Dog Friendly Restaurants in Fort Myers, FL

There are 125 restaurants in Fort Myers, FL 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!

Bonita Bills

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Bonita Bills offers plenty of seafood options in a relaxed setting with dog-friendly outdoor eating.

Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

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At Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, you can find fresh, local fish prepared to order and dog-friendly outdoor seating.

The Veranda

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The Veranda serves Southern fare with Old Florida charm. The outdoor patio is dog friendly, weather permitting.

Carrabbas Italian Grill

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Popular Italian chain that allows dogs of all kinds outside. Water bowls are available too.

Shoeless Joe's

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Relax in a sports bar atmosphere and sample from an extensive menu of apps and entrees. Stop by for happy hour and bring Fido along.

LaMotta's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Family Italian restaurant where you can bring your dog and have dinner or lunch at an outdoor table.

Bistro 41

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Bistro 41 is located at the Bell Tower Shops and features two outdoor patios (Fido Welcome!) and an interesting New American menu.

Busters Sports Tavern and Eatery

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Busters serves a variety of traditional America faves such as lobster, steak, and pizza. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Ford's Garage Prime Burgers Craft Beer

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Ford's Garage features a mac & cheese bar and delicious comfort food like grilled NY strip steak and "mom's" meatloaf. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Water bowls will be made available.

McGregor Grill

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The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, and offers a casual, friendly dining atmosphere that you and your friends are sure to enjoy.

Fat Katz

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A gastropub that serves, burgers, sandwiches, and 19 craft beers on tap. Covered seating area is dog friendly.

Love Boat Ice Cream

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Great little ice cream shop with a variety of flavors. Fido can enjoy a free puppy cup at an outdoor table.

Aurelio's Pizzeria

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Aurelio's features a bevy of Italian offerings such as jalapeno poppers, thin and thick crust pizza, meatball subs, and tortellini. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

GatorBites Tail & Ale

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Although they specialize in gator, there are plenty of other things on the menu too!

Foster's Grille

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Foster's Grille serves charburgers, wings, handcut fries, and extra thick shakes. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

McGregor Cafe

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Cozy breakfast spot serves mushroom and cheese omelets, sausage and biscuits, blueberry pancakes, and cinnamon raisin French toast. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly with umbrellas.

Capone's

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Capone's serves panini sandwiches, homemade pasta, and a variety of specialty pizza. Dog-friendly outdoor seating is available.

Boulevard Tavern and Deli

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Tasty menu includes sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and wings. Outside covered area welcomes dogs.

Rosati's Pizza Sports Pub

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Authentic Chicago style pizza, hearty sandwiches, and specialty pasta. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Buckingham Farms

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Hydroponic farm with a country store offers fresh farm to table salads and veggies, plus delicious sandwiches like chicken cordon blue, beef brisket, pulled pork, and burgers. Outdoor patio with covered roof and fans is dog friendly.

EO Burgers

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Enjoy prime beef burgers, chicken sandwiches, six types of fries, and creamy frozen custard. Sidewalk seating is dog friendly.

Outback Steakhouse

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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.

Rock'n Sushi Asian Bistro

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Rock'n Sushi Asian Bistro serves both Japanese and Thai dishes as well as sushi. They are available for dine in or carry out which you can order over the phone or online at their website. They have two tables in front of the restaurant with dog-friendly seating. You'll find a selection of soups and salads from both Japanese and Thai inspirations. The menu also includes a range of Japanese dinner entrees with tempura, teriyaki, and yaki soba dishes as well as Thai entrees including stir fry, curries, and pad Thai. Of course, Rock'n Sushi boasts a plentiful list of sushi rolls. Happy hour is served from Monday to Friday from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm with special prices on drinks, sushi rolls, and appetizers.

Harold's

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Harold's is a locally owned restaurant that strives to provide meals with organic ingredients served from the farm to the table. They have two outdoor picnic tables with dog-friendly seating where you and your pup can enjoy their rotating, seasonal menu. The menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and plates that can be shared with the table. Harold's also serves a carefully curated wine list to go along with your meal. While reservations are not required, they are recommended, especially since the dog-friendly seating is limited.

The Island Cow

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The dog-friendly Island Cow is a casual and relaxing dining hot spot on Sanibel Island that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive, featuring a dizzying array of choices, including steak 'n' eggs, stuffed French toast, shrimp parfait, Florida stone crabs, patty melts, chicken fajita sandwiches, cow-a-bunga quesadillas, and moolicious meatloaf. Pets are welcome at the covered outdoor patio seating area. Opens daily at 7am.

Cip's Place Restaurant

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The Grilled Snapper tacos and Grouper BLT are just two of the delicious dishes on Cip's extensive menu. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Over Easy Cafe

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Over Easy Cafe offers a tasty variety of classic breakfast and lunch fare served in a relaxed atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu includes pancakes, omelettes, Benny's, specialty egg sandwiches, coconut shrimp, quesadillas, hot and cold sandwiches, and burgers. Open seven days a week from 7am to 2:30pm

Parrot Key Caribbean Grill

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Stop in for authentic Caribbean food, delectable desserts, and stunning sunsets. Dogs are welcome at their outdoor seating area.

The Fish House Restaurant

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Tasty seafood dishes, casual atmosphere, very dog-friendly staff. Serve conch stew, New England clam chowder, grouper tacos, and lobster rolls. Dogs are allowed on the screened-in porch.

Rumrunners at Cape Harbour

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Escape, dine, and unwind is the motto at Rumrunners. Surf and turf options include fresh shucked oysters, escargot, meatloaf, scallops, and filet mignon. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

The Fish House

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Cute waterfront restaurant that is always busy and offers excellent service and tasty food. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Nervous Nellies

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Nellies serves drunken wings, seafood quesadillas, seared sirloin steak, and Florida gator bites. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Mucky Duck

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Enjoy scenic views and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico as you indulge on fine comfort foods with Fido at one of the outdoor picnic tables.

Harpoon Harry's

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Outdoor picnic tables available at this open-air restaurant, and a hopping enclosed patio area where dogs are welcome. Also, check out the pet boutique while you're there.

Pincher's Crab Shack

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Pincher's Crab Shack is a Florida favorite with a casual, family and Fido-friendly atmosphere and crowd-pleasing seafood. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

New England Moorings

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Casual seafood dining at reasonable prices is what you'll find at the New England Moorings. Covered patio seating welcomes dogs.

Tuckaway Cafe

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Tuckaway proudly serves Lavazza espresso drinks, authentic wafels, and creative bagel sandwiches. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Hurricane Charley's

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Charley's features a sushi bar, grilled oysters, 1/2 lb burgers, personal-sized pizza, Cajun jambalaya, and braised short ribs. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Woodys Surfside

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An Old Florida Original...Laid Back, Nothin' Fancy....Just Cold Beer, island Rum, Fresh Gulf Seafood & The Best Burgers & BBQ Around! Full Liquor Live Entertainment Big Screen TVs and Sport Packages Outdoor Tiki Family Friendly/Casual Daily Happy Hours

South Fork Grille

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South Fork features hearty surf and turf options like Grouper sandwich, BLT cheeseburger, pan roasted salmon, and filet mignon. Dog friendly seating is available at outdoor tables.

Plaka on the Beach

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Plaka serves traditional Mediterranean cuisine and provides Fido friendly seating.

Fred's Food, Fun & Spirits

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Fred's Food, Fun & Spirits offers delicious menu items with an expansive dog-friendly patio dining.

Anthony's on the Blvd

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Anthony's offers lunch and dinner menus consisting of burgers, sandwiches, seafood, pasta, and classics like meatloaf and spaghetti and meatballs. Patio is dog friendly, and features live music and comedy throughout the week.

Pinocchio's

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Ice cream, coffee, and chocolates. Outdoor seating allows dogs.

RC Otters

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A bounty of surf and turf options include the crunchy fish rueben, NY strip steak, and clam linguini. Outdoor seating welcomes Fido.

Torch Bistro Steaks & Rumtinis

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Leashed dogs can join you for a tasty menu of great food on the front porch.

Laishley Crab House

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Seafood, sushi, steaks, and spirits are what's on tap at Laishley. Outdoor deck seating welcomes dogs.

Chicago Pizza

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Chicago style deep dish pizza in sunny Florida! Uncovered outdoor seating is Fido friendly.

Gatorz Bar and Grill

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Gatorz Bar and Grill serves sliders, wings, and a variety of other tasty pub eats.

Lazy Flamingo 3, Inc

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The Lazy Flamingo has a menu consisting of high quality, uniquely seasoned entrees such as steamed shrimps, fried shrimp, conch fritters, and buffalo wings. Dogs are allowed at outdoor tables.

Nemo's Sports Cafe

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Nemo's offers pizza, burgers, wings, wraps, and craft beer, & more. Outdoor patio is dog friendly.

Peace River Seafood

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Peace River specializes in blue crabs and locally caught seafood. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Survey Cafe

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Survey offers omelets, soup and salads, and sandwiches. Outdoor deck welcomes dogs.

Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque

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Bootleggers Waterfront BBQ serves Southern Pride smoked favorites such as chicken, ribs, pork, brisket, and local craft beers. The spacious back patio with pleasing views of the marina and bay is dog friendly.

The Sand Bar & Grille

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Sand Bar offers paninis, wraps, pasta, and pizza. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Jack's on Marion

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Jack's serves voodoo shrimp, ribeye steaks, and sea scallop risotto. Spacious outdoor seating area welcomes dogs, and they might even be given a bowl of water and a treat.

Zorba's

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Traditional Greek cuisine with a dog-friendly patio.

Woody's Waterside

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Woody's features smoked BBQ and steamed seafood. Outside patio and wrap-around porch welcomes dogs.

Poached

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Varied breakfast menu with dog-friendly outdoor tables.

Schnapper's Red Hots

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Famous hot dogs, burgers, fries, grouper sandwiches, and an ice cream shop all in one. Extensive menu to select from. Don't miss the grouper basket for a hearty meal. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Monkey Bar and Steakhouse

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Monkey Bar and Steakhouse serves tasty surf and turf eats in a festive atmosphere, and welcomes dogs at their outdoor umbrella tables. Delicious menu offerings include wings, mussels, coconut shrimp, ahi tuna salad, French dip sandwiches, burgers, BBQ ribs, and ribeye steak. Open 11am to 10pm during the week and 1pm to 10pm on weekends.

Second Cup

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In addition to coffee drinks, Second Cup offers frozen yogurt, fresh squeezed juices, sandwiches, salads and locally sourced baked goods. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Saltwater Smokehouse

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Enjoy delicious BBQ bbq smoked on site and seafood options. Pets are welcome on our outdoor deck.

Fernandez The Bull

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Family-owned restaurant serving Cuban favorites since 1985. Outdoor tables allow dogs.

Masa

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Masa is a contemporary homage to the tradition of Mexican cuisine with a menu of cosmopolitan food with regional authenticity. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Lansdowne Street

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Friendly pub offers clam chowder, Cuban sandwiches, and cold craft beer on tap. Outside patio area is dog friendly.

Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar

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Naples Flatbread... where comfort food meets casual chic. Gourmet flatbreads with bold, sensual flavors, Neapolitan pizza, hearth baked pasta, gourmet mac & cheese, boneless short ribs, award-winning Osso Bucco, roasted Norwegian salmon, overflowing salads, grilled paninis, and roasted chicken wings. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

Perk & Brew

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Besides coffee, Perk & Brew offers wine, beer, and an array of dishes made from scratch. Outdoor eating area welcome dogs.

Key Lime Bistro at Captiva Island Inn

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Upbeat tropical-themed American bistro with breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings, signature key lime pie, live music, and a dog-friendly patio.

Taps

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Taps offers a wide selection of wine and beer, but a visit to Taps Bar & Lounge isn't complete without indulging in the exceptional food. Their lunch and dinner menus can best be described as American Tapas, featuring appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Dogs are welcome at outdoor seating.

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar

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This international cuisine restaurant and bar allows dogs in their outdoor seating area.

McCormick & Schmick's

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McCormick and Schmick's offers fresh seafood and shellfish, aged steaks, and garden fresh salads. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Stage 62 Deli

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Serving delicacies in the tradition of New York and European fine food delicatessens, Stage 62 presents authentic, handcrafted classics as well as dishes with global flair. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Yogurbella

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All the benefits of yogurt with the rich flavor of Italian Gelato. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

The Bull & Tarpon with Stumble Upon Bakery

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The partnership of The Bull and Tarpon with Stumble Upon Bakery brings fresh quality food and drink to the beautiful little city of Punta Gorda. They serve fresh California style tacos, never-frozen hand packed burgers, hand cut fries, baked daily cookies, delicious pastries, and Black Gold coffee and espresso. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs.

Le Macaron

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Choose from light French pastries, Gelato, espresso drinks, and fine chocolates. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Boston Beer Garden

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Don't leave your best friend at home while you go out. Boston Beer Garden's courtyard patio is dog friendly. Stop in for a cold beer and a stuffed burger.

La Ola Surfside Restaurant

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Just a short walk to the beach, La Ola offers a festive atmosphere and a bar and grill menu that includes, wings, charbroiled sliders, sweet BBQ beef flatbread, grilled mahi sandwiches, and gourmet foot-long franks. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. Great spot for drinks and live music.

Chicago Boys Bar and Grill

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Chicago Boys Bar & Grill serves tasty bar eats such as meatball subs, grilled chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, wings, and quesadillas. Dogs are welcome at patio tables.

Miceli's Restaurant

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Down to earth waterfront eatery offering a variety of Italian, Mediterranean, and American dishes, such as shrimp scampi, ahi tuna, specialty pizza, and prime rib. The spacious outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Chipotle

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Chipotle offers a focused menu of burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads made from fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Customers can create endless options with their choice of meats – steak, chicken, barbacoa, or carnitas – and veggies, as well as cilantro-lime rice, black or pinto beans, four house-made salsas, fresh guacamole, 100 percent real cheese, sour cream, and shredded lettuce. Delicious extras include homemade tortilla chips and ice cold soft drinks. Chipotle’s vision of Food With Integrity means the restaurant is constantly working to source better, more sustainable ingredients. Chipotle serves more naturally raised meat than any restaurant in the world from animals that are raised in a humane way, are never given antibiotics or added hormones, and are fed a pure vegetarian diet. In addition, more than 25 percent of all beans served are organically grown, and Chipotle has begun using dairy products that are free of the synthetic hormone rBGH.

New York Pizza and Pasta

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Authentic Italian pizza and pasta served in a cozy setting. Patio seating is dog-friendly.

Seven Oaks

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Seven Oaks specializes in wood fire cuisine such as pizza, steak, chops, and seafood. Patio seating is dog friendly.

The Celtic Ray

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Celtic Ray serves traditional Irish pub food, including Cornish pasty, chicken curry, Guinness stew, lamb shank, and stuffed cabbage. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

Cantina Sol

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Cantina Sol merges Mexican, Caribbean, Southwest, and Cajun inspirations to create a truly modern menu infused with a variety of flavors. Choose from spice-rubbed wings, Jerk shrimp tacos, Creole boils, and Corona marinated flank steak. Waterfront dockside seating welcomes dogs.

Grace & Shelly's Cupcakes

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Grace and Shelly’s Cupcakes serve the freshest treats using the finest quality ingredients in an atmosphere that invites you to sit and chat with friends and loved ones. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Tijuana Flats

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This Florida original is a casual Tex-Mex eatery that welcomes dogs at their outdoor tables.

Big Blue Brewing

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This modern gastropub and brewhouse serves craft beer and scratch-made food in a bright, open space that welcomes dogs on the covered patio. Big Blue offers 24 beers on tap and a tasty menu that features jumbo wings, steakhouse salads, pineapple bourbon BBQ chicken flatbread, brisket sandwiches, stuffed pork chops, and shrimp and grits. Opens at 11am during the week and 9am on weekends.

Cozie Cafe

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Popular breakfast and lunch spot offers omelettes, pancakes, French toast, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, and chicken parm and meatball subs. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Skillets

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Breakfast and lunch spot is known for a variety of delicious offerings such as sourdough waffles, egg white omelets, whole wheat pancakes, crepes, quesadillas, Cuban paninis, and Mediterranean wraps. Outdoor patio seating welcomes dogs.

Sam's Subs

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Serving the Port Charlotte for over 15 years, Sam's offers fresh salads, hot and cold sandwiches, grilled craft burgers, wings, wraps, and fried fish and shrimp. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Joseph's Deli

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This mom and pop style neighborhood deli offers American and Mediterranean cuisine such as Greek salad, pita sandwiches, gyro omelettes, Italian subs, and chicken parm sandwiches. Outdoor seating is limited, but dog friendly.

George and Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille

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The dog-friendly Sanibel Seafood Grille offers a laid back beach-like atmosphere in which to enjoy an array of seafood, tapas, and classic American dishes. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like crab cakes, Detroit sliders. and coconut shrimp, then dig into a hearty entree menu of filet mignon, baby back ribs, lobster tails, drunken grouper, shrimp scampi, and Cajun chicken Alfredo. The extensive lineup of libations includes wine, sangria, beer on tap, and craft, import, and domestic bottled brews. Dogs are welcome on the quaint garden patio. Sanibel Seafood Grille is open seven days a week from 11am to midnight or later.

Wally's Southern Style BBQ

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Wally's serves succulent southern style pork, beef, and chicken BBQ slow cooked to perfection in their own smoker, and offers dog-friendly patio seating. Dig into mouthwatering platters of St. Louis style ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and brisket, plus traditional sides such as fried okra, baked beans, corn on the cob, and potato salad. Open seven days a week 11am to 9pm.

Beef 'O' Brady's

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This casual chain eatery and sports bar serves a variety of American bar and grill classics in a modern setting that welcomes dogs in the outdoor seating area. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like boom boom shrimp, jalapeno corn fritters, and Buffalo chicken dip, then feast on hearty entrees such as Nashville hot grilled chicken, St. Louis ribs, sizzling fajitas, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, and prime rib sandwiches. Don't forget to leave room for a warm slice of molten chocolate cake for dessert. Patio tables are dog friendly, but calling ahead for seating is required to ensure availability. Call for hours.

Rosie's Cafe & Grill

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If you're looking for a great place to stop any time of day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, you'll be sure to love Rosie's Cafe & Grill, which has five pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy. While they have delicious entrees, Rosie's is perhaps best known for their award-winning desserts, including their cupcakes, selections from the decadant coffee bar, and ice cream, of which there are over twenty-eight flavors. Try the fajitas or crab-cruster grouper, but make sure to leave room for a sweet treat afterwards!

Big Hickory Fishing Nook Marina

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Big Hickory Fishing Nook Marina is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. This casual eatery boasts a variety of menu options including crab cakes, soups and salads, grouper fingers, fish sandwiches, burgers, and more. Grab a seat outdoors at one of their pet-friendly tables and enjoy a meal with Fido by your side as you both enjoy the view of the bay. Try their Florida Lobster Stew - lobster sauteed with butter, mushrooms, onion, and red pepper, finished with brandy cream, wild rice, and vegetables du jour! Vegan and vegetarian options are also available, as well.

The Cafe at Bonita Beach

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The Cafe at Bonita Beach is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 8:00am to 8:00pm, and Sunday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy the weather and a nice meal with Fido by your side. Choose from menu options like omelettes, bagels, french toast, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and more. Try their fish sandwich, made with the fish of the day (blackened or grilled), served with tartar sauce and french fries. Wash down your meal with a nice glass of wine, or a cold beer.

Limoncello

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Whether a gathering of friends or an intimate dinner with someone special, the dog-friendly Limoncello offers the perfect blend of delicious food and sophisticated atmosphere adorned in old time Italian decor. A Sicilian inspired menu features mozzarella caprese, crispy fried calamari, minestrone soup, Caesar salad, four cheese pizza, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine with salmon, veal scaloppine, chicken parmigiana, oven-roasted Chilean seabass, and for dessert, creamy panna cotta and decadent chocolate mousse. Dogs can join their owners at the three small tables out front. Limoncello is open from 4pm to 9:30pm Monday through Saturday and 4pm to 9pm on Sunday.

Blue Coyote Supper Club

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For a fine dining lunch experience, check out the Blue Coyote Supper Club. They are open for lunch and dinner, but their two pet-friendly outdoor tables are only available for lunch, seven days a week from 11am-2pm. Blue Coyote uses the highest quality ingredients, Floridian vegetables, and fresh Gulf seafood to prepare creative and delicious dishes, like the panko and rosemary crusted Kurobata pork chop with a blackberry gastrique. Wash it all down with the "Love" chocolate martini or a selection from their extensive boutique wine list.

Among the Flowers Juice

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If you've been looking for a healthy treat on Sanibel Island, look no further than Among the Flowers Juice, which serves gluten free, vegeterian, and vegan drinks and foods and has several small pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy. Among the Flowers believes in healing the mind, body, and spirit with all organic vegetables, fruits, seeds, and nuts. Try the extremely popular avocado toast with a Chlorophyll smoothie made with banana, pineapple, spirulina, kale, and moringa. Among the Flowers Juice is closed on Mondays.

The Cone Bonita Springs

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The Ice Cream Cone is open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and serves up frosty treats perfect for a day under the hot summer sun. Choose from soft serve ice cream, or traditional hand dipped in a variety of flavors. Sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream floats, chocolate dipped cones, and more. Everybody knows that Fido loves ice cream, too, so bring him along and sit at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables.

George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille

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If you're looking for fresh, classic seafood, check out George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille, which has twelve pet-friendly tables out in their beautiful tropical garden where you and your dog can enjoy a meal. Stop by for tapas and a drink or come for lunch, dinner, or even late night specials. Try a cocktail from the full bar or get one of the many wines and beers available, which you can pair with a local seafood favorite like fresh grouper or, for those seafood haters, a turf classic like baby back ribs. Stop by for karaoke on Thursdays or live music on Fridays, both of which start at 9pm.

Geppetto's Beach Foodies

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If you're looking for a quick snack during your beach trip, check out Geppetto's Beach Foodies, which serves grab and go foods similar to street foods that could be found in major cities. All of their seating is pet-friendly and outdoor, so you and your dog can enjoy a tasty treat there, or take it to go. Try their specialty, the Sanibel Blossom pastry, or go for a scoop of Pinnochio's Italian ice cream. It's a great way to take a break from building sandcastles and catching rays.

Sunset Grill

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For fun, casual gulf coast cuisine, check out the Sunset Grill, which has twelve pet-friendly outdoor tables, as well as a full bar. Stop in for a full meal, or just grab a drink and watch the big game on one of their outdoor TVs. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6-9pm, Sunset Grill provides live entertainment that you won't want to miss. Try one of the seafood dishes, made with locally caught seafood, like the Kitchen Sink Po Boy with fried grouper, shrimp, and crawfish with Tabasco mayo.

Bennett's Fresh Roast Sanibel Island

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If you've been looking for great coffee and donuts, you need to check out Bennett's Fresh Roast Sanibel Island, which has two pet-friendly outdoor tables. They are open from 6am-9pm every day and serve a wide variety of menu items, although their donuts are their most popular items. Enjoy a cup of coffee roasted freshly in-house with one of the specialty donuts, which change by the day. Try Bennett's Donut Dog, which is a "long john" donut cut down the middle with a hot dog, chili, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, and cheddar cheese.

Island Pizza Restaurant

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For great pizza, you've got to check out Island Pizza Restaurant, which has three pet-friendly outdoor tables and has been voted the best pizza on the island seven years in a row. Island Pizza is open seven days a week and features pizzas made fresh daily using high quality ingredients. The pizza dough is made daily (and there is even a gluten free dough) and mozzarella is made in-house, and all meats and produce are sourced from local vendors. Build your own pizza or go for a specialty pizza, and make sure to ask about the famous "crusty curl crust" for only a dollar more.

Island Cafe on the Bay

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Island Cafe on the Bay is located right on the bay in a building originally constructed in the early 1940s. The restaurant's deck overlooks the bay and has several dog-friendly tables. The menu includes breakfast including dishes like French toast, Belgian waffles, Crab Cake Benedict, and other dishes all served until 11:00 am. After breakfast, the Island Cafe offers a wide range of lunch and dinner entrees including sandwiches, seafood baskets, salads. One of the cafe's most famous items is their Shrimpwreck Bloody Mary cocktail. The deck offers relaxing views of the boat traffic and wildlife while you enjoy your meal.

KC American Bistro

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KC American Bistro serves innovative bistro style food in a classy, contemporary atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Seasonal dinner entrees include wild mushroom bisque, roasted beet Napoleon salad, fire grilled octopus, crab stuffed shrimp, Hawaiian baby pork ribs, and cape cod lobster sliders. An equally impressive dessert menu features delectable options such as orange scented creme brulee, key lime pie, New York caramel cheesecake, and hot fudge sundaes with candied walnuts. Dogs are welcome in the outside seating area consisting of six tables. KC American Bistro is open Monday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm and 5pm to 9pm on Sunday.

The Counter

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The Counter is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. This American eatery serves up hearty homemade gourmet burgers that patrons rave about. Bring Fido along and grab a seat at their pet-friendly outdoor patio. While hamburgers are their claim to fame, The Counter also offers salads, sandwiches, shakes, malts, floats, and a number of alcoholic beverages (including a spiked ice cream shake!) Try the Bison is Gouda burger made with an organic bison patty, smoked gouda, bacon onion marmalade, a sunny side up egg, baby spinach, scallions, and homemade thousand island dressing on a brioche bun.

Cass Cay Restaurant and Bar

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Cass Cay Restaurant and Bar is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. Bring your dog with you, sit on their pet-friendly outdoor deck and enjoy the fantastic views of the water and fishing pelicans. Cass Cay is located in Burnt Store Marina, a bit off the beaten path, and past visitors have stated that it is a bit difficult to find. Their menu offers a variety of options including soups, salads, sandwiches, fresh seafood, and more. Before you leave, try their Haddock tacos, made with fresh tempure-fried haddock, lime crema, pickled onions, avocado, and shredded lettuce.

Leroy's Southern Kitchen-Bar

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Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. They're serving up authentic Southern cuisine with flair. To start, when you sit down at your table you are offered a bucket of fried pork rinds to get your appetite started. Sit with your dog at their pet-friendly outdoor dining area and savor your meal in the Floridian breeze. Choose from a variety of options including salad, jambalaya, burgers, or even roasted bone marrow served with grilled bread, sea salt, and garlic confit. Make sure you try the highly recommended Smoked Brussel Sprouts before you leave. Made with truffled goat cheese and topped with bacon, they're sure to please any palate.

Blue Dog Bar & Grill

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The Blue Dog Bar and Grill has several dog-friendly seats for you and your pup but they are first come, first serve so you may want to arrive before the lunch or dinner rush. The menu features several seafood options as a nod to the rich tradition of fishing in the surrounding areas. Some of the favorites include the Cracked Conch Dinner and the TNT Shrimp Dinner. If you're tired of fish, the Blue Dog also has several different options including chicken and steak. You'll also find a wine and beer list that features several local brews.

River City Grill

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For fine American cuisine, try River City Grill, which has four pet-friendly outdoor tables. Their produce is supplied by the local Worsen Farm, so you will know that you're getting fresh, local, organic food when you eat there. It can get a bit busy, so it may be a good idea to make a reservation ahead of time. Try one of their specialty burgers or the classic Sunday pot roast (not just served on Sundays), and make sure to ask for Doug's Big Dog Wine List!

Nino's Italian Bakery

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For all day breakfast, baked goods, and more, check out Nino's Italian Bakery. They have two pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal in the beautiful Floridian sun. Try the fresh baked bread or cookies made from scratch, or get a burger, sandwich, or breakfast meal. Nino's is a bit of a hidden gem in an industrial area, but it's worth it once you get there. On Friday nights, stop by with your friends for karaoke night.

Wally's Southern Style BBQ

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Barbecue fans can stop at Wally's Southern Style BBQ for barbecue slowcooked in the hickory wood smoker fresh daily. They have six pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy a barbecue meal in the beautiful Florida weather. The meats are cooked with a dry rub in order to compliment but not mask the flavor, and you get to pick your favorite sauce. Try one of the specialty platters with your choice of meat and a side of either okie toast or cheddar jalapeno cornbread.

Fit & Fuel Bicycle Cafe

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Located adjacent to Naples Cyclery in the Pavilion Shopping Center, the dog-friendly Fit & Fuel Bicycle Cafe is a fun cozy eatery serving light breakfast and lunch fare, yummy bake goods, and refreshing smoothies. Enjoy fresh bagels, daily quiche, hummus, fruit cups, crisp salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and delicious croissants, muffins,and cookies. It's the ideal spot to fuel up before a bike ride or refuel after a long day of hitting the local trails. Front umbrella tables welcome dogs to join their owners. Fit & Fuel Bicycle Cafe is opens at 6:30am Monday through Saturday and 7:30am on Sunday.

Paradise Wine

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Wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike will marvel at the vast selection off vino available at the dog-friendly Paradise Wine bar and bistro. Patrons can browse the extensive wine, craft beer, and spirits menu and pair their choice with light fare such as hummus, smoked salmon wontons, deviled eggs and bacon, artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, lobster mac and cheese, and delicious ahi tuna, Thai shrimp, and teriyaki chicken bowls. The dog-friendly outside seating offers space for up to a dozen people. Paradise Wine is open Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 9pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 11pm.

Em-On's Thai Cafe

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Located in the Greentree Center shopping plaza, the dog-friendly Em-On?s Thai Cafe has been serving tasty authentic Thai cuisine for over 20 years. This cozy eatery adorned in traditional southeast Asian decor offers a variety of delicious options such as crispy spring rolls, chicken satay, tom yum gai, shrimp tempura, roasted duck, panang curry, pad Thai lobster, a tasty selection of fried rice and noodle dishes, and for dessert, deep fried bananas with ice cream. The three front outdoor tables welcome dogs to join their owners. Em-On's Thai Cafe is open from 11am to 10pm Monday through Saturday and is closed Sundays.

Three Fishermen Seafood

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Located on the banks of the scenic Caloosahatchee River, the dog-friendly Three Fishermen serves an array of fresh seafood dishes in a relaxed atmosphere. Popular menu choices include New England clam chowder, oysters on the half shell, fried gator tail, sea scallops, shrimp and grits, grilled mahi mahi, soft shell crab, broiled stuffed flounder, and peanut butter pie for dessert. A varied drink lineup features bottled and draft beer, wine, and signature cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the covered patio overlooking the river. Three Fishermen is open from 11am to 9pm Monday through Thursday and 11am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

Charlie's Subs & Grill

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Charlie's Subs and Grill is open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 5:00pm, and Saturday from 7:00am to 2:00pm. This family-owned establishment is pet-friendly, so bring Fido along to enjoy a bite at one of their outdoor tables. Begin your meal with a small plate of fried mushrooms, jalapeno poppers, onion rings, or mozzarella sticks, and then dig right in to the perfectly constructed sandwich of your choice. Two favorites are the Cuban and the Reuben Panini. The Cuban is made with roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard, while the Reuben Panini consists of the classic corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, and 1000 island dressing!

Luigi's Pizzeria

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Pizza lovers can try Luigi's Pizzeria for either New York or Sicilian style pizza. They have four pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy one of their Italian specialties. Try The Works pizza, topped with pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, sausage, meatballs, and ham. If you go during lunch from Tuesday through Friday, there are specialty buffets, which change depending on the day.

Pioneers Pizza

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If you enjoy pizza, try out Pioneers Pizza. They have four small pet-friendly outdoor tables, where you and your dog can enjoy a meal in the beautiful Floridian weather. Pioneers believes that ingredients should always be the very best, so they use ingredients sourced from local farmers, fishers, and butchers. Be a pioneer and build your own pizza, or go for a special like the Formaggio with mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, fresh garlic, and Italian basil. Not in the mood for pizza? Try one of their pasta dishes like the baked ziti or the no-meat lasagna.

Black Forest Restaurant

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Nestled in the bustling Greentree Shopping Center, the dog-friendly Black Forest Restaurant serves authentic German food and drink in a warm, inviting setting. Savor traditional Deutschland dishes such as goulash soup, crispy potato pancakes, spicy Bavarian knockwurst, jagerschnitzel, sauerbraten, dark beer braised short rib, rack of lamb, and for dessert, fresh baked apple strudel and decadent Black Forest cake. Complement the meal with a glass of German wine or a frothy cold pint of beer on tap. Dogs can join their owners in the outdoor seating area consisting of six tables. Black Forest Restaurant is open 5pm to 9pm seven days a week.