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Given the generally family-friendly vibe in Scottsdale, it's easy to think the city was planned specifically with youngsters in mind. Restaurants that welcome kids are plentiful, but a handful of local gems make the dining scene unique. For an experience kids and their parents will dig in to, try these local favorites:
1. Joe's Farm Grill. The restaurant is a trek, but worth the drive. Fare such as burgers and barbecue is made with local products, and even vegetables grown onsite. Come to enjoy a surprisingly bucolic setting in the city where kids can burn off some energy in the open green spaces.
2. Organ Stop Pizza. Music from the 6,000-pipe Wurlitzer organ keeps kids dancing in the aisles while parents can kick back with beers and pizza at this one-of-a-kind spot.
3. Sugar Bowl. A favorite since the '50s, this retro ice cream parlor is a sure-fire hit. Have a banana split and get acquainted with old-fashioned treats like the Sugar Bowl's Ice Capades and Camelback Sodas. When you're finished, there's an arcade next door.