Dog Friendly Restaurants in Rockford, IL

There are 34 dog-friendly restaurants in Rockford 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 Rockford. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Prairie Street Brewing Company
Prairie Street Brewing Company Located along the Rock River in downtown Rockford, Prairie Street Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly spot to grab a handcrafted meal and a local beer. Visitors to the Brewing Co. looking to dine along the river can sit with their canine at one of its outdoor tables. Prairie Street's menu includes dishes such as the Coney Island Dog, Apple BBQ Chicken, Poutine with Mushroom and Swiss, and the Cheesecake of the Week, as well as burgers, tacos, sandwiches, nachos, seafood, steaks, flatbreads, salads, soups, desserts, and more. Frequent visitors to Prairie Street Brewing Co. recommend ordering a pasta dish and the cheese curds and saving room for a Beer Ice Cream Sandwich or a Root Beer Float. The Brewpub is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. The Dockside Taproom is open Mondy and Tuesday from 3pm to 12am, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Pet Friendly Thunder Bay Grille
Thunder Bay Grille Thunder Bay Grille is a casual eatery serving regionally sourced entrees and hand-crafted dishes in a pet-friendly atmosphere. Visitors to Thunder Bay can sit at one of its few outdoor tables to dig into their meal alongside their dog. The Grille's menu includes dishes such as Crawfish Rangoons, Corn Bread Crab Cakes, sandwiches, soups, salads, flatbreads, pasta dishes, seafood, burgers, steaks and chops, and a buffet of brunch options available every Sunday from 9:00am to 1:30pm. Thunder Bay Grille regulars recommend ordering the Seafood Jambalaya or the Cedar Plank Salmon, and saving room for creme brulee to top off your meal. The Grille is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Tavern on Clark Tavern on Clark is a dog-friendly restaurant in Rockford, IL. Your furry friend can join you at one of their eight outdoor tables, but please call ahead to see if the patio is open. They offer a large selection of craft beer to pair with either their flatbreads, wraps, pasta dishes and seafood options. See Details
The Olympic Tavern On Mondays only, Fido is welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables at The Olympic Tavern, located in Rockford, IL. This casual bar and eatery serves up a variety of delicious pub grub. Try the coconut shrimp, a Margherita Pizza, or a Black Bean Burger. See Details
Prairie Street Brewhouse Located along the Rock River in downtown Rockford, Prairie Street Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly spot to grab a handcrafted meal and a local beer. Visitors to the Brewing Co. looking to dine along the river can sit with their canine at one of its outdoor tables. Prairie Street's menu includes dishes such as the Coney Island Dog, Apple BBQ Chicken, Poutine with Mushroom and Swiss, and the Cheesecake of the Week, as well as burgers, tacos, sandwiches, nachos, seafood, steaks, flatbreads, salads, soups, desserts, and more. Frequent visitors to Prairie Street Brewing Co. recommend ordering a pasta dish and the cheese curds and saving room for a Beer Ice Cream Sandwich or a Root Beer Float. The Brewpub is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. The Dockside Taproom is open Mondy and Tuesday from 3pm to 12am, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Beef-A-Roo Beef-A-Roo is a dog-friendly, fast-casual restaurant serving American fare to Rockford locals and tourists alike. Beef-A-Roo offers three outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a Bacon Bleu Burger alongside Fido. The restaurant's menu includes classic sandwiches, burgers, wraps, chicken dishes, chili, soup, fresh gourmet salads, baked potatoes, and more. Diners with a sweet tooth can save room for shakes, malts, brownies or cookies. 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
Chipotle Tasty and hearty burritos, tacos, and bowls. Outdoor patio tables welcome dogs. See Details
Octane InterLounge Located in the heart of Rockford's River District, Octane is an internet cafe with a pet-friendly attitude. Visitors to Octane wanting to try out a dish from what has been voted ""Rockford's Most Unique Menu,"" can do so alongside their dog at one of its eight outdoor tables. Rockford employees claim that they ""love to have dogs join their owners."" Octane's menu includes salads, burritos, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, quesadillas, tacos, pasta, steaks, and seasonal dishes such as fresh seafood and the featured pork chop. Its menu also includes unique desserts such as Cereal Milk Brulee and Chocolate Nachos, and drinks such as coffees teas, Lemonade at Tiffany's, specialty sodas, craft beers, wine, and cocktails. Regulars rave about its burgers which have been named the best local burgers in the area. Octane is open Monday from 8am to 2pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday from 8am until close and Saturday from 5pm until close." See Details
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom This pizzeria on E State Street has five pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along when you dine. Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom combines brewhouse favorites with pizza, but don't expect to see Chicago deep dish pies here. The specialty at Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is Ale Crust, Chicago Thick, and Tavern Thin Crust pies, which you can top with whatever you like or go for one of the signature pies like Italian Grinder or Thai Pie. There are also calzones, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and more. The Taproom Mac and Cheese is one of the house favorites and comes in three varieties and a build-your-own option. See Details
8th Ward Pub 8th Ward Pub is a 1960’s filling station converted into a cozy, urban style pub featuring a pet-friendly patio in Rockford, IL. They offer a tapas-style menu including many homemade plates, specialty craft cocktails, and a vast craft beer selection, and spirits from local distilleries. See Details
Wired Cafe Wired Cafe is a pet-friendly cafe serving breakfast and lunch. Visitors to Wired Cafe wanting to dig into a ""Best Sandwich Ever"" can do so alongside their furry friend at one of its two outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Wired's menu includes a Breakfast Burrito, Egg in a Cup, quiche, fruit, a variety of sandwiches and wraps as well as a Loaded Bagel, Siracha Egg Salad, and more. Frequent visitors recommend ordering a baked good and a cup of coffee. Wired Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm." See Details
Oscar's Pub & Grill Oscar's Pub and Grill is a dog-friendly spot to grab a beer and a burger. Visitors to Oscar's Pub wanting to kick back and enjoy a Ciderboys Peach County Cider and a basket of fried pickles can do so alongside Fido at one of Oscar's outdoor tables. The Pub and Grill's menu includes Wisconsin Cheddar Nuggets, Queso Dip, wings, tacos, quesadillas, soups, wraps, salads, a variety of sandwiches, burgers, Dock Side Dinners such as Crispy Shrimp or All You Can Eat Walleye, pizzas, endless fries, and more. A customer favorite is the Beach Bread Florida Style, six pieces of toasted garlic bread coated in tomato, mozzarella, provolone and melted blue cheese. The kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 12am and Sunday from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Stone Eagle Tavern Stone Eagle Tavern is a casual restaurant in Rockford, IL that highlights wood-fired pizza and an oyster bar. Fido is welcome to join you on the outside patio. This dog-friendly eatery offers burgers, sandwiches, seafood dishes, steaks and more. You can fill up on a 36 ounce porterhouse or keep it light with the avocado shrimp salad. Stone Eagle Tavern also serves weekend brunch. See Details
Luichi's Hot Dog's Luichi's Hot Dogs is a pet-friendly spot to grab a chili cheese dog and a glass of lemonade. Visitors to Luichi's wanting to dine alongside their canine can head to one of its four outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Only small dogs are allowed to join their owner at Luichi's. The shop's menu includes Fried Chicken, Catfish, pizzas, hot dogs, wings, salads, sandwiches and super sandwiches, salads, gyros, a variety of side items, ice cream, and shakes. Locals recommend stopping in for a Beef and Sausage Combo. Luichi's is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 11pm. See Details
Jason's Deli Jason's Deli on S Perryville Road is home to nine pet-friendly tables, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy soups, salads, garden fresh salad, and for vegetarian hounds, a number of meatless eats. If meatless eats sounds good to you, then indulge in their black bean taco salad: mixed salad greens and organic blue corn chips, topped with black bean and roasted corn mix, and garnished with cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and Southwest spices, served with salsa on the side. Whether you are hungry for a fresh salad, sandwich, or dessert, you'll find your fix at Jason's Deli. 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
Deli Italia Deli Italia is a dog-friendly eatery home to award-winning Italian Beef and Thin Crust Pizzas. Visitors to the Deli wanting to enjoy authentic Sicilian cuisine alongside their dog can sit at one of its seven outdoor tables to enjoy their meal. Deli Italia's menu includes antipasti dishes, salads, traditional pasta, chicken dishes, seafood, paninis, pizzas, and more. Regulars to Deli Italia recommend saving room for a scoop of gelato to finish off your meal. This location of Deli Italia is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 10:00pm, Friday from 10:30am to 11:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Beef-A-Roo Beef-A-Roo is a dog-friendly, fast-casual restaurant serving American fare to Rockford locals and tourists alike. Beef-A-Roo offers six outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to dig into a Bacon Bleu Burger alongside Fido. The restaurant's menu includes classic sandwiches, burgers, wraps, chicken dishes, chili, soup, fresh gourmet salads, baked potatoes, and more. Diners with a sweet tooth can save room for shakes, malts, brownies or cookies. 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
Noodles & Company Noodles & Company on E State Street has eight pet-friendly tables where you are welcome to dine with your dog. Noodles & Company has noodle and pasta dishes with an international flare. You can get Asian dishes like Japanese Pan Noodles, Italian bowls including Spaghetti and Meatballs, and comfort food meals like Wisconsin Mac and Cheese. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free. Salads, soups, and shareable items including Korean BBQ Meatballs, Potstickers, and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Check out the rotating specials and you might find Buffalo Mac and Cheese and Pasta Fresca. Bringing the kids with your too? No problem. Noodles & Company has kids meals. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up while you go inside 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 State Street in Rockford 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
Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery is a dog-friendly shop serving sweets to Rockford 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
Rockford, IL, US