Dog Friendly Restaurants in Connecticut

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards great restaurants in Connecticut that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Shake Shack
Shake Shack Fantastic burgers, thick shakes, and crinkle-cut fries. They have a dog sundae on the menu and have always brought out water. Leashed Fidos allowed on the patio. See Details
Pet Friendly Jealous Monk
Jealous Monk Jealous Monk features over 30 brews on tap, including regional craft beer, and an extensive selection of bottled and canned beers from across the globe. Food menu offers wings, salads, sandwiches, housemade sausage and brats, and Belgian frites. Outdoor patio and beer garden welcomes leashed dogs. See Details
The Elbow Room The dog-friendly Elbow Room features an eclectic, contemporary American menu featuring soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and hot entrees such as grilled salmon, baby back ribs, lobster mac and cheese, and blackened grouper tacos. Outdoor seating is situated in the heart of West Hartford Center, a great spot to people-watch with your dog as you dine outside. See Details
Flipside Burgers and Bar Feast on a delicious burger with Fido at a dog-friendly patio table. There's even a dog menu that includes chicken and Scooby snacks. See Details
Sea View Snack Bar At Sea View Snack Bar, enjoy fresh clams from a dog-friendly picnic table overlooking Mystic Harbor. Their large menu includes lobster rolls, whole-belly fried clams, crab cakes, bacon cheeseburgers, chili dawgs, fish sandwiches, and other New England favorites. See Details
Stowe's Seafood Stowe's is the epitome of a New England clam shack, serving lobster rolls, fried clams, mussels, fried haddock, and a variety of other seafood options in a friendly, picnic table environment across the street from the beach. Alas, good food at good prices can often mean long lines, so come early, especially since Stowe's closes in the early evening. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. See Details
The Place The Place is "the place" to go for simply prepared, wonderfully fresh grilled steaks and seafood, enjoyed in a truly unique open-air environment. Enjoy your grilled clams, roasted corn, lobster, mussels or ribeye steaks while seated on tree-stumps at large round wooden tables. The Place is BYOB - actually, it's pretty much BYO-whatever you want (bread, salad, your dog). It's only open on summer evenings, so take advantage when you can. See Details
Plan B Burger Bar Plan B specializes in burgers, beer, and bourbon in a fun, polished atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Enjoy delicious bar and grill style eats such as wings, pulled pork sliders, country meatloaf, shepherd's pie, fresh ground burgers, and a wide selection of craft beer, bourbon, and signature cocktails. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday. See Details
The Restaurant at Captain's Cove Enjoy fish and chips or a captain's platter (big enough for 2 and the dog!) while sitting on the water in a casual setting. Outdoor patio tables welcome Fido. See Details
Woodman's Small dogs are welcomed at the outdoor picnic tables. Try the fried clams or fresh seafood selections. See Details
Cracker Barrel Pub Cracker Barrel Pub is a dog-friendly restaurant in Tariffville. They welcome pets at outdoor tables whenever the weather is nice. See Details
Lucky Lou's Bar & Grill Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Wethersfield, CT, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the patio and even gets a doggie menu! They serve modern American fare from their historic building. The menu includes lobster rolls and mac and cheese, burgers, fresh salads, gyros, ribs, and more. See Details
Brendan's 101 Brendan's 101 offers classic pub fare and New England seafood in a historic location with dog-friendly patio seating. The menu features breakfast all day, lobster rolls, burgers, BBQ pork sandwiches, fried jumbo shrimp, Cobb salads, and yummy desserts like coffee cake, banana bread, and double chocolate chip brownies. See Details
Dog Watch Cafe Dog Watch Cafe, located in Stonington, CT, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes alongside a beautiful waterfront view. 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 Tuna Tartare with finely-chopped yellowfin tuna, tamari, cilantro, sesame oil, orange, and wasabi tobiko, served with rice crackers. Next, chow down on the Salmon Sandwich with fresh grilled salmon, lettuce, tomato, and remoulade on toasted ciabatta bread. Or go for the Chicken Pesto Pasta with sauteed chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and creamy pesto sauce over penne pasta. Dog Watch Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 9:30pm. See Details
Liv's Oyster Bar Fantastic seafood at a 1930's cinema that's also dog friendly? You'd better believe it! See Details
Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale Drive-In Lenny & Joe's Fish Tale is a family favorite for fresh seafood - especially if your family includes a dog! See Details
Terra Ristorante Wood-grilled Italian in a lively atmosphere will wet your appetite. Share a summer salad with man's best friend on the patio. See Details
Dish Bar & Grill Located in the heart of downtown Hartford, Dish Bar & Grill offers an array of upscale takes on classic comfort food dishes in a dog-friendly setting. Choose from tasty options such as red wine braised octopus, cast iron chicken cutlet, Maine lobster gnocchi, aged steak, and surf & turf platters. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday, and 11am for Sunday brunch. See Details
Fords Lobster Enjoy fresh seafood and riverfront views at Fords Lobster, located right on the marina. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. See Details
Christopher Martins Christopher Martins has been offering a modern interpretation of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine in a dog-friendly setting for three decades. Menu features Dublin spring rolls, beef stew, pan seared sea bass, roasted rack of lamb, beef short rib, and spinach ricotta ravioli, plus over 20 draft beers. Dogs are welcome at front sidewalk tables. See Details
Capriccio Capriccio is a dog-friendly Italian restaurant located in Stamford, CT. Fido is welcome to join you beside a table on the large sidewalk-facing seating area when you stop by for brunch or dinner. Known as a casual yet trendy eatery, Capriccio serve classic Italian pasta dishes, fresh pizzas, and meat & seafood entrées alongside a generous selection of red and white wine, hard seltzer, and signature cocktails. The brunch menu features savory and sweet crepes, grilled sandwiches and egg-based favorites such as omelettes and eggs Benedict. Don't leave without tasting a decadent dessert or scoop of Italian gelato. See Details
Firefly Hollow Brewing Firefly brews IPAs, Scottish ale, porter, and and several seasonal beers. Dogs are welcome both indoors and outdoors. See Details
Pink Basil Asian (Thai and Japanese) bistro located in the Olde Mistick Village featuring home-cooked Thai cuisine and a sushi bar. They have a spacious shaded patio for outdoor dining that welcomes dogs. See Details
Burger Bar & Bistro Eclectic hamburgers, short rib pot pie, spicy chicken tortilla soup, and chocolate bread pudding. Patio seating welcomes dogs, and a separate menu for Fido is available. See Details