| |

12 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando for Valentine’s Day for Kids

As I have gotten older my view on Valentine’s Day has changed. There are tons of things to do for Valentine’s Day in Orlando, and now as a mom I like to celebrate love in all its forms. Valentine’s Day is the ultimate date night, but with it being on a school night you may decide to celebrate as an entire family, kids and all. Celebrate your love for each other with the whole family at these family-friendly restaurants for Valentine’s Day.

We’ll start with Orlando restaurants that have Valentine’s Day specials or that strike the perfect balance between romance and family-friendly. Then we’ll share five restaurants where kids eat free on Wednesdays (since Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year).

Valentine’s Day Orlando Food for Kids

Nauti Lobstah

311 S Forest Avenue Apopka, FL 32703

Nauti Lobstah is a friend and family-owned business offering delectable seafood creations and high-quality alternatives such as steaks, chicken, and pork. My family and I have visited multiple times and we love the warm and friendly setting!

Dining Area of The Nauti Lobstah Orlando Restaurant
The Nauti Lobstah Orlando Restaurant image by Dani Meyering

This casual restaurant has a rich history in Apopka, Florida, located about 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando. Dine on fresh Maine lobster, their popular 3 LBS LAZY MAN’S LOBSTAH,
scrumptious Connecticut and New England style lobster rolls, freshly shucked East Coast oysters, Gloucester steamer clams, fresh fish, Chef Mike’s famous Clam Chowdah, Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus steaks, and more.

Lobster Tail and Steak at The Nauti Lobstah Orlando Restaurant - image by Dani Meyering
Lobster Tail and Steak at The Nauti Lobstah image by Dani Meyering

There is a special Nauti Lobstah Valentine’s Special 3-Course Menu available Valentine’s Week (Tuesday 2/9 – Saturday 2/17), featuring your choice of shared appetizer, entree specialties and dessert.

The Acre

4421 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804
Wed – Sat: 5 pm – 12 am, Sun: 11 am – 8 pm

The Acre is one of the new restaurants in Orlando, but it’s a venue that many locals already know. Serving as a spot for weddings and private events, The Acre is under new ownership.

This outdoor oasis is in the middle of urban Orlando, the College Park neighborhood to be exact. There are multople outdoor areas including yard games, and simple play equipment. Look for weekly events here, and there is sure to be a fun atmosphere for Valentine’s Day.

firepit and movie screen at The Acre outdoor Orlando restaurant
The Acre outdoor Orlando restaurant image by Dani Meyering

The early evening is best for families, as well 9:00 pm and later is set aside for adults.

Boxi Park

6877 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Orlando, 407-536-9666

As the name suggests, Boxi Park is made from repurposed shipping containers turned into a corporate space for families or friends. On Valentine’s Day there will be a fun and lively event – so head there early before the party becomes better suited for adults.

There are food options to fit every mood and palate. Seafood, chicken, burgers, taqueria, and dessert eateries are scattered about. If the grown-ups need an adult beverage, there’s BarNona, Hops & Vine, and La Cajita for liquid libations.

Boxi Park Orlando

Plant Street Market

426 W Plant Street, Winter Garden, 407-456-7144

Calling the Crooked Can Brewery home, Plant Street Market is a place to dine and shop. If your family is anything like ours, we can have a hard time deciding what to eat. Everyone wants something different. Plant Street Market is the solution!

There are over 10 eating vendors inside to suit any food hankering. Seating is available inside and outside with a patio happy to host pets. When you’ve finished your bites, stroll through the artisan goods for something special to take home.

Yellow Dog Eats

Located in Winter Garden and New Smyrna Beach

Yellow Dog Eats is a tasty place for some cruisin’ fun. The casual atmosphere is great for families looking for a relaxed place to eat together.

Some of the names of the sandwiches and salads are sure to earn a giggle from the parents, and older kids. Both locations have also dog-friendly outdoor seating, so the family dog can come along too.

Yellow Dog Eats New Smyrna Beach Dining Room
Yellow Dog Eats New Smyrna Beach image by Dani Meyering

Townhouse Restaurant

139 N Central Ave, Oviedo, FL 32765

A landmark in Oviedo, Townhouse Restaurant has been serving the locals since the 1950’s. A hidden patio in the back is great for some fresh air and home-cooked food. There is a covered portion of the patio as well as open air with umbrellas.

Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14, 2024. So it is very possible that you can enjoy a free meal for your littlest valentine. Here are a handful of Orlando restaurants where kids eat free on Wednesdays.

Brother Jimmy’s BBQ

8441 International Dr #290, Orlando, FL 32819
Kids eat free all day every day with the purchase of an adult meal

If you are in the ICON Park area, kids eat free all day at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. Kids can choose from chicken fingers, mac & cheese, hot dog, cheeseburger, or pulled pork sliders with one side.

Ribs at Brother Jimmy's BBQ Orlando
Ribs at Brother Jimmys BBQ Orlando image by Meghan Roth

Cabana Live

4380 Carraway Pl, Sanford, FL 32771
Kids under 12 eat free every Wednesday, plus movie at 6pm

Cabana Live in Sanford is a popular spot for adults to party it up. The pool and massive TV screens make it a great place to watch sports, and certain weekends are adults 21 and up only.

Fish Dip Appetizer Cabana Live image by Dani Meyering

on Wednesdays kids 12 and under can eat free and enjoy a poolside movie! Kids can choose from mac & cheese, chicken tenders, grilled cheese, mini burgers, or buffalo wings.

Black Rooster Taqueria

3097 Curry Ford Rd. Orlando, FL 32806
Kids 12 and under eat free every Wednesday with the purchase of an adult entree

While everyone else is doing Taco Tuesday, the Curry Ford West location of Black Rooster offers a kids eat free promo on Wednesday! Kids get a free quesadilla and chips with the purchase of an adult meal. 

Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa 

1326 N Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803
Kids eat free every Wednesday after 5pm with the purchase of an adult entree

If you’re near downtown Orlando and want some delicious barbecue, stop by Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa for kids eat free night on Wednesday. After 5pm, kids can get the “Little Piglet Dinner Special” with the purchase of an adult meal. Options include a pork sliders, quesadillas or chicken tenders. 

Featured image of this blog post is from @pigfloyds on Instagram

Alestone Brewing

351 N Ronald Reagan Blvd Suite #1055, Longwood, FL 32750
Kids eat free on Wednesday 4pm – 9pm

We love this local brewing in Longwood, especially because they have great pizza! Kids ages 12 and under eat free with each purchase of an adult meal.

White pizza and craft beer at Alestone Brewing Company in Longwood
Alestone Brewing Company in Longwood image by Dani Meyering

There are board games and a few other activities available to play at your table. Or take advantage of the outdoor patio for a little more space.

NYPD Pizza

Various locations
Kids 10 and under eat free every all day Wednesday and Saturday with the purchase of an adult meal

If you need a different pizza option, NYPD Pizza offers their kids eat free promotion all day on Wednesdays and Saturday. Each “yutes meal” must be accompanied by an adult purchase of a 14” pizza, pasta entree, hero sandwich or large salad. Kids can choose from pizza bites or spaghetti with meatballs. The dine-in only promotion also comes with a drink and ice cream sundae. 

author avatar
Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.