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Restaurants in Elk Grove For Families

As a mom of two loud, rambunctious, and adorable little girls, I know firsthand how hard it can be to find a restaurant to take everyone out to. Once we become parents, we order out more than dine-in, just to avoid the chaos. But sometimes you really need to get out of the dang house! This list of Family Friendly Restaurants in Elk Grove range from small business to large corporations. From Italian, Mexican, and Asian, there is something to satisfy every family.


Paesanos is one of our favorite places to take our wild girls for a sit-down dinner. They are a smaller chain, operating only within the greater Sacramento area. And very family friendly.

With great options for both children and adults, a full bar, and great ambience, this place is a sure fire hit for most families.

P.S. be sure to ask your server for the dough balls for the kids to play with!

Dustbowl Brewing

Dustbowl has to be the most family friendly brewery in Elk Grove. While we love some of the other EG breweries as well, the kids always have a great time at Dustbowls outdoor patio. They offer a great deal of beverages for Mom & Dad and kid friendly bites like Pizza & Nachos. This is the perfect place to enjoy a lovely outdoor afternoon with family & friends.

Spaghetti Factory

If you haven’t been to Spaghetti Factory do you even live in California?

In all seriousness this is probably one of the most family friendly places. I mean, it’s a place entirely dedicated to trains, what kid isn’t going to love that?

Make sure you let your kids get a spumoni ice cream to finish their meal (nut allergy alert)!


It’s dinner & a show! Wasabi offers both sushi and habachi. If you want to make sure your kids are entertained while eating there is no better place to check out.

Old Town Pizza

It’s hard to go wrong with kids and pizza, but OTP is a special one. This place is a Elk Grove staple. Offering unique pizzas & the classics. Your kids will love the ambience tucked in an old school booth.

MacQue’s BBQ

MacQue’s is a family favorite for us. And although the location itself is fairly small, they are great for a quick sit down meal. Our kids LOVE the Mac and cheese and pulled pork. Mom and Dad are big fans of the ribs and brisket. If you’re looking for bbq local to EG, this is the place!

Dos Coyotes

Dos coyotes is another quick, counter service, sit down meal available in Elk Grove. They are a Mexican inspired restaurant with several kid friendly options. My girls usually go for the taquitos or quesadillas. If you’re a fan of spicy, like me, I highly recommend the yolo burrito with habanero salsa. It’s so so good!

Bober Tea

Ok, first of all mochi donuts are the business. Secondly this place is a little girls heaven. It is decked out in pink and floral. If you are a boba tea fan this place is a must in Elk Grove. They also have a ball pit upstairs for party rentals. So cool!

Hopefully this list has helped you and your family narrow down a few places to try out for the next family dinner night.

Elk Grove is such a diverse community with so many different restaurants to offer I am sure many of our local favorites are missing from this list.

Did your family’s favorite make the list?

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