10 Best Family-Friendly Restaurants in Phoenix for Foodie Families

Looking for a family-friendly restaurant in Phoenix? 

Beckett's Table offers elevated modern American comfort food with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients. The restaurant also happens to be family friendly, offering a special kids menu featuring sliders, mac and cheese, pasta with red sauce or butter, PBJ with no crust, grilled chicken skewers, quesadilla or a hot dog. Kids plates come with fruit or fries, a beverage and a cookie.

Chelsea's Kitchen is another casually upscale neighborhood restaurant with a family friendly dining room. The kid's menu includes chicken tacos, grilled cheese, mac & cheese, a fresh fish plate, and special Chelsea creations like the PB&J sushi rolls and "Little Monkey" pancakes.

If you're looking for a really unique family dinner, head to Mesa for a night of pizza and live music. Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa has been entertaining families for decades, thanks to its mighty wurlitzer organ. You can enjoy the thundering organ music while having pizza with the kids. 

For a fun, Western-themed dinner, head over to Rustler's Rooste. This landmark restaurant offers a family-style dinner that comes with barbecue chicken, shrimp, beans, baked potatoes, swordfish, pork ribs, sirloin steak strips, corn-on-the-cob, fresh raw vegetables, and rolls with a side of butter. It's enough food to feed the whole family, and then some.



Windsor is trendy, cozy and friendly all in one. No live entertainment: The buzz is from lively conversation. Stop by after dinner and linger over such numerically named cocktails as the No. 17 with cucumber vodka, green tea syrup, fresh...  Read More



Beckett's Table is the brainchild of Chef Justin Beckett, who wanted to create a restaurant that celebrates the values of farm-to-table cuisine in a friendly, communal setting. The interior at Beckett's Table is industrial chic, with concrete...  Read More



Ocotillo is a bonafide food and drink compound in central Phoenix, with a sprawling, ambitious menu of New American eats. Here, "New American" means everything from big plates of gorgeously burnished roasted chicken, enormous falafel burgers, or...  Read More

Rustler's Rooste
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Rustler's Rooste is Phoenix's down home gem, a destination cowboy steakhouse serving up thick and juicy steaks, ribs, chicken and the freshest seafood around. Appetizers are rather unique at this popular restaurant (rattlesnake, anyone?), but...  Read More

Comedor Guadalajara


Comedor Guadalajara, situated on a quiet stretch of Central Avenue, has been catering to South Phoenix Mexican food-lovers for more than 40 years. The Sonoran-style menu is straightforward but consistently delicious. Tamales, burros, flautas,...  Read More



A local institution, Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffle's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, prompting an expansion into all corners of the city. But the original location on Central Avenue is still the best, offering a taste lesson in...  Read More



Once a humble downtown Phoenix food truck, Short Leash Hot Dogs is now one of downtown Phoenix's most-loved local eateries. The restaurant specializes in gourmet hot dogs - but these are not your typical ballpark hot dogs. They come wrapped in...  Read More

Chelsea's Kitchen
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Occupying a canal-side brick building, this decidedly popular, neighborhood-casual restaurant is part of a local dynasty. The enterprise appeals to upscale families and maintains a solid menu that capitalizes on premium ingredients. Organic...  Read More



Looking for a family-friendly coffee shop and cafe in Phoenix? You've found it at The Teapot, a charming and kid-friendly destination that is designed to appeal to both parents and kids. Located in the historic Roosevelt neighborhood near...  Read More



Pizza and wurlitzer tunes? Why, yes. Organ Stop Pizza is a Mesa original. The family-friendly pizza parlor features pizza, of course, but also free nightly concerts, courtesy of a small staff of talented organists. For adults, there is wine and...  Read More


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