Delicious food and memorable dining experiences help create lasting memories on a family vacation, and finding restaurants that both adults and kids will love is not always easy. Lucky for you, the Golden Isles is a top destination for family travel with plenty of beloved restaurants where you and the kids can fuel up, leaving both full and satisfied.  

There are many family-friendly restaurants on St. Simons Island and family-friendly restaurants on Jekyll Island for you to choose from, but here are a few of our favorite spots on Georgia’s coast that will please members of all ages in your travel group. 


1. Iguana’s Seafood Restaurant  

Get a taste of the coast with all the seafood classics at Iguana’s Seafood Restaurant. You must try their famous fried shrimp, and for the kids who don’t love seafood there’s plenty of sandwiches and burgers to choose from. Conveniently located in the St. Simons Pier Village, dine indoors or on their outdoor patio. 

Kids will love: The free ice cream offered at the end of your meal! 


2. Brogen’s North 

From appetizers like cheese bread and chicken fingers to burgers, pasta, and seafood, everyone in the family will find something they love on Brogen’s North’s huge menu. Known for their freshly-prepared pizzas, you and the kids will love the laid-back atmosphere, and of course, the delicious food. Brogen’s North also offers a kids menu for ages 12 and under. 

Kids will love: Playing the arcade games in the restaurant! 


3. Tortuga Jacks 

Loved for being the only beachfront tiki restaurant on Jekyll Island that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Tortuga Jacks is a fun and lively spot both adults and children will enjoy. Serving up Baja Mexican cuisine, dine outdoors with a relaxing ocean view. The menu features burritos, tacos, nachos, fajitas, a kids section, and so much more. 

Kids will love: The outdoor tiki hut and favorite appetizers like chips and queso. 


4. Fuse Frozen Yogurt 


With locations on both St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island, Fuse Frozen Yogurt is the perfect afternoon sweet treat to cool down on a hot day. The best part about this dessert shop is customizing your own frozen yogurt by choosing your own flavor of yogurt and adding whatever toppings you desire…the opportunities are endless! 

Kids will love: All the tasty toppings like cheesecake bites, cookie dough, sprinkles, brownies, marshmallows, and more! 


5. Three Little Birds 


If you need some quick grub, Three Little Birds is the top stop for grab-and-go breakfast and lunch items. Delight in coastal fare on the fly, or if you’re staying in a vacation rental during your trip to Georgia’s coast, grab one of their premade homestyle take-and-bake meals. Select from casseroles, seafood dinners, appetizers, classic Southern sides, desserts and more! 

Kids will love: Delicious pastries like warm donuts and chocolate croissants, and the kids menu with classics like French toast and mac n cheese. 


6. St. Simons Crêpes 


Treat yourself and the family to authentic, European crêpes as you explore the St. Simons Pier Village! St. Simons Crêpes serves both sweet and savory crêpes that you can hold in your hand and eat on-the-go as you embark on your adventures. Perfect for a meal, snack, or afternoon pick-me-up, you’ll have a hard time choosing from all the unique flavor combinations. 

Kids will love: The “Monkey Treat” crêpe with bananas and Nutella, the “Chocolate Lovers” crêpe with chocolate pudding and crushed Oreos, and the “Crêpe Brulé” with cheesecake and fresh strawberries. 

For more dining options in the Golden Isles, view a full list of family-friendly restaurants. Begin planning your trip by requesting a 2024 Golden Isles Visitor Guide