We all need less stress in our lives. So, take the guesswork and the prep out of cooking by ordering from one of these L.A.-area restaurants. But don’t add to the stress by having each person choose a different dish; the point here is to have one meal, together as a family.
Each of these restaurants offers special “family style” meals which can be picked up or delivered. We’ve added restaurants from all around SoCal, but if your favorite isn’t on this list, let us know. Then pick one and enjoy dinner, without the work.
Los Angeles Restaurants with Family-Style Meals To Go
Antico Italian Restaurant
4653 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
Antico, the popular restaurant that was included in this year’s LA Times “101 Best L.A. Restaurants,” offers two different “dinner for four” options. Meals include cheese or pepperoni pizza, Caesar salad, honeycomb ice cream, and beverages.
13539 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
If you’re craving some barbecue, you’re in luck. Boneyard Bistro offers family-style meals for delivery and/or pick-up. Whether you’re looking to feed a family of 2-4, 4-8, or 8-12, you’ll find a meal option that fits your needs. Family meals include a combination of chicken, ribs, brisket and sides. Check the website for details and to place your order.
Buca di Beppo
Multiple locations including:
80 W. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91105
Buca di Beppo offers two different family-style meals; a small feeding 3, and a large feeding 5. Meals include fresh bread, choice of Caesar or Mixed Green Salad, and the restaurant’s daily featured entrée. Check the website to see each day’s special. Meals may be ordered online.
Multiple Locations including:
639 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles 90004
Executive Chef Dreux Ellis is permanently offering Café Gratitude’s menu favorites to-go, along with family meal options (serves 4-6) to order for pickup or delivery via Cafe Gratitude’s website. Some family meal highlights include: Mucho Mexican Bowl, made with black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, cashew nacho cheese, hatch chili sauce, romaine, brown rice & quinoa mix, or the Whole Macrobiotic Bowl, made with braised garnet yams, adzuki beans, sea vegetables, sautéed greens, kimchee, garlic tahini, toasted tamari almonds, and brown rice & quinoa mix. Complete your delicious meal with a bottle of red or white wine from their natural wine selection – also available online or at your local Cafe Gratitude!
California Chicken Cafe
Multiple locations including:
2005 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025
California Chicken Cafe has a variety of family style meals for you to choose from. Select from a whole chicken (complete with salad, side, rice, and cookies) or half a chicken (including a wrap, 3 sides, and cookies). And if you’ve got a picky eater in the family, separate kids meals (including 2 chicken legs, pita, and choice of drink or cookie) are also available.
4500 S. Centinela Avenue, Mar Vista, CA 90066
Well known for their fantastic Mexican food, their banquet rooms and catering, as well as their Mariachi performances, Casa Sanchez is also known for Family-style take out. They offer several options, like their fajita meal, their enchilada meal, their taco meal – and it’s all at a great price.
1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA 91501
The Castaway Restaurant wants you to enjoy all your favorites in the comfort of your own home. Each week, you’ll find a new selection of “Chef’s Curated Meals.” These weekly meals are designed to serve two or four and include a choice of salad, a choice of entrees (including fish, steak, and roasted chicken), a choice of sides, and a dessert. Check the website for details and to place your order.
Cat & Fiddle Pub and Restaurant
742 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
This Hollywood landmark, known for classic British pub fare like Fish & Chips or Bangers & Mash, has a family-style dinner to go that serves 4. Choices include a BBQ chicken meal, a beef filet dinner, or a salmon meal.
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Du-par’s is offering Blue Plate Express Specials. These meals are designed to feed four. A variety of choices are available including chicken pot pies, meatloaf, and lemon chicken breast. Each also includes choice of a full stack of hotcakes or one of Du-par’s famous whole fruit pies.
1810 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Gabi James offers a variety of Family Meals with many options available. Select from the Paella Pajama Party (feeds 3-4), the Netflix and Grill (feeds 4-5), the Forking Cabin Fever (feeds 6-8 and includes a whole chicken and 24 ounce bone-in ribeye). After looking at the menu, if you still can’t find something that meets your family’s needs, then go ahead and Build Your Own Family Meal. Select two options from each course (including dessert). Check the website to start your meal planning and to place your order.
2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA
Gaetano’s Restaurant offers a Family Package for pickup or delivery. This meal deal feeds up to four people and gives families lots of choices so they can customize their meal. Select one starter, one salad, one pasta, one main choice, and one dessert.
12851 Riverside Dr., Valley Village, CA 91607
8401 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Both locations of Hugo’s Restaurant offer Family Meal Kits to make dinner prep easy-breezy for you. Each meal kit is designed to feed four. Some of the options include Pot Roast Brisket Meal (including vegetables), Turkey Loaf Kit (including mashed potatoes and gravy), Honey Ginger Chicken (including brown rice), and more. Check the website for details and to place your order.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Multiple locations including:
Westfield Promenade Mall
6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Enjoy crowd-pleasing Italian food, without all the work. Maggiano’s offers Family Meals – whether you’re looking to feed 2, 4, or even 10! A meal for four includes rolls, choice of salad (from 3), choice of pasta (from 4), choice of chicken entrée (from 3), and Vera’s Lemon Cookies for dessert.
The Milky Way
9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
This Spielberg family-owned neighborhood kosher dairy restaurant is reopening for outdoor dining, takeout/curbside pickup – and they’ve got family-style meals! Grab your order to-go to enjoy in the comfort of your own home. Family meals for four are offered to-go for those looking for a little break from quarantine family cooking. Orders can be made by calling the restaurant, or online through the website or Postmates. Contactless-curbside pickup available – just pop open your trunk at The Milky Way team will take care of the rest.
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Multiple locations including:
12924 Washington Blvd., Mar Vista, CA 90066
Pitfire Pizza has Family meals to go via their Provisions menu, as well as their signature Pizza-Making Kits for kids (and for families). The Family meals include salad, pizza, mac and cheese, plus dessert. The pizza-making kits come with everything you need to make pizza, plus cookies for dessert. Delicious and fun!
24590 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, CA 90505
Enjoy Primo Home – family dinner packages designed to serve 2, 4, or 6 people. Each dinner package includes salad, a choice of pasta (lasagna, rigatoni, or spaghetti and meatball), and a choice of dessert (cheesecake or tiramisu). Or, if you need to feed a larger group, family platters (serving 6-8) are also available. Check the website for details and to place your order.
Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Shutters on the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar have just launched a new takeaway menu pickup and delivery via Tock. Starting January 11, the rotating 3-course weekday menu will feature favorites such as braised short ribs and salmon, whereas Sunday it’s a set meal for 4 with large format meals such as paella! Perfect for a family dinner!
Superba Food + Bread
1900 S. Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291
In addition to its regular menu, Superba Food & Bread is also offering a convenient Family Meal for delivery and pick-up. The Family Meal is made up of a couple of the restaurant’s “greatest hits” including charred thick-cut bread, mixed greens salad, fried brussel sprouts, half a rotisserie chicken (which serves 2; a full chicken is available as well for an additional fee), and dessert.
118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90402
The popular Tallula’s in Santa Monica offers several Family Size platters designed to make dinner-time easy for you. Options include taco platters, half-dozen chicken enchiladas (served with rice and beans), Nachos “Sencillo” Platter, and more. You can also opt to choose from a variety of quart-sized sides including organic pinto beans and organic chicken noodle soup, to name a few. Check the website for details and to place your oder.
The Arthur J
903 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Arthur J offers different Nightly Family Meals each evening of the week. Each meal is designed to feed between 4-6. Meals can be pre-ordered up to a week in advance. Options include Thursday’s Chicken Parmesan with Marinara Sauce and Mozzarella Cheese (includes salad and dessert) and Sunday’s Baby Back Ribs with TAJ BBQ sauce (also includes potato salad, cornbread, and dessert) to name just a couple of the choices.
8450 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
Toca Madera is offering three different family-style meals all designed to serve four. Choose from the Taco Box, the Toca Familia, or the Enchilada Meal. Meals may be ordered for takeout or delivery.
Wendy Kennar is a mother, writer, and former teacher who has lived her entire life in the same Los Angeles zip code. You can read more from Wendy at her website WendyKennar.com where she writes about books, boys, and bodies (living with an invisible disability).