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Best Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara that can please both big and little diners.


 


Beachside Bar & Cafe American
13/20
5905 Sandspit Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
Menu
Take a knockout oceanfront location, add a creative chef in the kitchen and you have the Beachside Bar & Café. More...

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach Seafood
11/20
2981 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Food plays second fiddle to views at this seaside restaurant, where an idyllic location is the main draw. More...

California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
Paseo Nuevo Mall
719 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Pizzas with cross-cultural toppings are the main draw at this casual chain restaurant. More...

East Beach Grill American
Quick Bite
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Burgers, burritos and breakfast fronting the sands of East Beach. More...

Esau's Cafe California
12/20
721 Chapala St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Heaping portions of quality food keep locals happy at this surf-themed California café. More...

The Habit Burger Grill Burgers
Quick Bite
216 S. Milpas St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Smoke from the charbroiler beckons crowds to this Santa Barbara original. More...

Paula's Pancake House Coffee Shop
12/20
1531 Mission Dr.
Solvang, CA 93463
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Pancakes thick and thin attract a well-deserved breakfast crowd to Paula’s each morning. More...

Peebee & Jay's Sandwiches
Quick Bite
1007 Casitas Pass Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Soups, salads and sandwiches made with quality ingredients. More...

Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Barbecue
Quick Bite
2618 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch is a casual place popular for its home-style approach to barbecue and Mexican specialties. More...

Summerland Beach Cafe American
12/20
2294 Lillie Ave.
Summerland, CA 93067
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Summerland Beach Café offers home-style breakfast and lunch dishes in a casual setting with a beautiful view. More...

Taffy's Pizza Pizza
Quick Bite
2026 De La Vina St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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A classic California version of the family-style pizzeria. More...

Woody's Bodacious Barbecue Barbecue
Quick Bite
Magnolia Shopping Center
5112 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93111
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Woody's big, tasty servings of classic barbecue dishes and its very casual environment make it a popular destination for locals. More...

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