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Best Restaurants For Kids

Many Restaurants in the Phoenix Area Cater to the Younger Crowd

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Best Restaurants For Kids

Frozen Custard Sundae at Culver's

© 2012 Judy Hedding

When the nieces and nephews or the grandchildren come to visit, be prepared! Here are ten great restaurants in and around Phoenix that will be a fun experience for both you and the kids. Most of these have children's menus/prices.

Best Phoenix Restaurants For Kids

Alice Cooper'stown
What Kind of Food: Barbecue, sandwiches, salads.
What Makes It Special: Sports and music memorabilia fill the walls; kids will love the two foot long "Big Unit" Hot Dog.
Where It Is: Downtown Phoenix

Chevy's Fresh Mex
What Kind of Food: Mexican
What Makes It Special: Activities. Crayons, tortilla dough, balloons, watch tortillas being made.
Where It Is: Mesa, Glendale, Central Phoenix

Organ Stop Pizza
What Kind of Food: Pizza, of course! A few pasta dishes and sandwiches are also available.
What Makes It Special: The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
Where It Is: Mesa

Hard Rock Cafe
What Kind of Food: American fare: sandwiches, burgers, grill, salads
What Makes It Special: The musical environment, decorations, and the gift shop for official Hard Rock items.
Where It Is: Downtown Phoenix

Rawhide
What Kind of Food: Western menu
What Makes It Special: Located in a simulated western town. A bit touristy, and not cheap when you add up all the little admissions to the attractions, but the kids have a good time.
Where It Is: Chandler

Sweet Tomatoes
What Kind of Food: Salad and pasta bar
What Makes It Special: Kids love that they can pick their own foods, and almost everything is healthy! They will also love the focaccia (pizza) and frozen yogurt for dessert.
Where It Is: Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Peoria

Fuddrucker's
What Kind of Food: Hamburgers, hamburgers and hamburgers. In various sizes. Did I mention hamburgers?
What Makes It Special: The toppings are serve-yourself. Kids enjoy building their own tower of burger.
Where It Is: Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale

Culver's
What Kind of Food: Burgers and Frozen Custard
What Makes It Special: Better than most fast food burger places with more choices (some healthy). Kids meals include a token or coupon for a free scoop of custard. Milk shakes and root beer floats also available.
Where It Is: Avondale, Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise

5 & Diner
What Kind of Food: Diner fare: burgers, full dinners like meat loaf and pot roast, breakfast all day and all night.
What Makes It Special: Jukebox environment, very reasonably priced.
Where It Is: Several locations all over town

Mining Camp Restaurant & Trading Post
What Kind of Food: Chicken, beef, ribs.
What Makes It Special: Served family style, kid's prices, under 5 free.
Where It Is: along the historic Apache Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains!

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