Dog Friendly Restaurants in Gainesville, GA

There are 19 pet friendly restaurants in Gainesville that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding 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 2 Dog
2 Dog Housed in a century old house, 2 Dog embodies small town southern charm while serving rustic European and American cuisine. A varied menu of in-house dishes includes gouda fritters, Greek salad, chicken picatta, fried chicken, BBQ shrimp and grits, pimento cheeseburgers, and sausage quesadillas. Dogs are welcome on the quaint outdoor patio. See Details
Pet Friendly Atlas Pizza
Atlas Pizza Atlas serves subs, wraps, wings, and a huge selection of gourmet and specialty pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Five Guys Five Guys Burgers & Fries offers affordable and delicious non-fast-food burgers with quick service and pet-friendly seating. See Details
Bruster's Real Ice Cream Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones on top for their furry customers. See Details
Pelican Pete's Pelican Pete's, located in Gainesville, GA, is a casual bar and grill that serves up a variety of delicious 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 drink and an order of the Calamari served with Old Bay remoulade. Next, chow down on the Peel n' Eat Shrimp - a half-pound of shrimp served with Bloody Mary cocktail sauce and your choice of side. Or go for the Jerk Chicken Tacos with fried chicken tossed in island jerk seasoning, topped with housemade pineapple slaw and drizzled with white cilantro-lime sauce. Pelican Pete's is open Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Re-cess Southern Gastro Pub Recess Southern Gastro Pub is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. This modern eatery offers a variety of American style menu options prepared with lots of flair and flavor. Let Fido tag along and grab a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables. Choose from menu options like soups, salads, burgers, flatbreads, seafood, steaks, and much more. Start your dinner off with an order of seared lamb lollipops served with a potato pancake and horseradish mint aioli. Next, dig into some shrimp n' grits - grilled shrimp served with seared pork belly, Brussels sprouts, cheddar grits, a bacon white wine reduction, and pickled red onions! See Details
Smokehouse BBQ Smokehouse BBQ is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am to 3:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm. This small, unassuming eatery offers delicious, traditional barbecue. Don't let the facade fool you! Locals rave about the flavors that come out of this joint. Choose from menu options including pork, beef, chicken, ribs, hotdogs, barbecue sandwiches, coleslaw, mac and cheese, baked beans, potato salad, homemade banana pudding, and more! Bring Fido along and make a day of it at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Be aware that there is often a line, but locals say that the wait is well worth it. See Details
Wild Wing Cafe You can always find cold beer, hot wings, and good times at Wild Wing Cafe. There are six dog-friendly tables outside at this location in Gainesville so you can bring Fido to catch the big game and hang out with friends. Their wings come with tons of customizable options with traditional Buffalo sauces ranging in spiciness from medium to Braveheart. They also offer unique flavors like the Italian, Flying Fajita, Honey Lime Sriracha, and much more. Other menu items include wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Each location often hosts special events like trivia nights and live music. See Details
Babycakes Mini Cupcake Bakery Babycakes Mini Cupcake Bakery is open Monday through Tuesday from 9:00am to 5:30pm, Wednesday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:30pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This small eatery offers a variety of freshly baked mini cupcake flavors, as well as sandwiches and salads if you're in the need for some lunch! Bring your pup along for the day and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy the day. Start with a Home Sweet Home sandwich, made with pan seared bologna, goat cheese, basil, and organic spring mix greens served on hot, freshly baked panini-pressed artisan bread. Before you leave, grab one of their specialty cupcakes available in flavors like Bunny (classic carrot cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting), or Sunrise (a fluffy maple infused cake, cinnamon maple frosting, topped with crispy bacon!) See Details
Schlotzsky's Schlotzsky's, located in Gainesville, is a well-known delicatessen that serves up delicious salads, wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Deluxe Original Sandwich with smoked ham, Genoa and Cotto salami, melted cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and signature dressing on a toasted sourdough bun. Or go for the Tuscan Sandwich with hand-carved turkey, provolone, Swiss, bacon, chipotle pesto, cilantro, roasted red peppers, chipotle mayo, avocado, field greens, and tomato on ciabatta. For something a bit lighter, go for the Margherita Artisan Flatbread topped with sundried tomato pesto, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and balsamic reduction. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Atlanta Bread Branding itself as a destination for healthy, delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere, Atlanta Bread is a dog-friendly eatery serving Gainesville locals and tourists alike. Visitors to the Atlanta Bread on Dawsonville Highway with a craving for fresh-baked bread or a pastry can head to one of its four outdoor tables to enjoy in the sunshine alongside Fido. Atlanta Bread's menu includes breakfast sandwiches and bagels, as well as paninis, salads, soups, chili, signature sandwiches such as Chicken Waldorf, California Avocado, Turkey Bacon Avocado, and more. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, iced tea and coffee, smoothies, and milk are available to wash it all down. 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
Dari Spot Dari Spot, located in Gainesville, GA, is a casual American eatery that serves up fast-casual fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Dari Spot is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 9pm. 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 Dawsonville Highway Ste 210 in Gainesville 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
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Gainesville, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied 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 Gainesville locals and tourists alike. five 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 Gainesville 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
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Gainesville, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Checkers Drive-In Checkers Drive-In is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy a 'bold and made-to-order' burger in Gainesville. Visitors to Checkers Drive-In can bring Fido and head to one of its six outdoor tables to dig in. The Drive-In's menu is made up of burgers, chicken dishes, fish, classic and boneless wings, hot dogs, fries, and sweets such as loaded and regular milkshakes, stackers, soft serve cones, and Cinnamon Apple Pie. A walk-up window is also available. See Details
Skogies Lakefront Restaurant Offering lakeside dining at the Gainesville Marina, Skogies serves fresh seafood with a craft beer selection. Dogs are welcome outdoors at pet-friendly picnic tables. A courtesy boat dock is just a short walk from the restaurant. See Details
Yahoola Creek Grill Yahoola Creek Grill is North Georgia's premier casual fine dining experience. The Southern-inspired menu strikes the perfect balance between classic and contemporary, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients made from scratch. See Details
Bourbon Street Grille A nice selection of wine and microbrews complements a Cajun influenced menu that includes gator bites, po'boys, gumbo, and Creole pasta primavera. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
HopLite Pub & Beer Garden American and Irish eats with plenty of beers. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor beer garden. See Details
Shenanigans Restaurant & Irish Pub Tasty combination of traditional Irish and American favorites. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Back Porch Oyster Bar Try the fresh oyster bar or dig into a hearty entree like sea scallops Florentine, Chilean sea bass, and soft shell crabs. Dogs are welcome at deck tables. See Details