Restaurants & Bars


Austin eating with kid in tow - recs needed!


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Restaurants & Bars 4

Austin eating with kid in tow - recs needed!

BorntoEat | Mar 1, 2010 12:25 PM

Hey all -

Am traveling to Austin from Seattle for a little less than a week visit and want to do a lot of eating. Particularly stuff that Austin does really well and Seattle does not like bbq, mexican, southwest/tex mex, and anything else very Austin. Gotta have a couple cart experiences as well as Seattle zoning has crushed whatever small cart scene we had here.

But there is one issue - the three year old. I've browsed the board and it seems that alot of recs center around bars or are behind bars or have "bar" in the title. I am fine bringing the kid to a bar but am assuming that wouldn't fly.

I don't need dummed down food or chicken fingers or anything - the kid is awesome at trying new stuff and if not, i always cart around tons of suitable snacks. Just need great recs that are OK for a kid, are open daytime hours or early dinner, and no fine dining (other people don't need to pay $$$ to hear my kid make scatological jokes in a very outside voice).

We will have a car and so can go anyplace though recs near places we will probably go with the kid are also appreciated (like Zilker, the lake, the zoo etc).

Oh and are there any good popsicle type places around (like Loco Pops in NC)? Also great aqua fresca and horchata (not just powdered mix stuff)? Oh and great coffee.

Thanks for the recs!!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound