Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando

Andretti Orlando can customize a birthday party for your specific needs or plan an all-inclusive experience.
Andretti Orlando can customize a birthday party for your specific needs or plan an all-inclusive experience.
7/28/23 - By Charlotte B

Make your child's birthday extra special by treating him or her to a special birthday meal at fun Orlando restaurants! With unique experiences such as creative themes, live entertainment, amazing desserts, and games galore, these 20 Orlando restaurants for birthdays provide memorable celebrations.


In addition to the options below, be sure to check out our lists of the Best Disney Character Meals in Orlando and Deliciously Fun Dinner Shows in Orlando, either of which would make for a fantastic celebration for kids' birthdays at Orlando restaurants!

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: The Cheesecake Factory
The Cheesecake Factory is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday with tons of sweet options!

Orlando Restaurants for Kids’ Birthdays: Incredible Desserts

1. The Cheesecake Factory – Orlando and Winter Park

There is something for everyone at Cheesecake Factory...seriously, the menu is 21 pages long! Of course, be sure to leave room for a gigantic slice of cheesecake. There are so many flavors to choose from, and the restaurant will even personalize birthday cake with chocolate or caramel writing.

2. Sugar Factory – Orlando

Vibrant candy-themed décor and extravagant milkshakes and desserts make Sugar Factory (located at ICON Park) a dream Orlando restaurant for kids' birthdays. Reservations are highly recommended.

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando:  Toothsome Chocolate Emporium
Your Toothsome Chocolate Emporium birthday could include 15 different kinds of milkshakes! 

3. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium – Orlando

This whimsical 19th-century themed eatery at Universal’s CityWalk features mouthwatering milkshakes and scrumptious sundaes. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: Café Tu Tu Tango
Café Tu Tu Tango offers a memorable experience that will make your child’s birthday amazing!

Orlando Restaurants for Kids’ Birthdays: Interactive & Themed Dining

4. American Girl Bistro – Orlando

Make your birthday child's day extra special by celebrating at the American Girl Bistro, where kids can dine with their favorite dolls. Reservations required. Teatime experiences are also available. Plan for a full birthday of fun with a visit to Crayola Experience Orlando before or afterwards— both are located at the Florida Mall.

5. Café Tu Tu Tango – Orlando

Have a great birthday at Café Tu Tu Tango! The Orlando restaurant features a tapas-style menu, resident artists working on site, and live entertainment ranging from opera singers and tango dancers to puppeteers and magicians.

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: Kobe Japanese Steakhouse
Get decked out in a Kobe chef hat and enjoy a complimentary cupcake with Kobe's birthday rewards.

6. Kobe Japanese Steakhouse – Multiple Locations

Celebrate your child's birthday in style and enjoy a sizzling culinary experience at Kobe Steakhouse. Skilled chefs entertain with their teppanyaki skills while preparing delicious meals right at the table. Sign up for Kobe’s birthday rewards to get a birthday coupon and signature celebration package.

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot's chocolate fondue is a crowd-pleaser.

7. The Melting Pot – Longwood & Orlando

Indulge in a unique and interactive birthday experience at The Melting Pot, where families can enjoy a fondue feast with both sweet and savory dipping options. With a warm and cozy atmosphere, The Melting Pot is perfect for celebrating a child's birthday in a fun and delicious way.

8. Old Sugar Mill Pancake House – De Leon Springs

Plan a birthday outing to the springs, and start the day at the Old Sugar Mill, where you can cook your own pancakes right at the table! Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear natural spring.

9. Rainforest Café – Lake Buena Vista

Step into the jungle at the Disney Springs Rainforest Café, complete with lifelike animatronic animals and tropical rainforest sounds. This immersive dining experience is a great place to make cherished birthday memories. Reservations are strongly recommended.

10. Tapa Toro – Orlando

Enjoy a vibrant fiesta at Tapa Toro with delicious Spanish cuisine and nightly flamenco performances. Tapa Toro provides a fun-filled and culturally enriching birthday experience for kids and their families. Reservations are recommended.

11. Taverna Opa – Orlando

Make your child's birthday a Greek celebration at Taverna Opa, where you can dance and dine in a lively atmosphere. With traditional Greek cuisine and nightly belly dancing performances, Taverna Opa offers a festive birthday experience that will have everyone shouting "Opa!"

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: T-Rex Café
Celebrate your child's next birthday in prehistoric style at the one and only T-REX Cafe! Photo by the author

12. T-Rex Café – Lake Buena Vista

Also located at Disney Springs, little dinosaur enthusiasts can embark on a prehistoric birthday adventure at T-Rex Café. The massive animatronic dinosaurs, themed décor, and fun activities such as a dig zone and build-a-dino experience, make any birthday celebration here a "roaring" success.

Best Fun Restaurants for Kids' Birthdays Near Orlando: Topgolf
At Topgolf, birthday kids can tee off and play golf in a fun and interactive environment.

Orlando Restaurants for Kids’ Birthdays: Games & Activities

13. Andretti Indoor Karting & Games – Orlando

Make your child's birthday a thrilling adventure at Andretti Indoor Karting in Orlando, where they can race go-karts, play arcade games, and enjoy other attractions such as bowling and laser tag. Plus, the on-site restaurant features hand-crafted meals from an award-winning chef!

14. Arcade Monsters – Multiple Locations

Birthday kids can immerse themselves in a wonderland of retro and modern arcade games and pinball machines at Arcade Monsters, which also boasts an on-site eatery.

15. Chuck E. Cheese – Multiple Locations

With a plethora of kid-friendly games and yummy pizza, Chuck E. Cheese is a great choice for fun birthdays for kids. Plus, snap birthday photos with the second most popular mouse in Orlando!

16. Dave & Buster’s – Orlando

Celebrate your little gamer’s birthday with an action-packed trip to Dave & Buster’s, complete with a wide array of arcade games and virtual reality experiences. Fuel up for the fun with delicious food options at the restaurant.

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17. District Eat & Play – Oviedo

At District Eat & Play, birthday kiddos can enjoy arcade games, bowling, laser tag, escape rooms, and more, all under one roof. With delicious food options and a lively atmosphere, District Eat & Play ensures an action-packed birthday celebration that will leave everyone smiling.

18. PopStroke – Orlando

Golf experience isn't necessary for guests to enjoy the amenities at PopStroke, including two 18-hole putting courses, outdoor games, a shaded playground area, and of course, a full-service restaurant.  

19. Topgolf – Lake Mary & Orlando

Elevate birthday celebrations at Topgolf by playing golf games in a fun and interactive environment suitable for all skill levels. With tasty food and beverage options available, Topgolf provides an enjoyable birthday meal that will hit the mark with kids and parents alike.

20. World’s Largest McDonald’s – Orlando

Orlando is home to the largest entertainment McDonald’s in the world! The menu features many more options than a typical McDonald’s, such as pasta and pizza, and there’s even a full dessert bar. Upstairs, find a 22-foot tall indoor playground and an arcade, perfect for a birthday celebration.

Unless noted, photos courtesy of the restaurants

Places featured in this article:

Cheesecake Factory - Mall at Millenia

Cheesecake Factory - Vineland Pointe

Cheesecake Factory - Winter Park Village

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Alafaya

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Altamonte Springs

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Celebration/Kissimmee

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - I-Drive

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Kirkman/Universal

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Longwood

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse - Lake Buena Vista

The Melting Pot - Orlando

The Melting Pot - Longwood

De Leon Springs State Park - Old Sugar Mill Pancake House

Disney Springs - Rainforest Cafe & T-Rex Cafe

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Arcade Monsters - Oviedo

Arcade Monsters - Lake Mary

Chuck E. Cheese - Altamonte

Chuck E. Cheese - I-Drive

Chuck E. Cheese - Orlando

Chuck E. Cheese - Orlando/Alafaya

Chuck E. Cheese - Orlando/Colonial

World's Largest McDonald's & PlayPlace