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The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Katy, TX

Going out to eat once you have kids, whether they are toddlers or pre-teens, can be quite a challenge. We’re here to help our Cane Island residents find the best kid-friendly restaurants in Katy, TX ranging from brunch, to fast and easy, to a nice dinner spot the whole family can enjoy. Family nights out have never been more appealing!

The Oaks Kitchen and Bar

The Oaks Kitchen and Bar is located in your own backyard. Cane Island’s on-site restaurant offers fresh, ranch-inspired dishes from flatbreads to tacos to fried chicken sandwiches and mouthwatering burgers. A large restaurant with plenty of sunlight, The Oaks also offers outdoor dining, live music from local artists and an expansive green space for kids to run and play under the oak trees. 

The Oaks has a well-rounded kids menu with cheeseburgers, corn dogs, pasta alfredo with chicken and chicken tenders. Sunday brunch is complete with live music, a bottomless bar for adults and breakfast classics such as pancakes, biscuits and gravy and so much more! Stay close to home in Cane Island and walk over to The Oaks for a fun-filled dinner just steps from your new home. 

Clay’s Restaurant 

This unique Old West-style restaurant has been around since 1985, a simple Ma & Pa burger spot that has grown into a family restaurant that offers fun for all ages. Step inside Clay’s for a world-renowned burger or delicious chicken fried steak while the kids enjoy a burger of their own, mac & cheese, or a kid's favorite, corn dog. The fun doesn’t stop there, as the parents relax, kids will be transported back to the Wild West as they romp in the oversized sandbox, ride old-fashioned mechanical kiddie rides, take a spin on the merry-go-round or simply run in the open grassy area by the ghost town. 

Clay’s also offers the perfect space to host your child’s birthday party. Clay’s features multiple venues within their property where kids and families can celebrate their favorite occasions right here in Katy, Texas. 

Blockhouse Coffee & Kitchen

No one needs coffee quite like a parent. Well, your morning coffee stop, mom’s day out gatherings and Saturday morning breakfast runs just got better thanks to the delectable coffee at Blockhouse Coffee and Kitchen at Café Katy. A spot built around coffee and community, this insta-worthy coffee shop offers fresh coffee delivered weekly by Houston roasters, Amaya Roasting Co ad Fort Bend Coffee Roasters. In addition, Cane Island families can enjoy their lattes and fresh pastries while the kids sit in on storytime in the mornings or burn off that enviable energy by playing in the grassy area outside. 

This kid-friendly coffee shop in Katy offers a menu sure to please the entire family with avocado toast and breakfast tacos for mom and dad and sweet pastries or grilled cheese oozing with goodness for the kids.

Bonjour Café

Experience a piece of France right here in Katy at this unique French café minutes from Cane Island. Allow your kids to learn about French cuisine without the long plane ride when you head over to Bonjour Café. Here, your children will learn the deliciousness that is crepes or squeal with delight as they taste the French Toast – a combination of cinnamon and vanilla mixed with Nutella, caramel and maple syrup. Don’t worry, there’s plenty for the adults to enjoy including quick, soft morning brioche or a French staple, the Croque monsieur.    

Want to relax a bit while sipping your cappuccino? Let the kids peruse through children’s books, play at the large train and town table, build at the Lego table, or be a pretend chef at the play kitchen set. So, treat yourself and your kids to a stop at this authentic French café in Katy and grab a few macarons to take home. 

El Jarrito

In Texas, finding your favorite Mexican restaurant is a must. Look no further than El Jarrito in Katy, just minutes from your new home in Cane Island. Known as “One Hot Place,” El Jarrito offers a colorful restaurant with your favorite entrees and a family favorite, chips and dip! Families will enjoy the lively atmosphere, live music, extensive menu and friendly staff while the kids race to the large sandbox to play. 

What about the food? There’s plenty to choose from at El Jarrito. The young ones can dine on favorites including burritos, tacos or a cheese quesadilla, or for the less adventurous they have the always reliable chicken nuggets. As for the parents, they have the traditional burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and more! Whatever you decide, get ready to sit back and relax with a cold margarita in hand.

Hat Creek Burger Co

Hat Creek Burger Company is where the Katy community comes when they want a juicy hot burger, a fresh salad or a plate of famous chicken flashers. A casual kid-friendly burger joint just a short drive from Cane Island offers classics the entire family will enjoy with burgers as the main attraction. But the deliciousness doesn’t stop there. Don’t forget to add a custom milkshake or a cold beer to the order before heading out to the patio on a warm summer day. 

Hat Creek even has a designated night just for families! That’s right, swing by after practice for Family Night, every Tuesday from 5 pm to close, where you’ll enjoy $2 off combos and $1 off kids meals and the young energetic ones can play to their heart’s content on the outdoor playscape. Let’s face it, nothing brings a family together like a night out for burgers and milkshakes. 

Red River BBQ

Bar-B-Que and Texas are a match made in heaven. Whether you prefer ribs, brisket, sausage, pulled pork or chicken, Red River BBQ and Grill has something for you. In addition to meat plates sure to fill your belly, Red River BBQ offers stuffed potatoes, chicken fried chicken and steak, fried catfish and more than we can list here. This lively family-owned restaurant has been serving Houston families delicious bar-b-que for almost 20 years. 

Since it’s never too early to introduce your kids to bar-b-que, Red River BBQ offers a one meat bar-b-que plate with two sides on the kid's menu, along with staples such as chicken tenders and corn dogs. Want to eat at home? Red River BBQ offers Family Packs with meat, sides and rolls for everyone. Get a taste of Texas at this family-friendly bar-b-que restaurant today. 

Willie’s Grill and Icehouse

Are you looking for the perfect casual kid-friendly restaurant in Katy? Willie’s Grill and Icehouse is the perfect spot with an extensive kid-friendly menu offering traditional favorites like mini corn dogs, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, hot dogs and lil willies, with and without cheese! Even the pickiest of eaters can find something on this menu. Oh, and don’t even think about skipping the classic milkshake! 

A lively restaurant with a laid-back atmosphere means you won’t have to worry about your kids having too much fun or laughing too loudly – everyone does that here at Willie’s. This Texas icehouse featuring scratch-made American classics is fun for all ages with a menu that’s sure to please family members of all ages.

Crust Pizza Co

Pizza nights have been a family favorite for decades. Now it’s time to forget the dishes and let everyone get their favorite topping at Crust Pizza Co, a kid-friendly pizza place in Katy. It’s all about the crust and here, their famous homemade crust is nothing short of spectacular. Let the kids play in the outdoor green space while the pizza is cooking while you enjoy a glass of wine. 

Pizza and family go together like cheese and pepperoni, therefore Crust Pizza Co offers a “Kids Eat Free” night every Tuesday! Head over to Crust for a relaxing night and enjoy a night off from cleaning the kitchen.


Whether you have lived in our community for years or you just bought a new home in Cane Island, there is a great selection of family-friendly restaurants in Katy and we hope we helped you discover a new one. If you’re looking for a new home community close to everything, Cane Island in Katy is perfect for you. Located just three minutes from I-10 with access to impressive Katy ISD schools and close proximity to kid-friendly dining options and outdoor activities, our award-winning community has something for everyone.   

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