Our top pick goes to the HUB Restaurant and Creamery in downtown Tucson. This hip restaurant and ice cream bar is built to please taste buds of all ages. Kids will love snacking on the gourmet Mac & Cheese, while adults will enjoy sophisticated foodie offerings like the fresh lobster roll or chicken ragu. And, of course, the end of the meal holds the promise of a freshly churned ice cream treat.
If your kids love Mexican food, head to El Charro Cafe, which has two locations in the city. El Charro is the oldest family-run Mexican food restaurant in the country, and it's easy to see why the restaurant has flourished over the decades. Classic Mexican food made with fresh quality ingredients and gourmet sensibility have made it a local culinary gem. Kids will love scribbling on the lucha libre coloring sheets, and the menu is full of kid-friendly bites, including ground beef tortas, beef tacos, cheese quesadillas, burritos and nachos.
For burger-lovers, Monkey Burger is a fun, colorful burger spot serving up delicious gourmet burgers. Kids can enjoy a burger or grilled cheese and take their photo with resident monkey statue.
Finally, if you're hunting for an authentic greasy spoon diner, head over to Bobo's on busy Grant Road. It might not be the fanciest spot in town, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better place for flapjacks and eggs.