Family Restaurants in Las Vegas: The Essential Guide

by | Jan 23, 2024 | Family Adventures, South West, Travel Tips, USA

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I am a foodie. It doesn’t matter where our family’s travels take us. I want to try the local cuisine. For me, it is exciting to learn what different places on the map have on their menus. You can learn a lot about the history and culture of an area through its food, and I think that’s one of the best things about traveling! 

My boys? Not so much. While they’ve gotten a little bit more adventurous as they’ve grown older, we still cannot go anywhere without checking the menu for “safe food.” Think of foods like chicken tenders, spaghetti, pizza, french fries, or mac-n-cheese. And if I’m being really honest, my husband isn’t much better! 

When you’re visiting Sin City, not everything is family-friendly. With this in mind, we combed through Vegas restaurants to find the best for kids and adults alike. When it comes to sitting down and enjoying a delicious meal, be sure to check out this list of the best family restaurants – the Las Vegas edition! 

 

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Hash House a Go Go

Hash House a Go Go is a brunch joint that is open every day from 7 am- 1 pm, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. While they don’t have an exclusive menu for kids, what kid doesn’t love breakfast? Less adventurous eaters can choose from bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes, or waffles. 

As visitors might guess from its name, this restaurant is known for its hashes, which are served in a sizzling skillet. In addition to breakfast items, the menu also has a few lunch selections like “twisted” burgers and fish-n-chips.

 

Picture of waffles and ice cream. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Find eggs of all kinds, breakfast meats, and yummy waffle options on the Hash House a Go Go menu.
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Shake Shack

Fine dining isn’t in the average family’s budget for every night of their Vegas excursion. For nights when visitors are looking for something that is both affordable and convenient, Shake Shack is a great option. 

The menu features plenty of family-friendly choices, including burgers, chicken bites, fries, milkshakes, and other desserts. Plus, visitors get to design their ideal burger. Add jalapenos, pickles, and french fries. No one is judging. The great thing about this place is all of the customizations for burgers and chicken sandwiches. Shake Shake has two locations in the Las Vegas area.

 

Picture of burger and fries from Shake Shack. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

The whole family will enjoy classic favorites like cheeseburgers, fries, and milkshakes at Shake Shack!
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Bacchanal Buffet

We LOVE buffets for picky eaters. Buffets are a great place for kids to try new foods, but they can also enjoy comfortable favorites when they aren’t feeling that adventurous. 

 

From Wood-Grilled Lamb T-bones and Cajun Seafood Boil to Made-to-Order Pasta, Risotto, and Dim Sum, the food quality far surpasses that of the average buffet.

 

The 25,000-square-foot Bacchanal Buffet is located inside Caesar’s Palace. From Wood-Grilled Lamb T-bones and Cajun Seafood Boil to the made-to-order pasta, risotto, and dim sum, the food quality far surpasses that of the average buffet.

Don’t worry- there are plenty of waffles, pizza, pasta, and chicken for less-developed tastebuds. Kids (and adults) will also love the small portions on the dessert bar- which means multiple desserts can be eaten! In addition, diners can watch many of the buffet foods being prepared right in front of them- similar to the way Le Village Buffet was set up before it closed. 

 

Man making fresh pasta. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

The fresh foods at Bacchanal Buffet take buffet dining to a whole new level- don’t miss out on made-to-order pasta and risotto at the pasta station!
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Earl of Sandwich

Don’t miss the great food and great service at Earl of Sandwich. This is one of the best places to get a sandwich in Vegas, plus kids are sure to love the options of macaroni and cheese, tater tots, or chips as a side. And don’t worry! If your kids aren’t big on subs, Earl’s has a kids’ menu with options like grilled cheese, turkey and swiss, or pizza bread. 

 

Submarine sandwich with meat, cheese, and veggies. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Parents can enjoy subs piled high with meat and veggies while kids go for easy favorites like grilled cheese or pizza bread!
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Black Bear Diner

With a cozy atmosphere and friendly service, the Black Bear Diner feels a lot like dining at home but without the work of cooking and cleaning. They serve all-day breakfast, and there’s a “cubs” menu for younger kids. Plus, cakes, pies, and huckleberry ice cream are on the menu for dessert. The huckleberry ice cream is delicious- it has a sweet, slightly tart, and floral taste. 

My husband loved the chicken noodle soup- it had a deep flavor that tasted like the broth had been cooking all day, and I’m still trying to replicate the recipe at home. A great feature of this restaurant were the generous portions. Visitors are sure to carry home leftovers! In addition, the reasonable prices were more budget-friendly than many of the great restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip. 

 

Different stocks and veggies. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Black Bear Diner has legendary chicken noodle soup with broth so flavorful it must have been cooking all day!
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Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips

This is the only place on this side of the pond to get fish and chips like the British sell on London’s streets. 

At Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips in Linq Promenade, diners get to build a box choosing from proteins, including fish, shrimp, lobster, sausage, and chicken. All the boxes also come with crisp, fresh-cut french fries and a choice of two sauces. Complete the meal with a Sticky Toffee shake. 

Kids typically love foods dipped in batter and deep-fried. And who doesn’t love french fries?

 

Fish and chips in a British box. -Las Vegas Restaurants

Is this the cutest meal package on the strip? Probably! @Shutterstock

 

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Stallone’s Italian Eatery 

Stallone’s Italian Eatery has two locations in Vegas, serving plenty of family-friendly favorites, including pizza, pasta, hero sandwiches, and appetizers. The authentic flavors and big portions are a taste of New York in Vegas. And don’t miss out on dessert! Stallone’s offers crispy, cream-filled cannolis in several flavors- don’t be afraid to try more than one. 

 

Plate of Italian cannoli. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Crispy, sweet cannoli are the perfect end to a meal at Stallone’s Italian Eatery.
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Haute Doggery 

What kid doesn’t love hot dogs? This gourmet hotdog eatery offers menu options like the Windy City Dog, All-Day Breakfast Dog, and Hangover Dog, as well as build-your-own options. Other menu choices include corn dog bites, french fries, burgers, and desserts. Haute Doggery has everything the average finicky eater loves, with some gourmet flavors for mom and dad. 

 

Loaded gourmet hot dog. Las Vegas family restaurants.

Kids can keep their hot dogs simple while mom and dad sample the gourmet hot dogs at Haute Doggery.
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America

America at the New York New York Hotel offers American fare that will satisfy all corners of the map. They offer an expansive breakfast menu, and while the best food might be the handmade donuts, they also have fresh-made smoothies, eggs, pancakes, and chicken and waffles. Not craving breakfast? There are lunch, dinner, and late-night options too. Whether diners are craving a juicy New York Strip, crispy chicken wings, or hearty spaghetti and meatballs, they’ll find it here. 

 

Child grabbing donut. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

The whole family will love the homemade donuts and American fare.
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Honey Salt

Another good option for families that like farm-to-table food, and fresh fruit, with vegan and organic options is Honey Salt, located in the Rampart Commons. Honey Salt is a little pricier, but it also has a menu for kids with options like pasta and meatballs, macaroni and cheese, cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, and pizza. 

The menu reflects a dedication to fresh, quality foods. Start with appetizers like Blue Crab Fondue or Sticky Iberico Ribs, followed by Braised Beef Ribs, Cast Iron Branzino, or Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Honey Salt also has a breakfast and brunch menu that includes bottomless cocktails. 

 

Breakfast meal with eggs, pancakes, chicken and waffles. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Enjoy farm-to-table ingredients and bottomless cocktails at Honey Salt!
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Cafe Hollywood

Diners will have a good time experiencing the hip atmosphere of Cafe Hollywood inside Planet Hollywood Resort. The whole family will love the atmosphere, delicious food, and walls lined with photos of celebrities.

Kids will love all-day breakfast and milkshakes topped with sweets. Simultaneously, adults can choose from menu items like pork belly ramen, blackened chicken pasta, and world-famous chicken crunch chicken tenders. There’s also 5-layer carrot cake, homemade cheesecake, “star jars”, and creme brulee on the menu for dessert! 

 

Creme brulee dessert. Family restaurants Las Vegas.

Save room for dessert- you’ll want to hear the satisfying crunch as you cut through the creme brulee at Cafe Hollywood.

 

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When You Go

 

 

Getting to Las Vegas from Los Angeles

Las Vegas is only about 5 hours by car from Los Angeles. Some families drive this straight through, while those with younger kids might stay overnight in a hotel and break the drive up into two days. 

For families who want to start their Las Vegas vacation sooner, it takes most airlines less than 90 minutes to fly from Los Angeles to Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Airlines offering nonstop flights include JetBlue, United, Southwest, JSX, Alaska, Delta, and American. 

An excellent discount site for flights (and cars, hotels) is Expedia! This is where we start our research for the best deals!

 

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Samantha Davis is a mom to two rambunctious boys, a pittie named Ursula, a cat named Avo-Cat-o, and a bearded dragon named Cotton-Eyed Josie. When she isn’t writing and juggling her crazy life, Samantha loves traveling with her sons, partner, and sometimes the dog, too!