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Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Washington, DC

There are 88 pet friendly American restaurants in Washington that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help to decide 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 in Washington DC 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 Logan Tavern
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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
B DC Penn Quarter Dogs are welcome at more than twenty outdoor tables at this restaurant. B DC Penn Quarter specializes in gourmet burgers and has a large selection of bourbons and craft beers for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also serves Sunday brunch with bottomless Jim Beam bourbon sours and mimosas in addition to breakfast burgers, eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, and Nashville hot chicken and biscuits. B DC is open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - midnight. 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
Potbelly Sandwich Shop Potbelly Sandwich Shop, located in Washington, 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
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
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
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
Bar Dupont Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables on the patio at The Dupont Circle Hotel's bar and restaurant. Bar Dupont specializes in cocktails and has a large selection of over 30 single-malts and a selection of cheese and charcuterie plates, wraps, and sandwiches. Bar Dupont is open daily from 11am until late. See Details
Convivial Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this French restaurant and bar. Menu items include bouillabaisse, steak frites, fried chicken coq au vin, and bacon cheeseburger. Pair your meal with a cocktail made with hand-cut ice. Convivial is open for dinner Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm, Sunday - Monday 5pm - 2:30pm; brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm. See Details
Burger Tap & Shake - Foggy Bottom Dogs are welcome at ten outdoor tables at this Foggy Bottom burger joint. Burger Tap & Shake serves hamburgers, shakes, fries, draft beer, and alcoholic milkshakes. Order the popular Southern Comfort burger topped with pimento cheese, a fried green tomato, Vidalia onions, and bread and butter pickles with a side of onion rings and a cookies n' cream milkshake. If you're feeling generous, order Fido a plain Six Buck Chuck burger. Burger Tap & Shake is open Monday - Thursday 10am - 11pm, Friday 10am - 1am, Saturday 11am - 1am, Sunday 11am - 10pm. See Details
Central Michel Richard Dogs are welcome at more than ten outdoor tables at this American brasserie from celebrated chef, Michel Richard. Central Michel Richard blends American cuisine with French influences. Popular menu items include gougeres (cheese puffs), Michel's fried chicken, hangar steak au poivre, french fries, and country pate. Central Michel Richard is open for lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm, dinner Monday - Thursday 5pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm, and for brunch Sunday 11am - 2:30pm. See Details
matchbox capitol hill Matchbox is a dog-friendly brick-oven pizza joint in Washington, DC serving pub grub and craft beers. Leashed dogs are allowed at three pet-friendly outdoor tables. See Details
CIRCA at Foggy Bottom CIRCA at Foggy Bottom is a dog-friendly restaurant in Washington, D.C. Fido is welcome to join you on the covered patio for lunch or dinner where you'll be at the heart of the action. The menu features craft cocktails, wine, draft and bottled beer, small plates, salads, sandwiches, flatbreads, and entrées. A separate gluten-free menu is available and there are vegetarian and vegan options. See Details
Wicked Waffle Dogs are welcome at five outdoor tables at this cafe. Wicked Waffle serves savory waffle sandwiches, sweet treats, and soups. Popular menu items include the Peking duck waffle, the tuna melt waffle, and Nutella-banana waffle. Wicked Waffle is open Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm, Saturday 9am - 4pm. See Details
RIS Dogs are welcome at fifteen outdoor tables at this seasonal American restaurant located in DC's West End neighborhood. Ris has a menu that changes according to the seasons. Representative menu items include charcuterie and cheese plates, veal sweetbreads, chicken Milanese, and Portugese seafood stew. Ris is open for lunch and dinner Monday � Friday from 11:30am until 10pm; dinner Saturday 5pm until 10pm; and brunch, lunch, and dinner on Sunday 10am - 9pm. See Details
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this restaurant specializing in fried chicken and doughnuts. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken also serves sandwiches. At breakfast, order a fried chicken honey sandwich with hot sauce and honey butter with a cheddar biscuit bun. Doughnuts come in four flavor varieties - vanilla glazed, maple bacon, PB & J, and creme brulee. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is open for breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm, Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 9am - 3pm. See Details
Bub and Pop's Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at this deli. Bub and Pop's serves soups, salads, kettle-cooked chips, and specialty sandwiches. The dog-friendly sandwich shop was even featured on TV's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives where they showcased the Jewish Hoagie and Roast Pork sub. Bub and Pop's is open for breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm, and just for lunch on Saturday 11am - 4pm. See Details