BEACH PIT BBQ      


1676 Tustin Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-7427
Website

A menu full of authentic Southern BBQ, for the true BBQ lover, combined with lighter options including wraps, salads and pizzas– all served with a generous side of Southern hospitality to please the whole family. Enjoy eating in the relaxed atmosphere of picnic tables or call in an order to pick up.

BJ’S RESTAURANT       


24032 El Toro Road
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 900-2670
Website

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is proud to be a place to go for all kinds of people–and this includes kids and families! Our high-energy restaurants are designed to be family friendly places that kids and adults alike will enjoy. We have a kid’s menu packed with high quality entrees, sides, and drinks designed specifically for kids. We are proud to help out with fundraisers to help out your school and organization, as well as our Awesome Achievement program that helps teachers reward student successes! You and your family will enjoy our fun setting, delicious food, and outstanding service. Come to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, and bring your family–you’ll want to keep coming back!


BLUEWATER GRILL          


630 Lido Park Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-3474
Website

Bluewater is casual, fun, owner-operated, offers a kid’s menu, oyster bar, patio dining and full bar with a great wine list. Come in and enjoy our legendary hospitality.


BRUXIE         


215 W. Birch Street, Brea, CA 92821  |  (714) 255-1188
180 5th Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648  |  (657) 215-3559
14376 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604  |  (949) 556-4894
Website

Bruxie is a new take on The Sandwich, using a creative version of an authentic Belgian Waffle as the bread. The waffle is light, airy, crispy, and not sweet. Bruxie Waffles are paired with quality seasonal ingredients, offering both Savory choices like Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Prosciutto & Gruyere, and Hot Pastrami, as well as a variety of Sweet options such as our Seasonal Crème Brulee, Nutella & Banana and S’mores. It’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert!


 BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.              


ANAHEIM GARDENWALK
321 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-4867
Website

A small chain of seafood restaurants committed to providing a casual environment where everyone can enjoy a great meal and have some fun too.


BUCA DI BEPPO          


7979 CENTER AVE.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 891-4666
Website

Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. In the spirit of Italian culture, our dishes are served family style and are meant to be shared. The full Buca menu is available To Go, and many locations offer Curb Service.



CASA RANCHERO         


25606 Crown Valley Pkwy | K2
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
(949) 276-7800
Website

For Casa Ranchero, we envision families, couples and friends gathering for a fun, relaxed social dining experience. They come across a vibrant authentic Mexican restaurant and cantina with adobe characteristics. The hostess greets them with a warm smile. The smell of the fresh tortillas cooked to order, stimulate the senses. Start off your evening with a hand shaken ice cold margarita, with dozens of tequilas to choose from, paired with complimentary homemade chips and fresh salsa. While you are waiting for your table, enjoy the outside patio, sitting around the fireplace on oversized couches. Or maybe wander up to the outside bar and catch a glimpse of the game enjoyed by a company of friends. The oversized plates filled with mouth watering Mexican cuisine using only choice meats and poultry, fresh fish and produce, and authentic rice and beans will satisfy anyone’s appetite. Plus kids eat free Wednesday!


CHEESECAKE FACTORY


IRVINE SPECTRUM 71 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA 92618  |  (949) 788-9998
THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO 42 The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, CA 92691  |  (949) 364-6200
FASHION ISLAND 1141 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660  |  (949) 720-8333
Website

As you might imagine, our restaurant was built on the success of cheesecake, but thankfully we didn’t stop there! In addition to our 30 delicious flavors like our popular White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle® and Dulce De Leche Caramel Cheesecake, we offer over 200 menu items that are made fresh from scratch each day. The moment you taste our food, you’ll know how important quality is to us. There truly is something for everyone at The Cheesecake Factory!


CHILI’S BAR & GRILL          


27407 Bellogente, Mission Viejo, CA 92691  |  (949) 364-2207
26631 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 |  (949) 448-9022
3745 Alton Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606 |  (949) 250-8636
Website

The minute you walk through the doors, you feel it. At Chili’s, there’s always something new going on. From the look and feel of our restaurants, to our newest menu items, to the way we service our guests, to the freshest ingredients in our newest dishes. Chips, salsa and pickles are all made in-house and the guacamole is made right in front of your eyes, to your specifications.​


CLAIM JUMPER           


7971 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620  |  (714) 523-3227
6501 E Pacific Coast Highway Long Beach, CA 90803  |  (562)431-1321
27845 Santa Margarita Parkway Mission Viejo, CA 92691  |  (949) 461-7170
Website

Claim Jumper Restaurants are popular with a large audience including families, children, seniors and business professionals. Our friendly environment is ideal for celebrating special occasions, hosting a business lunch or gathering for a delicious meal with friends and family. Claim Jumper Restaurants is honored to be named one of the 10 Best Family Restaurants in the U.S by Parents Magazine. 



DUKE’S       


HUNTINGTON BEACH PIER
317 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-6446
Website

Enjoy our sun soaked, beachfront setting at the base of the Huntington Beach Pier with farther-than-the-eye-can-see views of the Pacific. We offer you and your family a menu of mouthwatering Hawaiian-inspired cuisine with something for everyone.


FARRELL’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR       


THE SHOPS AT MISSION VIEJO
799 The Shops Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 364-5411
Website

Parlour Enterprises and Farrell’s Pacific are dedicated to continue Farrell’s legacy in the restaurant industry. You will once again step back in time over 100 years to see servers dressed in pin-striped vests, old fashioned ties, and cane hats. The restaurants feature the distinctive “old Farrell’s” appearance of a century past ice cream parlor. The newspaper type menu, old fashioned candy and delicious food and ice cream will let you experience or re-experience what made Farrell’s famous all across the U.S. There are even accommodations for those with certain dietary needs.

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours – the place where “old time memories for a new generation” are made every day.


GOOFY’S KITCHEN AT THE DISNEYLAND HOTEL         


1150 MAGIC WAY, ANAHEIM
Website
(714) 781-3463

Rub elbows with Goofy and his pals at this winningly whimsical buffet with many inventive culinary surprises. Goofy’s Kitchen is a great place to throw birthday parties too, so if you are celebrating a big day, be sure and come party Disney-style! Plenty of great choices for kids of all ages


JERRY’S DOGS         


IRVINE MARKET PLACE
13786 ‘C’ Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92602
(714) 665-1480
Website

Kids eat free every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening after 4 P.M. Kids get free Kid’s Combo with purchase of Adult Combo. Available at all three Jerry’s Dogs locations.


JOHNNY ROCKETS           


73 Fortune Drive, Irvine, CA US  |  (949) 753-8144
188 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA USA  |  (949) 497-7252
Website

Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant chain that offers the food, fun and friendliness of classic, timeless, feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, crispy American Fries, classic sandwiches and rich, delicious Shakes and Malts. Hungry yet?


KNOWLWOOD RESTAURANT       


14952 Sand Canyon Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 857-8927
Website

Knowlwood Restaurants also provides an historical atmosphere in a friendly, relaxed, and family-oriented environment. We have televisions and arcade games for entertainment for the young and the young at heart.


LAZY DOG CAFÉ     


16310 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 500-1140
Website

Whether you’re hosting an important business lunch or having dinner with the kids, The Lazy Dog Café gives you the quality and consistency you should expect for a price that will surprise you. Take out is available.


LUCILLE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR B QUE          


1639 E. Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821  |  (714) 990-4944
23760 El Toro Rd. Lake Forest, CA 92630  |  (949) 581-7427
7411 Carson St. Long Beach, CA 90808  |  (562) 938-7427
Website

In addition to picking up culinary inspiration from some of the best barbeque shacks in the South, Craig also discovered the secret ingredient that all of his favorites seemed to share: friendliness. And when he finally made his way back home to California, Craig distilled everything he learned into what became Lucille’s driving philosophy, “Serving the best Bar-B-Que with the finest southern hospitality.”


MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY     


SOUTH COAST PLAZA
3333 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 546-9550
Website

We love for people to share a taste here and there. However, if you really want to experience an Italian-American tradition, order from our dedicated family style menu. Carry out menu available depending on location.


MRS. KNOTT’S CHICKEN DINNER RESTAURANT       


KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
8039 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-4065
Website

One of America’s largest and most popular single-location, full-service, family restaurants, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant has been serving up Cordelia Knott’s fried chicken, homemade biscuits and boysenberry pies since 1934. Located outside the main gate of Knott’s Berry Farm, this family dining institution actually formed the basis for the theme park itself.


OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE         


25322 Cabot Road, Laguna Hills, CA 92653  |  (949) 829-0683
26652 Portola Pkwy, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610  |  (949) 455-4158
15433 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92604  |  (949) 651-8760
Website

Outback Steakhouse is an Australian themed steakhouse restaurant. Although beef and steak items make up a good portion of the menu, the concept offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. The Company’s strategy is to differentiate its restaurants by emphasizing consistently high-quality food and service, generous portions at moderate prices and a casual atmosphere suggestive of the Australian Outback.


RAINFOREST CAFÉ        


DOWNTOWN DISNEY
1515 S. Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 772-0413
Website

Rainforest Cafe’ has something for everyone! Younger guests can enjoy items from the new kids’ menu! Plus where else can you eat a volcano for dessert? With a realistic environment bring the kids to eat in a tropical jungle, Rainforest Cafe’ a wild place to eat and shop.


RUBY’S      


57 FORTUNE DRIVE, SUITE 240
Irvine Spectrum, CA 92618
(949) 753-7829
Website

Travel back in time and enjoy a family meal at Ruby’s. Plus kids eat free every Tuesday after 4 p.m.



SLATERS 50/50     


8082 Adams Avenue

Huntington Beach, CA 92646

(714) 594-5730
Website

Our goal is to make sure you leave happy, full and feeling like you had a great experience, from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you walk out (and beyond). Whether it’s posting a pic of your badass burger creation on Instagram, telling us how we’re doing on Yelp, or checking in with us on Facebook or Twitter, our guests fuel our pride in delivering a Slater’s 50/50 experience centered on top notch service and the freshest, highest quality ingredients available.



STEAKHOUSE 55         


DISNEYLAND HOTEL
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 778-6600
Website

Modern steakhouse inside the Disneyland Hotel features California favorites for adults and kids.


THE COUNTER           


2981 Michelson Drive, Irvine CA 92612  |  (949) 596-7227
1104 Irvine Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92660  |  (949) 642-0700
Website

We’re on a mission to challenge the way people think about burgers. That’s why we started this place. We’re about creative construction. Making things delicious. We think life should be about experiences. Trying stuff. Learning. Being inventive. So we’ve searched for ingredients, chosen quality meats, created sauces, toasted buns, melted cheeses and crafted shakes that shout flavor. Show us what you’ve got. Create something special. We’re with you.



THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY      


110 E. Santa Fe, Fullerton  |  (714) 526-6801
2110 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach  |  (949) 675-8654
Website

For more than a generation, families and friends have been coming to The Old Spaghetti Factories, located across the United States, to enjoy our delicious food, charming atmosphere and friendly service. We invite you to dine amidst fine antiques, collected from around the world, while savoring perfectly cooked pasta and spaghetti sauces, freshly made, using only the finest ingredients.


TIFFY’S COFFEE SHOP          


1060 W. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 635-1801

Across the street from Disney’s California Adventure, this family-owned coffee shop offers the best homemade ice cream in Anaheim. But in-the-know locals and smart tourists come here for the reasonably-priced menu featuring some greatest hits from the American melting pot such as homemade soups, salads, gourmet burgers, barbecue ribs, and tender prime rib.



WATSON’S DRUG STORE ICE CREAM             


116 E. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 633-1050

OC landmark on Orange’s traffic circle for American diner fare and ice cream specialties.



YARD HOUSE         


IRVINE SPECTRUM
71 Fortune Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-9373
Website

For pint-size guests the kid’s klub includes a 12 page activity book, fresh to order menu items and a kustom kooler. The Yard House plays classic rock and roll on its state of the art sound system while an abundance of flat screens showcase the day’s sports and special events.

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