Family Casual Dining During Toddler Tuesdays at Side Door Corona del Mar | @SideDoorCDM #ToddlerTuesday

Looking for a night out with the family, but your youngsters won’t sit still long enough to enjoy a meal? Take the family to Toddler Tuesday at Side Door in Corona del Mar for a family friendly meal where you can throw your cares to the wind.

Side Door, Corona Del Mar,

Last week we were invited to sample a few menu items while enjoying the atmosphere. Now, family can experience a lovely meal without having to worry about fellow diners. Toddler Tuesday at Side Door offers a beautiful patio/garden dining experience for the entire family. Children are welcome to socialize while waiting for their meal.

Rather than telling my munchkins to sit and behave, they were free to roam and explore. In fact, they made a few new friends with the adorable toddlers, 12 months and up, as they wandered through the garden.

With young children, it is sometimes difficult to plan an evening out. With Side Door, no need to worry – no reservations are required. The patio and garden are open seating, weather permitting. All you do is mention Toddler Tuesday when you arrive and they’ll direct you to this beautiful outdoor oasis.

The menus vary nightly with delicious specials, and the food comes out as soon as it’s ready. Typically we choose the children’s meals first, so we ordered them along with a Side Door Sampler for us while we were still making our selections.

Side Door Sampler, Toddler Tuesday, Balancing The


Kids meal selections are what you’d typically see, the price is what
got me – $5.00 for their entrees, I was pleasantly surprised. The youngsters have options like chicken fingers, grilled cheese, grilled chicken or corkscrew pasta with pre-set sides, however alternates can be selected upon request.
Side Door, grilled cheese

Toddler Tuesday at Side Door is kid approved, and a great way to get youngsters used to the idea of eating out. Open since May 2015, Toddler Tuesday has become a regular dining option for young families.Family friendly location you can take the kids to every Tuesday, and meeting new families in the process in the same stage of life you are in. What a great way to form family bonds!


After our Side Door Sampler, we opted to try the Avocado mash with Baja Stone Crab. Hubby said that was his favorite dish of the evening!

Side Door Avocado Mash Crab


Side Door Wedge Salad,

As for parents, they have delicious options like a Wedge Salad made of baby iceberg, blue cheese, smoked bacon and tomato.

Side Door, Reuben Sandwich,

I loved the Reuben Sandwich made of fresh pastrami, gruyere cheese, sauerkraut, and rye bread; and the Chili Dog, loaded with prime rib chili, onions, cheese and aioli.

Side Door Chili Dog

Oh, don’t forget to order one of their signature cocktails like a “Mommy’s Lil Helper” or “Rock-A-Bye Daddy”.

I’m so excited about this dining option for young families, I just wish Toddler Tuesdays was around when my kids were in this stage. It’s absolutely what young families are looking for.

3801 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA
Disclaimer: We were invited to a media dinner for Toddler Tuesday at Side Door to share our honest personal experience with our valued readers. No compensation was received.


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