Kids Restuarant Guide | Irvine Moms

 

  • Mama Cozza’s                                                 
  • The Pizza Press
  • Hello Kitty Cafe
  • Pirates Dinner Adventure
  • Kip Barry’s Cabaret
  • The Ranch
  • Golden Road Brewery
  • Rock & Brews
  • Zov’s Restaurant 
  • Coco’s Restaurant & Bakery
  • Umami Burger
  • Fire + Ice
  • Sweetbird
  • The Melt
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Cucina Enoteca
  • Beach Pit BBQ
  • Benchmark
  • The Counter
  • Naples Ristorante e Bar
  • 85C
  • Loaded Cafe
  • The Cut
  • Filling Station
  • Islands
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue
  • EATS Kitchen & Bar
  • Black Bear Diner
  • The Sandwich Society
  • Steelcraft
  • Colleary’s Bistro and Bakery

 

Family TIPS that may help you:

 

 

Look for our Kids Eat Free Deals as well.

 

You will find many fun and family friendly Eateries in the Area. You can even call ahead to place your order if you review the menu online or

While waiting in line to be seated, get a menu and have your order ready and tell your person seating you to tell the waitress your ready to order.

 

 

Make sure to bring activity books for the kids to play puzzles, draw, work on their math, color, play games, etc – they are never bored or restless while waiting on their food.

Here are some ideas for you and your Kids

I-Spy

Straw Paper works

Sugar Packet Towers

 

 

 

Taking your kids to Dine out can enhance etiquette skills and teach your children about trying new Foods.

 

 

 

This is a great introduction for kids to learn table manners as well.

 

Updated as of 2/11/2021 

  • Fire + Ice 

They are open during the pandemic with many sanitizing and cleaning regulations. . They are closed Mondays through Wednesdays, open during the evening starting at 4pm on Thursdays and Fridays. They are open at 10:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays. Temperature checks for all guests and staff. Kids are able to make their own plates, a fun experience for all involved, mom, dad, brother and sister. Large outdoor seating area with live music on the weekends and roaring fire pits all week long. 

https://fire-ice.com/locations/anaheim-ca/ 

 

  • Sweetbird 

They are open, but only for takeout and curbside pickup, there is no indoor or outdoor dining at this location. They are open for these services Thursday through Sunday and they are closed Monday through Wednesday. They have a small menu, nothing specifically for children, but they are a good sandwich place. 

https://sweetbird-anaheim.square.site/ 

 

  • The Melt 

They are open to takeout and delivery but they are not dine-in. They have a small children’s menu which includes a vegetarian grilled cheese sandwich and yummy macaroni and cheese. 

https://www.themelt.com/ 

 

  • Dave & Buster’s 

The Dave & Buster’s location in Orange is open, they open at noon and are not available for dine-in. They are a takeout/delivery location. They have a kids menu that is great for those picky eaters, and all of the platters are shareable between all the family. 

https://www.daveandbusters.com/sports-bar-and-restaurant 

 

  • Cucina Enoteca 

The locations in Irvine and Newport Beach are both open at 11 am and they are both available for takeout and delivery but not for dine-in. They have a pretty good menu for the kiddos, they are a high end restaurant, perfect for the more fancy occasions. 

https://www.urbankitchengroup.com/cucina-enoteca-irvine/

 

  • Beach Pit BBQ 

They are open for not only takeout and delivery, but dine-in as well. They have a classic kids menu with all the favorites and if none of those are what the kids are looking for they also have an extensive family style eating menu. There is something for everyone here. They also do catering for larger parties making it a memorable time. 

https://beachpitbbq.com/ 

 

  • Benchmark 

They are open Tuesday through Sunday, closed on Mondays. They are an upscale casual restaurant, currently only open for takeout or delivery, but they do not do dine-in right now. They are a place to go to get that fancy feel and even the kids menu can be pretty fancy. Kids can choose between the safe choice macaroni and cheese or chicken tenders or have something more fancy like the salmon. 

https://benchmarkoc.com/ 

 

  • The Counter 

These locations are not open for dine in, but they are available for takeout and delivery. Their kids menu has sliders, chicken tenders and even a pb&j. They come with any one of four healthy sides so they can have a balanced meal. This kids menu id for those under 12 years old and the portions are large here. Not only do they have a build your own burger menu, but they also have vegan options! 

https://www.thecounter.com/index.php 

 

  • Naples Ristorante e Bar 

Located in Downtown Disney, this location is only open by reservation. It is a chic restaurant surrounded by fun. Tons of yummy options are on the kids menu and they are just like the bigger portions, even a kids dessert menu. If the family wants to eat family style, that is also an option. There are many choices, so there is bound to be something on the menu to please everyone. 

https://www.patinagroup.com/naples-ristorante-e-bar 

 

  • 85C 

This cafe is not open for dine in but they are a takeout and delivery friendly option. They do not have a specified kids menu but all of the sandwiches and bakery items are kid friendly. There are a lot of items on the menu from danishes to cakes, hot chocolates to lattes. They also have seasonal items that constantly change. 

https://www.85athome.85cbakerycafe.com/

 

  • Loaded Cafe 

This restaurant is not open for dine in but they are available for takeout. They are more of a breakfast, brunch, and lunch place, perfect for those early birds. They have 3 items for breakfast and 3 for lunch for the kiddos. Their plates are also large so if a family wanted to share a couple plates, that is more than doable. They have a little bit of everything. 

https://loadedcafe.com/ 

 

  • The Cut 

This food truck is not open for dine-in but they are available for takeout and delivery. They are deemed to have one of the best burgers in the greater Orange County area. They do not have a kids menu but all of the burgers that they sell are slider sized and can They also have salads and sandwiches. There is also a sharable section of the menu that people can choose from. 

https://www.thecuthcb.com/ 

 

  • Filling Station 

This restaurant is now officially open for patio dining, they are also open for delivery and pickup as well. It is designed like an old gas station giving off retro vibes. Though there is not a kids menu, there is something on this menu for everyone from french toast to fancy omelettes, grilled cheese to burgers, and pasta to seafood. There is something for everyone here. 

https://www.fillingstationcafe.com/ 

 

  • Islands 

This restaurant is open for dine in, takeout and delivery. It gives off Southern California mixed with Hawai’i vibes. Their menu consists of a ton of sandwiches, bowls, smoothies and even tacos. There is no specified kids menu but all things on the menu are good for kids, and if they are picky, they also serve chicken tenders. This restaurant has a very laid back vibe with surf competitions in the background. 

https://www.islandsrestaurants.com/ 

 

  • Johnny Rockets 

They are not open for the dine-in experience but they are open for takeout and delivery. They are a vintage and retro style restaurant and their kids menu is very friendly, with chicken tenders, grilled cheese, hot dogs, and sliders. Whether you go for an occasion like a birthday or graduation, or just for lunch/dinner, it is a restaurant that will greet you with a fun energy. 

https://www.johnnyrockets.com/ 

 

  • Lucille’s Smokehouse Barbecue

Lucille’s is open for takeout, delivery, and patio dining. This is a wonderful place to eat family style, many of the plates are shareable between people so they can eat as much or as little as they want. There are different kinds of ribs, from small to large and they come with a lot of different sides. The kids are bound to like something off the diverse barbeque menu. 

https://lucillesbbq.com/ 

 

  • EATS Kitchen & Bar 

This restaurant is temporarily suspending serving due to covid-19. 

https://www.hotelirvine.com/eats-kitchen-bar/ 

 

  • Black Bear Diner 

They are not available for dine-in but they do have delivery and takeout for those who are looking for down-home comfort food. They have many options for breakfast for both you and your cubs. They also have shareable meals as well if that is more your style. They have breakfast for all day long as well. 

https://blackbeardiner.com/ 

 

  • The Sandwich Society 

These locations in Santa Ana and Tustin are both closed on Sundays but are open during the rest of the week. They have a ton of different and unique sandwiches as well as classic and well known sandwiches. They have slightly different options at each location. They do not have a kids menu but they have kid friendly food like grilled cheese and chicken sandwiches. 

http://www.thesandwichsociety.com/ 

 

  • Steelcraft 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all locations are temporarily closed to dine in but they do offer takeout and delivery options. They have a lot of small eters within this one eatery location, anything that you are in the mood for, they have something for everyone. You and your family could all have your own food experience due to the diversity of the eatery. None of the locations or eateries have a kids menu, but most all the food available is shareable. 

https://steelcraftlb.com/ 

 

 

  • Colleary’s Bistro and Bakery 

This location is open for reservation, takeout or delivery. They have brunch and dinner, and are more of a date spot than a child friendly restaurant. They are always holding events. If you do want to bring the kids, there are things that are kid friendly such as pancakes for brunch or spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. They also have sides of macaroni and cheese.

https://collearysbistro.com/

 

Updated as of 2/18/2021

 

  • Mama Cozza’s 

They are open for outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout.  This Italian restaurant has been a family favorite for generations. It can be a place for celebrations, date nights, or just a casual italian dinner spot.  There is no specific kids menu, but the pizza, pasta, and salad dishes are made to share.  What child doesn’t love pizza?  

https://www.mamacozzas.com/

 

  • The Pizza Press

They are open for takeout and outdoor dining, a great place, similar to Subway, where you can make your own pizza.  You choose a base and you can choose the toppings (or lack thereof) and they bake it in front of you. This is a very family friendly spot for those who want a pizza or two for the family.  They also have salads for those who are more geared toward healthier food. 

https://www.thepizzapress.com/

 

  • Hello Kitty Cafe

They are open for takeout and delivery but not for dine-in.  This place is themed after the popular hello kitty, having themed food and merchandise.  They are more of a bakery spot with sweets galore.  They have drinks as well and they are more of a spot to take pictures and enjoy the atmosphere than an eatery. 

https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/dining/restaurants/hello-kitty-cafe

 

  • Pirates Dinner Adventure

Currently they are waiting for the guidelines to open up again, and when they do, they will not accept walk up parties.  They will only let those with a reservation to be seated. 

https://piratesdinneradventureca.com/

 

  • Dennys 

Dennys is a great place to bring the kids. They are currently offering delivery and takeout, and outdoor dining at select Denny’s locations.  They have special days where kids eat free and because of the vast menu, everyone is bound to find something that will please their appetite.

https://www.dennys.com/

 

  • The Ranch

They are open and are accepting outdoor dining, delivery, and takeout. They are more on the pricey side, and do not have a kids menu, so it is more of a sweethearts date night spot. Not the best spot to take the kids, but if you need some time away, this is the spot to go to. 

https://www.theranch.com/

 

  • Golden Road Brewery

They are open for limited outdoor seating as well as takeout and curbside pickup, however, this is not the best place to take the kids.  It is more of a beer tasting spot with some food, but it does not have a kids menu, and they do not have a wide selection of food.  They do have food in case you could not find a babysitter for the children, but they are not going to have as much fun as the adults.  

https://www.goldenroad.la/

 

  • Rock & Brews

The Tustin location is the place to go if you are a rock and roll fan. They offer outdoor seating as well as delivery and take out. They are set up as though you are at a convert, with enough beer and food to go around.  It does not have a kids menu, but the atmosphere is fun to be in. They do have shareable food as well as appetizers that the kids may like, but it is not the best place to bring the kids. 

https://www.rockandbrews.com/ 

 

  • Zov’s Restaurant 

Though they do not have a specified kids menu, they do have a family menu, which includes one entree, one side, one salad, with a side of dinner rolls.  They are not only delivery and takeout but they also offer outdoor dining.  They are a place where if you take their food home, it feels no different than if you were eating in a restaurant. 

https://www.zovs.com/

 

 

  • Coco’s Restaurant & Bakery

They have an abundance of delicious food to choose from, all ages will be happy to dine here.  They are open for delivery and takeout as well as select outdoor dining.  On Tuesdays, all day, kids eat free for delivery and takeout.  On Wednesdays, you get a free pie, also for delivery and takeout. What more could you ask for.  They have a lot of choices for food, and they have a very downhome feel to the restaurant.  It is a very warm environment. 

https://cocosbakery.com/

 

  • Umami Burger

They are open for outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.  They do not have a specified kids menu, but they have burgers and shareable entrees galore.  They also have cocktails and beer.  They have a really cool vibe if you are looking for something socal. They have giant burgers and even macaroni and cheese bites.  It is definitely an interesting place. 

https://www.umamiburger.com/

 

 

 

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