6 Places to Feed the Kids

By local contributor
Dawson Fearnow

Round-up the whole gang because these fun-filled restaurants, casual cafés and classic ice cream parlors are perfect for kids of all ages.


Don and Charlies

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If your kids love sports, Don and Charlie’s houses a memorabilia collection that will keep them entertained for hours (or at least while you parents enjoy a nice meal). This Chicago-style chophouse offers finger-friendly foods like ribs and burgers, as well as classic baked macaroni and cheese.


Brat Haus

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There’s lots to love about this Old Town gem, from “haus”-made artisan sausages to giant Bavarian pretzels served with beer cheese fondue. Kids can grab a hot dog or some crispy chicken strips and an Oma’s Nutella Shake before heading outside to play corn hole and giant Jenga. And if you’ve brought the family pup, order the dog-friendly pork-n-chicken brat and the proceeds will go to Lucky Dog Rescue.


Super Chunk Sweet Treats

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Super Chunk is a super-sized sugar buzz waiting to happen, so consider yourself warned – then go anyway. Country Velador’s small-batch, handcrafted confections range from candy and ice cream to luscious baked goods. The menu changes regularly, but you’ll find delights like brown butter caramel corn, black licorice chews, yuzu pistachio fudge and spicy Cowpuncher cookies.


​​Sugar Bowl

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An Old Town family favorite for more than 60 years, this bubblegum pink diner and ice cream parlor dishes up classic American eats and some of Scottsdale’s finest floats (and parfaits, and sundaes, and shakes, and splits, and... well, you get the picture).


The Vig McDowell Mountain

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The Kiddos Menu at The Vig boasts all the usual suspects – mac and cheese, chicken fingers, grilled cheese ­– as well as sliders and grilled chicken with broccoli for the more adventurous young palates. Best of all, mom and dad can send the kids off for a game of corn hole or bocce ball while they enjoy The Vig’s craft cocktails and eclectic menu.



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Located at the Desert Botanical Garden, Gertrude’s offers kid-friendly favorites like creamy Mac+Cheese, crispy chicken tenders, and cheeseburgers made with Niman Ranch beef and American cheese. Parents will love the elevated farm-to-table cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails.