It might not have the cosmopolitan eateries of areas like the West End, but Bracken Ridge still has restaurants that Brisbane's food fans will adore. The local scene reflects the nature of the area, with plenty of appetising family-friendly options to suit kids and adults alike. Just take Panama Jacks, for example. From their Barrett Street location, their American-influenced menu features all sorts of delights, from massive steaks and bourbon-glazed racks of ribs to mac and cheese or candied yams. With places like that nearby, there's no shortage of options for relaxed family gatherings.