Best Family Restaurants in the Bay Area

These Family Restaurants were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza. Baked in wood-fired ovens, pizzas have authentic thin crust and fresh local ingredients. Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Silver: Red Robin. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Pizza My Heart. Multiple locations.


Gold: Jack’s Prime Burgers & Shakes. A modern-day diner that serves classic favorites, such as flame-grilled burgers and hand-spun shakes, using local ingredients. San Mateo.

Gold: Waterdog Tavern. This tavern offers modern comfort food, cocktails, beer and wine for dining, takeout and delivery. Belmont.

Silver: Noelani’s Island Grill. San Carlos.

Bronze: Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi. Redwood City and San Carlos.

San Francisco and Marin

Gold: Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers. Offers gourmet burgers, salads, hot dogs, sandwiches and more. Multiple locations.

Silver: Goat Hill Pizza. Multiple locations in San Francisco.

Bronze: Mel's Drive-in Diner. Multiple locations.

East Bay

Gold: Zachary's Chicago Pizza. Zachary’s is best-known for its Chicago-style stuffed pizzas, but offers thin crust and half-baked styles, too, plus salads, beer and wine. Multiple locations.

Silver: Denica’s Real Food Kitchen. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Pete’s Brass Rail and Car Wash. Danville.