There’s something special about dining out with the family that helps create lasting memories. To help ensure you have the best time, choose one of these family-friendly restaurants around Goodyear, Arizona, that offers food items everyone can enjoy.


Burger from Haymakers in Goodyear, AZ.
burger by stu_spivack is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0

Whether you’re looking to take the family out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Haymaker is the perfect place. Families have been going to Haymaker in Goodyear since 2013 and often return for their high-quality down-home cooking. When you want breakfast, you’ll find tasty offerings from banana blueberry French toast to eggs Benedict with smoked brisket.

When you come to Haymaker for lunch or dinner, you can order appetizers, salads, and sandwiches along with comfort food entrees. Barbecue aficionados will appreciate the smoked meat platters, while those looking for hearty meals can have meatloaf, country-fried steak, or grilled salmon. You can also find Haymaker in Peoria at 24762 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway and 8706 W. Thunderbird Road.

Location: 1800 N. Litchfield Road

Contact: 623-536-9000


Not only does Ah-So serve a variety of steaks, sushi, and grilled teppanyaki dishes, but it also has a fun atmosphere that kids and adults will enjoy. This sushi and steak restaurant has a variety of food to choose from, and you can mix and match small portions perfect for light eaters or kids. Appetizers range from vegetable tempura to chicken wings the kids will like. You’ll find all your favorite sushi rolls and pieces of sashimi, salads and soups, or you can go straight for the entree offerings.

From the teppanyaki menu, order the assorted grilled vegetables, shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, filet mignon, or teriyaki chicken. Kids will enjoy the noodle dishes and adults can savor a sushi roll made with lobster and avocado. If you have room in your tummy, order dessert like green tea ice cream or New York-style cheesecake. Besides having a restaurant in Goodyear, Ah-So also has locations in Peoria, Yuma, and Phoenix.

Location: 15475 W. McDowell Road

Contact: 623-535-8900

Sandwich Masterz

You’ll find sandwiches made with all-natural meat, fresh vegetables, and high-quality condiments when you pick up lunch or dinner at Sandwich Masterz. The process for getting your build-your-own food at Sandwich Masterz is simple: start with your main filling, choose the type of bread, then add condiments, and voila — you have your family-friendly meal. You can also order one of the house specialty sandwiches, such as the Buffalo chicken, barbecue roast beef, or Rueben with pastrami, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island dressing.

You can have your ingredients rolled into a wrap or mixed for a healthy salad bowl. Those on a vegan diet can get sandwiches made with plant-based meat alternatives including vegan roast beef, turkey, chicken, or bacon. Of course, these sandwiches come filled with plenty of vegetables and dairy-based cheese or vegan cheese slices. Sandwich Masterz is the perfect place to pick up a lunch combo of a half-size sandwich with a side and a drink to take as a picnic to any of these Goodyear parks.

Location: 380 N. Estrella Parkway Suite A-3

Contact: 623-925-2020

Arriba Mexican Grill

With six locations to choose from in the Goodyear area, you can always get your favorite Mexican food at Arriba Mexican Grill. One aspect that sets Arriba Mexican Grill apart from other restaurants is that they use Hatch chilies in their dishes. These peppers come from Hatch, New Mexico, which is known as the chili capital of the world, and they have a unique flavor that makes any Mexican-style dish stand out. On a lazy weekend morning, take the family to Arriba for breakfast for huevos rancheros, chorizo and eggs, or chilaquiles.

Stop by for lunch or dinner to enjoy traditional pozole soup with spicy pork and hominy, chicken tortilla soup, or a crispy taco salad. For an entree, order enchiladas, spicy chicken, or chili Colorado with spicy beans and warm flour tortillas. You’ll want to save room for Mexican desserts like flan with caramel sauce, deep-fried ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream, or sopapillas deep-fried and served with sweet honey. You’ll appreciate filling up on delicious Mexican food from Arriba Mexican Grill after a day of hiking around the Goodyear area.

Location: 15370 W. McDowell Road

Contact: 623-223-1735

Arizona Pizza Company

Kids love pizza, and everyone in the family can find the perfect slice or whole pizza pie when dining at Arizona Pizza Company. The chefs at Arizona Pizza Company use natural ingredients, often locally sourced, in their appetizers, salads, pizzas, and sub sandwiches. When you come to the Arizona Pizza Company, order your favorite beverage and start your meal with an appetizer like zucchini sticks or chicken wings served with various sauces.

Salad lovers will appreciate the small or dinner-sized offerings like the chicken Caesar, Cobb, or chef salads. When you’re ready to order pizza, you can build your own, or indulge in a house specialty version like the Meathead with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham, and meatballs, or the Hawaiian with ham, bacon, and pineapple.

If someone in the family prefers having a sub sandwich, they’re lucky. The Arizona Pizza Company makes either 6-inch or 12-inch subs with offerings like the meatball sub with meatballs, marina sauce, and mozzarella cheese, or the Philly cheese steak with steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh mozzarella cheese.

Whether you’ve been fishing, swimming, or boating at these waterways around Goodyear, the family will jump for joy knowing they’re going to get pizza at the Arizona Pizza Company after a full day of recreation.

Location: 15530 W. Roosevelt St

Contact: 623-235-6155

We hope you enjoyed learning about these family-friendly restaurants in Goodyear, Arizona. Which restaurant does your family enjoy returning to over and over? Which dish is a family favorite? If you have a recommendation for other family-friendly restaurants that we missed here, drop us a line at Crème de la Crème of Goodyear. We love to know about restaurants ideal for taking the kids and the entire family for a fun and hearty meal.