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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Gainesville, FL

There are 83 dog-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 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
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
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
Satchel's Pizza Satchel's serves pizza, calzones, and yummy desserts. Outdoor umbrella seating welcomes dogs. See Details
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
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
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
The Top The Top in Gainesville, FL serves creative dishes such as shrimp pot pie and gnocchi with pesto. Front covered seating and patio tables are pet friendly. See Details
La Tienda Latina La Tienda Latina is a dog-friendly restaurant in Gainesville, FL, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table. 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. 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
Curia on the Drag Curia on the Drag in Gainesville, FL 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. See Details
Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, located in Gainesville, is a casual seafood restaurant that serves up Cajun and Creole-style cuisine. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, jambalaya, seafood, pasta, chicken, steak, pork, po'boys, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their fourteen pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a Bayou Bloody Mary (Tito's vodka, Bloody Mary mix, garnished with a pickled green bean) and an order of the Boudin Balls - Cajun sausage, rice, and Creole seasonings rolled and deep-fried, served with a housemade remoulade. Next, chow down on the Salmon Rockefeller - grilled Atlantic salmon topped with spinach, bacon, and parmesan cheese, finished with a champagne cream reduction, served with smashed potatoes. Or go for the Catfish Pontchartrain - fried catfish and Nola rice topped with etouffee sauce and served with collard greens. 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, and even get their own dog menu! 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
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
Ballyhoo Grill For a huge variety of cuisine, check out Ballyhoo Grill in Gainesville, FL, 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. 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
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