Traveling to San Francisco with kids?
A few days ago I got a question from a woman planning a family trip. She asked if I could recommend any kid friendly restaurants in San Francisco. I haven’t done much sit-down dining in San Francisco recently (our friends there keep moving to other parts of the Bay Area — I’m looking at you, Oakland!), so I asked our friends on Facebook to share their thoughts.
Several locals and recent visitors responded with these recommendations for family friendly restaurants in San Francisco:
- Nopalito, 306 Broderick Street and 1224 9th Avenue. “I see a lot of families with young children dine there, plus there’s free parking (at the Broderick location). They don’t take reservations, but you can call ahead and put your name on their waitlist”.
- Gott’s Roadside, in the San Francisco Ferry Building. This one got two votes!
- M.Y. China, Westfield San Francisco, 845 Market St.–4th Floor. “It’s fun to watch the chefs pull fresh noodles!”
- Capp’s Corner, 1600 Powell Street.
- Scala’s Bistro, 432 Powell Street.
- Crepe Express, 1476 Haight St.
- La Belle Crepe, 2165 Union St.
- Fresca Nouveau Peruvian, 3 locations (Fillmore, Noe Valley, West Portal)
- Citrus Club, 1790 Haight St.
- The Pork Store, 1451 Haight St. and 3122 16th. St.
- Gracias Madre, 2211 Mission St.
- Precita Park Cafe, 500 Precita Ave.
- Giorgio’s Pizzeria, 151 Clement St. “I went there once with some friends and their 18 month old and they brought her water in a sort of sippy cup with a straw. I think they give out crayons and a mat to color on, and they have a kids’ menu”
- The San Francisco Ferry Building is a food-lover’s paradise. This enclosed market complex has a diverse collection of restaurants from fancy-schmancy to casual, take-out style cafes and food stands. All of them are really great. You can find something here for everyone in your family — even the pickiest eaters.
- Food trucks are a fun and casual way to eat quality, innovative foods in San Francisco. Check out Off The Grid which hosts daily gatherings of multiple food trucks in locations throughout the city.
Disclosure: The photo is our little friend B. at the Naglee Park Garage, a kid-friendly restaurant in San Jose, CA. In the SF Bay Area, but not in SF. How cute is he though?
What are your favorite kid-friendly restaurants in San Francisco?