Are you planning a road trip this summer? Maybe you’re just looking for fun places in your area. Either way, chances are you want to find restaurants that allow you to visit with your dog. When you and your pup are hungry for something delicious, check out these dog-friendly restaurants in the United States.
1. Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Somewhere along the line, while choosing menu items and purchasing restaurant equipment, Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant decided it wanted to be a pet-friendly establishment. Located in Virginia Beach, VA, the tavern-style restaurant is just a block from the beach and features gorgeous brick walls decked out in plenty of Beatles memorabilia. While you’re checking out Abbey Road’s assortment of beers from around the globe, you and your pooch can watch your favorite sports team on the wall of flat-screen TVs. Opened in 1982, the restaurant serves everything from shrimp and grits to Jamaican jerk chicken. Bring your pet to the covered sidewalk patio on weekends to hear live music.
2. Creekside American Bistro
You’ll find Creekside American Bistro in the beautiful, sunny Sedona, AZ. One of the city’s most popular gourmet restaurants, the restaurant offers gorgeous views of the Red Rocks while you and your furry best friend try dishes like lamb adobo, Cotija cheese, or spicy adobo with red curry. Inside, a wood-paneled dining room is a home to unique light fixtures. Outside, you’ll find two dog-friendly patios with open views of everything happening around you. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves a full bar daily, complete with quirky cocktails.
3. Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill
Criss-cross back to the east coast and you’ll find the dog-friendly Macky’s Bayside Bar & Grill in Ocean City, MD. After a long summer day at the beach, you can’t help but want to relax at this beachside restaurant. Inside, you’ll find a large space with flat-screen TVs, spacious booths, and of course, plenty of beach decor. The outdoor space is just as spacious and right on the edge of the bay. Spend the evening with your feet in the sand and your dog by your side. While you’re hanging out with friends and family, you can munch on lobster mac n’ cheese, meatloaf, and a range of other American comfort foods. Don’t forget to end the night with a frozen drink, a delicious cocktail, and a dance while the DJ spins his tunes every night.
4. Norm’s Eatery & Ale House
Located in the Fremont neighborhood in Seattle, WA, Norm’s Eatery & Ale House is a dive bar with amazing pub food. Locals and tourists alike love this dog-friendly place. In fact, the colorful interior of the eatery is filled with photos, sculptures, and paintings of dogs. You can take your dog inside, play trivia and bingo, join in on special events, or simply hang out with a lot of other dog-loving people. For those who prefer the open air, there are also a few tables outside on the patio. Keep in mind that Norm’s is often busy and full of other dogs, so consider your pup’s personality before taking him to this eatery.
5. Pub Dog Colorado
Pub Dog Colorado is special in that it’s the only indoor-outdoor eatery in the state that allows dogs to eat alongside their owners. The inside is dog-free, but you can pick up food at the counter and head to the 1300-square-foot patio where you can hang out and eat with your pup. There are also 3,000 square feet of fenced-in area for your dogs to play off-leash. Everything you order at this Colorado Springs-area establishment is brought to you in stainless steel doggy bowls, whether you’re eating it or your pup is. Try everything from chicken nachos to pizza, sandwiches, and a range of other foods. A full bar also serves craft beers, wine by the glass, and some unique cocktails.
Whether you’re checking out the mountains in Colorado or hanging out by the beach in Maryland, there are dog-friendly restaurants all around the country. Find one for you and your pup to enjoy for your next adventure.
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