Recently, a friend wanted to introduce me to her new dog while we could both enjoy a bite to eat. And until someone says that, you might not think much about places you can dine with your dog. (We ended up going to Velvet Taco.)
Dallas is a patio city where people like to sit outdoors a lot, and many restaurants welcome our four-legged companions. This list is by no means exhaustive, but here are 14 more restaurants with pet-accessible patios featuring a range of locations, concepts, cuisines and settings where Fido or Frisky can sit while you sip.
Mutts Canine Cantina. This Uptown locale was designed specifically as a dog park where their masters could get a drink themselves.
Eatzi’s Market and Bakery. All locations of this grocery-with-food-service, including the Oak Lawn location, accommodate dogs.
Hunky’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers. Everyone’s welcome at the gayborhood burger joint.
Parigi. How Parisien is it to eat on a sidewalk cafe with dogs in tow?
North Italia. The new Italian concept in Uptown’s Union development has two outdoor patios.
Mattito’s. The Tex-Mex institution is pet-friendly.
Katy Trail Ice House. A perfect place to stop by after a walk with your best friend where you can get a beer, and he can cool down with water.
JINYA Ramen Bar. The new Japanese eatery is open in Victory Park.
Rodeo Goat. The cas burger joint in the Design District has an outdoor patio.
SkinnyFATS. Whether you want to indulge or eat healthy, your pet can feel at home at the McKinney Avenue new spot.
Truck Yard. Outdoorsy, with several food trucks and counter service, this Lower Greenville hang is super chill.
Elm Street Cask and Kitchen. Downtown residents can stop in for one of this restaurant’s many whiskey based cocktails or Southern-inspired food.
Flower Child. Just because Rex eats from a can doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice freshness.
Blue Sushi Sake Grill. The Uptown Asian restaurant serves fish… but welcomes mammals, too.
Taqueria La Ventana. The gayborhood late-night taco joint serves humans and pooches.
— Arnold Wayne Jones