Are you looking for dog-friendly breweries in Dallas? Maybe you're a Dallasite and aren't sure where the best pet-friendly restaurants are located. Here is our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Dallas, TX.
Patio seating and pet-friendly restaurants are growing in popularity across the country—and Dallas is no exception. With the idea of "owning a pet" transitioning to "being pet parents," the desire to take your best friend with you out on the town is growing. Whenever I am preparing to leave the house, one of the first things I wonder is… can I take my dogs with me? Some good news for pet parents is that many restaurants, bars, and breweries say "yes!" to pets.
Because more and more food establishments have opened their outdoor patios to well-mannered dogs, other businesses have followed suit. This has created rapid growth in dog lovers bringing their fur babies with them. If you're walking around town, you no longer need to assume that you can't take your dog with you. So take your pup the next time you meet up with some friends!
In Dallas, you'll find plenty of places that offer more than just a spot for your fur baby to lay beside you. New businesses are popping up that offer a dog menu. On top of that, many places will bring out a bowl of water for your pet. Some even permit your pal inside. By taking your dog with you, you'll get to experience new local restaurants, socialize your dog, and maybe meet some new friends along the way.
If you're searching for a more traditional dog park, we can help you find that too. Follow this link to discover the best dog parks, dog-friendly parks, and off-leash areas in Dallas. Along with a list of places, we will tell you a little more about what they offer.
And if you need to find local pet care, we've got you covered there too. Click here to type in your Dallas area zip code, and we'll show you the best pet services—dog walkers, pet sitters, and more—in and around Dallas, TX.
But if you're just here for the restaurants, bars, and breweries, let's get started!
The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Bars, and Breweries in Dallas, TX:
Mutts Canine Cantina
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Toller Patio Bar + Kitchen
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House
The Ranch at Las Colinas
Katy Trail Ice House
The Shacks at Austin Ranch
Cane Rosso — Deep Ellum District + 5 other locations
Pizza pies, Pilsners, and pups. Cane Rosso is a must-try for any dog lover out there. The owner—Jay Jerrier—appears to have two big passions: authentic Italian pizza and rescuing abandoned dogs.
This dog-friendly restaurant goes above and beyond. The pizza is truly homemade. In fact, the dough is made daily with imported flour from Italy. The pizza sauce is made in-house by crushing San Marzano tomatoes, and the mozzarella cheese is pulled daily. And while the crust is thin, it isn't New York style. Jay Jerrier believes the wood-fired pizza should be eaten with a knife and a fork.
In addition to award-winning pizza, they offer salads, pasta, sandwiches, and an extensive drink menu.
As for his love of dogs, Jay Jerrier started Cane Rosso Rescue. A legitimate 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas. The mission is to raise funds, build awareness for dogs, and find homes for abandoned dogs.
Mutts Canine Cantina — Uptown, Allen, Fort Worth
This establishment is more than a dog-friendly restaurant. It is a dog-lovers culture creator. With the goal of creating a place where two and four-legged friends can eat, drink, and play, you are sure to feel like you all belong.
Mutts Canine Cantina has two dog parks—over 30 lbs and under 30 lbs—a great patio, and a great socializing space. In the private dog park—you can get a daily, weekly, or monthly pass, and they even have dog attendants. These attendants clean up after your pet and ensure they have water access.
On the pet-friendly patio, they offer some excellent bar foods like burgers, grilled cheese, chicken, and fried pickles. Along with the classic bar foods, they have some superb drink options like the "barkarita," fresh squeezed lemonades, and a rotating list of local craft beers. The part that might catch you off-guard is their "woof menu." That is right, a menu just for dogs. And don't forget, "yappy hour" is every day until 6 PM.
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar — Addison & other locations
You have to be a dog-friendly restaurant with a name like Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar. And yes, they even have a statue of a dog inside. This restaurant wants to make sure you feel welcome—regardless of how many legs you have. You will find fire pits on the patio to gather around with friends.
Lazy Dog has friends and family meals, as well as individual meals. The brussel sprouts, crispy deviled eggs, and delicious sweet potato tater tots are amazing. Regardless of what you get, you won't be disappointed. In addition to filling your stomach, this dog-friendly restaurant has something for your K-9 friend too. With two dog bowl options, they can get their own special treat.
Toller Patio Bar + Kitchen — East Dallas
Toller Patio Bar + Kitchen has a gigantic, vibrant patio where your pups can join you. This establishment believes it is patio season year round. They offer happy hour weekdays until 7 PM. This gives you time to get home, grab your dog, and get to Toller Patio Bar + Kitchen to enjoy a nice brew. While sipping your drink, be sure to get your best friend a "puppy pop."
If you are into sports, this would be an excellent spot for you. One of the issues of working all day and then going out to watch a game with friends is leaving your dog at home. Toller Patio Bar + Kitchen has a large patio and 18 big screen TVs. You can really have it all here!
Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House — Eastwood
"Well-mannered dogs are always welcome on the patio" is right on the Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House homepage. If they make it a point to post that on their website, that tells you how they feel about your furry friend.
Goodfriend is a neighborhood bar open Wednesday through Sunday with more than just beers, burgers, and whiskeys. Try a Fajita Philly or an Impossible Burger—you won't be disappointed.
The Ranch at Las Colinas — Las Colinas
This establishment hosts many adoption and rescue charity events every year. So you probably aren't surprised that this restaurant made our list of top pet-friendly restaurants in the Dallas area.
The Ranch at Las Colinas has a sprawling patio that makes you—and your best friend—feel like you are in the backyard of a lifelong friend's house. For you, they have a nice mix of food with a focus on Texas-based comfort foods and a "dash of urban style." For your pup, they have a couple of different dog treats. And for the both of you, they have "Live Music on the Porch."
Katy Trail Ice House — Uptown
No Dallas dog-friendly restaurant list would be complete without Katy Trail Ice House. This is an iconic Dallas patio. When you and your pup enter this restaurant, it is like a backyard party. You and your pooch are guaranteed to do some socializing. The patio has extensive tree coverage that gives relief from the Texas sun. And your dog will be offered a water bowl too. One of the best parts about this spot is it goes right along the Katy Trail.
As for the food, get something off the grill. From patty melts to brats to taco plates, there are so many options you are sure to find something you love. Make sure you leave room for some "TX Whiskey Pecan Pie."
The Shacks at Austin Ranch — The Colony
The Shacks at Austin Ranch is a truly unique experience. This is probably the best place to meet with a large group of friends because of all the options. This spot has six different restaurants with a shared 1-acre dog park and patio. The dog park has mature oak trees that offer shade for you and your friends and lets your dog cool off from that hot summer sun.
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There is truly something for everyone. With a good vibe, great food, and a place for your pampered pooch, why not check this spot out with some friends?
Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Dallas, TX
As you can see, Dallas is a great place to spoil your dog. There are plenty of pet-friendly activities to do and places to go. And now that you know a little bit about each of the dog-friendliest restaurants in town, which one will you pick first?
For more great articles about dog-friendly activities and pet-parenting advice, check out the Blog at LocalPetCare.com.