Family Friendly Restaurants San Antonio

San Antonio is a great city for families. There are lots of family friendly activities and events and even more family friendly restaurants. You can find all the usual chain restaurants that welcome families like Chuck E Cheese, Rainforest Cafe, McDonalds and Burger King. But if you are looking for something with a little local flavor, well there are plenty of those as well.

Mamas Cafe

Mama’s Cafe is a local success story. For over twenty seven years they have been serving happy families and have grown from their original cafe to four locations all over San Antonio. They cater to families in a comfortable and casual style that will remind any of the older generation of a renovated gas station of the 1930’s. It’s all about that homey feeling with checkered table cloths and curtains and a cuisine that is anchored in the Texas hill country.

All of the locations are a little different but two have large sandboxes for the youngsters and three have cozy fireplaces. All offer the option of dining outdoors and when the weather is fine, as it often is in San Antonio, this is the place to be. Children are very welcome here and the casual nature of the restaurant guarantees that. There will however be nothing casual about your service or the quality of your food.

Starting with breakfast and their variety of skillets filled with eggs and other savory delights you can’t go wrong at Mama’s. Their breakfast favorites include their biscuits and gravy, pancakes and breakfast sized tacos. The young ones have their own menu to choose from. The orange juice is fresh squeezed and the coffee is fresh ground, you will leave Mama’s ready to tackle anything your day throws at you.

Later in the day, people flock to Mamas to sample the fried mushrooms served with southern cream gravy, how good does that sound? Whether it is a sizzling steak, a loaded sandwich, grilled or fried catfish or some Southern fried steak you can’t go wrong at Mama’s Cafe and at a price that families can afford.

Gourmet Burger Grill

While the concept of a gourmet burger an its many incarnations is adult, gourmet burger grill hasn’t forget the youngsters, their kids menu offers mini burgers, mini turkey corn dogs, mac and cheese, all beef hot dog and chicken fingers all served with kid friendly sides and drinks.  Happy kids make dining a much more pleasant event for the rest of the family. At Gourmet Burger Grill it can be a Kobe beef burger or ahi tuna, a Caprese burger with fresh mozzarella or the ever popular Lamb burger. It will be a meal that the whole family will enjoy especially if you finish up with the Hershey chocolate cobbler.

Mi Tierra

Mi Tierra is an institution in San Antonio. They have been in business satisfying hungry families for almost 60 years. Breakfast, lunch and dinner you can enjoy the authentic atmosphere and cuisine in a very casual and family friendly restaurant. Their children’s menu offers American and Mexican favorites, hamburgers and chicken fingers as well as enchiladas and tacos, all served with a fountain drink. When you are in the area, drop in and grab a sweet or an empanada at the bakery and sit down with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. You can stop in any time if day or night and their very special breakfasts are served 24 hours a day.

The County Line

When the family is in the mood for good southern Texas barbecue then the County Line is a perfect place to go. Huge platters of ribs, brisket and sides at great prices will guarantee that the family won’t leave here hungry or broke.

With locations all over Texas this is a chain that has proven over the last 27 years that it knows what it is doing when it comes to fixing barbecue and satisfying customers. If you develop a craving for some of their food and you live far away, don’t despair, you can have it shipped.Their combo platters can be a combo of two or a combo of five, you decide. Want BBQ turkey, ribs or pork, sizzling steaks, country fried steaks or catfish? You will find it all here with the appropriate sides.

If your family is all adults, you can choose the family style dining for all you can eat at $19.95 per person. Whatever you chose the atmosphere is casual, the help is friendly, the portions are generous and the food is down home good.

San Antonio has lots of family friendly restaurants. Some are  family owned and others are the biggest chains. You will never be lacking for choices when you are in San Antonio with your family.