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davisheart Jan 19, 2007 09:55 PM

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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    Maya Jan 19, 2007 10:31 PM

    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
      bernalgirl Jan 21, 2007 06:01 AM

      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.

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      snw Jan 20, 2007 02:47 AM

      Left at Albuquerque

      Mel's Drive In

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      1. re: snw
        larochelle Jan 20, 2007 10:03 PM

        Damn, that's cold!

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        ML8000 Jan 20, 2007 10:12 PM

        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.

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          sterngrover Jan 20, 2007 10:58 PM

          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.

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            gauchogirl Jan 21, 2007 02:46 AM

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

            1. saucy_girl Jan 21, 2007 06:15 AM

              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
                Atomica Jan 21, 2007 06:35 PM

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

              2. Lori SF Jan 21, 2007 07:01 PM

                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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                  ML8000 Jan 22, 2007 01:37 AM

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

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                  adrienne156 Jan 22, 2007 01:54 AM

                  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.

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