The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In Sacramento, California

kid friendly restaurants in sacramento

Sacramento is one of the best places in California to find food. Sacramento has farms where fresh vegetables and herbs are grown, which are then picked up by chefs themselves sometimes to create the amazing dishes that they do. Sacramento has several restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. Most of the places get quite loud towards the evenings and during the weekends especially and often fail to offer a comforting atmosphere appropriate for kids and family. However, if you are looking for a specific kind of place that is fit for family and social gatherings inclusive of kids then listed below are 10 of the best restaurants that you should visit. Scroll below for the best kid-friendly restaurants in Sacramento, California.

1. Dad's Kitchen

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Taste one of the best blue cheese burgers in Dad’s Kitchen. Dad’s Burger is your best bet! Their burger was featured on the Food Network and the Sacramento Magazine. The place is spread across quite a big area. It gets pretty crowded, but there is always enough place to seat yourselves even when in large groups. There is a bar and a dining area inside and also an arrangement to sit outside. They serve a special kid’s lunch and brunch.

Dad's Kitchen

Address: 2968 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA

Website: Dad’s Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm; Sun: 9am - 8pm

2. Pizza Rock

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Pizza Napoletana and the Detroit Red Top pizza are must-tries at Pizza Rock. Also, try their meatballs, loaded breakfast potato skins, filled with eggs, bacon and cheese, and the house tiramisu. There are a variety of flavors to choose from. They serve a huge portion and there is mostly always leftovers to carry home, and to add to that, the prices of the food items are inexpensive. On the first Saturday of each month kids get to enter the kitchen and create their own pizza. It is great activity for the entire family.

Pizza Rock

Address: 1020 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Website: Pizza Rock

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11:30am - 9pm; Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3am; Sun: 10am - 9pm

3. Punch Bowl Social Sacramento

If you make the VIP’s purchase at Punch Bowl Social Sacramento, you will not be disappointed. You will have your own lane where you’ll play. Unlimited food and drinks will be at your disposal throughout the two hours of bowling. There is a karaoke booth that you can access as well with VIP privileges. You get great lobster sandwiches, chicken on waffles and tacos here. They also have unconventional alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks here to keep your food company. Kids love the Punch Bowl because of the myriad games available along with the specially created kid’s menu.

Punch Bowl Social Sacramento

Address: 500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA


Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11:30am - 12am; Thu: 12pm - 1am; Fri: 11am - 2am; Sat: 9am - 2am; Sun: 9am - 12am

4. Mikuni

Mikuni is an amazing Japanese restaurant in Sacramento. Kids can learn how to make sushi here from the master chef. Their kid’s menu has also been carefully created to cater to the young guests. Thus the eatery stays busy most of the times. The sushi here is made fresh with the perfect combination of sauces and are rendered delectable. You should also try the bento box and different types of Japanese steaks that they serve. They also serve a variety of alcohols. The ambiance of this place is stunning and definitely makes it worth the visit.


Address: 1735 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815, USA

Website: Mikuni

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

5. Sacramento - Natomas Black Bear Diner

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Sacramento - Natomas Black Bear Diner have several joints spread across the States. They serve the basics of American cuisine and the portions are quite huge, while the price remains inexpensive. Service here is top-notch. Even though the place can fill up really fast and can get quite crowded, you will be attended to very efficiently by their servers who are also quite friendly and give great suggestions in food. Their pancakes are very popular with the kids. The kid’s menu has been thoughtfully designed to include games and puzzles, to keep the little ones entertained.

Sacramento - Natomas Black Bear Diner

Address: 2700 El Centro Rd, Sacramento, CA 95833, USA

Website: Sacramento - Natomas Black Bear Diner

Opening hours: 6am - 10pm (daily)

6. Skipolinis

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You have got to try the pizza at Skipolinis. Both the vegetarian and the non-vegetarian pizzas are fantastic. They also have the famous Prego Pizza that is known to, in fact, stimulate contractions in the stomach to help you deliver when you are expecting. It is a simple place that serves delicious pizza at a good price. The staff and the atmosphere of this place is quite appealing too. Their kid’s menu includes smaller portions of spaghetti and macaroni and cheese. Their Junior Chef Pizza requires a special mention as children can prepare their own pizza with cheese and/or pepperoni at the table. A great activity for them!


Address: 191 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom, CA 95630, USA

Website: Skipolinis

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10:30pm

7. Tres Hermanas

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Tres Hermanas serves a great variety of authentic Mexican food, and they serve generous portions. Carnitas, tacos, enchiladas and everything else that you expect out of Mexican cuisine, you will find here. The special dishes that are a must try out here includes a salad with cilantro dressing, crispy beef tacos, and chicken mole. They serve smaller portions for kids. The service is pretty quick and the staff is really friendly. Try the margaritas to go with your food.

Tres Hermanas

Address: 2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

Website: Tres Hermanas

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri: 11am - 10:30pm; Sat: 7:30am - 10:30pm; Sun: 9am - 8pm

8. Paesanos

At Paesanos the food is amazing. You get fresh beer poured out from the tap and yummy Sangria. They are one of the best Italian restaurants in town. The simplest of the Italian cuisine comprising spaghetti and meatballs are delicious in Paesanos. Do try their tiramisu. The place is quite comfortable and relaxed, where you can sit and chill with family and kids. On Sundays, the restaurant offers a free kid’s meal for every adult meal offered. A fantastic treat for families!


Address: 1806 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Paesanos

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 11am - 9:30pm; Thu - Fri: 11am - 10:30pm; Sat: 12pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9:30pm

9. The Old Spaghetti Factory

The very well-known, Old Spaghetti Factory, the abode for pasta lovers, serves a full-course meal for a meager amount of money. Try the lasagna, spumoni ice cream and mizithra in meat sauce and don’t forget the strawberry margaritas. The kids are going to love it here. The place is very chilled-out and the seating arrangement is cozy.

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Address: 1910 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Website: The Old Spaghetti Factory

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10:30pm

10. Joe's Crab Shack

Joe's Crab Shack
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Joe’s Crab Shack is a popular American food chain. The atmosphere of this place is pretty comforting, perfect for a family dine-out or even a solo dine-out. It serves pretty good seafood at pretty reasonable rates. They also serve some delicious margaritas that are definitely worth your try. The serving staff are really friendly and attend to you well, suggesting dishes according to your taste. If you are craving reasonably priced, decent seafood then you should step in here. They often have promotional events like ‘Kids Eat Free’. Check out their website for more information.

Joe's Crab Shack

Address: 1210 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Website: Joe’s Crab Shack

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Enjoy farm-fresh food with your kids

Choose healthy and tasty at the same time at the best places without batting an eyelid about the price or the quality, Sacramento being the place for healthy eating. Take your kids along to enjoy meals at the best kid-friendly restaurants here.

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