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Apr 28, 2008 09:31 PM

MELBOURNE: Kid-Friendly Restaurant Recommendations

I'm looking for a kid-friendly restaurant that's chowhound worthy somewhere in Brevard, preferably close to Melbourne. Affordability is also an issue (wouldn't want to waste a lot of money on the kids that doesn't know too much about food yet!) :-)

I've never been to Brevard County, but I was looking at Bizarro's, Island Pasta Company, Asian Gourmet. How do they stack up and are there other recommendations I should look into? I'm also willing to eat at a gas station or supermarket, if the food is good. No chains, please.

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    1. re: cavandre

      Thank you for the links! I noticed Bizarro's and Asian Gourmet were mentioned. I guess Island Pasta Company is out of the question even though the pictures looked good and their menu looked interesting. Nobody mentioned that place... I guess it's not chowhound worthy.

      1. re: mialebven

        Where exactly are you staying in Brevard?

        A lot of the rec's in the above threads are worth hitting if you're in the neighborhood, but I won't drive from one end of Brevard to the other just to eat there. That's the case for me regarding Island Pasta.

        1. re: cavandre

          I'll be staying at West Melbourne. :-)

          1. re: mialebven

            I noticed that neither tread mentioned Meg O'Malley's in downtown Melbourne. That's the place to go if you get in the mood for pub grub. ( ).

            As for Island Pasta, the word is that the dishes sound better than they taste. Not that they're bad, just not as good as they could be.

    2. Bonefish Willie's, on the river in Melbourne just a little north of Eau Gallie Blvd, off of Route 1 is a great spot. It's on the river, great view, really decent food, and not too expensive. Also Skewers, on 5th Avenue in Indialantic, for great Lebanese cuisine, and very kid friendly.

      1. If you're a fan of Chicago style hot dogs, there's Mustard's Last Stand. There's two locations; one's in Downtown Melbourne & the other's on Rt. 1, north of Rt. 192.

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        1. re: cavandre

          All of the Longdogger's locations would be a great place for affordable, family friendly dining. (if you couldn't make it to Meg's!)

        2. Though I hate recommending "chain" places, the Mimi's Cafe
          in Viera deals well with small children. They dealt with my 2 yr. old neice, who happens to be a handful. The food's consistently pretty good, as well.

          1. Da Kine Diego's over beachside is kid-friendly and delish. It seems their MySpace is the closest thing they have to a website:

            Great menu and atmosphere. No smoking and always families. Very fresh and delicious & complete with tropical sodas all the kids want!

            As for the Lebanese idea, great! Although, Middle Eastern Aromas on Babcock is probably more kid friendly and price conscious. I recommend the falafel wraps for kids.. cut in half for easy eating. The market they have their is great for some souvenirs as well.

            I agree with mustard gm---Mustard's Last Stand would be a great choice. Most kids love hot dogs and theirs are awesome. Nothing like roadside eateries :)