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Bj’s Country Kitchen

8 Apr

200 W Shaw Ave # 103 Clovis, Ca. 93612

1 Star out of 5

Pros:

  • High chairs

Cons:

  • No boosters
  • Tight spacing, no room for stroller
  • Nowhere to nurse
  • No changing table

Personal Experience:

I’ve been to this restaurant before & had good dining experiences, I don’t know if the economy has gotten that bad or just customer service in general. Yet the thought that kept coming to my mind was…So gross.

I mean, I feel grossed out even thinking about eating there. The food was heeecka greasy & I mean GREASY.We waited so long to get our food & I began to wonder if it was because they were letting the hash browns soak in the oil for that long. Granted, when the waitress said we had 5 tickets ahead of us (after waiting 20 mins from our order being taken) I asked if there was ANYTHING they could bring out. She happily said she could bring out my biscuits n Gravy…Thank you Lord!

The tables are SO close together, even if it is loud enough for your kid to make noise, the tables are only an arm’s length away so it’s like you’re sharing a table, haha!

Now this is my own growing pet peeve, but everything was sticky. I get a little grossed out thinking that it’s been THAT long since the plastic menus have been wiped down,especially being that you handle them BEFORE you get your food, so it’s not from the food that it’s getting that way.

The food just wasn’t that good & I regretted not eating at Denny’s. Not that Denny’s food is top cuisine but it sure beat Bj’s Country Kitchen.

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Denny’s

3 Oct

“hmmm…what to order??”

530 S. Clovis Ave. Fresno

4 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Have boosters
  • Can turn high chairs upside down to put a car seat in
  • Changing tables in BOTH men & women’s restroom
  • Loud enough that if your kids is babbling or making noise, it’s not a big deal, but not so loud that you get a headache
  • Kids menu
  • Kids eat free on certain days w/a paid adult entrée.

Cons:

  • No nursing area

Personal Experience:

On this particular occasion it was FREEZING inside. Which for the restaurant, the a/c is only off or on, not temp controlled & apparently the heat is the same in the wintertime-all or nothing. I thankfully keep  a couple of blankets in the car for my son. The waitress was very kind & when we told her the high chair was sticky she wiped it down for us quickly & helpfully. She was very mindful of my son & tried to make him comfortable as well.

Other than the freezing temperature, the meal & experience was good. BUT Because of the not having an area to nurse, I couldn’t give them a full 5 stars.

Golden Dragon

9 Sep

5235 E. Kings Canyon Road  Fresno, CA 93727

2 out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have high chairs
  • Clean restaurant
  • All food is To-go

Cons:

  • No changing table & the tables only have chairs so if you need to change your baby’s diaper you may have to do that in your car if you drove.
  • No nursing area

Personal Experience:

The workers are very nice & accommodating. It is a small, local restaurant so I understand how hard it must be to add amenities like a changing table &/or nursing room. This place does not have a kids menu but have yet to eat at an oriental place that does. While I personally like this place, especially that they offer not just Chinese food but Vietnamese as well (mmm, pho) I’m afraid it’s not very baby friendly. On the plus side you can order any of their wide varied food to go.

*Warning to any nursing mothers, the chow mien is spicy so aware of that when ordering your dish.

Sweet Tomatoes

8 Sep

7114 N. Fresno Street  Fresno, CA 93720

3 1/2 Out of 5 Stars

Pros:

  • Have changing table in the handicap bathroom stall.
  • Changing table in Men’s handicap bathroom stall as well.
  • Have baby chairs
  • Have high chairs

*Update

  • They also have disposable bibs, which if you’ve forgotten them is a GREAT help at a buffet : D

Cons:

  • When its crowded, its feels like your child’s baby or high chair is in people’s walking space.
  • No nursing area

Personal Experience:

Taking a baby is kind of difficult as you feel your child is on the way wherever their seat is. There is nowhere to nurse & on the average it is a quiet restaurant. This place has great nutritious food & the variety is great to be able to offer to kids. The place is very clean & we love to go there. They try to make mommies w kiddies & families feel welcome, which goes a long way. But I would have to say it is more KID friendly rather than baby friendly.