Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Washington, DC

There are 91 pet friendly American restaurants in Washington 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 Washington. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Art and Soul
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
Pet Friendly Chef Geoff's
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
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
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
Commissary This laid-back neighborhood cafe lends itself well to everything from a cold afternoon beer to a tasty breakfast bite. Delicious menu options include chicken nachos, thin crust pizza, grilled salmon, steak frites, coconut curry stir fry, patty melts, and fish tacos. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables during the summer. Opens daily at 8am. See Details
Peacock Cafe Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a tradition in Georgetown life. It is one of the friendliest restaurants and bars to enjoy an eclectic menu that offers something for everyone. Around the clock, lunch to dinner into the night, Peacock Cafe attracts followers. There is outdoor sidewalk seating during seasonal weather. Inside, the cosmopolitan interior offer view of a charming courtyard. We are proud to have Chef Maziar Farivar featured at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Dinner in NYC in 2010 and 2012, and just recently Chef Maziar has been selected amongst the group of 60 chefs across the U.S. to the "Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative" ,Setting the Table for Diplomacy, thru the Department of State. Peacock Cafe has a wonderful outdoor area and on the weekends it's the neighborhood place to go with your dog. See Details
Cafe Dupont The brasserie-style Café Dupont offers dog-friendly outdoor seating and a hint of Parisian influence in its menu and decor, located smack dab in the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Menu features Maine scallops, crispy pig cheeks, wild Alaskan halibut, New Zealand lamb shank, and prime tenderloin. Opens at 6:30am during the week and 7am for weekend brunch. See Details
Martin's Tavern Martin's Tavern offers an authentic atmosphere with virtually the same menu since it's inception in 1933. Menu includes New England clam chowder, BBQ shrimp, fried oysters, slow roasted pot roast, pan seared scallops, and filet mignon. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on a first-come, first-served basis. See Details
Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy With a casual atmosphere and dog-friendly patio, this Foggy Bottom eatery is a great spot for a burger and a cold beer. Enjoy American comfort food just like mom used to make, including Buffalo chicken tots, lemony shrimp, Angus Beef burgers, baby crab cakes, fish tacos, fiesta taco salad, mac and cheese, and pizza. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends. See Details
DC Reynolds Menu includes beer on tap, pork belly sandwiches, grilled tuna, and flank steak. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Pub and the People Charming neighborhood restaurant with an extensive local beer list, craft cocktails, and delicious gastropub style American cuisine. Menu includes cauliflower wings, Cuban style sandwiches, pan-seared trout, steak frites, and caramel bread pudding. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio. See Details
Au Bon Pain If your dog is okay with being tied to a table for a few minutes, you can run in and get a yummy sandwich, bowl of soup, or salad here. See Details
The Heights The Heights serves burgers, sandwiches, blackened local catfish, and twice fried chicken breast. Spacious patio seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Pret A Manger Pret A Manger, located in Washington, is a casual joint that serves up foods and beverages created with fresh, quality ingredients. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, coffee, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their fifteen pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Balsamic Chicken and Avocado Sandwich with chargrilled chicken, sliced avocado, mesclun, and balsamic vinaigrette on housemade 9-grain granary bread. Or go for the Avocado and Roasted Corn Salsa Flatbread - a Middle Eastern-style flatbread topped with sliced avocado, charred corn, red peppers, cucumber, and a cilantro-lime-yogurt drizzle. Grab an Iced Almond Matcha Latte to-go, made with steamed almond milk and matcha, served over ice. 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
Drafting Table The Drafting Table's delicious menu includes jerk chicken, Korean style ribs, falafel, and craft beer. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Union Kitchen Grocery Union Kitchen sells local and national bottled beverages, health food, pastries/baked goods, and ready-to-eat prepared meals. The Grocery also offers coffee, espresso, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Back patio alley picnic tables welcome dogs. See Details
Grand Central Grand Central offers plenty of beer, wine, and drink specials to complement a menu that features hummus, wings, quesadillas, pulled pork sliders, bacon cheddar burgers, Buffalo chicken sandwiches, and Corona battered fish and chips. Dog-friendly patio is open until 1am Sunday-Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. See Details
GCDC Savor a spin on the classic American sandwich. GCDC serves signature and build-your-own grilled cheese sandwiches, plus beer and wine. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Bayou For traditional Big Easy eats in the nation's capital, look no further than the Bayou. The Cajun inspired menu features jambalaya, crawfish pot pie, BBQ shrimp po'boys, and blackened catfish. Outdoor patio seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Open City at the National Cathedral Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this snack bar located at the National Cathedral. Open City serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch daily alongside espresso drinks, sandwiches, salads, and pastries. Popular menu items include chicken salad sandwiches, smoked salmon bagels, and waffles. Open City at the National Cathedral is open daily 7am - 6pm. See Details
Due South Dogs are welcome at more than ten outdoor tables at Due South but must be leashed outside of the patio's fence. The restaurant serves American Southern cuisine for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Representative menu items include pimento cheese spread with pickled okra, hot crawfish dip, shrimp and grits, barbecue with burnt ends, and peanut butter pie. Due South is open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm. See Details
Bareburger Bareburger specializes in organic burgers, sandwiches, and shakes, served in a relaxed and festive setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Patrons can feast on signature burgers like the Buckaroo and Fire Quacker, or sample the flavorful array of salads, sandwiches, and sweets. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at front outdoor tables. Bareburger opens at 11:30am Monday through Thursday and 11am Friday through Sunday. See Details
Matchbox - 14th Street Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this chain restaurant located on 14th Street. Matchbox serves cocktails, burgers, salads, and wood-fired pizzas. Popular menu items include mini burger sliders, spicy meatballs, apple and pear salad, and a crab cake sandwich. Matchbox - 14th Street is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch Monday - Thursday 11am - 10:30pm, Friday 11am - 11:30pm, Saturday 10am - 11:30pm, Sunday 10am - 10:30pm. See Details
The Coupe Dogs are welcome at six outdoor tables at this French-American cafe. The Coupe serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner daily. Menu items include a grilled cheese sandwich paired with tomato-basil soup, spinach-rhubarb salad, avocado toast, and sriracha glazed wings. Wash it all down with a cortado or tiki punch. The Coupe is open daily from 7am until close. See Details