Dog Friendly Restaurants in Traverse City, MI

There are 37 pet friendly restaurants in Traverse City 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 Traverse City. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Filling Station Microbrewery
The Filling Station Microbrewery Comfy brewpub serves pizza and salads to complement a wide selection of craft beer. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are permitted at outdoor tables, but all four paws must remain on the floor. The Filling Station Microbrewery is open Thursday through Monday. See Details
Pet Friendly The Dish Cafe
The Dish Cafe The Dish Cafe offers casual dining and a diverse menu with many vegetarian, vegan, and special diet options, plus outdoor seating for dogs. Enjoy tasty options such as quesadillas, focaccia sandwiches, wraps, and real fruit smoothies. Opens daily at 10:30am. See Details
The Towne Plaza The Plaza offers tasty pork dishes, stuffed quail, wild boar loin, and soft shell crabs. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details
The Little Fleet This open-air bar serves local, domestic, and international craft beers, curated cocktails, spirits, and wines all in the shadow of Traverse City's only food truck lot. Food trucks can be found throughout the afternoon and evening offering a variety of tasty eats. Dogs are welcome in the spacious canopied seating area. See Details
Traverse City Whiskey Co. Sample 100% genuine made in the USA bourbon whiskey at the Traverse City Whiskey Co., a cozy and rustic distillery and tasting room that welcomes well-behaved dogs both inside and outside. Whether neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, this smooth brand of spirit is derived from a tried and true family recipe, passed down through three generations. Belly up to the bar with friends or relax at an outdoor table with Fido. Traverse City Whiskey Co. is open Monday through Thursday noon to 8pm, Friday and Saturday noon to 11pm, and Sunday noon to 7pm. See Details
Apache Trout Grill Apache Trout Grill offers dog-friendly, outdoor bar seating. This lakeside eatery provides a selection of seafood dishes and classic American staples. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day. The Apache Trout Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 9pm. Please note that only alcohol (no food) is served outside. See Details
Higher Grounds Trading Co. Higher Grounds Trading Co. is Michigan's 100% organic & fair trade coffee roasting company. The Coffee Bar & Roastery are nestled in the vibrant community of the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. They have a great patio where you are welcome to bring your pets. See Details
Red Mesa Grill Red Mesa Grill features the flavors of the Carribean, Mexico, and Central and South America. This Latin American inspired restaurant has sixteen dog-friendly tables outside. The dinner specialties on offer include Cuban black bean cakes, jerk tuna tacos, and jack stuffed shrimp. In addition to the exotic cuisine, Red Mesa Grill has a wonderful selection of tequila, craft beer on tap, and wines available by the glass or bottle. The Red Mesa Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Amical Amical has been serving European cuisine to their patrons since 1994. You and Fido can sit at one of the dog-friendly tables that overlook West Grand Traverse Bay. The long list of exotic entrees, prepared in the open kitchen, will transport you to the many culinary corners of Europe. They include the mushroom-leek lasagne: roasted mushrooms, mascarpone, ricotta, baby spinach, Fustini's balsamic reduction, and shaved parmesan. Alternatively, you can indulge in Table d'hote, a complete meal of several courses offered at a fixed price. *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Omelette Shoppe & Bakery The Omelette Shoppe is a one-stop breakfast shop with three dog-friendly tables. Have you ever wondered what Germans eat for breakfast? If they're in Traverse City, then they'll probably indulge in a German omelette, served with slow-roasted ham, onions, hash browns, and sour cream topped with Monterey Jack cheese. In addition to specialty omelettes, items hot off the griddle, quiches, salads, soup, and baked goods, the Omelette Shoppe also offers lots of interesting eggs benedicts, like the blue lump crab cake benedict, served with blue lump crab cakes, spinach, poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce atop an English muffin. Their opening times are weekdays from 6:30am to 2:00pm and weekends from 7:30am to 2:00pm. See Details
Fire Fly Originally named 310, Fire Fly is a dog-friendly restaurant that serves small-plates, sushi, martinis, and craft beer on tap. On the sushi menu, you'll discover Paradise, served with Ahi Tuna, cream cheese, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno, sweet soy sauce, sesame seeds, wrapped in tuna and avocado. If you're a vegetarian, you can sink your teeth into the veggie burger, a black bean avocado cake, piled with goat cheese, red pepper, lettuce, tomato, and doused in lemon basil dressing. See Details
Moomers Homemade Ice Cream Dogs are welcome at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, where they make over one-hundred and sixty ice cream flavors. In addition to all the premium ice cream, the great views of the farm itself are a sight to behold. Rather than just buying a flavor of ice cream, such as bubble gum, butter brickle, caramel apple, or blueberry cheesecake, you could indulge in a banana split, piled high with vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate ice cream, topped with pineapple, strawberries, and chocolate syrup, and covered with crushed peanuts between a split banana, accompanied with whipped cream and cherries. Please note that outside table service is not available so Fido will need to wait outdoors while you order inside. See Details
Taproot Cider House Taproot Cider House, located in Traverse City, MI, is a casual joint that serves up crisp ciders and a variety of farm-to-table eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a hard cider and an order of the Blue Corn Nachos topped with local pork, housemade cherry BBQ sauce, organic grape tomatoes, avocado sour cream, and Paradise Acres micro salad. Next, chow down on the Whitefish Tacos - corn tortillas filled with seasoned local whitefish, organic cabbage slaw, bibb lettuce, local cheddar, and spicy mayo. Or go for the Hippi Tree Sandwich with organic cucumbers, red onions, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, Paradise Acres sunflower sprouts, and house-peppered mayo on grain bread. See Details
Cherry Republic Grand Cafe Life, liberty, beaches and pie is the mantra at the Cherry Republic and they're proud to be as far from corporate America as they possibly can be. This pet-friendly grocery store has three tables outside. The owner, Bob, began by selling shirts emblazoned with that very mantra out of the back of his car. The shirts were popular, and Bob moved on to selling a cherry-inspired cookie, the Boomchunka. Since these humble beginnings, the company has branched out into selling over two-hundred cherry-based products, including chocolate-covered cherries, BBQ sauce, jams, jellies, and many more items. The Cherry Republic Grand Cafe is open every day of the week from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Mulligan's Pub & Grill Dogs are welcome at Mulligan's Pub and Grill, where they offer six pet-friendly tables. Affiliated with the crown golf club, this American restaurant offers salads, baskets, burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and weekly specials. One of the most popular dishes amongst local diners is the Pebble Beach Burger: stuffed with bacon and pepper jack cheese. Mulligan's Pub and Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 11am to 8pm. See Details
Slabtown Cafe and Burgers Slabtown Cafe and Burgers has twelve dog-friendly tables outside. The interior of the restaurant is decorated with nostalgic memorabilia charting Traverse's history. On the American menu, you'll discover lots of burgers, including the Slabtown Special. This popular double burger is smothered with American cheese, lettuce, grilled onions, and topped with Slabtown Sauce. If you're feeling seriously hungry, you can indulge in a double bypass bag, two double cheeseburgers with ketchup, mustard, pickle, and onion. Slabtown Cafe and Burgers is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 8pm and Friday to Saturday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Brew Located in the historic Opera House building, Brew is a locally owned, dog-friendly, and independent coffeehouse and cafe. They offer a wide variety of beverages, including coffee, tea, espresso drinks, microbrews, local wines, and seasonal drinks, along with pastries, grilled sandwiches, soups, salads, and wraps. On the menu, you'll discover lots of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free menu options as well. Brew is open Sunday through Tuesday from 7am to 12am and Wednesday through Saturday from 7am to 1am. See Details
Sleder's Family Tavern Sleder's Family Tavern, one of Michigan's oldest, continuously-operated taverns, is dog-friendly. They have a few pet-friendly picnic tables for canines and their companions. If you can leave Fido with a pal outside, head in and smooch Randolph, the moose on the wall. A ladder is provided for diners to climb up and commence their smooching. The menu they serve is made up of popular American and Mexican dishes. One of the local favorites is the buffalo burger, a popular dish served with fresh meat from Oleson's Farm, Swiss cheese, grilled onions. Sleder's Family tavern is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from 11am to 12am, Saturday from 11am to 12am, and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
Blk Mrkt Dogs are allowed at Blk Mrkt Coffee and Bakery. The staff at Blk Mrkt are proud to geek out at the science end of coffee and are only too happy to explain all about the different blends they offer. However, they also believe that the coffee they serve speaks for itself a lot better than they ever could. They claim to have poured their hearts and minds into each and every item on the food menu to ensure that they are all made from the best ingredients. The baked offerings change daily, so keep an eye out. Blk Mrkt Coffee and Bakery is open Monday through Saturday from 7am to 5pm and Sunday from 9am to 3pm. See Details
Traverse City Whiskey Co. Traverse City Whiskey Co.�s Stillhouse Cocktail Bar is a speakeasy-style tasting room for small-batch whiskies and limited-edition releases, plus craft cocktails and more. Fido is welcome on the dog-friendly patio with four tables! The Stillhouse Cocktail Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 12:00 noon to 9:00pm and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 noon to 11:30pm. See Details
Spanglish Spanglish is a dog-friendly restaurant in Traverse City. They welcome pets at outdoor tables whenever the weather is nice. See Details
Blue heron 2 Blue Heron 2 offers three dog-friendly tables during the peak of summer. Their aim is to provide simple, creative food, promote products made in Michigan, and source ingredients locally. The breakfast and lunch menu is served all day and includes unusual dishes, like the asparagus bowl: fresh asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, breakfast potatoes, and two eggs. Blue Heron 2 is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 3pm and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. See Details
Right Brain Brewery Right Brain Brewery, located in Traverse City, MI, is a casual brewpub that serves up a variety of delicious drinks and tasty grub. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer (of course) and an order of the Loaded Fries topped with house-made beer cheese, bacon, and green onions. Next, chow down on the Mediterranean Grilled Cheese Sandwich with salami, spinach, roasted red peppers, spinach-artichoke spread, and feta, served with Great Lakes potato chips. Right Brain Brewery is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 11pm, Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
The Kitchen The Kitchen is a dog-friendly restaurant in Traverse City. They welcome pets at outdoor tables whenever the weather is nice. See Details