For kid friendly places and large family gatherings in San Francisco
look no further. Here is our guide to the best restaurants in San Francisco with food and a vibe that everyone will enjoy.
Park Chow is a cozy, American bistro using organic ingredients. The kid-friendly restaurant offers a kids’ menu with delicious comfort foods and main menu items. Park Chow is also open for brunch on the weekends. Customers can enjoy their meals by the fireplace indoors or on the heated rooftop patio space, which is dog-friendly.
Park Chow, 1240 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 665 9912
Chow, 215 Church Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 552 2469
With two locations in San Francisco, Pacific Catch is a seafood restaurant with influences from Asia, Latin America, and Hawaii. Serving sustainably sourced seafood with seasonal produce, Pacific Catch offers a ‘Daily Catch’ special, which changes by season with different fish caught from various regions.
Pacific Catch, 1200 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 504 6905
Pacific Catch, 2027 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 440 1950
Cafe, Restaurant, French, $$$
Rigolo Café is a breakfast and brunch location that transports customers to France with its delicious cuisine. All the meals are made from scratch using fresh, organic, and local ingredients. The kid-centric restaurant also offers children their own menu, toys, crayons, and even a chalkboard.
Rigolo Café, 3465 California Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 876 7777
Located in the Mission District, Foreign Cinema does have a strong night crowd, but the place is family-friendly on the weekends for brunch. The outdoor patio provides a space to show films at night while customers munch on the delicious new American and Mediterranean cuisine.
Foreign Cinema, 2534 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 648 7600
The Mexican chain Tacolicious also has a children’s menu that comes with a taco truck coloring page and crayons. Tacolicious also makes for a great adult day out with over 120 tequilas to choose from and an inventive taco-based menu in an upscale taqueria with outdoor seating. Using seasonal and organic ingredients, Tacolicious actually dismisses burritos entirely from the menu, but it doesn’t hold back on the chips and salsa.
Tacolicious, 741 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 626 1344
Tacolicious, 1548 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 433 1800
Baby Blues BBQ
Baby Blues BBQ is home to delicious Southern BBQ with large portions and a ‘Kid’s Corner’ menu. The adult menu includes salads, sandwiches, barbecued meats, various plates, and more. Baby Blues BBQ also offers Feed Bags’ on the menu, which is for family-style orders to feed six or more people; perfect for family gatherings.
Baby Blues BBQ, 3149 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 896 4250
Kasa Indian Eatery
Food Truck, Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Squat & Gobble
Squat & Gobble is a chain creperie serving American cuisine, beer, and wine. The crepes are, of course, the star of the venue, but the menu also features items such as burgers, salads, omelets, stir-fries, and more. The portion sizes are large and children will enjoy their own menu with American classics.
Squat & Gobble, 1 West Portal Avenue, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 665 9900
Squat & Gobble Café & Creperie, 2263 Chestnut Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 441 2200
Restaurant, French, $$$
Zazie, located in Cole Valley, is a very popular brunch spot on practically any day of the week. Zazie offers French cuisine that can be enjoyed either inside the restaurant or on the backyard patio. The menu is quite large with something for everyone, and the restaurant is ‘tip free,’ meaning that tips are already included in the price of the menu items.
Zazie, 941 Cole Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 564 5332
With two locations, Yank Sing is great for people of all ages and functions such as business meetings or family gatherings. Serving classic dim sum, Yank Sing is best for lunch whether dining in or grabbing something to go, as it can get fairly busy.
Yank Sing, 101 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 781 1111
Yank Sing, 49 Stevenson Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 541 4949