If you love BBQ and bringing your pup with you everywhere, Memphis, TN, may be your speed! Looking for the best dog-friendly restaurants and eateries in Memphis?… Well, we've got the list for you!
Whether you live in Memphis, TN, you're planning a trip to visit, or you're relocating to the birthplace of Rock' N Roll—there are more than enough dog-friendly parks to visit and restaurants to patronize with your furry best friend.
The "dog-friendly restaurant" scene continues to grow in popularity, and Memphis refuses to be left behind. So get ready for some grub with your favorite canine, and check out which dog-friendly restaurants we think are the best in Memphis.
If you're looking for other fun, dog-friendly things to do in Memphis, check out some of their local dog parks and off-leash areas. You can get some fresh air and exercise on a dog-friendly trail or watch as your pup runs around and makes new friends.
And if you don't have the time or physical capability to take your pup on the long walk they desire, you can hire a dog walker! Local Pet Care will help you find the best dog walkers, pet sitters, and pet care pros in Memphis.
But if you're feeling hungry and you're ready to go… Let's jump into the list!
The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, and Bars in Memphis, TN:
Aldo's Pizza Pies
Lost Pizza Co.
Grind City Brewing Company
Wiseacre Brewing Co.
Young Avenue Deli
Railgarten — East Midtown
The Railgarten is more than a place to get a bite to eat. It is the premier place for you and your pup to find something to do. This 1.5-acre spot has something for everyone—including canines. There are picnic tables, hammocks, volleyball courts, and much more.
This restaurant isn't just a place to get a good bite to eat. The Railgarten takes its music scene seriously—making it an excellent place for you and your pup to enjoy some live entertainment. They play anything from hip-hop to folk and even gospel music. Anything local is on the table at this spot.
Loflin Yard — Downtown
Loflin Yard is located at the southern end of downtown. While this establishment is technically a bar, restaurant, and event space, it seems more like an oasis in the heart of downtown.
The space is broken up into multiple areas with three dog-friendly sections. The "backyard" is a great spot to hang out with a bottle of wine and watch the trains go by with your pup. The "front yard" is a community green space for gathering. It is a laid-back setting for food and cocktails. And the "Loflin Falls" space is connected to the "Safe House," which is their indoor dining area. This building even has a deck that overlooks the beautiful Loflin Falls.
Regardless of which section you bring your pup to, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Aldo's Pizza Pies — Downtown
Aldo's Pizza Pies is great for grabbing a slice of New York-style pizza with your furry best friend. While both locations of this restaurant are great, the downtown spot seems a bit more dog-friendly. It could be because it's one of the larger covered patios downtown.
Along with delicious foldable pizza, you can find four-dollar drafts and half-price apps from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Overall, it's an excellent place for you and your pup to get out on the town with friends.
Lost Pizza Co. — Midtown
If you don't want to head downtown, there is another place to grab a pizza pie with your pup. You can find it in Midtown Memphis at Lost Pizza Co. Out front, you'll find a large covered patio and a welcoming staff for you and your canine family member. Lost Pizza Co. is open until 9:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday, and open until 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday.
This pizza business was a dream come true for a couple of college roommates, and it has a genuine, one-of-a-kind experience. It has been so successful that they are now franchising Lost Pizza Co. It was voted the best pizza in its original city, Mississippi, seven years in a row. And now franchise owners have brought this Mississippi specialty to Memphis, TN.
Central BBQ — Midtown
Grab a plate of barbecue at a Memphis staple called Central BBQ. Highly touted as one of the best barbecue places in the entire city, you will be satisfied by Central BBQ. On Central Avenue, you'll find one of their locations that offer an outdoor covered—and seasonally enclosed—patio that is perfect for you and your dog to enjoy together.
You can call ahead or order at their to-go window. If you are still determining what you want, the staff all have their favorites and seem happy to share them. Not only are the meats great—especially the pulled pork—but the sides are equally fantastic. If you love good barbecue beans, they are a must-have on your visit to Central BBQ.
Grind City Brewing Company — Washington Park
Grind City Brewing Company is located near Washington Park, near the mighty Mississippi River. Taking on the grit and grind of the hometown Memphis Grizzlies, this brewery has the vibe that makes you want to come to hang out after work.
Located just north of downtown, Grind City Brewing Company is the perfect spot for people—and canines—to gather after a long day of work. With a large grassy area that often has cornhole boards and picnic tables, your pup will love joining you.
There isn't anything better than your pup, your pals, and a pint. Grind City Brewing Company takes pride in providing a great space where you can enjoy all of that.
Wiseacre Brewing Co. — Binghampton
From one brewery to another. Wiseacre Brewing Co. on Broad Avenue is another location for you and your dog to hang out with your friends—including the furry ones! Wiseacre Brewing Co. founders spent nearly a decade doing their best to perfect the brewing process before they launched in Memphis. They spent time learning all over the United States, France, Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.
There are now two locations of Wiseacre Brewing Co., one downtown and one in the Binghampton area. The one on Broad Avenue is a little better for your pup because dogs are actually allowed in the taproom with you. Either way, there is plenty of space for you and your dog to grab a pint and hang out at both locations.
Young Avenue Deli — Cooper-Young
What is a food list without a good sandwich shop? Well, Young Avenue Deli is more than just sandwiches, but that is their specialty! You won't be disappointed, from the classic Rueben to the Muffaletta and the Sam I Am. In addition to sandwiches, you can find one of the best beer menus in the area, plus a large outdoor patio that welcomes your fur baby with open arms. And on top of all of that, they have fresh-cut fries! Honestly, what else could you want from a deli?
What Is There to Do in Memphis with Dogs?
Now that you've read about all these incredible dog-friendly eateries in Memphis, TN… I don't think you'll be wondering what to do, or where to go on your next visit!
While these might be the top eight, there are plenty more to choose from in the Memphis area. You could make it a goal for yourself to try out each of these restaurants until you find your favorite. Every weekend could be a new adventure with your precious pup sitting right by your side.
For more great articles about dog-friendly activities and pet-parenting advice, check out the Blog at LocalPetCare.com.