Dog Friendly Restaurants in Knoxville, TN

There are 148 pet friendly restaurants in Knoxville 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 Knoxville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Rita's Italian Ice
Rita's Italian Ice Rita's is Knoxville's only location for Old-fashioned Frozen Custard and Italian Ice. Their Italian Ice is made fresh daily right at the store on beautiful Market Square in Downtown Knoxville! They also have a room that is perfect for parties, business meetings, networking, or club events. Rita's is very dog friendly and allows dogs on their outdoor patio. They even have doggie italian ice! Rita's also is very active in the pet rescue community by allowing rescue groups to hold Meet-n-Greet events there. See Details
Pet Friendly Tomato Head Market Square
Tomato Head Market Square Tomato Head serves simple, fresh food in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features black bean hummus, salads with homemade dressings, hot and cold sandwiches, signature pizza, quesadillas and burritos, and desserts baked every morning like key lime pie and cobbler a la mode. Open daily at 11am, and 9am for weekend brunch. See Details
Downtown Grill & Brewery Downtown Brewery in Knoxville serves American standards and tasty brews. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Cool Beans Bar and Grill Cool Beans Bar and Grill is on the UT campus with a nice patio for the pooches. They offer excellent prices on food and drinks, and have plenty to please to everyone. See Details
Chick-fil-A Chick-Fil-A allows dogs on their outdoor patio. See Details
Aubrey's Hearty Southern cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, grilled salmon tacos, and BBQ ribs. Porch seating welcomes dogs. Water bowls and treats available. See Details
Pelancho's Pelancho's offers old Mexico atmosphere with festive decor, tasty food at reasonable prices, and dog-friendly patio seating. Choose from quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, and a variety of steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. See Details
Aubrey's Strawberry Plains Aubrey's is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This Strawberry Plains location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. Aubrey's also hosts special events with live music and trivia every Sunday night. This location is open daily from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Calhoun's On The River Calhoun's on the River is accessible by land and by boat with their own dock so you can take a break from the river. Fido can join you at their massive dog-friendly downstairs deck with views of the Tennessee River. The menu features barbeque, burgers, steak, and wings. Gluten free diners will have plenty of options, too, with a separate menu of items to choose from, just give your server a heads up! Calhoun's is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm. See Details
Barley's Taproom One of the Southeast's most popular taprooms with a relaxed and casual atmosphere, Barley's allows dogs on their outdoor patio. See Details
Sunspot "where tie dyes and neck ties unite" Sunspot is located on the Strip in the middle of the University of Tennessee campus. We have won several awards for best lunch, best brunch, and best vegetarian (although we do serve non-vegetarian as well). We strive to use as many local and organic ingredients as possible. There is a downstairs patio and a roof top deck. We have doggie bowls for water, offer doggie treats, and are working on starting a weekly Yappy Hour. See Details
The French Market Creperie The French Market is Knoxville's first and only authentic French crêpe restaurant. They welcome dogs on the outdoor patio. 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
Soccer Taco Satisfy your craving for sports and great authentic Mexican cuisine at Soccer Taco! Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Stir Fry Cafe Stir Fry Cafe welcomes friendly dogs on the patio if they are leashed. See Details
Balter Beerworks Balter Beerworks is a local brewery and pub with dog-friendly seating for over a hundred guests on their patio and in the beer garden. They offer house brews as well as several guest beers, house cocktails, and a wine list. Their menu includes several vegetarian and gluten free options with a diverse selection of burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and shareable plates. Balter also serves brunch every Sunday. See Details
Back Door Tavern Back Door Tavern is a nice little neighborhood tavern with over 150 types of bottled beer. Corn hole, bingo, darts, and horseshoe tournaments on special nights. Dogs are welcome on their outdoor patio. See Details
Sonic Drive-In -- N Broadway & Chickamauga Avenue If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead! See Details
Central Flats and Taps Great patio in the North Knox neighborhood with a healthy food selection of salads, oven baked wings, flat bread pizzas and hot paninis. With 31 beers on tap, it's a fantastic spot to relax with Fido on the dog-friendly patio. See Details
Urban Bar and Corner Cafe Urban Bar offers a relaxing and spacious patio that puts you right in the middle of the Old City. Dogs are always welcome. See Details
Aubrey's Restaurant Aubrey's is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This Strawberry Plains location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. Aubrey's also hosts special events with live music and trivia every Sunday night. This location is open daily from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Mellow Mushroom This hip and modern dog-friendly national pizza chain puts a unique spin on the traditional pizza place, employing a carefree attitude in all of their culinary creations. They offer classic salads, subs, calzones, and pizza, but venture on the eclectic side with offerings like jerk chicken, tempeh, or tofu hoagies, and specialty pizza such as the Kosmic karma, Thai Dye, and Philosopher's Pie. Wash it down with a local craft beer while relaxing with Fido on the outdoor patio. Open daily at 11am to 11pm. See Details
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House What started as an off the beaten path BBQ joint has morphed into a nationally recognized BBQ joint. Warm up with tasty sides such as fried pickles, mac and cheese, and green beans. Then dig into a main course of succulent, seasoned ribs, chopped pork, pulled chicken, and Tennessee beef brisket. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details