Locals call it an institution; tourists call it a rare find. Don’s Country Kitchen offers a plentiful, delicious menu of meals for breakfast and lunch, and while there isn’t a separate menu for kids, your tikes will easily find something they like, from pancakes and waffles to burgers and melts. Plus, the service is always friendly and speedy — even when the restaurant gets crowded, there’s usually a quick turnover time for tables. Don’s Country Kitchen is open daily, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dons Country Kitchen
2885 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad, 92008, CA