Huntington Beach restaurants make dining out fun for the whole family with kid-friendly menus offering plenty of options for every palate. From sunrise to sunset, families will find all their kids’ favorites (and a few surprises, too!). Whether you’re seeking kid-approved classics like burgers and fries, comfort foods like spaghetti, healthy grilled chicken and veggies, or a vacation treat to satisfy their sweet tooth, you’ll find something on the menu here in Surf City USA®.
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Grab your groms and head to this pierside restaurant named for a legendary Hawaiian surfer who helped popularize the sport. They can enjoy a “keiki” menu for lunch and dinner with classic kid-friendly fare like mac and cheese, along with island-inspired dishes like teriyaki chicken and rice. The whole family can share the original Hula Pie, a fudgy treat with a chocolate cookie crust and macadamia nut ice cream.
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Just off the boardwalk, you’ll find the perfect pre- or post-beach pit stop. Parents can sip a world-famous mai tai, while little ones will find all their favorites on the menu, from grilled cheese and burgers to chicken fingers and more. Laid-back vibes, plenty of patio space and views of the pier make Sandy’s a must-visit downtown restaurant with kids in tow.
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“Lil’ Rascals” will love breakfast for dinner at this Beach Boulevard eatery, with options like Reagan’s Pancake Stack served alongside more traditional evening eats such as grilled chicken and steamed broccoli, cheeseburger sliders, and spaghetti. On Sundays, make it an easy morning — the kids can roll out of bed and right into the restaurant in their pajamas to receive 20 percent off their breakfast before 10 a.m. For a weekday meal, stop by on Thursday for a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree.
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This Pacific City gastropub is known for its between-the-bun specialties. Kids can enjoy pint-sized versions of the popular cheeseburger or hamburger with a side of buttered peas or sweet potato fries, or try another handheld like chicken tacos or tenders. Treat tykes to a dessert they won’t be able to stop raving about: the apple-filled donut, a warm cinnamon-spiced confection served a la mode with vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce.
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Kids can have it their way at Stacked near Bella Terra, where customization is key. For bigger appetites, don’t be afraid to venture off the kids’ menu and let them build their own burger or sandwich with toppings like bacon, onion rings, teriyaki pineapple and house-made cheese sauce. They can even stack their own mac with their choice of cheese and extras like hot Cheetos and fried chicken.
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While parents explore a sampling of casual seafood dishes like fish tacos and salmon poke, kids can dig into their own menu featuring staples like grilled cheese on wheat or white bread, an all-beef hot dog, or mac and cheese. The courtyard patio at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is a great spot to gather the family to enjoy ocean breezes, but kids will also love the surf memorabilia lining the walls if you grab a table inside.
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Just off Fifth and PCH, Pacific Hideaway offers a playful setting where kids can enjoy their meals on wooden bench swings suspended from the ceiling as parents savor modern fare inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asia and Latin America. The restaurant is open seven days a week for breakfast, so let kids fuel up with whole grain pancakes and fresh fruit out on the second-floor balcony. For dinner, little ones can enjoy cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, grilled cheese and chicken tenders, while adults get elevated versions like the “double-double” Hideaway burger with secret sauce and the short rib grilled cheese on house-made sourdough.
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Coastal flavors abound at this Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort restaurant, which serves families from morning to night. Kid-friendly lunch and dinner bites include casual fare like cheese pizza, enjoyed out on the patio with views of the pool and beach. End your weekend at the breakfast buffet, which offers kids’ pricing for brunch favorites that they’ll love, like a waffle station with all the fixings.
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Kickstart your kiddos’ day with breakfast at this Paséa Hotel & Spa restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway, where the menu includes sweet and savory options like French toast and the Tanner’s scramble with chicken apple sausage. Chicken tenders and mac and cheese are on the afternoon menu, with dinner additions including grilled chicken and sliders. Be sure to book a seat on the patio for great views of the ocean and palm trees.
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The kid-friendly offerings at this burger joint include all the usuals — sliders, strips (served fried or grilled) and mac and cheese. But for an indulgent meal, look to the main menu for creative and kid-friendly eats, like the sloppy joe sliders and bacon mac and cheese balls. Decadent, next-level milkshakes are an obvious dessert choice, with options including the Ultimate S’more Shake (toasted marshmallow, crumbled graham cracker crust, chocolate syrup) and the Happy Happy Birthday Shake (Funfetti, Jolly Rancher crust, sprinkles, Twinkies and a cupcake, finished with sparklers).