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Aug 24, 2010 03:41 PM

Kid-friendly restaurant in (near) Venice?

Hello -

Can anyone recommend a nice, kid-friendly restaurant in or around Venice? My sister-in-law is visiting with my niece (6) and nephew (3) and I'd like to take them out to dinner tonight.

BTW, since I'm a single, childless, guy, I have no idea what "kid-friendly" means, but I'm hoping someone out there does!

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  1. I have taken my kids to LuLu's Mexican on Main Street in SaMo. It was pretty kid friendly.

    Just depends on what the kids eat, if the place has anything on it's menu that they would eat, or even a kids menu.

    You can go a little further south to MDR and there's the cheesecake factory, the Counter & Mendocino Farms, which has awesome sandwiches, and a kids' menu. All of these are pretty kid friendly.

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    1. re: Phurstluv

      Lula's is the first place that came to mind.

    2. Just about any and every "ethnic" restaurant is kid friendly. Places like Musha or the Jamaican place on Broadway, Port Royal or Border Grill or even one of the tourist places that are good such as the Lobster or what about the new Santa Monica Place mall pethora of restaurants such as Sandia?

      Border Grill
      1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

      424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Port Royal Cafe
      1412 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404

      1. giggles and hugs?

        So maybe it's not adult friendly, lol..

        Giggles N Hugs
        11701 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

        1. there's also Fritto Misto in Santa Monica, which is kid-friendly Italian.

          So are places on Montana, like Babalu, 17th St. Cafe, and Cafe Montana...

          ETA: oops just saw this was last night.. hope it went well!

          Fritto Misto
          601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

          1002 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

          17th St Cafe
          1610 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

          Cafe Montana
          1534 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403