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Best Phoenix/Scottsdale Kid-Friendly Restaurants

For restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at our kid-friendly restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale that can please both big and little diners.


 


California Pizza Kitchen Pizza
12/20
Biltmore Fashion Park
2400 E. Camelback Rd., #112
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Menu
Everybody does gourmet pizzas these days, but this California-based chain was one of the first, offering eclectic pies in an upscale setting. More...

Claim Jumper Steakhouse
10/20
1530 W. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Menu
A good choice for family-friendly, well-priced steaks, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. More...

Fuddruckers Burgers
Quick Bite
Arrowhead Mall
7704 W. Bell Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85308
Menu
Build your own burgers at these casual, family-oriented burger restaurants. More...

Johnny Rockets Diner
Quick Bite
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Grab a stool at the counter, put some quarters in the juke and enjoy 50s-style diner food such as burgers, fries and shakes. More...

The Old Spaghetti Factory Italian
10/20
1418 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Menu
This family-oriented Italian restaurant offers kid-friendly food and lots to look at, including an old trolley in which customers can eat dinner. More...

The Original Pancake House American
Quick Bite
6840 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Menu
This cheerful looking café is all about pancakes, offering dozens of fluffy permutations as well as omelets, egg dishes, crêpes and waffles. More...

Streets of New York Pizza
Quick Bite
3120 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Menu
New York-style pizza is the specialty at this family-owned restaurant chain. More...

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