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Best Phoenix/Scottsdale Kid-Friendly Restaurants

Not all restaurants have to offer entertainment — television, clowns or video games, for example — 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 these kid-friendly restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale that can please both big and little diners.


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

Chompie's Deli Deli
9301 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
This popular kosher-style deli brings a taste of the Big Apple to Phoenix. More...

Claim Jumper Steakhouse
1530 W. Baseline Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85283
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
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...

MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain American
2303 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Ice cream parlor and antique store. More...

The Old Spaghetti Factory Italian
1418 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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
No Rating
6840 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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
New York-style pizza is the specialty at this family-owned restaurant chain. More...

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