Dog Friendly Restaurants in Newark, NJ

There are 9 pet friendly restaurants in Newark that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. 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 Newark. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly NICO Kitchen + Bar
NICO Kitchen + Bar Lovers of the arts will also love NICO Kitchen + Bar, which has twelve pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal. Their outdoor seating opens with the season in mid-May and remains open throughout the warmest months. NICO is located right by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and they are fully aware that many of their customers are working under time constraints to avoid missing the show, so the staff has been trained to get your meal out to you quickly and efficiently. NICO is open from Monday through Thursday from 11:30am-9pm, Friday from 11:30am-11pm, and Saturday and Sunday in conjunction with performances. Happy hour is weeknights from 4-7pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Campino Mercado
Campino Mercado Campino Mercado is a refined Spanish and Portuguese eatery in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, serving up steaks, seafood and specialties in a traditionally Portuguese setting. Fido is welcome on the large dog-friendly patio if the weather is warm; bring him along as you enjoy a hearty Surf and Turf or a light Salmao Grelhado (salmon grilled with rosemary). A selection of salads and appetizers, plus Portuguese specialties, rounds out the menu. Campino Mercado is open from 11:30am to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, 11:30am to 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday, and 12:00pm to 10:00pm on Sunday. See Details
The Green Chickpea Whether you're a fan of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine or you're just looking for a good vegan friendly restaurant, The Green Chickpea is the place to go. They have two small pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal. Dogs are no allowed inside, so someone will have to wait outside with your pup while you go in to order. The Green Chickpea features produce sourced from local farms and co-ops, as well as locally sourced organic chicken. Try the fresh baked pita or laffa, or make a delicious salad from the salad bar. The Green Chickpea is open every day from 9am-6pm. See Details
La Cocina La Cocina is a neighborhood Cuban restaurant, and the staff and owners pride themselves on using the highest quality and freshest ingredients available in all of their dishes, which are all made in house from scratch every day, including their sauces. Call for Manny before you go, and he will set up a pet-friendly outdoor table with a water bowl for your dog, and make sure to finish off your meal with one of their delicious coffee, tea, and espresso drinks. La Cocina is open from 10am-5pm Monday through Friday, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. See Details
Intrinsic Cafe Whether you're looking a late night treat or a morning pick me up, Intrinsic Cafe has what you need. Take a seat at one of the six tables in their pet-friendly outdoor courtyard and kick back with a coffee, tea, or fun bubble tea. You do have to go inside to order and dogs are not allowed inside, so someone will have to wait outside with your pup while you go in. Intrinsic Cafe is extremely popular with local college students, featuring a bottomless coffee deal for last-minute cram sessions or essay writing, as well as a two for on Mondays if you're involved in Greek life and wear your letters in. See Details
Catas Catas is a nightclub and bar featuring colorful Spanish cuisine, a dancefloor, and two distinctly different bars on each side of the establishment. Dinner options range from cold appetizers and tapas to traditional meat entrees and side options. Fido is welcome to join on the large patio adorned with a colorful mural while you order bottle service or simply enjoy your meal. Fan-favorite tapas include the Dates wrapped in bacon and gorgonzola cheese and the Patatas Bravas: spicy potatoes in parsley and paprika aioli. Catas in Newark is open from 12:00pm to 3:00am seven days a week; the kitchen closes at 10:00pm Sunday through Thursday and 11:00pm on Friday and Saturday. See Details
Casa Nova Grill Casa Nova Grill is a Brazilian steakhouse dishing out various traditional meats, pasta, seafood, desserts, and appetizers. However, the highlight is the Rodizio; bring Fido along to two outdoor dog-friendly tables as you enjoy all-you-can-eat meats, including Picanha (sirloin), Filet Mignon, Beef Ancho (ribeye), Costela de Porco (pork ribs), and Cordeiro (lamb). A salad bar helps offset the pure protein of the Rodizio, and you can wash down your meats with a wide variety of pure and mixed juices, or a glass of sangria. Casa Nova Grill is open from 11:00am to 2:00am Monday through Wednesday, 11:00am to 3:00am Thursday through Saturday, and 12:00am to 1:00am on Sundays. See Details
VIVO Spanish Restaurant & Lounge If you're looking for a perfect place to share a meal with friends, then you've got to try VIVO Spanish Restaurants & Lounge, which has six pet-friendly outdoor tables. Their outdoor seating is open during the warm months, beginning in May. VIVO features Spanish tapas like spicy chorizo or shrimp in garlic sauce, and you are encouraged to get a bunch of different dishes to share with the entire table for a family style shared dining experience. Just make sure to get a pitcher of their refreshing sangria for the table! VIVO is open every day from 11:30am-10pm. See Details
Adega Grill Adega Grill is an old-world fine-dining establishment serving Spanish and Portuguese seafood with an extensive wine selection. Fido is welcome to join at one of the fourteen outdoor dog-friendly tables. The menu changes seasonally in order to serve only the freshest fish; but don�t miss the Bacalhau a Adega Grill if it�s on the menu when you stop by: flaky, pan-fried salt cod with fresh tomato sauce, sauteed onions, shrimp, Spanish sausage, green peppers, and bacon, served with roasted potatoes. The kitchen also whips up non-seafood options like the Filet Mignon Flambe, broiled in brandy with mushrooms and serve with Spanish-style potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Adega Grill is open 12:00 noon to 10:00pm on Sunday, 11:30am to 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, and 11:30am to 11:00pm Friday and Saturday. See Details
Boris & Horton Located in the thriving and historic East Village of New York, Boris & Horton serves flavorful coffee roasts and tantalizing pastries in a cozy cafe setting with a separate designated dog-friendly indoor section. Dogs aren't allowed inside the actual cafe, but owners can order first and then join their furry friends in the pet-friendly outdoor seating. In addition to food and drink, the dog section also sells doggie apparel and merchandise. See Details
Que Pasta Que Pasta, located in Saddle Brook, NJ, is a casual Italian eatery where Fido can join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, chicken, seafood, steak, pasta, baked dishes and more. See Details
Barking Dog The Barking Dog is a great spot to enjoy a meal with Fido in New York, NY. Regulars rave about the extensive menu and reasonable prices. Menu includes traditional American favorites like sandwiches, wraps, classic hamburgers, pastas, salads, and more. The Barking Dog has something for everyone - even your furry best friend! Dogs are always welcome at pet-friendly outdoor tables. See Details
Bistro Les Amis Bistro Les Amis is a quaint French bistro with cozy surroundings and dog-friendly seating. See Details
Banc Cafe Banc Cafe is a great spot for lunch or brunch, serving an array of bar bites, small plates, and salads, plus burgers, quesadillas, and entrees such as braised lamb shank, skirt steak, shepherd's pie, and sauteed chicken over angel hair pasta. Dogs are welcome at patio tables. See Details
Buttermilk Channel Located in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood, Buttermilk Channel offers American cuisine in a comfortable location with dog-friendly outdoor tables. Menu features beer-steamed mussels, pan-seared cod, duck meatloaf, and grilled hanger steak. Serves dinner seven days a week at 5pm and weekend brunch. See Details
Boulevard Five 72 Located in the heart of town, Boulevard Five 72 is one of the finest North NJ restaurants, known for using farm fresh ingredients in innovative ways. Menu features shrimp corn chowder, wild mushroom ravioli, almond crusted cod, roasted Long Island duck breast, and dry-aged ribeye steak. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables during the summer.


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Avenue Bistro Pub Avenue Bistro Pub is a neighborhood favorite specializing in New American cuisine with dog-friendly outdoor tables. Menu includes Leggs Benedict (with lobster), grilled hanger steak, firecracker calamari, braised short ribs, and crab cake sandwiches. Open for lunch at 12pm, 10:30am for weekend brunch. See Details
Darby Road Pub Darby Road Pub is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious pub grub. Choose from menu options including appetizers, salads, chicken, steak, seafood, kabobs, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a Ryan�s Old Fashioned (smoked Maple Knob Creek, muddled orange, maple syrup, orange bitters) and an order of the Reuben Fritters with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss, provolone, and Thousand Island dressing. Next, chow down on the Crispy Chicken Sandwich with a buttermilk chicken breast, fiery jerk aioli, garlic dill pickles, and jalapeno citrus slaw. Or go for the Baja Fish Tacos with five veggie slaw, sliced radishes, pico de gallo, avocado, lime crema, and corn and flour tortillas. Darby Road Pub is open daily from 11:30am to 10pm. See Details
Novita's The truffle ravioli is not-to-be-missed at this Gramercy eatery serving Tuscan cuisine. Request a water bowl when dining outside with Fido. See Details
Boonton Coffee Co Boonton specializes in fresh-brewed coffee using small-batch beans from across the globe. Dogs are welcome outside and inside and there are treats at the counter and a bowl of water by the door. See Details
Posto Thin Crust Pizza A diverse menu of house made and custom pizza with dog-friendly outdoor seating. See Details
Match 65 A unique concept - French food and sushi - works surprising well at this UES eatery that also offers dog-friendly outdoor tables in the summer. See Details
Deux Amis Deux Amis is a welcoming French bistro that offers traditional French food. Sit outside with Fido, you'll feel like you're in Paris. Outdoor tables are first-come, first-served. See Details
Brightside Tavern Brightside serves burgers, wings, pizza, and entrees like meatloaf and grilled skirt steak. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

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