While eating at home means good savings and more control over healthier meals, treating your family to a meal out at a local restaurant can be a fun experience for everyone. You can try new foods together, take part in fun games and activities, listen to live music, and eat yummy food without all the kitchen cleanup. Plus, you have your choice of restaurant in practically any cuisine. If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant around Peoria, look no further than these five unique spots.
The Social on 83rd
The Social on 83rd is an awesome upscale bar and restaurant with a refined atmosphere and a high-quality menu. But don’t let this fancy appearance fool you. This spot makes for a great date night location and a cool place to bring the kids for a special dinner.
The regular menu features kid-friendly appetizers like spinach and artichoke dip, wings, mac ‘n’ cheese, and fries. Parents can enjoy adult-sized dishes like a fried chicken and honey sandwich or a Reuben panini. Kids have their own “Little Socialites” menu with items like chicken tenders and grilled cheese. Plus, you can come for brunch on the weekends, and get stuffed French toast, a breakfast burrito, or chilaquiles, and your kids can dine on bacon and eggs, a short stack of flapjacks, or French toast.
You’ll find The Social on 83rd at 8350 W. Paradise Lane in Peoria. They’re open Monday through Friday from 2 to 10 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Brunch is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
CheezHeadz serves family favorites like pizza pies, stacked subs, juicy burgers, hot dogs, and more. Start with fried mac ‘n’ cheese bites, garlic parmesan fries, or fried cheese curds. Upgrade to loaded fries, which feature toppings like sloppy Joe meat or Philly cheesesteak beef and cheese. Then get your wings any way you like: slathered in sauce, sauce on the side, dry-rubbed, and bone-in or boneless. Order a pizza like the Tailgater, which is like a hot dog minus the sausage, the Garden, which features garlic sauce and veggies, or the Cheezhead, which is topped with five different cheeses.
The food is just one-half of why this restaurant is a must-visit for families. That’s because CheezHeadz also hosts live music, a family game night with activities like Rock ‘n’ Roll Bingo and Survey Says, and an open mic night where you can enjoy local talent or show off your own talents.
Find CheezHeadz at 20283 N. Lake Pleasant Road Suite 110 in Peoria. They’re open Monday and Wednesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cantina Gueros is one of the best family-friendly Mexican restaurants in the area. This spot has six different shareable house dips to choose from, including three kinds of fresh guacamole and a spicy queso blanco dip. Other awesome starters include the Phat Quitos, which are super-stuffed, extra-large taquitos, and Smothered Corn Bread, featuring cotija cheese, bacon, cilantro, and poblano creamed corn.
For your main, you can choose burritos, rice bowls, tacos, enchiladas, stuffed Poblano peppers, and fajitas, or grab a combination platter with your faves. You can even get breakfast all day, including a breakfast burrito or their house chilaquiles. Plus, there are many vegetarian and gluten-free options, so everyone in your family can find something yummy to eat. This restaurant also offers large family meals to go, featuring your favorite items like enchiladas, tacos, fajitas, rice, beans, and house chips and salsa.
You’ll find Cantina Gueros at 25315 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway in Peoria. They’re open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Does your family love all things superheroes? Then you’ve got to eat at ComicX. This themed restaurant is the only ComicX restaurant in the country, having migrated from Mexico. Now, you and your family can enjoy meals named after your favorite superheroes and comic book references. Capes and costumes welcome! And when you’re done eating, be sure to check out the life-sized comic book character models and stop at the shop to get new collectibles.
On the menu, you’ll find fan favorites like wings, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and internationally inspired entrees. Fans of “Guardians of the Galaxy” will love Rocket’s Dirty Nachos, Avengers must try Captain’s Grilled Cheese, and “Star Wars” fanatics are sure to enjoy the Hen Solo chicken sandwich. Kids have their own section of the menu, with options like corn dogs, pasta, burger sliders, and more.
ComicX is located in the Desert Ridge Marketplace in nearby Phoenix. The address is 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 95. They’re open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Pangaea Grill is the dino-themed restaurant located inside the Jurassic amusement park Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs in nearby Scottsdale. While it’s a must-visit spot after seeing your favorite dinosaurs in the park, this restaurant is also a fun option for a family dinner.
The menu features Greek- and Mediterranean-inspired food, including hummus, spanakopita, pitas, and souvlaki skewers as well as other cuisines. You can start your meal with street tacos featuring your choice of protein, mozzarella sticks, or popcorn shrimp. Then, order a gyro, a massively delicious T-rex burger, or a pizza with your favorite toppings. Don’t skip out on dessert because Pangaea Grill has baklava, baklava cheesecake, tiramisu, brownies, and more.
This family-friendly restaurant is located above the main park at Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs. The address is 95000 E. via de Ventura C-100 in Scottsdale. This eatery is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
So there you have it, five amazing family-friendly restaurants in and around Peoria, Arizona. Did we miss any of your favorite places for food and fun with your family? If so, contact Crème de la Crème of Peoria and let us know. We’ll be sure to add it to our growing list!