Searching for kid-friendly restaurants in Las Vegas? Whether it’s decadent desserts, a buffet feast fit for a prince or princess, hot pizza from a vending machine or menus designed just for them, Las Vegas has kid-friendly restaurants and experiences to make your mini-me’s meals an occasion to enjoy and remember.
From its kid’s menu to its themed events with beloved children’s characters like Peter Pan, Tink, Mirabel and Isabela, Cafe Lola with locations throughout Las Vegas is a local and tourist’s go-to for kid-friendly meals. The Just for Kids menu features Margaux’s Teddy Bear Toast, with almond butter, jelly, banana, market berries and whipped cream, and Sophie’s Unicorn Waffle is made with funfetti waffle, housemade cream, strawberries and a unicorn cookie. For dessert, a mini cupcake or a unicorn cookie mini is the perfect size for your mini-me. For more information, visit www.ilovecafelola.com.
Buddy V’s Pizza ATM at Linq
Childhood dreams do come true thanks to Buddy V’s Pizza ATM. In this seemingly futuristic pizza machine experience, your child chooses their slice from a touch screen, and a robotic arm grabs it, transfers it to an infrared oven and, after a short 60- to 190-second countdown, out pops a piping-hot slice. The best part of this experience is watching your little one’s reaction as they inquisitively watch and are simultaneously in awe of what is happening before their very eyes. Call it dinner, call it an experience, call it a show. Whatever it is, it’s pure Vegas kid-friendly fun starting at $10. There are two pizza vending machines at Linq. Thanks Buddy Valastro, for coming through with the dream machine. For more information, visit buddyvsrestaurants.com.
With three locations on the Strip, Minus5 ICEBAR is the coolest experience in Las Vegas, quite literally, and it’s not just for the 21-plus crowd. There are two options for kids: the Cool Experience, $13, and the V-ICE-P Experience, $29. Both are for ages 4 to 15 and include entry before 9 p.m., gloves and the use of a parka. The upgraded experience includes a souvenir hat and one ice mocktail, like the Jack Frost, a kid-friendly beverage made with orange and pineapple. Though a mocktail isn’t quite technically “dinner,” the themed and interactive ice sculptures are certainly a feast for the eyes. Enjoy plenty of Instagrammable family-friendly moments with Minus5 ICEBAR’s penguin and yeti characters. For more information, visit www.minus5experience.com.
Stallone’s Italian Eatery
Ciao, bambino! With two locations in Las Vegas, Stallone’s will greet you and your kiddos as you walk through the door with a warm welcome to “la famiglia!” This family-owned restaurant by Brett Raymer, former reality star of the kid-friendly hit show “TANKED!,” serves up sizable, sharable Brooklyn-style Italian portions. Family favorites include mozzarella triangles, garlic knots, pizzas, heroes, pasta house specialties and, for dessert, housemade cannoli. Kids of all ages will enjoy the open kitchen and watching pizza-makers toss the dough for the perfect pie. For more information, visit stalloneslv.com.
If you are raising a future foodie, the newly renovated Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars is a kid-friendly restaurant in Las Vegas offering 25,000 square feet with 10 kitchens, nine chef-attended action stations and more than 250 menu items with infinite flavors. It’s an exciting way to introduce kids to new foods without having to stomach an a la carte bill. Diners can enjoy bite-sized portions, freshly squeezed juices and customized stations where they can view their very own crepe being made just for them. And for dessert, seemingly endless cups and cones are filled with pure decadence. Bacchanal also has a generous selection of vegan and gluten-free. Kids 3 and under dine free with an adult purchase and ages 4 to 10 receive a 50 percent discount. For more information, visit www.caesars.com.