Philly on a Leash: Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Philadelphia

Philly on a Leash: Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Cafes in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to some of the most iconic food creations ever: Philly Cheesesteaks, hoagies, and water ice. So, if you happen to pass by, make sure you get yourself some. However, if you want to avoid your pup's sad eyes while you indulge, you can opt for these dog-friendly restaurants and cafes in Philly:

White Dog Cafe

You won't have to wonder if this restaurant is dog-friendly, the name White Dog Cafe says it all. You can indulge in any of its dining rooms decorated with cute dog decor and fixtures. The Living Room houses the cafe's famous "Blue Dog" painting, while the Porch has birdhouses and furniture made with reclaimed wood. It has a large fenced-in area where you and your dog can enjoy your meals together.  

Cantina Los Caballitos

Have a fill of your favorite Mexican food with your dog at Cantina Los Caballitos. They have a patio where you can bring your pup. They will be served a complimentary water bowl while you enjoy your Shrimp Tostadas and Cantina Margarita.

Tria Cafe

Serving eclectic international small plates, Tria is an excellent option to bring your date to a dinner date. They have a great selection of wine and will give your dog a bowl of water when you order. Its friendly staff adores dogs as much as you do, so the atmosphere is one of fun and relaxation.

Rowhome Coffee

A perpetual celebration of Philly's comfort food and the best coffee from all over the globe, Rowhome Coffee is an excellent dining option for you and your pup. Order from their wide array of breakfast sandwiches and soft pretzels paired with your favorite coffee blend. As for your pupper, they will get a complimentary dog treat, so you'll both enjoy the experience!

Craft Hall

Barbeque towers stacked with three layers of different meats, three sides of pork shoulder, brisket, and spare ribs. Mouth not watering yet? This is what you can expect when you take your puppy on a lunch date at Craft Hall. They boast of a 2,000-square-foot fenced-in area where you can enjoy beer while your pups have something from their small menu of dog-friendly treats. Its dog park and puppy porch are open for doggo birthdays and other events.

Good Karma Cafe

With a few pet-friendly tables on their patio, Good Karma Coffee lets you bring your dogs to enjoy a wide range of delectable goodies! This coffee shop, located right in the middle of a cozy neighborhood, serves Organic and Fair Trade Certified Coffees. This means no harmful chemicals were used in growing the coffee. Their classic bagel and seasonal drinks are a must-try!

Cherry Street Pier

A nod to Philadelphia's creative, diverse, and historic atmosphere is Cherry Street Pier. It is one of the best places to hang out with your furbabies, it offers great views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. This place is packed with various activities and experiences to offer you and your pup. From fine dining to art workshops, you'll never be bored here. Enjoy wonderful food and drinks at The Garden or Philly Taco.

Spasso Italian Grill

If you're craving for some Old City Italian cuisine, Spasso Italian Grill, is the best place you and your doggo can go to. Feast on their Meatballs Marinara and Seafood Over Arugula Salad, while their pet-loving staff will provide your dog with a bowl of fresh water.  It is chosen as one of "America's 1000 Top Italian Restaurants,” so expect nothing but the best.

Evil Genius Beer Company

Having a spacious garden, Evil Genius Beer Company lets you hydrate with their special beers while hanging out with your dog on a leash. They provide water bowls for their customers' furry friends while you partake of their finely crafted IPA's (India Pale Ale). Choose from their uniquely named concoctions: There's No Crying in Baseball, Stacy's Mom, and Purple Monkey Dishwasher.

Metropolitan Bakery

Serving two and four-legged Philadelphians since 1993, Metropolitan Bakery crafts some of the best sweet and savory treats AND dog-friendly snacks! Their creations are so exquisite they are served in the city's finest restaurants: Farmicia, Barbuzzo, Friday Saturday Sunday, Vernick Food & Drink, and many others. At just under a dollar, their dog-bone-shaped biscuits are made with flour, garlic, seeds, bacon fat, eggs, and sea salt. These are sure to make any pet and its parents uber happy.

Fiore Fine Foods

For delectable breakfast pastries and sandwiches, Fiore Fine Foods stands out in Philadelphia. This dog-friendly restaurant serves the best traditional Italian savory dishes, gelatos, and a variety of tantalizing coffee and tea blends. After walking your dog through the parks on Front Street, stop by for a quick bite while the staff brings your furry pet a bowl of water to quench their thirst.

Pizzeria Vetri 

With eight tables outside specifically placed for puppy dining, Pizzeria Vetri is one dog-loving restaurant. They take pride in crafting the best and most authentic Neapolitan Pizzas this side of the globe. They'll serve your dog with a water dish filled with ice cubes and look after their needs to ensure everyone is happy and cozy.

Memphis Taproom

With an Instagram solely dedicated to dogs, Memphis Taproom is a certified dog-loving business. Their patio welcomes doggos of all kinds with open arms, serving a vegan-friendly menu and a rotating beer selection.

Morgan's Pier

A backyard beer garden, Morgan's Pier lets you enjoy stunning views and cool breeze from the Delaware River. Enjoy your favorite snacks and drinks with your furbaby while listening to live music on the waterfront. They host events such as "Yappy Hours," sell “Dog Mom” and “Dog Dad” pint glasses, and support the local SPCA while doing it.  Get a taste of their homemade empanadas, fried pork riblets, and cheesesteak egg rolls washed down with blueberry lemonade or their mainstay pier beer.

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