Deliciously Fun Themed Restaurants & Dinner Shows in Orlando for Kids

Cheer for your knight during the jousting matches at Medieval Times. Photo courtesy of Medieval Times
Cheer for your knight during the jousting matches at Medieval Times. Photo courtesy of Medieval Times
6/14/24 - By Charlotte B

Orlando themed restaurants and dinner shows offer a memorable dining experience, especially when kids can let loose! Enjoy a meal and entertainment at these family-friendly Orlando themed restaurants and dinner shows. From jousting knights to magic tricks, there are a variety of restaurants offering dinner and a show in Orlando that will keep kids (and adults) smiling throughout the meal.

For more fun restaurants to try out with your kiddos, check out our Orlando Restaurant Guide for resources on local restaurants with play spaces, ice cream shops, character meals, and more.


Fun, Themed Restaurants in Orlando

1. American Girl Bistro – Orlando

At American Girl Bistro, kids can dine with their favorite dolls. Reservations required. Teatime experiences are also available for doting kids.

2. Ford's Garage - Multiple Locations

Gearheads (and little gearheads-in-the-making) will love dining at Ford's Garage. With multiple locations in Central Florida, you're sure to enjoy a tasty meal set in a 1920s service station-inspired dining room, featuring classic Ford vehicles and memorabilia.

3. Planet Hollywood - Lake Buena Vista

Live the glamour of Hollywood, even for just one meal, by taking kiddos to Planet Hollywood, located at Disney Springs. This popular themed restaurant in Orlando offers American fare with a glitzy boost.

4. Rainforest Café – Lake Buena Vista

Jungle explorers will love eating 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 memories. Reservations recommended.

5. Sugar Factory - Orlando

You can't go wrong with kids when the restaurant's theme is CANDY! Bask in the candy theme, with savory options as well as milkshakes, desserts, and even adult drinks for mom and dad. Perfect for birthdays as it sits at ICON Park.

6. T-Rex Café – Lake Buena Vista

You don't do "themed restaurant in Orlando" any better than the T-Rex Cafe at Disney Springs. Dinosaur enthusiasts experience a dining adventure, with animatronic dinosaurs, dino décor, and more roaring fun.

7. Toothsome Chocolate Emporium – Orlando

Enjoy delicious food in this whimsical, steampunk-themed eatery at Universal’s CityWalk features milkshakes, sundaes, and savory fare. Reservations are strongly recommended.

8. Twenty Pho Hour - Orlando & Kissimmee

I am so obsessed with the look of Twenty Pho Hour! Known as "America's First 2D Noodle Bar," this pho eatery is an Instagrammer's paradise (seriously, your teens and older kids will freak at the design and food). Cool look with even better food.

Orlando Dinner Shows

9. Capone’s Dinner & Show – Kissimmee

This Orlando dinner show begins in a 1930s-era ice cream parlor, where guests have a secret passcode to enter. The show is appropriate for all ages and is filled with dancing, singing, stand-up comedy, audience participation, and a gangster giveaway. Mama Capone’s four-course menu offers a selection of Italian and American foods. Kids 3 and under get free admission.

10. Enzian Theater Peanut Butter Matinee Family Films – Maitland

Hungry for Orlando dinner shows? The Enzian Theater offers a family-friendly movie in its cinema café, usually occurring on the fourth Sunday of each month. Matinee admission is $11 for adults, and FREE for kids 12 and under. There is an expansive theater menu, and a special kids menu is also offered.

11. Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue – Walt Disney World Resort Fort Wilderness

This frontier-style dinner show takes place at the Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. In true Disney style, this is a high-spirited interactive show full of family fun, featuring dancing, singing, and lots of laughs. Menu includes all-you-can-eat fried chicken, smoked BBQ port ribs, cornbread, and strawberry shortcake.

12. Medieval Times – Orlando

We can't discuss dinner shows in Orlando without including Medieval Times! Guests are transported back in time to cheer on knights as they compete in jousting, sword fights, falconry, and horsemanship. The audience is served a four-course feast, and in true medieval fashion, no utensils are offered...which many kids absolutely love! 

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13. Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show – Orlando

Enjoy this one-of-a-kind dinner experience located in the famous upside-down building—aka WonderWorks Orlando. This family-friendly show features magic, impersonations, and comedy with audience participation. Dinner includes pizza, salad, and drinks. Arrive early to experience all the fun that Wonder Works offers, including laser tag and ropes course.

14. Pirate’s Dinner Adventure – Orlando

This swashbuckling Orlando dinner show features a pirate battle, taking place on an authentically replicated pirate ship anchored in an indoor lagoon (keep an eye on the water for mermaids or sea serpents)! The three-course dinner meal can be upgraded upon request. Guests are welcome to come dressed in pirate attire.

15. Raglan Road – Lake Buena Vista

Located at Disney Springs, this Irish pub and restaurant features Irish dancing and live music every day. A cross between Orlando dinner shows and Irish jigging, Raglan Road serves traditional Irish fare, as well as a special kids menu with kids meals and desserts. Fun fact: The pub was built in Ireland and shipped to Orlando!

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16. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show – Orlando

Sleuths offers a mystery-comedy dinner experience that the whole family will enjoy. The audience is presented with clues and encouraged to participate in live interrogation to help solve the crime. After dessert, prizes are awarded to successful sleuths. Shows are 45 minutes long and rotate throughout the month. 

17. Titanic Dinner Gala – Orlando

Board the Ship of Dreams for a dinner party with Captain Smith and Molly Brown. This family-friendly Orlando dinner show includes a Captain’s cocktail party, a tour of the Titanic artifact exhibition, and a dinner with reenactments of the infamous night in 1912.

Additional reporting by Melanie Preis

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