Dog Friendly Restaurants in Brainerd, MN

There are 5 pet friendly restaurants in Brainerd that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 17 more nearby. 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 Brainerd. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Woods Restaraunt and Bar
The Woods Restaraunt and Bar The Woods Restaurant and Bar is a popular pet-friendly restaurant just minutes from downtown Brainerd. They have plenty of outdoor tables to choose from if you're planning on bringing your pooch. The all-wood interior gives the restaurant an interesting feel. Check out their extensive menu of American classics, Italian, and more. If you're lucky, you might even catch one of the live shows they host. The Woods is open for lunch and dinner. Their opening times are Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 1:30pm and 4:00pm to 8:00pm, open Friday and Saturday from 1:30pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Brick House Pizza Bread and Bagel
Brick House Pizza Bread and Bagel Serves bagels, sandwiches, pizza, and baked goods. Dogs are welcome on the patio. 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 Brainerd. The coffee shop offers four 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. See Details
Culver's Culver's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving its signature ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard to Brainerd 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
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on Edgewood Drive in Brainerd provides six tables with dog-friendly seating. The vast menu includes a broad range of coffee drinks, tea, cold brews, and their popular Frappuccino in tons of customizable flavors. Don't forget to ask for a Puppuccino just for Fido! You can also find a light bite with breakfast options, sandwiches, bagels, parfaits, protein boxes, and baked treats. 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
Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill - Baxter Grizzly's Wood Fired Grill serves classic bar eats and refreshing beer on tap in a warm and casual atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outside tables. A menu packed with flavorful options includes soups and salads, wings and nachos, burgers and sandwiches, brick oven pizza, sirloin steak, Norwegian salmon, and sweet and smoky baby back ribs. Well-behaved dogs can join their owners in the outdoor seating area. See Details
Zorbaz - Gull Lake Zorbaz, located in Lake Shore, MN, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of tasty Mexican-American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Macho Nachos topped with taco meat or seasoned chicken, beans, cheddar and jack cheese, jalapenos, red onions, cilantro, tomatoes, black olives, salsa, and sour cream. Next, chow down on the Joze Zorba Pizza topped with spicy pepperoni, beef, red onions, tomatoes, black olives, jalapenos, garlic, cilantro, a four-cheese blend, sour cream, and guacamole. Or go for the Taco Salad Bowl with beef or chicken, beans, jack and cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, black olives, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa. 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
Baxter's Grill & Bar Located in Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes, Baxter's Grill and Bar is a pet-friendly restaurant serving a variety of meals made from fresh and locally grown ingredients. Baxter's offers four outdoor tables to visitors with Fido in tow wanting to dig into a hand-tossed pizza. The Grill and Bar's menu includes small plates, tossed salads, soup, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and entrees such as Chicken Manicotti, Stuffed Chicken N' Dumplings, Tuna Thai Curry, and more. Visitors to Baxter's recommend ordering a steak whether it be a Bacon Wrapped Filet or a Horseradish Ribeye. Baxter's Grill and Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1am. Food service ends at 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday. See Details
Dockside Lounge Dockside Lounge is a pet-friendly dining experience on the shore of Breezy Bay and Pelican Lake. Their menu features lots of family-friendly basket food. Whether you're pulling up with your pooch in your yacht or admiring the boats in the marina, you'll be able to find an outdoor dining option to suit. Dockside is open seven days a week from 11am. See Details
Big Axe Brewing Company Big Axe Brewing Company in Nisswa, Minnesota, is a small batch craft brewery with a taproom and kitchen that welcomes Fido on the patio at a table with an umbrella. Try the Salivator Doppelbock, Blood Warrior Blood Orange IPA, or Axe Kicker Double IPA. Snack on a Bavarian pretzel, or if you are in the mood for something more substantial, opt for the Big Axe Classic burger. See Details
Sherwood Forest Menu offers soup, salads, tacos, and pub sliders. Patio tables are dog friendly. See Details
Zorbaz Zorbaz is a casual bar and eatery in East Gull Lake that serves up a variety of tasty Mexican-American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Macho Nachos topped with taco meat or seasoned chicken. Or go for the Taco Salad Bowl with beef or chicken, beans, jack and cheddar cheese, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, black olives, jalapenos, sour cream, and salsa. See Details
Ganley's Family Restaurant Ganley's Restaurant is an American diner with seven pet-friendly tables outside. At this family restaurant, you and Fido will be able to order breakfast all day, lunch, ice cream, candy, and coffee. Their varied menu includes lots of dinner specials, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and, of course, pancakes and eggs for breakfast. If you have any room left, you can dig into one of the freshly baked pies, caramel rolls, or muffins. Ganley's Restaurant is open every day of the week from 6am to 4pm. See Details
The Shante The Shante is a quaint dog-friendly coffee shop serving drinks, treats, and lunch items to Pillager locals and tourists alike. Visitors to The Shante can head to one of its two outdoor tables to sip on a Snickers Mocha alongside their canine companion. The coffee shop's menu includes hot and iced coffees, hot chocolate, hot and iced teas, smoothies, signature drinks, and more. It also includes all-day breakfast items, appetizers, soup, salads, stacks, wraps, hot sandwiches, and pizzas. Ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, and root beer and orange floats are available for those with a sweet tooth. The Shante is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm and Saturday from 8am to 4pm. 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 Baxter. The coffee shop offers six 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. See Details
Main Street Ale House Sit down for a delicious meal at dog-friendly restaurant Main Street Ale House located in the heart of Nisswa, MN. Fido is welcome to accompany you at an outdoor table while you sample their delicious food. A wide variety of starters include smoked chicken wings served with Fitzy's hot honey, grilled octopus or an artisan honey and cheese board. They also serve house-made burgers and tacos or tasty entrees such as pasta carbonara, ribeye or sesame salmon. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Pequot Lakes locals and tourists alike. eight 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
Sunshine's Summerhouse Sunshine's Summerhouse is a craft kitchen located near Gull Lake in Lake Shore, Minnesota. Both you and Fido will feel the summer vibes while sitting at a table with an umbrella on the patio, because all of the chairs are painted in vibrant hues reminiscent of your favorite tropical destination. An elevated cocktail like the watermelon frojito will definitely help foster feelings of summer year round. See Details
Antler's Dining Situated within walking distance of Breezy Point Resort, Antlers Dining is a large traditional restaurant that offers a number of dog-friendly tables. They serve fine dining food with a casual atmosphere. The white pine pillars and paneling, all the way from Canada, give the feel of an old-fashioned hunting lodge. If the weather is good, you and your dog can sit out on the patio that overlooks Antlers Garden and Whitebirch Golf Course. They are open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week from 11:30am. They also serve Sunday brunch from 10:00am to 1:00pm all year round. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Nisswa 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
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Crosby locals and tourists alike. four 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
Cedar Chest Restaurant and Bar Cedar Chest Restaurant and Bar, located in Crosslake, MN, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious home-style dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Cedar Chest Restaurant and Bar is open daily from 11am to 12am. See Details