You’ve got your Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast car rentals sorted out and you’ve been driving around the city all day. Maybe you visited the amazing SkyPoint Observation Deck and took in all of Surfers Paradise from above. Or perhaps you checked out the mind-boggling exhibits and interactive displays at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium.

Whatever you’ve been up to, chances are you and the kids could use a great meal to finish off your exciting day. Below are some of the best family friendly restaurants in the area. Go in and grab a bite!

Hard Rock Cafe

This iconic restaurant franchise has over 175 locations dotted around the globe – if you haven’t been to one of these yet, it’s high time you did. Classic American cuisine is the Hard Rock Cafe‘s specialty, with both the adults’ and children’s menus covering everything from macaroni-and-cheese to hamburgers. And, if you’re feeling extra peckish, why not give the “Legendary 10 OZ. Burger” a run for its money?


But maybe you’re in the mood for some Mexican food. If so, look no further than this acclaimed Gold Coast eatery. Montezuma‘s have won multiple awards over their 20 years in the restaurant business for offering mouth-watering Mexican food to the masses at affordable prices. Take your pick of nachos, enchiladas, burritos and a range of authentic platters. Their children’s menu also has non-spicy, all-inclusive meals (dinner, a drink and dessert) for under $10.


This gourmet restaurant will satisfy even the most ardent pizza admirer. Crust has a huge variety of dine-in or takeaway pizzas to choose from, including vegetarian and healthier options if you’re watching your weight. Prices range between $16 and $24 for a large pizza, and a delicious-looking children’s menu is also available. And since it has free street parking, you can simply roll up in your rental car and chow down!