Family Friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles

Meal times can sometimes be tricky with children at the best of times, let alone when their regular routines and schedules have been disrupted somewhat when on vacation.  Nerves and excitement can also play a part in getting kids to eat well when on holiday, and when you factor in different foods that they may not be used to back at home, eating when on holiday can sometimes be a bit stressful on a family trip.

If you’re planning t take a family vacation to Los Angeles here are some great family-friendly restaurants to keep in mind when it comes to getting your little ones to sit still and eat, whilst also allowing you time to enjoy your meal as well:

Engine Co. No. 28


A novel environment and great food to suit a variety of tastes make this cool restaurant a huge hit with families.  The restaurant is housed within a restored fire station from the early 1900s and there are plenty of interesting features to capture your attention such as the fireman’s pole and original brick flooring.  A free shuttle bus is offered to the Music Center, making it perfect for combining food and music in the one go.  The food is delicious and filling and there is a special kids’ menu with dishes that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Truxton’s American Bistro

Located close to LAX airport, this is an ideal option for when you’ve just landed in the city if the kids are hungry or before you leave LA for home or your next destination.  There is a good selection of traditional American fare along with some international favourites and everyone is certain to find something to whet their appetite on the extensive menu.  There is a separate children’s menu and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

Farm of Beverly Hills


laid-back eatery, take your family to dine within a cool restored farmhouse.  Full of character and charm, there is a choice of indoor or outdoor seating.  The pavement tables are perfect for kids that like to look around and watch the world go by as they wait for their food.  There is a wide choice of meals to choose between and the dishes lean very much towards rustic flavours.

C & O Cucina

If you’re looking for somewhere that serves tasty Italian fare in LA, this restaurant is highly recommended.  A true family-friendly atmosphere pervades and kids are provided with crayons to draw on the paper table cloths whilst they wait for their meals.  Hungry kids can nibble on the free bread rolls that are given before the meal.  Whether you’re looking for tasty pasta dishes, fresh and crisp salads, soups, seafood, steak, or chicken, there is plenty to choose between – your biggest problem is likely to be trying to decide what to actually have!

The Stand



A cool place to enjoy a traditional hotdog, you will probably all be amazed by how many imaginative ways there are to serve up this all American favourite!  The décor is how you would imagine an American diner to have been back in the day and the atmosphere is laid-back and casual.

Little Beast

In a charming historic building, this restaurant has a choice of indoor and outdoor seating options.  High chairs are available for little diners.  There are many dishes to choose between, and the ideal is for guests to order a selection of plates to share between them.  This is a great way for kids to try a variety of new foods without you worrying if they are going to like what you order for them.  You’ll find plenty of American classics, but many have a tasty modern twist, making your dining experience just that extra bit special.

This is just a small selection of the many great places to eat with the kids around Los Angeles.  Where are your favourite places?  Share with us in the comments below and tell us where you love to eat with the kids when in the city.

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