The Best Kid Friendly Burger Spots in New Orleans

The Best Kid Friendly Burger Spots in New Orleans

Who doesn’t enjoy a night out when you don’t have to fight your kids to eat or keep reminding them of “inside voices” the entire time? Our go-to family night out meal in New Orleans is a burger spot; the atmosphere is more kid-friendly, everyone finds something they want to eat and the parents don’t have to cook or wash dishes. Here are a few of New Orleans’ best kid-friendly burger spots.

The Backyard

This Lakeview gem located at 244 W. Harrison Avenue in Lakeview New Orleans is the perfect spot for a family night out. They have burgers, BBQ, hot dogs, fries, tots, and quick service. The service is also super fast which is always a plus with kids who may grow impatient while waiting.

Grab a variety of yummy food at The Backyard including burgers, fries, and tater tots in a laid back atmosphere.
Grab a variety of yummy food at The Backyard including burgers, fries, and tater tots in a laid back atmosphere.

Acorn Café

Adjacent to the Louisiana Children’s Museum in City Park; this Brennan’s restaurant is a must to visit. This is the ultimate kid-friendly restaurant with food parents will LOVE! This is not just a burger place; there is a full menu that offers a variety of delicious, healthy food options, including vegetarian fare. The views are beautiful and the kid-friendly atmosphere makes it a great option for families.

Company Burger

Company Burger, conveniently located uptown nears lots of shops and fun, is a go to with kids. It has a laid back vibe that is perfect and even better, super quick service. They offer hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, and grilled cheese for those not looking for a burger. Their milkshakes are delicious and can be made into an adult version if you want for just $5 more. They have tons of tvs to keep the kids entertained, but they will be too busy eating to care.


Walk-On’s is a definite go-to for our family. There is a Metairie, Downtown, and Slidell location for your convenience. The menu is extensive so this is a great place to go with a large group or a family with various tastes in food. But, if you are going for burgers you will not be disappointed, especially with the delicious buns! My kids love going to Walk On’s because they love the food, they don’t have to whisper, their food arrives on a frisbee and the deserts are amazing.

It is always nice to go to a place where everyone can find something that they love. They are also open pretty late so if you are looking for a late-night date spot for just the adults this is also a great option.

Delicious Burger and Shake from Desi Vega's Prime Burgers and Shakes.
Delicious burger and shake from Desi Vegas Prime Burgers and Shakes

Desi Vega’s Prime Burgers and Shakes

Desi Vegas in River Ridge is always a quick and easy dinner win! We love that they are never too busy since they move so fast; so we can generally sit down and order fairlyquickly. We love the combination of being able to build your own burger to meet your dietary needs, so if you are feeling healthy or wanting to indulge you can meet any of those needs here. The burger and shake of the month always makes the menu feel fresh and new no matter how often you dine here.

The quick service, friendly atmosphere, and food served on metal trays instead of plates help ease the stress of eating out with small kids. The room full of families and a plethora of high chairs and booster seats makes you feel right at home!

Lakeview Harbor

Lakeview Harbor has a wide variety on their delicious menu, but those that go there often know that there is only one thing to order – the burger! Traditional, spicy, and turkey are

Lakeview Harbor Burger and Baked Potato
Lakeview Harbor Burger and Baked Potato are an absolute must try with the family.

available and they are all absolutely delicious. They come with a giant baked potato on the side, but they have other substitutions if you are looking for something different. They have a laid back atmosphere with lots of TV’s to watch the game and two different games kids can play.

The Ground Pat’i

This family favorite has locations in Gretna, Kenner (check out our review here), Houma, and Lafayette! They probably have the biggest selection of different types of burgers – seriously anything that you can imagine, they have a specialty burger for that. They also have a really great kids menu too for non burger lovers. They’ve been a local staple for decades and there is a reason why! Between the scrumptious eats and the laid back ambience, The Ground Pat’i is a must try for your next family night out to eat.

Bub's Nola is the perfect kid friendly spot to grab a burger.
Bub’s Nola is the perfect kid friendly spot to grab a burger.

Bub’s NOLA

Located in Mid City, this little burger joint is one of our favorite for a casual bite to eat! Serving mouth watering smash burgers, this place has quickly risen to the top for adult and child foodies alike. There is an inside dining room to sit at, or sit at one of their picnic tables outside. They have games and plenty of things to look at to keep the whole family entertained. Bringing your four legged baby with you too? No problem! They even have cookies for your dogs as well. If burgers aren’t on the menu, their toasted PB&J and grilled cheese are definite must tries!

Go to Bub's Nola for a smash burger!
Go to Bub’s Nola for a smash burger!

Do you have a favorite kid friendly burger spot that is not on our list? Let us know so we can add it! Looking for more kid friendly restaurants in New Orleans? Check out our guide on the best family friendly restaurants or places to celebrate with your family.

Seleigh is a New Orleans native currently residing in Waggaman with her husband and two daughters. She stayed local and received her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans and Master’s from the University of New Orleans. She currently works at a New Orleans charter school as a School Operations Leader. As a life long civil servant she has found her passion dedicating her days to NOLA’s youngest residents! Seleigh spends her weekends running between extra curricular activities for her girls, festival hopping and enjoying dinner at her favorite restaurants.



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