Best Family Restaurants in the Valley of the Sun
While there are several dining options throughout Arizona that cater to the upscale dating crowd, there are still several fun and relaxed eateries that are perfect for the whole family. Here’s some of SunWest Dental’s favorite family-friendly restaurants from all around the greater Phoenix area.
A true family restaurant, Joe’s Farm Grill is housed inside the original home of Joe Johnston’s family that was built back in 1967 by his parents, Jim and Virginia Johnston. A shining example of the farm-to-table movement, the restaurant sources directly from the surrounding farms in Gilbert, an area called Agritopia. Joe’s focuses on common food done uncommonly well, including burgers, fries, pizzas and ribs. There truly is something fresh and delicious for even the pickiest of eaters. Find them at 3000 E Ray Road in Gilbert. To check out their menu, go to joesfarmgrill.com.
Don’t let the name fool you. Although they serve ales and spirits, Paz has something for everybody. Challenge your young ones to a game of ping pong or cornhole in the midst of one of the most eclectic and artistic patio restaurants around. Also, enjoy a free taco when the Diamondbacks win at home. It’s a perfect stop on the way home from the ballgame, located on 3rd street, just north of the I-10. For hours and a look at the spicy options Paz has to offer, go to pazcantina.com.
Cafe at the Phoenix Public Market
Brought to you by the creators of St. Francis, the Cafe boasts a health-focused menu that includes thick sandwiches on house-baked bread and slow-cooked meats roasted in the wood-fired rotisserie. Also, this is definitely a place where you want to save room for dessert. The fresh pastries made in house are world class. Take the fam on Saturday mornings and browse one of the best open air markets in the Valley. Find the Cafe at 14 E. Pierce Street in downtown Phoenix, directly across from the historic Westward Ho hotel, and find the menu at phxpublicmarket.com.