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Dog Friendly American Restaurants in New Jersey

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 New Jersey that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Dogtooth Bar & Grill
Dogtooth Bar & Grill Delicious seafood options, such as volcano shrimp, crab bisque, and lobster rolls. Dogs allowed on the patio. See Details
Pet Friendly Blue Pig Tavern
Blue Pig Tavern Located in the historic Congress Hall, Blue Pig Tavern has one of the best dog-friendly outdoor dining areas in Cape May, NJ. Menu offers tasty comfort food such as baked mac and cheese, roasted beet salad, grilled reubens, smoked salmon sandwiches, and turkey burgers. See Details
Harbor View Restaurant Harbor View in Cape May, NJ is a pet-friendly restaurant that offers a variety of fresh seafood entrees as well as sushi, burgers, hot sandwiches, baby back pork ribs, and over fired pizza. Deck dining area welcomes leashed dogs. Boat docking is available. See Details
Robin's Nest Whether an casual lunch, intimate dinner, or evening cocktail, the dog-friendly Robin's Nest is certain to satisfy with its elegant decor and sophisticated French-American menu. Choose from delicious options such as short rib tacos, Asian noodle salad, honey pecan chicken, bourbon glazed pork loin, and chipotle salmon. Opens at 11am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday. See Details
Jon & Patty's Coffee Bar & Bistro Jon & Patty's Coffee Bar & Bistro in Ocean City, NJ, welcomes Fido at pet-friendly outdoor tables. This restaurant was ranked one of the absolute best restaurants in Ocean City and has won numerous awards for their food and service. They pride themselves on classic American food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which includes homemade soups, burgers, breakfast sandwiches, and their famous fish tacos, which were featured in the Jersey Shore cookbook. See Details
Paragon Tap & Table Paragon Tap & Table in Clark, NJ serves flavorful gastropub cuisine in a contemporary, stylish setting that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. A menu chock-full of delicious dishes includes flat iron steak salad, fried calamari, wings, spicy tuna poke, Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, seafood paella, grilled swordfish, chicken and waffles, and pulled duck quesadillas. Wash down the goodness with wine by the glass, specialty cocktails, or a wide selection of draft, bottled, and canned beer. Well-behaved dogs are welcome at outside tables. See Details
Arlene's Arlene's is the place to go in Ocean City, NJ, if you're looking for a delicious and reasonably priced breakfast or lunch. They have a few pet-friendly outdoor tables and would be happy to provide a water bowl for your thirsty dog. Arlene's specializes in American comfort food, including pancakes and omelets, as well as homemade soups and homemade entrees. There are plenty of healthy options, as well as gluten free options, for diners with dietary restrictions. See Details
Lambertville Station Dog-friendly Lambertville Station is a restored 19th century train station situated on the banks of the Delaware River in Lambertville, NJ. Weather permitting, Fido is welcome to accompany you for lunch, dinner, or drinks on the outdoor terrace. Menu options include shared appetizers and soups, steak, poultry and seafood entrées, fresh and seasonal salads, sandwiches, and a choice of desserts. After a walk along the scenic Delaware Canal State Park Trail, stop by and relax with Fido while sampling a tasty lobster roll, French onion soup, or beet and arugula salad. Before your visit, please call in advance to find out whether their patio seating is open for the season. See Details
The Chatterbox Chatterbox offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings, but specializes in milkshakes, floats, and ice cream sundaes. Covered outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
The Rusty Nail The Rusty Nail in Cape May, NJ features a vast array of surf and turf dishes. They offer two outdoor dining areas that are pet friendly. See Details
Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille is located at the Montreal Beach Resort and offers beautiful beach views. Your pup is welcome to join you at their twelve dog-friendly tables which are available during the warmer months. The menus feature coastal favorites like fish tacos, mussels, clam chowder, and the lobster BLT. Harry's drink menu higlights refreshing crushes and frozen drinks as well as cocktails, wines, and beer. Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille is open seven days a week from 8am to 10pm. See Details
Yianni's Cafe Yianni's Cafe offer fresh selections with some inspiration from the Mediterranean. The cafe offers eight dog-friendly tables. Their menu includes an expansive breakfast section featuring fresh smoothies, omelets, and sandwiches. Many of their menu items are gluten free or can be made so upon request. The lunch options range from steak sandwiches and wraps to burgers and quesadillas. Yianni's Cafe in Brigantine is open daily from 6:30am to 4:00pm. See Details
The Chat & Nibble The Chat and Nibble in Asbury Park, NJ is a friendly, hometown eatery with several dog-friendly tables available out front when the weather is nice. Their specialty is American style breakfast, brunch, and lunch dishes. The regular menu is comprised of breakfast staples like omelets, pancakes, and breakfast sandwiches with specials like the Fish and Grits. For lunch, they serve a range of burgers, paninis, sandwiches, and other hands on bites with plenty of options for gluten free and vegetarian diners. See Details
blueplate Mullica Hill's blueplate eatery is a dog friendly establishment where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They feature a fresh, locally sourced and scratch-made kitchen with a menu offering a variety of burgers, Griddled Mac & Three Cheese, crab cakes, bacon-wrapped dates, Goat Cheese Croquettes, soups, salads, sandwiches, and entrees like Pan Roasted Chicken, Grilled Pork Chops, Beef Short Rib, pastas, risottos and much more. Make sure to save some room for dessert like the Cinnamon Churros or a Peanut Butter-Banana Chocolate Brownie. See Details
Johnny's Cafe & Bar Johnny's Cafe and Bar offers four dog-friendly tables outside during lunch only. The lunch menu features salads, sandwiches, seafood, and house specials like the BBQ Meatloaf. The sandwiches include classics like the turkey club and originals like the Pop Pop's Lunch open faced sandwich with Italian sausage, roasted peppers, onions, and scrambled eggs. Johnny's Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 10pm and Friday through Saturday from 7am to 2am. Lunch is served daily from 11am to 3pm. See Details
The Clean Plate Kitchen The Clean Plate Kitchen, located in Clinton, NJ, is a casual, dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They offer locally sourced, clean eating, feel good food.Allergy friendly, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan options are available. See Details
Boulevard Five 72 Located in the heart of town, Boulevard Five 72 is one of the finest North NJ restaurants, known for using farm fresh ingredients in innovative ways. Menu features shrimp corn chowder, wild mushroom ravioli, almond crusted cod, roasted Long Island duck breast, and dry-aged ribeye steak. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables during the summer.

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Missy's Main Street Cafe Missy's serves a full breakfast, plus wraps, burgers, and cheesesteaks. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. Doggie menu and water bowls are available. See Details
Avenue Bistro Pub Avenue Bistro Pub is a neighborhood favorite specializing in New American cuisine with dog-friendly outdoor tables. Menu includes Leggs Benedict (with lobster), grilled hanger steak, firecracker calamari, braised short ribs, and crab cake sandwiches. Open for lunch at 12pm, 10:30am for weekend brunch. See Details
Vagabond Kitchen & Tap House Vagabond Kitchen and Tap House in Atlantic City hosts a large number of craft brews on tap and signature sandwiches to fill you up. There is ample room for Fido at their fourteen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu highlights their special fry plates like the East Coast Loaded Fries with bacon, bacon sour cream, and spicy ranch aioli. The sandwiches and burgers are diverse and unique from options like the Homemade Veggie Burger to the Mother Clucker. This location is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 2am and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 4am. See Details
Toast Toast in Asbury Park offers six dog-friendly tables so you and your pup can stop by for breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Their atmosphere blends rustic design with a contemporary style. Toast can provide you with classics like eggs Benedict and omelets or special plates like their red velvet pancakes or the crab hash. The menu also includes a wide selection of a la carte sides and lunch options with wraps, sandwiches, and burgers. Toast is open daily from 7:30am to 3:00pm. See Details
The Buttered Biscuit Cafe The Buttered Biscuit Cafe is a pet-friendly bistro in Bradley Beach where you can find several dog-friendly tables on the sidewalk seating. While they cover all the basics with typical cafe fare, The Buttered Biscuit also serves a number of unique and creative dishes, too. Right alongside their selection of omelets and oatmeal, you'll find their Hot off the Grill Crumb Cake and other original breakfast options. For lunch, they serve signature sandwiches, wraps, salads, and other light bites with plenty of options for vegetarian diners. The Buttered Biscuit Cafe is open Sunday through Saturday from 8am to 2pm with specials dinners available Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. See Details
Cream Valley Custard If you're looking for a casual place to stop and enjoy a burger and a creamy frozen custard, then Cream Valley Custard is the place to go. Choose from menu options including sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, subs, tortilla wraps, frozen custard, frozen yogurt, ice cream, Italian ice, sundaes, floats, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day, and a convenient drive-thru window means you don't have to leave Fido alone outside to order. See Details
Sabrina's Cafe Sabrina's Cafe in Collingsworth is an airy, BYOB bistro with ten dog-friendly tables when the weather is nice. The daily menu includes a large assortment of breakfast staples, sandwiches, salads, and vegetarian options. This location hosts a menu of dinner specials like Sabrina's Famous Stuffed Meatloaf or the Smokehouse Burger. Sabrina's also serves brunch until 4pm. This location is open Sunday from 8am to 9pm, Monday from 8am to 4pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 8am to 10pm. See Details