California Bistro at the Four Seasons Aviara
Now this one gets our AAAproval! Not only was the staff extremely courteous and accommodating, but they even have plastic kid’s plates, kid’s utensils, and cups to go along with a well rounded children’s menu. The room is light and airy, and very casual. For a nice night out with the kids, this comes highly recommended. 7100 Four Seasons Point, Carlsbad California U.S.A. 92011 1(760) 603-6800
Sushi on the ROCK
The sushi here is one of the best in San Diego. They have happy hour priced sushi from 5 – 6:30 which is great for families who need to eat early. They have a terrific children’s menu. 7734 Girard Ave., Suite A La Jolla, CA 92037 (858) 456-1138 http://sushiontherock.com/happyhour.html
Mimi’s knows how to cater to kids. They come to the table with a paper bib, little cup of Cheerios, orange slices, crackers and crayons. Multiple locations.
You'll have a front row seat to crashing waves and panoramic Southern California sunsets at this magnificent oceanfront Chart House. Remodeled in mid-1996, the restaurant makes the most of its location with outdoor patio seating and sliding glass doors that open the entire restaurant to its natural environment. South Highway 101 Cardiff, California 92007 (760) 436-4044 http://www.chart-house.com/
Stratford Court Café
A great weekend place to eat and hang out! Tucked into a quiet backyard, this cafe welcomes your children and your dogs! 1307 Stratford Court Del Mar, CA 92014-2327 (858) 792-7433 http://www.stratfordcourtcafe.com/
The view and food are great!! They have a great kids menu (the fish and chips is our favorite). 1670 Coast Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 755 9345 http://www.sdro.com/poseidon/
Daphne’s Greek Café
Warm friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices.
Bella’s Favorite Pick – Check back later for a picture of her enjoying sushi at the restaurant. http://sushihouse.biz/
The P.F. Chang's experience is a unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro. Multiple locations http://www.pfchangs.com/index.jsp
Adams Avenue Grill
2201 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA (619) 298-8440 http://www.adamsavenuegrill.com/
A basic kids menu with healthy sides. Drinks are served in a special Applebee's Kid's Cup with lid. A great option at Applebee’s is that some of the adult entrees come in half sizes so the kids can enjoy something else if they don’t like what is offered on the children’s menu. The bar can be loud at times… ask to be seated away from the bar. http://www.applebees.com/
Kids eat free on Tuesday nights with a purchase of an adult entree. Great sushi for the adults and great dishes for the kids!
1301 Orange Ave; Coronado; (619) 437 6677 http://www.bistrodasia.signonsandiego.com/
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo specializes in Immigrant Southern Italian Food, served family style. Multiple Locations~ http://www.bucadibeppo.com/
California Pizza Kitchen
Wonderful kids menu!
Multiple locations. http://www.cpk.com/
With the ambient noise of fountains and mariachis, fidgety children won't feel like they have to be on best behavior at this pleasant Mexican eatery -- there's always plenty for them to look at. 4105 Taylor Street San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 295-5111 http://bazaardelmundo.com/guad2006.shtml
Coronado Brewing Company
Tuesdays are kid’s night (kids eat free from 4 pm to 7 pm) with balloons and coloring sheets. Two children’s meals free with purchase of one adult meal (not available in the summer - call for details). Great steaks, pizza, pasta and seafood!
170 Orange Ave; Coronado; (619) 437 4452 http://www.coronadobrewingcompany.com/
The Corvette Diner offers a tasty way to slip back to a simpler place and time when rock n' roll and golden oldies filled the air. 2965 Historic Decatur Road; Liberty Station (619) 542-1476 http://www.cohnrestaurants.com/restaurants/
Dave & Buster's
Kids menu and large gaming room!
2931 Camino Del Rio N San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 280-7115 http://www.daveandbusters.com/?f=1
Filippi's Pizza Grotto
Children's portions are available, and kids will feel right at home at this red-checked-vinyl-tablecloth joint. Multiple locations. http://www.realcheesepizza.com/
Fish Market/Top of the Market
"Today the Fish Market and its upstairs, upscale Top of the Market rate as probably the most successful restaurant on the California Coast. The reasons are obvious. There are no shortcuts to save a few bucks – this is seafood at its freshest." San Diego Union Tribune Multiple Locations http://www.thefishmarket.com/default.aspx
Hard Rock Café
Fun rock-n-roll atmosphere!
801 Fourth Street, San Diego, CA 921013 (619) 615-7625
Hash House A Go Go
Voted best breakfast in San Diego.
3628 5th Ave., San Diego, CA (619) 298-4646 http://www.hashhouseagogo.com/
Joe's Crab Shack
7610 Hazard Center Dr. Hazard Center San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 260-1111 http://www.joescrabshack.com/
La Jolla Brew House
A modest brewpub in La Jolla becomes (almost) all things to all people.
7536 Fay Ave., La Jolla, CA (858) 456-6279 http://lajollabrewhouse.com/map.php
Wonderful family style Mexican restaurant.
116 Escondido Ave. Vista, CA 92083 (760) 758-7140 http://lapalomavista.com/
Relaxed, fun noodle house
1762 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA 92109 858-581-6777 http://www.lotsapasta.com/
228 North Coast Highway Oceanside, CA 92054 760-721-6776
Moo Time Creamery
50’s Style Malt shop. ~ Design your ultimate sundae.
Two locations in Coronado:
1025 Orange Avenue; Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-2422
1500 Orange Avenue (in Shops at the hotel); Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-2383 http://www.nadolife.com/mootime/main.html
Old Spaghetti Factory
Kids get special attention here, and even their own toys. There's a play area, too. Multiple Locations. http://www.osf.com/locations/california.html
Nationwide locations – great kid’s meals, activity and crayons. Good food and atmosphere for kids and adults! http://www.olivegarden.com/default_f.asp
The kids will enjoy the fun themed restaurant and love the kids menu a few items include Joey Sirloin, Grilled Chicken On The Barbie, Mac A Roo 'N Cheese, Boomerang Cheese Burger, Kookaburra Chicken Fingers, and a Spotted Dog Sundae for dessert. YUM! They have a great kids section on their website too! National Locations: http://www.outback.com/
Pat & Oscar's
Kids eat free on Tuesdays!
Multiple Locations. http://www.breadstick.com/
Point Loma Seafoods
The kids will love sitting at the dock.
2805 Emerson St., San Diego, CA (619) 223-1109 http://pointlomaseafoods.com/
120 W. L St. Encinitas, CA 92024 (760) 436-1282 http://www.potatoshackcafe.com/home.htm
“An atmosphere that’s hip for enough for kids and tasty enough for adults of all ages.” http://www.redrobin.com
Great old time burger joint. Kids Club with kid’s menu and games. Multiple Locations. http://www.rubys.com/
Extensive children’s menu and fun atmosphere – laid back and very comfortable. The food keeps getting better over the years!! National locations. http://www.tgifridays.com
Via Italia Trattoria Pizzeria
There aren't enough superlatives to describe the food, service and welcoming atmosphere at this modest little storefront in the Clairemont Square shopping center.
4705-A Clairemont Dr, San Diego, CA (858) 274-9732 http://www.viaitaliapizzeria.com/index.php
NOT SO FRIENDLY
George’s at the Cove
On our visit for lunch to George's, when we asked for a high chair, the management said that families with little children are not their target market. They do not have high chairs. They do, however, have booster seats. http://www.georgesatthecove.com/