Family Friendly Restaurants in Greenwood

Greenwood has a lot of options for families looking to have a nice meal out together. Whether you are looking for a new pizza place to try, a family-style dinner, or an Italian meal to swoon over, Greenwood has you covered. Check out some of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants below.

Johnny Carino’s 

920 US Highway 31

Kids and parents will be happy to enjoy a meal at Johnny Carino’s. On the kids’ menu, you can create your own pasta or go with a kid-size specialty, such as chicken and broccoli penne or cheese tortellini. Pizza is also available and for dessert, kids can order a kids’ sundae for just $1.49. On Thursdays, kid eat free with an adult entrée purchase.

Main St. Grille

200 S. Emerson Avenue

Main St. Grille has become known for its’ delicious wood fired pizzas. Kids will love being able to see the wood fired pizza oven and all the magic that goes into making their dinner! Main St. Grille also offers amazing pretzel breadsticks, that would go perfectly with the pizzas.  To finish off your meal, try the Fudge Brownie Supreme or the Fried Biscuits, served with apple butter as a dipping sauce.

Arni’s Restaurant

1691 Curry Road

Arni’s has a great variety for family meals. Popular for their pizzas, kids will love going out to this family style restaurant. You can also find a full menu of delicious burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers, like the firecracker shrimp or pretzel bites. A kids’ menu is also available, for smaller bites.

Buca di Beppo

659 US Highway 31

Buca di Beppo is a great Italian family restaurant. Here you will be able to choose family-style menu items, great to share at the table. There are family meals available for carry-out, as well. If you decide not to share, there is a kids’ menu featuring pastas and pizzas.

Newk’s Eatery

1279 N. Emerson Avenue, Suite A-1

Newk’s Eatery is a great lunch option if you are in Greenwood. Newk’s serves fresh, made-to-order food, such as sandwiches and salads. They also have amazing mac-and-cheese. Kids can order from the Little Newk’s menu and choose fruit as a side, in addition to some of the typical choices. They also have a bakery where cakes are made in0house, with a variety of flavors to choose. Kids eat free after 4pm every day, with the purchase of an adult entrée.

McAlister’s Deli

1011 N. State Road 135

I like taking my kids to McAlister’s because it offers a variety of good food, in a comfortable, low pressure environment. The kids’ menu has some sandwich choices, French bread pizza, and a chicken and broccoli bowl. Kids’ meals are served with a side and mini chocolate chip cookie. 


1142 N. Emerson Avenue

Kids love going to Culver’s because in addition to the classic burger and fries meal, they also get a scoop of fresh frozen custard with their meal. Kids receive Scoopie tokens with each visit. They can collect these and turn them in for prizes, such as a basketball or a Scoopie mascot plush toy. Adults will love the rotating flavors of frozen custard as much as the kids.

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

1251 US Highway 31

BJ’s Brewhouse will be a winner in your kid’s book for their amazing Pizookie, a freshly-baked, served-warm chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla bean ice cream. The kids’ menu has many of the classics, but there are also some other great choices, such as broiled shrimp, grilled chicken, and make-your-own pasta.

Bar Louie

1251 US Highway 31

Bar Louie is a great choice if you are looking for a nicer meal out with the family. The kids’ menu has many of the fan favorites, and it is important to note that kids eat free every Saturday and Sunday from open until 7pm. This is valid for up to 2 kids entrees with purchase of an adult entrée. 

Dave & Buster’s

1251 US Highway 31, Suite F01B

At Dave & Buster’s, your family is sure to have an excellent night out of the house. Not only does Dave & Buster’s have a kids’ menu and plenty of drinks choices for the adults, there is also an amazing arcade to challenge one another. Rack up the points and pitch in all your tickets to earn a bigger prize for the family.

O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar

886 State Road 135

If you are looking to go out, definitely check out O’Charley’s. Kids’ meal are only .99 cents! There are a lot of choices, some of which are more unique that most places. Kids can order alfredo pasta, popcorn shrimp, chicken tenders, and more. Many of the meals come with a side, such as smashed potatoes, carrots sticks with ranch, mandarin orange slices, or broccoli. If you head over there on a Wednesday, there will be free pie with your entrée purchase!


1274 N. Emerson Avenue or 254 Marlin Drive

Zaxby’s is an easy choice if you need a quick, tasty meal. On Tuesdays, kids can receive a meal for .99 cents with the purchase of an adult meal. This offer is valid for two kids per adult, making this the perfect spot for a family-friendly and budget-friendly meal. 

Sassafras Lunch and Tea Room

229 N. Madison Avenue

Sassafras is a beautiful tea room and quaint lunch spot for those times when you need something a touch on the fancier side. If you are looking to take your child out for a memorable meal experience, bring them here. The kids will love the towers of treats with delicate sweets, small sandwiches and, beautifully decorated mini cupcakes. Special pricing is available for kids tea time, along with a menu tailored to them. 

La Trattoria

201 N. Madison Avenue

Located in a house on Madison Ave, La Trattoria is serving up outstanding Italian food. Adults will be impressed with the selection of pastas and steaks available, and kids will be happy they can choose from favorites like lasagna and ravioli. They will be even more excited to learn all kids meals are served with a scoop of spumoni ice cream for dessert.

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

780 US Highway 31

My kids love going to a BBQ restaurant. They really love smoked meats, cornbread, and mac n cheese. Head over to Smokey Bones to see if your kids feel the same way. Here kids can try a brisket, pulled pork sandwich, or bbq chicken, while parents can indulge in even more deliciousness.

Oaken Barrel

50 Airport Parkway L.

If you are looking for a place kids and adults will both enjoy, try Oaken Barrel. Here, all kids meals are 4.95 and feature all the classic choices. Adults can try delicious craft beer and indulge in a variety of burgers, sandwiches, and wraps, making this an excellent spot for family outings.

Sisters Korean Restaurant

916 E. Main Street, Suite 210

Trying food from other cultures is important for children to experience. Sisters Korean Restaurant is a wonderful place to try this out. The kids menu offers a few choices of meats and rice. You will be perfectly taken care of and the staff will graciously explain anything about the food you might be unsure about. Be sure to try each of the banchan or side dishes that are brought to the table. Have kids rank their favorites and vote on a family favorite, as you try them all. 

Stone Creek Dining Company

911 State Road 135

Going out for a nice dinner at a steakhouse with children can sound very intimidating. Stone Creek aims to bring you some ease of mind by providing a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and great kids’ menu. This would be the perfect spot for a date night with the kiddos.  Get your kids dressed up and take them out for 6 oz. sirloin, fettucine pasta, or grilled chicken meal. 

Lindo Mexico

997 E. County Line Road

If you aren’t used to taking your kids out for meals at restaurants, Lindo Mexico is a great place to start. Mexican restaurants are great for kids. Chips and salsa are immediately brought to the table immediately, curbing the hanger the kids may be experiencing. There is a large menu with tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, rice, and beans which kids love! Lindo Mexico is brightly decorated, which helps keeps kids interested and entertained. The staff is wonderfully attentive and a kids menu is available. 

The Suds

350 Market Plaza

The Suds is classic! Go back in time and enjoy classic drive-in food. Burgers, corn dogs, onion rings, and shakes all bring back memories of simpler times. On weekends, there is almost always a car show, which is an added bonus for the car loving kids in your life. Another added bonus is that City Center Park is located right around the corner and features a playground with a splash pad.

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