Are dogs allowed in restaurants?
If you take them to one of these 15 pet-friendly dining establishments, they sure are!
Eating out is one of America’s get past times and if you can bring your dog along, even better.
Nothing like sitting and relaxing with your furry friend laying at your feet.
Or trying to entice you to give him something from your plate.
Either way, being permitted to have your dog with you can be an enjoyable and bonding experience.
So, where are dog allowed in restaurants?
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Pet-Friendly Restaurants that allow dogs
The Joy Café is located in Atlanta, Georgia at one of Atlanta’s favorite places to eat brunch. Dogs are always welcomed on the front patio.
Mocking Bird Bistro:
This is a causal place in Houston Texas where you can sit down, relax and kick back your feet.
Your dog can snooze on the rustic front porch while you’re drinking wine and eating Houston’s finest seafood.
Egg Works and the Egg & I:
In Las Vegas, Nevada. The Egg Works are sprinkled everywhere as well as its sister restaurant the Egg & I.
The outdoor area welcomes you and your dog while you chow down on their signature egg dishes.
In a suburb of Los Angeles, the outdoor patio tables are perfect for the 1950’s diner-style favorite for both you and your dog.
The waitresses are on roller skates as they carefully balance the trays of delicious burgers and milkshakes.
In Miami, FL, Ms. Cheezious has a delicious array of yummy grilled cheeses on the menu.
Some of the toppings are spiced apples and buffalo tempeh to tempt your taste buds. Wooden tables located in the outside under towering trees allow you to enjoy the company of furry companion.
Barking Dog Restaurant:
In New York, NY, the Barking Dog Restaurant is so family oriented it even features a dog fountain.
Your dog can mingle with other canines at the fountain while you much on banana pancakes and orange juice which is freshly squeezed.
Mutts Canine Cantina:
In Dallas, Texas, the Mutts Canine Cantina allows dogs on leash to the outdoor patio. It also has a one acre off-leash dog park, with separate areas for large and small dogs.
For Mutts Members. The restaurant even has doggy items on its menu such as vanilla custard with peanut butter and bite size franks.
Located in Morristown, NJ the Morristown Deli has booster seats and doggie high chairs to your pet can eat at the table with you.
Every dog receives a bowl of water and the Doggie Menu changes with the season with treats and doggie desserts.
The Watering Bowl:
Located in Denver, Co, The Watering Bowl has a 7000-square-foot area which is fenced in. This area is part dog park and part tavern dogs are welcome here.
Rita’s on the River:
In San Antonio, Texas Rita’s on the River not only permits dogs but welcomes them to half of the tables.
The menu for pets includes puppy-approved ice cream, dog treats with a free water slushy. A portion of the proceeds of the dog menu purchase goes to the local animal rescue.
Chain restaurants that allow dogs
As well as individual restaurants, there are also chain restaurants which allow dogs.
Below are some which are listed:
This restaurant chain is located through southern California. With the beautiful weather, casual vibe and dog-loving attitude, it’s a favorite of pet owners.
Some of the Jonny Rocket locations even have a menu just for your pet. It includes a doggy hamburger, ice cream treats and carob “ruffles.”
This restaurant is located on the west coast in 19 locations with plans to expand. Their dog menu includes plain grilled burgers and plain chicken breasts and brown rice.
Each location has a dog friendly patio. The dog rules are: your dog must be leashed, no dogs jumping on tables and your dog must have manners.
This chain is located throughout the U.S. and lets your dog lounge in the outside dining area with you.
You can buy a Pooch-ini which is a combination of peanut butter sauce, dog biscuits and vanilla custard or you can just buy a bag of biscuits.
For you, there’s delicious burgers, fries and the ever-popular shakes.
Yes, even the Olive Garden is some locations are dog friendly. If the Olive Garden has an outdoor dining area, it’s possible your dog is welcome too.
You should call ahead, though, just to double-check.
If your local Applebee’s has an outdoor patio, chances are your dog will be welcome too. Calling ahead of time to check to see if your dog is permitted at the Applebee’s in your area is advisable.
Of course, even dog-friendly restaurants have rules and exceptions. Generally speaking, your pooch needs to stay on a leash and MUST be well-behaved.
Can you imagine trying to eat and a strange dog drooling on your toes the whole time? Keep Fido close so he doesn’t disrupt other customers.
If you don’t live near any of these restaurants that allow dogs, call around your own area. You’d be surprised at the places that pets can go to these days!