Dog Friendly Restaurants in Columbus, OH

There are 25 restaurants in Columbus, OH 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!


Gresso's is known for a lively atmosphere, classic bar and grill food, and a spacious dog-friendly patio. Delicious menu options include jumbo wings, chicken tenders, burgers, authentic Greek gyros, pizza, and steak and frites. Open 3pm to 2am during the week, and 11am to 2am on weekends.

Northstar Cafe Short North

The Northstar Cafe states a focus on healthy and organic foods, wines, and brews. They also have a variety of vegetarian foods and patio dining. Leashed dogs are allowed at the outside tables.

Brown Bag Deli

Located in Historic German Village. Brown Bag Deli makes lunchtime easy, offering tasty deli classics and outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. The signature sandwich menu features a variety of choices that all pair perfectly with the daily selection of homemade soups, savory salads, and delectable desserts. Open Monday thru Saturday 9am to 8pm, 11am to 8pm on Sunday.


Bodega offers an eclectic variety of food choices, specialty coffees, a full bar, and carry out. Leashed, well-- mannered dogs are allowed at outer tables.

La Chatelaine

A great place for fresh pastries, La Chatelaine also offers a delectable menu of authentic French cuisine. Leashed dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables.

Alana's Food and Wine

Alana's Food and Wine offers eclectic American, Vegan and Vegetarian food with outdoor seating for you and your pooch.

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.

The Crest

With influence spanning the globe, we still try and offer a thoughtful and diverse menu without compromising the ideals that are dear to us. Utilizing locally sourced ingredients challenges us to create and execute our recipes in house every day. Local sourcing not only provides high quality heirlooms with fresh and unique tastes but also stimulates our local economy and builds long lasting relationships. By centralizing our spending habits, we’re trying to achieve sustainability through reciprocity.

The Little Bar

College type bar offers daily drink specials and plenty of TVs to take in a sporting event. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Oddfellows Liquor Bar

This classy dive bar shares a large patio with the original Mikey's Late Night Slice. Dogs are always welcome, especially for the weekly "Dog Eat Dog Mondays" where owners are encouraged to join the dog patio party with free hot dogs for all.

World of Beer High Street

Local pub style hangout features 500+ global beers, crafts on tap, and tasty tavern food such as chicken wings, street tacos, BBQ bacon burgers, and baked crab cakes. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille

This Latin American Restaurant in the heart of the Brewery District welcomes well-behaved, leashed pups on their spacious patio on High St.

Mikey's Late Night Slice

The Short North location of the popular chain of pizza joints and mobile trucks shares an amazing fenced-in patio with Oddfellows Liquor Bar. There's plenty of seating for humans to eat pizza and enjoy some beverages from next door, as well as some hot by-the-slice pizza from the award-winning kitchen.

Hamptons on King

Hamptons offers an extensive menu of classic American favorites, including loaded nachos, pepperoni pizza, Buffalo wings, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and jumbo quesadillas. Dogs are welcome on the large patio.

City Barbeque

City Barbeque is a popular chain BBQ eatery, offering delicious smoked meats in a casual setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Choose from delicious beef brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey breast, and St. Louis style ribs. Open 10am to 10pm Monday thru Saturday and 11am to 9pm on Sunday.

City Barbeque

City Barbeque is a popular chain BBQ eatery, offering delicious smoked meats in a casual setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Choose from delicious beef brisket, pulled pork, sausage, turkey breast, and St. Louis style ribs. Open 10am to 10pm Monday thru Saturday and 11am to 9pm on Sunday.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Uptown Deli and Brew

Uptown Deli and Brew serves crafted sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as artisan meats, cheeses and breads. Dogs are welcome on rear patio and water bowls are provided.

Rusty Bucket

Sports bar environment with a menu consisting of pub style comfort food. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Daily Growler

Massive selection of craft beer with a dog-friendly patio.

Local Cantina

Local Cantina believes in eating craft and drinking craft. Choose from a rotating selection of freshly tapped craft beers and a patiently prepared menu of hand-made tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and tortilla pizza. The outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

The Old Bag of Nails Pub

The Old Bag of Nails prides itself in serving traditional pub food passed down from tried and true family recipes. Menu favorites include hand-battered mushrooms, New England clam chowder, Gaylord's mini cheeseburgers, pub famous reuben sandwiches, blackened tuna steak, and shrimp and chips. Outside seating area welcomes dogs.

Moretti's of Arlington

Authentic Italian cuisine such as eggplant parmesan, stone oven pizza, sausage lasagna, veal marsala, and salmon padrone. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Barrel & Boar

Cooking up savory BBQ in the capital since 1983, Barrel & Boar uses slow smoked meats and Southern influence to create a casual menu that brings the South and Midwest together. Choose from Ohio brisket, pulled pork, smoked sausage, rib tips, and chicken. Other menu favorites include shrimp and grits, spicy pork mac and cheese, and Texas cheesesteaks. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs.

Prost Beer & Wine Cafe

Prost offers a great selection of local beer and wine, light lunch fare, and dog-friendly patio seating. Menu includes salads, paninis, German brats, and a bruschetta bar.