3 places to eat in Hollywood with children


Sometimes it’s hard to find restaurants to dine at for families. Some restaurants are just unacceptable to dine with children, some children are just difficult when it comes to eating certain food but in America this shouldn’t be a problem, home to family restaurants, home to hamburgers and hotdogs, nearly the home of pizza. Who has met a child who doesn’t like these.

The restaurants listed below may not be the healthiest  of choices, one is an ice cream parlor, one a fast food hamburger chain that’s not MacDonald’s. The other a hot dog stand. I know I would want my family to eat something healthier but you’re on holidays, it’s time to relax.


Disney Soda Fountain

If your children feel like ice cream after watching a movie at El Capitan theatre, then they will love the Disney Soda Fountain. While it is possible for you to eat  something from the select menu of  mains, such as spaghetti and meatballs, sandwiches or a choice of a  couple of salads.  The real reason people come here is for children to devour their famous ice cream. Of course mums and dads can skip the mains and join their children.

Each month with the collaboration of the Disney film screening next door, the Soda Fountain comes up with their latest creation of ice cream. The creation is to resemble something from the film. If you are a large family then the Soda Fountain has something just for you, Mickey’s Masterpiece.


Mickey’s Masterpiece for the price of $29.95, you get 8 scoops of ice cream, covered with hot fudge, caramel, topped with nuts and surrounded by swirled whipped cream, served  around Mickey’s Sorcerer”s hat. Enjoy but be warned, remember I said large family.

Located next to El Capitan movie theatre

In N Out

Every child loves hamburgers so why not take them to In N Out, a fast food hamburger chain that is an institute in Southern California. Your child won’t want to eat MacDonald’s ever again after eating here. This is a fast food place where everything is  made on the spot.The menu consists of only  four food items Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Double-Double and French Fries. You might be wondering why you would  come to a place with only four items  on the menu, that’s because there is also a secret menu.


You can order other burgers like the 2×4, a burger with 2 beef patties and 4 slices of cheese. Animal Style, a mustard cooked beef patty with all its condiments diced up, cooked on the grill before being mixed together and dropped on your burger. One for your children Cut in half, any burger made to order, then cut in half. We all know how sloppy burgers can be.

Flying Dutchman, two beef patties, two slices of cheese but no lettuce, no onions and no buns. What’s the point of that you may be asking well it’s thought to of originally been created for people to feed their dogs at one of the original In N Outs with walk up service. There are more secrets but I’ll let you discover them.

Located on the corner of Sunset and Orange about 500 metres from a store on Hollywood and Highland.


Another institute in Hollywood which  started as a push cart, served its first hot dog in 1939. Some 74 years later and the people are still lining up to experience the original taste of their chilli hotdogs.  Queues can be up to an hour long but with over 30 hotdogs to choose from you can spend your time trying to think of what dog you would like.


People have been coming here for years driving up in cars, pick ups and even limousines. Pinks  have named some hotdogs after celebrities who have enjoyed dining here. They have been named after the versions that the celebrities have ordered, such as  Martha Stewart’s dog cooked with mustard, relish, onion, chopped tomatoes, bacon and sauerkraut. Signed photos adorn the wall of famous celebrities who have dined here, the likes of Bruce Willis, Arnold Swarznegger and Kim Kardashian.

Pink’s original signature chili dog in stretched, 10″/25 cm form remains the stand’s top seller.

Pinks is located on the corner of Melrose Avenue and LaBrea Avenue.

Have you been to theses restaurants? We would love to hear what you think about them

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