Whether foodie-inclined or towing picky eaters during this year’s Calaveras County Fair and Frog Jumping Jubilee, read on for the low down on where to get family friendly food throughout the quaint little town of historic Angels Camp, CA. You’ll be glad you did.
Instagrammer @julieana_onelove enjoying good food and good company at Angels Creek Cafe in downtown Angels Camp.
Locals tip: Looking for events your kids will never forget? Jump a frog at the longest running fair in California: the annual Calaveras County Fair Jumping Frog Jubilee, Thursday to Sunday the third weekend in May every year. Visiting in the fall? Meet Mark Twain at the Mark Twain Wild West Fest, the third Saturday each October.
1. Family Friendly Eats – Angels Creek Cafe
Looking for a family friendly breakfast or brunch? Look no further than Angels Creek Cafe!
This adorably quaint cafe in historic downtown Angels Camp has all the classic breakfast fixins–including the best biscuits and gravy in town. With great prices and huge servings, your wallet and your tummy will thank you! But make sure to grab a seat early, their killer fare is available until 2pm.
Looking for a breakfast joint with seating for a bigger crew? This cute family owned restaurant has very limited seating, so if you’re traveling with a large group, we recommend you check out Murphys Historic Hotel Restaurant or Hillbillies Restaurant in the nearby Murphys, California just 10 minutes away. At Hillbillies, your family could even dine in a covered wagon!
Time for breakfast in Angels Camp! I Courtesy of Instagrammer @rachellpondvhnc.
2. Family Friendly Eats – Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice cream
Looking for some deliciously decadent artisan ice cream to take the edge off those sunny California days? Look no further than Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream in historic downtown Angels Camp. A great place to kick up your heels and enjoy the giggles sure to ensue.
Looking for dairy-free alternatives? You can find artisan ice cream and dairy-free sorbet 10 minutes away, at Joma’s Artisan Ice Cream in Murphys, CA.
Yummy Ha! Ha! Ice Cream I Courtesy of Instagrammer @insta.gramma_
3. Family Friendly Eats – Sugar Bakery
Let’s be honest, no road trip is complete until you find that one killer hidden gem of a bakery, and in our neck of the woods Sugar Bakery is definitely it. From bagels to scones, baker Kris fits a huge variety of goodies into this adorably tiny shop.
Not only does she offer baked goods, but she’s also recently added a great selection of fresh made grab and go breakfast and lunch options for something a little more substantial. Plus we love her super convenient location.
Situated in historic downtown Angels Camp, less than five minutes from the fairgrounds–her cinnamon rolls are hands down the best thing ever! Roadtrips can’t get much more family friendly than fresh baked goodies made with love.
Sugar Bakery offers up family friendly treats made fresh daily. I Courtesy of Sugar Bakery.
4. Family Friendly Eats -Crusco’s Ristorante
Talk about memorable Italian food. With beautiful, casual atmosphere, this is a place where you can either take a breath and linger, or eat and run. This cozy laid back atmosphere also lends itself to becoming a new family favorite.
We regularly have visitors tell us they’ve come back to Angels Camp just to eat at Crusco’s one more time. Take a peek at Crusco’s authentic Italian menu and you’re sure to find family friendly dishes and deserts even the kids will love.
Image Courtesy of Instagrammer @karahelizabthl: “Who knew something this yummy could be tucked away in this little town?? Best Italian #Cruscos”
5. Family Friendly Eats – Cascabel
Here in Angels Camp, we are blessed with loads of great Mexican food. From La Hacienda, to Angel’s Mexican Kitchen, to Mary’s Taco Truck there’s an option for every palette. Even with so many options, Cascabel, the newest joint on the block, is shaking things up with a totally fun take on authentic Mexican cuisine.
With a lively kid friendly environment and family friendly night scene, you’ll just have to give this place a try to see what all the fuss is about. (Want a sneak peek? Turn up the volume and click play.)
Local musicians adding a little flamenco flair to the evening at Cascabel Restaurant in historic downtown Angels Camp.
6. Family Friendly Eats – Mike’s Pizza
What family friendly road trip is complete without pizza? Regularly voted the best pizza in the motherlode, enjoy Mike’s Pizza’s fun festive atmosphere, not just for their friendly staff and wide variety of options but also for the games and lively entertainment. It doesn’t get much more kid friendly than pizza, killer barbeque and old school arcade games.
Looking for gluten or dairy free options? Ask for Mike’s gluten-free pizza crust.
Instagrammer @bigmamabluebear enjoying a slice or two at Mike’s Pizza in historic Angels Camp.
7. Family Friendly Eats – Chicken Barn
Looking for something quick and easy that even the picky eaters will love? Look no further than Chicken Barn, a local favorite for all ages. Finger licking good fried chicken is definitely high on our list of kid friendly favorites. Their wide ranging selection, affordable prices and good quality ingredients will have your family saying KFWho?
Find family friendly eats at the Chicken Barn I Courtesy of The Chicken Barn
8. Family Friendly Eats -Camps Restaurant
For the family with more high-end tastes, check out the gorgeous upscale and family friendly Camps Restaurant. Looking for a nice atmosphere with regional produce, wines, hand-cut meats and steaks, proudly serving local ranch-raised corn-fed Calaveras County beef burgers? Camps has your number!
Mark Twain greets hungry travelers on their way in to Camps Restaurant I Courtesy of Camps Restaurant.
Take it from Instagrammer @kdeemiller (picture below), Mark Twain loves to greet people at the door on your way into Camps Restaurant–unless you poke him in the eye. He doesn’t like to be poked in the eye 😜.
Bonus: Familiar Family Friendly Food Options:
Looking for delicious barbeque, sandwiches, or picnic fare? For all of the above, visit Glory Hole Sports deli between Angels Camp and New Melones lake–regularly touted as the best barbecue in Calaveras County.
For locals favorite sandwiches visit Angels Camp Market’s deli on the far North side of town. Once you know your favorites you can even text your order. Both locations are open year round 7 days a week.
For picky-eaters looking for something more familiar, Angels Camp is the only place in Calaveras County with such a wide range of familiar family friendly foods that even the most finicky eaters will be satisfied and happy! From McDonalds to Burger King, Starbucks to Subway, Taco Bell to Round Table Pizza–we’ve got you covered!
Instagrammer @angelakatsaros enjoying sweet treats and sweet company at their local Starbucks. Disclaimer: BYO Palm Trees 😉
More Kid Friendly Fun in Calaveras County:
Looking for more family friendly food and fun throughout Calaveras County? You can search for particular activities by giving us a call 7 days a week at 1-800-225-3764, using the search bar at the top of the page, or by visiting our Happy Kids on Vacation article.
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