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 The Elbow Room
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
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
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
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
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
Captain Scott's Lobster Dock Captain Scott's Lobster Dock serves fantastic Lobster Bisque and other seafood fare that you order from a window and enjoy with your dog at a deck picnic table. 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
Liv's Oyster Bar Fantastic seafood at a 1930's cinema that's also dog friendly? You'd better believe it! See Details
Woodman's Small dogs are welcomed at the outdoor picnic tables. Try the fried clams or fresh seafood selections. 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
Lucky Lou's Bar and Grill Classic American and Italian food served at a historic building in Old Wethersfield. Menu includes lobster sliders, cheeseburgers, chicken pappardelle, and Greek gyros. Spacious patio is dog friendly. 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
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
JP Dempsey's State Street Food & Drink Looking for a cozy, friendly place for drinks or dinner, then make JP Dempsey's State Street Food & Drink your destination in New haven. Their diverse menu offers fried calamari, penne al vodka, lobster rolls, Parisian pepper burgers, Buffalo chicken pizza, and roast beef wraps. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. 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
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
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
Capriccio Capriccio offers a slice of Italy in the heart of Stamford. Bring Fido along for a taste of Tuscanny! See Details
Pizzetta Build your own pizza, order a specialty, or try a buffalo chicken panini or short rib sliders. Dogs welcome on back patio. See Details
It's Only Natural Restaurant Renowned as one of Connecticut's best vegan eateries, It's Only Natural serves health-conscious dishes such as Buffalo style cauliflower, southern fried tofu, California wraps, vegan shepherd's pie, and yam quesadillas, plus organic cocktails and apple wine. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. 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