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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the Treasure Valley

Last updated December 30, 2021 by Mariah Hebbeln

Boise and the surrounding metro area have an excellent assortment of fun and kid-friendly restaurants. When you’ve got little ones, from newborns to rambunctious tweens, it’s helpful to know which restaurants either welcome or have created a space meant to make kids feel welcomed. Our slice of Idaho consistently makes lists for being one of the best places to raise a family, which is possible with the yummy kids menus and atmosphere of these Treasure Valley restaurants. 

The restaurants, cafe’s and drive-ins listed below are a combination of both well-loved locally owned establishments, and delicious chain restaurants. They each have designed their carefully considered kid’s menus to suit even the pickiest of eaters. 

Breakfast - Brunch

The most important meal of the day! Breakfast or brunch is a Boise favorite, and taking your kids along for the outing makes it twice as fun. 

  • Joe Momma’s Breakfast Eatery
  • Elmers
  • The Original Pancake House
  • The Griddle
  • Moon’s Kitchen Cafe
  • Waffle Me Up
  • IHOP
  • Dennys

Sit Down

These restaurants are where you come to celebrate—birthdays, accomplishments, holidays, and more. Grab a table or a booth and relish in a menu with something for everyone.

  • Brixx Craft House
  • Eddie’s Restaurant
  • Cafe Ole
  • Olive Garden
  • Black Bear Diner
  • Tupelo Honey
  • Old Chicago
  • Applebee’s Grill + Bar
  • Goodwood Barbecue 
  • Red Robin
  • Eureka!
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Romio’s Greek & Italian Restaurant
  • Big Juds
  • Boise Fry Company
  • Fork
  • Sids Garage
  • The Wylder
  • The Tortilla Factory Mexican Grill
  • EDGE Brewing Co. 
  • Kahootz Steak & Alehouse
  • Bardenay
  • Bodacious Pig Barbecue
  • The Front Door
  • Tin Roof Tacos
  • Luciano’s 
  • Basque Market
  • Flatbread Pizza
  • Wild Root Cafe and Market
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Flying Pie Pizzaria
  • Jaker’s Bar and Grill 
  • Bittercreek Alehouse
  • Hilltop Station
  • TGI Fridays
  • Blaze Pizza
  • Noodles & Company
  • CK Hawaiian BBQ
  • Lucky 13
  • Smoky Mountain Pizza
  • The Ram 
  • 13th St. Pub
  • Westside Pizza
  • Hyde Park Pub and Grill

Cafe - Sweet Treats

The sweeter things in life shared with the little ones you love the most are found at these Boise cafes and shops. 

  • Big City Coffee
  • Flying M 
  • Java
  • Moxie Java
  • Reed’s Dairy
  • Goody’s Soda Fountain & Candy Store
  • Guru Donuts
  • The STIL
  • Delsa’s
  • Stella’s Ice Cream


Lastly, when you need a bite on the go —, because with kids comes busy schedules. These are some kid-approved drive-thrus.

  • Neighbor Tim’s BBQ & Catering
  • Bad Boys Burgers
  • Hawkins Pac-Out
  • Westside Drive-In
  • Fanci Freez

As Boise consistently makes lists of top places to raise a family and live in the United States, such as this article from the U.S. News & World Report, it’s delightful to see so many establishments make their spaces inviting for our community's children. If you have an additional kid-friendly restaurant in the Boise metro area that your kids love to visit, drop us a name at




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