL, 32550
McDonald's: Lynn Haven

COMING SOON! The Lynn Haven location has started the process of remodeling their play place, moving it from an outdoor to an indoor space.

1710 Hwy 77, Lynn Haven, FL, 32444
Mezcal Mexican Grill

Families will love the Seascape location...it's right next to the Aerial Entertainment ropes courses (you can sine outside and watch) and it's also ri ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
80 Seascape Drive | Suite 101, Miramar Beach, FL
Panini Pete's

Featured on Food Network "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives", this new restaurant has a lot for kids to love! Kids get a cute chef hat and a free beignet w ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
1071 Hwy 98 East, Destin, FL, 32541
Pizza by the Sea

Pizza by the Sea is a very family-friendly pizza place with a casual and fun atmosphere. The Watercolor Crossing location has children's books to enjo ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
Multiple locations, Seacrest, FL
Pompano Joe's

Huge windows with views of the Gulf, lots of beach activity to watch including parasailing and surfing, big portion kids meals, and access to the beac ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
Multiple locations, FL
Runaway Bay Caribbean Grill

Runaway Bay has inside and outdoor dining, swimming in the outdoor pool, outdoor tiki bar, and gift shop...so bring the whole family for some guarante ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
3901 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408

Seaside's town green has a row of permanently parked Airstream food trailers that are a huge hit with kids. There's something for everyone, from grill ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
Sharky's

Sharky's has a cool playground for kids to play while you wait! The atmosphere is a big hit for kids with lots to see, fun music, and kids' meals are ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
15201 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Spinnaker Beach Club and Grill

Spinnaker's has a pirate show nightly during the summer and a pirate will visit your table, and they shoot a cannon. Call for times (seasonal). Kids a ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
8795 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL, 32408
Surf Hut

This laid back restaurant is right on the beach, so you can play in the sand while waiting for your table or food. They provide kids sand toys, hula h ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
551 Scenic Gulf Dr., Miramar Beach, FL, 32550
Taco Bar, The

Taco bar has a relaxed atmosphere for kids. Kids love that they can walk up to this place from the beach! Outdoor picnic tables for casual dining in a ...

Area: South Walton County (Miramar/Sandestin/Freeport/Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach/30A)
2236 East County Road 30-A, Seaside, FL, 32459
Thomas' Donut and Snack Shop

What kid wouldn't love donuts on the beach? Thomas' is a local favorite because of its kid-appealing sweets and that you can enjoy them right in the s ...

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
19208 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill

An "Under the Sea" dining and bowling adventure! Uncle Buck's has an island-theme that offers visitors the experience of feeling like they are underwa ...

Area: Destin/Niceville
4251 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL, 32541
Vinny & Bay's Coffee and Eatery

A place for you to hang out, study, have meetings or just take a break. A place for our friends with Special Needs to have a job they can be proud of.

Area: Panama City/Panama City Beach
Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL