Brunch With Your Bichon

Posted by Erin Ballinger

As an egg-ceptional reason to catch up with friends and family over food (or just an excuse to day drink), brunch has become a favorite weekend pastime for many, including Fido. Here are some amazing pet-friendly options where you can brunch it up with your furry best friend.

"I woof, you woof, we all woof for woof cream!" Photo by @barriochicago

Barrio, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a trendy Mexican restaurant and bar that serves brunch on weekends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly sidewalk tables where he can order from the Barkio Puppy Menu with options like skirt steak, burger patties, chicken breast, and dairy-free woof cream! Humans will be treated to refreshing house-made seltzers and coffee drinks in addition to culinary delights like fried chicken and churros, breakfast tacos, and lemon ricotta pancakes. Barrio’s famous guacamole, salsa, and a large selection of fine tequilas are also available and can’t be missed!

Book a room at the nearby Westin Chicago River North, which welcomes one dog up to 35 lbs for no additional fee. If you have big dogs, check out the Kinzie Hotel, also in River North, which allows two pets of any size for an additional fee of $50 per stay.

Brunch is another word for love. Photo by @tksburneraccount

Located near Griffith Park in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz, Fred 62 is a good spot to fuel up pre- or post-hike with Fido. Keep your eyes peeled for celebs while you brunch on the old-school-meets-California-cool diner’s sidewalk patio. Fred 62 serves a special brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., but you can order off of the breakfast menu anytime day or night, too! Choose from the Avocado Benny, smoked brisket hash or shakshuka, which you should pair with a bloody mary, cappuccino, or pitcher of mimosas. While there’s no set dog menu, you can treat your pup to inexpensive side items like two scrambled eggs, chicken sausage links, or applewood-smoked bacon.

Stay at The Kimpton Everly Hotel to be in the center of Hollywood and all of its splendor. The beautiful hotel welcomes pets of any size for no additional fee.

Mango’s Dockside Bistro

Marco Island, FL
Bacon! Photo by BringFido/Claire

Brunch with your mutt at Mango’s Dockside Bistro will feel like a mini vacation. The waterside restaurant located on the edge of Smokehouse Bay on Marco Island, welcomes pups to join you at a shaded umbrella patio table. Enjoy the sea breeze and panoramic views of the bay and marina as you dine on buttermilk pancakes, omelets, avocado toast, or one of several varieties of eggs Benedict. Best of all, Mango's offers a dog menu with three options for your pup including chopped bacon, chopped grilled chicken, or Captain's Crunch - a mixture of both chicken and bacon. The breakfast/brunch menu is served on weekends in the late spring and summer from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and is available every day in winter.

Extend your mini vacay to a real one by booking overnight accommodations at this one-bedroom condo at Marco Inn Villas. The cozy rental has two balconies and offers water views and usage of a community pool that overlooks the Marco River. Small dogs are allowed for no additional fee, and cats and larger dogs may also be permitted with prior owner approval.

Brunch with a view. Photo by BringFido/Aditi

Experience the beauty of coastal Cape Elizabeth with Fido while you brunch at Sea Glass. Dogs are welcome at this seaside restaurant’s lounge and at outdoor seating during Sunday Brunch from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Your pup will be given a water bowl, and dog-friendly sides like smoked salmon and bacon are available for purchase. You’ll be in for a real treat with options like the classic eggs Benedict or the regional favorite, the lobster roll. Paired with a cappuccino or freshly-squeezed juice, you’re sure to leave satisfied.

For a weekend retreat, book a room at The Inn by the Sea, the resort in which Sea Glass is located. Dogs of any size are welcome for no additional fee. Four-legged guests receive a bed, bowls, pet towels, and waste bags at check-in and there is a grassy pet relief area on the property and many trails nearby.

Bassett Street Brunch Club

Madison, WI
“I pity the fool that doesn’t let me try this waffle!” Photo by BringFido/Carley

Sit under an umbrella with your canine companion at one of the outdoor tables at Bassett Street Brunch Club in downtown Madison. This eatery has a vintage diner theme and serves up classic comfort food every day starting at 8 a.m. and “brunchy dishes” are available from open until close. Nosh on delectables like the Coconut Cream Pie French Toast, Hot to Tot Burrito, Oatmeal Creme Brulee, or Pork Carnitas Hash paired with a frozen screwdriver or iced coffee. Don’t forget Fido! Order him his own breakfast potatoes or bacon. Parking can be tricky at this location on the weekends, but if you bring in your parking ticket, Bassett Street Brunch Club validates parking in the nearby garage.

Avoid any potential parking snafus by staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Madison Downtown, which is located in the same building. Two pets of any size are permitted for an additional fee of $50 per pet, for stays of 1 to 4 nights, and $75 per pet for stays of 5 nights or longer.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

New Orleans, LA
Lookin’ forward to brunch like… Photo by

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant is easily among the most dog-friendly restaurants in New Orleans. The extra attention given to Fido includes a free Chilly Pup bowl of ice and its Sur-Fur menu with options like dog-friendly fro-yo, burger patties and grilled chicken. This casual surfer-themed eatery has a brunch option just for pups: the Rover Easy (two scrambled eggs), served anytime but perfect during brunch on the weekends from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. For humans, brunch choices range from loaded salads and breakfast burgers to the Serious Brunchos, an almost sinful plate of nachos smothered in black beans, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole and queso. Wash it all down with bottomless mimosas or bloody marys. Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant also welcomes pups for brunch at their Biloxi, MS location.

Spend the night in the Big Easy at Lafayette Hotel Suites Downtown which welcomes two pets up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $65 per stay. The hotel is conveniently located on Lafayette Square which is a good place to take Fido for a walk and the park frequently hosts dog-friendly weekend events you can hit up after brunch.

Tavern at Towne Lake

Woodstock, GA
Bloody marys are golden! Photo by Tavern at Towne Lake

Enjoy golf course views from the large dog-friendly, covered patio during brunch at the Tavern at Towne Lake in Woodstock. You’ll feel right at home at this upscale casual restaurant that will welcome Fido with a bowl of refreshing water while you peruse the menu. Brunch offerings include challah French toast, chicken n’ waffles, shrimp and grits, and biscuits filled with ham, bacon, sausage or topped with pepper gravy. Wash it all down with a bloody mary or a mimosa and treat your pooch to a side of bacon or sausage. Tavern at Towne Lake serves brunch every Sunday starting at 11 a.m.

Spend the weekend on Lake Allatoona in Woodstock at this unique one-bedroom apartment with a fenced-in yard for Fido. Two dogs of any size are welcome for an additional fee of $75 per pet, per stay.

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Town Square

Las Vegas, NV
“Brunch is the best!” Photo by @mr.zestydragon

In Las Vegas, enjoy brunch with man’s best friend on the patio of Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar - Town Square every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition to the free ice water, order your pooch a dog bowl filled with rice, veggies, and his choice of beef or chicken, or bacon and scrambled eggs from the kids’ menu. You won’t be left out while Fido happily chows down. Lazy Dog’s brunch menu features donut holes sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and served with Nutella dipping sauce, big breakfast burritos, four-cheese quiche, and DIY mimosas and bellinis. If Vegas isn’t on your travel itinerary, the chain also has dog-friendly restaurants located across the nation.

If you’re looking for a place to stay nearby, check out Homewood Suites by Hilton Las Vegas. The hotel welcomes two pets up to 100 lbs for an additional fee of $50 (for stays of 1 to 4 nights) and $75 (for longer stays).

What is your favorite dog-friendly restaurant for brunch? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by iStock/Eva-Katalin.