San Diego kids have a good life! Not only does the sun shine nearly all year long, there’s also no shortage of awesome restaurants that promise way more fun than a kids menu and coloring sheet. Several of San Diego’s culinary spots have fun features to entertain the wee ones while parents savor delicious bites and craft drinks. Click through to see where you need to take the family for your next dinner out.


Is family day at the beach leaving you hungry? Head to the Wavehouse at Mission Beach for some California dreamin’ grub, an ocean view, and surfing entertainment. The Wavehouse is home to the only FlowBarrel wave machine in the world. Little dudes and dudettes can surf the FlowRider machine, which is appropriate for all ages. While you chow down on Truffle Fries and a Beachin’ Burger or Shrimp Po’ Boy, watch the experienced surfers ride the barrel. Healthy food options include Sesame Sriracha Hummus, Kale Salad, and Chicken Spring Rolls. The Wavehouse defines Surf ‘n’ Turf, and the kids will have a blast!

Insider's Tip: Be sure to check the website for open hours before heading to eat. The Wavehouse is closed Tuesday - Thursdays during the off-season.

3125 Ocean Front Walk
San Diego, Ca

Photo: Wavehouse Facebook Page

Where do you like to go when you’re craving a delicious meal with the kids in tow?

— Leah R. Singer