Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lansing, MI

There are 35 pet friendly restaurants in Lansing 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 Lansing. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Biggby Coffee
Biggby Coffee Branding itself as a fun coffee cafe, Biggby Coffee is a dog-friendly spot to grab a cup of joe in Lansing. Dog owners can head to one of Biggby's two outdoor tables to sip alongside their canine companion. The coffee shop's menu includes coffee and tea lattes, hot chocolate, creme freeze smoothies, and food items such as bagels, cookies, donut holes, muffins, and a yogurt parfait. Biggby also serves pup cups to furry friends joining their owners. 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
Pet Friendly Troppo
Troppo Drawing inspiration from the supper clubs of yesteryear, Troppo serves classic comfort food in a casual and friendly environment. The varied menu includes crab cakes, seared ahi tuna salad, lamb shank, country fried chicken, bone-in ribeye steak, and linguine carbonarra. Outside patio is dog friendly. See Details
Grand River Bar & Grill Grand River Bar and Grill is a pet-friendly full-service restaurant serving craft beers and classic American dishes. Dog owners wanting to dig into a plate of Ultimate Nachos can do so alongside their canine at one of its six outdoor tables. Grand River's menu includes appetizers, wings, baskets of fries, salads, build your own pizzas and burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and soups. Diners with room for dessert can enjoy an NYC Cheesecake, Brookie, Mini Donuts, or the scoop of MSU Dairy Ice Cream. Grand River Bar and Grill is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Buddies Pub & Grill Buddies Pub and Grill is a dog-friendly eatery serving American fare to locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Buddies with Fido tagging along can head to one of its fifteen outdoor tables to dig into a plate of White Cheddar Mac and Cheese. The Pub and Grill's menu includes appetizers, Mix and Match Starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, beef, seafood, and pasta entrees, pitas, wraps, Mexican fare, pizzas, and more. Guests who save room for dessert can dig into a Moose Attack, two scoops of Moose Attack ice cream on top of a homemade brownie drizzled with hot fudge and topped with whipped cream and nuts. The East Lansing location of Buddies is open for food and alcoholic beverages Monday through Thursday from 11am to 12am or later, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 12pm to 12am or later. See Details
Saddleback BBQ Saddleback BBQ is a dog-friendly restaurant serving authentic Southern BBQ produced on-site in a reverse-flow smoker. Visitors to Saddleback BBQ looking to dine alongside their dog can do so at one of its six outdoor picnic tables. Saddleback BBQ's menu includes brisket, pulled pork, chicken dishes, sandwiches, tacos, specials, and sides such as corn cake, baked beans, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, and collard greens. Fans of Saddleback BBQ recommend ordering the Mac and Cheese to accompany your meal. Saddleback BBQ is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 7pm. See Details
Woody's Oasis A self-proclaimed healthy alternative to fast food, Woody's Oasis is a dog-friendly place to find Mediterranean cuisine in Lansing. Visitors to Woody's wanting to dig into a plate of Garlic and Scallion Hummus while their furry friend lounges underfoot can do so at one of its twelve outdoor tables. Woody's menu includes dishes such as Filo Spinach Pie, Lebanese Rice, Baked Kibbee, meat sandwiches such as Meat Grape Leaves and Chicken Kabob, soups, salads, vegetarian sandwiches, combo plates, hummus varieties, desserts, and more. Locals rave over Woody's Oasis and recommend ordering the Greek Salad and a fresh pita. Woody's Oasis is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 10pm, Saturday from 10am to 9pm and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Mimi's Sweet Shop Mimi's Sweet Shop is a self-proclaimed hometown coffee, ice cream and candy shop that serves primarily Michigan made products. Dog owners with a sweet tooth can head to one of Mimi's two outdoor tables to enjoy their cone while Fido lounges underfoot. Mimi's menu includes Sanders Chocolates, Faygo Pop, Hudsonville and Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream, Paramount Coffee, Pixy's Pastries, Pop Daddy Popcorn, Everfresh Juice, and Towne Club Soda. Visitors rave about its sixteen rotating flavors of ice cream. Mimi's is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm to 11pm and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Tavern and Tap Dogs are welcome at the Tavern and Tap. You and Fido will find eight pet-friendly tables on the patio. Their cuisine is a tribute to the eclectic menus of America. For lunch, you can try one of their sandwiches or salads from around the country and for dinner, the chefs prepare Yankee tapas inspired by food trucks, diners, and regional ingredients. The pulled brisket tacos are a popular menu item, stuffed with chili rubbed beef brisket, fresh pico de gallo, avocado, queso fresco, and chipotle cream on flour tortilla. The Tavern and Tap is open Monday to Tuesday from 11am to 12am, Wednesday through Friday from 11am to 2am, Saturday from 10am to 2am, and Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Grand Traverse Pie Company Grand Traverse Pie Company is a dog-friendly sweet shop serving locals and tourists alike. Visitors to the Pie Company with Fido in tow can dig into a slice of Cherry Pie at one of its seven outdoor tables. The Pie Company's menu includes sandwiches, salads, wraps, quiches, pot pies, pasties, and a wide variety of pies. Its pie flavors include Chocolate Pecan, Pumpkin. Key Lime, Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Cream, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb, Peach Strawberry, Splenda Michigan Blueberry, Natural Michigan Apple, and much more. Frequent visitors recommend ordering the quiche if you're looking for something savory to accompany your pie. Grand Traverse Pie Company is open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 9pm and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. See Details
The Crafted Bean The Crafted Bean is a trendy coffee bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious caffeinated brews, as well as an assortment of tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day. Try the Everlong Coffee Cocktail with fresh lavender, mint chocolate, and stone-ground chocolate served on the rocks. Next, chow down on the Dougherty Waffle topped with chocolate chips, Michigan cherries, and creamy peanut butter. Or heat things up with the El Chapo Waffle topped with fresh jalapeno, sausage, and fresh guacamole! See Details
Coffee Jam Coffee Jam Cafe is a dog-friendly shop serving a variety of coffee drinks to locals and tourists alike. Dog owners craving a cup of joe can head to Coffee Jam's outdoor picnic table to enjoy their drink alongside their dog. The Cafe's menu includes items such as coffee, tea, Italian soda, smoothies, breakfast items, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Coffee Jam is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm and Saturday from 8am to 2pm. See Details
Knight Cap Located in downtown Lansing, Knight Cap is a dog-friendly place for fine-dining. Dog owners wanting to enjoy a Chesapeake Crab Cake can do so alongside their canine at one of the restaurant's six outdoor tables. Knight Cap's menu includes appetizers, salads, steaks, lamb dishes, seafood, and unique sides, such as Truffled Mac and Cheese, and Lyonnaise Potatoes. Diners with room for dessert can enjoy a Mocha Ice Cream Torte, a bowl of ""Melting Moments"" Vanilla Ice Cream, or a traditional Cheesecake. Knight Cap is open Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 11pm." See Details
Iorio's Gelato and Caffe Iorio's Gelato and Cafe is a dog-friendly spot to purchase artisan gelato created with natural ingredients. Visitors to the Cafe can sit at one of its four outdoor tables to enjoy their sweet treat while their canine lounges underfoot. Iorio's menu includes a wide variety of gelato flavors, espresso, and iced and hot coffee drinks. Frequent visitors recommend trying a Nutella Latte and one of its unique gelato flavors. The East Lansing location of Iorio's is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 10pm, Saturday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. See Details
A&W All-American Food A&W Root Beer Drive-In is a dog-friendly restaurant serving made-to-order American fare. The restaurant offers several outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to sip on a frosty mug of Root Beer alongside Fido. Certain A&W locations have a carhop service, allowing guests to sit in their car to enjoy their meal. A&W's menu includes burgers, hot dogs, chicken dishes, sides such as Cheese Curds, Onion Rings, Chili Cheese Fries, and signature sauces. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in its Famous Floats, Polar Swirls, Freeze, Shakes, Sundaes, and Signature Soft Serve. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog to the table while you go inside to order. See Details
Sir Pizza Sir Pizza is a dog-friendly pizzeria with the motto, ""Good to the very edge! Less crust, more stuff, as it should be!"" Visitors to Sir Pizza can head to one of its four outdoor tables to enjoy a slice alongside their pup. The pizzeria's menu includes pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and subs, wraps, pasta dishes, salads, hot potatoes, cookies, and more. Regulars recommend ordering the Royal Feast Pizza, a pie coated in a special blend of pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushrooms, green peppers, and a blend of provolone and mozzarella cheese. This location of Sir Pizza is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 1am and Sunday from 12pm to 12am." See Details
Pancheros Mexican Grill This fresh and quick Mexican spot on Preyde Boulevard has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. Pancheros Mexican Grill makes burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, and quesadillas with steak, pork, chicken or Tofusada. Choose your toppings or stuffings, including rice, black beans, queso, and more. 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
Sir Pizza Sir Pizza is a dog-friendly pizzeria with the motto, ""Good to the very edge! Less crust, more stuff, as it should be!"" Visitors to Sir Pizza can head to one of its two outdoor tables to enjoy a slice alongside their pup. The pizzeria's menu includes pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and subs, wraps, pasta dishes, salads, hot potatoes, cookies, and more. Regulars recommend ordering the Royal Feast Pizza, a pie coated in a special blend of pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushrooms, green peppers, and a blend of provolone and mozzarella cheese. This location of Sir Pizza is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am and Sunday from 12pm to 11pm." See Details
Leaf Salad Bar Leaf Salad Bar is a dog-friendly health food shop boasting that it offers a ""fresh perspective of food-on-the-go."" Dog owners with a hankering for a salad can head to one of its three outdoor tables or its long outdoor bar with high top chairs to enjoy alongside Fido. The Leaf Salad Bar offers soups, smoothies, and a salad and fruit bar. Frequent visitors rave over the ""huge"" selection of fresh toppings available. This location of the Leaf Salad Bar is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm." See Details
Culver's Culver's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving its signature ButterBurgers and fresh frozen custard to Lansing locals and tourists alike. Culver's offers a few outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a heap of Wisconsin Cheese Curds alongside their canine companion. Its menu is made up of premium chicken dishes, sandwiches, hearty soups, fresh salads, ButterBurgers, sides, and dinners such as North Atlantic Cod, Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp, Beef Pot Roast, and Chopped Steak. Those with room for dessert can indulge in fresh frozen custard, shakes, malts, or a float. 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
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Preyde Blvd. This deli has four tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Hooters Hooters, located in Lansing, is a well-known bar and eatery that offers up an array of tasty pub grub served by the famed Hooters Girls. Choose from menu options including appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Tex Mex Nachos - fresh chips topped with cheese, chili, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, and zesty chipotle sauce. Next, chow down on the Baja Fish Tacos with grilled or crispy fish, pico de gallo, fresh cabbage, and special sauce. Or go for the Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich with steak, sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, provolone cheese, queso, Daytona Beach sauce, pico de gallo, and sliced jalapenos! See Details
Cottage Inn Pizza Cottage Inn Pizza is a dog-friendly restaurant serving pizzas, Italian and Greek dishes to Lansing locals and tourists alike. The pizzeria offers five outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to enjoy a slice alongside Fido. Cottage Inn's menu is comprised of wings, breads, oven-toasted subs, salads, gluten-free dishes, gourmet and build your own pizzas, and Italian favorites such as oven-fresh calzones and lasagna. Diners with a sweet tooth can save room for Apple Pie-zza or Cinnamon Stix. 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
Biggby Coffee Branding itself as a fun coffee cafe, Biggby Coffee is a dog-friendly spot to grab a cup of joe in Lansing. Dog owners can head to one of Biggby's two outdoor tables to sip alongside their canine companion. The coffee shop's menu includes coffee and tea lattes, hot chocolate, creme freeze smoothies, and food items such as bagels, cookies, donut holes, muffins, and a yogurt parfait. Biggby also serves pup cups to furry friends joining their owners. 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
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on E Grand River Avenue in East Lansing provides four 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