20 Kid Friendly Adult Restaurants in Indianapolis


Adult restaurants that are kid friendly!

Once you have kids, you often think your days of going out to great restaurants for fantastic food must end. Unless it’s Chuck E. Cheese, you can never go near a place that other adults sans children might find enjoyable, right? Well recently, we ventured downtown and found ourselves smack dab in the middle of good food, great wine, and adult conversation. There had to be more restaurants like this in our area. So I reached out to the fabulous ladies of Indianapolis Moms and we came up with a pretty robust list. The following are suggestions on some of the Best “Adult” Restaurants that are also “Kid Friendly” across central Indiana. So whether you have the most well-behaved kids in Indiana or know how to use the iPad… just go and enjoy!

Fountain Square

La Margarita – The website says, “Families welcome. Dog-friendly patio.” So bring the whole crew and eat hearty.

Red Lion – This restaurant is for all ages with a kids’ menu featuring fish & chips, chicken & chips, grilled cheese, and PB&J. Also, inspired by the Indiana State Fair, they have an elephant ear on their menu that I would totally share with my family (I mean, I guess. They can have a bite or two!).

Mass Avenue

The Eagle – If you have some time on your hands, this is the place to go. Delish food and a great place downtown. We loved it all. Be prepared to wait, but it’s a fun place to see and be seen, even with the kiddos!

Tavern at the Point – This restaurant has a gastro-pub style menu with great options for kids. And I know your kids wouldn’t say no to their oreo cream pie!


Nada –  Colorful décor to keep your kids looking around and the margs are perfect for mom and dad! Love this Cincinnati transplant in the Circle City.

Baby’s – This restaurant is a popular one for our Indy Moms team. Their kids menu includes items for even the pickiest of eaters.


Fire by the Monon – “Hot food. Cold beer. Warm hospitality.” Not only can you spend a date night at this adorable restaurant, kids are welcome with their own menu!

Napolese – My son loves to nibble on the delicious ‘za here and I can’t help but love the close proximity to the mall. Winning!

Ocean Prime – We did a Sunday brunch with our little guy and had a ball. It wasn’t too crowded at the time, so I would recommend going early. But it fulfilled our wish to get out amongst the living and have a nice meal.

Broad Ripple

Public Greens Urban Kitchen – The Broad Ripple location has great people watching on the Monon and an ice cream shop right next door. You’re welcome.

Café Patachou (multiple locations) – Oh Martha Hoover, how is it that you do what you do so well? How quickly can you say, “Hippie with a Benz and a mimosa please?”


Sahm’s Ale House – Located in the Village of Westclay. They specialize in craft beer and food pairings. Cheers!

Prime 47 (Also downtown) – Call me crazy, but my husband and I wanted a martini and a crab cake one day. We ordered dinner for my son and we had a quick happy hour and were home before 6:30 pm. It was great and the staff was super accommodating.

Bru Burger Bar (Also multiple locations) – The Burgers are amazing and we always find the staff super helpful at this northside joint! Nuff said.


Four Day Ray – Their website says, “work hard, raise a glass.” Kids menu and high chairs are available, along with fun events throughout the summer.

Ale Emporium – A very kid-friendly restaurant with a casual vibe. Their kids menu has the typical foods for picky kiddos and of course, delicious food for you!


The Local – This place boasts having great food and it’s a great way to spend a night out with your kids, too.

Field Brewing – This restaurant is so laid back and has a fun bocce ball area for the kids to roam while you enjoy a beer nearby.


The Salty Cowboy – We took our son, sat outside, and had a blast. Great guacamole and a fun atmosphere!

Rosie’s Place (Also in Noblesville and Carmel) – Great weekend brunch spot or perfect for those days when you want to take the kids to the park and have lunch afterwards. Do yourself a favor…get a butter cookie on the way out and don’t share with the kids. You will thank me later.

Share with us! Where is your favorite family-friendly restaurant around Indianapolis?


kid friendly restaurants indianapolis


  1. We went to ale emporium last night with the family and they wouldn’t seat us. They said it was 21+ only…

    • Hi there! We do have it noted that in the guide that we are referring to the Fisher’s location. The Indy location is 21+.

Comments are closed.