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5 Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego County

Do you want tasty, not-too-spendy food in San Diego where your kids are WELCOME?! Look no further!


2965 Historic Decatur Road.
San Diego, California

reviewed on: December 14 2009

" Your. Kids. Will. Love. It. Here!"
Milk shakes galore, doo-wop music, dancing and singing waitstaff, tasty burgers and fries...what more could a kid want? Looking for a quiet romantic night? Go somewhere else! This place is all about kids! The decor and music is strictly retro - from the 50s to the 70s. After dinner, head over to the game room for some air hockey, ski ball, and video games.

910 Grand Avenue
San Diego, California

reviewed on: December 14 2009

"Affordable Mexican Eats for the Whole Familia"
There is a plethora of Mexican food in San Diego. But if you want consistently good food that the whole family will love at affordable prices, go to Rubio's. With locations throughout the county, you are never far from your next fabulous fish taco. Kids love the cheese quesadillas or chicken taquitos. Parents love that they can get a healthy meal without breaking the bank. Colorful tropical fish swim about in tanks at many locations, adding to the kid appeal.

135 N. Highway 101
Solana Beach, California

reviewed on: December 14 2009

"Pizza Worth Waiting For"
Wait in line to order your pie. Then wait in line to order your brew. Meanwhile, send your spouse to save a table for your brood. Entertain the kiddies with quarters for the video games. When your name is called, sit down for a slice of cheesy heaven on a plate. The best way to avoid a long wait is to arrive before 5:30 or so in the evening. The wait, however, is worth it!

750 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, California

reviewed on: December 14 2009

"Yes, You Can Have Seafood and Bring Your Children Too"
When I'm craving a delicious piece of fish and have no babysitter, this is where my family heads for dinner. The fish is fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is kid-friendly (loud enough that noisy children are accepted). The service is accommodating and pleasant. There are kids' menus with crayons, and when they tire of that, take them for a walk to watch the chefs grilling fish on a huge spinning grill over a blazing fire (behind glass, mind you).

This place strikes a nice balance between what parents want (a nice relaxing dinner with maybe a glass or wine or two) and what kids need (a stimulating environment where kids are welcomed). Plus, for seafood in California, the pricing is quite reasonable.

4150 Mission Blvd. #121
San Diego, California

reviewed on: December 14 2009

"Brunch by the Beach"
For some odd reason, there is not a line out the door for this place. Don't question it, just be thankful! Even if there is a wait, it usually goes by quickly so don't fret.

Located in Pacific Beach, you can sit on the back patio for a peek-a-boo view of the ocean, or stick to inside seating on a chilly morning.

The eggs are fab. The waitstaff is attentive and accommodating. The crowd is eclectic; you will see partiers wearing last night's garb sipping bloody marys dining at one table beside a huge multi-generation family at the next.

Don't miss the Breakfast Quesadilla. 'Nuff said.