Local Flavor for Little Foodies

Gilbert is home to many top-notch restaurants that are perfect for dining with your littles

Article by Krista Carpenter Beasley

Photography by Krista Carpenter Beasley

Originally published in Gilbert City Lifestyle

Parents rejoice! Gilbert, Arizona is home to a variety of top-notch restaurants that are perfect for dining with your little ones. These kid-friendly spots offer delicious food options without compromising on the family-friendly atmosphere. With dining options often categorized as "child-friendly" or "everywhere else," Gilbert trumps them all with exceptional options that accommodate both parents and children. 

Arizona BBQ Company

Arizona BBQ Company's community-focused restaurant always represents the best of Arizona BBQ cuisine, and their Kid's menu is no exception. Featuring BBQ favorites like Brisket Sandwiches and Ribs, served with their tasty sides, like the popular Mac and Cheese, parents can treat their little ones to a fun and delicious meal that will satisfy any BBQ-loving child. With plenty of options to choose from, it's easy to make sure the whole family enjoys their dining experience at Arizona BBQ Company. 


1534 E Ray Rd #110, Gilbert, Arizona

Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers

Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers is the perfect family friendly sports grill with its fun kid's menu options like CBCB Cheeseburger Sliders and MMMac & Cheese for the kids. You can also catch the latest sporting events on their numerous TVs while enjoying your meal, making it the ideal spot for sports loving families to catch a game together. Even better, Kids eat free on Tuesdays!

Bonus: Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers is a perfect place to go celebrate National Burger Day on August 27th! 


4604 S. Higley Road, Ste 103, Gilbert

Joes Farm Grill

Joe's Farm Grill is a popular destination for both locals and tourists due to its family friendly, farm-to-table vibes and expansive indoor/outdoor seating. The original Johnston family home, built in 1966, was transformed into this charming mid-century modern dining establishment in the family friendly Agritopia area of Gilbert. 


3000 E Ray Rd Bldg 1 Gilbert, AZ

CRUST Simply Italian

Crust Simply Italian at Verde in Cooley Station is a family-friendly spot with a fantastic green area adjacent to the patio. Although pizza is their specialty, Crust offers more than Rustic pies, including salads, sandwiches, and pasta. 


2470 S Recker Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ (Additional locations in Chandler and Scottsdale)

Flower Child

“Healthy food for a happy world” is the Flower Child slogan, and it’s easy to see why when you step into the bright, open space with expansive patio dining. Flower Child is an excellent family-friendly restaurant that serves a healthy kids' menu with a wide variety of produce and protein options, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices for both children and adults. 


1950 E Williams Field Rd, Gilbert, AZ

Joyride Taco House

Joyride Taco House isn't just for adults on Taco Tuesday - kids can join in the fun too! The restaurant offers a special kid's menu with options like Chicken Tacos, Quesadillas, and Nachos, and each meal comes with a side and a drink, all for just $6. 

And don't forget to grab the kid approved Fruity Pebble Churro for dessert!


302 N Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, Arizona

Pita Jungle

Pita Jungle is a popular Mediterranean restaurant that offers a wide range of delicious dishes, including Greek favorites like shawarma and chicken pitas. Pita Jungle is particularly popular with moms and foodies, thanks to its scrumptious menu of delicious meals and soulful flavors. Their fantastic kids' menu lets them build their own meal where kids can stick with an old favorite, or try something a little out of their comfort zone. If you're after a healthy, family-friendly dining experience, Pita Jungle is the perfect choice. 


1431 E Williams Field Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ


OHSO in Downtown Gilbert is a family-friendly must-visit location, especially with its newest addition, The Park. OHSO's Yard offers relaxation for adults to enjoy amazing locally brewed craft beer and cocktails, while providing a large outdoor space for children to play. The Park provides live music, cornhole, an arcade, family-friendly movie nights and more. OHSO's expansive "backyard" is the perfect spot for the whole family to unwind and have fun (fur babies are also welcome).


335 N Gilbert Rd. Suite 102, Gilbert, Arizona

Tip: Go visit Topo, a sister restaurant in Downtown Gilbert, for a Soft Serve cone to celebrate National Soft Serve Day on August 19th.

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