Dine with Your Pup: Top Dog-friendly Restaurants in Boston

Dine with Your Pup: Top Dog-friendly Restaurants in Boston

Ready to embark on a culinary adventure in Boston? If you're eager to explore the vibrant Beantown scene but can't bear to leave your beloved pooch behind, fear not! We've compiled a list of the most enticing dog-friendly restaurants, cafes, and patios in the city that you simply can't afford to miss.


Dog-friendly restaurant Toro serves authentic Spanish tapas and other dishes in its front and back dining areas. You can indulge in their menu, featuring a robust selection of hot and cold dishes crafted by their award-winning chefs. Crowd favorites include patatas brava, bone marrow, and burrata.


Night Shift Brewing

Not just a place for beverages and ideas, Night Shift Brewing is also a place for everyone, including our furry friends. With its dog-friendly patio, you can enjoy beers, cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks, and coffee with your pup, knowing that they are just as welcome as you are. Some locations hold trivia nights, food trucks, and fun runs, among others, making it a truly inclusive space.


The Friendly Toast 

Satisfy your craving for delectable breakfast fare any time of the day with The Friendly Toast. It has several locations with outdoor patios that welcome diners with their beloved furry friends in tow. Treat yourself to Cookie Monster Pancakes, Sklarmageddon Omelets, and plenty of alcoholic beverages to choose from. 


Area Four

Serving some of the best gourmet pizza, Area Four is a dog-friendly restaurant you should visit when in The Athens of America. It has dog-friendly decks where you and your pup can relax and enjoy their handmade pizzas cooked to perfection in their wood-fired ovens. They also serve salads, Not Pizza dishes like A4 Wood-Fired Wings, Bread & Butter Pickles, Organic Chicken Gyro, and more.


Cambridge Brewing Company

For a taste of the best brews and burgers, there's Cambridge Brewing Company. Take a swig of their ice-cold handcrafted beers on their dog-friendly patio. The only thing that will make this experience with your dog even better is when you partake of their delish food. Try the Smashed Patty Double Burger or Thai Peanut & Quinoa Salad paired with their flavor-packed house beers.


J.P. Licks

For those with a sweet tooth, J.P. Licks is an excellent place to bring your doggo. It offers a dairy-free dog treat: peanut butter and honey cow paws with a dog biscuit at the side. For the hoomans, there's the Salted Caramel Infused Coffee ice cream, or take a pack of their Lixwiches, their homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches.


Brendan Behan Pub

One of the best dog-friendly pubs in Boston, Brendan Behan Pub serves Irish grub, drinks, and live music. This is one of the few places where pups are welcome inside! Its laid-back ambiance goes perfectly well with a pint of Guinness, a serving of burritos, and oysters. It also has a dog-friendly patio in the back where you can let your dog roam around.


South End Buttery

Enjoy a quick bite for brunch or a cuppa any time of day with your furbaby at South End Buttery. This dog-friendly restaurant has a staff that's very welcoming to dogs. Plus, they actively support several pet rescue charities in the neighborhood. The dogs are welcome at their outdoor tables, but when you come inside, you'll see that the cafe walls are decorated with photos of local rescue dogs and cats.


Sweet Cheeks Q

If you're looking for a dog-friendly barbecue place, you'll find it at Boylston Street: Sweet Cheeks Q. You can enjoy southern style dry rubbed smoked pork ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, and a half pint of SCQ coleslaw. It has an outdoor seating area where your doggo can frolic while you indulge in their wide variety of BBQs.


BearMoose Brewing

Another hangout place where dogs are welcome inside, BearMoose Brewing is a must-visit when in Boston. As long as they're leashed and by your side, you both are guaranteed to have a fantastic experience here. Try their Galactic Haze and Illegal Pouur, among a wide selection of other craft brews. They encourage you to bring food to enjoy with these beverages and take a few cans to go home with you.


The Hourly Oyster House

While The Hourly Oyster House is technically on the fringes of Boston, it's a highly recommended place for dog-loving seafood enthusiasts. It has an outdoor patio that's pup-friendly with covered and heated seating to ensure that you can bring your furry friend any time of the year. Indulge yourself in some Shrimp Ceviche and their A Tale of Two Oysters.


Lobstah on a Roll

Another seafood restaurant that's also dog-friendly, Lobstah on a Roll has three locations you can choose from. You can enjoy lobsters, shrimp, and crab rolls in New England-style buns. For the dog, you can treat them with dog biscuits available on the counters. You can then head on to one of the tables in their outdoor seating area.



A delicatessen and dog-friendly restaurant, Mamaleh’s serves Jewish favorites from potato latkes to noodle kugel. Grab a bite and relax with your pup by your side while taking in the sunshine in its outdoor seating. Of course, you're more than welcome to stay longer and enjoy their Matzah Ball Soup, Challah, Babka, and Knish, among many other deli classics.


OAK Long Bar + Kitchen

An award-winning hotel bar, OAK Long Bar + Kitchen has a dog-friendly patio where you can take your dog with you and stay for excellent food and drinks. They use fresh, farm-to-table ingredients to craft their menu fares, which is a unique combination of American cuisine and bare fare. They have classics such as corned beef hash, vegetarian options like eggplant piccata, and a raw bar with clams and oysters.



Welcoming dogs on its 20-seat patio, Coppa is an excellent place to hang out after walking your pup in Peters Park. Its cozy atmosphere, complete with umbrellas and shareable pitchers, is the perfect setting for enjoying Italian small plates and seasonal beer and cocktails. 


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