Dog Friendly Restaurants in Ankeny, IA

There are 11 pet friendly restaurants in Ankeny 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 Ankeny. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Cafe Diem
Cafe Diem Cafe Diem, located in Ankeny, IA, is a casual coffee shop that serves up hot cups of caffeine in any way that you like it. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your morning. Stop by Monday through Thursday from 6:30am to 9pm, Friday from 6am to 9pm, Saturday from 7am to 9pm, and Sunday from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Panera Bread
Panera Bread Panera Bread on SE Delaware Avenue has several pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Caribou Coffee With the mission to serve exceptional coffee that inspires extraordinary experiences, Caribou Coffee is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy a cup of joe in Ankeny. The coffee shop offers two outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to sip alongside their canine companion. Caribou's menu is made of classic coffees, signature mochas and lattes, blended drinks, teas, juices, and food items such as breakfast and oven-toasted sandwiches, oatmeal, and baked goods such as muffins, cookies, croissants, brownie bites, and breads. 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
Culver's Culver's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving its signature ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard to Ankeny 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
Tasty Tacos Tasty Tacos keeps it simple with a menu full of Mexican staples sure to please any crowd. This location in Ankeny provides four dog-friendly tables so you can bring Fido. From tacos and enchiladas to burritos and tostadas, there's something on the menu for everyone. You'll find classic combinations with beans, steak, pork, chili, and chicken on your favorite dish. There are plenty of snacks to munch on, too, like the cheese bites or jalapeno poppers. Purists should check out their flour tacos with fluffy, homemade tortillas. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt This froyo spot on NW 18th Street has several benches outside, so you can bring your dog along and maybe even give a Fido a taste. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt has a variety of frozen yogurt flavors like My Friends Call Me Cocoa Chocolate, The Flavor's a Real Peach, and Spa Day Sorbet. You can top your yogurt with dozens of toppings, like fruit, breakfast cereal, and nuts. A majority of the yogurt is fat-free, and no-sugar and dairy free options as well. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Whiskey River Whiskey River is an bar and grill in Ankeny, IA serving up American fare with 30 beers on tap. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the pet-friendly patio. See Details
Marble Slab Creamery Marble Slab Creamery on SE Delaware Avenue is home to four dog-friendly tables. If you're looking for super-premium ice cream mixed with a bunch of fresh toppings, such as fruits, nuts, and candies, then you've come to the right place. Their main menu includes a banana pudding, chocolate raspberry, cinnamon, dark chocolate, pumpkin cheesecake, caramel apple, and peanut butter banana. The unusual toppings on the menu include granola, hot caramel, mint patties, peppermint, and Pop Rocks. 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
Sonic Drive-In This fast food restaurant on N Ankeny Boulevard offers carhop service and a handful of pet-friendly tables. At Sonic Drive-In you can get burgers and hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, plus fries, tater tots, and mozzarella sticks. Sonic Drive-In is known for their vast selection of drinks, like Frozen Lemonade, Strawberry Limeade, and Grape Sluch with Rainbow Candy. There is also a selection of milkshakes, Sonic Blasts, waffle cone sundaes, and ice cream slushes. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Ankeny locals and tourists alike. two outdoor tables are available to dog owners with a sweet tooth wanting to indulge alongside Fido. Dairy Queen's menu is comprised of Grillburgers, artisan-style sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken strip baskets, snacks such as Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso, Potato Skins, and chicken snack melts, salads, and sides such as fries, onion rings, and cheese curds. Its menu also includes blizzards, hot desserts a la mode, dipped cones, sundaes, cold and blended coffees, shakes, malts, and Orange Julius drinks. 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
Fuzzy's Taco Shop Fuzzy's Taco Shop, located in Ankeny, IA, is a casual, counter-serve taco joint that serves up a variety of Tex-Mex-style eats. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, nachos, quesadillas, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. See Details
Snookies Malt Shop Snookies Malt Shop welcomes dogs and scoops up tasty desserts that the locals love. See Details
Gazali's Gazali�s is a Mediterranean counter-serve eatery serving up gyros and other Middle Eastern specialties and featuring a handful of dog-friendly outdoor tables! Bring Fido along and try the traditional Lamb Gyro, Spicy Chicken Gyro, or Falafel Sandwich. Walnut or pistachio Baklava is available for dessert, or Hummus for snacking. The usual Greek salads are available as well. Gazali�s is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. See Details
Malo Located in Fire Station No. 1, MALO is an innovative Latin eatery serving up specials like the Beef Tongue Torta, Glazed Beef Shortrib, Carnitas Clasico, Seafood Enchiladas, and much more, plus cocktails, sangria, and margaritas. Bring Fido along to any of ten dog-friendly outdoor tables and start off with a Salsa Trio sampler: go for pico de gallo, Malo queso, and guacamole, then a Chicken Enchilada or General Malo�s Carnitas. Don�t miss the Sunday brunch tacos, or vegetarian options like the Cheese Enchilada. The Churritos dessert is a fan-favorite, served with Mexican chocolate dipping sauce and dulce de leche. MALO is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Smokey Row Coffee Smokey Row Coffee on Cottage Grove Avenue has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables where you are welcome to sit with your dog. This coffee shop has a full coffee and espresso bar, with specialty drinks like Hot Fudge Mocha, Snicker Bar Latte, and Mint Mocha. They also offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Stop in early for the Denver Sandwich or the Good Morning Bagel. There are paninis, soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches including the Smoked Ham Crossaint, Chicken Caesar Bagel, and Malibu-Chicken-ini. For something sweet, there are ice cream floats, sundaes, and shakes. Get the best of both worlds with Java Freeze. 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
Felix & Oscars Restaurant Felix and Oscar�s (or F & O�s) is an authentic deep-dish pizza joint also serving up pasta, thin crust pies, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Bring Fido along to the dog-friendly outdoor seating area and start off with the signature Nasty Fries, smothered with Italian grinder meat, pepper jack cheese, and jalapenos! Then choose from pizza specials like Taco Pizza, Bacon Cheeseburger, and the Oscar: American and mozzarella cheese, ham, pepperoni, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and house Italian dressing. Don�t miss pasta entrees like the Baked Cavatelli with meatballs or Baked Penne! Felix and Oscar�s is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 4:00pm to late for dinner, Saturday from 11:00am to late, and Sunday from 9:00am to late. See Details
Bar Louie A self-proclaimed 'eclectic, urban bar,' Bar Louie is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy handcrafted drinks and from scratch dishes in West Des Moines. ten outdoor tables are available to Bar guests wanting to sip alongside their furry friend. Louie's menu is made up of appetizers such as Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Potstickers, Ginger Garlic Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, and Bacon Chophouse Sliders, as well as, flatbreads, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and plates, including Drunken Fish and Chips, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Blackened Fish Street Tacos, Baked Mac and Cheese, and Voodoo Chicken. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in a Key Lime 'Shiner or Chocolate Cake. See Details
Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar, located at SW 9th Street, Des Moines, is a casual joint that serves up daiquiris in every flavor imaginable. Choose from options like Pina Colada, White Russian, Margarita, Amaretto and Pineapple, Banana Banshee, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their one pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your day. Order anywhere from a 12oz to a 40oz drink - perfect for a quiet day with family, or a crazy night with friends! See Details
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is a funky, artsy spot for coffee, tea, breakfast, and baked goods in Des Moines. Dogs are welcome at front benches or on the patio during summer months. Try classic espresso beverages or the signature Cafe Zanzibar with steamed milk, whipped cream, and cinnamon sprinkles, or go for a seasonal special like Hand-Squeezed Rose Lemonade. Plenty of tea choices are available as well, plus breakfast entrees like the Linda Special toast topped with cream cheese, onions, and melted cheese. Under no circumstances are dogs allowed inside. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. See Details
Jason's Deli Jason's Deli on University Avenue is home to pet-friendly tables, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy soups, salads, garden fresh salad, and for vegetarian hounds, a number of meatless eats. If meatless eats sounds good to you, then indulge in their black bean taco salad: mixed salad greens and organic blue corn chips, topped with black bean and roasted corn mix, and garnished with cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and Southwest spices, served with salsa on the side. Whether you are hungry for a fresh salad, sandwich, or dessert, you'll find your fix at Jason's Deli. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen has a drive thru and outdoor tables where you can enjoy a hamburger, hot dog or dipped cone with Fido. Just no chocolate on his! See Details
Buffalo Wild Wings Branding itself as a fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings is a dog-friendly sports-focused place to enjoy a meal in Des Moines. Buffalo Wild Wings offers outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a plate of Spinach Artichoke Flatbread alongside their canine companion. The restaurant's menu is made up of wings, shareables, burgers, tenders, mac and cheese, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in Cheesecake Bites, Dessert Nachos, Loaded Ice Cream or Chocolate Fudge Cake. See Details
Noodles & Company Noodles & Company on Douglas Avenue has five pet-friendly tables where you are welcome to dine with your dog. Noodles & Company has noodle and pasta dishes with an international flare. You can get Asian dishes like Japanese Pan Noodles, Italian bowls including Spaghetti and Meatballs, and comfort food meals like Wisconsin Mac and Cheese. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free. Salads, soups, and shareable items including Korean BBQ Meatballs, Potstickers, and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Check out the rotating specials and you might find Buffalo Mac and Cheese and Pasta Fresca. Bringing the kids with your too? No problem. Noodles & Company has kids meals. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up while you go inside to order. See Details
Tasty Tacos Tasty Tacos keeps it simple with a menu full of Mexican staples sure to please any crowd. This location in Des Moines provides two dog-friendly tables so you can bring Fido. From tacos and enchiladas to burritos and tostadas, there's something on the menu for everyone. You'll find classic combinations with beans, steak, pork, chili, and chicken on your favorite dish. There are plenty of snacks to munch on, too, like the cheese bites or jalapeno poppers. Purists should check out their flour tacos with fluffy, homemade tortillas. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details