Finding a restaurant the whole family will love can be tough. The perfect equation includes a child-friendly atmosphere, a tasty kid’s menu (coloring books and games are a bonus!) and, of course, delicious food and drink options for the parents. Fortunately, Chandler is one of the Valley’s most family-friendly cities with a variety of restaurants ready to welcome you and your little ones for a delicious meal and family fun.
Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta
This locally-owned and -operated Italian eatery prides itself on offering mouthwatering food for the whole family. Youngsters can enjoy the same Italian classics as their parents in smaller portions—think pasta alfredo, cheese ravioli, spaghetti, and kid-sized personal pizzas with junior breadsticks. Plus, everyone in the family will love Floridino’s signature pizza muffins.
Map: 590 N. Alma School Road Unit 35, Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 812-8433
Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant
Serrano’s has roots in Chandler that span more than 100 years, beginning with the Serrano Brothers Popular Store that opened in downtown Chandler in 1919. The family opened the restaurant more than four decades ago and it continues to be a local favorite today. While the adults enjoy Mexican favorites like chimichangas and enchiladas, kids have their choice of chicken fingers, nachos, or a mini combo platter, to name a few.
Map: 141 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 899-3318
Pita Jungle offers adults and kids alike fresh, healthy food options without sacrificing fun. Kids can even create their own healthy, balanced meal by choosing a carb—like mac and cheese, or red quinoa—as well as a vegetable, protein and fruit. Plus, they’ll have fun thanks to Pita Jungle’s coloring books! Adults can opt for a refreshing Mediterranean mule paired with Pita Jungle signature dishes like gyros and wood-fired burgers.
Map for Anderson Springs: 1949 W. Ray Road Ste 102, Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 855-3232
Map for The Steelyard: 5025 S. Gilbert Road Ste 8, Chandler, AZ 85249 or (480) 219-0747
Your kids will love being transported back to the ’50s at this classic American diner with a kid’s menu full of fun dishes like mini corn dog nuggets, grilled cheese, and cheeseburgers. Parents will love that each kid’s meal is half off with the purchase of an adult sandwich or platter purchase, and everyone is sure to love the desserts, which include homemade cakes, custard and a decadent sundae loaded with hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry.
Map: 2040 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 855-3663
Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar
Singing Pandas is known for its delicious, high-quality Chinese food, but it’s also known for being fun! Along with dinner, families will enjoy unforgettable entertainment such as its Elvis impersonator show and performances by Kermit the Frog.
Map: 757 E. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 777-5050
American Way Smokehouse
Lunch at this authentic smokehouse tucked into the Merchant Square Antique Mall makes for the perfect family outing, where you can spend the morning searching for antique treasures and break for a delicious pulled pork sandwich. For kids, the eatery also offers grilled cheese and quesadilla options perfect for even the pickiest eaters.
Map: 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 772-1877
Bella Gusto Urban Pizzeria
Bella Gusto is known for having the freshest ingredients and highest quality dishes ranging from the traditional (like spaghetti and meatballs) to the creative (cacio e pepe pizza, anyone?). And while these warm, cheese dishes are sure to have your kids trying to eat off your plate, the kid’s menu offers them their own personal sized pizzas and pastas perfect for a smaller appetite.
Map: 1964 N. Alma School Road #1, Chandler, AZ 85224 or (480) 696-4455
Kids will enjoy seeing planes go by as they eat their meal at Hangar Café. The extensive menu offers a variety of favorites for adults, while kids can chow down on delicious items such as chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast, or chicken tenders with fries for lunch.
Map: 1725 E. Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 or (480) 899-6965
Animal lovers—no matter what age—will be in awe of The Perch’s dozen-or-so tropical rescue birds. Kids can learn about exotic animals while the family enjoys elevated American classics like wings, soft pretzels, and burgers. Those over 21 can also enjoy the extensive lineup of alcoholic beverages like the not-so-kid-friendly Adult Capri Sun made with vodka and juice.
Map: 232 S. Wall St., Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 773-7688
The Sicilian Butcher
The Sicilian Butcher’s family-focused atmosphere makes feeding even the pickiest family members easy. You can opt for one of the Sicilian Family Platters and let everyone pick their favorite bites from the bruschetta or meat and cheese boards, or make it extra fun and treat the kids to the one-of-a-kind meatball Ferris wheel.
Map: 3151 W. Frye Road, Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 573-8550
Hop Social Tavern
Hop Social offers a welcoming, friendly atmosphere that will instantly make your family feel at home. Plus, there’s something for everyone on the menu. Whether it’s kung pao chicken, an Impossible burger or a Santa Fe salmon salad for the adults, or a classic PB&J for the kids, everyone is sure to not go hungry!
Map: 3405 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 485-4677
BKD’s Backyard Joint
If your kids are sick of always eating the same restaurant dishes, they’ll be thrilled by BKD’s extensive kid’s menu with nearly 10 options to choose from. The eatery also makes it easy to dine family style with plenty of kid-approved, shareable dishes like the signature backyard wings, loaded brisket nachos, and BKD’s Stadium Mega Pretzel.
Map: 980 E. Pecos Road, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 935-2537
Crust Simply Italian
Everyone loves pizza—which makes a family night out at Crust a no-brainer. Adults can choose from a variety of Italian favorites including nearly a dozen pizza options, while kids can opt for their own slice. Not in the mood for pizza? Try Crust’s delicious spaghetti with meatballs, pasta marinara, or chicken tenders.
Map: 10 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 917-4903
Cherish Farm Fresh Eatery
Dietary restrictions? No problem. Picky eaters? Cherish has them covered. The menu clearly marks which dishes are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, and keto friendly, making going out to eat with the whole family easy. Kids can create their own meal by picking a protein and side, or choose between a turkey sandwich, grilled cheese, PB&J or mac and cheese.
Map: 2551 W. Queen Creek Road Unit 4, Chandler, AZ 85248 or (480) 350-7245
Over Easy is an instant kids’ favorite with sweet breakfast treats like the chocolate waffles and Reese’s pieces pancakes. Parents can also indulge at the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives featured breakfast hotspot with crave-worthy options like the lemon ricotta pancakes, homemade cheddar jalapeno biscuits and Hatch 505 eggs Benedict with pulled pork and hatch green chile.
Map: 140 N. Arizona Ave. Ste 104, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 257-3449
SanTan Brewing Company
This go-to Valley brewery may be known for its beers, but it’s also a great destination for dining with kids. With its casual atmosphere and extensive kid’s menu—featuring favorites like chicken nuggets, cheese quesadillas, buttered noodles, and hamburgers—this is sure to become a regular stop on your restaurant list.
Map: 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, AZ 85225 or (480) 917-8700