The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants In San Francisco, California

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Located in northern California, San Francisco is a hilly city surrounded by both the beautiful San Francisco Bay and the vast Pacific Ocean on the peninsula tip. Due to its myriad of iconic attractions, San Francisco is an ever-changing metropolis that has become a major tourist destination for people coming to the west coast. The city offers so much beautiful experiences and attractions ranging from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, over-the-top nightlife experiences to some thrilling animal encounters. Whether you are planning for a romantic retreat or just a family gateway, below is a list the best kid-friendly restaurants in San Francisco, California, for you to try out.

1. Pacific Catch

Posted by Pacific Catch on Sunday, 2 September 2018

Pacific Catch is a world-class kid-friendly restaurant on the west coast with the best savory pacific flavors prepared through sustainable means and thoughtfully sourced ingredients. The restaurant strives to offer high-quality sustainable seafood which has been uniquely prepared by highly trained and certified chefs and served with warm hospitality. Their eye-catching menus comprise of west coast style cuisines that are chef-driven and will make your taste glands melt. There’s so much variety of seafood offered, ranging from fish bar menus that include tataki on ice, ceviche, and shellfish, to fresh catch menus that comprise of fish served in four unique west coast styles including special menus for kids.

Pacific Catch

Address: 1200 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA

Website: Pacific Catch

Opening hours: Sun - Thur: 11:00am - 9:30pm; Fri & Sat: 11:00am - 10:30pm

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2. Rigolo Café

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Posted by RIGOLO - Un Petit Cafe Amusant on Saturday, 9 June 2018

One of the best kid-friendly restaurants in the bay area with some special offers for kids, most notably, on Monday nights where kids get to eat for free. This restaurant focuses on combining the authentic French provincial home culinary with modern French cuisine. Their aromatic menus are prepared using fresh locally sourced organic ingredients by well-trained kitchen staff. It’s also the number one most kid-friendly restaurant in San Francisco and surely, the kids are going to fall in love with Rigolo. It has a big kids’ play area where you can watch kids play as you enjoy a glass of wine.

Rigolo Café

Address: 3465 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

Website: Rigolo Café

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8:00am - 7:30pm; Sun: 9:00am - 4pm

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3. Squat and Gobble

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Posted by Squat&Gobble on Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Squat and Gobble is a one-of-a-kind kid-friendly restaurant that has a large well-arranged patio in San Francisco. This restaurant serves a menu with a myriad of choices of mouthwatering dishes that will satisfy your taste glands and leave you wanting to come back for more. Its diversified and attractive cuisines also include gluten-free options to choose from. If you’re planning a child’s birthday party or just a family event, you can make reservations at the restaurant for the patio. Their food choices are so many, including their tasty burgers, giving you a feeling that there is something for everyone. They also have an online system for ordering and delivery, so clients don’t have to leave the comfort of their homes.

Squat & Gobble

Address: 2263 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

Website: Squat & Gobble

Opening hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm (daily)

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4. Waterbar Restaurant

Posted by Waterbar on Wednesday, 10 January 2018

This is one of the highly rated kid-friendly restaurants in the west coast where you don’t have to cook complicated or sophisticated dishes but just keeping it simple with the mouthwatering delicacies prepared from fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Its strategic location on the waterfront of San Francisco’s Embarcadero features picturesque views of beautiful scenery such as San Francisco’s skyline, Treasure Island, the bay, and the bay bridge. When it comes to the whole process of sourcing, cooking, and serving of seafood, Waterbar has continued to raise the standards of excellence, variety, and continuity. It’s so famous and highly rated that it’s known as San Francisco’s foremost seafood restaurant.

Waterbar Restaurant

Address: 399 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Website: Waterbar Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Mon & Sun: 11:30am - 9:30pm

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5. Zazie

Posted by Zazie San Francisco on Monday, 9 July 2018

Zazie is a kid-friendly restaurant with a beautiful garden patio and serving savory delicacies at fairly affordable prices compared to other restaurants. Its mouthwatering menus include brunch menus, a dinner menu, a list of wines, and Valentine’s Day dinner for loved ones. For brunch menu you’ll explore egg foods, griddle dishes, even soups, sandwiches, and salads are in this menu too. The dinner menu comprises starters, soups and salads, entrees and even desserts. Zazie also has special menus for special events including brunch parties and dinner parties. Apart from special treats for kids, they also serve a wide range of the best wines and which sometimes have offers on different occasion. There’s also a gluten-free menu that you can order from.


Address: 941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA

Website: Zazie

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am - 2pm, 5pm - 9:30pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm

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6. Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

A mom like yours deserves a meal like this.

Posted by Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen on Thursday, 10 May 2018

Just as their motto says, good food is central to the best times in life, Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen is a kid-friendly restaurant that serves gluten-free menus inspired by traditional family recipes. Their mouthwatering recipes feature Venezuelan cuisine that has an exquisite mixture of the spicy and savory flavors. Their dishes are so tasty that they say that people can’t differentiate whether it’s of Latin culinary heritage or just an exotic and irresistible meal that will water your mouth with one bite. Enjoy some tasty hand-made arepas or a yummy dessert and you’ll know why the place is so special. They offer a special kids’ menu that the kids will surely love.

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

Address: 401 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Website: Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Thur & Sun: 11am - 9pm; Fri & Sat: 11am - 10pm

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7. Foreign Cinema

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Posted by Foreign Cinema on Saturday, 9 February 2019

Foreign Cinema remains a top-rated, magical and kid-friendly restaurant on the west coast and specifically the city of San Francisco. An attractive place with a sensual environment, Foreign Cinema serves savory evolving menus, prepared by very experienced chefs. Not only Champagne and oysters on the half shell, but this restaurant also combines local culinary delicacies, wine, and cocktails with film, and art in one peaceful atmosphere. Its menus are varied from brunch and dinner menus, wines, cocktails, and spirits. Foreign Cinema also features private dining for special events, which are carefully prepared from personalized menus, bringing out its exceptional style of Mediterranean cuisine.

Foreign Cinema

Address: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Foreign Cinema

Opening hours: Mon - Wed 5:30pm - 10pm; Thur & Fri: 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 11am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm

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8. Straw

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Posted by Straw on Saturday, 12 January 2019

Unlike any other restaurants, Straw is a kid-friendly restaurant that makes every day a special day. You will get to enjoy all the Straw delicacies like fried chicken and waffles and many more, from Monday to Sunday. Enjoy the best of Straw fare with various menus including brunch menus such as rocky mountain madame, veggie scrambler, best-of-the-season salads and soup, a sides-menu, and a special kids menu serving chicken strips, grilled cheese, burgers, and cheesy noodles. For every different type of event, Straw brings a unique style with award-winning menus for each event, combined with the warm and friendly service from the catering team.


Address: 203 Octavia Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Website: Straw

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 2pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 3pm

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9. Baby Blues BBQ

You won't leave hungry!

Posted by BABY BLUES BBQ SAN FRANCISCO on Monday, 5 June 2017

Baby Blue BBQ is a kid-friendly restaurant in San Francisco whose environment is coupled with music and aromas of the great food they serve. It features inspired local menus prepared from locally sourced ingredients. From Baby back ribs and Memphis ribs to Texas-style beef brisket served with a wide range of house-made sauces, Baby Blue BBQ will treat you to a party that you never want to leave. Boasting the best Southern culinary delicacies, this restaurant uses ingredients from fresh produce and the best ingredients. Not only are the appetizers delicious, but the signature banana pudding is also top class.

Baby Blues BBQ

Address: 3149 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Website: Baby Blues BBQ

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

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10. Tacolicious

Posted by Tacolicious on Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Tacolicious is a kid-friendly San Francisco restaurant with a California-Mexican touch in their delightful menus. For someone with a great appetite for Mexican cuisine or just looking for the most delicious tacos on the west coast, Tacolicious is the place you should be. The restaurant features a myriad of delicious menus from weekend brunch, taco Tuesday, and a kids’ menu, to special events menu like weddings, private dining, and hosted catering. Their devotion to serving the best Mexican dishes is clearly brought out in their delicious tacos and rewarding cocktails. Tacolicious ensures that you don’t have to move a muscle for you to have your delicacy as they provide without-delay delivery services.


Address: 741 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94110

Website: Tacolicious

Opening hours: 11:30am - 12am (daily)

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Kid-friendly restaurants in San Francisco, California

Ananda Fuara Restaurant, San Francisco
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Whether you are planning to treat your kids to a memorable day out or you’re planning a family event, these kid-friendly restaurants in San Francisco will ensure that your dream comes true.

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