Feast With Fido: 8 Spots Where You Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Dog

Posted by Scott Tunstall

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This article was updated in November 2021.

The task of planning and preparing a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. Spending hours confined to a messy kitchen knee-deep in dishes of mac and cheese, trays of green bean casserole, sauce pans bubbling with gravy, pots filled with mashed potatoes, and a hot oven stuffed with a baking bird isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. Thankfully, there are restaurants and hotels that do all the work for you, and even allow your dog to join the culinary celebration on Turkey Day. Here are some of our favorite places where you can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your dog.

1. GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill

Hollywood, FL
“Vegetables? Thanks, but no thanks.” Photo by @meetthebroker

Share Turkey Day with your pooch and enjoy a view under the covered waterfront terrace at GG's Waterfront Bar and Grill in Hollywood, Florida. Indulge in traditional dishes, brunch favorites, autumn classics and seasonal desserts. Thanksgiving dinner options start at $60 per person. Reserve a table or pick up a meal to go and savor it at home instead.

Don’t leave the views behind with a stay at this pet-friendly rental on Hollywood Beach. When you wake up in the morning, take a stroll along the sand at the Dog Beach of Hollywood.

2. Timber Kitchen & Bar

Bangor, ME
“I’m the ‘igloo’ that keeps us together.” Photo by @simon.stumps

Say “timber!” and watch the good times fall into your lap with a delicious dinner in a dome at Timber Kitchen & Bar. Huddle in a bubble with your nearest and dearest at this sleek American eatery and dig into a pet-friendly Thanksgiving feast. Call ahead to guarantee your spot at the restaurant with the much-loved motto, “Work hard, play hard.”

Warm Fido’s paws at the Fireside Inn & Suites Bangor and meet the local pups to spread holiday cheer at Bangor Dog Park.

3. FIG Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA
"Can I help you with your seat, sir?” Photo by @casper_and_cooper

Located at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, FIG Santa Monica is a neighborhood bistro with a seasonally inspired menu that utilizes ingredients from local farms. This year, Chef Jason’s Thanksgiving menu includes sage & rosemary brined Mary’s turkey and Warren pear & ginger cobbler with thyme ice cream. Dine with your dog on the patio before retiring to your room in the Fairmont Miramar with full bellies. You can also order a feast for your family to eat at home here.

A trip to Santa Monica isn’t complete without a walk on nearby Santa Monica Pier and Boardwalk. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you for an evening walk on the planks.

4. Season's At Highland Lake

Flat Rock, NC
Fido, your table awaits. Photo by @seasonsathighlandlake

Season's At Highland Lake is serving up a heap of festive delights for you to enjoy with your gobblin’ German Shepherd on November 25. The mouthwatering menu includes sweet potato casserole, herb-roasted turkey, prime rib and tempting pastries for dessert. Join in on the three-course extravaganza and enjoy it on the pet-friendly patio for $58 per person. If you’re traveling with a small dog, eat, drink and be merry without having to worry about getting home by reserving a room at the Highland Lake Inn & Resort.

Before leaving Flat Rock, explore the trails at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.

5. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Various Locations
“I’m ready for dessert.” Photo by @elphie_selfie

Considered one of the country’s most pet-friendly chain of eateries, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar not only allows pups in their outdoor seating areas, but also provides a personal doggy menu featuring grilled hamburger patties, grilled chicken breast, brown rice and a bowl of water to wash down the goodness. You can book a hosted Thanksgiving gathering for your family and friends at any Lazy Dog location as part of their Houses for the Holidays program. Choose from menus chock-full of mouthwatering dishes like mac and cheese, wild boar chili, chicken pot pie, BBQ bison meatloaf, flat iron steak, ginger soy salmon, and apple-huckleberry open face pie. The cost for the private event is $30 per person or $40 per person for parties of 8 or more, and every guest in your party receives a gingerbread house to build. The proceeds from gingerbread houses sold benefit Habitat for Humanity to help construct homes for those in need.

6. Trace

Austin, TX
Small body, big appetite. Photo by Facebook.com/traceatx

Housed in the pet-friendly W Austin in the heart of downtown Austin, the upscale yet casual Trace will be hosting a four-course Texas-sized holiday banquet throughout the day on Thanksgiving. Savor modern twists on classic Thanksgiving dishes, plus a variety of fall-inspired desserts. Dogs are welcome on the spacious outdoor patio, where pup cups are available for well-behaved four-legged patrons. The cost for Thanksgiving dinner is $85 per person. Call ahead for reservations.

The West Austin Dog Park is only 1 mile from Trace and offers a fenced off-leash area where Fido can get in a turkey trot either before or after dinner.

7. Passerelle Bistro

Greenville, SC
“I’ll have one of everything.” Photo by Facebook.com/passerellebistro

Nestled in the beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy in downtown Greenville, SC, Passerelle Bistro will be serving a full Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stack your plate with roasted turkey, baked ham and all your favorite sides, or sample the special seasonal menu consisting of lunch and dinner dishes infused with their signature French influences. Leashed dogs are welcome on the cozy patio overlooking the park, weather permitting. Call ahead for reservations.

Stay in town for the weekend and embrace the hospitality and charm of downtown Greenville. The Westin Poinsett Greenville provides luxury accommodations and is only three blocks from Falls Park. Fido can also help sniff out Black Friday deals at the pet-friendly Mast General Store on Main Street.

8. Courtyard Restaurant at Kennedy School

Portland, OR
"Thanks for inviting me!" Photo by @mcmenamins

McMenamins breathes new life into historic buildings and transforms them into incredible hotels and brewpubs. Spend Thanksgiving with your Terrier at Courtyard Restaurant at Kennedy School and see for yourself. This Turkey Day, they're carving up a Holiday Turkey Plate for $21 that includes favorites like turkey with gravy and cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and garlic green beans. There's even a vegan plate with vegan turkey and mashed potatoes! Dogs are welcome to keep their owners company on the patio.

It doesn't matter if you overindulge with a second helping and dessert, you won't have far to travel to enjoy an afternoon nap at McMenamins Kennedy School. Dogs of any size are welcome to stay with you in the queen rooms located in the main schoolhouse building.

For more ways to dine with Fido, check out these 18 hotels with dog room service menus.

Where are you and Fido eating Thanksgiving dinner? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @manonallard.