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Best Monterey/Carmel Kid-Friendly Restaurants

For restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---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 our 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
57 Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey, CA 93940
Menu
Call it what you will --- squid, calamari --- but wrap your tentacles around this sustainable and tasty treat. More...

Allegro Pizzeria Italian
12/20
The Barnyard Shopping Center
3770 The Barnyard
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
The neighborhood pizza place that's not in a neighborhood. More...

Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant American
14/20
Dining Room at Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant, Big Sur, CA Pacific Coast Hwy.
Big Sur, CA 93920
Menu
Peace, love and simply tasty food reign in this kitchen. 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...

Fishwife California
11/20
1996 1/2 Sunset Dr.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Menu
Although the menu has high points and the waitstaff is attentive and cheerful, we wish this local landmark was aging more gracefully. More...

The Forge In the Forest American
12/20
Fifth Ave. & Junipero Ave.
Carmel, CA 93923

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

Hula's Island Grill Hawaiian
12/20
622 Lighthouse Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940

Locals are saying, "Aloha" to this fun favorite in Monterey. More...

Il Fornaio Italian
12/20
Pine Inn
Ocean Ave.
Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Stick to the bakery and specials from the wood-burning oven and rotisserie. More...

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

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

RG Burgers Burgers
Quick Bite
Crossroads Shopping Center
201 Crossroads Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923
Menu
I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today. More...

Rosine's American
11/20
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...

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

TusCA Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at TusCA  Ristorante, Monterey, CA Hyatt Regency Monterey
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940

A creative and seasonal menu that really delivers on flavor and variety. More...

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

A treat of airy proportions. More...


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