10 Family-Friendly Restaurants In Vegas That Kids Will Love

By Elle
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As seasoned travelers who know way too much about large-group Las Vegas trips, we’re here to help! Over the years, we’ve coordinated large friend gatherings in Vegas and even planned full-blown family reunions here.

After a bunch of research and real-life trial and error, we’ve uncovered some hidden gems that offer not only delectable dishes but also an atmosphere that the kids absolutely adore.

We’ve qualified the restaurants on our list based on a few things we think you’ll find important — affordability, portion sizes, unique theme that the kids will enjoy, happy hour specials, and kids menu specials.

But, more importantly, we’ve picked restaurants that serve high-quality food… that actually tastes good. So no, you’re not going to find recommendations like Taco Bell, Rainforest Cafe, or Denny’s here!

Here are 10 of our top recommendations when it comes to family-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas.

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

Carmine's Las Vegas
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Best for: Lunch and dinner

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant is the epitome of family-style dining done right! Originating in NYC, they’ve brought their Southern Italian family-style magic over to Las Vegas. Now, let me break it down for you.

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the menu: the prices might not be your everyday bargain. But guess what? Everything here is served family style, and when I say family style, I mean massive portions that could probably feed a small village.

So, for example, if you order garlic bread, it will come with about 9 fat slices. And if you order a pasta dish like the angel hair and meatballs, a single order could easily satisfy a family of 4, kids included!

And let’s talk ambiance – it’s like taking a culinary trip to Italy right in the heart of Las Vegas. The place is roomy, which is a plus, especially if you’re rolling with a large family. The service? Also top-notch.

So, if you’re feeling like Italian food, want massive portions, and want to dine casually with your family, Carmine’s is where it’s at!

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended.

Location: Forum Shops at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino (3500 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Buddy V’s Ristorante

Buddy V's Ristorante The Venetian
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Best for: Lunch and dinner

Buddy V’s Ristorante is another go-to spot for a family-friendly dining experience within The Venetian. Nestled in the Grand Canal Shoppes, this place is the epitome of delicious homemade goodness served for lunch, dinner, and even Sunday brunch.

Every dish we’ve ever ordered here was a generous, heaping portion of pure delight. Some must-try dishes include the Jersey City-style fried mozzarella, Grandma’s meatballs, My Wife’s Eggplant Parm, and Linguine & Clams.

And let’s not forget the little ones – the “Bambinos” menu caters specifically to kids, offering delightful options like meatballs, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, and more. It’s a win-win for both the young and the young at heart.

Sundays are a whole different level of indulgence with their buffet brunch, so if everyone in the family has a big appetite, this could be a great option too.

PRO TIP: Word to the wise – this place is popular, so I highly recommend making a reservation. When the restaurant first opened, the lines wound through the Venetian. Try to get a window seat so you can get front-row views of the iconic Las Vegas Strip!

Location: Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas (3327 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Grand Lux Cafe at The Venetian and Palazzo

Best for: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Grand Lux Cafe is personally one of our favorite large-group restaurants in all of Las Vegas! We love staying at The Venetian and The Palazzo whenever we throw group trips of 8 or more, and one of the top things we look forward to is dining at this restaurant.

Expect a menu so massive (almost like Cheesecake Factory’s but better) that you’ll have a hard time picking just one dish for yourself.

Families with picky eaters, you’re going to love eating here! Grand Lux Cafe has you covered with a menu that’s practically a foodie encyclopedia. From appetizers to pasta dishes to steaks and seafood to desserts, there’s something for everyone – even the pickiest of taste buds won’t be able to resist the tempting choices.

There’s also a great Happy Hour that takes place Monday through Friday from 4 PM to 6:30 PM. You can dig into chicken tenders, burgers, crabcakes, potstickers, Asian nachos, chicken lettuce wraps, buffalo chicken rolls, mini cheeseburgers, and more all for under $11 each.

Location: There are 2 locations (The Venetian and The Palazzo)

Tournament Of Kings Dinner Show

Best for: Dinner

Tournament of Kings Las Vegas
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The Tournament of Kings Dinner Show is a fantastic family-friendly experience that stands out as one of the most unique dining options in Vegas for kids.

This isn’t your average dinner meal. It comes with a whole show adapted from the tale of King Arthur, featuring jousting, sword fights, and medieval-themed performances that’ll captivate both kids and adults.

The medieval theme is a winner for kids who love princes/princesses, castles, knights, dragons, and all-around fantasy – it’s like stepping into a fairy tale! Kids love to be involved, and this show encourages it. From cheering for their favorite knights to actively participating in the enthusiastic atmosphere, children feel like an integral part of the action.

For your meal, you’ll all get a dinner fit for royalty… medieval style. The meal is served in true medieval style – meaning you get no utensils! This hands-on dining experience is both fun and delicious, with a menu that caters to a variety of tastes.

Location: Excalibur Hotel & Casino (Excalibur Way, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

The Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge

The Peppermill Restaurant
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Best for: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

For a classic, old-school Las Vegas experience, look no further than The Peppermill Restaurant & Fireside Lounge, a neon-lit establishment that’s been gracing the strip for over 50 years! It’s the epitome of a retro-themed diner, exuding charming old Americana allure. We think the kids will love the theme of this restaurant alone.

And the best part? This gem serves not only brunch but also lunch, dinner, and late-night meals, which means you can step into nostalgia at any time of day.

Menu prices may look higher than average, but everything is shareable due to the large portions. And if you’re seeking vegan or vegetarian options, they have a surprisingly large assortment of dishes you can choose from. One thing’s for sure — no one in the family will be leaving hungry!

Now, let’s talk about the star of the show – those french fries! Someone in your group should definitely order an entree that comes with fries, they will be some of the best you’ve ever had.

So, if you’re yearning for that old-school charm, diverse menu options, and fries that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance, try The Peppermill Restaurant.

Location: 2985 S Las Vegas Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89109

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

Black Tap Burgers
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Best for: Lunch and dinner

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer in The Venetian is not just a casual burger joint. While yes they do serve some pretty amazing burgers here, it’s all about the CrazyShakes that have dominated Instagram and other social media platforms! This place has earned its fame for these larger-than-life shakes that are practically a meal in themselves.

The shakes are crazy indeed… you can find them filled with candy, whole cookies, or even slices of cake. Yes, you heard it right – a shake with a slice of cake on top, cookies adorning the rim, and maybe even some never-ending cotton candy. Like we said, these shakes are the true stars of the show, and we think the kids will think so too!

Black Tap offers more than just shakes – their Korean BBQ wings are super popular too. They also have burger salads, vegan dishes, and vegetable sides.

Whether you’re in it for the shakes, the burgers, or the award-winning wings, Black Tap is the place where fun meets flavor in a big way.

Location: The Venetian Las Vegas (3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109)

Sugar Factory Las Vegas

Sugar Factory Las Vegas
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Best for: Lunch and dinner

Sugar Factory Las Vegas is the place you’d want to take your kids if they’re craving something sweet. But be warned, there’s lots of sugar here!

This American restaurant chain offers an accessible menu featuring salads, sandwiches, burgers, and larger-than-life entrees, but it truly shines with its amazing desserts. From extravagant milkshakes to mouthwatering sundaes and decadent cheesecakes, the dessert menu is a sugary dream come true.

The three-story venue boasts indoor and outdoor seating, a walk-up goblet bar, a whimsical candy retail store, and even a candy dots rock climbing wall for the adventurous souls. It’s the perfect destination for families, celebrations, and anyone looking for a fun and sweet day out.

For something on the sweet side, indulge in their insane Double Stack Rainbow Pancakes, adorned with powdered sugar, chocolate chips, gummy bears, strawberries, whipped cream, and rainbow sprinkles. Popular savory items include The Big Cheesy Burger and the delectable Fettuccine Alfredo.

And don’t forget to try their famous Insane Milkshakes, served in chocolate-covered mugs.

Location: 3717 Las Vegas Blvd Unit 285 & 360 Las Vegas, NV 89109

Hash House A Go Go

Hash House A Go Go
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Best for: Breakfast

Hash House A Go Go is the ultimate breakfast (or early lunch) haven for those looking to start their day with a hearty feast. If you’re rolling with a large group or your family, this is the breakfast spot for you.

Now, fair warning, the prices might not LOOK like your bargain breakfast deal, but trust me, the huge portions make up for the price. Even though the prices might be a tad higher for a breakfast joint (think $20+ per entree), the amount of food you get on your plate easily makes up for it. One entree could easily feed 2-3 people.

Two of their iconic dishes include the chicken and waffles and griddled French toast; they are the stuff breakfast dreams are made of!

Now, here’s the catch – they close at 1 pm, which is a lot earlier than a lot of other restaurants. But if you can make it within the hours, Hash House A Go Go is where your breakfast dreams become a delicious reality.

Location: The LINQ (3535 Las Vegas Blvd S Las Vegas NV 89109)

Sickie’s Garage Burgers and Brews

Sickie's Garage Las Vegas
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Best for: Lunch and dinner

If you’ve got a car or are okay with venturing off-strip, Sickie’s Garage Burgers and Brews in Town Square is a fantastic family-friendly restaurant with tons of special deals throughout the week.

Their offerings include a “Kids Eat Free” deal every Monday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, where up to two free kids’ meals are provided with each adult meal purchased at regular price for kids aged 12 and under.

Additionally, the restaurant caters to various groups with special discounts, such as a 20% discount for military, fire, EMS, and police personnel on regular-priced menu items. College students can enjoy a 25% discount on one item of their choice on Tuesdays.

With lunch specials, a daily happy hour, and late-night specials, Sickie’s Garage Burgers and Brews offers a ton of good deals you can take advantage of if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed.

Location: Town Square (6629 Las Vegas Blvd S Suite 120 Las Vegas, NV 89119)

Blueberry Hill Restaurant

Best for: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Blueberry Hill is the OG of family-friendly dining in Las Vegas! This spot has been family-owned and operated since 1966, and they proudly stand as a non-franchised gem. Since 1987, they’ve been dishing out love to Las Vegas, and they’ve got family-friendly dining mastered.

Now, let’s talk about the kid’s specials – you’ll get some sweet deals for the little ones! From 3 pm to 6 pm every day, kids 11 and under get a discount off the Kiddie Menu when an adult meal is ordered. We’re talking Happy Face Pancake Treats, Kiddie Spaghetti, French Toast that’s kid-approved, Pancake Specials, Chicken Fingers with all the fixings, and even a Ham & Cheese Omelette for the mini foodies.

Oh, and did I mention there are four locations? Yeah, they’ve got Vegas covered, and some spots are open 24/7. So, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a midnight snack attack, Blueberry Hill is there for you and your hungry crew.

Location: Multiple locations

About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!