Pet Friendly Restaurants & Cafes

The first thing we usually do after we arrive in a city and are comfortably checked into our room is to go out and try to find a place to eat. You certainly don’t want to be forced to leave your animal alone or order room service because you haven’t taken time to find restaurants or cafes nearby that will allow dogs or cats.

Finding one or two or three pet-friendly eateries isn’t as hard as might think. First, look for places that have outdoor seating and there’s a good chance you’ll be in luck. Find a few places like this and eating out will be a joy. Most likely the proprietors will remember your pet and treat you like royalty. Also, other customers will inevitably come over and tell you that they left their pet behind and will want to say hello.

Of course, there’s always a chance of a calamitous, table-knocking-down episode brought on by undisciplined pets (or people) which might be remembered with laughs later on but is not something you really want to happen. We don’t think it will. In general, we’ve found that there’s nothing better than a well-behaved pet at a café to start conversations and to get to know people you might never have spoken to if you didn’t have your best friend along.

Some of our favorites...

Smoke Daddy

1804 W Division St,
Chicago, IL
773-772-6656
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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.

The Porthole Restaurant

98 Lynnway,
Lynn, MA
781-595-77
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Portland's landmark restaurant est. 1929 is located on the working waterfront of the Old Port, Portland. The Porthole boasts Portland's largest waterfront deck hosting local bands and soulful acoustic acts. OPEN YEAR ROUND! with a pet friendly patio.

Willow Nipomo

1050 Willow Rd.,
Nipomo, CA
805-929-03
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Soak up the local flavor and enjoy the beautiful weather with your dog. Pets welcome on patio and you can join Us for brunch & bottomless Mimosas Saturday & Sunday 9am to 2pm.

Madera Kitchen & Bar

1835 N Cahuenga Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA
213-261-36
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Madera brings the rustic feel of your favorite restaurant, with a modern twist on New American cuisine. Where your dogs are welcome on the patio to enjoy a night out with you. An outdoor fireplace is great on a chilly night to taste test a few cocktails from our full list of drinks.

Winslow's Wine Cafe

4101 Camp Bowie Blvd.,
Fort Worth, TX
817-546-6843
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Outdoor seating allows dogs. Thank you ALL for a wonderful 3rd Winslow Memorial! With your help, we raised funds to benefit the Police K9 Support - Fort Worth and Animal Hope. Thank you to all the men and women of the Fort Worth Police Department and a huge Thank You to the K9 Unit of Fort Worth and their K9 counterparts! A special thanks to our sponsors and to Julien & Lambert Professional Photographers for the beautiful photos! Until next year!

Los Tios Grill

2615 Mount Vernon Avenue,
Alexandria, VA
70329992
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The specialty of the house are the Los Tios Fajitas. The beef and chicken have been marinated with a special recipe that includes lime juice, pineapple juice and herbs. The fajitas are served with fresh flour tortillas, refried beans, rice, pico de gallo, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream. Fajita choices include chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetables or BBQ ribs. All to be enjoyed at the outdoor seating with your pet.

Bailey's Cafe

37 Phila Street,
Saratoga Springs, NY
518-450-1305
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Coffee shop and bar, named after the owner's dog Bailey. Dogs are welcome on the patio. Bailey's Saratoga offers a delicious seasonal menu served by a phenomenal staff.

Whole Foods Market

9607 Research Blvd,
Austin, TX
512-345-5003
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Whole Foods Market is an official pets welcome grocery chain specializing in fresh, organic foods. DogsWelcome to be seated outside.

Sweet P's Barbeque & Soul House

3725 Maryville Pike,
Knoxville, TN
86524777
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This is a BBQ shack with the best juke box in town. You can come by boat or car with your dog and have your meal out on the deck by the water! As seen on Man vs. Food.

Black Cow Cafe

2219 Honolulu Ave.,
Montrose, CA
818-957-52
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Holy cow this place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with outdoor seating that is great for pets and kids. On the menu... from steak to sea food.