Dog Friendly Restaurants in Rio Rancho, NM

There are 11 pet friendly restaurants in Rio Rancho 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 Rio Rancho. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Cazuelas Mexican Grill & Brewpub
Cazuelas Mexican Grill & Brewpub Sample from a variety of traditional Mexican dishes and wash them down with a year-round or seasonal craft brew. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Pet Friendly Five Guys
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Rio Rancho, is a popular burger joint that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - two hand-formed patties grilled to perfection, two strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese on a soft sesame seed bun, piled high with the toppings of your choice (mayo, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, relish, jalapenos, hot sauce, and more!) Before you leave, snag one of their hand-spun Milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins (bananas, cherries, coffee, malted milk, Oreo cookies, Oreo cream, bacon, peanut butter, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille Traditional English and Irish pub eats. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor patio. See Details
Sonic Drive-In 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
Dion's Dion's is a dog-friendly restaurant serving pizza, salads, and subs to Rio Rancho locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Dion's can head to one of its nine outdoor tables to dine alongside their dog. The restaurant's menu is comprised of cheese and garlic toast, meatballs, salads, subs, and make your own, original, and gourmet pizzas such as The Veggie, The Hawaiian, The Tuscany, and more. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in homemade cookies and brownies. 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
O'Hare's Grille & Pub O'Hare's Grille and Pub is a dog-friendly, locally owned and operated establishment serving drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Dog owners can head to one of O'Hare's six outdoor tables to sip on one of over seventy varieties of bottled beer while Fido lounges underfoot. The Grille and Pub's menu includes appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, grilled items, pasta dishes, and pub favorites such as Fish and Chips, Sesame Shrimp and Fries, Slow Roasted Pork, Chicken Fried Chicken, Bangers and Mash, and Grilled Ahi Tuna Steaks. *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Federico's Federico's has a dog-friendly table outside. They serve authentic Mexican food twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Their chefs prepare plenty of Mexican favorites, including burritos, tacos, salads, enchiladas, tortas, quesadillas, tostadas, and breakfast in the morning. One of the most popular dishes are the Chile Rellenos Enchiladas, two battered Californian peppers filled with white cheese, served with lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream. See Details
Schlotzsky's Schlotzsky's, located in Rio Rancho, is a well-known delicatessen that serves up delicious salads, wraps, flatbreads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Deluxe Original Sandwich with smoked ham, Genoa and Cotto salami, melted cheddar, mozzarella, parmesan, black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, and signature dressing on a toasted sourdough bun. Or go for the Tuscan Sandwich with hand-carved turkey, provolone, Swiss, bacon, chipotle pesto, cilantro, roasted red peppers, chipotle mayo, avocado, field greens, and tomato on ciabatta. For something a bit lighter, go for the Margherita Artisan Flatbread topped with sundried tomato pesto, fresh basil, roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and balsamic reduction. 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
Einstein Bros. Bagels Einstein Bros. Bagels, located at Wellspring Avenue SE, Rio Rancho, is a casual bakery and cafe-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty fare. Choose from menu options including bagels, cream cheese shmears, breakfast sandwiches, hot lunch sandwiches, pastries, baked goods, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Choose a bagel in your favorite flavor (Asiago, Blueberry, Cinnamon Raisin, Cheesy Hash Brown, Green Chile, Cheddar Jalapeno, and more) then top it with the shmear of your choice (Onion and Chive, Smoked Salmon, Maple, Jalapeno Salsa, Garden Veggie, Honey Almond, Strawberry, and more! Or go for a tasty Nova Lox Sandwich. This joint even offers handy bagel treats for your pooch! 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
Sonic Drive-In This fast food restaurant on Southern Boulevard SE offers carhop service and a handful of pet-friendly tables. At Sonic Drive-In you can get burgers and hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, plus fries, tater tots, and mozzarella sticks. Sonic Drive-In is known for their vast selection of drinks, like Frozen Lemonade, Strawberry Limeade, and Grape Sluch with Rainbow Candy. There is also a selection of milkshakes, Sonic Blasts, waffle cone sundaes, and ice cream slushes. See Details
Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery is a dog-friendly shop serving sweets to Rio Rancho locals and tourists alike. A few outdoor tables are available to dog owners with a sweet tooth and Fido in tow. The Creamery's menu is made up of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet flavors made fresh in-store. Guests can choose from a variety of fruits, candies, and nuts to have mixed into their frozen treat on a granite stone. Ice cream cakes and cupcakes, and ice cream pies and cookie sandwiches, shakes, and smoothies are also available. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Sadie's of New Mexico Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. Sadie's of New Mexico serves tasty regional cuisine. The large fully covered patio welcomes dogs. See Details
Flying Star Cafe This local chain, with locations all around Albuquerque, is especially popular with dog owners. The restaurants have outdoor "petios" (pet-friendly patios) and offer water and treats for your dog. A varied menu includes all day breakfast, salads, burgers, sandwiches, enchiladas, and fish and chips. Since Flying Star Cafe operates with counter service only, you'll have to leave Fido outside while you order and pay for your food. Flying Star Cafe is open Sunday and Monday 7am to 9:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7am to 10pm, and Friday and Saturday 7am to 11pm. See Details
The Grove Cafe & Market Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. The Grove Cafe & Market is a local favorite with a fun atmosphere, fantastic food and dog-loving staff! See Details
Gecko's Bar & Tapas Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. Gecko's serves up excellent bar food, and the best part is that the restaurant is dog friendly. Bring your dog here and he'll enjoy being treated to fresh water and maybe even a yummy treat. Menu features tapas like shrimp and scallop ceviche and smoked kielbasa, plus soup, salads, sandwiches, and chipotle chicken wings. See Details
Flying Star Cafe - Corrales This local chain of eateries serves breakfast all day, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, and is especially popular with dog owners. The restaurants have outdoor "petios" (pet-friendly patios), and offer water for your pups, as well as free treats. Please note that table service is not available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. Il Vicino offers wood oven pizza, craft beer and wine, and a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Build your own pizza or choose from over a dozen specialty pies, including the margherita, testarossa, and angeli. Menu also features calzone, paninis, salads, and pasta dishes. See Details
Nexus Brewery & Restaurant Cold, fresh-brewed craft beer and delicious home-cooked southern food. Try the chicken and waffles, fried catfish, or New Orleans gumbo. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
O'Niell's Irish eats such as shepherd's pie and lamb stew, plus fish and spicy mac n cheese. Dog-friendly outdoor patio offers a built-in water station, dog leash tie-offs, and a relaxing atmosphere in the beautiful Albuquerque weather. See Details
Slate Street Cafe Great patio open from spring to fall. Ask your server for a water dish. Delicious food, great wine list, local beer selections! See Details
Flying Star Cafe Juan Tabo Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. This local chain, with locations all around Albuquerque, is especially popular with dog owners. The restaurants have outdoor "petios" (pet-friendly patios), and offer water for your pups, as well as free treats. See Details
The Egg and I Family-friendly diner style chain serving homestyle American breakfast & lunch standards. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Flying Star Cafe Paseo This local chain, with locations all around Albuquerque, is especially popular with dog owners. The restaurants have outdoor "petios" (pet-friendly patios), and offer water for your pups, as well as free treats. See Details
Flying Star Cafe Rio Grande Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at this local chain with locations all around Albuquerque popular with dog owners. Since the restaurant operates with counter service, you'll need to leave Fido outside while you order and pay for your meal. They have outdoor "petios" (pet-friendly patios), and offer water for your pups, as well as free treats. See Details