Best Places to Eat, with Kids, in the Houston Museum District

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Planning on visiting the Houston Museum District and wondering where to go for lunch?  The restaurants below are a short walk from many of the museums and Hermann Park.  Read about them below and find a map HERE.

1. Bodegas Taco Shop – 1200 Binz, Houston, Texas 77004

Located on Caroline between the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Museum of Fine Arts.  It’s a taco shop with good food and lots of drink specials.



Teeth at Paleo Hall at Houston Museum of Natural Science
2.  McDonalds – 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030

Located in the Grand Hall of the Houston Museum of Natural Science – Open between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – This location is not as cheap as some McDonalads, but you can get a simple hamburger for around $1.00.  (It’s not on the menu but you can ask for it.)


Museum of Fine Arts Houston 6
3. Cafe Express Now MFA Cafe – 5601 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77005

Located in the Museum of Fine Arts Beck Building.   No museum ticket is needed to get to the restaurant.


View from Pinewood Cafe
4.  Pinewood Cafe – 6104 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030

Located in Hermann Park next to Kinder Train Station.  This restaurant has salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a build-your-own grilled cheese.


Houston Childrens Museum Ceiling
5. Fresh Cafe – 1500 Binz, Houston, Tx 77004

Located in Children’s Museum of Houston.  You could have guessed… this restaurant has lots of items for kids.


Barnabys Museum District Houston
6. Barnaby’s Cafe – 1801 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004

This restaurant is kid friendly and has many salads, garden burgers and casual fare.

Kids can play with a wooden robot while the food is prepared and everyone can enjoy the modern yet casual restaurant.

Hermann Park Reflection Pool
7.  Or bring a picnic and eat it at Hermann Park!


  1. Thanks Jill, I will certainly check out the Bodegas with the children.

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