When it comes to family friendly dining in Scottsdale, there's no place like the Sugar Bowl.
This venerable Scottsdale ice cream parlor has been in operation since the 1950s. For many Scottsdale visitors, a family vacation in Scottsdale is not complete without a stop here. There are dozens of ice cream treats, including floats, sorbets, shakes and sundaes. But if you're hungry for something a little more solid, the kitchen also dishes out great diner food, including sandwiches, burgers and salads.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it's hard to convince young kids to fuel up in the morning. You won't have any trouble getting the kids to eat breakfast at Butters Pancakes & Cafe. Don't expect a greasy spoon - the food here is prepared fresh with quality ingredients. Pancakes, fruit salads, fluffy omelettes, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, along with a special children's brunch menu, make this a good family destination.
Brat Haus may seem like an adult-only beer garden, but this popular Scottsdale destination for brats and craft beer is actually pretty kid-friendly. There is a kid's menu featuring all-beef hot dogs, grilled cheese, and chicken fingers, and families will appreciate the laid-back ambiance and comfortable outdoor patio at this lively Old Town spot.