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Best Monterey/Carmel Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Not all restaurants have to offer entertainment — television, clowns or video games, for example — to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at these kid-friendly restaurants in Monterey/Carmel that can please both big and little diners.


 


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400⁰ Burgers
12/20
Mission St. & Seventh Ave.
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Burgers are king at this fun, family-friendly eatery with Carmel flair. More...

Abalonetti Bar & Grill Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Abalonetti Bar & Grill, Monterey, CA 57 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fish and seafood offered wharf-side, along with steak, pizza and more. More...

Allegro Pizzeria Italian
12/20
The Barnyard Shopping Center
3770 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923

The neighborhood pizza place that's not in a neighborhood. More...

Cafe Stravaganza California
12/20
The Crossroads Shopping Center
241 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923

Professional service, California-Med food and reasonable portions rock in this Crossroads Boulevard diner. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
Del Monte Center
1100 Del Monte Center
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
There's more to this chain than just pizza. More...

Earthbound Farm Organic Kitchen Organic
Quick Bite
7250 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
Get out of the fog and into the sun at this roadside produce stand serving organic goodies. More...

The Forge In the Forest American
No Rating
Fifth Ave. & Junipero Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923

Hearty American fare in a casual setting. More...

Jeffrey's Grill & Catering Diner
11/20
Mid Valley Shopping Center
112 Mid Valley Center
Carmel, CA 93923

Locals have flocked to breakfast and lunch at this casual eatery for more than 20 years --- with good reason. More...

Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse Hawaiian
12/20
3295 Dunes Rd.
Marina, CA 93933
Menu
The beach is beautiful, if a bit chilly, but the welcome is warm and the food inspired by the spirit of Aloha. More...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Seafood
12/20
Municipal Wharf #2
Monterey, CA 93940

This quirky, tiny spot will win your heart and palate with its fresh approach --- if you have some patience. More...

Peppers Mexicali Cafe Mexican
13/20
170 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

A melting pot of flavor makes Peppers red hot. More...

Portobello's Café
11/20
1366 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Relaxed and casual at breakfast and dinner, but fresh and fast at lunch, Portobello's is easy to get to and easy to get used to. More...

RG Burgers Burgers
Quick Bite
Crossroads Shopping Center
201 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
Char-grilled burgers, soup, salad, milkshakes and more on Crossroads Boulevard. More...

Rio Grill Southwestern
13/20
Crossroads Shopping Center
101 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
Fresh, bold and boisterous --- at lunch or dinner, order some drinks and feast on Southwestern fare. More...

Rosine's American
12/20
434 Alvarado St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
An extensive diner-style menu and professional service keep loyal locals happy and satisfied. More...

Salad Shoppe Salads
Quick Bite
1138 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Enjoy your five-a-day vegetables at Salad Shoppe. More...

Salinas City Barbeque Barbecue
12/20
700 W. Market St.
Salinas, CA 93901

Smoked pork, beef and chicken --- hold the pretense and bring on the flavor. More...

Tarpy's Roadhouse California
14/20
2999 Monterey-Salinas Hwy.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Big, fresh flavors, a chef's garden, creative cocktails and genuine hospitality make Tarpy’s a hotspot. More...

Turtle Bay Taqueria Mexican
Quick Bite
431 Tyler St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Fresh Mexican featuring seafood served in colorful surroundings. More...

Yogurt Heaven Frozen Yogurt
Quick Bite
157 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923

Frozen yogurt is the draw (a treat of airy proportions) but expect tempting ice cream, too. More...


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