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The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Bars in North Texas

Dallas is home to dozens of dog-friendly restaurants where you can grab a bite and a drink at the same time your pup plays. Here are some great dog-friendly spots.
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Eno's is one of the best places to bring your dog for dinner. Courtesy Eno's

In May 2008, Parigi’s chef/owner Janice Provost led the charge to legalize dogs on patios in the city of Dallas. Today, it’s hard to imagine dining without doggies—it’s practically an American right. Restaurants and dog owners have a list of simple rules they must follow, but your best dog won’t care as long as they’re leashed and by your side. With patio season upon us, here’s a list of top dog-friendly spots for Spot where people and their furry friends alike can sit, stay, and play all day. 

3 Nations Brewing 

The entire Carrollton taproom is pretty much a patio, and the only place pups are off-limits is inside the air-conditioned space. The warehouse and the outdoor patio are huge, and you’ll find plenty of seating for you and your dog while you sip on German, English, and Belgian-inspired beer (the three nations!). 1033 E. Vandergriff Dr., Carrollton.  

Cane Rosso 

Cane Rosso may mean “great pizza” to many in Dallas, but it literally translates to “red dog” in Italian. Founder/owner Jay Jerrier’s first dog was a red-haired Hungarian Vizsla and became the restaurant’s namesake and also the inspiration for Cane Rosso Rescue, which translates to lots of extra dogs at Jerrier’s home while they await adoption. Each location’s patio has a different vibe, but the common theme is a lively place for people of all ages and their mutts to hang out over a shared meal. Multiple locations.  

Eno’s Pizza Tavern 

The infinitely walkable Bishop Arts District is a dog owner’s dream, but when it’s time to take a load off, the sidewalk patio makes a great place for the pups to nap under the canopy of trees while you fuel up on food and quench your thirst with a variety of beverage options. 407 N. Bishop Ave. 

Ferris Wheelers Backyard and BBQ 

Sit under the glow of the tiny Ferris wheel with your pup during the backyard’s “Yappy Hours,” where food and drink specials are aplenty. Dogs can play with toys, and you can bop along to the live music. Dogs aren’t limited to just Yappy Hours—they’re welcome all year round. 1950 Market Center Blvd.  

Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House 

Dogs are always welcome on the patio at Goodfriend—it says so right on the website. The restaurant has a cult-like following of folks looking for delicious burgers, crisp brews on top, and excellent patio energy. 1154 Peavy Rd. 

La La Land Kind Cafe 

Everything’s feel-good about this coffee shop and cafe in an old house, from the mission of employing older foster kids to the “dog parking” area in the backyard, which features string lights and plenty of comfy furnishings. The chain’s expanded from its tiny house in Lower Greenville, but all locations are dog-friendly. (Tip: ask if they have any yellow bandanas for your furry friend.) Multiple locations.  

LORO 

The Asian-barbecue fusion restaurant offers more than yummy sesame noodles and frozen cocktails. The North Texas LORO locations—one in East Dallas and another in Addison—both have sprawling patios, water bowls for pups, and outdoor heaters and fans for hours of lounging. 1812 North Haskell Ave.; 14999 Montfort Dr. 

Mutts Canine Cantina 

It’s not unusual for dogs to outnumber people at this Uptown dog park/outdoor eatery. If you needed to know how this ranks among our pet-friendly bars and restaurants, there are three separate areas for big dogs, small dogs, and well-behaved homo sapiens. In addition to being able to run free and splash around in pools with fellow four-legged friends, dogs have the added perk of their own menu items, including pupsicles and mini beef franks. 2889 Cityplace W Blvd. 

Parigi 

The mutt movement started here, so there’s no way this Oak Lawn bistro wasn’t going to make the list. Dogs of all shapes and sizes can be found mingling with their humans at lunch, brunch, and dinner under the bright yellow umbrellas on the friendly patio, which has the laid-back vibe of a Parisian sidewalk cafe. 3311 Oak Lawn Ave. 

Terry Black’s Barbecue 

As if you couldn’t be tempted enough by Terry Black’s smoked barbecue, you’ll be pleased to know your dog will be able to bask in the smokey goodness with you. Dogs on leashes are always welcome on Terry Black’s patio in Deep Ellum. 3025 Main St. 

Truck Yard  

Everyone loves to frolic around in the great outdoors at this Lower Greenville beer garden and hangout that’s almost one big outdoor patio entirely. With old truck beds turned into seating, occasional live music, a bar made out of an Airstream trailer, a cheesesteak kitchen, happy hour specials, and an ever-rotating parade of food trucks, this destination just off Greenville Ave. couldn’t be more perfect for pets. 5624 Sears St. 

Bonus classics: You can’t go wrong with Lee Harvey’s in the Cedars or the Katy Trail Ice House in Uptown. They’re two of the city’s most prominent patios, so they probably need no introduction. We just felt like we couldn’t leave them off. 

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Nataly Keomoungkhoun joined D Magazine as the online dining editor in 2022. She previously worked at the Dallas Morning News,…
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