Minneapolis is an insanely dog-friendly city! With over 180 pet-friendly restaurants, breweries, and patios, MSP is a foodie and pet parent paradise!
It seems like anywhere you go in Minneapolis, you can find dog-friendly restaurants. This city is booming with dog lovers and dog-friendly activities! And now that the weather is starting to warm up, it's time to get out there and try out all of the pet-friendly patios near you. While there are tons of options to choose from, we've done our homework. And these are 14 of the most popular and all-around best dog-friendly restaurants, breweries, and patios in Minneapolis, MN.
No time for a doggy outing? No problem! Click here to find some amazing local dog walkers, cat sitters, and pet sitters in Minneapolis. They'll keep your pets active and feeling loved while you're at work or on the go. But if you have the chance, you should definitely check out these pet-friendly restaurants listed below. Many great dog-friendly restaurants have had to permanently close since the COVID-19 Pandemic, so let's show our support for those who are still hanging on!
The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants, Breweries, and Patios in Minneapolis:
- Aster Cafe
- Barley John's Brew Pub
- Bread and Pickle
- Colossal Cafe
- Common Roots Cafe
- The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
- Pizzeria Lola
- Psycho Suzi's
- Sea Salt Eatery
- Smack Shack
- Stanley's Northeast Bar Room
- Urban Eatery
Aster Cafe — Marcy-Holmes
Aster Cafe was called the "best place to go on a first date" by City Pages. They have live music, cocktails, wine, a creative food menu — including brunches — and a dog-friendly garden patio! Staff will even provide ice water for your thirsty pup. And to top that off, they have a beautiful view of the Mississippi River and the city skyline. If you want a romantic date with a dog lover, this is the place for you.
Barbette — Calhoun Isles
This adorable French bistro was named "Best French Restaurant, populist vote" by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine. They have delicious French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All fresh, and mostly organic ingredients with gluten-free and vegetarian options. Plus plenty of wines and cocktails to choose from, including mimosas for the morning drinkers. And, of course, pet-friendly seating on the sidewalk patio.
Barley John's Brew Pub — New Brighton
Barley John's Brew Pub is a dog-friendly brewery with high-quality pub food. They brew their own beer on-site and take pride in their craft. With plenty of great food and drink options, you can have a good time hanging out with friends and your pup out on their dog-friendly patio.
Brasa — Marcy-Holmes
Brasa prides itself on being a premium rotisserie with organic, local, natural ingredients. Their cuisine is American Creole cooking. The meat has all been naturally raised, and they offer gluten-free and vegan options as well. This Minneapolis restaurant has a dog-friendly patio, and they are open every day for lunch and dinner.
Bread and Pickle — Linden Hills
Bread and Pickle serves picnic-style foods from locally-farmed and sustainable ingredients. This restaurant offers a pet-friendly patio, craft beers and wines, live music, and events. On top of that, they are located right on Lake Harriet. So if you want to bring your furry best friend out for a relaxing lunch on the water, check out Bread and Pickle.
Colossal Cafe — Saint Anthony Park & Macalester-Groveland
With two of their four original locations still open since the COVID-19 Pandemic, Colossal Cafe is going strong in both the Saint Anthony Park & Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods. They offer breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee, and "take & bake" menu options. Known for their delicious scones and relaxing atmosphere, both locations of Colossal Cafe provide a dog-friendly patio seating area. Stop by, grab a coffee and some brunch, and enjoy some fresh air with your sweet pup by your side.
Common Roots Cafe — Calhoun Isles
This bakery & cafe uses local, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. At the moment, they are doing to-go orders and deliveries only. But typically, they have a dog-friendly patio, plus their usual indoor seating. These owners are committed to supporting local farmers, being environmentally sustainable, and paying all their employees a living wage, plus benefits. It's not easy being a successful small business while trying to maintain these kinds of standards, but Common Roots Cafe has been doing just that since 2007.
The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar — Howe
This pet-friendly brewery has craft beer, specialty cocktails, and a dog-friendly "pawtio." They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and offer an American-food menu for humans. But The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar loves dogs so much that they created a special menu just for pups with sweet and savory treats and entree items. They even have a discounted "Yappy Hour" plus other unique discounts just for your dog. Make sure to follow them on social media for more details.
Pizzeria Lola — Armatage
Pizzeria Lola is definitely a favorite among many Minneapolitans! This artisan pizzeria is owned by a Korean immigrant who is passionate about food and dogs — she even named this restaurant after her very own pup. This dog-friendly restaurant welcomes all four-legged furbabies onto their outdoor patio, where they will provide your pup with plenty of freshwater. Not only do they serve cooked pizzas, but you can also purchase frozen pizzas to keep at home, or even take-and-bake pizzas to finish baking in your own kitchen.
Psycho Suzi’s — Bottineau
Located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Psycho Suzi's is a unique pet-friendly restaurant. They've received numerous accolades from various press outlets, all listed on their website. With a tiki/leopard theme, two levels of waterfront decks, and multiple bars, this place definitely stands out among the rest. If you're looking for somewhere new and different to mix things up, try out Psycho Suzi's.
Sea Salt Eatery — Hiawatha
This dog-friendly Minneapolis restaurant and brewery specializes in delicious seafood. Sea Salt Eatery is located right in the middle of Minnehaha Regional Park and provides their guests with a large outdoor, pet-friendly patio. While you and your pup are there enjoying the outdoor beauty, don't forget to try out some of their excellent coffee and ice cream!
Smack Shack — North Loop
This seafood restaurant describes itself as "casual and coastal." Starting out as a popular food truck in 2010, Smack Shack wound up starring on the show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" in 2012. And then, officially opening their brick-and-mortar restaurant in 2013, they've been growing ever since. With a fabulous open-air patio, Smack Shack is a dog-friendly restaurant. And their customers rave about their Lobster Mac N Cheese and Original Lobster Roll. This is one place you can't skip out on.
Stanley's Northeast Bar Room — Holland
Stanley's is a dog-friendly brewery in Minneapolis with American pub food and craft beers for lunch and dinner. Plus an all-day limited breakfast menu and weekend brunch menu. But most importantly… they have a dog menu! In addition to their dog-friendly "pawtio," every dog gets complimentary water, a Peanut Butter Woofer, and free use of a yoga mat to lay on and relax. Is this place dog-friendly, or what?! When you stop by, make sure to take a look at all of their sweet treats and entree items on the dog menu for your special pup!
Urban Eatery — Calhoun Isles
Urban Eatery is an award-winning uptown restaurant with beautiful views of Lake Calhoun. They offer fresh and locally sourced menu items, craft beer and cocktails, and a weekend brunch menu. Their patio is dog-friendly, so grab your canine friends and human friends, and try out the delicious meals at Urban Eatery.
Minneapolis sure is a dog-friendly city! With all of these great options, plus many more not listed here, there's always a place for you and your furbaby to eat and hang out together. Let's show our support for all of the dog-friendly businesses by sending them our business. Time to get out there and start eating!