With its location on the Gulf of Mexico, Navarre Beach, Florida is a picturesque family getaway destination. Moreover, Navarre Beach offers a variety of food from fresh seafood and fish sticks to good, ol’ standbys like burgers and fries. Luckily, an abundance of casual eateries are situated close to numerous Navarre Beach vacation rentals. Here are some of the top kid-friendly restaurants to check out.

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1. Johnny Huston’s

Johnny Huston’s is all about American comfort food that everybody in the family can enjoy, especially the kids. The menu ranges from burgers and sandwiches to seafood and tacos with a chicken dish thrown in here and there, everything to satisfy any craving you have. The signature sandwiches, Ben’s Heavenly Burger and Little Ben’s Burger, offer a classic beef patty with mayo, tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickles. Not that you can’t get creative because you can with the mac and cheese burger which combines your child’s (or your own) two favorite dishes in one. There’s also a kid’s menu that offers kid-size dishes like small pepperoni or cheese flatbread pizzas, small burgers, chicken tenders, grilled cheese sandwiches, and spaghetti.

2. Jersey Mike’s Subs

If you need to pick up a quick sandwich for lunch and dinner that both you and the kids are sure to enjoy, stop at Jersey Mike’s Subs. This establishment offers hot and cold subs, wraps, and a kid’s menu, catering to all sorts of tastes. You can enjoy a meaty grilled pastrami Reuben packed with Swiss cheese and pastrami and topped with the strangely compelling sauerkraut and thousand island dressing combo or opt for a healthier turkey wrap dressed up with lettuce, tomato, and honey mustard. The kid’s menu includes a cookie, drink, and small sandwich.

3. Scooter’s Fish House

When in Navarre Beach, eat seafood at Scooter’s Fish House which features fried shrimp and fish, some of the most popular items on the menu. The shrimp Samwich features freshly-battered and fried shrimp topped with coleslaw and tartar sauce. Kids can enjoy the seafood as well with fried shrimp and fish dinners wit ha serving of fries and a hush puppy. They can even get fried chicken if they’re not fond of fish.

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4. TC’s Front Porch

TC’s Front Porch is a charming historical gas station turned into an outdoor cafe with a covered porch for seating where you can take in the fresh sea air and enjoy the breeze. The menu includes a variety of dishes for all meals of the day from hearty biscuits and gravy at breakfast to fuel the rest of your day to fish tacos for dinner. Your kids are sure to enjoy the bite-size pancake puppies topped with cinnamon sugar and icing or the ever classic chocolate chip pancake for breakfast and a burger or nachos for lunch or dinner.

5. JJ Chago’s

The wonder of JJ Chago’s is found in a bright-blue house just off Navarre Parkway. This restaurant knows how to cater to both adults and children with its meaty pork tenderloin, bacon, ham, swiss, and egg sandwich–aptly named The Porker–to its simple cheese quesadilla for picky little eaters. An entire PB&J menu is also a perfect kid’s choice while you indulge in the bacon lover’s side of the menu.

6. Shark Bite

Your kids might enjoy the name of this eatery as much as the food itself. They can enjoy a range of breakfast and lunch taco and burritos or just a shaved ice on a hot day. You can even call in early and drop by to pick up your food to take to the beach or the park for a picnic. The Tateriffic breakfast is a kid favorite. It includes eggs, cheese, and tater tots, the holy trifecta of food for a kid. Meanwhile, you can indulge in a Big Bacon breakfast that boasts the same thing with the added applewood smoked bacon and syrup drizzle.

7. New York Pizza Depot

Pizza is almost a universal favorite among adults and children. You can create your own pizzas with all the things that kids like such as extra cheese and pepperoni on one and all your favorites on another (think basil, artichoke hearts, olives, salami, and other exotic toppings). If pizza isn’t your thing, there’s also pasta, sandwiches, and salads. If all else fails, there are chicken tenders and ravioli available, sure kid favorites.

8. The Copper Bull

Hamburgers are another universal favorite, and the Copper Bull specializes in this American food along with some fresh seafood dishes. For instance, try a fresh shrimp po-boy, or enjoy a shrimp basket. The kid’s menu features chicken nuggets, hamburger sliders, and mac-n-cheese with fries. After dinner, grab a milkshake or root beer float with the kids and finish off a busy day in comfort.

9. All American Heroes

All American Heroes is a deli featuring sandwiches, subs, soups, salads, and wraps. You can pick up a few cold subs for the road–you can never go wrong with ham and cheese for the kids–or stay in for a hot, oven-baked sandwich such as the grilled chicken with pepperoni and cheese. With sides like chips, potato salad, and pasta salad, you have your kids covered.

 
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