Dog Friendly Restaurants in Gainesville, FL

There are 91 pet friendly restaurants in Gainesville that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. 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 Gainesville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Wahoo Seafood Grill
Wahoo Seafood Grill Wahoo Seafood Grill in Gainesville, FL, features a variety of seafood dishes, including oysters, gulf shrimp, crab cakes, almond crusted salmon, and grouper. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Pet Friendly Swamp Head Brewery
Swamp Head Brewery Swamp Head Brewery offers a wide selection of year-round, seasonal, and limited release beers served in a warm, inviting, and dog-friendly atmosphere. Patrons can sample a bold, diverse selection of Florida style brews like Cottonmouth, Wild Night, and Big Nose IPA. Food trucks are usually onsite on Friday and Saturday and outside eats are always welcome. Dogs are permitted inside the tasting room, but not on tours. Swamp Head Brewery opens at 4pm Tuesday through Thursday, 1pm Friday through Sunday, and is closed Mondays. See Details
Metro Diner If you're looking for a great place to stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, check out Metro Diner in Gainesville, which has pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal on a beautiful day. Metro Diner features comfort food classics like the meatloaf plate, shrimp and grits, or their famous chicken and waffles with sweet strawberry butter. They also serve a wide variety of omelets, sandwiches, salads, burgers, soups, and more. You may recognize Metro Diner from the show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives! See Details
Cintron - A Floribbean Restaurant Cintron is a casual eatery in Gainesville, FL offering Floribbean cuisine, a culmination of flavors that are influenced by Caribbean, Asian, and Hispanic populations that emigrate to Florida. Dogs are welcome to join you at umbrella-cast shade tables on a spacious patio. See Details
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse This popular neighborhood bar and grill chain offers classic American eats and a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Choose from a menu of comfort food favorites such as wings, baby back ribs, New Orleans style jambalaya, fish and chips, ribeye steak, bison burgers, and spaghetti and meatballs. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Amelia's Amelia's specializes in traditional Italian dishes served in a casual and comfortable setting with a gated patio that welcomes dogs. Diners can choose from steamed clams, fired calamari, minestrone soup, linguine bolognese, baked penne, eggplant parm, chicken piccata, and veal scaloppine. See Details
Loosey's Loosey's serves wings, mini tacos, jambalaya, and build-your-own burgers. Patio table are dog friendly. See Details
The Top The Top serves creative dishes such as shrimp pot pie and gnocchi with pesto. Front covered seating and patio tables allow dogs.

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Chop Stix Cafe Pan-Asian cuisine such as curry crab Rangoon, Korean kim chi, egg drop soup, and pad Thai noodle bowls. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Satchel's Pizza Satchel's serves pizza, calzones, and yummy desserts. Outdoor umbrella seating welcomes dogs. See Details
East End Eatery East End in Gainesville, FL serves a full breakfast and soups, salads, and sandwiches for lunch with plenty if vegetarian and vegan options. Fenced back patio is dog friendly. Please note this restaurant only accepts cash or Venmo. See Details
SweetBerries Eatery and Frozen Custard SweetBerries not only offers fresh frozen custard in a variety of flavors, but also a variety of regionally inspired sandwiches, salads, and soups all prepared fresh daily. After ordering at the walk-up window, there is a large patio area offering outdoor seating for you and your leashed Fido, complete with treats and water. See Details
La Tienda Latina If you're looking for delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine, check out La Tienda Latina in Gainesville, which has seven pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a beautiful Floridian day. They use fresh ingredients and spices imported straight from Mexico in their dishes, to ensure that you're getting a high-quality and authentic meal every time. Try their classics like the quesadillas, fajitas, burritos, tacos, or ceviche, or go for a specialty like the Huarache- a homemade corn tortilla topped with beans, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, avocado, and your choice of meat. Vegetarian options are available. See Details
Chuy's Tex-Mex Chuy's Tex-Mex is a dog-friendly restaurant serving authentic Tex-Mex food in an eclectic atmosphere. Visitors to Gainesville with Fido in tow and a craving for Chile Con Queso can head to one of Chuy's ten outdoor tables to dig in. Chuy's menu is made up of appetizers, salads, soups, burritos, tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, and house specialties such as Chile Rellenos, Chicken Flautas, a Steak Burrito, and Elvis Green Chile Fried Chicken. See Details
Peach Valley Cafe Peach Valley Cafe on SW 34th Street has ten dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your pup along to have breakfast or lunch. The Peach Valley Cafe is serving up comfort food classics and more. Stop in for breakfast when you can get dishes like Philly Steak and Crossaint Eggs Benedict, Buttermilk Drop Biscuits and Gravy, or Smoked Salmon and New York Style Bagel. For lunch, there's a selection of salads, soups, and sandwiches including Sante Fe Chicken Salad Wrap, Blackened Fish Reuben, and Classic Patty Melt. If you just need a pick me up, how about one of their freshly baked muffins and a drink from their espresso bar? See Details
Curia on the Drag Curia on the Drag is part coffee shop, wine bar, and art gallery, offering a variety of libations in a casual, trendy setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Choose from hot and cold coffee drinks, loose-leaf teas from across the globe, French, Italian, and California wine, and an array of popular domestic and foreign beers as well as craft brews from around the country. All outdoor patios and seating areas are dog friendly. They also serve a light plant-based menu of salads, sandwiches, and flatbreads. Curia is open from 7am to 11:59pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 11:59pm on weekends. See Details
Tijuana Flats Dogs are welcome on the outdoor covered patio. Servers have a dog water dish they they will offer. They are always very welcoming to dogs. See Details
Sonny's BBQ Sonny's BBQ on SW Archer Road has four pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you are welcome to bring your dog along. Sonny's BBQ is serving BBQ pork, chicken, ribs, sausage, and turkey. Go for a sandwich like the Sweet Carolina or the Whole Hog, or a sampler platter with your choice of classic sides, including BBQ Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, and Housemade Coleslaw. If you are looking for something lighter, there's the BBQ Sandwich and the Bottomless Salad Bar. Desserts are made in-house, and you can get the Banana Pudding or Southern-style Fruit Cobbler. See Details
Ballyhoo Grill For a huge variety of cuisine, check out Ballyhoo Grill, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal on a beautiful day. Ballyhoo serves the very freshest seafood, steaks, oysters, and sushi available, and all of their food is made from scratch. They specialize in everything from flatbreads, salads, and soups to pasta, sandwiches, and sushi. Try the tableside guacamole, live Maine lobster, or choice steak topped with blue cheese crumbs and a blueberry-balsamic reduction. On your birthday, you can get a free lobster! See Details
Burrito Famous If you like burritos, then you'll be sure to love Burrito Famous, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a beautiful day. They'll even bring your pup treats and a water bowl! At Burrito Famous, you do have to go inside to order, so someone will have to wait outside with your dog while you go in. They use all natural meats and you can fill your burrito with your choice of chicken, pork, beef, veggies, steak and onions, fish, or eggs with potatoes. Make sure to get some of the fresh guacamole, salsa, and queso! See Details
PDQ PDQ on W University Avenue has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you are welcome to bring your dog along. PDQ specializes in chicken tenders, which you can get crispy or grilled with a variety of dipping sauces. You can get your tenders in a sandwich, bowls, and salads as well. To go along with your meal, they offer sides like Zucchini Fries Blueberry Coleslaw and more. In addition to Coke products, PDQ has hand spun milkshakes. 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
Volta coffee If you love coffee, you'll be sure to love Volta Coffee, which has six pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or a snack on a beautiful day. Volta features seasonal coffees, so their menu changes on occasion, but they always have cold brew iced coffee, espresso drinks, rare and classic teas, and drinking chocolate made with the world's finest truffles. If you've got a sweet tooth, try one of their high-quality chocolates or baked goods made fresh in-house. They use the highest-quality ingredients possible and the baked goods change daily. Make sure to ask the baristas for coffee pairing suggestions to go with your food! See Details
Relish - Royal Park Plaza If you like burgers, then you've got to check out Relish - Royal Park Plaza, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal while soaking up the beautiful Floridian sunshine. Relish features burgers that you get to customize yourself from over forty fresh ingredients. They use all natural foods, including sauces and relishes made in house and fresh, organic meats. Choose from one, two, or three patties, which can be either classic beef, turkey, salmon, chicken, or veggie patties. Gluten free options are available. See Details
Swamp Restaurant If you're looking for a great place to stop in for a meal, check out The Swamp Restaurant, which has twenty pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal on a beautiful day. The Swamp is extremely convenient for Gators fans, and you can stop for a meal on the way to your pet-friendly tailgate! Grab one of their specialties like the spicy tuna bowl, fresh catch platter, or Hawaiian pork quesadilla, or try one of the burgers, sandwiches, soups, or salads. Make sure to pair your meal with one of their delicious specialty cocktails! See Details