Kids love the little ball of dough they get instead of crayons at this boisterous spot, while parents love that the dough is made fresh daily from whole-grain organic flour. The rough-hewn dining room in a former mill building by the Powwow River is dominated by the massive woodfired pizza oven—benches in front allow everyone to watch the paddles slide in, cooking the dough rounds fast. A selection of thoughtful salads, craft beers and seasonal cocktails round out the offerings.
5 Market Sq., Amesbury, 978-834-9800, flatbreadcompany.com
The Farm Bar & Grill
Gentle prices and a broad menu to please just about everyone are the hallmarks of this eatery.
233 Western Ave., Essex, 978-768-0000, farmbargrille.com