67 Dog Friendly Restaurant Patios in Tucson

Last modified on July 12th, 2016 at 10:52 am

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What’s better than eating good food on a beautiful patio in nice weather? Eating good food on a beautiful patio in nice weather with your dog. Granted, this time of year might not be known as our period of “nice weather,” but save this article for future reference.

If you didn’t know, many of your favorite Tucson restaurants will allow you to dine with your furry friend. Most restaurants provide bowls of fresh water for your pup, and your dog will probably be greeted with lots of hugs, kisses, and maybe even a homemade dog biscuit.

And if biscuits aren’t enough, one restaurant offers a complete dog menu.

Below are 67 dog friendly restaurants in Tucson — because nothing’s better than dining with man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

1702

1702 E. Speedway Blvd.
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(Credit: 1702)

1702 is dog friendly and will provide your pup with a bowl of water.

For more information, visit 1702az.com.

5 Points Market & Restaurant

756 S. Stone Avenue
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Located slightly outside of the downtown area, 5 Points offers outdoor seating for your dog.

For more information, visit 5pointstucson.com.

Athens on 4th Ave.

500 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

If you happen to be taking a stroll down Fourth Avenue with your dog, it might be good to know that Athens is dog friendly.

Although they don’t offer dog biscuits, Athens will give your dog a bowl of water.

For more information, visit athenson4thave.com.

Baja Cafe 

7002 E. Broadway Blvd.
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(Credit: Baja Cafe)

In addition to offering a dog friendly patio at both of their locations, Baja Cafe supports the Pima Animal Care Center, No Kill Pima County, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona.

Baja Cafe says, “Rescuing animals is another mission that our staff is committed to.”

For more information, visit bajacafetucson.com.

Barrio Brewing Company

800 E. Sixteenth Street
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Barrio offers a pet friendly patio and bowls of water for your pup.

For more information, visit barriobrewing.co.

Batch Cafe & Bar

118 E. Congress Street
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(Credit: Batch Cafe & Bar)

For doughnuts, whiskey, and a pet friendly patio, Batch is your place.

For more information, visit batchtucson.com.

Bianchi’s Italian

1110 N. Silverbell Road
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(Credit: Bianchi’s Italian)

With comfy outdoor seating, Bianchi’s Italian also allows dogs.

For more information, visit bianchisitalian.com.

Bison Witches Bar & Deli

326 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Bison Witches Bar & Deli)

With an outdoor seating area, Bison Witches will welcome you and your dog.

For more information, visit bisonwitches.com.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

2905 E. Skyline Drive
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Blanco Tacos + Tequila offers a patio with an award winning view. Even better, the patio allows dogs.

For more information, visit Fox Restaurant Concepts

BOCA Tacos y Tequila

828 E. Speedway Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Your favorite taco joint allows dogs, and offers dog biscuits at the front counter.

For more information, visit bocatacos.com.

Cafe a La C’Art 

150 N. Main Avenue
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(Credit: Cafe a la C’Art)

Located inside the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art, the colorful patio area welcomes your dog.

For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.

Cafe Botanica

2150 N. Alvernon Way
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(Credit: Cafe Botanica)

Cafe Botanica, the restaurant hidden within Tucson’s Botanical Gardens, is dog friendly throughout the summer.

For Summer 2016, you can bring your pup for a walk through the Gardens and a seat in Cafe Botanica’s patio until September 30. Cafe Botanica will provide your dog with a bowl of a water and a dog biscuit.

Admission for dogs is $3, or you can purchase a dog membership for $20, which includes daily admission for your dog throughout the summer.

For more information, visit tucsonbotanical.org.

Cafe Passe 

415 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Cafe Passe)

Cafe Passe offers a hidden patio area, complete with trees and Christmas lights.

The restaurant has always been pet friendly, and if you’re lucky, your dog will receive a sweet potato dog treat.

For more information, visit cafepasse.com.

Caffe Torino

5605 E. River Road
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(Credit: Caffe Torino)

Join Caffe Torino on River Road or in Oro Valley for pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit caffetorinotucson.com.

The Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub

6958 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: The Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub)

Visit The Canyon’s Crown for a pet friendly patio.

For more information, visit canyonscrown.com.

The Coronet

402 E. Ninth Street
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(Credit: The Coronet)

Located on Fourth Avenue, The Coronet offers European style country cooking and a dog friendly patio.

In addition to water bowls, your puppy might receive a brioche or puff pastry dog cookie.

For more information, visit cafecoronet.com.

Coyote Pause Cafe

2740 S. Kinney Road
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(Credit: Coyote Pause Cafe)

Coyote Pause Cafe offers a pet friendly courtyard and covered patio.

For more information, visit catmountainstation.com.

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress Street
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(Credit: Hotel Congress)

Cup Cafe offers two dining patios, both of which are pet friendly and offer bowls of water.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Cup It Up American Grill

1101 N. Wilmot Road
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(Credit: Cup It Up American Grill)

Cup It Up doesn’t quite have a patio area, but they do offer outdoor seating for you and your pup.

No word yet on whether their new University location will offer outdoor seating, too.

For more information, visit cupitup.com

Dakota Bar & Grill

6541 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: Dakota Bar & Grill)

Dakota Bar & Grill offers an award-winning, dog friendly patio.

Bring your dog to the patio and the servers will treat your pup to a gourmet biscuit and water.

The patio is not only dog friendly, but also holds space for their very own garden. Fresh herbs and chilies are grown in the garden patio, and used in Dakota Bar & Grill’s dishes.

For more information, visit dakotatucson.com.

Delectables

533 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Delectables On Fourth)

Not only is Delectables dog friendly, but they offer a full dog menu.

The menu, which is prepared without garlic, onions, and is low on sodium, includes:

  • Buried Treasure — Spaghetti with no sauce and a buried meatball
  • Pup in the Chicken Coop — Chicken breast and rice
  • The Big Dog Burger on Rice — Half pound of beef
  • Pooched Eggs — Two hard boiled eggs and rice
  • Dog’s Best Friend — Two pieces of bacon on rice
  • Slurp — Alcohol-free beer

Delectables also offers “Yappee” Hour every Monday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Your pup can eat for half the price with the purchase of one adult entree.

For more information, visit delectables.com.

Eclectic Cafe

7053 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Open since 1980, Eclectic Cafe offers outdoor seating for your dog.

For more information, visit eclecticcafetucson.com.

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El Saguarito 

1763 E. Prince Road
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(Credit: El Saguarito)

El Saguarito offers a full-service pet friendly patio, and will provide your pup with a bowl of water and dog treats.

For more information, visit elsaguarito.com.

Epic Cafe

745 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Epic Cafe)

Another restaurant on Fourth Avenue means another dog friendly patio area.

For more information, visit epiccafe.com.

Falora

3000 E. Broadway Blvd.
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If you’re in the mood for pizza but want to bring your dog along for the ride, you’re in luck. Falora offers pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit falora.com.

Fini’s Landing

5689 N. Swan Road
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(Credit: Fini’s Landing)

With a spacious patio, casual Mexican restaurant Fini’s Landing allows pets.

Fini’s Landing says, “Fini’s Landing has a very spacious patio which welcomes your dog, so don’t leave them at home.”

For more information, visit finislanding.com.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

2985 E. Skyline Drive
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Most of La Encantada’s dining options are pet friendly and Firebirds is one of them.

For more information, visit tucson.firebirdsrestaurants.com.

The Fix, Arizona’s Mac n Chz Headquarters

943 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: The Fix, Arizona’s Mac n Chz Headquarters)

Stop by The Fix for some mac and cheese and dog friendly seating. They’ll happily give your pup a bowl of fresh water.

For more information, visit thefixaz.com.

Gentle Ben’s

865 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Maybe you’ve never seen a dog on the patio, but Gentle Ben’s is pet friendly.

In 2014, Gentle Ben’s offered Puppy Hour every Wednesday and sold “puppy gelato.” From every Puppy Hour, 10% of the proceeds were donated to the Humane Society.

For more information, visit gentlebens.com.

Ghinis French Cafe

1803 E. Prince Road
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Given that Ghinis is a French cafe, Ghinis believes in dog friendly service, just as it’s commonly seen in France.

Ghinis has been dog friendly since their open date in 1992, and will bring your dog water and dog treats.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com.

Goodness Fresh

2500 N. Campbell Avenue
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(Credit: Goodness)

Bring your dog to Goodness for umbrella seating and picnic tables.

For more information, visit goodnessfresh.com.

Hub Ice Cream Factory

245 E. Congress Street
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(Credit: Hub Ice Cream Factory)

Because dogs need ice cream, too.

For more information, visit hubicecream.com.

Hub Restaurant & Creamery

266 E. Congress Street
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(Credit: Hub Restaurant & Creamery)

For American food and great ice cream, visit the Hub with your pup.

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.

Humble Pie

2905 E. Skyline Drive
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(Credit: Humble Pie)

Pizza and your dog. What could go wrong?

For more information, visit humblepieusa.com.

Illegal Pete’s

876 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

One of the newest additions to University Boulevard is Illegal Pete’s. With a large outdoor area, Illegal Pete’s offers pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit illegalpetes.com.

La Cocina

201 N. Court Avenue
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(Credit: La Cocina)

If you’ve ever been to La Cocina, you know they have a beautiful patio with twinkling Christmas lights and live music.

With a beautiful patio like theirs, why not bring your dog? Just make sure he/she’s kept on a leash.

For more information, visit lacocinatucson.com.

The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge

2905 E. Skyline Drive
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(Credit: The Living Room)

The Living Room will happily greet your dog on their patio area.

For more information, visit livingroomwinebar.com.

Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way
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Lodge on the Desert offers a spacious dog friendly patio.

For more information, visit lodgeonthedesert.com.

Magpies Gourmet Pizza

605 N. Fourth Avenue
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Magpies offers dog friendly seating, but only at the Fourth Avenue location. Magpies will bring out a bowl of water for your dog and complimentary popcorn for you.

For more information, visit magpiespizza.com.

Martin’s Comida Chingona

557 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Martin’s Comida Chingona)

Martin’s has been dog friendly for sixteen years and counting.

For more information, visit the Martin’s Comida Chigona Facebook Page.

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Avenue
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(Credit: Maynards Market & Kitchen)

If you want to treat your dog to a restaurant downtown, Maynards Market & Kitchen is your place.

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

Monsoons Tap & Grill

6781 N. Thornydale Road
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(Credit: Monsoons Tap & Grill)

With eighteen beers on tap and fourteen televisions, Monsoons Tap & Grill also offers pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit monsoonstapandgrill.com.

Mutts Premium Hot Dogs & Sausages

806 E. University Blvd.
Hank & Jasper at Mutts (Credit: Mutts)

Hank & Jasper at Mutts (Credit: Mutts)

Mutts is pretty much known for the, well, mutts.

Scroll through the Mutts Facebook page, and you’ll find over 500 pictures of the dogs that eat at Mutts.

For more information, visit muttspremiumhotdogs.web.com.

No Anchovies

870 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: No Anchovies)

No Anchovies offers outdoor dog friendly seating, however, they’re closed for renovations for the summer of 2016 and will re-open in the fall.

For more information, visit noanchoviespizza.com.

NoRTH Italia

2995 E. Skyline Drive
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

If you’ve ever been to NoRTH, you know they offer a very large patio area. What you may not have known is that they allow dogs.

For more information, visit northitaliarestaurant.com.

OBON Sushi

350 E. Congress Street
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(Credit: OBON Sushi)

Who says you can’t eat sushi with your dog right beside you?

For more information, visit obonsushi.com.

Piazza Gavi

5415 N. Kolb Road
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(Credit: Piazza Gavi)

Bring your dog (or three) to Piazza Gavi for pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit gavicucina.com.

Poco & Mom’s Cantina

7000 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: Poco & Mom’s Cantina)

Poco & Mom’s Cantina offers dog friendly patio seating.

For more information, visit pocoandmoms.com.

Prep & Pastry 

3073 N. Campbell Avenue
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With misters and shade, the patio at Prep & Pastry is perfect for you and your dog.

For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.

Red’s Smokehouse + Tap Room

943 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Another University Boulevard addition, Red’s offers pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit redsuofa.com.

Revolutionary Grounds

606 N. Fourth Avenue
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(Credit: Revolutionary Grounds)

At Revolutionary Grounds, coffee meets bookstore.

Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio area.

For more information, visit revolutionarygroundsonline.com.

Rincon Mountain Grill 

12000 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: Allan Garon)

Located inside the Forty Niner Country Club, the Rincon Mountain Grill offers views of the Rincon mountains and seating for your pup.

For more information, visit fortyninercc.com.

Sauce Pizza & Wine

5285 E. Broadway Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Sauce allows dogs in their spacious patio area.

For more information, visit saucepizzaandwine.com.

Shot in the Dark Cafe

121 E. Broadway Blvd.
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(Credit: Shot in the Dark Cafe)

Downtown’s 24-hour Shot in the Dark Cafe allows dogs at their outdoor seating area.

For more information, visit the Shot in the Dark Cafe Facebook Page.

Stray Dogs

78 W. River Road
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(Credit: Stray Dogs)

With a name like Stray Dogs, it’s easy to assume that Stray Dogs allows pets.

Not only do they offer a pet-friendly patio, but Stray Dogs also offers an enclosed dog park. Let your puppies roam free and make friends with other diners!

When bringing your dog, make sure to get a photo taken for a chance to win a Stray Dogs gift card.

For more information, visit straydogsgrill.com.

Street Taco and Beer Co.

58 W. Congress Street
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

If you happen to be walking your dog down Congress, Street Taco and Beer offers seating for your pup.

For more information, visit the Street Taco and Beer Co. Facebook Page.

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

2890 E. Skyline Drive
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(Credit: Tavolino Ristorante Italiano)

Tavolino allows dogs on their patio area. Just make sure your pup is on a leash!

For more information, visit tavolinoristorante.com.

Trident Grill II

2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
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(Credit: Trident Grill II)

The second addition to Trident Grill allows dogs on their patio area.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Truland Burgers & Greens

7322 N. Oracle Road
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

Just opened this month, Truland Burgers & Greens is a mesh between Choice Greens and Graze Premium Burgers. Truland is a full-service restaurant with a complete outdoor patio.

For more information, visit trulandburgers.com.

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Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Avenue
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(Credit: Union Public House)

Like others listed, Union offers pet friendly seating on the patio.

For more information, visit uniontucson.com.

Viv’s Cafe

8987 E. Tanque Verde Road
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(Credit: Allan Garon)

Viv’s Cafe offers a pet friendly patio for your furry friends.

For more information, visit Viv’s Cafe on Yelp.

Veg Box Cafe

75 E. Pennington Street
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(Credit: Veg Box Cafe)

Veg Box Cafe offers outdoor seating, which is, of course, dog friendly.

For more information, visit the Veg Box Cafe Facebook Page.

Vero Amore

2920 N. Swan Road
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(Credit: Vero Amore)

Join Vero Amore for pet friendly seating on the patio.

For more information, veroamorepizza.com.

Wildcat Grill 

9777 E. Sabino Greens Drive
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(Credit: Allan Garon)

Located in the Arizona National Golf Club, the Wildcat Grill offers pet friendly seating.

For more information, visit arizonanationalgolfclub.com.

Wildflower

7037 N. Oracle Road
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(Credit: Wildflower)

Known for upscale American cuisine, Wildflower allows dogs on the patio area.

For more information, visit Fox Restaurant Concepts.

Wilko 

943 E. University Blvd.
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(Credit: Gloria Knott)

When you start to feel hungry after walking your dog down the UA Mall, bring your pup to Wilko.

For more information, visit barwilko.com.

Zinburger

1865 E. River Road
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(Credit: Zinburger AZ)

Last, but not least, Zinburger offers dog friendly seating on the outdoor patio.

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

Gloria Knott is Tucson Foodie's latest journalism and social media intern.
  • Karyn_Zoldan

    Here’s a photo of Jetty Spaghetti eating his “Buried Treasure” at Delectables. He loved going there. His lunch often cost more than mine. Sweet memories. Great article.

  • Erik Shapiro

    Did you know that dogs always drink for free at Zinman’s Food Shop?

  • Emily

    I’ve taken my dog to sauce on Campbell and was told that only service dogs are allowed and that my dog would have to stay on the outside of the patio.

    • Emily

      Maybe only the location on Broadway is dog friendly

    • Interesting. We’ll look into it.

  • Certaintroublemaker

    The go-to spot when my best friend brings my “niece” out with us is Beyond Bread at Speedway and Wilmot—plenty of patio seating. I know the BB on Campbell has patio seating, too.

  • Connie Laeuter

    Montgomery’s in Vail also has a dog friendly patio

  • Greg

    On the NW side visit Noble Hops at 1335 W Lambert Ln. for good food, grog, and plenty of 4 legged friends. The patio is large and either covered or generally sheltered from the direct sun. Water always provided for the animals upon request and generally they just automatically bring it.

  • Jackie

    Pionic Pizza on Campbell has an outdoor patio that is dog friendly. And they’ll bring out a bowl of water for your pup!

  • Brian Cornelius

    Crispy’s on FT.Lowell also has a patio where Conan and I have a delicious fish and chips.