KID FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS
We are going back to the LA area at the end of August but this time around we are taking the kids to Disneyland for their first time! Were looking for restaurant that the CHOWHOUND community would reccommend that are fun places to take the kids. Were thinking of Mid-Evil Times but I know that spot is all about the show and entertainment and not about the food at all. What are some local recommendations where we can all be entartained and really good food?
This is kind of a tough one. I have two small daughters and we often go to The Farm at The Grove because you can sit outside and the kids love to watch the fountains and the trolley. I think they make a darn good hamburger, BTW.
No entertainment, but the kids will love the ice cream treats. Heck, I'll bet even the adults will love the ice cream treats...
7290 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Our kids and we love Lucky Devils in Hollywood, near the El Capitan theatre. Great burgers and shakes, really good. Also lots of good beers on tap.
If you want places closer to Disneyland, there's lots of choices in Downtown Disney (none are fab) -- Rainforest Cafe your kids will love, but the food is mediocre and the wait can be intense; Naples at the other end of Downtown Disney is the best of the group. I have not eaten at Napa Rose in the Grand Californian, but many on this board tout it as one of the best restaurants in all of Orange County. IT's more formal.
If you succumb to the kids' clamor to go to a "character meal," Goofy's Kitchen (in the Disneyland Hotel) is pretty good. We went to Ariel's Grotto several years ago and it was hideous, though the kids were all over Ariel, Minnie and the rest of the crew. It may have gotten better in the past couple years.