Top Pet-Friendly Restaurants Where You Can Eat With Your Dog

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Please note: These policies are subject to change without notice. Always call ahead to make sure dogs are still welcomed.

Pacific Catch, San Francisco, California – 415-504-6905 and 415-440-1950

This restaurant is a fish house with branches spread throughout California; with its primary spot at the edge of the Golden Gate Park, Pacific Catch is steadfast in reducing its green footprint on the environment. It uses only ethically farmed fish fresh from the water and incorporates the latest green technology and techniques into its building.

The menu is diverse and constantly modified as the chef strives to pioneer new takes on burgers, tacos, sushi, and bowls; some beef choices are mixed in for meat lovers. There’s a vast patio for you and your pet to relax on as you enjoy your reasonably priced meal.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Huntington Beach, California – 714-500-1140

Lazy Dog Restaurants and Bar is a casual dining restaurant operating over 40 restaurants in 8 states (focused around the West Coast). Founded in 2003, Chris Simms wanted to make the restaurant kid-friendly and incorporated images and drawings of dogs in the decorations.

It has a varied menu with stuff like pizza, small plates, loaded fries, Kung Pao chicken, and dessert that continues to draw in customers. Pups are allowed on the patio and given a water bowl and can choose from their menus if they want a chicken and vegetables or a grilled burger patty with brown rice. However, the policy states that your dog has to remain leashed and can’t eat off of your plate. So, pack the essentials such as water, snacks, a leash, and a collar with up-to-date tags for your pet’s safety. It’s also wise to have a physical pet tag with your pet’s unique microchip # and contact details.

Olive Garden, Orlando, Florida – 407-264-0420

Next on the list of dog-friendly restaurants is the Italian-inspired franchise known for giving out unlimited breadsticks and soups. Taking their slogan of “When You’re Here, You’re Family” seriously, the franchise extends this regard to the non-human members of the family.

You can have a wonderful family dinner out on the patio with your well-behaved pet, and although the restaurant lacks a specialized dog menu, you can give your fur baby food off your plate; after all, what family doesn’t eat off of each other’s plates? Be sure to call your local Olive Garden to be sure they allow pets on their premises, as this policy varies with location.

The Original Crab Shack, Savannah, Georgia – 912-786-9857

With a reputation for having extremely friendly staff that greet your pets and give them water bowls from the jump, The Original Crab Shack has an outdoor seating deck that offers a view of Chimney Creek and allows your dog to relax near you; they also allow resident cats to wander around as they do not disturb diners.

The Shack has a seafood-forward menu and choices from the shore, like beef brisket or a BBQ pork platter, plus dessert. Bought by Jack and Belinda Flaningan in 1938 after they saw a for-sale ad for a fishing camp, the shack has a long-running history of serving and growing with the community. Starting from its origin as a fishing camp, it evolved into the well-loved establishment it is today through the community’s support.

Shake Shack, New York, New York – 646-237-5035

Note: Shake Shack has lots of locations in New York. Call the number above for a full list.
First on the list is a restaurant famous for its shakes, which have been ranked as some of the best shakes in the industry. Starting as a hotdog stand in Madison Square Garden, the fast-food chain quickly grew and now operates in over 400 locations worldwide.

Its menu comprises its famous ShackBurgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custards, and beer and wine. Each location customizes their beverage menu to reflect the location they are in. The Shake shack is so pet friendly that they feature a special dog-centered menu with goodies including pooch-ini, a pup-friendly vanilla custard, a bag O’ Bones, and a doggie bag of 5 outsider tart red velvet dog biscuits. Pets are allowed only in their outside areas.

Tin Shed Garden Café, Portland, Oregon – 503-288-6966

The Tin Shed Garden Cafe is an off-the-wall cafe with an actual tin shed patio in the front for you and your pup to sit and have a meal. The owners are dedicated to serving delicious, organic, and ethically sourced meals, choosing to buy local when possible. They offer takeout and allow reservations to be made, and their menu comprises an adult and kids section, with two options for your dog.

You can start with Fido Food which consists of chicken thighs and sweet potato, and round off with the Doggie Dessert, a blended mix of peanut butter, bananas, and cooled yogurt topped with a crunchy treat. Every Tuesday night is Doggie Love Night, where a free doggy item is given with the purchase of a regular human item.

Lost Dog Cafe, Arlington, Virginia – 703-553-7770 and 703-237-1552

Began in 1985 as a modest beer, cheese, and wine shop, the Lost Dog Cafe has grown to be a Virginia staple with a menu that includes salads, chili, chicken corn chowder, spinach lasagna, over 50 types of sandwiches, gourmet specialty pizza, craft beer and more.

With several outlets spread through south and north Virginia, this spot is well known locally for its dedication to rescuing homeless dogs and cats and uniting them in their forever home going as far as to start a foundation, the Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation, in 2001 and having a portion of their profits go into it.

Baked & Wired, Georgetown, Washington – 703-663-8727

Located in Washington D.C, Baked & Wired is a neighborhood bakery and coffee house that serves quality artisanal goods like moist brownies, unique cupcakes, freshly baked bread, unsweetened iced tea, espressos, and non-espresso.

A literal mom-pop shop, Baked & Wired was opened in 2001 by Teresa Velazquez with her husband Tony, and they are so dog friendly that they have several specialty dog treats called Zillabonez in flavors like peanut butter crunch and bacon & cheese along with dog-friendly outdoor benches. Orders are placed indoors, so you must leave your pup outside while you order. Remember, while you leave your pet outside, it’s an excellent idea to have a physical pet tag with your pet’s unique microchip # and your contact details.