Sunny days await you and your family at Palm Springs, California. While your kids enjoy the water parks, zoos, museums, sports, and other activities, they’ll build up an appetite. Fortunately, plenty of eateries welcome and cater to families in this sun-soaked Coachella Valley oasis. Many Palm Springs vacation rentals are situated close to numerous dining establishments with a casual, easygoing atmosphere. Here are some of the top kid-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs.
1. Kaiser Grill
The Kaiser Grill in downtown Palm Springs gives you the opportunity to sit inside in air-conditioned comfort or outside in the warm fresh air. This restaurant offers perennial favorites such as steak, chops, seafood, sandwiches, and pasta. A special kids menu offers burgers, chicken fingers, pizza, and cheese quesadillas, and each child’s meal comes with a soft drink and some ice cream for dessert.
2. Lulu California Bistro
For a fun, trendy ambiance with two floors of indoor seating and an outdoor patio with a great view of the people strolling through downtown Palm Springs, take the family to Lulu California Bistro. This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and among its specialties are freshly baked bread and decadent desserts such as chocolate fondue, golden key lime tarts, Swiss chocolate hot fudge sundaes, and Lulu’s cotton candy. The list of entrees is extensive enough to accommodate even the finickiest of tastes.
3. Las Casuelas Terraza
The staff at Las Casuelas Terraza serves up delicious Mexican cuisine with a welcoming smile. Choose a table on one of the three diverse patios. Enjoy live mariachi music while you dine on tamales, enchiladas, quesadillas, fajitas, and other favorites. After the kids devour their entree from their special menu, treat them to one of the exquisite desserts such as traditional flan, deep fried ice cream, or a Mexican chocolate Kahlua fudge brownie.
The pizza cooked in wood-fired ovens at Brickworks is renowned as the best in the desert, and the view of Palm Canyon Drive from the upper floor terrace is unsurpassed. The kids can choose from among classic pizza options or select their toppings to create an original. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, other entrees include free-range chicken, salmon, steak, pork chops, and an assortment of sandwiches.
5. Sherman’s Deli and Bakery
Sherman’s Deli and Bakery is the perfect place to take a break from your Palm Springs sightseeing. Famous for its freshly baked bread and desserts, this downtown landmark offers family-friendly service in a casual atmosphere. Its sandwich board features an amazing array of choices, and its soups and salads offer similar diversity. The kid’s menu has hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, macaroni and cheese, and other great options.
Situated in a historic building in the Uptown Design District of Palm Springs, Trio draws customers from all over Coachella Valley to its friendly, modern ambiance and diverse cuisine. Lunch includes elaborate sandwiches as well as extras such as hand-cut potato chips, while the dinner menu offers an impressive choice of entrees. Bring the kids for brunch and enjoy French toast, pancakes, omelets, or a tasty sandwich.
7. Tyler’s Burgers
Head for family-owned Tyler’s Burgers when you want a delicious old-fashioned hamburger for lunch. The restaurant has a traditional burger stand ambiance that’s perfect for the kids to relax and enjoy a good meal. The simple and unadorned menu includes burgers and various types of sandwiches, fries, potato salad, coleslaw, and chili. To wash the food down, treat the kids to a shake, malt, or root beer float.
You can’t beat Cheeky’s for a delicious and filling breakfast or brunch in the Palm Springs area. This popular restaurant specializes in fresh ingredients and a menu that changes weekly, so there’s always something new to taste. Enjoy waffles, pancakes, or French toast with a wide array of toppings that includes blackberries, raspberries, dark chocolate, pistachio butter, and whipped cream. You can also opt for eggs, sandwiches, or salads. Among the famous Cheeky’s pastries are cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and fruit pies.
9. Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse
Rancho Mirage adjoins Palm Springs on the southeast, and it’s worth the short hop to go there and check out Babe’s Bar-B-Que and Brewhouse. Kids love the western atmosphere, and the whole family loves the excellent food. Feast on grilled beef, pork, and chicken with sides of coleslaw, fries, cornbread, and garlic bread. The kid’s menu includes burgers, ribs, pizza, and chicken. For dessert, sample the biscuit shortcake, apple crisp, or homemade pies.
10. Ruby’s Diner
Ruby’s Diner in downtown Palm Springs features an old-fashioned 1940s ambiance with Formica tables, red vinyl booths, soda fountains, and historic posters. The menu has all-American favorites such as burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chili, and corned beef hash. The French fries are refillable, and kids eat free on scheduled family nights. Don’t miss Ruby’s renowned deluxe shakes and malts.
11. Peaks Restaurant
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway takes you from the Coachella Valley floor through the Chino Canyon up into the San Jacinto Mountains. At the top of its run is Peaks Restaurant, which has an incomparable view of the canyon and the desert below. Combine an amazing and adventurous excursion with a unique dining experience. The service is friendly, the view superlative, and the food excellent.
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