8 Kingston kid-friendly restaurants

By Visit Kingston

Kids like good food, too. Next time you’re craving fine dining, choose from one of Kingston’s kid-friendly restaurants and discover a culinary experience the whole family can enjoy. From authentic gelato to impressive antipasti boards, you’re sure to find something new to tantalize their taste buds!

1. Harper’s Burger Bar

93 Princess St.

Forget fast food chains – the next time the kids are craving something delicious, take them to this awesome local burger joint. Featuring fresh, handcrafted Enright Cattle Co. beef and kids’ movies routinely playing on their TVs, Harper’s is a must-try for any young burger lover while in Kingston.

Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday, 11:30 am – 8 pm, Thursday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 9 pm


2. Mio Gelato

178 Ontario Street

Kingston’s Mio Gelato has been bringing authentic Italian gelato to Kingston since 2010, and you’d be hard pressed to find a kid who doesn’t go wild for their impressive assortment of sorbettos, gelatos, and frozen yogurt – including kid-friendly favourites like bubblegum, cookie dough, and peanut butter and jam.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 3 – 10 pm | Saturday & Sunday, 1 – 10 pm

3. Kingston Brewing Company

34 Clarence Street

This place might be Ontario’s oldest brew pub, but unlike other pubs, children are definitely welcome. The Brew Pub’s kids’ menu features crowd-pleasers like cheese pizza, mac and cheese – and of course – grilled cheese. Don’t forget to compliment your little one’s meal with some of their legendary fries.

Hours of operation: Sunday –Thursday, 11:30 am – 12 am | Friday & Saturday 11:30 am – 1 am



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4.Score Pizza

91 Princess Street

The fastest way to any child’s heart is likely through pizza, so treat them to some of the city’s best stone-fired fare made with healthy, fresh ingredients. Try one of Scores’ signature ‘zas like BBQ Chicken, or get adventurous and build your own — there’s no way you can go wrong.

Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 9 pm


5. Toast & Jam

1530 Bath Road

At Toast and Jam Cafe, the kids will appreciate how great everything tastes, while you’ll appreciate the high-quality ingredients and how everything is made from scratch. The kids’ menu here features some of the healthiest (but still super delicious) options available in Kingston and is a new local favourite.

Hours of operation: Wednesday – Sunday, 8 am – 3 pm


6. Atomica

71 Brock St.

Give the kids what they want! Pizza and pasta. Atomica offers a kid’s menu that consists of 3 kinds of pasta and pizza but most of the menu is friendly enough to satisfy those picky eaters! Gluten-free, nut allergies, vegan? No problem, they got you covered! The kid’s menu also includes unlimited fountain pop, a scoop of Mio Gelato’s vanilla ice cream, and an activity page to help keep them entertained while the order is being made. What’s not to love?

Hours of operation: Monday & Wednesday, 4 – 9 pm | Thursday – Saturday, 12 – 10 pm | Sunday, 12 – 9 pm



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7. Beavertails 

20 Market St.

Are you out and enjoying the downtown scene with your family? Beavertails is the perfect spot to treat the kids, go on in and grab a Beavertail or Beaverdog and enjoy it in the beautiful market square. BeaverTails also has vegan options and options that are not a complete sugar rush!

Hours of operation: Sunday –Thursday, 11 am – 10 pm | Friday & Saturday, 11 am – 11 pm

8. Dianne’s Fish Shack & Smokehouse

195 Ontario St.

Put away those frozen fish sticks! Dianne’s has you covered, offering fish n’ chips and all the other favorites, cheeseburgers, butter pasta, and chicken fingers! The décor is just a bonus, the parents get to enjoy their amazing tacos and lobster rolls.

Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 9 pm