10 Family-Style Takeout Deals Across Metro Phoenix

Windsor is dishing out kebobs for all.
Windsor is dishing out kebobs for all. Windsor
Sick of making food for the whole fam damily? Can't take one more week of meal planning and Taco Tuesdays? Takeout to the rescue. Valley restaurants have meal deals galore and mix-and-match options that feed the whole crew. And best of all no cooking, complaints, or cleanup. Here are 10 family-style takeout deals across metro Phoenix.


5223 North Central Avenue

Windsor offers a triple threat of family packs. For pork lovers, there’s the New Orleans BBQ Picnic ($60) with a rack of ribs, pulled pork, and tender belly ham. For chicken lovers, the buttermilk fried chicken ($45) comes with eight pieces of craggy, crispy, creviced chicken, and a killer kale Caesar with cheddar biscuit croutons or fattoush salad with butterbeans and feta. Then there’s Kebobs for All ($50), a chicken and beef skewer feast with salad. All of the above come with sides. We suggest the mac and cheese and Jo’s Church Potatoes.

click to enlarge Hankering for fish & chips? Get a load of this. - MANDY’S FISH & CHIPS
Hankering for fish & chips? Get a load of this.
Mandy’s Fish & Chips

Mandy’s Fish & Chips

Multiple Locations

If you’re from south Phoenix, you’ve not only heard of Mandy’s Fish & Chips, it probably holds a special place in your heart. This family-owned business has been slinging fish and chips since 1986 and has the fried-to-order service down to a science. Choose from eight, 12, or 20-piece packs of catfish, whiting, tilapia, sea bass, or codfish, all hand-battered for hedonistic crunch. They're paired with a generous helping of fries and sauces (from $20.99). Or go big with the 20-piece meal deal, a combo of fish and shrimp, extra large fries, and coleslaw ($39.99). The deep-fried Oreos are optional but necessary.

click to enlarge Pita Jungle’s Family Meal pleases every palette. - PITA JUNGLE
Pita Jungle’s Family Meal pleases every palette.
Pita Jungle

Pita Jungle

Multiple Locations

Pita Jungle’s Family Meal for four is full of killer choices. You pick the protein (chicken, gyro, Philly steak, tofu, or falafel balls), the vessel (loaded pitas or turmeric brown rice bowls), the hummus, the sides (there are mac and cheese, Greek salad, roasted veggies, and more), and the sauces (like tahini and tzatziki). The only non-choice is the walnut baklava, which is exactly the right dessert and they know it. The end result is a delicious and plentiful spread with something for everyone ($39).

click to enlarge The Family on the Fly meal deal is fly indeed. - DOUGHBIRD
The Family on the Fly meal deal is fly indeed.

Doughbird Pizza & Rotisserie

4385 East Indian School Road

The Family on the Fly meal deal at Doughbird is simple yet sophisticated. It comes with a whole rotisserie chicken (duh), but this ain’t just any bird. It’s a slow-roasted, free range chicken that’s spiced and spit-cooked until crackling and colorful on the outside and all juicy on the inside. It comes with a large sauce for smearing or dipping (think pineapple teriyaki, jalapeno pesto, or chipotle barbecue) a crouton-topped Caesar salad, and a choice of broccoli, mashed potatoes, or mac and cheese. All for — drum roll please — $32 bucks (to-go only).

click to enlarge Pupusas from Seydi's in north Phoenix peak with loroco. - CHRIS MALLOY
Pupusas from Seydi's in north Phoenix peak with loroco.
Chris Malloy

Seydi’s Pupuseria & Grill

2625 East Greenway Parkway
There are a few things you should know about the pupusas from Seydi’s Pupuseria & Grill in north Phoenix. First, they’re super stuffed. The rounds of masa come crammed with combos like slow-cooked pork and cheese, beans and cheese, steak and cheese, and loroco and cheese — the melty insides sometimes oozing out to create that revered crispy coating. Second, a little of the accompanying curtido (pickled cabbage) and spicy salsa go a long way. Last thing: One dozen of the tasty El Salvadorian staples is $28.99, or $24 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And they make great leftovers.

click to enlarge Just some of the offerings at Chula Seafood. - JACKIE MERCANDETTI PHOTO
Just some of the offerings at Chula Seafood.
Jackie Mercandetti Photo

Chula Seafood Uptown

100 East Camelback Road

Chula isn’t your average seafood joint. The family-owned operation sells sustainable, never-frozen fish, some caught right off their own boat in San Diego, to bring you the freshest catch in town. And their Family Pick Fish ($27 to $32) isn’t your average family meal. More a seafood symphony than a mere fish platter, you choose the pound of fish (from blackened halibut and grilled salmon to raw sea bass or ahi tuna poke), plus two sides like fries or roasted beets. It's the next best thing to a family trip to the coast.

Stewed chicken and more on injera from Authentic Ethio African Spices. - CHRIS MALLOY
Stewed chicken and more on injera from Authentic Ethio African Spices.
Chris Malloy

Authentic Ethio African

1740 East McDowell Road

Like its name suggests, Authentic Ethio African serves traditional Ethiopian cuisine. Owner Anduale Hassan mans the front of the house, while his wife, Elsa Tiruneh, slow cooks fragrant stews and spicy sides like the kind they grew up eating. The vegetarian combo for two ($11.99) includes four sides — could be split peas, lentils, collard greens, and beets depending on the day — while the meat and vegetable sampler ($14.99) gives you two meat dishes, like beef stew or spicy chicken, plus two vegetarian sides. Either way, scoop it up with tangy injera (gluten free is available) and forget the utensils.

click to enlarge Tacos Dorados filled with roasted vegetables, tomatillo cruda, and salsa macha. - GUACSTAR KITCHEN & CANTINA
Tacos Dorados filled with roasted vegetables, tomatillo cruda, and salsa macha.
GuacStar Kitchen & Cantina

GuacStar Kitchen & Cantina

920 East University Drive, Tempe

GuacStar Kitchen & Cantina is totally plant-based, but it doesn’t feel very vegan. Yes, the place looks more badass than bohemian with its graffitied walls, but it’s the menu, a true celebration of Mexican food, that gives it its edge. Families can pick between the Enchiladas de Calabacitas ($50), a roasted squash and zucchini taste party topped with house rojo sauce and cashew crema, or the Tacos Dorados ($50), a dozen hand-pressed crispy tortillas filled with roasted veggies, tomatillo cruda, and salsa macha. Both come with crispy corn tortillas and salsa, plus three house-made sides, like cauliflower al pastor and elote with “cotija” for a full fiesta.

click to enlarge More mac and cheese? Yes, please! - PHX BEER CO./CHRISTIAN HOUDA
More mac and cheese? Yes, please!
PHX Beer Co./Christian Houda

PHX Beer Co.

8300 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale

PHX Beer Co. is more than just beer, not that we’re knocking its hops. To feed your brood, it has six Brew Crew Family Meals to choose from, available for to-go only at the Scottsdale location. The spreads range from pizza and salad ($24) to mac and cheese ($39) to a fried chicken tenders party pack ($35). Of course, you can’t forget the beer. Add a 32-ounce crowler or a 64-ounce growler of their Orange Grove IPA or Sonoran White Chocolate Ale as your beverage.

click to enlarge Bobby-Q's Family Feast makes Sunday even better. - BOBBY-Q
Bobby-Q's Family Feast makes Sunday even better.


Multiple Locations

Bobby-Q has plenty of finger-licking family deals for carnivores with slow-cooked meats (roasted over almond and mesquite woods) and sides like cornbread and ranch beans. Our favorite is the Family Feast ($47), a meat-lovers medley with a half-pound of smoked beef brisket, half-pound of smoked pulled pork, half of a rotisserie barbecue chicken, a half rack of St. Louis Ribs, and choice of two sides. Holy leftovers! But here’s the rub: It’s only available Sundays at the Mesa and Biltmore locations.
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Allison Young has written about food, nutrition, and travel for Sunset, Women’s Health, Oxygen, Clean Eating, Mindbodygreen, and Prevention. Her local jam is food writing, where she happily eats her way across the Valley to discover the best hidden gems, hole-in-the-walls, pizza joints, and the latest Phoenix food trends. She also loves to pick Valley chef’s brains for their favorite food finds. On her website,, she posts one thing she’s looking forward to each day, from food to books and podcasts.
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