Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Connecticut

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great American restaurants in Connecticut that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Elbow Room
The Elbow Room The dog-friendly Elbow Room features an eclectic, contemporary American menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot entrees such as grilled salmon, baby back ribs, lobster mac and cheese, and blackened grouper tacos. Outdoor seating is situated in the heart of West Hartford Center, a great spot to people-watch with your dog as you dine outside. See Details
Pet Friendly Flipside Burgers and Bar
Flipside Burgers and Bar Feast on a delicious burger with Fido at a dog-friendly patio table. There's even a dog menu that includes chicken and Scooby snacks. See Details
Plan B Burger Bar Plan B specializes in burgers, beer, and bourbon in a fun, polished atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Enjoy delicious bar and grill style eats such as wings, pulled pork sliders, country meatloaf, shepherd's pie, fresh ground burgers, and a wide selection of craft beer, bourbon, and signature cocktails. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday. See Details
Brendan's 101 Brendan's 101 offers classic pub fare and New England seafood in a historic location with dog-friendly patio seating. The menu features breakfast all day, lobster rolls, burgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, fried jumbo shrimp, Cobb salads, and yummy desserts like coffee cake, banana bread, and double chocolate chip brownies. See Details
JP Dempsey's State Street Food & Drink Looking for a cozy, friendly place for drinks or dinner, then make JP Dempsey's State Street Food & Drink your destination in New haven. Their diverse menu offers fried calamari, penne al vodka, lobster rolls, Parisian pepper burgers, Buffalo chicken pizza, and roast beef wraps. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Dish Bar & Grill Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, Dish Bar & Grill offers an array of upscale takes on classic comfort food dishes in a dog-friendly setting. Choose from tasty options such as red wine braised octopus, cast iron chicken cutlet, Maine lobster gnocchi, aged steak, and surf & turf platters. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday, and 11am for Sunday brunch. See Details
Christopher Martins Christopher Martins has been offering a modern interpretation of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a dog-friendly setting for three decades. Menu features Dublin spring rolls, beef stew, pan seared sea bass, roasted rack of lamb, beef short rib, and spinach ricotta ravioli, plus over 20 draft beers. Dogs are welcome at front sidewalk tables. See Details
Engine Room Engine Room serves craft beer, an impressive bourbon selection, and American comfort food in a stylishly rustic setting that offers dog-friendly outside tables. Quench that thirst with a cold brew, warm spirit, or refreshing cocktail, then sample a menu that features Cobb salad, steamed mussels, chicken 'n' dumplings, seared local sea scallops, pulled pork sandwiches, dry-aged beef burgers, and BBQ glazed slow-smoked beef ribs. Dogs are welcome to join their owners in the outdoor seating area. Engine Room opens at noon Monday through Friday, 11am Saturday, and 10am Sunday. See Details
Temple Grill Temple Grill offers an extensive wine selection and serves delicious pub food such as sandwiches, pasta, and entrees like grilled meatloaf and seafood pie. Courtyard patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Dog Watch Mystic Dog Watch Mystic, located in Stonington, CT, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Coconut Shrimp served with sweet Thai chili dipping sauce, then chow down on the Smoker Pizza topped with house-smoked brisket, BBQ sauce, bacon, caramelized onions, and sharp cheddar. Or go for the Dogwatch Pastrami Sandwich with house-smoked pastrami and homemade whole grain mustard on fresh Jewish rye bread. Dog Watch Mystic is open daily from 11:30am to 9pm. See Details
Dockside Resort Bar Dockside Resort Bar serves delicious tapas style eats and refreshing drinks in a laid-back waterfront setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the spacious outside patio. Dockside Resort Bar opens at 4pm Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays. See Details
Vanilla Bean Cafe Located in a restored, early 19th century barn in scenic Pomfret, Vanilla Bean Cafe serves simple comfort food in a relaxed setting with terrace seating that welcomes dogs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include fresh baked muffins, omelettes, scrambled egg burritos, hot and cold sandwiches, quesadillas, and a variety of tasty burgers. Opens at 7am during the week and 8am on weekends. See Details
Oliver's Dairy Bar & Grill Named after the owner's yorkie, Oliver, this place serves Gifford's Ice Cream (the best in New England!) along with seafood, burgers, BBQ, and much more. All outdoor seating and lots of shady places for the dogs. Fun place to spend the day. They even have live music, a petting zoo, playground, and corn hole for people to enjoy. See Details
Marley's Marley's offers juicy burgers, delectable seafood, refreshing beer and cocktails, and outdoor tables that welcome dogs. Other menu options include kobe beef sliders, Swedish meatballs, curried chicken salad, penne ala vodka, and pan roasted half chicken. Opens at 11:30am during the week and 5pm on weekends. See Details
Kailey's Burger Station LLC Family-owned "Drive in" Restaurant serves local beef, hand blended milk shakes, hearty sandwiches, and yummy ice cream. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details
Denmos Denmos, located in Southbury, CT, is a casual American eatery that serves up a variety of classic fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Choose from menu options including hot dogs, burgers, fried seafood, sandwiches, soups, chicken, and more. Denmos is open daily from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Donovan's Burgers, sandwiches, and a full bar with dog-friendly sidewalk seating. See Details
Villager Breakfast, lunch, and diner restaurant offers an American/Mexican menu that includes chorizo burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, and burgers. Front sidewalk tables are dog friendly. See Details
The American Kitchen Menu offers burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, steaks, and meatloaf. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Hank's Dairy Bar A fixture in the region since 1957, Hank's Dairy Bar offers a classic American roadside dinner menu that features fried shrimp, lobster rolls, Cajun chicken tenders, chili dogs, burgers, and milkshakes. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Fritz's Snack Bar Breakfast and lunch spot serves omelets, French toast, hot and cold sandwiches, and authentic New England clam chowder. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the outside patio area only, and must remain leashed at all times. See Details
Darien Social Darien Social serves delicious comfort food made from locally sourced ingredients. The bar and grill style menu features mac & cheese, BLT sliders, sausage pizza, wagyu burgers, crab cakes, braised short ribs, and drunken salmon. Dogs are welcome on the back patio. See Details
Cask Republic Cask Republic serves delicious bistro style cuisine in a cozy and modern tavern setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Popular menu choices include meat and cheese boards, Korean BBQ wings, striped bass fish tacos, beef empanadas, lamb pastrami reubens, roasted Atlantic salmon, and for dessert, pineapple and raspberry crisp and chocolate malted creme brulee. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at courtyard patio tables. Cask Republic is open from 4pm to 10pm Monday, 11:45am to 10pm Tuesday through Thursday, 11:45am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 9pm Sunday. See Details
Jimmy's Southside Experience a warm atmosphere and varied menu that includes fried calamari, baby back ribs, BBQ chicken pizza, pan roasted Chilean sea bass, porterhouse steak, lobster rolls, and blackened shrimp tacos. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details