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Skip McDonalds. Kid-friendly restaurants in New Orleans

July 1 2013 | What's New

Just because you bring your kids on vacation doesn’t mean you have to eat at McDonalds. New Orleans has plenty of kid-friendly restaurants that serve authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine. Before you put in an order at the drive-though, consider these choices, which we guarantee the whole family will be happy with:

Daisy Dukes Restaurant

Located right around the corner from Audubon aquarium in the French Quarter, Daisy Dukes is the perfect place to bring the kids after a day of penguin watching. A much celebrated New Orleans favorite, locals frequent this restaurant for its crawfish, poboys and 24-hour breakfast.

Crescent City Brewhouse

Don’t let the name fool you – while this restaurant does serve beer brewed in-house, it also features food and live music that is sure to win over the whole family. It’s also the only microbrewery in the French Quarter.

Ralph & Kacoo’s

Here, the kids menu starts at just $3.99 – a deal that’s hard to beat. The adults will also be happy with a menu full of flavors and local favorites, like shrimp beignets and blackened gator.

Zea’s St. Charles Avenue

Convenient and delicious, Zea Rotisserie & Grill offers menu selections that everyone will love. Here’s what we suggest: Spend the day at Audubon Zoo, and while you’re on your way back downtown on the streetcar, stop at Zea’s for a bite to eat. It’s right on the way!

Hard Rock Café

Sometimes, nothing beats a classic. Good food, great music and plenty of cool rock memoriablia at every turn, the Hard Rock Café is fun for everyone. The family is sure to have fun eating here. Pick up a Hard Rock New Orleans t-shirt to add to your collection on the way out.

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