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Oakland Outdoor Dining: Kid-friendly Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

Want to eat outside with your kids in Oakland? Thanks to those of you following on the 510Families Facebook page, we have curated a list of the top kid-friendly restaurants with outdoor dining options. When the air quality is good, below are the options for restaurant patios open in Oakland roughly listed from North to South.

Drake's Dealership
Drake’s Dealership outdoor patio in Oakland | Photo via Instagram

Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack in North Oakland

This super family-friendly restaurant is all outdoors with a daily-rotating list of local craft beer, wine, and hard seltzer. But don’t just come for their drinks; they’re known for pizza, wings, fresh salads, and bonus– vegan options. Big kids, note that they’ve got classic arcade games. (Little kids may not even need quarters – they love to pretend to play.) (4006 MLK Jr. Way, Oakland) Website >

Barney’s Burgers

Both Oakland locations on Piedmont and College Avenue offer outdoor seating. Take your pick and don’t skip the milkshakes! (5819 College Ave. or 4162 Piedmont Ave.) Website >

Crepevine on College

Breakfast for dinner! Or for breakfast. Rockridge’s Crepevine has an enclosed patio that is perfect for squirmy kids with syrup on their fingers. If your little ones are not runners, the pandemic-inspired parklet is lovely seating as well. (5600 College Ave., Oakland) Website >

Pizziaolo in Temescal

Best known for their wood-fired pies, handmade pasta, and loved for date night, Pizzaiolo welcomes kids and has a backyard seating area that is quite lovely. New parents? Try Pizziaolo for morning coffee and pastries on a weekday – the place is packed with laptopping folks and strollers. (5008 Telegraph Ave., Oakland) Website >

Dona, A kid-friendly restaurant in Oakland with outdoor seating
The upstairs patio at Doña on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland

Doña on Piedmont Avenue

With two levels of outdoor patio space, this stylish Mexican spot is kid-friendly to the max. Psst, the margaritas are fantastic. (3770 Piedmont Ave., Oakland) Website >

Drake’s Dealership in Uptown Oakland

This place is huge and perfect for social distancing. They serve the ultimate combination: beer and pizza. Dogs (and kids) welcome. (2325 Broadway, Oakland) Website >

Cholita Linda in Temescal

Enjoy your tasty fish tacos on their cute colorful patio. Order a side of rice, beans, guac for the kids, and don’t forget your agua fresca. (4923 Telegraph Ave., Oakland ) Website >

Taps and Takeout in Montclair

It’s not just takeout! There is a small amount of seating at this casual neighborhood spot that’s super welcoming to kids, often with live music. (5736 Thornhill Ave., Oakland ) Details on Yelp >

Forge in Jack London Square

Wood-fired pizzas with a beautiful view of the Bay. Take the family during the day or sit by one of their fire pits for date night. Check out our Parents Guide to Jack London Square > (66 Franklin Street, Oakland) Website >

Brotzeit Lokal in East Oakland

Located on the waterfront at 1000 Embarcadero in Oakland,  this beer garden offers sausages, fries, pretzels, ketchup, and lots of other kid favorites. And plenty of beer on tap too. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio. (1000 Embarcadero, Oakland) Website >

Oakland outdoor eating: Forge Pizza Jack London Square
Forge Pizza Oakland offers views of the Bay and the happenings around Jack London Square | Photo: Anna Azimi

What did we miss?

Related: 99 kid-friendly restaurants in the East Bay

(See also: our list of Berkeley restaurants and Alameda restaurants with the same criteria.)

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