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Need 8 good month old friendly spots in San Diego

We are staying at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay for 6 nights in beginning of January. We are looking for some of the top restaurants that are toddler friendly(well behaved 8 month old). Most of our meals will be lunches or early dinners. Would prefer spots close to the hotel but have no problem driving 15-20 minutes if necessary.Looking for great seafood/new american/sushi etc. Also, we will have a babysitter one night and are looking one can't miss spot-not so concerned with budget. Also, I know it will be NFL playoff season, any good sports bar near the hotel or that have some good bar food/wings/etc. Thank you all.

Nov 20, 2011
nyctoct in San Diego

Need advice for couple with 3 month old - Kittery to Portland to Bar Harbor trip

Well we just had our first dinner at Chauncey creek in kittery. We were very happy. We started with steamers which I thought were excellent. Little high priced I thought at 15 bucks but I would certainly get them again. Wife had the lobster roll which was ok. My wife's favorite lobster rolls to date are at duryeas lobster dock in montauk and pearl oyster bar in NYC. Hopefully on this trip, she finds something she likes better but not tonight. I had a 3 lb lobster and I thought it was great. Priced at 14.95 a pound. Loved that it was byob and other tables certainly took advantage as we noticed champagne, salads other apps all brought in from elsewhere. We arrived at 7 pm and there were still plenty of tables and the view was very nice. Off to Portland tomorrow and checking out lobster shack at two lights on the way. Appreciate all the Portland advice. Still would love some recommendations around Acadia. Now we have a good starting point to compare the rest of our stops with. Thanks.

Aug 05, 2011
nyctoct in Northern New England

Need advice for couple with 3 month old - Kittery to Portland to Bar Harbor trip

Thanks. Yosaku looks great and its only a few minute walk from the Hilton we are staying at. I guess Flatbread is a good alternative to Otto which was recommended by a friend. I had assumed it was a subsidiary of Batali's Otto in NYC but I guess I was wrong.
MidCoastMaineiac - i appreciate the rockland/camden recommendations but I was thinking of taking the highway route to bar Harbor as I have been told the route 1 traffic could be a nightmare early August. Knowing myself, there is also no way I could pass by Red's Eats and not wait on line to give their lobster roll a shot.

Red's Eats
Main, Wiscasset, ME 04578

Aug 01, 2011
nyctoct in Northern New England

Need advice for couple with 3 month old - Kittery to Portland to Bar Harbor trip

Hello all, i leave friday for a trip up the coast for 10 days and was looking for some advice on some child friendly good spots. We picked Maine for this years vacation since they have so many laid back lobster shacks/pounds where bringing a 3 month old shouldn't be a problem. I will list what we have come up with so far for our itinerary but would appreciate any and all feedback.
We leave friday mid morning for a trip to kittery to do some quick shopping at the outlets. We were thinking of doing an early dinner at Chauncey Creek Lobster. Sound good? Anything better?
On our way to Portland on Saturday we were going to hit Lobster Shack in Cape Elizabeth which we have heard is a tourist trap but figure it is a must stop for the view. I am assuming if we get here early enough around 11:00ish, we shouldn't have too long of a wait, let me know if I am wrong - 30 minutes or so is fine but we don't want to wait around for 90 minutes or so.
We arrive in Portland for 2 days and at this point had Duckfat picked out for a lunch, maybe Otto as well and figured a breakfast at Becky's diner as well. Any other great spots we can try out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc that have outdoor seating where we can eat with a baby?
We are then stopping in Freeport on our way to Bar Harbor and figured we would try Haraseeket Lunch for a lunch before settling in for drive to bar Harbor where we are spending 6 nights.
Right now we have lobster claw and jordan's pond house for lunch, 2 cats for breakfast, thurston's and biel's lobster pounds, J's oyster bar for dinner lined up. Also going to hit Tracey's in Sullivan on the way to schoodic point.
We would welcome any additional recommendations. We know we are missing the high end foodie restaurants but we would also consider take out if necessary a night or two since our hotel has a great common area where evidently you can bring back food and hang out. Thanks again for the assistance in advance.

Lobster Shack
225 Two Lights Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Jul 31, 2011
nyctoct in Northern New England