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Jan 8, 2007 06:11 PM

LONG BEACH - Fun restaurant for child's birthday dinner


I'm looking for a restaurant in Long Beach for a Sat. early dinner/late lunch for my daughter's 7th birthday.

She is extremely well-behaved in "fancy restaurants" and her idea of a great place to eat is Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney, especially when they have the live jazz.

She's requested Italian, but she's a typical kid with typical kid tastes... pasta, chicken, steak, some types of Chinese and Japanese. So nothing too weird.

Preferably around $15 a person and a place that likes children. Somewhere fun!

I've done some searching and have come up with a few places but wonder what the Chowhounds would recommend off the cuff...

Thank you,

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  1. when my daughter was younger, we did birthday's at johnny reb's. they do a whole ritual thing--they've got a bronzed pig they bring out. you have to dance while they sing to you, then you have tokiss the pig's butt. and i think you get some cobbler. she swears she still has nightmares about it, but i found it amusing.

    1. I've not been but I have a 9 year old who is very interested in trying Frisco's for her next birthday dinner(they have a web site, too) where the food is basic burgers (they may have some other choices as well) but all the servers are on roller skates and it's supposed to be great fun.

      I believe they have numerous locations and one in Long Beach.