12 Incredibly  Kid-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

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The majority of these family restaurants are also located in popular tourist areas which also makes them convenient options for travelers who are visiting San Diego with kids.

If your kids haven’t ventured into the world of dim sum or Japanese buns, they will surely be tempted to try these.

Harumama Noodles + Buns (La Jolla, Carlsbad, Little Italy)

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Boasting a life-size retrofitted school bus, kids can go inside the expansive space and play without leaving their parents sight.

BO-beau kitchen + garden (La Mesa)

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While the restaurants have made a name for themselves through their locally-sourced California-inspired Italian fare, they’ve also taken the often-cliche kids’ menu to a whole new level by letting them build their own pie.

CUCINA enoteca (Del Mar) and CUCINA urbana (Bankers Hill)

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Disc Jockeys, balloon artists, magicians and live entertainment frequent the diner on a weekly basis but the main entertainment draw for kids and grown-ups alike is the 5,000 square-foot Gamers Garage.


Celebrity Chef Richard Blais developed “Crack Spice” which is a proprietary blend of spices that he adds to locally raised, free-living, antibiotic-free chicken.

Crack Shack (Little Italy)

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Families love the kid-friendly San Diego restaurant’s casual nature. Kids take a break from adult conversation to go hang out in the outdoor tipi and play area.

Campfire (Carlsbad)

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