Kid Friendly Eats in Destin

Planning your upcoming family vacation in Destin and looking for the best spots to grab a bite? Look no further! We’ve curated the perfect list of family-friendly restaurants in and around the Destin area. Featuring fun atmospheres and tasty meals, our selection of eateries will leave you full and fulfilled as you enjoy the Emerald Coast.



Lulu’s, a popular waterfront spot in Destin, was created by and named after Lucy Buffett. Specializing in classic homemade recipes with some southern twists, Lulu’s boasts a hearty menu with allergen-sensitive and kid-friendly options. Known for its live music, outdoor seating, and special events, Lulu’s is a Destin hotspot perfect for families of all ages.


Dewey’s Harborside

Full of local history and charm, Dewey’s Destin Seafood Restaurant is a must on your Destin Bucket List. Offering the prettiest views of Crab Island and an excellent seafood menu, Dewey’s has a casual, relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.



Open for over 40 years, McGuire’s Irish Pub boasts numerous awards, including Best Steakhouse and Best Burger. Known for having over one million signed dollar bills hanging from its ceiling, McGuire’s has a great atmosphere and tons of live music and special events that make it truly unique to the Destin area.


Fat Daddy’s

If you’re looking for the ultimate kids’ destination, look no further than Fat Daddy’s Arcade. Enjoy your favorite classic arcade games, claw machines, and interactive games all while making priceless family memories with your kids. Fat Daddy’s often posts point deals on their website so you can make the most of your time when you play!



Locally known as the most fun family restaurant, Fudpucker’s, is a must-do on any family vacation in Destin. Featuring live alligators, a graffiti wall, arcade games, and more, Fudpucker’s is sure to be a kids’ favorite. Be sure to get there early; Fudpucker’s seats are on a first-come-first-serve basis and wait times can get long due to popularity.



Looking for a fun dessert to round out your night? Try Shakes! Shakes is a fan-favorite frozen custard spot with homemade flavors and a classic ice cream shop experience. Custom-build your own shakes and sundaes for a unique experience of your most loved ice cream flavors and toppings.


As you gear up for your family vacation in Destin, rest assured that your family members will enjoy every moment at any of our hand-picked restaurants. From beautiful waterfront views to fun-filled alligator farms, Destin offers nothing but the best dining experiences that will leave you with the best family memories. 

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