I have to say that I am not a huge country fan. I don't choose to listen to it, but I don't moan and cover my ears when I hear it either. When some friends of ours wanted us to join them for an evening of live country music I figured I'd give anything a shot.
So on a Saturday night my husband and I headed to the San Tan Flat in Queen Creek with our toddler and preschooler and some family friends not sure what to expect. Just a short drive from our home in Gilbert, when we arrived we found a great family atmosphere with reasonably priced food and enough excitement for the kids to keep the whole family engaged, entertained and happy.
Although there is an indoor restaurant we chose to sit in the large outdoor eating area. Wooden picnic-style tables are arranged in a horseshoe shape with a round dance floor right in the center. When we arrived it was early enough in the evening that the band hadn't taken the stage yet and children of all ages flocked to the center and turned the dance floor into a playground. The large group of kids proceeded to organize their own game of "duck, duck, goose" which my children thoroughly enjoyed!
The food was reasonably priced and came up quickly despite the crowd. I didn't even mind that food was ordered at the busy counter inside and then had to be picked up and brought back to your own table. I was just so happy to have found a place where we could go out for the night and have everyone be happy!
Although it was 100 degrees we did take advantage of the individual fire pits placed by each section of tables so that the kids could roast marshmallows. I'm looking forward to that enjoying that particular feature again in the cooler months!
When the band did come on the kids continued to rule the dance floor dancing up a storm to the "country fusion" band. Although I had no idea what that was I found myself enjoying the music and joining my kids on the floor.
Overall it was a great experience and as a mom looking for kid-friendly restaurants this rates high on the list. When you're ready for your night out with the kids check out their website at http://www.santanflat.com/.