Coney Island is a prime summer day trip destination, but if you linger too long, you're going to need a list of family-friendly Coney Island restaurants to refuel at. Whether you're exploring Coney Island or Brighton Beach with kids for their subway-accessible beaches, amusement park rides, a visit to the New York Aquarium, or just to enjoy the ocean breeze, you'll likely need to stop to eat at some point. That's where these family-friendly restaurants in Coney Island and Brighton Beach come in handy.
You're sure to find plenty of casual family-friendly restaurants serving kid-pleasers such as pizza, hot dogs, burgers, and shakes along the Coney Island boardwalk. Thanks to its large Russian population, Brighton Beach restaurants are family-friendly, too, but in a different way. There are many upscale spots where kids can try new-to-them foods; or, if they're picky, fried potatoes and bread. Read on for our top picks for family-friendly restaurants in these neighboring waterfront communities, and find more great NYC eats in our Family-Friendly Restaurant Guide.