Chicago - Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes


312 Chicago

136 N. LaSalle St.,
Chicago, IL
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Your pup doesn’t have to be a Spinone Italiano or a Neapolitan Mastiff to enjoy the Italian cuisine served up on the pet-friendly patio of 312 Chicago. Start with a Fritto Misto or Crostini di Burrata, then choose from one of their house-made fresh pasta dishes or entrees like Grilled Beef Tenderloin topped with truffle butter. 312 Chicago offers Waggin' Weekends on its patio, with brunch dishes like Smoked Salmon Benedict for the humans and complimentary peanut butter biscuits and beefsicles for your pooch. If that's not enough to keep the hungries away, they also have a doggie menu you can order from--though that's not free! Open breakfast weekdays 7 to 10 a.m., weekends 8 to 11 a.m.; lunch weekdays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; dinner Tuesday through Saturday 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday through Monday 5 to 9:30 p.m.; brunch weekends 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Howells & Hood

435 N. Michigan Ave.,
Chicago, IL
You're almost always guaranteed to find a seat for you and your pup on the pet-friendly patio at Howells & Hood, located outside the Tribune Building in the heart of downtown Chicago.Servers are happy to supply a water bowl on request. This bar bills itself as having the biggest and best craft beer list in Chicago, offering 119 different craft beers. There’s also a super menu, with selections like Firecracker Shrimp, Sweet Chili Chicken, and Smoked BBQ Ribs. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight.

Small Bar

2956 North Albany Avenue,
Chicago, IL
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Chill out at this great corner restaurant/bar in Logan Square on their pet-friendly patio. If you get an appetite, there’s plenty to choose from: salads, burgers, sandwiches (try the Fried Avocado on sourdough topped with smoked tomato aioli), Pulled Pork Nachos, and their own take on poutine, made with waffle fries and cheese curds, topped with mushroom gravy. Open Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday & Sunday noon to 2 a.m., Saturday noon to 3 a.m.

Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St,
Chicago, IL
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The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago's hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. They take great pride in offering Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost to you. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some of the amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy the funky rhythms, Eat outside and your pet can join you.

Mott St.

1401 North Ashland Avenue,
Chicago, IL
Love, love, love this menu—Grilled Cauliflower with Sahmjang Butter; Bone Marrow with pineapple pickled peppers and black rice; Grilled Chile-Marinated Pork Jowl; Szechuan & Pepper Shrimp. You and your pooch can enjoy it at your leisure on their pet-friendly patio. Open Tuesday through Thursday 6 to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6 to 11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kanela Breakfast Club

2127 W. Division St.,
Chicago, IL
Start your day right on the pet-friendly patio of this breakfast joint in Ukrainian Village. Actually, "breakfast joint" doesn't do the menu justice: Red Velvet French Toast, Lemon Blueberry Pancakes, Crab Cake Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles. The fun doesn't stop with breakfast; Kanela also serves lunch.


2075 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Chicago, IL
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We love the pet-friendly sidewalk patio of this eclectic restaurant. Whether you choose the best ever iceberg wedge with buttermilk ranch dressing, or Southern fried chicken, or ahi tartare, you and your pup are going to be very happy.

Filini Bar & Restaurant

221 N. Columbus Drive,
Chicago, IL
Located in the Radisson Blu Aqua hotel, this Italian restaurant has small, intimate dog-friendly sidewalk patio. On Wednesdays they ratchet up the puppy love, when it's BYOD (bring your own dog), with a special doggie menu.


118 N. Green St.,
Chicago, IL
We love this al fresco only, pet-friendly seasonal pop-up restaurant. It offers oysters, small plates, and boozy son-cones and freeze pops. Oh, and water bowls and treats for your pooch. What more could you ask for?

Park & Field

3509 W. Fullerton Ave.,
Chicago, IL
Formerly an auto shop, this Logan Square 6,000-square-foot sports bar includes tons of cool outdoor space, including a bocce ball court, fire pit, and a camper converted into an outdoor bar. Dogs are welcome!

Dolce Italian

127 W. Huron Street,
Chicago, IL
The patio is pet-friendly at this Italian restaurant but particularly so every Wednesday during the warm weather, for Woofs & Wine, which features drink specials for the humans and treats for the pooches.


1925 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Chicago, IL
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Located in Lincoln Park, enjoy Ranalli's delicious pizza on their pet-friendly patio. Water bowls are available on request, as is a doggie menu you can order from if your pooch is peckish.

Parson's Chicken & Fish

2952 W. Armitage Ave.,
Chicago, IL
Your dog is welcome at their huge patio. You can enjoy brunch daily until 3 p.m., or get there early for a Parson's Hot, their famous spicy fried chicken--seriously, they run out!


833 W. Randolph St.,
Chicago, IL
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This Italian sidewalk cafe offers Bone Appetite happy hours on the weekends, with complimentary dog treats and part of the proceeds going to a local dog rescue organization.

Jefferson Tap & Grille

325 N Jefferson St,
Chicago, IL
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At Jefferson Tap & Grille, not only are dogs allowed on the patio, but they are welcomed. All items on the Dog Menu are natural, including desserts from Paw Natural.


1467 W Montrose Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Andies is a real value, with healthy portions of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine at a reasonable price and your welcome to bring Fido to join you on the patio.

Dunlays on the Square

3137 W. Logan Blvd.,
Chicago, IL
Dunlays offers water bowls and free treats on their pet-friendly patio. We particularly love their Brussels sprouts and bacon pizza--sounds crazy but it's delicious!

Chicago Burger Company

301 E. North Water Street,
Chicago, IL
This restaurant offers up a beautiful pet-friendly patio right along the riverfront. Treats are complimentary or your pooch can order something off the canine menu!

Broken English Taco Pub

2576 Lincoln Ave.,
Chicago, IL
Enjoy Street Corn Hushpuppies with your own pup, or an amazing array of delicious tacos on the pet-friendly sidewalk patio of this popular Lincoln Park taqueria.

Essence of India

4601 N Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL
This spot offers a big slection of Indian cuisine and a good beer selection too. Dine outside with your pet and they'll make sure he eats in style too.

LICK LICK by Arrfscarf

Streets Parks Special Events,
Chicago, IL
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Chicago's only Treat and Doggie Ice Cream CART for dogs! Everything is bakery fresh and does not contain one single additive or preservative!

Crosby's Kitchen

3455 N. Southport Ave.,
Chicago, IL
Not only does this restaurant have a pet-friendly patio, offering up water bowls and complimentary treats, kids eat free from 4 to 6 p.m.

Division Ale House

1942 W Division St,
Chicago, IL
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Inventive takes on pub cuisine, along with a variety of beers, attract crowds to this spot. Dine on the patio and your pet can join you.

Frasca Pizzeria + Wine Bar

3358 N. Paulina St.,
Chicago, IL
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Order a pizza or pasta entree and choose from dozens of red and white wines. Outdoor tables on the sidewalk are pet friendly.


840 N. Wabash,
Chicago, IL
Get out of the sun on this bistro's pet-friendly patio, and enjoy their house-cured charcuterie and other bistro classics.

Chicago Joe's

2256 W Irving Park Rd,
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Joe's is a neighborhood favorite, with a warm atmosphere and lots of outdoor seating where dogs can you join you.

Gio's Sports Bar

4857 N Damen Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Gio's Sports Bar is a casual restaurant in the heart of Chicago with outdoor patio seating available for dogs.

Cornerstone Cafe

2753 N Western Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Cornerstone Cafe flips the fluffiest pancakes around and has seating for you and your pet to enjoy outside.

Gallery Cafe

1760 W N Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Gallery Cafe serves American fare, free Wi-Fi, as well as outdoor seating for where your dog is welcome.


128 S Halsted St,
Chicago, IL
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Dugan's is a popular dog-friendly Irish Bar in Greek Town Dogs are welcome both inside and outside.

Erie Cafe

536 W Erie St,
Chicago, IL
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A consistent standard Italian steakhouse. Dine outside and your dog can join you, weather permitting.

Waterfront Cafe

6019 North Sheridan Road,
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy a great meal and great views while you enjoy a great meal with your dog on the outside patio.

Brothers Beef

723 W. Armitage ,
Chicago, IL
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Hot dogs, hamburgers, and paninis. Order from the window and grab an outdoor table with Fido.

Fat Willy's Rib Shack

2416 W Schubert Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy Finger-lickin' good BBQ shack! Dine on the patio and your pet is welcome to join you!

Dunlays on Clark

2600 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, IL
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Enjoy classic pub fare on the pet-friendly patio of this restaurant in Lincoln Park.

Four Moon Tavern

1847 W Roscoe St,
Chicago, IL
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Four Moon Tavern offers a tasty pub menu in a friendly setting with dogs welcome.


2647 N Kedzie Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Conveniently located near the train, plus your dog can join you on the patio.
Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill has a pet friendly patio for you and your dog.

Captain Morgan Club

1060 W. Addison ,
Chicago, IL
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The Captain Morgan Club is the largest dog friendly patio in Wrigleyville.


1325 W Wrightwood Ave,
Chicago, IL
Maeve in Chicago is a popular hotspot. They are dog-friendly before 8 pm.


925 W. Randolph St.,
Chicago, IL
We love the wide pet-friendly patio of this West Loop Italian restaurant.

Schoolyard Tavern

3258 N Southport Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Schoolyard Tavern has one of the most dog-friendly patios in the area.

Boston Blackies

120 S Riverside Plaza,
Chicago, IL
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Great burgers and your pet come with if you dine on the outdoor patio.


1938 W Division St,
Chicago, IL
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Jerry's has sidewalk seating so your dog can join you while you eat.

Basil Leaf Cafe

2465 N Clark St,
Chicago, IL
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Basil Leaf Cafe offers tasty Italian fare in a dog-friendly setting.
Lizzie McNeill's Irish Pub and offers lots of pet-friendly seating.

The Fifty/50

2047 W Division St,
Chicago, IL
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Great bar and you can dine on the patio and your dog can join you.

Via Veneto Ristorante

6340 N Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Via Veneto Ristorante has great food, plus they're dog friendly.


3300 N Lincoln Ave,
Chicago, IL
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Bring Fido because he can join you on the patio in the summer.

Finley Mahony's

3701 N Broadway,
Chicago, IL
Finley Mahony's is a laid back bar with a dog-friendly patio.