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Dinner at Rue de Jean
Rex enjoying the patio at 39 Rue de Jean
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Dogs are welcome on this quaint French cafe and bar's sidewalk patio. Featuring traditional brasserie cuisine, "Rue" is a spot where Charlestonians meet to break bread and clink glasses of beer and wine. Popular menu items include steak frites, coq au vin, escargots, and inexplicably good sushi. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch on Sunday.


BringFido Traveler Rating

39 Rue de Jean has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 8 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 1,017 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • Mar. 24, 2019
    A Delightful Experience

    Great french food tucked off the main street. Loved not only my lunch there but my golden boy was spoiled too. Nice shade, water

  • More than a year ago
    Best dog friendly restaurant in Charleston

    39 Rue de Jean was a must-see vacation spot for me after looking for outdoor cafes that allow dogs. I loved this place! The ambiance was so Parisian. It was very convenient to the visitor’s center garage. Tucked in an alley with a shady roof, it was a perfect place on a hot day for a cool lunch. The quiche and croissant sandwiches were excellent. The staff was so friendly, and the social media manager even took photos of our dog. I would go back anytime,

  • More than a year ago
    Paris in Charleston?

    Yep, the real deal. Great food well prepared authentic and the best part, dog friendly. Waite staff showed up with the dog bowl as we sat down. Friendly, nice outdoor seating, cafe style in an alley way, just like Paris. Don't miss this one 6 stars if we could

  • More than a year ago
    Great place!

    We went to this place because on a particularly chilly night in Charleston, we knew that they had an outdoor patio with a heater. The waiter took the time to light the heater even though it we were the people out there. It was also wonderful food and they brought our dog water! We would go there many times more if we were staying longer!

  • More than a year ago
    Very Dog Friendly

    We come to Charleston often and this is always our first stop. We brought our Jack Russell with us for lunch the last time we were here and the staff was so nice to her. Excellent food and service.

  • More than a year ago
    Fine Dining with "ZAK"

    39 Rue De Jean deserves 6 bones. The staff are very canine friendly and the outside patio is larger than most we've encountered. I'm not a food critic but the menu is extensive and very well done. From Sushi to Lamb Shank? Yes. From Martinis to fine wine? Yes. All was excellent. A true recommendation if you're in Charleston with "Fido".

  • More than a year ago
    Fantastic surprise

    A very good french restaurant that allows dogs. Amazing food, good prices and excellent service, especially for the dogs. Baby friendly, also. The patio is covered, heated, very cozy and as ellegant as inside. I would definitely recommend.

  • More than a year ago

    I'd give 4.5 bones, and the 1/2-bone reduction is only because my chicken Francaise was just ok- excellent sauce but chicken was mushy. However, as far as dog-friendly, it was WONDERFUL! We had a candlelit dinner on the patio with plenty of room for our pitbull Kismet to hang out, and they brought her a carafe of ice water. It is SO nice to be able to have such a lovely dinner out with our girl! My husband said his steak au poivre was as good as any he's had anywhere. This is a very popular restaurant, so be sure to make reservations or be prepared to wait a long time.
    We'll definitely go back; their doggie hospitality is greatly appreciated. :)

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Plenty of space to spread out
Oliver Enjoying Lunch

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