Eat Up!: Family-Friendly Restaurants in Bend

On Tap food cart lot as the sun sets in the background
Courtesy On Tap

Your list of go-to family places is usually a different one for each member of the family. Your partner likes a burger joint, you prefer sushi, and the kids just love pizza. So, how are you to choose your next family outing? Never fear; we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon, for you to choose from!

When it comes to dining, Bend has plenty of options to keep everyone in the family happy. From food cart hopping to upscale dining, check out some of the best family-friendly dining Bend has to offer!

Breakfast and Baked Goods

If it’s tasty pastries, fresh banana bread, and savory breakfast sandwiches that have you drooling, we have the place for you. Pack up the family and head to The Sparrow Bakery Northwest, one of the most noteworthy restaurants in Bend, Oregon.

croissant filled with brightly colored arugula and a poached egg on a white plate
The famous breakfast sandwich from Sparrow Bakery.

For the kiddos, their French Toast sticks with Maple Butter are a scrumptious option. But, if you fancy something more savory, try their infamous bacon breakfast sandwich served on a housemade croissant. Finally, grab a cup of up Stumptown coffee or a breakfast cocktail for the grown-ups while the littles munch on Ocean Rolls. Some of the best baked goods in Central Oregon!

Best of Yelp!

Search for “family-friendly restaurants near me,” and you’ll find Bangers & Brews. One of the best places to eat off Bend, the family-run sausage shop has ranked among the Best of Yelp!’s restaurant scene since 2017.

The Garcia family, originally from Argentina, has quickly built a loyal following. From their welcoming atmosphere, extensive beer-on-tap list, sausage toppings, and a dizzying array of bratwursts, it’s no wonder Bangers & Brews continue to rank supreme.

Tray holds french fries topped with gorgonzola cheese and badon
Bacon gorgonzola fries from Bangers & Brews Westside – Eat Drink Media.

The restaurant’s chimichurri, made in-house by Grandma Garcia, is great for dipping bread and topped on sausage. Later, take some home in a jar to enjoy long after your visit. Indoor and outdoor dining, as well as delivery and takeout, are available at both eastside and westside restaurants.

Try the Spicy Italian Sausage with two toppings and a sauce of your choice. Also, the mac and cheese is a winner for the kids! For the table, opt for a soft pretzel with cheese or the bacon gorgonzola fries.

Bend Food Truck Lots

Next on the list of family-friendly restaurants in Bend is a whole cluster of them at On Tap Bend food cart lot. Here, you’ll find local taps, great food options, and loads of fun. On most Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays, On Tap features live music on their sprawling lawn.

Group of diners sit under a pergola draped with string lights, gathered around a fire pit with the evening sky turning purple and pink
Courtesy On Tap Bend

Plus, there’s plenty of room for the kids to run around and meet new friends. This covered tap house is always a good idea, with over 30 varieties of craft beer, cider, wine, and kombucha on tap, as well as six food trucks to please any palate.

On Tap is conveniently located near St. Charles Hospital, and lunch and dinner are served every day. There’s a certain charm that comes from food truck eating, and these are the cream of the crop.

Pizza and Beer

Pacific Pizza & Brew is a highlight for family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon. It is dedicated to providing a quality dining experience in a laid-back atmosphere, using fresh ingredients and locally sourced products whenever possible in its pizzas and other dishes.

Their from-scratch pizza recipes include meats, cheeses, and fish smoked on the premises. They offer some of the best pizza in Bend, along with a fun and kid-friendly atmosphere.

Classic margherita pizza is covered in fresh arugula
Not your average Margherita pizza! | Pacific Pizza & Brew

For something fiery, try the Habanero Alfredo Pizza. Or, for something a little milder on the taste buds, opt for the Bacon and Fig. A special mention goes out to the garlic fries; even the kids will love them! And, with a huge outdoor terrace situated on Century Drive, it is a great place to relax on warm summer evenings. 

Pacific Pizza & Brew also boasts an extensive beer and pint menu. Parents, try the Silvermoon Mango Daze or the Fearless Scottish Ale to kickstart your family-friendly night out in Bend!

Family Dining On The Deschutes River

Greg’s Grill is located in the heart of the historic Old Mill District of Bend, Oregon. Inside, natural materials and floor-to-ceiling windows overlook beautifully landscaped patios, the Deschutes River, and the Cascade mountain range in Northwest-style architecture. Greg’s Grill is a welcoming place to gather with friends and family to share good times and delicious food.

Inside view of restaurant with high ceilings and lined with red polka dot chairs
Courtesy Greg’s Grill

Start your daytime or night-time eating off with the delectable garlic cheese bread; it’s a game-changer! Next, consider the BBQ pork ribs or the Tillamook Cheddar Burger. Just thinking about this burger will have your mouth watering.

Thai And Noodles

Who doesn’t love a bowl of noodles for dinner with the family? Kids love it, and adults do, too. You may not think that ‘fine dining’ and ‘kid-friendly’ go well together, but this experience is one the whole family can enjoy. Visit Sen Thai Hot Pot and Noodle House for a twist on your usual noodle experience. It’s all about the Hot Pot experience. 

Thai-style hot pot is available in both group and individual servings. When dining in a group, the “house” stock is fondue-style boiled in tableside pots, with all accouterments served fresh and raw for diners to prepare themselves. For dipping or seasoning, choose from their spicy house-made chili sauces.

Overhead view of hot pot cooking while two hands reach to stir mushrooms and bokchoy in the pot
Courtesy Sen Thai

How does it work? You simply choose your base hot pot and then go through selecting all your add-ons, from seafood to vegetables to meat and more. Then cook everything in your desired stages! 

Once ingredients are completely cooked, start scooping out your items and dip everything into your sauce of choice or enjoy everything individually, you can even add some broth into your bowl with sauce to make your own soup.

The options are endless, and the experience is one the family will remember. Plus, they have a great wine list.

Market Hall Dining Experience

The Grove in NorthWest Crossing has everything a family could want in a dining experience. The Market Hall is The Grove’s communal dining space, with nine dining counters and carts to choose from.

Sunny’s Italian Joint serves fast-casual Italian food, including pizza by the slice and gluten-free options. Grab-and-go options are abundant at Sebastian’s Seafood Market and Café, with menu features including popcorn shrimp and lobster rolls. After dinner, visit Elly’s Ice Cream counter for a milkshake or double-scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor.

Courtesy Grove Bend
Courtesy The Grove

After dinner, the kids can play outside while parents enjoy a cocktail from Waypoint and cozy up around the fire pits. Additionally, you can catch live music on Thursdays and weekends on The Grove’s corner patio. It’s one of our favorite places to eat in Bend, Oregon!

New York Style Pizza

Cibelli’s New York Pizza has outlets across Bend, making it easy to find one wherever you are. The brainchild of Frank Cibelli, this New Yorker missed authentic pizza when he moved to Oregon. So, he set up his own venue—Cibelli’s New York Style Pizza. His original location was in Tumalo. Cibelli’s was so successful that he opened another location one year later.

The restaurant itself is family-owned, so they know how to feed hungry children. A slice of pizza, a soda, and a salad deal is always a deal not to be missed. Alternatively, you can go large and opt for their famous 24″ monster pizza that will fill the bellies of everyone in the family.

Wings, Burgers, and Ice Cream

Finally, we suggest heading to Hardy’s Hot Wings, Burgers & Ice Cream. We know, you’re asking the inevitable first question: but are they hot wings? In short, yes. That is, of course, if you want them to be. Hardy’s can make wings in 14 delicious sauces ranging from freaking hot to honey or coca-cola flavor.

Hardy’s hot wings can be ordered in various quantities, so you can even get huge buckets if you wish. A wide range of burgers and sandwiches are available, which can also be turned into a wing combo meal.

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Bend, Oregon

Whether you’re visiting Bend or live in town, these restaurants and dining options come highly recommended. With so many family-friendly restaurants to choose from, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious meals together without any fuss. And, this list of family-friendly restaurants in Bend, Oregon, gives you just about enough places to try a new place every day of the week. From pizza joints to BBQ spots, Bend has something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

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  • Nancy Patterson

    Nancy Patterson is a food writer, recipe developer, and content creating connoisseur. In addition to Eat Drink Bend, she owns recipe site Fed & Fancy, creating simple yet elevated everyday recipes.

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