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.

Encinitas Fish Shop

If you're looking for the ultimate fish taco and a family-friendly dining experience, Encinitas Fish Shop has it all. The variety is amazing. You can get your fish taco fix or create your own ultimate plate. Locals love Fish Shop's "build-your-own fish" menu that allows you to choose your fish (up to 12 choices including red snapper, salmon and jumbo shrimp), marinade (blackened seasoning, lemon butter, chipotle glaze), and then your style (sandwich, salad, taco or plate). Little ones will love the kids menu with items like popcorn shrimp and fish and chips. We love the outdoor and indoor patio, and low-key environment, which is great for families.

Insider's Tip: Encinitas Fish Shop is also dog friendly, so your fur kids aren't left out in the cold!

1010 S Coast Hwy 101
Encinitas, Ca 92024
Online: thefishshopencinitas.com

Photo: Encinitas Fish Shop

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

— Leah R. Singer