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Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego!

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego
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*Disclosure: We were hosted by Breakfast Republic, Toast Gastrobrunch, Park 101, and Sammy’s Woodfire Grill to supply an honest review of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego.*

San Diego is like heaven for foodies. There are literally endless choices for restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops, and more. We are total foodies right here so we loved trying out new restaurants on our recent stay in San Diego.  Most of the restaurants are family-friendly and even dog-friendly. So check out the Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego!

1. Breakfast Republic

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

With 9 locations in San Diego and the surrounding areas, there is a Breakfast Republic near you, so no matter where you are staying this is one place not to be missed! We visited the Mission Valley location and the decor was just our style, very industrial with lots of wood accents and metal details.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

And let’s talk about the food.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

First off, the Nitro Cold Brew Coffee is the most delicious coffee I have ever had in my whole entire life! It is served over ice and has a yummy froth on the top. Amazing…

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Because they have so many breakfast choices it was hard to choose. **Tip: we asked our server what their most ordered items are. They know the menu the best so the servers are a great resource.** We went with the Banana Split French Toast, the S’Mores Fench Toast, and the Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. And all of them were perfect and delicious.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Breakfast Republic is definitely one of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego. Don’t forget to snap a pic of your kiddos sitting on the cracked egg chairs outside because they are totally adorable.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

2. Park 101

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Park 101 in Carlsbad is a true dining experience. With an 8000 sq. ft. multi-level dining complex there is endless amounts of fun to be had. The restaurant is located across from Pacific Beach and is kid and dog-friendly.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

We dined in the Garden Pub area of the restaurant. They have fun games for the kids to play in this area while you eat.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

They also have a “to-go” area where you can grab some sandwiches and ice cream. As well as an adults only area upstairs.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

We chose to have a few things to share since we liked so many things on the menu. Tri-Tip Tacos, Caesar Salad, and the Pulled Pork Sandwich were our choices.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Along with that, we had the most unbelievable Meat & Cheese Board on the planet. It was a meal in itself! I paired it perfectly with some Red Wine Sangria (wink!).

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

As if the meal was not perfect already, they give the kids freshly made cotton candy for dessert. Yes, I said cotton candy.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Park 101 is definitely one of the Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego.

3. Toast Gastrobrunch

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Toast Gastrobrunch takes breakfast to the next level! From their mouthwatering french toast to their little balls of fried mashed potato heaven, there is something delectable for everyone.

The decor of the restaurant is adorable and totally Instagramable.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

We chose the Prime Beef & Eggs, the Plain Jane, and the Stuffed French Toast. We would without a doubt choose all of those again, they were AMAZING!

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Can we just talk about the presentation here for a hot minute? They serve their meals with a chocolate-covered apple! Gianna almost fell off the chair when they brought her breakfast to the table. Now that is definitely an unforgettable breakfast right there.

Toast Gastrobrunch is located in the Carlsbad area just a few minutes from Legoland. It’s a great place to fuel up before a day of fun at Legoland.

4. Sammy’s Woodfire Grill

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

We are pizza lovers in our family and Sammy’s Woodfire Grill did not disappoint. They have 12 locations throughout California and Nevada. We had pizza and pork dumplings that were magically delicious.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Definitely do not skip dessert as Sammy’s. The Mini Donuts and Messy Sundaes are to die for.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

5. Prado

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

Prado is located in the center of historic Balboa Park. They have a great outdoor courtyard for dining. Menu items include tacos, burgers, and kids meals like grilled cheese.

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

If you are ever vacationing in San Diego, these are definitely the Top 5 Family-Friendly Restaurants in San Diego.

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Happy Eating!!

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego

top 5 family-friendly restaurants in san diego
Lisa
Lisa is a Lifestyle, Family and Travel Writer who has a love of all things travel, all things food, and all things living life. She gives family travel tips, the inspiration to dream, and the real deal of family life. It is not always roses and daisies, but that's life!

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