Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Fairfax, VA

There are 15 pet friendly American restaurants in Fairfax 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 Fairfax. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring
Lost Dog Cafe Dunn Loring The Original Lost Dog Café has rescued, sponsored and placed hundreds of abandoned and unwanted animals over the past 13 years. See Details
Pet Friendly Panera Bread
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
True Food Kitchen True Food Kitchen believes that eating healthy doesn't mean sacrificing flavor or convenience. You can stop by for a healthful meal with your pup at this location in Fairfax where you will find fifteen dog-friendly tables outside. The menu includes pizza, salad, sandwiches, bowls, and signature mains like the Grass-Fed Steak Tacos or Poke Bowl. Vegetarians will find plenty to choose from with items like the Brussels Sprout and Wild Mushroom pizza or Red Chili Noodles bowl. They also serve refreshing drinks with superfood juices, smoothies, and kombucha as well as cocktails and wine. See Details
First Watch First Watch, located in Fairfax, is a casual cafe-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Chile Chorizo Omelette filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, roasted onions, cheddar, Monterey jack, sour cream, and house-made pico de gallo. Or go for the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - two poached eggs atop toasted ciabatta, topped with wild Alaskan smoked Sockeye salmon, red onion, tomato, and hollandaise, served with lightly dressed organic mixed greens. If you're stopping by for lunch, chow down on the Roast Beef and Havarti Sandwich with roast beef, horseradish Havarti, house-roasted onions, tomato, and lemon-dressed arugula on grilled parmesan-crusted sourdough, served with a side of horseradish sauce. See Details
Main Street Bagel Deli Main Street Bagel Deli is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of menu options. Choose from freshly baked bagels, cream cheese spreads, breakfast sandwiches, gourmet deli sandwiches, salads, wraps, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Pick your choice of bagel (Poppy, Sesame, Salt, Onion, Cheese, Egg, Sundried Tomato, Chocolate Chip, and more) then simply choose a cream cheese spread to go along with it (Veggie, Scallion, Olive, Jalapeno, Wild Berry, Honey Walnut Raisin, etc!) Or chow down on a Roast Beef and Brie sandwich with sliced red onion and horseradish sauce on rye bread. Main Street Bagel Deli is open Tuesday through Friday from 6:30am to 5pm, Saturday from 7am to 5pm, and Sunday from 7am to 4pm. See Details
Red Apron Red Apron is a locally sourced whole animal butcher that produces small-batch, handcrafted charcuterie, and much more. Along with serving up delicious sandwiches stuffed with fresh meats, you can also fill up your freezer with an assortment of meats. Choose from bacon, pancetta, pastrami, bologna, wild boar pate, beef tenderloin, Mexican chorizo, pork rinds, brisket, lamb loin, and much more. Bring Fido along and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Porkstrami Sandwich with pastrami-style pork, mustard aioli, and bacon braised sauerkraut on a sub roll, with a side of Nate's Fries, fried in aged beef fat and seasoned with garlic, salt, and rosemary! Red Apron is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm, Friday from 11am to 9pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
TGI Fridays TGI Fridays provides a diverse menu with familiar favorites sure to please your whole pack. You can bring Fido to this location on Fair Lakes Promenade Drive in Fairfax where there are five dog-friendly tables outside. The menu items range from wings and salads to burgers and sandwiches. Signature mains include plates like ribs, chicken fingers, salmon, and pasta. The beverage selection is eclectic and refreshing with cocktails and beer as well as non-alcoholic options like smoothies and slushes. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Fairfax Towne Centerhas eight pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Potbelly Sandwich Shop, located in Fairfax, is a casual delicatessen-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty noshes. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Wreck Sandwich with salami, Angus roast beef, oven-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, melted Swiss, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on multigrain bread. Or go for the Uptown Salad with romaine, iceberg, spinach, all-natural grilled chicken, crumbled bleu cheese, red grapes, apples, dried cranberries, diced red onion, and candied walnuts. Before you leave, grab a shake in your favorite flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Oreo, Banana, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, and more.) Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Potbelly Sandwich Shop, located in Fairfax, is a casual delicatessen-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty noshes. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Wreck Sandwich with salami, Angus roast beef, oven-roasted turkey, hickory-smoked ham, melted Swiss, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on multigrain bread. Or go for the Uptown Salad with romaine, iceberg, spinach, all-natural grilled chicken, crumbled bleu cheese, red grapes, apples, dried cranberries, diced red onion, and candied walnuts. Before you leave, grab a shake in your favorite flavor (Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee, Oreo, Banana, Mixed Berry, Strawberry, and more.) Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Taylor Gourmet Taylor Gourmet has a passion for gourmet sandwiches with seasonal selections and lots of flavor. This location in Fairfax provides dog-friendly tables so you can go grab a bite with Fido. The shop is set up with counter ordering so you can run inside for your meal, then enjoy it outside with your pup. The menu includes Italian inspired sandwiches, turkey, chicken, pork, cheesesteaks, and vegetarian options to appeal to almost any palate. The menu also features creative salads, and gluten-free bread options are available with all sandwiches. 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
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Fairfax, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
HoneyBaked Ham HoneyBaked Ham, located in Fairfax, is a well-known eatery that serves up delicatessen-style dishes. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Ham and Turkey Pesto Sandwich with ham, roasted turkey, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pesto aioli on multigrain flatbread. Or go for the Ham Classic with ham, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, savory mayo, and hickory honey mustard on a flaky croissant. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Fairfax, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Art and Soul Art and Soul is dog friendly! The restaurant features an inventive, Southern-inspired menu and modern cocktails with dog-friendly patio seating. Art & Soul has a dog menu with creatively named items like The Hungry Dawg and Peanut-Banana Pupsicles. The menu for humans features a varied array of delicious options including bacon cheddar cornbread, braised short rib empanadas, seared diver scallops, duck leg confit, and fried Amish chicken. See Details
Chef Geoff's Chef Geoff's is known for its reliable, classic American cuisine, fabulous Sunday jazz brunches, and a spacious outdoor dining section that welcomes dogs. Menu features honey-sriracha wings, crispy calamari, Hawaiian pizza, jumbo lump crabcake sandwiches, wild mushroom ravioli, and Italian sausage penne, plus and extensive selection of craft cocktails and global wines. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Saturday, 10:30am on Sunday. See Details
Lost Dog Cafe Lost Dog Cafe's extensive menu includes salads, chili, chicken corn chowder, baked 3-cheese ziti, spinach lasagna, over 50 types of sandwiches, gourmet specialty pizza, and chunky apple pie for dessert. The back patio welcomes dogs. Lost Dog also works closely with their rescue service to find homes for stray pups. See Details
Logan Tavern Fill up on delicious American comfort grub at this well-loved Logan Circle favorite where dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Tasty menu options include ginger calamari, baked meatballs, PEI mussels, chipotle fried chicken, shrimp po'boys, bison burgers, and Cajun rubbed salmon. Opens at 11:30am during the week, 10:30am on weekends. See Details
Joe Theismann's Restaurant Whether meeting friends for dinner or gathering to watch the big game, Joe Theismann's Restaurant offers the perfect dining experience in a casual atmosphere where dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. The seasonal menu features chef's favorites such as lobster roll sliders, BBQ shrimp, Maryland style crab cake sandwiches, almond crusted halibut, signature pork chops, and eggplant parmesan. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
The Wonderland Ballroom The Wonderland Ballroom is a neighborhood bar with tasty food and refreshing beer, a kickin' juke box, and a dog-friendly patio. Favorite menu options include quesadillas, jumbo wings, homemade chili, spicy sweet potato burritos, black and blue burgers, and southern fried chicken sandwiches. Call ahead for hours. See Details
Chili's Southwestern style food with an outside patio that welcomes dogs. See Details
Virtue Feed and Grain Nice restaurant close to waterfront in Old Town Alexandria. See Details
Rhodeside Grill The dog-friendly Rhodeside Grill features a cozy neighborhood atmosphere and an eclectic American menu. Try delicious offerings such as smoked wings, shrimp and grits, Diablo chicken salad, taco burgers, pan seared salmon, and angry penne pasta, plus 12 beers on tap and a wide selection of bottled and canned brews. Dogs are welcome at outdoor umbrella tables during the summer. Opens at 11am during the week, 10:30am on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday. See Details