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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in San Diego

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in San Diego? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Bay Park Fish Company restaurant
4.7
4.7 (308)
$30 and under
Seafood
Bay Park
About the restaurant
WE ARE OPEN!

Founded by two fishing buddies in 2005, Bay Park Fish Company has become a local hot spot for the freshest seafood in San Diego. Our menu features the freshest of locally sourced seafood. We are proud to be located in this quaint little neighborhood in San Diego & proud to support local fishermen.

For limited capacity dine-in, and take-out! We are excited to invite you back in! The health and safety of our staff and customers is our top priority. Please be assured that we are implementing all necessary health & safety measures as outlined in the published COVID-19 Restaurant Operating Protocol. Face covering is required to enter the restaurant at this time. You are permitted to remove your face covering once you are seated, and for the duration of time you are at the table.
Please be patient and understanding with our staff, we are all putting forth our best efforts to provide the best experience under this new normal!

Top review
Balko
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Food and service is always good here. Everything is top notch
A photo of Mo-Mo-Paradise - Mira Mesa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (215)
$30 and under
Japanese
Mira Mesa
About the restaurant
Since its first restaurant opening in 1993, Mo-Mo-Paradise has expanded its presence to over 20 cities throughout Asia with plans to expand further throughout the rest of the world. Currently, Mo-Mo-Paradise can be found in Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Our Mo-Mo-Paradise brand focuses on traditional Japanese “hot pot” with a modern twist. We offer a wide variety of quality international and local meats and vegetables that is cooked shabu-shabu or sukiyaki style at your table. Throughout Asia, Mo-Mo-Paradise has established a strong fan base due to our focus on fresh and varietal selections that are unmatched compared to other establishments. Our goal is to bring you the same quality and selections currently not offered at western shabu-shabu restaurants.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 17, 2024
We had an awesome time for Fathers Day here. It was our first time and Olivia was very patient explaining everything. She had great suggestions and our dinner turned out wonderful!
A photo of Full Moon Sushi Kitchen Bar and Lounge restaurant
4.6
4.6 (365)
$31 to $50
Sushi
Downtown
About the restaurant
Refined under the tutelage of master sushi luminaries, Chef Sung’s Full Moon will be uniquely on display in the Gaslamp District, where it will debut as the first Kaizen sushi restaurant in San Diego. With him is a brigade of talented cooks and a staff with an unwavering dedication to quality and service.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
The food is always fresh and delicious and the staff is so much fun! One of my favorite places to dine’
A photo of Smokin J's BBQ - Gaslamp restaurant
4.6
4.6 (24)
$30 and under
Barbecue
Downtown
About the restaurant
Grab your partner and hitch up that wagon, Smokin J's BBQ is now open in the Gaslamp Quarter! Located 5 minutes from the Convention Center, and a mere 10 minutes from Petco Park or the Rady Shell by foot, we are your new favorite spot for slow-smoked brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and craft beer. Smokin J's BBQ won Reader Magazine's poll for Best BBQ in San Diego in 2022 and at our spot in the Gaslamp Quarter we strive to create a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for date nights, family outings, Sunday football, weekend brunch, or for anytime you want eat a great meal with great people. Open for lunch, dinner, and breakfast on the weekends, we offer plenty of indoor seating, a spacious bar, and patio seating.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 29, 2024
Food was 10/10. Ambiance 10/10. Service was mediocre. They were slow so were super attentive, but the food was definitely worth every single penny. Great first time :)
A photo of Miss B's Coconut Club restaurant
4.4
4.4 (103)
$30 and under
Caribbean
Mission Beach
About the restaurant
What you’ll find here is classic, Caribbean-inspired American food with tiki flair. Cubano Roasted Pork, Jerk Chicken and Coconut Shrimp are in synch with the mambo rhythm of your appetite, and our house-ground burger is one like you won’t find anywhere in town. Jumbo Coconut Shrimp and a list of Street Cart items will have you coming back to try them all, whether you order something “to go” from our walk-up counter, stay to eat on our spacious outdoor patio, or take a seat inside.

Coconut Club’s décor evokes a celebration of Mission Beach’s nautical and maritime past, which takes form as an inspired interpretation of a 30’s-style sailor tiki club. Rum is the star here, and has a leading role in our creative list of grownup cocktails, which includes shareable, tiki-inspired punches and bowls to drum up conversations and generate a buzz. Coconut Club is also a purveyor of fuel that fires the craft beer frenzy, with 20 local and microbrew tap handles.

Top review
SuzanneL
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
This is a little gem. Food was amazing. Coconut ceviche with plantain chips was tasty and the papaya salad was really good. Wish I could have tried jerk chicken but would have been too much food. Next time
A photo of Events at Rancho Bernardo Inn restaurant
4.4
4.4 (101)
$50 and over
American
Poway / Rancho Bernardo
About the restaurant
Join us at Rancho Bernardo Inn for our special event series! Whether you choose to join us for a Holiday Brunch, a special Private Barrel Release Party, or an exclusive Chef's Garden Dinner, reserve here to ensure your table or ticket with us!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
This was perhaps the 10th time we enjoyed a special occasion buffet at the Aragon ballroom. It is always a class act with great service, food and atmosphere.
A photo of Guadalajara Mexican Grill restaurant
4.3
4.3 (36)
$30 and under
Mexican
Temecula
About the restaurant
OUR STORY:
Founded in 1986 the Solano family opened Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant in Lake Elsinore, California. Eleven years later in 1997, we opened our second location Guadalajara Mexican Grill and Cantina in Temecula, California. At Guadalajara’s, we take real pride in providing the freshest ingredients to ensure high-quality Mexican food. We pride ourselves in having generous portions, a festive environment, and the best margaritas in town!

Top review
ChristineC
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
I always get great service at this restaurant. I also requested that some items on my Mexican Pizza not be added to the entree and the waitress made sure those items were not on my pizza.
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Temecula restaurant
4.3
4.3 (64)
$30 and under
American
Temecula
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Good experience like always! The food was good and the prices were moderate. The $13 menu satisfied me and my husband.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - San Diego restaurant
4.0
4 (58)
$30 and under
American
Mission Valley
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 4, 2024
The 4th of July was quiet. The food was fast and prompt. The best part is everything food and games were 50% off.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Carlsbad restaurant
3.9
3.9 (90)
$30 and under
American
Carlsbad
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Great place really enjoyed it with my family and celebrating
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