Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Louisville, KY

There are 46 pet friendly American restaurants in Louisville 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 Louisville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Sports and Social Club
The Sports and Social Club The Sports and Social Club is a relaxed sports bar offering classic pub food and tremendous sports viewing in a comfortable tavern setting. Serving lunch, dinner and a dynamic nightlife, The Sports & Social Club also offers bowling and live entertainment. Sidewalk tables welcome dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly McAlister's Deli
McAlister's Deli Wonderful neighborhood American Cafe with a covered patio. Bring fido and enjoy a giant spud, tasty salad, or maybe a simple cup of soup. 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
Marketplace Restaurant Marketplace Restaurant, located in Louisville, KY, is an upscale eatery serving up contemporary American cuisine crafted with fresh, local ingredients. Choose from menu options including starters, bar bites, salads, sandwiches, seafood, steak, chicken, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the many pet-friendly tables available on their outdoor patio. Start your meal off with a Fresh Spicy Margarita (El Jimador, jalapeno simple syrup, triple sec, fresh lime juice) and an order of the Duck Bacon and Brussels with sherry glazed brussels sprouts, housemade pork rinds, and crushed hazelnuts. Next, chow down on the Border Springs Farm Lamb Three-Way Ratatouille with lamb chop, braised cubed lamb leg, ground leg, eggplant, tomatoes, red onions, nicoise olives, zucchini, fennel, and red peppers. Or go for the Verlasso Salmon with horseradish whipped potatoes, roasted heirloom carrots, oyster mayo, smoked paprika oil, and curly green onions. Marketplace Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm. See Details
Ditto's Grill Ditto's Grill serves up American cuisine with a bit of International flair, all in a casual, upscale atmosphere. Choose from a variety of menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, beef, chicken, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an Absolut Bloody Mary (Absolut, bacon salt, fresh basil, pepperoncini, stuffed olives) and an order of the Crabmeat Quesadillas with crabmeat, provolone cheese, toasted almonds, apricots, and cilantro. Next, chow down on the house special Stuffed Pacific Bass - baked and stuffed with pesto nuts, tomatoes, and roasted garlic sauce, served with corn risotto and a citrus salad. Or go for the Smoke House Ham Sandwich with applewood bacon, gouda, BBQ sauce, and tobacco onions. Ditto's Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Royals Hot Chicken Royals Hot Chicken is a casual eatery that specializes in fried chicken, available in varying levels of tongue-torching heat. Choose from a variety of menu options including snacks, salads, sandwiches, fried chicken, tacos, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Loaded Potato Wedges, topped with pickled red onions, bacon, beer cheese, and green onions, served with a side of ranch for dipping. Next, chow down on the Fried Chicken Tenders Plate in your choice of heat (Mild, Medium, Hot, X-Hot, or Gonzo,) served with a dipping sauce of your choice (Honey Mustard, Alabama White Barbecue, Hot Pepper Jelly, Green Goddess, and more,) along with one side (coleslaw, pimiento cheese grits, cucumber salad, and more!) Or go for the Royals Fried Chicken Salad Sandwich with sunflower seeds, Granny Smith apples, honey mustard, golden raisins, iceberg lettuce, and dill pickles, on a potato bun. Royals Hot Chicken is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm. See Details
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, located in Louisville, KY, serves up an ever-changing menu of Creole and Sicilian-style dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients. Choose from options including appetizers, salads, soups, pasta, seafood, po'boys, etouffee, jambalaya, oysters, steak, chicken, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of wine or a cold beer, and an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes, hand dipped in buttermilk, breaded with crispy corn meal, and served with a basil aioli. Next, tuck into the Shrimp Manale - large shrimp charred and baked, and served over linguini with a white pepper and lemon butter sauce. Or for something a bit lighter, try the Tavern Salad with field greens, seasonal fruit, glazed pecans, tomato, bacon, gorgonzola, and a raspberry balsamic dressing. Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 9pm. See Details
Joella's Hot Chicken Joella's Hot Chicken is a pet-friendly restaurant on Frankfort Avenue in Louisville. There are ten tables outside for dogs and their owners, so Fido can join you for some all-natural chicken, brined over-night, fried golden brown, and sauced in a choice of unique spice blends. Hot chicken, a favorite in Nashville, has a sweet-mean kick and is available at Joella's Hot Chicken with a range of spice levels, including Southern, Tweener, Spiked Honey, Inferno, and for the bravest of the brave, Fire-In-Da-Hole. 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
Griff's Griff's, located in Louisville, KY, and owned by legendary NBA star Darrell Griffith, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious eats. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, wings, seafood, barbecue, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes, hand breaded and served with a side of spicy remoulade. Next, chow down on the house favorite Chicken and Waffles - sweet potato waffle fries topped with hand-breaded boneless chicken strips, and drizzled with homemade praline sauce. Or go for the Smoked Turkey Club with smoked turkey, bacon, white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and housemade mayo atop toasted sourdough bread, served with a side of fries. Griff's is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Lydia House Lydia House is a quirky neighborhood joint in Louisville, KY, that serves up delicious, unique eats. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, toast, sandwiches, ramen, noodle bowls, brunch dishes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables as you enjoy your meal. Start off with a Millennial Mocha (cold brew with chocolate, chia seeds, and coconut milk) and a Green Salad with iceberg lettuce, soft egg, ginger pickled carrots, scallions, and your choice of dressing (soy ginger lime, chery habanero, or sesame.) Next, chow down on the Kimchi Melt Sandwich with seared pork belly, housemade kimchi, aged white cheddar, and russian dressing, on rye bread, served with housemade garlic pickle spears. Or go for the Savory Griddled Bread Pudding with bacon, onions, cheddar, and sour cream. Lydia House is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Roosters Wings Roosters Wings on Dixie Highway has 10+ dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you can dine with Fido. The wing is king at Roosters Wings, with boneless or traditional wings in a dozen sauce flavor options, from the mild Carolina Gold to the super hot Nu-Killer. Combine the sauces to create your own flavor. You can even get a Buffalo Chicken Pizza, topped with full-sized wings. Speaking of pizza, you can build your own or go for one of their specialty pies. Roosters Wings has a big selection of appetizers, plus sandwiches, oven-baked subs, soups, salads, and more. See Details
Harvest Harvest is farm-to-table eatery that serves up contemporary American cuisine. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, burgers, steak, chicken, pork, fish, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an appetizer of the Three Little Pigs - confit pork belly with braised greens, coppa cotto with pan con tomate, and barbecue shoulder with pimiento cheese. Next, chow down on the Harvest Burger with tomato jam, Kenny's brie, and greens, on a pretzel bun, served with chips and pickled veggies. Harvest is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 2:30pm. See Details
Wiltshire on Market Wiltshire on Market is an intimate eatery that serves up a variety of elegant American-style dishes. Choose from menu options including starters, flatbreads, tacos, soups, salads, steak, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Popcorn with plugra butter, salt, and pepper. Next, chow down on your first course of the Taco with fried Kentucky silver carp, beet-pickled red cabbage, chipotle crema, and jalapenos. Once you've cleaned the plate, start in on the Braised Marksbury Farm Rabbit with black pepper pappardelle, toasted pistachios, and parmigiano reggiano. Wiltshire on Market is open Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 5pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 5pm to 9:30pm. See Details
Bristol Bar & Grille Branding itself as a Louisville Original and a local favorite, Bristol Bar and Grille is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy lunch, dinner, award-winning Sunday brunch, and full bar service in Louisville. Bristol offers nine outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a plate of its famous Bristol Green Chili Wontons. The Bar and Grille's menu is made up of appetizers, salads, pasta, sandwiches, classics such as Thai Stir Fry, a Steak Sandwich, and Grilled Salmon Teriyaki, along with chef specialties such as Osaka Scallops and Smoked Grits, and Country Fried Chicken Caprese. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in housemade desserts such as Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake, Lemon Cake with Raspberry Sauce, or a Bourbon Pecan Torte. See Details
Beef 'O' Brady's Beef 'O' Brady's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving American fare and cold drinks to Louisville locals and tourists alike. Dog owners can head to one of Beef 'O' Brady's six outdoor tables to dig into a plate of award-winning wings alongside Fido. The restaurant's menu includes shareable starters such as Cheesy Bacon Pub Chips, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Beer-Battered Onion Rings, salads, soups, premium blend Angus burgers, baskets and bowls, burritos and wraps, handcrafted sandwiches, pizzas, flatbreads, and entrees such as Grilled Shrimp and Chicken, Trio Fajitas, and a Seafood Combo. Diners with room for dessert can order a signature cocktail and indulge in Funnel Fries or Molten Chocolate Cake. See Details
Decca Decca is a trendy joint that serves up American fare with a twist. Choose from menu options including appetizers, pasta, seafood, chicken, beef, veggies, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a refreshing glass of wine and an order of the Strawberry and Arugula Salad with snap peas, parmesan, and smoked buttermilk dressing. Next, chow down on the Wood-Grilled Lamb Chop with fennel, wild ramps, charred sourdough, and chermoula. Finish off your meal with the highly-recommended Malted Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich with pistachio shortbread, strawberries, charred rhubarb, and pink peppercorn! Decca is open Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 10pm. See Details
Home Run Burgers Home Run Burgers, located in Louisville, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of American classics. Choose from menu options including burgers, fish, hot dogs, chicken, salads, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Heater Burger topped with pepper jack cheese, hot sauce, Cajun spices, green chilies, jalapenos, and Heater sauce. Or go for the Smokehouse Burger topped with BBQ sauce, onion straws, cheddar, bacon, and mayo. If you're not in the mood for a burger, chow down on the Chili Cheese Dog, or a Hand-Breaded Cod Sandwich! 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
First Watch - Middletown First Watch - Middletown, located in Louisville, KY, is a casual, pet friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table for breakfast, brunch or lunch. First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly prepared to order. Breakfast features classic egg dishes, Belgian Waffles, French Toast, pancakes, avocado toast, and power bowls. For lunch, try the Market Veggie Sandwich, a Ham & Gruyere Melt, a Sweet Honey Pecan Salad or one of their other specialty sandwiches, salads or soups. Their fresh juice bar includes the Morning Meditation - a healthy concoction of orange, lemon, turmeric, organic ginger, agave nectar and beet. See Details
Varanese Varanese is an American-style joint serving up delicious, elegant dishes. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, veggies, steak, pork, lamb, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the four pet-friendly tables available on the sidewalk (unfortunately pups aren't allowed on their patio.) Start your meal off with an order of the Baked Brie wrapped in puff pastry and served with bourbon caramel, toasted pecans, and sliced apples. Next, chow down on the Pecan Encrusted California White Bass atop molasses whipped sweet potatoes, finished with a honey jalapeno butter sauce. Or go for the Beef Tips and Tortellini - sauteed beef tips and tortellini tossed in a gorgonzola cream sauce with baby spinach, grape tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts, topped with crispy prosciutto. End on a sweet note with the Brioche French Toast - custard-fried brioche French toast topped with candied bacon, sugared pecans, peanut butter powder, bourbon maple syrup, and caramel sea salt ice cream! Varanese is open Sunday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, and Friday through Saturday from 5pm to 12am. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Breckenridge Ln. This deli has five tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Culver's Culver's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving its signature ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard to Louisville locals and tourists alike. Culver's offers a few outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a heap of Wisconsin Cheese Curds alongside their canine companion. Its menu is made up of premium chicken dishes, sandwiches, hearty soups, fresh salads, ButterBurgers, sides, and dinners such as North Atlantic Cod, Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp, Beef Pot Roast, and Chopped Steak. Those with room for dessert can indulge in fresh frozen custard, shakes, malts, or a float. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Schlotzsky's Schlotzsky's, located in Louisville, is a well-known delicatessen that serves up delicious salads, wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Deluxe Original Sandwich with smoked ham, Genoa and Cotto salami, melted cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and signature dressing on a toasted sourdough bun. Or go for the Tuscan Sandwich with hand-carved turkey, provolone, Swiss, bacon, chipotle pesto, cilantro, roasted red peppers, chipotle mayo, avocado, field greens, and tomato on ciabatta. For something a bit lighter, go for the Margherita Artisan Flatbread topped with sundried tomato pesto, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and balsamic reduction. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog to the table while you go inside to order. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Shelbyville Rd. This deli has eight tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Hooters Hooters, located in Louisville, is a well-known bar and eatery that offers up an array of tasty pub grub served by the famed Hooters Girls. Choose from menu options including appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their fifteen pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Tex Mex Nachos - fresh chips topped with cheese, chili, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, and zesty chipotle sauce. Next, chow down on the Baja Fish Tacos with grilled or crispy fish, pico de gallo, fresh cabbage, and special sauce. Or go for the Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich with steak, sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, provolone cheese, queso, Daytona Beach sauce, pico de gallo, and sliced jalapenos! See Details