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3 Great Columbus Restaurants For Kids

On a recent foodie trip to Columbus, Ohio, we discovered some great restaurants. Not only are these great foodie places, but these Columbus restaurants are great for kids! Read on for ideas on where to go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, where to get the best ice cream in Columbus.

Update: This post was first published in 2019 and was updated in August 2020 to reflect a closure.

Recommended Columbus Restaurants For Kids

Where to eat with kids in Columbus, Ohio - Try the lunch buffet at the Mexican restaurant, El Rodeo.
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If your family likes Mexican food then you will most definitely love El Rodeo. They have one of the best lunch buffets we have ever seen. The buffet is perfect for even the pickiest little ones.

If menu ordering is more to your liking then you will find tons of scrumptious options to enjoy also!

Their table-side guacamole is a huge hit with their customers. They roll the cart up to the table and prepare your own dish of fresh guacamole.

This is so much fun for children to watch. Who am I kidding? Adults love watching them prepare our guacamole also!

Where: 3133 Stelzer Road

Favorite restaurants in Columbus, Ohio for families - Try a variety of pizzas at Flyers Pizza & Subs.
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The pizza place that made the favorite Columbus restaurants list for kids is Flyers Pizza & Subs.

They offer traditional cheese pizza for the plain jane pizza eater in your family. For more daring eaters, mix it up by choosing from four different styles of pizza crust, eight sauces and 29 toppings.

Where: Flyers Pizza & Subs has eight locations on the outer belt of Columbus.

Where to get dessert in Columbus 

Good ice cream in Columbus for kids - Johnson's Real Ice Cream is a Columbus staple with several locations
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What do you say we take a little break from meals and have some ice cream? We had some amazing ice cream from Johnson’s Real Ice Cream.  

Sydney had the Cookies & Cream in a waffle cone and I had their Fudgy Dessert. Both were amazing (of course we had to taste test each other’s goodies)!

They also make their own specialty ice cream cakes.

Where: There are several Columbus locations. The main location is at 2728 E. Main St., Bexley, Ohio. 

Related post: Planning a trip through Ohio? Check out this guide to Cincinnati, Ohio with kids. It has recommendations on where to eat, where to stay and where to play in Cincinnati.

About the guest bloggers

Hello to all you food lovers out there! My name is Stephanie and I am the mom part of Small Town Living USA. My daughter, Sydney, makes up the daughter part.

Small Town Living USA is a mom and daughter team, Stephanie and Sydney

Just as the name implies, we love all things small town. We both live in a two-traffic-light town. Even though we love small towns, you will still find us traveling to the big cities in search of food.

Did I mention that we love food? We love to cook, bake, dine out and go on foodie travel adventures. 

We hope you enjoyed seeing a tiny few of some of our favorite Columbus restaurants for kids. Thanks so much Kim for letting Small Town Living USA share some of our favorite foodie places for kids on Oh My! Omaha. We had a blast! 

Planning a family vacation to Columbus, Ohio? Here are recommended some Columbus restaurant for kids. #familytravel #Ohio #eatlocal

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