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Thanks to many Orange County restaurants, dining out with kids doesn’t have to consist of only fried foods and pizzas anymore. Restaurants are embracing foodies of all ages nowadays, and expanding their kids menus beyond the traditional selections. By offering some really amazing, flavorful dishes on the healthier side, adults can enjoy fine dining experiences without having to worry about the picky palates. Take a look at these restaurants in Orange County with really great kids menus.

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(credit: True Food Kitchen)


True Food Kitchen
451 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-2400
www.truefoodkitchen.com

Located in Fashion Island, True Food Kitchen is a truly fantastic Orange County family dining option. With a menu packed with healthy items and catering to the gluten-free and vegetarian guests, there is something for everyone to appreciate. Kids love the almond butter, strawberry and banana sandwich, chicken teriyaki bowl and turkey sloppy joe. The fresh juice selections are not only delicious, but a huge hit with the kids!

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(credit: Patina Group)


Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
1550 Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 776-6200
www.patinagroup.com

Regardless if you have just spent the day at the park or happen to be an Orange County local, this Downtown Disney eatery is a favorite amongst those looking for the perfect family-friendly Italian restaurant. Sure they have Little Italy pizzas, but the stand-outs are the Kid’s (hormone-free) Pollo with roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies, Italian Risotto with sweet peas and Garganelli tossed with vegetables and olive oil.

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(credit: Daily Grill)


Daily Grill
2636 Dupont Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 474-2223
www.dailygrill.com

The kids menu at Daily Grill in Irvine is a favorite amongst children and parents alike. Everyone wins with the vast selection and no one leaves hungry. Especially, when ordering the chicken pot pie with carrots, onions, peas and mushrooms, topped with a flaky crust, or the crispy filet fish sticks and chips. Dessert? Absolutely! Finish off with a classic hot fudge sundae.

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(credit: Yard House)


Yard House
71 Fortune Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 753-9373
www.yardhouse.com

Orange County has a ton of family-friendly restaurants; however none have an extensive kids menu as Yard House. Sure, they offer the traditional “staples”, but they also have items like: Korean BBQ Beef marinated, short ribs with aloha sauce; Quesa Taco with chicken and cheese in flour tortillas with ranch salsa; and Spaghetti & Meatballs with multi-grain pasta and housemade turkey meatballs. All meals are served with beverage, sides and cookies and cream crunch pop for dessert.

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(credit: Jeff Gunn / Creative Commons)


Native Foods
The CAMP
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 751-2151
www.nativefoods.com

The vegan Kids Are Cool menu at Native Foods rocks. For those looking for exceptional healthy kids meals in Orange County, look no further. The Brontosaurus Burrito with black beans, shredded cheese and sliced avocado in a whole wheat tortilla is served with a fruity garnish; Freddie’s Mac and Cheese is quinoa “super” pasta with a cow friendly cheese sauce and broccoli trees; and the Native Cup o’ Nuggets with a scoop of brown rice, dipping veggies and ranch dressing.

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(credit: Kimberly Brown-Azzarello / Creative Commons)


PF Chang’s China Bistro
800 The Shops Blvd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 364-6661
www.pfchangs.com

For those looking for an Asian cuisine option, PF Chang’s with locations throughout Orange County, is a great choice with vegetarian and gluten free options for those concerned with dietary restrictions. All entrees like the Kid’s Honey Chicken, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Lo Mein, and Baby Buddah’s Feast with snap peas, carrots and broccoli are served with a side of steamed or white rice and desserts are available.

What are your favorite restaurants with great kids menus? Share below in the comments!

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