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 69 dog friendly restaurants in Tucson — because nothing’s better than dining with man’s (and woman’s) best friend.
5 Points Market & Restaurant
756 S. Stone Ave.
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 Ave.
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.
7002 E. Broadway Blvd.
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. 16th St.
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 St.
For doughnuts, whiskey, and a pet friendly patio, Batch is your place.
For more information, visit batchtucson.com.
1110 N. Silverbell Rd.
With comfy outdoor seating, Bianchi’s Italian also allows dogs.
For more information, visit bianchisitalian.com.
Bison Witches Bar & Deli
326 N. Fourth Ave.
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 Dr.
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
533 N. 4th Ave.
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 Ave.
Located inside the courtyard of the Tucson Museum of Art, the colorful patio area welcomes your dog.
For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.
2150 N. Alvernon Way
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.
415 N. 4th Ave.
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.
5605 E. River Rd. • 10325 N. La Cañada Dr.
Join Caffe Torino on River Road or in Oro Valley for pet friendly seating.
For more information, visit caffetorinotucson.com.
Canyon’s Crown Restaurant and Pub
6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Visit Canyon’s Crown for a pet friendly patio.
For more information, visit canyonscrown.com.
402 E. 9th St.
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 Rd.
Coyote Pause Cafe offers a pet friendly courtyard and covered patio.
For more information, visit catmountainstation.com.
Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress St.
Cup Cafe offers two dining patios, both of which are pet friendly and offer bowls of water.
For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Open since 1980, Eclectic Cafe offers outdoor seating for your dog.
For more information, visit eclecticcafetucson.com.
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1763 E. Prince Rd.
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.
745 N. Fourth Ave.
Another restaurant on Fourth Avenue means another dog friendly patio area.
For more information, visit epiccafe.com.
3000 E. Broadway Blvd.
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.
5689 N. Swan Rd.
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 Dr.
Most of La Encantada’s dining options are pet friendly and Firebirds is one of them.
For more information, visit tucson.firebirdsrestaurants.com.
943 E. University Blvd.
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.
Garage on 4th
802 N. 4th Ave.
On Mondays, sit on the dog-friendly patio with your pup and get $1 off any 16-ounce draft.
For more information, visit thegarageon4th.com.
865 E. University Blvd.
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.
Ghini’s French Caffe
1803 E. Prince Road
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 Fruit & Juice Bar
2500 N. Campbell Ave.
Bring your dog to Goodness for umbrella seating and picnic tables.
For more information, visit goodnessfresh.com.
HUB Ice Cream Factory
245 E. Congress St.
Because dogs need ice cream, too.
For more information, visit hubicecream.com.
HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery
266 E. Congress St.
For American food and great ice cream, visit HUB with your pup.
For more information, visit hubdowntown.com.
2905 E. Skyline Dr.
Pizza and your dog. What could go wrong?
For more information, visit humblepieusa.com.
876 E. University Blvd.
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.
201 N. Court Ave.
If you’ve ever been to La Cocina, you know they have a beautiful patio with twinkling fairy lights and live music.
With a beautiful patio like theirs, why not bring your dog? Just make sure they’re kept on a leash.
For more information, visit lacocinatucson.com.
The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge
2905 E. Skyline Dr.
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
Lodge on the Desert offers a spacious dog friendly patio.
For more information, visit lodgeonthedesert.com.
Magpies Gourmet Pizza
605 N. 4th Ave.
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. 4th Ave.
Martin’s has been dog friendly for sixteen years and counting.
Keep up with Martin’s Comida Chigona on Facebook.
Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
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 Rd.
With eighteen beers on tap and fourteen televisions, Monsoons Tap & Grill also offers pet friendly seating.
For more information, visit monsoonstapandgrill.com.
870 E. University Blvd.
No Anchovies offers outdoor dog friendly seating.
For more information, visit noanchoviespizza.com.
1335 W. Lambert Ln., Oro Valley, AZ 85737
The first Monday of every month is Yappy Hour, where guest vets and their staff will be available to answer any questions and give advice on caring for your pet. Dogs are always welcomed, however.
For more information, visit noblehops.com.
2995 E. Skyline Dr.
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 Bar Ramen
350 E. Congress St.
Who says you can’t eat sushi with your dog right beside you?
For more information, visit obonsushi.com.
The Oink Cafe
7131 E. Broadway Blvd.
The smell of bacon is enough to lure canines and humans alike.
For more information, visit oinkcafe.com.
5415 N. Kolb Road
Bring your dog (or three) to Piazza Gavi for pet friendly seating.
For more information, visit gavicucina.com.
2643 N. Campbell Ave.
Pionic will bring a bowl of water to your doggo to ensure it stays well-hydrated.
For more information, visit pionicpizza.com.
Poco & Mom’s Cantina
7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Poco & Mom’s Cantina offers dog friendly patio seating.
For more information, visit pocoandmoms.com.
Prep & Pastry
3073 N. Campbell Ave.
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.
Another University Boulevard addition, Red’s offers pet friendly seating.
For more information, visit redsuofa.com.
606 N. 4th Ave.
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 Rd.
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.
Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
2707 E. Broadway Blvd.
Rocco’s takes good care of doggos on the patio.
For more information, visit roccoslittlechicago.com.
3750 S. Old Spanish Trail
“We have one of the biggest, best, completely Pima county-sanctioned dog patios in the whole county at Saguaro Corners!” -The man CJ Hamm
For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.
Sauce Pizza & Wine
5285 E. Broadway Blvd.
Sauce allows dogs in their spacious patio area.
For more information, visit saucepizzaandwine.com.
Sentinel Peak Brewing Company
4746 E. Grant Rd.
Sentinel Peak happily accommodates canines on their patio.
For more information, visit sentinelpeakbrewing.com.
Shot in the Dark Cafe
121 E. Broadway Blvd.
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.
Street Taco and Beer Co.
58 W. Congress St.
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 Dr.
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.
The second addition to Trident Grill allows dogs on their patio area.
For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.
Truland Burgers & Greens
7322 N. Oracle Rd.
Truland Burgers & Greens is a mesh between Choice Greens and Graze Premium Burgers. It’s a full-service restaurant with a complete outdoor patio.
For more information, visit trulandburgers.com.
Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Like others listed, Union offers pet friendly seating on the patio.
For more information, visit uniontucson.com.
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Viv’s Cafe offers a pet friendly patio for your furry friends.
For more information, visit Viv’s Cafe on Yelp.
2920 N. Swan Rd.
Join Vero Amore for pet friendly seating on the patio.
For more information, veroamorepizza.com.
9777 E. Sabino Greens Dr.
Located in the Arizona National Golf Club, the Wildcat Grill offers pet friendly seating.
For more information, visit arizonanationalgolfclub.com.
7037 N. Oracle Rd.
Known for upscale American cuisine, Wildflower allows dogs on the patio area.
For more information, visit Fox Restaurant Concepts.
1865 E. River Rd.
Zinburger offers dog friendly seating on the outdoor patio.
For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.
Zinman’s Food Shop
111 W. 4th St.
“Dog’s always drink for free at Zinman’s Food Shop.”
For more information, visit zinmans.com.
[This article was previously published on July 7, 2016, and most recently updated on August 20, 2019]