10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try in Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants to Try in Corpus Christi

Eating out with the little ones? Here are 10 local options to check out.

By: Jessie Chrobocinski  Photo via: Fajitaville Seafood & Burgers

Taking the family out for dinner can take the pressure off making a meal at the end of a long day, and the convenience of a kids’ menu presents options that are precisely what a young eater wants. In an attempt to help appease everyone at the table, we’ve put together a list of local kids’ menus that’ll aid you and your wee ones the next time you venture out for dinner. 

Brewster Street Ice House 

Brewster Street Ice House brings all the classics of standard, cheese- and carb-oriented fare for the kiddos, such as mac and cheese, hamburgers, and chicken tenders. Plus, kids eat free from 5 pm to close every Wednesday night, and their playscape is the perfect activity when waiting for food! 1724 N. Tancahua St. and 5550 Holly Rd.

Hester’s Cafe

While this spot only offers breakfast and lunch, their kids’ menu deserves a spot on our list. From cloud cakes — deliciously-fluffy pancakes — and french toast on Challa bread to a grilled ham and cheddar panini and a classic PB&J sandwich, Hester’s Cafe is great at serving the whole family. 3812 S. Alameda St. and 1714 S. Alameda St.

8TE Modern American

8TE Modern American features creative modern entrees that are great for any eater, young or old. Choose from kids menu classics like grilled cheese and chicken tenders or have your little eater try their unique sliders with all the fixings or the soft taco with a choice of grilled chicken or fish topped with avocado, tomato, and queso fresco. 1220 Airline Rd., Ste. 250

Snoopy’s Pier

With beautiful waterfront views and an ice cream shop down the pier, Snoopy’s has your next family dinner covered. Their kids’ menu includes seafood favorites such as fish and shrimp options, as well as a pretty tasty grilled cheese sandwich. An ice cream sundae from Scoopy’s after dinner is the cherry on top! 13313 South Padre Island Dr.

Ara’s Euro Fusion

Ara’s Euro Fusion features a kids’ menu that includes flavor and fun. From personal pizzas to twin sliders, their children’s many is filled with fun and tasty options for your next meal. 6917 S. Staples St.

Water Street Oyster Bar

Water Street Oyster Bar is perfect for rising foodies, featuring a kids’ menu stocked with creative choices like Chicasaurus Tex and the Cowabunga Burger. You really can’t go wrong with this choice. 309 N. Water St.

Fajitaville Seafood & Burgers

North Beach brings us Fajitaville Seafood & Burgers, a 3-story entertainment and dining complex with all the beach vibes you’re looking for. Not only does their kids’ menu feature classic favorites such as burgers and tacos, but their location allows for playtime on the beach! 221 S. Hotel Place

Yo Philly Cheese Steaks & Subs 

Yo Philly Cheese Steaks & Subs brings a slice of Philadelphia to North Beach and offers a kids’ menu featuring pizzas, burgers, cheesesteaks, chicken parmesan, and meatball subs! 3314 Surfside Blvd.

Harrison’s Landing

Located on the People’s T-Head, Harrison’s Landing offers beautiful views of the marina and Downtown Corpus Christi. Their kids’ menu not only includes seafood favorites such as popcorn shrimp, but a handful of coloring activities and puzzles to keep the wee ones entertained. 108 Peoples St. T-Head


Catfish Charlie’s

Locally owned and operated for the last 40 years, Catfish Charlie’s is best known for its farm-raised fried catfish, but if that’s too daring for your little eater, they also offer some of the best chicken fried steaks in town on their kids’ menu! 5830 McArdle Rd. #12