Best Family Restaurants in the Bay Area

These Family Restaurants were voted the Bay Area’s 2016 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: Black Bear Diner. This family diner features home-style foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Multiple locations.

Silver: Denica’s Real Food Kitchen. Multiple locations. 925-829-6200.

Bronze: Chow Danville. Iron Horse Plaza, 445 Railroad Ave., Danville. 925-838-4510.


Gold: Jack’s Prime Burgers and Shakes. A modern diner featuring flame-grilled burgers and hand-spun shakes. 3723 S. El Camino Real, San Mateo. 650-638-1479.

Silver: The Counter Custom Built Burgers. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Dutch Goose. 3567 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park. 650-854-3245.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Red Robin. Burgers, wraps, salads and more make this a family favorite. Multiple locations. 

Silver: Sweet Tomatoes. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Olive Garden. Multiple locations.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Bashful Bull Too. Diner with breakfast served all day, lunch and dinner specials and hamburgers, fries and shakes. 3600 Taraval St., San Francisco. 415-759-8112.

Silver: Mel’s Drive-in Diner. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers (Noe Valley location).  4138 24th St., San Francisco. 415-282-7770.



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