Dog Friendly Restaurants in Nashville, TN

There are 100 restaurants in Nashville, TN 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!

Jackson's Bar and Bistro

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Jackson's is a festive corner bistro to bring your dog with plenty of covered, outdoor seating and a waitstaff eager to help by seating you away from the middle and attending to the needs of your furry friend. Menu features salads, burgers, cheesesteaks, paninis, and pasta, plus draft and bottled beer, wine, and cocktails.

12 South Taproom & Grill

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Located in the heart of the South District, !2 South Taproom is a neighborhood gathering spot known for cold beer, tasty food, and outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Enjoy a mixture of traditional American and Mexican favorites, including wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, burritos, quesadillas, grilled salmon or ribeye entrees, and an impressive lineup of draft, bottled, and canned craft beer.

Calypso Cafe East Nashville

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Calypso Cafe offers fresh, health conscious food with dog-friendly covered porch seating. Menu includes salads, pulled BBQ chicken, rotisserie chicken, veggie burgers, beans and rice, and carrot cake and tropical lime pie for dessert. Opens daily at 11am.

Bongo Java

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Located in the hip Belmont/Hillsboro Village neighborhood across the street from Belmont University, Bongo Java is home to the famous "Nun Bun", signature coffee drinks, bagel sandwiches, breakfast all day, and a spacious outdoor seating section that welcomes dogs.

Cafe Fontanella

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Fontanella offers traditional Italian dishes including pasta, pizza, sub sandwiches, and cannoli for dessert. Porch tables are dog friendly.

Castrillo's Pizza - Inglewood

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Castrillo's Pizza is pet friendly. They have a dog park and are sure to make you and your pet feel like valued customers.

Fido

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Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at one of Nashville's trendiest coffee shops where doggie themed drinks such as the Milkbone, Irish Setter, and the Pink Poodle are available. Fido is welcome at front sidewalk tables.

M.L. Rose - West

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M.L. Rose sports a fun atmosphere and a nice front porch where dogs are welcome. Good food and great handcrafted beers.

Star Bagel Cafe

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Located in historic Sylvan Park, Star Bagel Cafe is Nashville's oldest and only locally owned and operated bagel shop and bakery cafe, offering a tasty menu and dog-friendly patio seating. Enjoy fresh bagels, breakfast croissants, spicy Thai chicken salad, corned beef sandwiches, tuna melts, cinnamon rolls, and New York style cheesecake. Open daily 6am to 6pm.

Urban Grub

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Southern Fish Pit & Cantina. Dry-aged steaks, daily oyster & seafood catch, wine & craft cocktails. Dogs welcome in indoor/outdoor bar area.

Double Dogs

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Delicious menu offers chicken wings and tenders, pizza, and Black Angus burgers. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Drifter's BBQ

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Great little hole in the wall restaurant serves BBQ, Tex-Mex, and a variety of sides. Good food, good atmosphere, and a huge dog-friendly deck.

Edley's

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Delicious BBQ, tacos, and sandwiches with a dog-friendly outdoor patio.

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.

Music City Bar

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Music City Bar is a Nashville Country Music bar located in the Opryland area in Nashville TN. Offering the best live country music in Nashville 7 nights per week with no cover charge. Serving appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and the largest selection of draft beer in the area. Dog-friendly covered outdoor patio seating.

Tennessee Brew Works

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Hand-crafted beers from IPA, Belgian, Stout, and several other year-round and seasonal styles. There is plenty of covered dog-friendly outdoor seaing.

The Local Taco

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Simple Mexican food high in flavor and creativity, but low in price. Choose from Korean BBQ and Southern Fried tacos to Smoked Brisket and Shrimp and Chili enchiladas. Quaint patio seating is Fido friendly.

Fat Bottom Brewing

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Ginger Wheat Ale, Ruby Red American, and Java Jane Coffee Porter are just a few of the beers brewed at Fat Bottom. There is also a full dinner menu and a sizable dog-friendly back patio.

Peg Leg Porker

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Delicious BBQ joint with a nice outdoor patio that allows dogs.

Eastland Cafe

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Fine dining with a menu of contemporary American cuisine. Seasonal patio 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.

Frothy Monkey

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Sample from a menu of freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings such as pancakes, sandwiches, grilled chicken, and steak & eggs. Spacious patio is pet friendly.

The Slider House

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Fans of the little burgers will feel right at home when they visit The Slider House. Choose from a menu of creatively named options like The Dude, Shotgun, or Bay of Pigs. The front patio tables can accommodate dogs.

The Southern

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Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Southern Steak & Oyster serves delicious, modern Southern cuisine such as the Hillbilly Wrap, South of the Border Tacos, and South of Somewhere T-Bone. Patio seating will accommodate dogs.

Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish

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Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish is a favorite with locals, who love to bring their dogs to the walk-up window.

Bella Napoli

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Bella Napoli is nestled just off Music Row in Edgehill Village. They serve authentic Neapolitan style pizza along with pasta, paninis, and dinner entrees. The tables in the front alley are dog friendly.

Coco's Italian Market

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Using authentic family recipes passed down through four generations, Coco's dishes up classic Italian favorites like pizza, eggplant parmesan paninis, chicken Marsala, and fettuccine and meatballs. The spacious patio welcomes Fido.

Village Pub and Beer Garden

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The Village Pub is housed in a 1940s era home and features a dog-friendly wrap-around patio that is open year-round. Order a local craft beer and one of their famous pretzel-stuffed sandwiches.

Yazoo

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Yazoo offers seven brews on tap daily, plus limited-release and seasonal beers throughout the year. Chips and salsa, cheese, and beer bread are available when food trucks aren't on site. Covered patio welcomes dogs.

Patrick's Bistreax

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Sit on Patrick's patio with Fido and enjoy an authentic Cajun meal.

Red Bicycle

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Take a trip to the City of Light when entering The Red Bicycle, a Parisian-style cafe that offers fresh roasted coffee and sweet and savory crepes. Front outdoor seating allows dogs.

Sunflower Cafe

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A farm to table vegetarian/vegan menu with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs.

Pomodoro East

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Hearty Italian cuisine in a rustic setting. Choose from pizza, pasta, and tasty entrees like crispy trout and roasted pork chops. Patio seating is Fido friendly.

Sky Blue Cafe

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Sky Blue serves breakfast all day and offers signature sandwiches like the Chadwich and The Armadillo. Front tables allow dogs.

Batter'd and Fried

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Good place for some Fish n chips, beers, and surprisingly good sushi. Covered outdoor seating with fans is ideal for dogs.

Bar Louie

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Bar Louie is a trendy bistro style pub that offers craft food and drinks in a modern atmosphere, and patio seating that welcomes dogs during the summer. Enjoy a diverse menu of eclectic eats such as potstickers, tempura shrimp, beef brisket sliders, Thai chicken flatbread, BBQ burgers, grilled mac and cheese sandwiches, and drunken fish and chips. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends.

Cafe Coco

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A hybrid coffee house, restaurant, and live music venue, Cafe Coco offers an extensive menu of salads, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and desserts. Covered front patio and side veranda have dog-friendly tables.

Two Ten Jack

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Modeled after Japanese-style neighborhood pubs called izakaya, Two Ten Jack serves authentic regional cuisine such as volcano rolls, edamame, miso soup, sashimi, ramen, and a variety of sake. Patio seating welcomes dogs.

Barista Parlor

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Coffee, espresso, biscuits, and homemade pop tarts. Outdoor seating area is Fido friendly.

Two Bits

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Upscale bar fare, 24 beers on tap, and a space filled with modern and classic board/arcade games is what you'll discover at Two Bits. Great spot for a fun date. Seasonal outdoor bar and patio allows dogs.

Tin Roof

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Tin Roof is a favorite dining choice for local musicians and music fans. Menu offers nachos, sandwiches, and pizzadillas. Front patio tables allow dogs.

Hops & Crafts

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Over 30 local craft beers are on tap at Hops & Crafts. Food menu consists of chips and salsa, jumbo Bavarian pretzels, and wheat pizza. Deck patio seating welcomes dogs.

CREMA

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Nationally recognized and awarded, CREMA satisfies locals and tourists with its cozy atmosphere and eclectic menu. Coffee soda and Chai lattes are popular options. Dogs are welcome at patio tables.

Chago's Cantina

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A tasty fusion of Mexican-American cuisine with a Southern sting. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, Chago's does it all. Drink menu offers beer, wine, margaritas, and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome at front patio tables.

Jackalope

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Named for the mythical (or is it?) creature, Jackalope brews up handcrafted creations like Thunder Ann American Pale Ale and Leghorn India Pale Ale. Side outdoor tables allow dogs.

Puckett's Downtown

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Puckett's does the most important meal of the day right. A hearty menu includes "King's" French Toast, Bubba's Eggs Benedict, Country Grilled Platter, and Andy's Skinny Omelet. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

Epice

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Epice is the place to come for authentic Lebanese cuisine. Relax in a sophisticated atmosphere and dine on traditional offerings such as Tawook, Mujadara, and Batinjan. The quaint patio allows dogs.

City Fire

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City Fire provides filling comfort food in a casual environment. Menu features salads, sandwiches, and entrees of prime rib, jerk chicken, and parmesan crusted grouper. Front patio 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!

The Dog of Nashville

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Over a dozen types of savory hot dogs, including the Fiery Redneck and Diet Starts Tomorrow. Front porch and patio tables welcome dogs.

South

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Appropriately named, South delivers infuses its menu with the ingredients and flavors unique to Southern cooking. Fried chicken biscuit, pimento grilled cheese, shrimp and grits, and bourbon pecan pie are just a sampling of the delicacies offered. Outdoor seating is 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!

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!

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!

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!

Ugly Mugs

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Ugly Mugs serves locally roasted brews and a menu of breakfast sandwiches, paninis, and salads. Outdoor seating area allows dogs.

Kay Bob's

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Using all-natural and hormone-free meat and chicken, Kay Bob's grills up delicious burgers and dinner platters topped with house-made sauces. Front patio is dog friendly.

Mitchell Deli

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Local deli with great specialty sandwiches and several high gravity beers on tap. Covered outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Soulshine

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Create your own pie, or order one of 30 specialty pizzas and calzones like The Boss Hawg, Doctor John, and The Kitchen Sink. Gated front patio allows dogs.

Blvd Nashville

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Blvd melds American and French dishes, including baked brie, Croque Madame, hot dogs, and six different kinds of fries. Patio tables allow dogs.

Neighbors

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Neighbors is an inviting bar and grill where everyone wants to know your name. Great place for drinks and BBQ. Front patio welcomes dogs.

Pizza Perfect

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Pasta, calzones, subs, and fresh made to order pizza by the slice or pie. Outdoor patio allows dogs.

Belcourt Taps

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Located in Hillsboro Village, Belcourt Taps serves stuffed burgers, baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and a variety of flavored French fries. Fido is welcome on the front patio.

Rock Bottom

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Burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and craft beer. Dogs are allowed on the patio.

PM

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PM serves a variety of Asian-inspired dishes including shared plates, fish and crab entrees, and over 30 styles of sushi. Covered patio welcomes dogs.

Flyte

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Flyte uses locally sourced ingredients to create a casual yet elegant dining experience consisting of unique, fish, beef, and chicken entrees. Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Riverside Grill Shack

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Burger & Fries shack with only outdoor seating and a take-out window. There'a also a big field if you feel like bringing a blanket to let Fido chill in the grass.

Portland Brew

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Get a taste of the Pacific Northwest at Portland Brew. In addition to coffee, espresso, and lattes, the menu includes breakfast bagels, sandwiches, and quiche. Sidewalk tables allow dogs.

Bond Coffee Company

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Bond Coffee Co. features a wide selection of roasts and flavors certain to appeal to all types of java drinkers. Tasty eats include eggs, breakfast burritos, salads, and sandwiches. Outdoor tables are limited but dog friendly.

National Underground

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Bar & grill with limited but tasty menu. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Hard Rock Cafe

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Traditional American favorites such as burgers, BBQ ribs, pizza, and cowboy ribeye steaks. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Zoe's Kitchen

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Enjoy tasty Mediterranean dishes on the dog-friendly outdoor patio.

Jed's Sports Bar & Grill

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Fun sports bar serves burgers, hot dogs, pizza, fish tacos, grilled chicken sandwiches, and milkshakes. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Lynne Lorraine's

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Juice bar offers a variety of healthy libations to go along with a food menu that includes black bean hummus wraps, housemade granola, and kale and quinoa salad. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside.

Tavern '96

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Located just outside the Nissan SoBro Entrance to Bridgestone Arena at the corner of 5th Avenue and Demonbreun Street. Tavern '96 serves a variety of delicious bar and grill food, including wings, flatbread pizza, bacon meatloaf burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, and 16 draft beer options and over 45 choices of bottled beers, ranging from traditional lagers to IPA’s, pilsners, Belgian-style wheat beers, and cider. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Americano

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Americano's vibrant yet casual atmosphere is the perfect environment to enjoy authentic Spanish tapas. The creative and tasty menu includes roasted dates, crispy Brussels sprouts, seared duck, croquettas, potato bravas, and hot chicken tacos. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Urban Cookhouse

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Urban Cookhouse is a vibrant neighborhood restaurant that uses fresh, local ingredients and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features salads, wraps, sandwiches, lime-marinated steak and rice, wood-fired shrimp kabobs, veggie quesadillas, and chipotle-braised pork. Open 11am to 9pm Monday through Saturday, 11am to 8pm on Sunday.

TailGate Brewery

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Great pizza. Great beer. Huge outdoor area with a barn, there were lots of dogs there yesterday.

Sonic Drive-In

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Sonic Drive-In Ashland City is pet friendly! Enjoy a burger with Fido from your car or check out the covered patio sitting area and order from there!

Puckett's Boathouse

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2 patios and a solid menu featuring everything from catfish, salmon, shrimp and mahi to burgers and plenty of shareables!

Better Days BBQ

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Takeout barbecue restaurant specializing in low-priced pulled pork and many other delicious hardwood-smoked items, like chicken, turkey, ribs, and brisket. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Corner Pub

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Bring your pooch and enjoy cheese tots and a great burger on the patio.

Bunganut Pig

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The Bunganut Pig allows dogs on their patio.

Blue Coast Burrito

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Build-your-own style Mexican restaurant with dog-friendly patio seating.

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!

Marco's Pizza

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Pizza, subs, wings, salads, meatball bake, Marco's has it all. Front patio tables welcome 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!

McCreary's Irish Pub

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Sit outside at one of their two sidewalk tables - right in the heart of downtown Franklin.

Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen has a drive thru and outdoor tables where you can enjoy a hamburger, hot dog or dipped cone with Fido. Just no chocolate on his!

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!

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!

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!

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!

JB's Pour House

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JB's serves steaks, burgers, sandwiches, and baby back ribs. Spacious outside patio is 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!

Mellow Mushroom

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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. Opens daily at 11am.

Karin's Kustard

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Burgers, ice cream, and dog-friendly seating. Great spot to grab a bite to eat during the summer.

The Rudder

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The Rudder serves a variety of American staples such as crab cakes, Buffalo wings, beef stew, meat lover's pizza, ribeye sandwiches, and shrimp platters. Patio deck with lake views is dog friendly.

Nolensville Feed Mill

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Old historic feed mill converted into Amish grocery store with a deli open seven days a week. Creekside dining area is dog friendly.

The Tin Roof 2

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The Tin Roof is the place to be for laid-back atmosphere, scratch-made eats, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Sample a classic bar and grill menu that features wings, fried shrimp, spicy chicken quesadillas, burgers, steak and cheese sandwiches, and pizza-dillas (flour tortillas stuffed with toppings). Open daily 11am to 3am.