Dog Friendly Restaurants in Independence, KY

There’s 1 pet friendly restaurant in Independence that welcomes dogs at their outdoor tables, and 227 more nearby. 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 Independence. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Branding itself as a fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings is a dog-friendly sports-focused place to enjoy a meal in Independence. Buffalo Wild Wings offers outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a plate of Spinach Artichoke Flatbread alongside their canine companion. The restaurant's menu is made up of wings, shareables, burgers, tenders, mac and cheese, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in Cheesecake Bites, Dessert Nachos, Loaded Ice Cream or Chocolate Fudge Cake. See Details
Pet Friendly Keystone Bar & Grill
Keystone Bar & Grill Keystone Bar & Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Covington, KY. Fido is welcome to join you for a meal at an outside table. Keystone Bar & Grill serves up gourmet macaroni and cheeses, quesadillas, wraps, sandwiches and burgers. See Details
The Gruff The Gruff is a quirky bar and eatery that serves up a variety of dishes. Choose from menu options including small plates, soups, salads, deli sandwiches, pizza, hot sandwiches, burgers, and more. Bring Fido along and snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy your meal. Start off with a Moscow Mule (Stoli vodka, ginger beer, lime juice) and an order of the Cheese and House Pickled Veggie Plate, consisting of a variety of specialty and local cheeses, and housemade pickled veggies, served with a baguette. Next, chow down on the Smoked Brisket Pizza topped with olive oil, smoked brisket, pickled jalapenos, red onion, smoked cheddar, and drizzled with cilantro sauce and smoky BBQ sauce. Or go for the Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with spicy pickled slaw and a black pepper aioli, served with your choice of side (fries, pickle fries, fresh fruit, kettle chips, and more.) The Gruff is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from 11am to 11pm, Saturday from 10am to 11pm, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm. See Details
Laszlo's Iron Skillet Restaurant Serving East European Fare made from scratch, in-house, Laszlo's Iron Skillet is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy "authentic, unique, and fresh," cooking in Cincinnati. The restaurant offers nine outdoor picnic tables in its beer garden to dog owners wanting to dig into a plate of Seasoned Pork Cracklings served with smoked paprika ranch dip alongside their furry friend. Laszlo's menu is made up of starters such as House Made Pretzel and Bier Cheese, and Stuffed Mushroom Caps, soups, salads, sandwiches, an array of schnitzels, European plates, and favorites such as Sauerkraut and Kielbasa, Skillet Meat Loaf, Creamy Chicken Alfredo, and Iron Skillet Sauteed Chicken Livers. Laszlo's Iron Skillet is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 3pm to 10pm and Sunday from 3pm to 9pm. Lunch is served Thursday and Friday from 11am to 2pm. See Details
Blinkers Tavern A trendy steakhouse located three blocks from the Ohio River. Voted “Best Steak of NKY” 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016. Blinkers features a large menu with delicious hand cut steaks, fresh seafood, burgers and pastas. Outdoor dining consists of two patios. Dogs are welcome. See Details
MadTree Brewing and Catch-A-Fire Café MadTree Brewing is a dog friendly craft brewery where Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. MadTree is known for focusing more on great tasting beers rather than following traditional brewing style guidelines. Catch-A-Fire Café on-site that offers a wide variety of appetizers, salads, pizzas, and desserts, including vegetarian items and gluten-free dough. See Details
Beans Beans is a casual cafe and bakery that offers up a menu full of delicious eats. Choose from menu options including breakfast plates, breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, paninis, wraps, soups, salads, ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Club Sandwich with cheddar cheese, bacon, smoked turkey, ham, housemade sauce, lettuce, and tomato, atop fresh sourdough bread, served with vinaigrette coleslaw, and a pickle spear. Before you head out the door, order a shake in your choice of flavor (peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, creamsicle, banana, or pineapple!) Beans is open Monday through Saturday from 5am to 9pm. See Details
Coffee Emporium Great coffee and snacks, and lovely outdoor patio to relax and read a book with your dog! Please note table service is not available, so Fido will have to remain outside while you order. See Details
Hofbräuhaus Newport Hofbräuhaus Newport, located in Newport, KY, is a German beer hall with dog-friendly, outdoor seating. They feature a wide selection of traditional lagers brewed on site every day and award-winning menu that includes Bavarian food and American favorites like soft pretzels with bier cheese, potato soup, Wurstl, Schnitzels, sandwiches, burgers, homemade desserts and more. Save room for the Schwarzwälder Kirsch Torte - a traditional Black Forest chocolate & sweet cream layer cake. See Details
Eli's BBQ Eli's BBQ is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy smoked meats in Cincinnati. Visitors to Eli's can bring Fido and head to one of its thirty outdoor tables to dig in. As dogs are not allowed in the restaurant, Eli's recommends having someone along to watch the dog as you go in to place your order. The barbeque joint's menu is comprised of sandwiches, hot dogs, hickory smoked ribs, and sides such as Creamy Southern Cole Slaw, Macaroni and Cheese, Jalapeno Cheddar Grits, and Baked Beans. Eli's BBQ is open seven days a week from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Bourbon House Pizza Deep dish Chicago style, specialty pies, or build-your-own, Bourbon House in Florence, KY can satisfy all of your pizza cravings. Menu also includes hot and cold hoagies, calzones, and hearty pasta dinners. Outside seating is pet friendly for leashed dogs. See Details
Jefferson Social Neighborhood bar and restaurant serving street tacos, wings, sandwiches, burrito bowls, and craft beer. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Taste of Belgium You can eat and drink like a true Belgian at Taste of Belgium. This location on Race Street in Cincinnati offer dog-friendly seating with a lot of outdoor tables. The menu highlights the adaptable waffle with sweet and savory dishes for any time of the day. You can stop by for breakfast with plates like The Biscuit Waffles or the Waffogato complete with espresso. There are also traditional plates like crepes, galettes, and eggs. Lunch and dinner options feature even more house creations like the Waffle and Chicken, Burger and Frites, and the Southwestern Waffle. You can snack on tasty bites like beer cheese and pretzels while sampling their large selection of brews. Don't forget about brunch on the weekends! 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
Mazunte You and Fido will find eight pet-friendly tables at Mazunte in Cincinnati, OH. The chefs at this popular restaurant dish up plenty of recognizable Mexican and Southwestern plates. Along with tacos, soups, and sides, they offer a number of specialties, including chile relleno. As an added bonus, they offer chips and salsa from the self-service bar with a variety of different flavor combinations. See Details
The Growler House The Growler House, located in Cincinnati, OH, is a casual bar that serves up a variety of delicious brews. They serve local Hoff's soft pretzels or Fireside Pizza can deliver directly to the bar. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your evening. See Details
Bad Tom Smith Brewing Bad Tom Smith Brewing is a dog-friendly brewery and taproom with a cozy vibe in Cincinnati, OH. The speak-easy bar holds 18 taps including a full lineup of Bad Tom Smith’s beers, collaborations with local breweries, and single batch brews from the Ohio City Brew team. Quality bourbons, cocktails, wine and other spirits are also poured with our own Bad Tom Smith Breathitt County Straight Bourbon. The food menu includes pizza, a classic Bavarian Pretzel, wings, salads, and appetizers. Fido is welcome to join you on their outdoor patio. See Details
Ruth's Parkside Cafe Ruth's Parkside Cafe in Cincinnati, OH strives to provide an eclectic and healthful dining experience for appetites of all kinds. You can bring Fido as their outdoor section provides pet-friendly seating for over twenty-five guests. The staff will even provide water bowls for your pup. Menu items include sandwiches, bagels, and entrees with lots of customizable protein options. Mains include options like Orange Szechuan Stir-Fry, Linguine Ratatouille, and Creole Catfish. With meatless items, you can choose to add proteins like tofu, tempeh, chicken, or chorizo. There is even a separate menu of gluten-free and vegan items. See Details
Padrino Padrino provides two dog-friendly patios with several tables where you and your pooch can dig into their Italian American cuisine. They are well-loved for the homemade Dark Star sauce which goes great with wings, chicken tenders, and barbeque. The menu also includes Italian standards like vegetable lasagna and vodka tortellini. Pizza lovers will find an eclectic assortment of gourmet pies like the Big Boi or the Chefs Forte. You'll also find hoagies, sandwiches, and beer. The restaurant hosts live music weekly. Padrino is open Monday from 11am to 9pm, Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 10pm, Saturday from 11am to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Strong's Brick Oven Pizza Strong's Brick Oven Pizza, located in Hebron, KY, serves delicious gourmet pizza with a great level of customer service in a casual and inviting setting that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Patrons can build their own creation or try one of their specialty pies like the Hot and Spicy or Diavolo Dolce. See Details
RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom is a dog-friendly restaurant and distillery located in Cincinnati, OH. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the outside patio. They offer bar bites, craft cocktails and Sunday brunch. You can chow down on a Brisket Cheese Melt or order a plate of wings to share with your friends. See Details
Arlin's Bar & Restaurant Arlin's offers 20 different beers on tap and a menu of traditional bar fare. Watch your favorite sports on one of the many TVs or relax on the spacious dog-friendly patio. See Details
Fries Cafe Fries Cafe offers a wide selection of craft beer as well as popular domestics, well drinks, and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome in the spacious outdoor seating area.

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Cock & Bull This British themed pub offers burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and tacos. Outside seating is dog friendly. See Details
Molly Malone's Irish Pub & Restaurant Menu features Emerald Isle favorites such as Irish spring rolls, lamb stew, shepherd's pie, and corned beef & cabbage. See Details