Families traveling to Monterey have the advantage of choosing from a variety of reputable and delicious family-friendly restaurants. From mainstay diners, to a healthy Mexican restaurant and some of the best seafood in town, these are the best restaurants for families in Monterey.
Right here at Sanctuary Beach Resort, treat your children to a laid-back, but elegant meal at Salt Wood. Enjoy views over sand dunes and Monterey Bay, while you and your family savor the flavors of California: wood-grilled meats and seafood, and the freshest local produce.
Loulou’s Griddle In The Middle is more than just a fun name, it’s also a well-decorated American restaurant known for excellent breakfast dishes and big seafood dishes. Outdoor seating, bar stools, nautical decorations all add to make it a nice spot for all ages.
Loulou’s Griddle In The Middle. Municipal Wharf No. 2
The upbeat staff at El Cantaro complements a menu of Mexican staples with a healthy twist. This is a great place to bring the kids for some flavor without filling their systems with grease and sugar. The empanadas and taquitos are favorites among the little ones.
El Cantaro. 791 Foam St.
Tricycle Pizza is a laid back, family-run pizza place in Monterey with hearty pies. There’s also an open-air patio outside which is beautiful during the summer. All of the wood-fired pizzas are high-quality, ingredient-driven creations that are delicious for all ages.
Tricycle Pizza. 1011-899 Lighthouse Ave.
One of the most reputable and highly rated seafood restaurants in Monterey, the Fish House specializes in home-style entrees and delicious desserts. The warm, white wood dining room is located right on Monterey Bay, making it a picturesque spot for a nice family dinner.
Monterey’s Fish House. 2114 Del Monte Ave.
Rosine’s Restaurant is a local favorite, and an accountable American diner. You can find all of your staple dishes here, and some fun desserts for the little ones like carrot cake, and German chocolate cake.
Rosine’s Restaurant. 434 Alvarado St.
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