Arizona’s sunny skies and warm weather is a perfect family destination. Just moving to the area or visiting on vacation the Phoenix Metro area has plenty of family friendly eateries to suit any palate.

Joe’s Farm Grill: (Gilbert)

Joe’s Farm Grill: (Gilbert)

Wanting to experience an outdoor venue to soak up the Arizona sun then Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert is a great option. Featured on Dinners Drive Ins and Dives, Joe’s Farm Grill features foods like burgers, salads, and other picnic items that can be enjoyed while eating outside under one of the large shade trees. Kids are welcomed to play in the grassy areas easily visible by parents. There is seating inside as well and patio heaters on those unusually cool days. The kid’s menu is fantastic and has several different options including breakfast.

Rawhide Western Town (Chandler)

This place is a bit dusty but the kids will have a ball. It is located in Chandler, Arizona off of the I10 freeway in a simulated western town that hosts gun shows, panning for gold and an outdoor Cowboy Cookout. You can enjoy a full sit down western meal at Rawhide Steakhouse and Saloon. There are hours of fun to be had at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center for the ENTIRE family – no matter what age! Make sure you go to the Photo Emporium and dress the whole gang in 1880’s costumes and have an old time photo made bringing you back to yesteryear.

Rustler’s Roost: (Phoenix)

A family favorite in Arizona since 1971. This western themed restaurant sits high atop South Mountain overlooking the valley. Only 10 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from Scottsdale Rustler’s Roost is easily enjoyed by all. Rustler’s Roost has it all. You enter thru and old mine shaft and slither down the famous “Tin Slide” into the dining area. Live entertainment, western dancing and rattlesnake bite appetizers are sure to make for a memorable experience.

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream: (Scottsdale)

Take a trip back in time when visiting Old Town Scottsdale’s Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor. Opened in 1958, the pink and white décor, swivel chairs, creamy treats make for an authentic soda parlor experience. A scrumptious dessert menu offers something sweet for everyone to enjoy. Before you leave visit the back room with the kids to play games or stroll through the gift shop to buy Family Circus treasures.

Butters Pancakes & Café: (Scottsdale)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Freshly prepared food made from scratch daily delivers just the right amount of goodness needed to start your day off right. No boxed juices will be found at Butters, they squeeze their oranges daily. Butters offer a special Kid’s brunch menu with specialties like Belgian waffles, French toast and fluffy omelets. This is an ideal Scottsdale breakfast spot for families.

Old Spaghetti Factory: (Chandler/Phoenix)

Not your typical chain restaurant. This old time, family owned, Italian Bistro has been crafting recipes for over 50 years. All of the menu items are made from scratch using the freshest ingredients. The trolley car dining room is sure to amaze the kiddies. Entrees are served with soup or salad, bread and dessert; many options are offered gluten free. OSF offer special birthday treats, reading incentives for kids and value pricing for seniors. You can now purchase their specialty Mizithra Cheese at select grocery stores throughout the US and Canada.

Sapporo: (Scottsdale)

Be completely entertained watching the finest Teppanyaki Chefs in the Valley prepare your meal table side at Scottsdale’s Sapporo. The vibrant atmosphere and high quality food is enjoyed by many, so reservations are a must for this hot spot. Parents can dine on award winning sushi while kids choose a simpler fare like orange chicken, mac n cheese or sliders.

Buffalo Chip Steakhouse and Saloon: (Cave Creek)

Bull Riding, Beer, and BBQ can all be found when visiting the Buffalo Chip. On Wednesday and Friday nights, you can saddle up your appetite alongside LIVE BULL RIDING. Voted “Arizona’s Best Saloon and Restaurant”, the Buffalo Chip’s “Whole Rodeo” menu dishes up BBQ favorites such as pulled pork, ribs and brisket. This is a stop you don’t want to miss.

Dave and Busters: (Tempe)

Make the kids scream with joy and take them to Dave and Busters. This arcade establishment has plenty of games for hours of entertainment and cool refreshing drinks to keep parents smiling. The American food menu has something to suit any appetite, while the mile long specialty beverage list quenches your thirst. At Dave and Busters everyone can relax and watch a sporting event on one of the several big screen televisions or step outside to play in the splash pad located in the courtyard at Tempe Marketplace.