Dog Friendly Restaurants

With summer in full swing, there’s no better time to treat yourself and your pet to some of Tallahassee’s top outdoor dining destinations. Whether it’s a weekend brunch or casual dinner, Tallahassee has plenty of four-legged friendly spots. Enjoy a delicious array of local flavors and help unleash your pets’ inner social butterfly as you chill out on the patio and catch the cool summer breeze. You can choose from dozens of restaurants all across town and fetch whatever you’re craving with your furry friend close by. For help finding the right place, browse this list of Tallahassee’s top dog friendly restaurants listed by district.

Midtown Caboose

Bring your pup to this laid-back, railroad-themed spot, famous for their wildly inventive burgers and sandwiches. From the Train Robber to the Quilted Piggy to the PB&J burger, Midtown Caboose has menu options to please every palate, including man’s best friend.

Bella Bella

Enjoy an evening out without having to leave your pet at home. At Bella Bella you can share signature Bubble Bread with your dog as you unwind on the patio, sipping wine and savoring menu favorites like the Chicken Parmesan or Manicotti.

Kool Beanz

Kool Beanz Café is an eclectic American restaurant offering a colorful array of dishes in an offbeat setting. Bring your dog along as a dining partner and try their Walnut Floured Trout or their Pepper Flank Steak.

Table 23

Table 23 offers a menu and a patio brimming with local character. Lit by the gentle glow of hanging string lights, you can bring your pup along to enjoy an evening filled with great food and great atmosphere.

Taco Republik

Try tail-wagging favorites like the Cola-Braised Pork Carnitas and the Blackened Pollo Taco from Taco Republik. This fast-casual spot is perfect for grabbing a quick bite before hitting the dog park.

Krewe de Gras

Get yourself and your dog in the Mardi Gras mood with some Big Easy eats at this rollicking, New Orleans-themed bar featuring a Cajun menu, cocktails, live music & happy hours.

Ology Brewery Co.

Ology is a great meeting place for humans and pets alike. Sip locally brewed favorites like Sensory Overload and Quantum Stimuli while your dog mingles amongst fellow furry friends.

Madison Social

Transform your dog into a social butterfly at one of College Town’s most popular restaurants, where hand crafted cocktails, doggy bowls, and gastro pub creations like the BLT dip and Greek Nachos are waiting, along with tons of outdoor seating.

Centrale

Lady & The Tramp has nothing on Centrale. This upbeat Italian restaurant offers a beautiful patio where your pooch will feel at home as you browse a menu filled with crazy good pizza and wonderful wine options.

Township

Take your dog for a walk over to Township, a beer garden with a wide-open floor plan ideal for man’s best friend. Your pooch can stretch out and roll around while you order a stein full of craft beer and some of their Nashville Chicken and Mac n Beer Cheese.

Coosh’s

At Coosh’s, every day is like Mardi Gras, so bring your dog along to celebrate with a menu of New Orleans style favorites like their Boudin Sliders, Bourbon Street Po’ Boy, or authentic Muffaletta.

Tin Lizzy’s

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina offers a gorgeous outdoor patio that you and your pet will appreciate. Sit back, relax and share some chips and house-made guac while you people watch from the heart of Tallahassee’s College Town.

Vale

Share health conscious table scraps with your furry friend as you dine on a customizable bowl from Vale. Enjoy rotating favorites like the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Sriracha Meatballs, Chipotle Mac n Cheese and shredded Brussels Sprouts.

Momo’s

Post up beside your dog with a pizza slice the size of your head. This longtime Tallahassee pizza joint has a place on its patio for you and your dog to marvel at its massive slices and enjoy an evening of great food, great beer and even greater company.

Chicken Salad Chick

Sit outside at Chicken Salad Chick and treat yourself and your dog to health conscious, Southern-inspired chicken salad creations like the Fancy Nancy or the Kickin’ Kay Lynn.

Island Wing Company

Choose from a medley of delicious baked wing flavors like Tiki Fire, Mango Habanero and Kickin’ Honey Bourbon, to name a few. Your pup can join you on the patio, where live music is on the menu several nights a week.

Gordos

Bring your dog over to Gordo’s and enjoy its colorful, laid-back patio as you order up some authentic Cuban cuisine. Black Beans and Rice for man’s best friend and the Pan Con Lechon for you!

Hopkins Eatery

Your furry friend will enjoy our friendly service while you enjoy a menu with options including fresh healthy specials like the Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwich and vegetarian items like our Spin Sandwich.

Mellow Mushroom

Your pooch will love the shady patio just as much as you’ll love our specialty hand-tossed pizzas, calzones, salads, and sandwiches. Try the Kosmic Karma or Chicken Caesar Pizza for bold, fresh flavors served on signature Spring Water Dough.

 

Andrew’s Capital Grill & Bar

Located in the heart of downtown, Andrew’s offers a menu overflowing with classic American fare, craft beers and a dog-friendly patio perfect for people watching, particularly during lazy weekend brunches.

Harry’s Seafood & Grill

A trendy gathering spot for jambalaya and other Big Easy grub, both you and your pooch will enjoy the outdoor patio with views of the fountain and all of downtown Tallahassee. Bon appetit!

Bird’s Aphrodisiac Oyster Shack

This down-to-earth, no frills seafood joint features oysters with diverse toppings, sandwiches, live entertainment, and outdoor picnic tables for you and mans best friend. It’s also known for having some of the best burgers in town, if your dog’s not the only carnivore in the family.

 

Happy Motoring Company

Tallahassee’s newest addition to the emerging South City district, Happy Motoring has a variety of craft beer on tap, a wide-open turf patio for your pooch to play, modern picnic tables and local food trucks.

Bandidos Burritos

Groovy, laid-back eatery doling out tacos, burritos & other classic Mexican eats, plus desserts. Bring your dog for happy hour and get $1 tacos from 4:20pm-7:20pm.

The Edison

What dog doesn't love The Edison? With patio views overlooking the natural beauty of Cascades Park and a contemporary menu offering scratch-made daily specials and tasty charcuterie, both dog and owner can’t go wrong.

Proof Brewing Co.

Explore the creative haven of Railroad Square with your favorite furry friend and stop into Tallahassee’s leading local brewery, where delicious craft beer and a beautiful dog-friendly patio await.

Merv’s

Enjoy outdoor seating with your pup close by as you dine on some of Tallahassee’s best grilledcheese sandwiches. Merv’s utilizes locally sourced ingredients to deliver handcrafted sandwiches like their Brie & Bacon Melt. 

The Crum Box Gastgarden

Nestled in a corner of Railroad Square Art Park is our red caboose where we serve up hot hoagies and cold beverages with a spacious patio perfect for your pooch. Folks know them best for their many “grind to grill” sausages.

 

The Blue Halo

If your dog is craving a little luxury in his life, the Blue Halo is a high-end steakhouse offering seafood items, a martini & wine bar, and beautiful outdoor seating for the most well behaved dogs. (Or any dog, for that matter.)

Mom & Dad’s Italian Restaurant

Skip the doggy bag and bring your pup straight over to Mom & Dads, where you can enjoy fine Italian dining with ample outdoor seating for your entire extended family.

McGowan’s Hops & Grapes

This local neighborhood restaurant is known for its friendly atmosphere, variety of craft beer, and deliciously hearty food. To add to the welcoming atmosphere, McGowan’s also allows dogs on their patio.

Coosh’s

Get Big Easy eats from Coosh’s original Tallahassee location. The party never stops here with New Orleans inspired menu items like Boudin Sliders, the Bourbon Street Po’ Boy, and their authentic Muffaletta. Their dog-friendly patio makes it even better. 

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Visit Tallahassee

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Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee)

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