4 Family-Friendly Naples, Florida Restaurants You Don’t Want To Miss

If you’re headed to Naples, Florida, perhaps for spring or summer break or even to escape winter’s chill, here are some family-friendly Naples restaurants that will meet the approval of even your pickiest child.

Photo courtesy of Parmesan Pete’s

Mr. Tequila

If your family loves Mexican, Mr. Tequila in Naples is a quick and easy, yet delicious spot in central Naples to head for lunch or dinner not far from the beach. Located at 3126 Tamiami Trail, you will find all the classic authentic Mexican food from tacos and enchiladas to burritos and chimichangas.

If that doesn’t suit the young ones, there is also a kids menu with typical children’s options. Tame growling tummies with chips and salsa to start, and maybe even a delicious cheese dip. Plus, Mom and Dad can enjoy a tasty margarita before heading back to the beach.

Parmesan Pete’s

Does your family love a big plate of spaghetti or perhaps garlic bread? Are Mom and Dad partial to Italian wines like a delicious Chianti? Parmesan Pete’s, located at 7935 Airport Pulling Road, is a great option that has something appealing for both parents and kids. The restaurants has its origins in Brooklyn around the turn of the century when the chef’s great grandmother opened its doors, serving her own recipes.

The rice balls, which are panko breaded and fried and served with marinara, make a yummy starter. For your main course, choose from classic Italian dishes like manicotti, lasagna or chicken, veal or eggplant parmesan. And, of course, you’re in Naples, so there are plenty of dishes incorporating seafood from scallops to shrimp to grouper. Our dinner came to just $60 total, not bad for a delicious Italian meal and enough to serve a family of four complete with two growing boys!

Yabba Island Grill

Head to downtown Naples for this fun and family-friendly restaurant that is perfect for people-watching those strolling through this upscale Florida area. Specializing in steak and seafood, the Yabba Island Grill is an affordable option for those looking for a hearty meal or some local seafood. Steaks start in the low $20s with other entrees starting around $13. There are also some low-calorie options if you want to make sure you can still fit into that swimsuit!

Kids may want to sample some seafood with the popcorn shrimp appetizer while Mom and Dad may want to opt for the crab cakes. Choose from a variety of chilled shellfish, including fresh oysters, shrimp cocktail and king crab. There are several sandwich options, as well as salmon, tuna, lobster, pecan chicken, sweet and spicy steak, and pappardelle bolognese. Plus, parents can enjoy a bottomless glass of Beringer wine for $9.99. For the main course, children can select hamburgers, angel hair pasta, chicken fingers, hot dogs and more.

Mel’s Diner

Enjoy the experience of a 1950’s-style dinner at this Florida chain with a location in Naples. Mel’s Diner offers traditional diner food, including meatloaf, hand-pattied burgers, milkshakes with hand-dipped ice cream, all-you-can-eat hand-breaded fish, roasted turkeys and plenty of pies. The kids menu features classic children’s fare like hamburgers, mac & cheese and chicken with no added hormones or preservatives. You’ll find this quick-serve restaurant at 3650 Tamiami Trail in Naples convenient to many hotels and beaches.

For more fun things to do in Southwest Florida, check out this Marco Island, Florida, Vacation Checklist.
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Lyn Mettler is a freelance travel writer and author of “The Step-by-Step Guide to Earning the Southwest Companion Pass and Flying Free Around the U.S.” You can find her at GotoTravelGal.com, as well as on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook as @GotoTravelGal.

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Bryanna Royal

Bryanna Royal

Bryanna, her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around the US since May 2014. If they aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach they are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US! They write about things to do with kids at the destinations they visit, deepening your family bond through travel, full time family travel and working from the road.
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