Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Chicago, IL

There are 163 pet friendly American restaurants in Chicago that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Chicago. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe
O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe O'Brien's Riverwalk Cafe has been serving continental cuisine in an elegant historic Old Town atmosphere with outdoor seating available for dogs. A diverse menu offers crab cakes, Buffalo shrimp, Caesar salad with chicken, BBQ pork sandwiches, turkey burgers, ribeye steak, seared salmon, and shepherd's pie. Dogs are welcome at front sidewalk tables. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends. See Details
Pet Friendly Harry Caray's Tavern Navy Pier
Harry Caray's Tavern Navy Pier Harry Caray's Tavern boasts a licensed dog friendly patio on beautiful Navy Pier. They will serve your canine companion a souvenir water bowl and a treat while you enjoy a Holy Cow! Burger or one of their Signature Pizzas. See Details
Chicago Joe's Chicago Joe's is a neighborhood favorite, with a warm atmosphere and lots of outdoor seating where dogs can you join you for a delicious meal. Menu features jumbo fried shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, Cobb salad, craft burgers, chicken parmesan sandwiches, meatloaf, beer battered fish, and hot apple pie for dessert, plus signature cocktails. Opens at 11am Monday thru Saturday, 10am on Sunday. See Details
Jefferson Tap & Grille At Jefferson Tap & Grille, not only are dogs permitted on the patio, but they are truly welcomed by the staff. All items on the special dog menu are natural, including desserts from Paw Natural. Fido owners can choose from tasty options such as quesadillas, Buffalo shrimp, pulled pork sandwiches, blackened chicken paninis, sesame lime steak wraps, pizza, and sizzling fajitas. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
The Fifty/50 Modern and casual, the Fifty/50 is perfect for watching the game or hanging with friends and offers sidewalk seating that welcomes dogs. A bar and grill menu features crispy chicken skins, jumbo smoked wings, burgers, sandwiches, buttermilk brined fried chicken, and bone-in ribeye pork chops, plus an extensive choice of whiskeys and craft beer. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends. See Details
Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill offers hearty burgers and sandwiches and dog-friendly patio seating, weather permitting. Other menu choices include Louisiana eggrolls, spinach salad, blackened fish tacos, pork chops, and carne asada, plus a wide selection of craft, bottled, and canned beer. Opens at noon during the week and 10am on weekends. See Details
Potbelly Sandwich Works Though toasted sandwiches are what they do best, the soups, salads, and shakes are great too, Dogs are welcome on their outdoor patio. Water bowls will be provided. Open seven days a week 8am to 10pm. See Details
Wishbone Wishbone is a popular local spot that serves traditional Southern food in a spacious setting with dog-friendly patio seating. Tasty options available are omelets, buttermilk pancakes, biscuits and gravy, shrimp and grits, North Carolina-style crab cakes, blackened catfish and smoked beef brisket. Opens at 7am during the week and 8am on weekends for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wishbone also serves a dog-friendly Sunday brunch. See Details
The Patio at Cafe Brauer The Patio is located just south of the main zoo grounds at Café Brauer, a historic Prairie School-style landmark. Overlooking the pond at Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Patio at Café Brauer offers unparalleled views of this restored prairie ecosystem and the Chicago skyline. The Patio at Cafe Brauer serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provides dog-friendly seating on the patio. See Details
Old Town Social Traditional bar atmosphere serving burgers, sandwiches, and tacos. Dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Dunlays on the Square Dunlays on the Square offers an inviting atmosphere, cosmopolitan menu, and a dog-friendly outdoor patio. Mouthwatering options include Asian chicken sliders, turkey burgers, grilled pizza, Buffalo shrimp, short rib stroganoff, Seattle style BBQ salmon, and key lime pie for dessert. See Details
Schoolyard Tavern Schoolyard Tavern is a popular local hangout and has one of the most dog-friendly patios in the area. Favorite menu choices include Buffalo chicken rolls, turkey burgers, mini cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and fish tacos. Opens at 5pm Tuesday thru Friday, 11am on weekends, and is closed Mondays. See Details
Reggies In addition to an abundance of beer and cocktails, Reggies serves nachos, quesadillas, salads, hillbilly chili, salads, chicken sandwiches, burgers, and fried shrimp. Sidewalk seating is dog friendly during the summer, and the rooftop bar will permit dogs only if it's not crowded. See Details
Jack and Ginger's This neighborhood sports bar offers a large space to watch the big game, a wide selection of bottled and canned beer from across the country, and a tasty menu that includes pork fries, wings, fish tacos, pizza, burgers, and meatball heroes. Dog-friendly patio seating is available from May to September. Leashed dogs can access the patio through the Atrium. Dog bowls and treats available on request. See Details
Medici on 57th This Hyde Park spot is a fave of U of C students and locals alike, offering a varied menu and seasonal patio seating that welcomes dogs. In addition to traditional breakfast dishes, they also serve Moroccan ragout, cheese quesadillas, burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, BBQ chicken, and spinach lasagna. Opens at 7am during the week and 9am on weekends. See Details
Crosbys Kitchen Crab cakes, chicken and biscuits, babyback ribs. and smoky meats straight from the rotisserie. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Gio's Sports Bar Gio's is a casual sports bar, restaurant, and gathering place in the heart of Chicago with outdoor patio seating available for dogs. In addition to a wide selection of craft and foreign beer, a classic bar and grill menu features super nachos, Buffalo wings, Cobb salad, BBQ bacon cheeseburger, fish tacos, and baby back ribs. Dogs are welcome at sidewalk tables during the summer. See Details
Panes Bread Cafe Panes Bread Cafe is an adorable little eatery offering freshly baked goods and welcome dogs at outdoor tables during the summer. Other menu options include quesadillas, tortilla salad, pork loin sandwiches, pizza, rigatoni, and baked macaroni. Open 10am to 10pm Monday thru Saturday, and 9am to 9pm on Sunday. See Details
CornerStone Cafe CornerStone Cafe flips the fluffiest pancakes around and has dog-friendly outdoor seating. In addition to pancakes, menu features a Cajun scrambler, Florentine crab cakes, Denver omelettes, crepes, Greek salad, spicy Buffalo chicken wraps, grilled paninis, and burgers and sandwiches. Open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm. See Details
Cosi Cosi prepares fresh cuisine within walking distance to Grant Park and the Art Institute of Chicago, and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Choose from tasty options such as soups, salads, sandwiches, flatbread pizza, Brazilian steak with rice bowls, and hot and cold coffee drinks. Opens Monday thru Friday at 6am, 8am on weekends. See Details
Portillo's Portillo's, located in Chicago, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of tasty American fare. Choose from menu options including salads, chili, hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, beef, sausage, chicken, ribs, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Turkey Florentine Panini with thinly-sliced turkey breast, smoked gouda, sauteed spinach, caramelized onions, and sundried tomato mayo on grilled tomato focaccia. Or go for the Jumbo Hot Dog topped with mustard, relish, celery salt, fresh onions, tomatoes, kosher pickle, and sport peppers on a steamed poppy seed bun. Before you leave, grab a Shake to-go in your favorite flavor (Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, or Chocolate Cake!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Gallery Cafe Gallery Cafe offers American fare, free Wi-Fi, and outdoor seating for you and your pup. The menu features a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, and milkshakes, plus light breakfast and lunch fare. Opens at 6am during the week and 7:30am on weekends. See Details
Kaiser Tiger Kaiser Tiger is a unique pet-friendly restaurant with a spacious patio where you can play bocce in the summer or curling in the winter. Those wanting to relax alongside their furry friend can lounge at one of Kaiser Tiger's six outdoor tables. Kaiser Tiger's menu includes fresh-cut Belgian style fries, The Bomb, sausages, sandwiches, salads, wraps, vegan entrees, and dessert. Frequent visitors to Kaiser Tiger recommend the house-made sausages and one of the hundred different styles of beer and sours. Kaiser Tiger is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 2am, Friday from 11am to 2am, Saturday from 11am to 3am and Sunday from 11am to 2am. Please note that pets are only permitted in the Sidewalk Cafe, and not the Beer Garden. See Details
Elephant & Castle Elephant & Castle serves a tasty array of British and American pub favorites in a warm and inviting downtown Chicago setting that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Hungry patrons can feast on delicious options such as ale and onion soup, citrus chicken salad, turkey club sandwiches, French dips, lamb burgers, poutine, fish tacos, tomato basil linguine, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, and steak and mushroom pie. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to join their owners at front sidewalk patio tables. Elephant & Castle is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 2am and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 2am. See Details