Dog Friendly Restaurants in Sanibel, FL

There are 13 pet friendly restaurants in Sanibel 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 Sanibel. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Island Cow
The Island Cow The dog-friendly Island Cow is a casual and relaxing dining hot spot on Sanibel Island that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive, featuring a dizzying array of choices, including steak 'n' eggs, stuffed French toast, shrimp parfait, Florida stone crabs, patty melts, chicken fajita sandwiches, cow-a-bunga quesadillas, and moolicious meatloaf. Pets are welcome at the covered outdoor patio seating area. Opens daily at 7am. See Details
Pet Friendly Over Easy Cafe
Over Easy Cafe Over Easy Cafe offers a tasty variety of classic breakfast and lunch fare served in a relaxed atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu includes pancakes, omelettes, Benny's, specialty egg sandwiches, coconut shrimp, quesadillas, hot and cold sandwiches, and burgers. Open seven days a week from 7am to 2:30pm See Details
George and Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille The dog-friendly Sanibel Seafood Grille offers a laid back beach-like atmosphere in which to enjoy an array of seafood, tapas, and classic American dishes. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like crab cakes, Detroit sliders. and coconut shrimp, then dig into a hearty entree menu of filet mignon, baby back ribs, lobster tails, drunken grouper, shrimp scampi, and Cajun chicken Alfredo. The extensive lineup of libations includes wine, sangria, beer on tap, and craft, import, and domestic bottled brews. Dogs are welcome on the quaint garden patio. Sanibel Seafood Grille is open seven days a week from 11am to midnight or later. See Details
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille - Sanibel Island Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille is a seafood spot on Sanibel Island serving island-inspired cocktails and Caribbean flavors in a casual space. Their pet-friendly patio features ceiling fans and outdoor heaters that will be sure to keep you and Fido comfortable as you enjoy your meal at one of several outdoor tables. See Details
Schnapper's Red Hots Famous hot dogs, burgers, fries, grouper sandwiches, and an ice cream shop all in one. Extensive menu to select from. Don't miss the grouper basket for a hearty meal. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Blue Giraffe Restaurant Blue Giraffe is a casual dog-friendly eatery in Sanibel, FL serving up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Sesame Calamari - fried calamari breaded with sesame seeds and seasoned flour, served with cocktail sauce and sweet chili sauce. Next, chow down on the Tex-Mex Burger topped with pepper jack cheese, fresh guacamole, white queso, pico de gallo, and fried jalapenos on a toasted pretzel roll. Or go for the Pasta Diablo with grouper, Mahi Mahi, jumbo shrimp, and mussels tossed in homemade spicy marinara sauce, served over linguine pasta. Blue Giraffe Island Dining is open daily from 7am to 8pm. See Details
Island Pizza Restaurant For great pizza, you've got to check out Island Pizza Restaurant, which has three pet-friendly outdoor tables and has been voted the best pizza on the island seven years in a row. Island Pizza is open seven days a week and features pizzas made fresh daily using high quality ingredients. The pizza dough is made daily (and there is even a gluten free dough) and mozzarella is made in-house, and all meats and produce are sourced from local vendors. Build your own pizza or go for a specialty pizza, and make sure to ask about the famous "crusty curl crust" for only a dollar more. See Details
Tipsy Turtle Restaurant & Bar Tipsy Turtle is an island-themed restaurant and bar in Sanibel, FL offering seafood-centric American eats, cocktails, and live music on a dog-friendly patio. Fido is welcome to join you at one of six outdoor tables. Tipsy Turtle Restaurant & Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 11pm and Friday through Saturday from 7am to midnight. See Details
The Clam Shack - New England Seafood The Clam Shack is a dog-friendly restaurant in Sanibel, FL serving up New England seafood classics in a laid-back setting. Dogs are welcome at one of five tables on the pet-friendly patio. The Clam Shack is open daily from 11:30am to 8pm. See Details
Sunset Grill Sunset Grill is a cozy eatery on Sanibel Island serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily on a dog-friendly patio. Popular options from their diverse menu include the sunset egg sandwich, 'cakes and eggs, lunch options like the grouper Reuben or grilled chicken Ceasar wrap, and entrees such as the filet mignon, pan-seared duck, or wood-grilled salmon. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the covered, fan-cooled patio. See Details
Blue Giraffe Restaurant at Beachview Estates Blue Giraffe is a casual dog-friendly eatery in Sanibel, FL serving up island-inspired lunch and dinner. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their umbrella-cast shade tables while you enjoy your meal. See Details
T2 Traders Restaurant at The Village Shops Looking for a dog-friendly spot for lunch, dinner or anytime in between? Try T2 Traders Restaurant at The Village Shops in Sanibel, FL. Their trendy menu offers delicious dishes like tacos, flatbreads, and coastal-inspired classics, plus a full bar with a wine list and a rotating selection of Florida craft beers. Leashed pups are welcome to join you at outdoor tables on the patio while you enjoy your meal. T2 Traders Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm. See Details
The Shack of Sanibel The Shack of Sanibel is a frozen custard shack serving fresh dessert treats in flavors like Cookie Monster, Bing Cherry Pie, and Flutter Nutter Crunch. Order a scoop or two to enjoy at the dog-friendly outdoor tables, or grab a pint to go, and don't forget a pup cup with Milkbone dog treats for Fido. See Details
M Waterfront Grille You and Fido (leashed) will enjoy amazingly unique, fresh chef creations and biscuits at M Waterfront Grille, featuring spectacular views and dog-friendly outdoor seating. An upscale menu includes shrimp and crab spring rolls, pasta pomodori, Florida black grouper, braised short rib, and veal Milanese. Opens Monday thru Saturday at 11:30am, 10am on Sunday. See Details
Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe is a dog-friendly waterfront restaurant in Fort Myers, FL. This casual, open air eatery is situated on Matanzas Pass in Ostego Bay and welcomes leashed dogs in their outdoor, covered patio seating. Boaters are welcome to tie up at their dock. You must order at the bar and they accept cash only. Their is an ATM onsite for your convenience. Relax and watch the shrimp boats and dolphins in the bay while you enjoy a cold beer with a burger, fish fingers, fried clams, peel and eat shrimp, and more. Breakfast is also available. See Details
Nervous Nellie's Nervous Nellie's, located in Fort Myers Beach, FL, is a casual, pet friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They serve drunken wings, seafood quesadillas, sandwiches, seafood pots, steaks, salads, oysters, Blue Crab Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp, Ginger-Teriyaki Glazed Atlantic Salmon, World’s Largest Shrimp and Lobster Cocktail, Oven Roasted Crab and Artichoke Dip, Famous Tavern Baby Back Ribs, Nervous Nellie’s Incredible Island Jambalaya, Chipolte Shrimp and Pineapple Fajitas, and so much more! Be sure to try one of Ugly's "Photo Op" Drinks - gigantic tropical cocktails big enough to share such as the signature Nervous Nellie made with five different flavored rums (Spiced, Banana, Coconut, Pineapple, & Cherry), topped off with orange and pineapple juice and a splash of cranberry. See Details
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Stop in for authentic Caribbean food, delectable desserts, and stunning sunsets. Dogs are welcome at their outdoor seating area.



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Rumrunners at Cape Harbour Escape, dine, and unwind is the motto at Rumrunners. Surf and turf options include fresh shucked oysters, escargot, meatloaf, scallops, and filet mignon. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details
The Fish House Restaurant Tasty seafood dishes, casual atmosphere, very dog-friendly staff. Serve conch stew, New England clam chowder, grouper tacos, and lobster rolls. Dogs are allowed on the screened-in porch. See Details
Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill At Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, you can find fresh, local fish prepared to order and dog-friendly outdoor seating. See Details
Mucky Duck Enjoy scenic views and sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico as you indulge on fine comfort foods with Fido at one of the outdoor picnic tables. See Details
The Veranda The Veranda serves Southern fare with Old Florida charm. The outdoor patio is dog friendly, weather permitting. See Details
Tuckaway Cafe Tuckaway is a counter-serve cafe proudly serving Lavazza espresso drinks, authentic wafels, and creative bagel sandwiches. Patio seating is dog friendly. Please note Fido will have to remain outside while you go in to order. See Details
The Fish House Cute waterfront restaurant that is always busy and offers excellent service and tasty food. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details