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Diners' Choice: Kid-friendly restaurants in Peninsula

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are kid friendly in Peninsula? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Rasoi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (317)
$30 and under
Indian
Burlingame
About the restaurant
Rasoi is the next generation in the Aslam family’s vision to delight the Bay Area with their unique, award-winning Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Sprung from master chef Mohammed Aslam’s widely celebrated flagship restaurant Aslam’s Rasoi in San Francisco’s Mission District, this creative collaboration by Mr. Aslam’s sons integrates the much beloved family-friendly Rasoi (Kitchen) concept into a contemporary restaurant and chill lounge setting on the peninsula. Executive Chef Asif Aslam performs magic in the kitchen by putting his own signature on a well-curated staple of mouth-watering family recipes. Drawing from his diverse experiences at his dad’s restaurant and as personal chef for a host of distinguished Bay Area personalities, one of the region’s most talented young restaurateurs enjoys nothing more than to enhance his culinary genes with the kinds of subtle accents known to elicit spontaneous “oohs.”
Top review
MikeM
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
We had great service and great food!! Can’t wait to go again.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - San Mateo, CA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (736)
$31 to $50
Japanese
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Founded in Tokyo in 1996, Gyu-Kaku has become the world’s #1 Japanese BBQ brand! Thanks to our devoted fans we have reached over 700 locations worldwide. Each day, hundreds of thousands of people gather around the table-top smokeless grill, a centerpiece of our dining concept, enjoying selections of premium meats, just off the grill, and other freshly prepared foods from our kitchens, inspiring laughter, conversation, and a magical dining experience.

Our authentic yakiniku (grilled barbeque) dining experience crowns you the chef. Share a variety of delicious appetizers and premium cooked meats over a flaming grill, paired with Japanese sake, frosty cold beers, or other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options of your choice. We're the perfect spot to enjoy time with friends and family, organize an office party, or to spend quality time with your significant other!

Before you go, don't forget to taste our best-seller Harami Skirt Steak or Prime Kalbi Short Rib among other must-try dishes!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 9, 2024
Great food, great service, great atmosphere, fun to cook our own food and eat at our own pace.
A photo of Dinah's Poolside Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (763)
$30 and under
Californian
Palo Alto
About the restaurant
Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant offers indoor and heated outdoor dining in a relaxing environment overlooking the pool. Private dining is also available in our Fireside Room or private Lanai patio.

This casual restaurant is renowned by locals for a hearty breakfast and lunch-time favorites. In the evening, Chef Gerardo Naranjo elevates the experience with steak and seafood classics.

Fresh, seasonal and local. We offer the highest quality cage free eggs, sustainable produce and free range meats sourced locally whenever possible.

For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, consistent food, and hand squeezed orange juice!
Top review
JAM0vip
Dined 6 days ago
Brunch at Dinah's was wonderful as always. We also highly recommend the Poolside Breeze cocktail and the excellent clam chowder.
A photo of Avenida restaurant
4.7
4.7 (254)
$31 to $50
Filipino
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Avenida Modern Filipino Restaurant and Bar was inspired by the dynamic lifestyle of Avenida Rizal, one of the main thoroughfares in the Old Manila during the pre and post World War II era. It was named after the Philippine National Hero, Jose Rizal.

For decades, Avenida Rizal was a melting pot as well as the mecca for entertainment and dining in the Philippines.

Being the center of Old Manila’s social life, Avenida Rizal was also famous for its Art Deco as well as its theaters and opera house where performing arts lovers came to watch zarzuelas, vaudeville acts and stage plays. The theaters were designed by very well respected architects who were later honored as National Artists.

Avenida Restaurant would like to pay homage to the glory days of the Old Manila.
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MeJuStMeAsMe
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent menu, delicious food, great service . Highly recommend
A photo of The Refuge - San Mateo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (88)
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
San Mateo
About the restaurant
As featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, The REFUGE specializes in hand-carved, ultra tender, boldly flavored navel pastrami which is sending shockwaves throughout the gastronomic consciousness of patrons who call it “the greatest this planet will see in some time.” The REFUGE boasts the world’s best Belgian and Craft Beer on draught (24 in San Mateo) in the Bay Area, with many more by bottle.

Since 2008, the REFUGE has been providing protection for many East Coast street food classics especially the hand-carved navel pastrami. But wait, just for good measure, we grind our own blend of hamburger on a daily basis as well as procure our own Ribeye Blend for our Authentic CheeseSteaks.

We also offer honest Old World wine, dazzling salads and eclectic appetizers. Casual connoisseurs unite! This place is the real deal. Whether it’s a quick lunch, a raging evening, a private event, take-out or delivery, the REFUGE experience is unlike any other place at any one time.
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Fjsn
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
After a long hike, my friend took me here for lunch! What a surprise! Transported me back to Spain for a couple of hours! We had Erik as our server and he was fabulous! Started ov with some non-alcoholic refreshing cocktails, followed by tomate salad, crab croquettes with Ahi tuna, pan con tomate, and the gambas al ajillo! We were quite full and happy. We ordered some coffee, and our waiter brought our bill before the coffee was served and he felt so bad he gave us a dessert on him! We had the most enjoyable meal and were treated royaly!
A photo of Stamp Bar & Grill restaurant
4.7
4.7 (15)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
San Carlos
About the restaurant
You will find it hard to recall a time before small plates, and harder still to find a Bay Area restaurant where the focus was on satisfying one appetite at a time as we do at Stamp Bar & Grill. If you were venturing about Laurel street–in the happening pocket of San Carlos, and just looking for something different yet good to eat, step into Stamp Bar & Grill. We will most likely have plenty to keep you satisfied with our fresh, seasonal, and unique selections that will surely keep you coming back. From our meat to fish to vegetables, our food is as fresh, organic, and delicious as it gets.

Experience modern American classics alongside globally inspired flavors.
Come and seek
Stamp Bar & Grill
Top review
BigFresser
Dined on May 28, 2024
Outdoor seating available, sidewalk tables. Very friendly staff, good service. Varied menu. We enjoyed the paella (sp?), lamb shank, salads, & rigatoni. We shall return.
A photo of Pizzeria Delfina Burlingame restaurant
4.6
4.6 (369)
$30 and under
Italian
Burlingame
About the restaurant
Inspired by the best pizza of New York City and Naples, Italy. In 2005, Annie and Craig Stoll annexed the space next door to their James Beard Award winning Delfina restaurant fulfilling a long time dream of bringing Neapolitan-inspired pizzas to San Francisco. The 600 square foot space was an instant neighborhood hotspot, and Pizzeria Delfina became the ""darling of the San Francisco food scene"" opening a second location in 2008 to popular demand. In December 2013, Annie and Craig expanded into the Peninsula with Pizzeria Delfina in Burlingame. This energetic, farmers-to-table restaurant serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizza complemented by a daily-changing roster of seasonal antipasti, piatti (small entrees), beer, wine and more. A family-owned business, Pizzeria Delfina is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere.
Top review
Ckgeevip
Dined 6 days ago
Wanted to come here for Father’s Day for the buttermilk fried chicken, margherita dop pizza and little gem salad…all very yummy and worth coming for an early dinner. Apparently only 3 chickens left. Got seated right away and got our food timely and service was good.
A photo of Rise Woodfire restaurant
4.4
4.4 (597)
$30 and under
American
San Mateo
About the restaurant
Proudly local and family-owned, we serve elevated comfort food including wood-fired pizza and rotisserie fare in the heart of Downtown San Mateo (located inside a historical train station!). Try local favorites like our signature pizzas, prime ribs and roast chickens, as well as many vegan and vegetarian-friendly dishes to choose from. Our indoor and outdoor dining are open, so come experience our grand main dining room or dine outside in our state-of-the-art heated covered patio -- kids love watching the trains go by! Takeout service for pickup and delivery are available - Order online through our website www.risewoodfire.com.

For table reservations of 13 or more, please contact us directly at info@risewoodfire.com
Top review
SarahF
Dined 2 days ago
New in town and wanted something we could share as we were not that hungry. Fun location in the train station and service was great and fast. Good quality and recommend for families
A photo of Benihana - Burlingame, CA restaurant
4.2
4.2 (4839)
$30 and under
Japanese
Burlingame
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
SheriC
Dined 5 days ago
We had a fantastic experience. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with our food and drinks. The chef was one of the best in entertainment. Our steak and lobster was cooked to perfection. The table had 3 birthdays including mine. The waiter had taken our picture so that we could take some great memories home to remember our night.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Daly City restaurant
4.1
4.1 (53)
$30 and under
American
Daly City
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
well everything is ok but they gave us the wrong order but its ok we understand coz it was pack.
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