If you’re planning a trip to Kissimmee, Florida, expect boundless fun with trips to nearby Disney World or Universal Studios. You can also look forward to fantastic dining experiences with your kids. Give yourself a break from grilling or cooking while on vacation, and relish in the family-friendly eateries in the area. When venturing from your Kissimmee vacation rental, opt for these local diners and restaurants for a quick bite or entertaining dinner show.

1. Capone’s Dinner & Show

Enjoy a hearty meal and an entertaining show with the kids when dining at Capone’s in Kissimmee. This eclectic restaurant features an all-you-can-eat buffet filled with Italian dishes and American classics. Let the kids go back for seconds for Chicago deep-dish pizza or freshly carved meat before diving into the dessert bar. As they savor their meal, performers fill the dining room and stage with a performance representing the streets of Chicago in the 1920s.

2. El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant

Opt for an authentic Mexican meal with the kids when having lunch or dinner at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant, located near your Kissimmee vacation rental. Start off with the nachos as an appetizer and then treat the kids to enchiladas verdes or fajitas. Choose from quesadillas and chimichangas to light soups and salads for your daily meal when you need a break from cooking.

3. M&M’s Cafe

Before you begin an adventurous day at Universal Studios or Disney World, stop in for breakfast at M&M’s Cafe, a small eatery that serves up home-style breakfast foods. Savor the diner-style food that includes bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and French fries topped with eggs, or opt for a hearty lunch with roasted pork or cheeseburgers at this cafe popular with locals and tourists.

4. Sweet Tomatoes

Offer your kids the variety they crave and the healthy food options you love when dining at Sweet Tomatoes in nearby Orlando. Choose from fresh servings of salads, soups, and fresh fruit or fill up on the pasta that includes fresh vegetables. The kids will have plenty of choices to satisfy their sweet sides with a buffet-style dessert bar, too. The menu at Sweet Tomatoes changes rapidly, so you can stop in multiple times throughout your trip to try something new.

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5. Woodsby’s Countryside Cafe

When you need a break from cooking at your Kissimmee vacation rental and are craving a home cooked meal, stop in Woodsby’s Countryside Cafe for breakfast or lunch. This quaint cafe features French toast and pancakes to help jump-start your day. You can also grab a cold sub, salad, grilled melt, or burger for lunch. The kid’s menu caters to all ages with grilled cheese sandwiches and hot dogs for lunch, as well as pancakes and cereal for breakfast.

6. Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory

Show your kids a bit of magic when stepping into the Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory after a fun-filled day in Kissimmee. This local creamery features homemade ice cream and a variety of toppings to satisfy even the pickiest sweet tooth. Allow your kids to see the magic of this factory firsthand as the employees freeze the ice cream before their very eyes using liquid nitrogen. The magic clouds filter across the countertops for a special treat. If you need a more hearty meal, this ice cream factory also offers pizza.

7. Bahama Breeze

If your family needs to escape from the adventures of the day and wants to sit down for a scrumptious meal, then Bahama Breeze is the place to be while in Kissimmee. This restaurant, described as an island paradise, offers quesadillas, tacos, empanadas, sandwiches, soups, and wings. While mom and dad try the black bean barbecue burger, the kids can sample the variety on the kids’ menu that includes bowtie pasta, mac and cheese, and chicken tenders. This Kissimmee restaurant also features onion rings and chicken tortilla soup, giving you a variety of both Mexican and American cuisine.

8. Fat Boys BBQ

There’s nothing better than filling your bellies with southern food, especially when vacationing in Kissimmee. Stop in at Fat Boys BBQ to get your fill. The menu features southern favorites such as brisket, ribs, turkey, and chicken. Add on some sweet or tangy sauce to your liking and dive into the sides that include mac ‘n’ cheese, coleslaw, and french fries. This casual eatery is ideal for families needing to unwind after a busy day in Orlando or Kissimmee.

9. Medieval Times

Take your children back in time while eating a scrumptious meal at Medieval Times. This dinner show offers a four-course meal complete with potatoes and roasted chicken, tomato bisque, and garlic bread. As the kids are eating like kings at this dinner theater that encourages eating with your hands, they can also take in the sights and sounds of a performance that involves knights competing in games of skill. Watch as your children are amazed at the jousting matches, sword fights, and historical representations of medieval men and women at Medieval Times.

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