Moving to N'awlins? Living in the Big Easy? Or maybe you're just visiting with your pups. Not only is New Orleans a fun and vibrant city for humans, but there are tons of dog-friendly places to go and things to do with your furbaby!
If you've ever been to New Orleans or heard much about it, you'd know they are known for their festivals, party nightlife, jazz music, Creole and Cajun-style foods, and especially for the French Quarter. Plus, there is a ton of historic architecture, heritage, and culture that is all its own.
One thing you may not know is just how many dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and breweries there are in New Orleans. Believe it or not, there are actually over 200 pet-friendly eateries in this city. And with the warmer weather, you could sit out on their dog-friendly patios almost all year round!
Are you looking for a more active dog-friendly outing? You can check out the many dog parks and off-leash areas in New Orleans. Or, if you just need some help finding local dog walkers, cat sitters, and pet sitters near you, click here to find the best pet care professionals in the area.
Now, if you're ready to bring your pup on a fun lunch date to check out some traditional Creole or Cajun food, take a look at the list below.
The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars in New Orleans:
- Another Broken Egg Cafe
- Baru Bistro & Tapas
- Bearcat CBD
- Cafe Navarre
- Croissant d’Or Pâtisserie
- The Crown & Anchor English Pub
- Ernst Cafe
- Flamingo A-Go-Go
- Gazebo Cafe
- Juan's Flying Burrito
- Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe
Another Broken Egg Cafe — 11th Ward
Another Broken Egg Cafe is a dog-friendly brunch, breakfast, and lunch spot that only uses fresh ingredients for all of its unique and delicious dishes. They have a pet-friendly patio that is large enough, but still cozy. And they have an extensive breakfast and brunch menu with all of your typical favorites, but with their own special twists. Plus plenty of options for lunch like sandwiches, salads, burgers, and paninis. And don't worry, they also serve vegetarian and gluten-free food options.
Baru Bistro & Tapas — Uptown
Baru Bistro & Tapas offers traditional Latin dishes from Colombia and the Caribbean using only locally sourced, fresh ingredients. The inspiration for these dishes stems from Head Chef Edgar Caro's own heritage. This dog-friendly restaurant and bar serves brunch, lunch, and dinner, plus a variety of alcoholic drinks. These menu items are most certainly gourmet and unique creations. And they provide a pet-friendly sidewalk patio for anyone wanting to dine here with their pups.
Bearcat CBD — Central Business District
Bearcat CBD is a dog-friendly eatery known for its delicious breakfast and lunch menus. And they have a seasonal dinner menu, cocktails, and even a kid's menu. This restaurant location is in the Central Business District (CBD), and is an expansion of their original location in Uptown New Orleans. Your pup can join you for a meal here on their outdoor patio.
Their menu combines lighter food options they call the "Good Cat" section, and heartier, more indulgent food options they call the "Bad Cat" section. And don't worry about food allergies or dietary restrictions. This place prides itself on having food preferences for everyone! "We always maintain a variety of Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, and Gluten-Free choices amongst our selections."
Cafe Navarre — Navarre
Cafe Navarre is a casual, family-owned restaurant that serves delicious sandwiches, salads, artisan-style pizzas, breakfast, and cocktails. They are located near City Park, and they have a cozy, pet-friendly patio just for you and your pup to enjoy! Cafe Navarre is the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends on the weekend or after a hard day's work. And you're always welcome to bring your furry best friend right along with you.
Croissant d’Or Pâtisserie — French Quarter
Croissant d'Or Pâtisserie is owned by two sisters, Theresa and Maya, who learned how to bake from their grandmother. This dog-friendly bakery and cafe will have you and your pup both drooling when you see their incredible pastries! In addition to their amazing sweet treats, they also serve lunch items like salads and sandwiches. And you're welcome to enjoy it all with your dog by your side on their pet-friendly outdoor patio.
The Crown & Anchor English Pub — Algiers Point
The Crown & Anchor English Pub is located in Algiers Point. You can hop across the river on a short ferry ride and enjoy their pet-friendly dining at their outdoor picnic tables. This dog-friendly bar and restaurant has quite a wide selection of brews, as well as some "snacks" you can eat along with your drink. This is definitely a neighborhood bar where regulars come to meet up with old friends and share life together. And don't forget to check out their Thursday night Pub Quiz and Darts!
Ernst Cafe — Warehouse District
Ernst Cafe is a family-owned restaurant that has been around since 1902. They have a historical saloon feel, and they serve classic Cajun food and plenty of beer. You can enjoy some of their most popular dishes like the Blackened Chicken & Cajun Jambalaya, the Red Beans and Rice, or the Ernst's Gumbo Bowl. And before you stop by, pick up your pup to join you on their dog-friendly outdoor patio.
Flamingo A-Go-Go — Warehouse District
Flamingo A-Go-Go is a fun and funky local restaurant in New Orleans with a large, dog-friendly outdoor patio. "Hop in an Uber and get your crew over to our 7,000 sq. ft. courtyard. It's the perfect place for bar bites, patio drinks and - probably most importantly - puppy play dates!" Their food and cocktails are just as unique and fun as their atmosphere. They even have a life-sized Connect Four, corn hole boards, and a giant-sized Jenga that you and your friends can enjoy in the courtyard.
Gazebo Cafe — French Quarter
The Gazebo Cafe is known as the "home of the original ice cream daiquiri." They have a dog-friendly outdoor covered patio that provides live Jazz music while you enjoy their delicious drinks and food. They serve "great cajun and creole food like Jambalaya, Fried Alligator, Muffalettas, or Gumbo."
Herbsaint — Warehouse District
Herbsaint is a bar and restaurant located in a beautiful historic building in the Warehouse District. "The kitchen is overseen by Chef de Cuisine David Rouse who works closely with local farmers and fishermen, offering contemporary, seasonal French-Southern cuisine with elements of rustic Italian cooking." They also have an extensive wine list. And their staff will help you properly pair your food and drink together. Enjoy all of this on their pet-friendly outdoor patio with your sophisticated pooch by your side.
Juan's Flying Burrito — Lower Garden District
Juan's Flying Burrito has been serving up awesome burritos and tacos since 1997. They were actually the first-ever Creole Taqueria, and now have 4 locations around New Orleans. Their combination of Mexican and New Orleans-style foods has led to many unique and delicious creations. Stop by with your pup and try your own Creole burrito out on their pet-friendly patio.
Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe — Navarre
Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe is a "quaint neighborhood coffee shop/cafe." This pet-friendly restaurant has a very friendly staff, great food and pastries, and delicious specialty coffees. You can stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. And their unique twists on traditional meals will have you coming back for more! With a giant front patio and free wifi, you and your pup could sit here all day long.
Party with Your Pet in New Orleans, LA!
Do you like the sound of these dog-friendly restaurants, bars, and cafes? Well, this list is just the beginning! It's time for you and your favorite fur-ball to take a foodie tour around New Orleans and check out all of the best pet-friendly spots!