Posh Tot Dining: Peninsula Edition

Mr. Posh and I have always considered dining out one of our favorite pastimes! With the addition of Posh Tot in our lives we haven't stopped our dining out adventures one bit!

Over the past 16 months we have steadily learned which restaurants are doable with a toddler but without sacrificing a great dining experience or quality of food. As a family we enjoy places that have healthy food options to share with Posh Tot, fun and vibrant atmospheres, Happy Hour Specials, and are high- chair or booster seat friendly! Below is a list of some of our Peninsula favorites that have almost everything we look for when dining out as a family.

When we want to celebrate: Benihana

1496 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, California 94010

$$$

Why we like it:

  • Teppanaki entertainment right in front of the high chair

  • Portions are big enough to share off of our plates with our Posh Tot.

  • When you join the Chef's Table club you get a free meal on your birthday ($30 value)

  • Happy Hour food and drink specials in the bar area while you wait for your table

  • Water view of airplanes landing at SFO

  • Online reservations available on Opentable.com

Weeknight Meal: Jack's Prime

3723 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403

$

Why we like it:

  • Modern day diner that uses fresh and local ingredients

  • Weekly Specials

  • FAMILY MONDAY 1 kids menu meal free with adult meal ($6 value) 


  • $10 TUESDAY Jack’s Classic Cheeseburger, Fries & Soda (no substitutions, no splits) UPGRADE TO A SHAKE (ADD $2) 


  • THURSDAY NIGHT, PINT NIGHT all pints $4

When we crave "light and healthy": The Fish Market

1855 South Norfolk San Mateo, CA 94403

$$

Why we like it:

  • Indoor and outdoor dining along a lagoon

  • Fresh seafood and veggie options on the Kids Menu

  • Happy Hour food and drink specials in bar area with low tables for high chair

After Work Go To: Cheesecake Factory

Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA 94403

$$

Why we like it:

  • Huge portions to share with our Posh Tot and have leftovers for the next day

  • Wide variety of food options including a healthier "Skinnylicious Menu"

  • Food and drink Happy Hour specials in bar area

Weekend Brunch: Crepevine

1310 Burlingame Ave Burlingame, CA 94010

$

Why we like it:

  • Outdoor patio is perfect for people watching

  • Quick and affordable meals

  • Accommodating with high chairs and strollers even though it is a small place

  • Light and fresh tasting Savory Crepes and other entrees

Casual Weekend Dinner: Blue Line Pizza

1108 Burlingame Ave Burlingame, CA 94010

$$

Why we like it:

  • Friendly and quick service

  • Unique, fresh, and handmade deep dish pizzas

  • Spacious covered and uncovered patio dining area in the back

  • Large portions perfectly delicious for leftovers

Feeling Fancy: Town

716 Laurel St. #9 San Carlos, Ca 94070

$$$

Why we like it:

  • Vibrant outdoor patio is ideal dining perfect for people watching and messy toddlers

  • Delicious meat and seafood entrees big enough to share with our Posh Tot

  • Yummy family-style fresh vegetable sides

  • Online reservations available at Opentable.com

  • Discounted gift certificates occasionally available at Costco

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