Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lakeland, FL

There are 66 restaurants in Lakeland, FL that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!

Cozy Oaks Restaurant

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Cozy Oaks Restaurant serves Southern comfort food like biscuits and gravy, country fried steak, and meat loaf sandwich. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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Offering breakfast, lunch and fresh bakery items like scones, turnovers, cookies, and delectable custom cakes. Bistro offerings feature crab cake sandwiches, buffalo burgers, and the signature knuckle sandwich. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

Abuelo's

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Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy serves tasty Mexican dishes and refreshing frozen margaritas. Shaded patio welcomes dogs. Ceiling fans and water bowls are there to keep Fido cool.

Crisper's Downtown

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Crisper's offers soups, salads, and sandwiches and has dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Red Door Wine Market

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The Red Door's eclectic menu includes roasted bone marrow, chicken and waffles, and short rib mac & cheese. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Palace Italian

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Traditional Italian favorites with a dog-friendly outdoor seating area.

Dona Julias Restaurant

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Dona Julas serves Mexican omelets, meatloaf, fried shrimp, and chimichangas, Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Lakeland Brewing Company

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Inventive craft beers and food menu that includes chicken dumplings, street tacos, and bratwurst. Dogs are welcomes at outdoor seating.

GrillSmith

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Varied menu includes spicy Thai shrimp and filet tip eggrolls. Pets allowed on the patio.

Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille

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Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille has an outside seating area that welcomes dog. Menu includes VooDoo shrimp, gumbo, red beans and rice, and Bourbon Street salmon.

Beef 'O' Brady's

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This casual chain eatery and sports bar serves a variety of American bar and grill classics in a modern setting that welcomes dogs in the outdoor seating area. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like boom boom shrimp, jalapeno corn fritters, and Buffalo chicken dip, then feast on hearty entrees such as Nashville hot grilled chicken, St. Louis ribs, sizzling fajitas, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, and prime rib sandwiches. Don't forget to leave room for a warm slice of molten chocolate cake for dessert. Patio tables are dog friendly, but calling ahead for seating is required to ensure availability. Call for hours.

Square 1 Burgers & Bar

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Square 1 serves tasty burger and entrees, such as BBQ bacon burgers, Cuban sandwiches, bourbon pulled pork sliders, grilled Kobe meatloaf, and sesame-glazed grilled salmon. Be sure to leave room for a dessert of either key lime pie or a double chocolate sundae. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Black and Brew Coffee

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In addition to a wide selection of coffee, Black and Brew serves soup, hot and cold sandwiches, and signature salads. Covered patio with ceiling fans is dog friendly.

Garden Bistro

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Garden Bistro serves salads, sandwiches, and burgers, and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating.

New Moon Sushi

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New Moon Sushi serves a variety of authentic Japanese dishes as well as modern spins on traditional cuisine in a relaxed strip-mall eatery with a dog-friendly patio. Choose from an array of sushi rolls, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura, katsu, and yaki udon. Opens at 11:30am Tuesday through Friday, 5pm on weekends, and is closed on Mondays.

Texas Cattle Company

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The dog-friendly Texas Cattle Company cooks all their dry aged steaks over Florida citrus and real oak to create a smoky, rich flavor that's not to be missed. Before chowing down on the meaty main course, warm up the appetite with fried green tomatoes, bang bang shrimp, and crispy Florida gator bites. Hearty entrees include filet mignon, cattle baron ribeye, Kansas City bone-in strip steak, double cut pork chops, cedar plank salmon, and monster lobster tails. If there's room for dessert, a slice of red velvet cake or deep dish apple crumble pie makes a sweet finisher to the meal. Dogs can sit with their owners in the covered outdoor eating area. Texas Cattle Company opens at 5pm Monday through Saturday and 4pm on Sunday.

Louis Pappas Cafe

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The dog-friendly Louis Pappas serves fast causal Greek cuisine made with healthy, fresh ingredients in a stylish, relaxed setting. Favorite dishes include their famous Greek salad, feta bruschetta, flatbreads, lettuce wraps, Tuscan chicken and mojo pork sandwiches, classic gyros, chicken souvlaki, dolmades, pita platters, new generation mousaka, and herb-rubbed roasted chicken. Wash down all the Mediterranean goodness with house sangria or imported Greek beer. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area that seats up to 16 people. Louis Pappas Fresh Greek is open from 11am to 9pm seven days a week.

Tea Largo

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Tea Largo is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, Friday from 7:00am to 11:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 7:00pm. This establishment is very pet-friendly, so bring your pup along to enjoy a cup of coffee, matcha, or a Chai tea. If you're feeling a bit hungry, chow down on an acai bowl with organic acai, guarana extract, granola, and a honey drizzle. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request, as well.

The Juice Box

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For a healthy breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack, make plans to visit The Juice Box, a cozy cafe offering refreshing drinks and light fare with dog-friendly outside seating. Choose from an array of juices and smoothies such as Alpha Kale, Sweet Cheeks, Iron Man, Spice Spice Baby, Strawberry Fields, Purple Haze, and Banana Cream Pie. Other nutritious delights include medley bowls, organic chickpeas, tomato basil soup, and veggie sandwiches. Dogs can sit with their owners at the front outdoor tables. The Juice Box is open 7am to 7pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm Saturday, and is closed Sundays.

Palace Pizza

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Palace Pizza is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and serve up fresh, delicious Italian dishes like pasta, calzones, pizza, Italian sandwiches, strombolis, and more. Grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy a slice with Fido by your side. Start your meal off with an order of garlic knots covered in garlic butter, Parmigiano cheese, and parsley. Afterwards, dig in to a slice of their Rustica pizza, topped with olive oil, fresh garlic, pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, ham, and bacon, with mozzarella, Parmigiano, and ricotta cheeses, served with a side of homemade marinara sauce!

Latin Grill

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Traditional Cuban cuisine such as chicken empanadas and tilapia fricase. Sidewalk tables welcome dogs.

O'Toole's Irish Pub

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Sample traditional Irish fare and grab a pint. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Hurricane Wings & Grill

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Bar and grill with a dog-friendly outside covered patio. Menu offers Key West tilapia, garlic parmesan sirloin, and BBQ pulled pork sliders.

Longhorn Steakhouse

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Casual steakhouse chain known for grilled beef & other American dishes in a ranch-style space. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Ford's Garage

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Ford's offers a menu certain to rev your appetite, including pulled pork sliders, Southern fried chicken, hefty burgers, a mac n' cheese bar, and malted shakes. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Jimmy Hula's

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Jimmy Hula's serves fish tacos, gourmet burgers, rice bowls, and craft beer on tap in a casual atmosphere. Both outdoor patios welcome dogs.

Tijuana Flats

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Extensive menu serves tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and rice and beans. The shaded patio welcomes dogs.

Garden Cafe

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Garden Cafe serves soup, sandwiches, and yummy desserts. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Ovation Bistro & Bar

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Menu includes soup, salads, sandwiches, and baby back ribs, and filet mignon. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

The Fire Restaurant

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Bar & grill with an American menu that features Angus steaks, plus a dog-friendly patio and occasional live music.

Panera Bread

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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.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Applebees

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Neighborhood Bar & Grill Restaurant American Restaurant Family Restaurant Grill & Bar Steaks Burgers Hamburgers Salads Beer Wine Sandwiches Lunch ...

Ike's Eats & Treats

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Ike's offers hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, and ice cream, of course. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Cappy's Pizza

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Suburban style with old Chicago style pizza, salads, and calzones. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Panera Bread

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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.

Two Henrys Brewing Co

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Two Henrys always has year-round and seasonal brews on tap, plus hard cider and plenty of canned and bottled beer ready to take home. Dogs are welcome both inside and outside.

Square 1 Burgers & Bar

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Square 1 serves tasty burger and entrees, such as BBQ bacon burgers, Cuban sandwiches, bourbon pulled pork sliders, grilled Kobe meatloaf, and sesame-glazed grilled salmon. Be sure to leave room for a dessert of key lime pie or a double chocolate sundae. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Salem's Gyros & More

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From jalapeno poppers to gyros, Salem's is a great place to grab a snack or quick bite. Outdoor tables are dog friendly!

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

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Fresh, fast, and fun, Fuzzy's provides an abundance of Mexican and Southwest dishes, service with a smile, and relaxing outdoor tables that are dog friendly. The extensive menu includes seven kinds of nachos, soft or crispy Baja tacos, jumbo burritos, enchilada dinners, combo plates, and breakfast all day, every day. Be festive, stop by Fuzzy's! Opens daily at 11am.

Ritter's Frozen Custard

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Ritter's makes all their custard fresh daily. Choose from tons of unique flavors, including sugar free and specialty custard, such as birthday cake, bubble gum, and cotton candy. In the mood for a traditional cone or sundae, they have that too! Want dinner before dessert? Order a burger, hot dog, or chicken tenders. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Pelican's SnoBalls

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A perfect blend of shaved ice and sno balls make the offerings at Pelican's tasty treats. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Salem's Gyros & More

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With gyros, chicken, subs, and more, this restaurant has a little something for everyone. Outdoor seating is dog friendly!

Doc's Pub and Grille

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Doc's Pub & Grille is a Dade City Institution, featuring tasty burgers, jumbo wings, surf and turf, and bacon covered meatloaf. The perfect place to kick back after work, take a date for dinner, or relax with your dog on the outdoor patio.

Sonic

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One of the country's most popular fast food chains, this Sonic location offers dog-friendly outdoor seating while you're enjoying a burger, hot dog, malt or shake, or fruit slush.

Tortilleria La Mexicana #5

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Authentic Mexican restaurant with an open outdoor patio that welcomes dogs. Popular menu options include fajitas, enchiladas, tamales, seafood soup, chiles rellenos, and homemade ice cream.

Beef 'O' Brady's

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This casual chain eatery and sports bar serves a variety of American bar and grill classics in a modern setting that welcomes dogs in the outdoor seating area. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like boom boom shrimp, jalapeno corn fritters, and Buffalo chicken dip, then feast on hearty entrees such as Nashville hot grilled chicken, St. Louis ribs, sizzling fajitas, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, and prime rib sandwiches. Don't forget to leave room for a warm slice of molten chocolate cake for dessert. Patio tables are dog friendly, but calling ahead for seating is required to ensure availability. Opens at 11am Monday through Saturday and 12pm on Sunday.

Strawberry Hut Sandwich Shop

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For a quick Cuban sandwich or a milkshake, you can't go wrong with Strawberry Hut Sandwich Shop. The shop consists of a walk-up counter where you can watch as they prepare your meal to order, as well as five pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables. Strawberry Hut serves many different types of Cuban, including the classic recipe, and all of their shakes are made with real fruit or candy. They are open from 6:30am-6:30pm, but are closed on Sundays.

Crazy Fish Bar & Grill

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A favorite among locals, Crazy Fish Bar & Grill is known for serving fresh Florida seafood in a casual, lively setting that offers dog-friendly outside tables. Delicious menu delights include fried green tomatoes, clam chowder, coconut shrimp, oysters on the half shell, grouper sandwiches, cheeseburgers, sea scallops, soft shell crab po'boys, grilled salmon, pork chops, ribeye steak, and for dessert, Key lime pie, Belgium chocolate mousse, and Florida orange cake. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck. Crazy Fish Bar & Grill is open Monday 4pm to 9pm, Tuesday through Saturday 11:30am to 9pm, and is closed Sundays.

Lemon Grass Thai Kitchen

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If you're in the mood for excellent Thai cuisine, check out Lemon Grass Thai Kitchen, which has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog. Lemon Grass is a family owned restaurant that uses only the freshest vegetables, as well as authentic ingredients imported from Thailand. They offer a weekday lunch buffet, or you cane come for a more traditional dinner. Try the crispy duck with panang curry- a chef special, or go for a classic pad thai, all washed down with a delicious thai tea.

Hungry Harry's Famous Bar-B-Q

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Hungry Harry's Famous Bar-B-Q is open daily from 10:30am to 9:00pm and is proud to serve up traditional, finger lickin' barbecue dishes. Choose from menu options like chopped pork, chopped beef, beef brisket, baby back ribs, half chicken, smoked sausage, gator sausage, burgers, hot dogs, and much more. Bring Fido along and grab a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables. Pick up a He-Man Platter to feed the entire family. The dish comes with a half chicken, four large country style ribs, 1/3 pint pork, 1/3 pint beef, a half pint of baked beans, a half pint of coleslaw, four pieces of garlic bread, and a pint of barbecue sauce.

Pomodoro Pizza and More

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Pomodoro Pizza and More is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00am to 9:00pm. They offer Italian dishes, and fresh New York style pizza that locals and tourists alike rave about. Snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy your meal with Fido by your side. Choose from menu options like calzones, salads, subs, pasta, pizza, and more. Try their hand tossed Italiana pizza, topped with ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, tomato, and garlic on a white base. Be aware that patrons have stated that this place is a bit easy to miss, so keep your eyes peeled!

Wasabi Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

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If you want delicious Japanese cuisine, check out Wasabi Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar. They have four pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal in the beautiful Floridian weather. Stop by for lunch and get an extremely filling Bento box, filled with a teriyaki or tempura entree, miso soup, a salad, three pieces of gyoza, four pieces of California roll, and white rice. For dinner, try one of the teriyaki entrees from the kitchen or get a sampling of sushi. Wasabi has hibachi chefs that preform tableside cooking, but that is not available at the pet-friendly outdoor seating.

Hokulia Shave Ice

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Hokulia Shave Ice is open Monday through Tuesday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm, and Thursday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Hokulia offers Hawaiian-style shaved ice in very large portions - perfect on a hot, summer day. Let their wonderful staff help you choose your flavor combination. Sample whichever flavors you like before making your final decision. Bring your pup along for an icy treat and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly tables.

Esposito

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If you love pizza and Italian food, check out Esposito in Plant City. They have seven pet-friendly outdoor tables and would love to see you and your dog visit. You can order their New York style pizza by the slice or go for a whole pie to share with the table. Either build your own or go for a specialty pizza, like the chicken wing pizza- sliced chicken breast marinated in wing sauce with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. If you aren't in the mood for pizzas, they also serve salads and classic Italian dishes.

Jesse's Fire

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Jesse's Fire is open Monday through Wednesday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, Thursday from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Friday from 8:00am to 11:00pm, Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 7:00am to 9:00pm. They are happy to serve up delicious American cuisine, so bring your pup and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor benches and enjoy your meal. Choose from menu options like salads, burgers, sandwiches, wings, seafood, pasta, and more. The staff at Jesse's is friendly and attentive, and they will be sure that you leave full and happy. Try their Red Wine-n-Bleu Burger, with caramelized red wine onions, bleu cheese crumbles, bleu cheese dressing, lettuce, and tomato.

FishHawk Pizza

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FishHawk Pizza is open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm and their friendly staff is happy to serve up pizza handmade to order, made with fresh ingredients. Grab a seat outdoors at one of their pet-friendly tables and relax with a cold beer in hand and the knowledge that a hot pizza is on its way. Their menu is quite extensive, with options like mozzarella sticks, calamari, stuffed mushrooms, wings, salads, strombolis, pizza, sandwiches, pasta, and more. Try their Stuffed Pizza, made by stuffing pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, and extra mozzarella between two large pizza crusts.

Lavender N Lace Tea Room

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Resting comfortably on beautiful Lake Alfred, the dog-friendly Lavender N' Lace Tea Room serves gourmet teas and tasty lunch fare in a quaint Victorian setting that defines elegance. Choose from over 20 flavors of tea from around the world, then dine on appetizing creations such as glazed chicken salad, caprese sandwiches, roast beef paninis, shrimp penne, chicken curry, cottage pie, and crunchy chicken casserole. A dessert of chocolate ganache or orange Italian creme cake makes a sweet ending to the meal. Outdoor tables are limited, so call ahead to enure seating with Fido. Lavender N Lace Tea Room is open from 11am to 3:30pm Monday through Saturday and is closed Sundays.

Piketeo Grill

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For casual and affordable Colombian style cuisine, check out the Piketeo Grill food truck! They have three pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you and your dog can stop for a relaxed meal in the beautiful Florida weather. Piketeo uses all natural engredients to replicate the Latin American cocina vibe with menu items like the empanada Colombiana, yucca fries, or chorizos. Piketeo Grill is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12-9pm.

Back Porch

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Anyone with a craving for good old-fashioned American comfort food will feel at home inside the Back Porch, a casual country cafe that welcomes dogs in the outside seating area. Patrons can enjoy a delightful picnic lunch consisting of tasty options like creamy French vegetable soup, potato salad, ham and cheese on rye, marinated beef sandwiches, garden burgers, and for dessert, chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches and seasonal cobbler. Wash it down with a glass of wine or a frozen lemonade. The spacious outdoor patio featuring 50 tables is dog friendly. Back Porch Restaurant is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday and is closed Sunday and Monday.

Polk City BBQ Company

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Polk City BBQ Company is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and is happy to serve up authentic down-home barbecue. Bring your pup along for the day and grab a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Choose from menu options including pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket, ribs, smoked chicken quarters, greens, potato salad, and even more. Locals rave about the smoked meat, saying that it is perfect with or without the accompanying sauces, and not at all fatty. This is definitely the place to bring Fido if you're looking to get your protein fix for the day!

Acropolis Greek Taverna

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For a traditional Greek dining experience, check out Acropolis Greek Taverna, which has plenty of pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog. Enjoy a hummus appetizer before following it up with traditional favorites like shish kabobs or Mousaka. While you're there, you may be lucky enough to watch a belly dancer dance, plates get broken, and napkins get thrown, adding to the very Greek experience.

Fishhawk Bagels

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Fishhawk Bagels serves everything bagels in a cozy neighborhood setting that offers dog-friendly outside seating. Choose from different flavors such as plain, chocolate, sesame, blueberry, onion, and sun dried tomato, topped with a variety of cream cheeses, plus hearty bagel melts and sandwiches packed with chicken, tuna, turkey bacon, and other delicious meats and cheeses. Wash it down with coffee drinks, hot tea, or a refreshing mango, strawberry banana, or peach smoothie. There are two or three outdoor tables that welcome dogs. Fishhawk Bagels is open Monday through Friday from 5am to 3pm, Saturday 6am to 3pm, and Sunday 6am to 2pm.