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SD-Family friendly for Confirmation Dinner

pab Mar 24, 2009 12:25 PM

Looking for a family friendly resteraunt for 4 adults and 6 teenagers to celebrate my son's confirmation. Mission Valley, La Mesa area.

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    The Office Goat RE: pab Mar 24, 2009 02:34 PM

    What? Not Hooters?

    Can you narrow it down by cuisine or dislikes?

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      normalheightsfoodie RE: pab Mar 25, 2009 12:11 PM

      Congradulations on your son's confirmation!!

      Since you will be with teens, on the younger side, have you thought about SEAU's. If your kids are sports minded, it can be fun. We also like Oggi's pizza in the Costco shopping center. Lots of TV's with sports. Oggi's has cuopons on line.

      In Hillcrest you could go to the Corvette Diner for burgers etc.

      On Adams Avenue Demilles is very good for families. They have online coupons, and a nice patio.

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        Cathy RE: pab Mar 25, 2009 01:45 PM

        In La Mesa, Anthony's Grotto would be more family and adult/grown up while Trophy's at Grossmont would be good for 6 teens.

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          DiningDiva RE: Cathy Mar 25, 2009 03:11 PM

          Cathy, better make a quick trip to Grossmont Center. Trophy's is no more there. It's morphed into something else. But also in Grossmont Center are the Claim Jumper, good if you need to fill up a hungry teenager, along with BJs and Casa de Pico. Also in La Mesa are The Brigantine (the food can be very uneven here, but they specialize in families) and Gio's.

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            honkman RE: DiningDiva Mar 25, 2009 04:25 PM

            How is the food at Casa de Pico ?

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              DiningDiva RE: honkman Mar 25, 2009 04:34 PM

              So-so, but you don't really go to Casa de Pico for the food. It's very Americanized Mexican food. The margaritas are from a mix but they do use real tequila in them. When it warms up and you can sit out on the patio there are few places nicer for a relaxing afternoon than the patio at Casa de Pico with a few margaritas, some chips and salsa and a lot of well maintained and manicured vegetation. The place is very family oriented, the mariachi bands even know <shutter> It's a Small World After All. ;-)

              Bottom line is that it's very good at what it does, which is to feed a lot of people and move a lot of food. I don't think the food is awful, though it is Mexican in name only and not execution. Food is not the reason to go to Casa de Pico, most people go for the ambiance, festive atmosphere and jumbo margaritas.

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            DougOLis RE: Cathy Mar 25, 2009 03:12 PM

            I believe that Trophy's is closed now.

            What kind of food are you looking for? Urban Solace in North Park could be nice for a confirmation dinner.

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              normalheightsfoodie RE: Cathy Mar 25, 2009 03:17 PM

              The Trophys in Grossmont has closed, I think it might be called Hulley's now, an Irish themed place.

              Young kids would probably love to go to Dave and Busters. They have specials on food and games.

              They have dinner and game specials, they also have a power hour, all you can play for one hour for $10. Wednesday's are half price game days. There food is not bad, burgers, ribs etc. Nothing to write home about, but my son likes it.

              This would probably be a lot of fun for your group.

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                Paladar RE: normalheightsfoodie Mar 26, 2009 04:43 PM

                FYI, the old Trophy's at Grossmont has now reopened as Hooley's a second location for the Irish Pub/Restaurant found in the Rancho San Diego shopping center. Great fish & chips along with Guinness on tap.

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              normalheightsfoodie RE: pab Apr 3, 2009 09:40 PM

              where did you choose?

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