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family eats in san fran

Looking for recommendations to eat out with my family - sometimes with another family. Total number of people can be ~ 10.
Tired of the usual - Rain Forest Cafe / Hardrock & Cheesecake.
Any suggestions.

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  1. You might want to add price range, neighborhood, age of kids if any, cuisine preferences, days of the week, etc etc. if you want some responses.

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    1. re: Maya

      Yes, if you can add this info, I'd be happy to post where we go as a family, but with only the chain info to go on and no age for the kids, I'm not sure if you would be open to my suggestions.

    2. Left at Albuquerque

      Mel's Drive In

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      1. Park Chow, 9th Ave near Lincoln/Irving. Family friendly, very good food (superior to anything listed) and yet kid options...and you'll end up paying what you pay at a chain.

        Parking can be a hassle but try GG Park across Lincoln but it's free and except for high prime time (weekend day) it can be had.

        1. We like a new find, Boulevard, Daly City, in Westlake. Great food, good prices, and big servings. (We like to split things). Family dinners seem to be quite welcome.

          1. Puccini & Pinetti or Buca di Beppo are both great with kids.

            1. The Blue Plate (www.blueplatesf.com) 3218 Mission @ Valencia (415) 282-6777.

              They have some fun updates on classic comfort food:
              *blue plate meatloaf, mashed potatoes and blue lake green beans
              *macaroni and drunken spanish goat cheese

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              1. re: saucy_girl

                Do you regularly see children at Blue Plate? If so, what ages?

              2. Americana Grill & Fountain- Outer Richmond
                3532 Balboa Street- not that pretty of a place it lacks style but that is why it is cool, right? They have a good variety of dishes to please many family members. Italian, Vietnamese, American. Parking is not bad either.

                Home- on Market in the Castro another option, they have parking and near BART.

                The Liberty Cafe- on Courtland, Bernal Heights.
                Good comfort food, very warm and homey cottage style interior.

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                1. re: Lori SF

                  Use to live near the Americana...that place is totally cool in an only-in-SF way.

                2. Cha Cha Cha on the Haight. I usually just go here for the sangria and don't know a whole lot about the food, but I've noticed on quite a few occasions mini parties of a few couples and their strollers in the corner booths. And, it is SO loud, I'm sure no one will notice your kids.