Dog Friendly Restaurants in Boston, MA

There are 108 restaurants in Boston, MA that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!


Like its name implies, Blunch in Boston serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. They are dog friendly and have a bowl of biscuits by the door.

Wired Puppy

Satisfy your coffee fix at Wired Puppy. Nibble on a muffin or scone. Dogs are welcome on the patio and inside as well.

Tremont 647

The dog-friendly Tremont 647 offers "adventurous" American and international cuisine such as Korean beef dumplings, poutine, smoked short rib burgers, fried chicken, and apple cider brined pork chops. Well-behaved leashed dogs may be tied to the exterior railing outside of the patio area, next to their owner's tables.

The Living Room

The Living Room offers American pub food on the Waterfront with dog-friendly patio seating. Menu favorites include Buffalo chicken dumplings, grass-fed beef sliders, steamed bun fish tacos, duck fat fries, provencal tuna burgers, seafood risotto, and grilled salmon. Opens daily at 11am.

Gaslight Brasserie du Coin

Gaslight is a french restaurant known for its brunch, dinner, and wine offerings. Fido may join you on the patio, and water is provided.

South End Buttery

This combo bakery and cafe offers sweet baked treats and savory lunch fare in a relaxed setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables during the summer. Grab a hot cup of coffee or espresso to complement a fresh muffin, scone, or croissant, or sample heartier options like breakfast burritos, quiche, bacon cheeseburgers, and meatloaf sandwiches. Open 6am to 6pm daily.


Market serves New American cuisine in a four-story restaurant. Pets are allowed to join you for a meal on the patio in the summer.

Petit Robert Bistro

Petit Robert Bistro offers an eclectic french menu and long wine list. Fido is permitted at outside seating and a water bowl is provided.

Sunset Cantina

Beer, tequila, and large portions of pub grub are the standard at Sunset Cantina. Outdoor pet-friendly seating is available in the summer.


Salvatore's offers tasty Italian food at ts scenic Seaport location. Try a pizza and glass of wine with Fido on the patio during the summer.

Da Vinci

Delicious, authentic Italian food is the norm at Da Vincis in Boston, where dogs are invited to join you on the patio.


At Piattini Italian restaurant, you can sit outside and watch the passersby. Your dog can sit on the other side of the fence.

Jacob Wirth

The beer list is the main attraction at this German pub. Enjoy a cold brew and pub grub while Fido drinks his water at the outdoor seating.


Offering an imaginative fusion of classic Asian and contemporary Japanese cuisine, Typhoon Asian Bistro features a fresh menu, global wine selection, sophisticated atmosphere, and seasonal dog-friendly outdoor seating. Choose from delicious options such as spicy tuna tempura, gyoza, torched sashimi, lemongrass soup, filet mignon, curry rack of lamb, Peking duck, and ginger lobster. Opens at 11:30am daily.


Estragon is known for it's eclectic tapas dishes. Share a few small plates and some wine on the pet-friendly patio. Reservations are encouraged.

Brasserie Jo

Brasserie Jo whips up French-syle dishes paired with a variety of wines. Try the mussels or skirt steak on the patio with your pooch.

J P Licks

J P Licks has a handful of locations in Massachusetts and is the creator of Cow Paws peanut butter and honey sorbet made just for dogs!


Great sangria and small plate dishes can be found at Tapeo on Newbury Street. Summer patio seating offers people-watching for you and Fido.

Whole Foods Market

The restaurant inside Whole Foods serves a variety of tasty offerings, including salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, and a hot bar. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Vintage Restaurant & Lounge

The patio is always dog friendly and they will bring out water for the pups on request. The food is great and it's beautiful tree lined street.

Upper Crust

Some of the best pizza in Boston is said to be found at Upper Crust. Water is provided for your pup at the seasonal outdoor seating.


Known for steaks and chowder, Durgin-Park offers classic New England fare in a casual atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Choose from popular menu options such as fresh jumbo lump crab cake, mussels, lobster, fried clam rolls, sirloin strip steak, shrimp scampi, and Yankee pot roast. Open 11:30am to 10pm seven days a week.


Thaitation serves authentic Thai dishes with contemporary influences to its Kenmore Square patrons, offering dog-friendly outdoor seating during the summer. A diverse menu features chicken satay, crab rangoon, pad Thai, drunken noodles, roasted duck, honey pork, and pineapple fried rice. Opens at 11am Monday thru Friday and noon on weekends.

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 sandwich here before exploring the Harborwalk.


Boloco creates unique burritos with fresh ingredients. Water bowls and pet-friendly seating are available for your pup.

Moonshine 152

Modern American South Boston neighborhood restaurant with a great bar and New England seasonal fare that concentrates on local product with a street food influence. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.


Try a smoothie, wrap, or burrito at this Mexican chain restaurant. Fido is welcomed to join you at the outdoor seating.


Ft. Point location, dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

J P Licks

J P Licks has a handful of locations in Massachusetts and is the creator of Cow Paws peanut butter and honey sorbet made just for dogs!

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.

Mother Anna's

Mother Anna's has been serving old world Italian recipes for over 80 years. The menu features stuffed mushrooms, mussels marinara, gnocchi, linguine with garlic and oil, shrimp scampi, lobster ravioli, eggplant parmigiana, and chicken cacciatore. Small dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Pete's Dockside

This laid back seaport cafe is nestled among the warehouses of the Southie side of the Seaport District. Menu includes a full breakfast, salads, burgers, hot and cold subs, broiled haddock, and Buffalo mac and cheese. Picnic tables are dog friendly. Order at walk-up counter and they will bring the food to you.

Thorntons Fenway Bar and Grille

Comfortable neighborhood bar and grill serving traditional American plates, plus beer, cocktails, and ice cream blender treats. Menu includes salads, Buffalo shrimp, tuna melts, burgers, chicken sandwiches, grilled rib-eye, and fried scallops. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly.

Joe's American Bar and Grill

Located on the wharf, Joe's offers picturesque views of Boston Harbor and the downtown skyline. A varied surf and turf menu includes clam chowder, Maryland crab cakes, Buffalo chicken tenders, fish and chips, BBQ baby back ribs, lobster rolls, and black and blue burgers. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

The Hill Tavern

Classic neighborhood tavern serving traditional bar fare, weekend brunch, and 24 beers on tap with 50 more in bottles. Food menu features wings, mac and cheese, beef stew, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, meatball subs, steak tips, and osso buco. Covered patio seating is dog friendly.

Cambridge Brewing Company

In addition to the wide selection of beer on tap, this brewery also offers burgers, pizzas, and fresh seafood. They are open for lunch and dinner daily, and well-behaved leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

J P Licks

J P Licks scoops up ice cream for both people and pups. Tell your pooch to order "Cow Paws", a cool treat made just for dogs. Dogs are welcome at outdoor seating, but orders must be placed inside.

Charlie's Kitchen

This '50s era American diner is a casual spot to enjoy a meal and offers a front patio and outdoor beer garden that both welcome dogs. Menu features lobster roll, cheeseburgers, fried chicken, ribeye steak, beer-battered fried shrimp, and black bean veggie burgers. Opens daily at 11am.

Village Tavern Grill & Oyster Bar

Village Tavern is located in the heart of Salem across from the Peabody Essex Museum. Serving a varied menu to both local and visitor, it’s the kind of spot where you can begin the day with a tasty thick cheeseburger grilled the way you like it, and end the night with Smoked Wings, Entertainment & Dancing. While the atmosphere at the Village Tavern might shift by the hour, what remains a constant will be our fresh, honest food, that one can enjoy at the bar, in a booth, table, or even outside in our quiet, but inviting Dog Friendly Sidewalk Café’. High Quality food Salem has yet to experience the taste of, featuring our BBQ specialties smoked for hours on site- Ribs, Chicken, Brisket and more, Great Steaks- truly cooked to order, Black Angus Steak Tips & Burgers, Great Lunch offerings from a wide variety of salads, sandwiches & specials… ALL prepared fresh daily in our FROM SCRATCH KITCHEN! Expect from the Bar. Colorful Martinis in proper stemware, a fine variety of choice wines, cold micro brew beers in frosted glasses, comfortable bar seats, indirect lighting, and attentive, knowledgeable bartenders that will be serving cocktails and our full menu. Our newly built bar will feature 35+ seats, a gorgeous zebra wood top, 14 draft beers, 12 tv’s and warm & friendly environment. Additionally, we have a 12 seat Raw Bar, highlighted by 2 tv’s, Fresh Oysters, Cherrystones and Shrimp Cocktail on display and prepared for you by your bartender!

The Lobster Shanty

The Lobster Shanty is a dog friendly restaurant. It features sandwiches, burgers, grilled pizza, and tasty entrees like boiled lobster and smoked brisket. Dogs are welcome at the outside tables.

Kelly's Roast Beef

Kelly's Roast Beef is a local favorite and has a walk-up window where you and your dog can order tasty roast beef sandwiches.

Publick House

The Publick house is famous for its extensive beer selection, traditional American comfort food, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. A varied menu includes duck confit spring rolls, poutine, crab cakes, fried green tomato BLTs, mac and cheese, grilled pork chops, veal bolognaise, and an extensive lineup of Belgian and American beer. Call ahead to ensure availability because outdoor tables fill up fast. Open at 5pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends.

True Grounds

True Grounds offers tasty salads and sandwiches, and even has biscuit baked goods for your pup to enjoy!

Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar

Grendel's Den Restaurant & Bar serves a variety of American and International-influenced dishes in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor tables. Sample tasty options like Santa Fe salad, Sambal chicken skewers, Peruvian quinoa stew, Puerto Rican style salmon, cheese fondue, and lobster rolls. Open daily at 11:30am.

Night Shift Brewing

Brewery with an outdoor dog-friendly patio. Over a dozen beers available to enjoy on draft, in a flight, or to go. A rotating fleet of food trucks supply the food.


Lexx serves a wide range of American cuisine in downtown Lexington and offers a dog-friendly brick patio that overlooks town square. Menu favorites include beef carpaccio, fish tacos, jambalaya, pork osso bucco, steak tips, grilled meatloaf, Moroccan stew, and market fish of the day. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Saturday, 10am on Sunday.


The scenic outside tables and solid Italian food make Siros a top choice for Quincy natives. Enjoy the cool harbor breeze with your pup.

Navy Yard Bistro & Wine Bar

This small neighborhood bistro offers comfort food for you and Fido. Patio tables welcome dogs.

J P Licks

J P Licks has a handful of locations in Massachusetts and is the creator of Cow Paws peanut butter and honey sorbet made just for dogs! There aren't any tables, but Fido is welcome at the outdoor benches.

Spiga Trattoria Italiana

Spiga is an intimate restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Enjoy a tasty Italian meal with Fido on the outdoor patio.

Red House

Red House is a cozy eatery in the middle of Harvard Square. A great place to enjoy a meal with your pup on a warm New England evening. Dog-friendly tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Zephyr on the Charles

Located inside the Hyatt Regency, Zephyr on the Charles offers picture perfect views of the Charles River and Boston skyline in a modern atmosphere with a new England inspire menu and a seasonal dog-friendly patio. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites include pumpkin waffles, Maine lobster Benedict, clam chowder, crab cake sandwiches, rice noodle stir fry, and charred flat iron steak. Opens daily at 6:30am.

Gulu Gulu

Diverse menu includes coffee, pastries, crepes, wraps and sandwiches, and a variety of draft and bottled beer. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

JP Licks

JP Licks offers delicious ice cream and coffee drinks in a casual atmosphere with a fireplace and pet-friendly outdoor seating.

Lizzy's Ice Cream

Lizzy's scoops up homemade ice cream that can be devoured on their dog-friendly patio, weather permitting.

Outback Steakhouse

This popular Australian-themed national chain of steakhouses offers generous portions of delicious surf and turf comfort food in a casual atmosphere with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Besides choice cuts of sirloin, ribeye, and filet mignon, a menu packed with bold flavors features grilled shrimp, steamed lobster tail, parmesan-herb crusted chicken, baby back ribs, and pork porterhouse. Opens daily at 11am.

Ula Cafe

Ula Cafe is a great place to stop with your pup for a strong cup a joe and a quick bite to eat. Patio is dog friendly.

Slumbrew Assembly Hall

Localy brewery offers year-round, seasonal, and limited beers. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden.

Five Horses Tavern

Modern American comfort food such as tacos, wings, sandwiches, and grilled hanger steak. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

The Blarney Stone

The Blarney Stone has served the Dorchester community for over 35 years, offering seasonal American cuisine in a contemporary setting with a spacious outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs. A glass of wine or craft beer makes the perfect complement to a menu that features steamed PEI mussels, veggie quesadillas, BBQ brisket sandwiches, Buffalo chicken flatbreads, steak frites, and shepherd's pie. Open 11am to 1am seven days a week.

1369 Coffee House

1369 Coffee House is a small yet popular shop with outdoor seating so you and Fido can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

Sorelle Bakery & Cafe

This "true neighborhood coffehouse" offers fresh pastries and sandwiches, and provides outdoor oatio seating if Fido wants to join you.


Jose's serves traditional Mexican fare and strong margaritas for you and your pup to enjoy on the outdoor patio.

Sophia's Grotto

Sophia's offers delicious Mediterranean fare at reasonable prices. Enjoy a pizza while Fido sips water on the dog-friendly patio.

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage

Mr. Bartley's serves a variety of tasty burgers, sides and shakes. A water bowl is provided for your pooch at the outdoor seating.

Flying Saucer Pizza

Gourmet pizza made with fresh local ingredients and a wonderful beer selection. They allow your pooch in their patio space from spring through autumn. Good eats. Pet friendly. Great atmosphere.

Petite Robert Bistro

This cozy bistro features authentic French cuisine such as crepes, cassoulet, and Boeuf Bourguignon. Dogs welcome on patio and water bowls will be provided.

The Abbey

This restaurant located on the other side of Beacon St from the Publick house offers a small but delicious menu, a large drink menu, and outdoor seating where fido can join you for lunch, dinner, or a late night drink.

Washington Square Tavern

Award wining neighborhood restaurant and bar with locally sourced homemade food, excellent wine and cocktails. Outdoor seating is Pet Friendly.

Dairy Joy

Dairy Joy is an old fashioned ice cream stand serving soft serve along with seafood, burgers and hot dogs that hungry pups love!

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain is a popular bakery chain offering tasty baked goods, sandwiches, salads, soups, and hearty pasta entrees in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Opens at 6am during the week and 8am on weekends.

Bedford Farms

Bedford Farms is the perfect place to bask in the sun with your furry best friend while you both savor heaping scoops of ice cream.

Rod Dee Thai Cuisine

Rod Dee Thai Cuisine has a walk-up window so you can bring your pooch and order some tasty Thai.

Longboards Bar and Restaurant

Great flatbreads, sandwiches, and the best lobster roll in town. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus

Small, low-key coffeehouse that welcomes people of all walks to life. Serves coffee, teas, sandwiches, and offers outdoor seating perfect for you and Fido to enjoy together.

The Burren

This warm and festive Irish themed pub features live music, dog-friendly outside tables, and a classic pub menu that includes chowder, burgers, sandwiches, and Emerald Isle favorites such as Guinness beef stew, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio from April through October, weather permitting. The Burren is open from 11:30am to 1am Monday through Thursday, 11:30am to 2am Friday, 10am to 2am Saturday, and 10am to 1am Sunday.

Oxford Spa

Located between Harvard and Porter Square, Oxford Spa is a popular breakfast and lunch spot offering dog-friendly outdoor seating. Favorite menu choices include frittatas, western omelettes, spinach salad, quiche, and aptly named sandwiches like the Thesis, Dissertation, Oh Mitt, and Reubenesque. Opens at 7am during the week, 8am on Saturday, and 8:30am on Sunday.

Haley House Bakery Cafe

Haley House provides a vibrant ambiance and dog-friendly outdoor seating to serve their unique brand of health-conscious eats. Enjoy tasty options such as hot hash with jerk chicken, roasted veggie omelettes, tuna melt paninis, grilled cheese sandwiches, and roasted turkey with homemade gravy. Opens at 7:30am Monday thru Friday, 9am on Saturday, and 10am on weekends.

Ultimate Perk

A variety of coffee, muffins, bagels, donuts, and pastries. Sidewalk tables are dog friendly.


Jenna's offers burgers, mini tacos, and ice cream. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.


Boloco serves eclectic burritos with fresh, healthy ingredients. Dog-friendly seating is available outside.

J P Licks

J P Licks has a handful of locations in Massachusetts and is the creator of Cow Paws peanut butter and honey sorbet made just for dogs!

Heritage Farm Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream, seafood, sandwiches, and grilled delights with water views of the Merrimack River and Riverwalk. Outdoor tables are dog friendly, before or after taking them for a walk along the river.

Haley's Market Cafe

Soup, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Small tables outside are dog friendly.

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Delicious Mexican dishes including smothered burritos, three-cheese nachos, tacos, and quesadillas. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Panera Bread

The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs.

Sweet Tomatoes

Sweet Tomatoes serves specialty pizza and hearty sandwiches. Front out door tables welcome dogs.

Biltmore Bar & Grille

A former speakeasy, this restaurant & bar boasts a menu of locally-sourced, elevated comfort food, featuring PEI mussels, beef brisket nachos, smoked salmon BLTs, fried chicken and waffles, and eggplant lasagna. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio on Saturdays only. Call ahead before arriving.

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!

Brodies Seaport

Located in historic Salem's Pickering Wharf, Brodies Seaport serves a variety of surf and turf delights, including coconut shrimp, crispy jumbos wings, honey salmon salad, steak tip sandwiches, grilled sausage sandwich, and lobster rolls. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating section.

Blue Taleh

Mixture of Thai and Japanese cuisine including BBQ chicken, duck panang, tempura udon, pad Thai, and sushi. Dog-friendly outdoor seating along the canal.

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.

Porthole Pub

Porthole serves chicken wings, oysters on the half-shell, new England clam chowder, hot and cold sandwiches, lobster, and a variety of other seafood dishes. Waterfront deck seating is dog friendly.

Paisano Restaurant

Paisano offers authentic Mexican and Guatemalan dishes such as tostadas, carne asada, enchiladas, churrasco, ceviche, and pollo campero. Patio seating is dog friendly.


Start off with a hearty salad followed by a piping hot pan or specialty pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

3 Little Figs

Cozy cafe offering gourmet coffee, light breakfast fare, salads, sandwiches, and homemade pastries. Patio seating is dog friendly.


Kings offers a creative menu that includes kung pao fried cauliflower, Southwestern spring rolls, Buffalo wontons, specialty pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, spicy orange chicken, and the famous Fat Elvis burger. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Nosh & Grog Provisions

Neighborhood bar and small plates eatery with seasonally driven dishes made with ingredients from local fishermen, farmers, and artisans. An evolving menu includes southern smoked mussels, food truck tacos, sage potato dumplings, and hand rolled pasta, plus local beer and craft cocktails. The elegant patio is dog friendly.

Far From the Tree Hard Craft Cider

Pay a visit to the Far From the Tree tasting room to sample craft hard cider, featuring unique flavor combinations and various seasonal offerings. No food service, but bring-your-own and delivery is allowed. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.


Bertucci's specializes in brick oven pizza and made-from-scratch Italian dishes. Try a BBQ chicken or margherita pie, fresh from the oven calzone, hearty plate of four-cheese ravioli, or sauteed chicken piccata. The Patio seating is dog friendly.

Naumkeag Ordinary

Centrally located in historic Salem, the welcoming staff at The Naumkeag Ordinary provides their guests a casually elegant culinary experience. The seasonal menu offers comfort dishes with a creative twist on classic favorites. Also serve craft beer, select wine, and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Wild Willy's

Wild Willy's specializes in handmade Certified Angus Beef and Tender Bison burgers, plus chicken tenders, steak sandwiches, shakes, old fashioned root beer, and ice cream floats.

The Indo

Old style Irish-American pub housed in an 1800s era building. The Indo features over 20 draught beers from across the globe, specialty cocktails, and a food menu that includes wings, poutine, burgers, fried pork sandwiches, fish and chips, and steak tacos. Back patio welcomes dogs.

Notch Brewery & Tap Room

Upon launch in 2010, Notch Brewery was the first U.S. brewery to specialize in Session beer. The tap room features 6 to 13 rotating brews on tap, including a variety of American style lagers, British pale ales, and Czech Republic classics. Located on the scenic banks of the South River, the spacious outdoor biergarten welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs. Outside food is not permitted, but pretzels and dried sausage snacks are available.

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar

Rosebud American Kitchen & Bar offers a laid-back dining experience in a casual setting, American comfort food with global influences, and a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Menu includes Thai sticky ribs, garlic shrimp and grits, BBQ pork noodle soup, St. Louis style ribs, jambalaya, loaded mac and cheese, and chicken fried catfish sandwiches. Open for dinner Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 11pm.

British Beer Company

Gets a taste of jolly ol' England at the British Beer Company. This cozy pub offers a variety of traditional British eats, including Newcastle beer chili, sausage rolls, fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and steak and ale pie, plus wings, burgers, and mac and cheese for American palates. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Cal ahead to ensure seating.