One of the best perks of living in L.A. is the weather. With sunny skies and mild temps, nearly year-round eating outdoors is always an option. If you’re desperate to get out of the house but not feeling safe to dine indoors just yet, there are plenty of outdoor dining spots in Los Angeles.
L.A.’s Best Family-Friendly Restaurants With Outdoor Dining
Ready for an extraordinary meal in your area? Take a look at the best family-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles with outdoor seating and get the kids ready for an awesome dining experience.
Surrounded by greenhouses thriving with gorgeous plants of every size and shape, enjoying a meal at Lady Byrd may make you feel like you’re enjoying an outdoor dining experience in a lush English countryside garden. The perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
Best part? Everyone will be happy with the menu, which includes tantalizing egg frittatas and burritos for the grown-ups and silver dollar pancakes for the kids.
Address: 2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Griddle Cafe
Enjoy a delicious brunch alongside a gorgeous view of L.A. at the Griddle Café Skyline Experience, located at Yamashiro Hollywood. The cafe is open from Wednesday to Sunday and offers a delectable menu filled with classics like French Toast and pancakes bigger than your face. You’ll definitely want to order to share.
Address: 1999 N Sycamore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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The Malibu Cafe
Sitting at the heart of Malibu Canyon is a dining destination clearly made with families in mind. Malibu Cafe offers an outdoor dining experience with ambiance, tasty meals and drinks, and best of all, plenty of entertainment.
Across the sprawling lawn, you’ll find games to play, a lakeside to explore, and even paddle boat along, as well as live music the whole family will enjoy. Pack a picnic blanket and get ready to spend the day.
Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu, CA 92605
Named one of the best neighborhood restaurants by Los Angeles Magazine, Little Beast is a family-friendly restaurant that focuses on delivering the flavors you know and love in slightly elevated dishes. The cozy back patio makes you feel like you’re enjoying a relaxing meal in a friend’s backyard.
The menu focuses on classic American comfort meals that taste like home but with a special gourmet touch. But don’t worry, you’ll still find all the kid-friendly staples like grilled cheese, burgers, and plain pasta with butter.
Address: 1496 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90014
Pitfire Pizza NoHo
A SoCal staple, Pitfire Pizza features multiple locations across the L.A. area. However, we have to give special mention to the original NoHo local, which features a sprawling outdoor patio, complete with a cozy firepit.
And of course, we love the menu at every location that features artisanal pizza toppings, local brews on tap, kid-size pizzas, and their classic but delicious organic soft-serve that will have you saying a definite yes to dessert.
Address: 5203 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood CA 91601.
Golden Road Brewing Company
This L.A. classic brewery pub provides families the best outdoor dining experience—endless fun for kids to roam and jump while adults get to relax and enjoy artisan beers brewed on-site.
There are four excellent locations to visit in the Los Angeles area, but we recommend the original Pub at Golden.
PUB LA: 5410 W San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90039
PUB GCM: 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013
PUB OC: 2210 E Orangewood Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806
PUB HB: 16390 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste. 100, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Back on the Beach
There’s no better spot for outdoor dining in Los Angeles than right on the beach. Located on the sun-soaked sands of Santa Monica, Back on the Beach is a must-try family-friendly restaurant. In addition to the kid-friendly hot dogs and fries, your kiddos will have a blast playing in the sand while you relax over a delicious brunch. Enjoy the ocean view while you eat– on clear days, you can even spot Catalina Island in the distance.
Address: 445 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica CA 90402
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