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Family Restaurants on the Gold Coast

Dining with a family on a Gold Coast holiday can be demanding with precious adult conversation limited to just a few minutes between help with iPad games and requests to finish meals. Luckily there are several amazing Gold Coast Family Restaurants that cater to rambunctious little ones that boast free kids meals, games rooms, playgrounds, arts and crafts, and much more.

Read on to discover the best Family Restaurants on the Gold Coast!

Kalinda Restaurant at Royal Pines

Benowa – Southern Gold Coast

Kalinda Restaurants offers one of the best sea food buffet on the Gold Coast with a huge variety of Australia’s finest Australian blue swimmer crab, ocean prawns, smoked salmon, and oysters. As well as a great range of salads, antipasto, meze boards, hot baked dishes including whole fish, slow roasted beef and more!

This fantastic range ensures even the fussiest of eaters will be pleased and full by the end of the night! Once they’ve had their full they can explore the outside playground or use the colouring books and pencils. Not to mention kid’s under 5 eat free!

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Surfers Paradise – Central Gold Coast

Mexican foodie’s rejoice! There is a family restaurant for you on the Gold Coast that the kids will love. Dive into signature tacos, nachos, and burritos or let the kids create their own dinner with fajitas.

Kid’s eat FREE on Tuesdays, but there are activities every night with free colouring in books, poncho making, maraca crafts, and counting in Spanish to keep the kids entertained!

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Norfolk Tavern

Ormeau - Northern Gold Coast

The Norfolk Tavern is a fantastic Gold Coast Family Restaurant that boasts well-sized meals, a great family-friendly atmosphere, and a lovely deck for outdoor dining. The restaurant boasts both a games room and playground to entertain the children after they’ve eaten.

Wednesdays are Kids eat FREE, while Tuesdays are Family day at the Norfolk Tavern meaning 2 adults and up to 3 children can dine for just $50! On Wednesdays kids eat free with any main meal purchase, and there is even a Club 4 Kids where children are welcomed as members and are given free gifts with meal purchases, entry into monthly prize draws, and special birthday treats!

Kids Enjoying Shogun Teppanyaki - Gold Coast Family Restaurants - Discover Queensland

Shogun Teppanyaki

Southport – Central Gold Coast

Shogun Teppanyaki is an exciting experience for adults and children alike! Engaging chefs fling food through the air before it lands on sizzling hot plates all while keeping up fantastic conversation. Of course the meals are incredibly filling and diverse so they cater to even the fussiest of eaters and you will always leave full.

This is a great dining option for kids that doesn’t include a playground and shows kids that sitting at a table and enjoying a meal can be entertaining and fun!

‘OX’ Oxenford Tavern

Oxenford – Northern Gold Coast

The Oxenford Tavern is a great spot on the northern Gold Coast to stop in for a hearty meal and to let the kids really enjoy a meal out. There is a PlayStation room with great games, kids only TV screens, as well as an indoor playground to keep the kids amused for hours.

They can also select their own meals from the fun kids menu that take them through a 3 step process of selecting a meal, side of heathy salad or veggies, and drink for just $9! You can add dessert for another $3. Dine on a Monday night for a FREE kid’s meal with every adult main.

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Outback Jacks

Mermaid Beach – Southern Gold Coast

Outback Jacks is a fantastic Gold Coast family restaurant with famous steaks, kid’s games room, walk-in wine room, 70’s style booth seating, free colouring in books for all children, and so much more you can’t look past Outback Jacks for family dining!

Pop in for dinner between 5pm and 7pm on Tuesdays or Wednesdays for Kids Eat Free!

Robina Tavern

Robina – Southern Gold Coast

Robina Tavern is nestled on the Robina waterfront offering beautiful lake views for the adults while the kid’s area filled with video games, face painting, and fairy princess and baggy pants the hilarious clowns keep the children amused for hours. The kids even have their own toilet facilities at Robina Tavern!

Mum and Dad will love the STONEGRILL menu for the perfectly cooked steak, the live entertainment on the deck, and the great prices. Kids even eat free on Saturdays between 5.30pm and 8.30pm – Gold Coast family dining at its best!

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Food Fantasy at Jupiter’s Casino

Broadbeach – Central Gold Coast

Food Fantasy is an all-encompassing dining option as far as Gold Coast family restaurants go! It is a great option for both hungry and fussy eaters, as there is plenty of choice, all of which is of the best quality.

Kids under 5 years eat free and for the month of November 2015 all kids aged 5-12 eat FREE dinner from Sunday to Thursday to celebrate Jupiter’s 30th birthday.

Lone Star Tavern

Mermaid Beach – Southern Gold Coast

If you love steak and chips, then Lone Star Tavern should be your top choice! This Gold Coast family restaurant boasts a great atmosphere, a variety of Graziers steaks, and both an indoor and outdoor playground the kids will love.

Pop in on Tuesday Movie Night and as well as great entertainment kid’s eat FREE!

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Cav’s Steakhouse

Labrador – Northern Gold Coast

Cav’s Steakhouse is a favourite among visitors and locals alike for family restaurants on the Gold Coast as it boasts an indoor playground, colouring in, and a great kids menu including fresh fish, chicken, ribs, steak with veggies topped off with a FREE ice cream dessert!

Meanwhile adults will love Cav’s premium aged steaks and fresh seafood paired with the fully licensed bar!


Surfers Paradise – Central Gold Coast & Helensvale – Northern Gold Coast

Toscani’s is a lovely family restaurant with two locations on the Gold Coast that specialises in delightful Italian cuisine.

Kids can experience these authentic tastes from their very own menu and eat FREE on Sunday to Wednesday nights with the purchase of an adult meal! Once they’ve finished they can play to their hearts content on the outdoor playground situated right next to the outdoor seating.

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Hogs Breath Café

Broadbeach – Central Gold Coast

Delicious deep fried food can be found in abundance at this Gold Coast family restaurant, and is usually served with its partner in crime – curly fries.

Enjoy kids eat FREE on Mondays and Tuesdays with any main adult meal and of course the beach is just across the road for building sand castles and swims afterwards.

Benowa Tavern

Benowa – Central Gold Coast

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal of char grilled steak, a local favourite the Benowa burger, or a salad at the Benowa Tavern while overlooking the Gold Coast canals. Meanwhile the kids can go crazy on the indoor and outdoor playgrounds! They can even settle down after their meal in the PlayStation room.

Kid’s eat FREE on Sunday and Monday nights between 5.30pm to 8.30pm with each paying adult.

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Southport Sharks

Southport – Central Gold Coast

Frenzy Food Court is a buffet for the whole family that offers every type of cuisine imaginable and delivers it in an authentic and delicious style.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week you can drop by anytime to experience this food frenzy! Kids under 12 eat FREE Monday night with every full paying adult.

Burleigh Town Tavern

Burleigh – Southern Gold Coast

Burleigh Town Tavern is a family favourite on the Gold Coast as they offer great cuisine and loads of attractions for the kids! There is a large outdoor playground as well as a Playstation and games room to keep the little ones entertained for hours while Mum and Dad can enjoy their meals and relax.

The BTT also host colouring in competitions regularly, and have “Family Sundays” which incorporate a FREE jumping castle, face painter, and specialised kids menu!

They even host regular Kids Disco’s that are complete with themes and prizes! The dates for these events can be found on their website. They also specialise in children’s birthday parties that include a party host, party bags, games and prizes, a kid’s platter, and more.

Dog and Parrot Tavern

Robina – Southern Gold Coast

The Dog and Parrot Tavern is a Gold Coast family favourite with kid’s eat FREE on Saturdays, a well-priced menu, and a range of activities for the kids including colouring in and face painting why not splurge on a night out with the family?!

There is also an outdoor play area that’s shaded and an indoor games room complete with PlayStation.

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