Parents of restless children and picky eaters, rejoice! We've rounded up the top spots in Phoenix to grab a bite with the whole family. Say goodbye to your typical chicken fingers and coloring pages—These six restaurants are reinventing the way kids (and their families) dine.
Sip on an iced latte or bite into a seasonal scone all while keeping an eye on your kid in the two-story outdoor playhouse at The Teapot. While you relax at a shaded picnic table and get your caffeine fix, kids can play in an area stocked with toys or venture out to the grassy backyard.
818 N 5th Ave, Phoenix
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With a live longhorn at the entrance, cotton candy in a bucket and an indoor slide, kids may find it hard to believe Rustler's Rooste is a restaurant and not a Western playground. Don’t forget to register for the Slide Riders club: For just $6, kids eat free for a year with the purchase of an entree.
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Chelsea’s Kitchen takes kids meals to a new level with six rotating options served as a gourmet TV dinners. Trade in your typical coloring pages for Wikki Sticks to play with at the table, and hit the road with a complimentary salted chocolate chip cookie. Kids eat free from 3-6 p.m.
5040 N 40th St, Phoenix
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While The Duce attracts a nighttime crowd of playful grownups, by day it's a great spot for kids of all ages. Hang out on the indoor bleachers while waiting for your chance to play ping pong, corn hole, shuffleboard, or foosball. Don’t miss the milkshake parlor with sweet treats like a homemade vanilla soda, orange creamsicle float or a butterscotch shake.
525 S Central Ave, Phoenix
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No pool? No problem. Head to the outdoor splash pad at Luci’s at the Orchard for a chance to keep kids cool before or after a meal. Grab a fresh pressed juice or treat the family to all natural ice cream, with flavors like Bohemian Raspberry and Chocolate Brownie, at nearby Splurge.
7100 North 12th Street, Building Two, Phoenix
Photo via Luci's at the Orchard
Order a ball of dough to the table to keep kids entertained at The Parlor, a popular spot often praised as one of the state's best pizzerias. Parents can try their award winning Fungi pizza while kids are served up saucer-sized pepperoni pies.
1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
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