Kid-Friendly Dining in Round Rock, TX

Kids and dining out can be a daunting task. Picky eaters and wiggly kiddos can make you consider that drive-thru detour, but stay strong, parents! We scouted out spots that are kid-approved and parent-tested. We found restaurants with games, playgrounds, and menus even the pickiest eater would try. Here is a kid-friendly dining guide to Round Rock, TX!

Backporch Social

Get ready to be transported to a fun-filled wonderland at Backporch Social! They curated every detail to make you feel like you are at a hometown fair or carnival. They have arcade and yard games for the kiddos, along with corn dogs, chicken strips, churros, and fried Oreos. They also have a fully stocked bar for the adults!


Embark on an underwater adventure with the family at Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill! This restaurant and bowling alley brings you under the sea! From the lighting to the ocean creatures, it really feels like you’re bowling in the big blue. You and your youngsters can bowl a perfect 300-game, chow down on island-themed cuisine, and play the night away in their arcade area.

Kalahari Dining

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Take your kids and their taste buds on a flavorful trip to Kalahari’s signature restaurants, or grab a quick bite on your way to the indoor waterpark. Kalahari offers 20+ unique on-site dining options, including four full-service restaurants, cafés, and waterpark dining.

Parent Pro Tip: They have a newly opened restaurant called Macs you must try! It’s a delicious mac-and-cheese-centric spot with unique combos. Your kids are sure to have a gouda time!

The Salt Lick

Ignite your kids’ passion for Texas BBQ at a young age! They have all the delicious BBQ staples at The Salt Lick, and with the purchase of an Adult Family Style, Kids 3 & under eat free, and $11.95 per kid 10 and under. After your tots fill up on BBQ, they can burn off their energy at their outdoor play area while you relax!

Tumble 22

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Ah, the beloved chicken fingers – the culinary superhero for families across America! It’s always a crowd-pleaser and keeps the little ones content! Tumble 22 has some seriously good chicken, and they have a special kids’ menu and hot chicken for parents!

Waffle Love

If your munchkins like to munch on waffles, we have a spot in Round Rock that takes waffle-making to the next level! They whip up waffles that will have you in awe, like a Churro Dream or Ice Cream Sandwich waffles. If you want to order on the smaller side, they have a kids’ menu with favorites like Mini Strawberry Nutella Love and Chicken Little with a buttermilk fried chicken tender, a side of fruit, and a juice box to make the ideal combo!

600 Degrees

Ok, what kiddo doesn’t want a slice of pizza bigger than their face? Watch their eyes light up as a giant piece of pizza is presented! 600 Degrees has cult favorites like cheese and pepperoni, or if you have an adventurous eater, they can try a Texas Made BBQ Chicken Pizza or the Pirate pizza with Genoa salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, and garlic if they feel extra brave!

Pro Parent Tip: Order to-go pizza and bring it to Prete Plaza nearby. You can enjoy your pie under the sky as the kids play!

Tot Box Play Cafe

Parents’ coffee fix? Check! Kids’ indoor playground? Check! This place has the parental survival kit nailed down. If your little one wants to “drink coffee” with you, they have an adorable Babyccino with steamed milk and chocolate sprinkles!

Pro Parent Tip: They allow outside food, so if you want to pair a Round Rock Donut with your Tot Box coffee, feel free to bring it in!

Hat Creek Burger Company

Hat Creek Hamburger on tray
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We’re convinced that burgers and fries were invented to make children happy! Have you ever seen a grumpy kid with a burger in their hands? Ok maybe, but we think the chances dwindle. Another added bonus about Hat Creek is the massive outdoor play area with prime views from the tables so you can sit back and relax as your kids get their zoomies out.

Kerbey Lane Cafe

Do you have a ritual of Sunday morning pancakes? Keep that tradition going even on vacation! Kerby Lane has fluffy pancakes flipped to perfection that the littles will love! Another thing the kids will go wild for is the outdoor playscape. Keep the syrup flowing and the fun going!

3 Star Candy Shop

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You’ve emerged victorious from the day with the kiddos! Now, it’s time to celebrate with a well-deserved treat for both you and the youngsters. Delight in a scoop of ice cream, candy, or fizzy soda. It’s a sweet way to complete the day in Round Rock!

We hope we served up delightful dining options for you and your little ones! If you’re looking for more activities, check out our kid-friendly blog and continue your adventure!