Dog Friendly Restaurants in Washington, DC

There are 394 pet friendly restaurants in Washington 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 Washington. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Art and Soul
Art and Soul Art and Soul in Washington DC is dog friendly! The restaurant features an inventive, Southern-inspired menu and modern cocktails with dog-friendly patio seating. Art & Soul has a dog menu with creatively named items like The Hungry Dawg and Peanut-Banana Pupsicles. The menu for humans features a varied array of delicious options including bacon cheddar cornbread, braised short rib empanadas, seared diver scallops, duck leg confit, and fried Amish chicken. See Details
Pet Friendly Logan Tavern
Logan Tavern Fill up on delicious American comfort grub at this well-loved Logan Circle favorite where dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Tasty menu options include ginger calamari, baked meatballs, PEI mussels, chipotle fried chicken, shrimp po'boys, bison burgers, and Cajun rubbed salmon. Opens at 11:30am during the week, 10:30am on weekends. See Details
Peacock Cafe Established in 1991, Peacock Cafe is a tradition in Georgetown life. It is one of the friendliest restaurants and bars to enjoy an eclectic menu that offers something for everyone. Around the clock, lunch to dinner into the night, Peacock Cafe attracts followers. There is outdoor sidewalk seating during seasonal weather. Inside, the cosmopolitan interior offer view of a charming courtyard. We are proud to have Chef Maziar Farivar featured at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Dinner in NYC in 2010 and 2012, and just recently Chef Maziar has been selected amongst the group of 60 chefs across the U.S. to the "Diplomatic Culinary Partnership Initiative" ,Setting the Table for Diplomacy, thru the Department of State.

Peacock Cafe has a wonderful outdoor area and on the weekends it's the neighborhood place to go with your dog.
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Commissary This laid-back neighborhood cafe lends itself well to everything from a cold afternoon beer to a tasty breakfast bite. Delicious menu options include chicken nachos, thin crust pizza, grilled salmon, steak frites, coconut curry stir fry, patty melts, and fish tacos. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables during the summer. Opens daily at 8am. See Details
Chef Geoff's Chef Geoff's is known for its reliable, classic American cuisine, fabulous Sunday jazz brunches, and a spacious outdoor dining section that welcomes dogs. Menu features honey-sriracha wings, crispy calamari, Hawaiian pizza, jumbo lump crabcake sandwiches, wild mushroom ravioli, and Italian sausage penne, plus and extensive selection of craft cocktails and global wines. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Saturday, 10:30am on Sunday. See Details
Baked & Wired Bring your dog to this bakery that makes dog treats in flavors like Peanut Butter Krunch and Bacon & Cheese in addition to fresh baked bread, brewed coffee and espresso, pastries, muffins, cookies, and quiche. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Montmartre Montmarte serves tasty French bistro classics with a wallet-friendly wine list in a cozy, warm setting. Pets welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Osteria Morini Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables on the outside of the patio at Osteria Morini. The restaurant serves Italian cuisine in a comfortable setting. Menu items include Italian cheese and cured meats platters, wood-grilled Branzino, grilled veal chops, and seasonal pasta dishes. Osteria Morini is open for weekday lunch, weekend brunch, and daily dinner starting at 11:30am Monday - Friday and 11am on Saturday and Sunday. See Details
GCDC Savor a spin on the classic American sandwich. GCDC serves signature and build-your-own grilled cheese sandwiches, plus beer and wine. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Coupe Dogs are welcome at six outdoor tables at this French-American cafe. The Coupe serves breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner daily. Menu items include a grilled cheese sandwich paired with tomato-basil soup, spinach-rhubarb salad, avocado toast, and sriracha glazed wings. Wash it all down with a cortado or tiki punch. The Coupe is open daily from 7am until close. See Details
B DC Penn Quarter Dogs are welcome at more than twenty outdoor tables at this restaurant. B DC Penn Quarter specializes in gourmet burgers and has a large selection of bourbons and craft beers for lunch and dinner. The restaurant also serves Sunday brunch with bottomless Jim Beam bourbon sours and mimosas in addition to breakfast burgers, eggs Benedict, steak and eggs, and Nashville hot chicken and biscuits. B DC is open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - midnight. See Details
Flavio Restaurant Dogs are welcome at the pet-friendly outdoor sidewalk tables at the Italian Flavio Restaurant located in DC's Georgetown neighborhood. Flavio serves Italian food in a modern way. Popular menu items include bruschetta, seafood pizza, lobster Diavolo pizza, and filet mignon. See Details
Trattoria Alberto Dogs are welcome at eight outdoor tables at this Italian restaurant. Trattoria Alberto's menu items include fried calamari, minestrone soup, linguine with clams, veal piccata, and chicken parmesan. Trattoria Alberto is open Monday - Friday 11:30am - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:30pm. See Details
Hook Hall Situated in the heart of Washington, DC, Hook Hall is a traditional tavern and event space. It is a place you go to enjoy a cold beer and catch up with friends, or to find the latest epic pop-up experience. It’s a space designed to transform and transition throughout the day. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint while you enjoy your evening. See Details
Sidamo Coffee and Tea Sidamo Coffee and Tea is a local favorite with a wonderful patio where you and your pup can sit together and surf the free Wi-Fi. See Details
Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy With a casual atmosphere and dog-friendly patio, this Foggy Bottom eatery is a great spot for a burger and a cold beer. Enjoy American comfort food just like mom used to make, including Buffalo chicken tots, lemony shrimp, Angus Beef burgers, baby crab cakes, fish tacos, fiesta taco salad, mac and cheese, and pizza. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends. See Details
The Pub and the People Charming neighborhood restaurant with an extensive local beer list, craft cocktails, and delicious gastropub style American cuisine. Menu includes cauliflower wings, Cuban style sandwiches, pan-seared trout, steak frites, and caramel bread pudding. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio. See Details
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza Though new, this Columbia Heights eatery offering cheap and tasty "New Haven" style pies is already a favorite. Dogs welcome outdoors. See Details
Radiator Dogs are welcome at ten outdoor tables at this cocktail bar. Radiator DC serves whiskeys, handcrafted classic cocktails, and a fine selection of local craft beers and wines. Menu items include plates of olives, charcuterie boards, head-on shrimp, and octopus a la Plancha. Radiator DC is open daily for breakfast, dinner, and drinks. See Details
Busboys and Poets Busboys and Poets is a dog-friendly restaurant intent on making itself a 'space to inspire social change and begin to transform the community and the world.' Visitors to Busboys and Poets can head to one of its fifteen outdoor tables to dig into a plate of Vegan 'Beef' Sliders alongside their canine companion. Busboys and Poets' menu is made up of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan, breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner items. The dishes range from a Chicken Omelette to Sweet Potato Pancakes to starters, salads, soups, sandwiches, hot paninis, burgers, pizza, and plates of Mediterranean Pasta, Crab Cakes, and Fried Chicken. Those with room for dessert can indulge in Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream, Vegan Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Cake. See Details
Shaw's Tavern Shaw's Tavern, located in Washington, DC, is a casual yet trendy gastropub that serves up a variety of 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 and an order of the Fried Green Tomatoes with goat cheese and remoulade. Next, chow down on the Heidenberger topped with Swiss cheese, Shaw's slaw, sauteed onions, and Thousand Island dressing. Or go for the Braised Short Rib Mac and Cheese - red wine-braised short rib, broccolini, and tomato on a bed of smoked gouda mac and cheese. Shaw's Tavern is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 12am, and Saturday through Sunday from 10am to 12am. See Details
Pitango Gelato Gelato spot Pitango Gelato on Pennsylvania Avenue SE has six dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you are can bring your pup along while exploring Washington, DC. Pitango Gelato serves house-made artisanal gelato in flavors like Matcha Green Tea, Vanilla Chocolate Chip, and Blood Orange. You can also get a pick me up in the form of a latte, mocha or espresso, plus a selection of pastries and sweets like Lemon Poppy Pound Cake and Salted Caramel Brownie. 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
Bluestone Lane Logan Circle Café Bluestone Lane is a casual yet trendy cafe-style eatery with a bit of Australian flair that serves up a variety of menu options. Choose from pastries, muffins, baked goods, nut butter, granola, toast, breakfast bowls, soups, sandwiches, juices, coffee concoctions, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you relax and enjoy the day. Try the Avocado Smash with tahini, heirloom cherry tomatoes, feta, sunflower sprouts, extra virgin olive oil, and a poached egg, on Balthazar toast. Sip away on an Aussie Iced Latte - a double shot of espresso poured over milk and ice cream, and finished with fresh coffee beans. See Details
Empress Lounge Well-behaved dogs are welcome at outdoor patio tables at this upscale lounge located at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, DC. Empress Cocktail Lounge serves artisan cocktails, Scotch flights, champagne, and light bites. Menu items include sushi rolls, shrimp cocktail, The Mandarin Oriental Burger and fries, cheese plates, chicken wings, and desserts. Afternoon Tea is served on the weekend; reservations are required. See Details