Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Atlanta

Andy Armadillo brings the fun to birthday parties at Texas Roadhouse.
Andy Armadillo brings the fun to birthday parties at Texas Roadhouse.
7/23/23 - By Rebecca Ruffin Leffler

Celebrate your child's birthday at a fun Atlanta restaurant, whether as the main event or in addition to another birthday outing! We’ve rounded up the best Atlanta restaurants to celebrate birthdays. Below, you’ll find awesome birthday restaurants with everything from live shows, games, and amazing desserts...encompassing every price point. 

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Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Atlanta
With over 20 cakes, kids will always find a favorite flavor at Cafe Intermezzo for their birthday celebration. Photo by the author

Atlanta Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays: Yum Desserts

Café Intermezzo – Alpharetta, Midtown, Dunwoody

At Café Intermezzo, the dessert menu is so extensive that waiters give a visual tour of over 20 scrumptious cakes and pies behind the glass counter. The European-style eatery also serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, as well as a smorgasbord of beverages, including over five varieties of hot chocolate.

Cheesecake Factory – Multiple Locations

Top off your child’s birthday dinner at Cheesecake Factory with a choice of over 30 cheesecake flavors including key lime, lemon meringue, and peanut butter. Whatever you choose, the wait staff will personalize the dessert with your child’s name written in chocolate or caramel and top it with a birthday candle. The kid-friendly restaurant offers an extensive kids’ menu. 

Marietta Diner – Marietta

This beloved Atlanta restaurant takes the cake (literally) when it comes to dessert! Celebrate your child’s birthday at Marietta Diner, with the volcano cake, made with cheesecake, brownie, and chocolate mousse! Choose from over 25 desserts including famous baklava cheesecake, tiramisu cake, and coconut cream pie.   

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Atlanta:
Sugar Factory American Brasserie has over-the-top desserts that will wow birthday party guests of all ages.

Sugar Factory – Midtown

Midtown's Sugar Factory, with its Instagram-worthy food items, serves amazing items like Rainbow Sliders followed by the King Kong Sundae... with 24 scoops of ice cream.  For groups over 15, consider one of the birthday party packages starting at $49 per person. 

Celebrate a birthday with a fondue party at The Melting Pot. 

Kids’ Birthday Restaurants in Atlanta: Interactive Dining

Benihana – Buckhead, Alpharetta

You'll get dinner and a show when you take the gang to Benihana. The trained hibachi chefs entertain guests when they light up the onion volcano, display knife skills, and tell jokes while preparing a top-notch meal at the table. A kids’ menu is available for those 12 and under and includes a scoop of ice cream. 

Medieval Times – Lawrenceville

Step into the past and watch a jousting tournament with knights, squires, horses, and more at Medieval Times. The family-friendly, two-hour show includes a four-course meal and photo opps. Book birthday party packages that include an announcement, banner, and even a VIP knighting ceremony!

The Melting Pot – Midtown, Duluth, Kennesaw, and Roswell

Fondue reigns at The Melting Pot where everyone cooks their own dinner at the table. Perfect for older kids and teen birthday celebrations, this restaurant allows guests to order a la carte or share a four-course dinner. Dip fruit, brownies, and sweet breads in one of six hot chocolate fondue sauces.

Atlanta Kids’ Birthday Restaurants: Games and Activities

Battle and Brew – Sandy Springs

Older kids and teens that love social gaming will want to celebrate their birthdays at this spot, with Nintendo, X-box, virtual reality, and even board games. Combine that with a full menu of brunch, dinner, and dessert items, and you’ve got a clear winner. If hosting a group of 8 or more, birthday packages include two hours of gaming, unlimited beverages, and food options. A second location is planned for The Battery Atlanta.

Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple Locations

Chuck E. Cheese is a timeless birthday venue! Go as a family, small group of friends, or full-scale birthday party including a live show, food, and gameplay. Most locations offer Sensory Sensitive Sundays the first Sunday of each month for those families who need it.  

Dave and Buster’s – Multiple Locations

Enjoy a full restaurant while playing tons of games! Dave and Buster’s entertainment options include arcade games, VR, billiards, and air hockey. Kids under age of 18 must be chaperoned by an adult. 

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Atlanta
Along with kid-friendly food, Punch Bowl Social offers fun birthday activities. 

Punch Bowl Social – The Battery

Let kids sing karaoke, bowl, play (life-size) Jenga, and do more at Punch Bowl Social. Fill their hungry appetites at the upscale restaurant that serves Chicken ‘N’ Waffles, Seared Salmon, and more. After 10pm, the venue is reserved for adults.

Puttshack – Westside

Sink a putt at this high-tech indoor miniature golf facility with lights, sounds, and even a tracking device on balls so you don’t have to keep score. Head over to the upscale restaurant to feast on flatbreads, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts. After 8pm, the venue is reserved for adults.

Skyline Park – Old Fourth Ward

For a Coney Island-inspired celebration, look no further than Skyline Park at Ponce City Market. Enjoy carnival games, a three-story slide, and miniature golf all with rooftop views of Atlanta. Dine at Nine Mile Station, also on the rooftop, or go head downstairs to the PCM food hall

With cakes galore, you can't go wrong with a birthday celebration at Chattahoochee Food Works. Photo by the author

Atlanta Restaurants for Birthdays: Move Around

Chattahoochee Food Works – Westside

Take your Westside crew to Chattahoochee Food Works with over 30 vendors sure to please even the pickiest eaters. There's lots of indoor and outdoor space to pull together tables for large groups as well as green space for running around. Celebrate with a birthday cake from Baker Dude or a birthday ice cream from Morelli’s Ice Cream. 

The Battery Atlanta - Cumberland

You'll find over 20 restaurants offering every type of food! Home to the Atlanta Braves' Truist Park, The Battery also offers a splash pad with a fountain that lights up at night and green space for kids to burn off energy. 

Blue Top Restaurant – Chamblee

Blue Top offers a laid-back patio, featuring picnic tables, corn hole, bocce ball, and on select nights, live music. In addition to the kids’ menu, patrons can order casual fare (the Sloppy Joe is a must) and a full bar for adults. You can even bring your dogs to celebrate, too!

Downwind Restaurant & Lounge – Chamblee

What could be better than watching flying airplanes, eating tasty food, AND celebrating a birthday, all at the same time?! No matter if you sit indoors or outside on the deck, enjoy great views of the runway at Peachtree DeKalb Airport. Check Downwind's social media for daily specials and desserts. Another bonus? An on-site playground! 

Fish Tales Lakeside Grill – Flowery Branch

Celebrate a child birthday in a huge sand pit overlooking Lake Lanier. While primarily a seafood restaurant, Fish Tales offers a kids’ menu that also includes chicken tenders and mac and cheese. 

Look for the bird! Visit this iconic KFC for a kid-friendly birthday celebration. Photo by the author

Atlanta Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays: More Options

Buca di Beppo – Alpharetta

Share classic Italian dishes family-style at this kid-friendly restaurant, where the birthday guest receives a complimentary Colossal Brownie Sundae. Book a private dining space for larger groups.

The Ginger Room – Alpharetta

For the birthday princess wanting a high tea party, look no further than The Ginger Room. The Children’s Tea, for ages 6-10, includes finger sandwiches, a pot of tea, and freshly baked scones. Sweet treats finish off the experience. Gluten-free and vegetarian options available.  

Johnny Rockets – Buckhead, Austell, Downtown

With locations near Georgia Aquarium, Six Flags, and the new LEGO Discovery Center, this fun 1950s-inspired burger joint allows you to fuel the kids while exploring top Atlanta attractions. Kids love selecting music at the tabletop jukeboxes, and sometimes the waiters will sing along. 

KFC’s The Big Chicken - Marietta

Celebrate a birthday in Marietta at KFC’s “The Big Chicken,” with its iconic seven-story tall steel chicken complete with moving beak and eyeballs. The Big Chicken has actually served as a navigational tool for pilots and drivers since 1964! 

Taverna Plaka – Cheshire Bridge

At this long-standing Greek restaurant, kids enjoy using the mortar and pestle to make their own hummus from chickpeas, olive oil, and herbs. Waiters love to celebrate any occasion by throwing white paper napkins up in the air and getting everybody up to dance. More boisterous groups show up later in the evening with belly dancers and a DJ. 

Texas Roadhouse - Multiple Locations

At Texas Roadhouse, birthday guests sit on a saddle while staff sings and yells out "yee-haws." The steakhouse chain offers a kids’ menu for those 12 and under. Upon request, the staff can customize the Big Ol’ Brownie or Pistachio Brownie for the birthday child. 

Truett’s Luau – Fayetteville

Inside this “one-of-a-kind” Chick-Fil-A in Fayetteville, wait staff wears Hawaiian shirts and the restaurant décor features surfboards and tiki torches. Truett’s Luau menu includes fish tacos, pork sandwiches, burgers, fried wontons, and even calamari (the regular Chick-Fil-A menu is also available). Save room for Pineapple Macadamia Nut Milkshakes and Hawaiian Bread Pudding.

The Varsity – Midtown, Norcross, Kennesaw, Dawsonville

Since 1928, the staff at the iconic Atlanta restaurant greet hungry locals and tourists with a friendly “What’ll you have?!” Kids wear paper Varsity wedge hats while eating classic American fare like hot dogs, hamburgers, onion rings, milkshakes, and fried pies. 

Waffle House – Multiple Locations

Perfect for a late-night birthday celebration after a movie or first thing in the morning following a sleepover, Waffle House serves hearty breakfast all day. Budget-friendly items include chocolate chip pancakes, hash brown bowls, and omelets. 

Unless noted, photos courtesy of restaurants

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