Finding a family-friendly restaurant while on vacation can sometimes be a headache for anyone, especially when you’re trying to find the nearest one on your phone with screaming children in the back of the car and a grumpy significant other. Let’s face it though, no one is a happy camper when they are hungry which is why we took the guesswork out of it for you. Here are some of the top family-friendly restaurants near Casa del Mar.
Dry Dock Waterfront Grill – 412 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228
The view and the food from the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill are what keep people coming back. This family-friendly restaurant needs to be added to the list of “have to do’s” while visiting Longboat Key. Children seem to love the calamari and the overall environment of this restaurant. This is one the most family-friendly restaurants in the area and is sure to be favorite for your family as well.
Lazy Lobster of Longboat – 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 102, Longboat Key, FL 34228
The Lazy Lobster of Longboat offers visitors good seafood and friendly services. You can sit in a garden when eating outside or you can choose to eat inside. Their claim to fame is their lobster mac & cheese which is probably why kids seem to love it here. The lobster bisque is also supposed to be fabulous as well. The only downfall is that this little gem is well known and you may have to make reservations to guarantee your spot!
Harry’s Continental Kitchen – 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Harry’s Continental Kitchen is deceiving for many but don’t let the little grocery store in front of the restaurant fool you. Dare to venture beyond it and you will find a white tablecloth restaurant with gourmet food. The ambiance is set by the tropical atmosphere. Harry’s is great for every meal of the day but people seem to rave the about their lunch menu and breakfast menu, especially those apple pancakes.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub – 760 Broadway Street, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub have the best happy hour on the Island. If you are looking to have a good time with your family and enjoy some delectable seafood, this is the place for you. The fish and chips are a big hit here and you can arrive by boat if you choose. Make sure to try the parmesan crusted calamari since it is a favorite among many locals.
Euphemia Haye Restaurant – 5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-1904
Euphemia Haye is one of the most elegant restaurants on the Island. It is more on the expensive side but is a great option for special occasions or for your last meal in Longboat Key before going home. There is a wide selection of food and it is wonderfully prepared by a top-notch chef. There is a good atmosphere here along with attentive servers. Their top dishes are the duck and veil. It is said by many locals that their Cesar salad is divine as well. This is restaurant will delight everyone in your family, no matter what their ages are.
Chart House – 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Chart House is a fabulous family restaurant whose mood is set by its pleasantly placed location. You can watch the sun slip below the horizon as you enjoy the catch of the day. Expectations are always met once visitors see the early bird menu, drink menu, the main menu, and the salad bar. The service is always wonderful and we guarantee your family will enjoy it just as much as the locals.