Dog Friendly Restaurants in Illinois

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 Illinois that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar in Naperville is a dog-friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They serve handcrafted American food and drink with seasonally-inspired ingredients. When you walk in, you get a small town vibe from the warm, caring service and the rustic social setting. It's a great place to get together with friends, family and Fido! See Details
Pet Friendly Big Star
Big Star Big Star serves fancy tacos in a cool atmosphere, with a walk-up window that allows you to bring your pup. See Details
Miss Kitty's The Grape Escape Miss Kitty's The Grape Escape is a dog-friendly restaurant located in Galen, IL. Fido is welcome to join you in the outdoor seating area. They offer a wine bar, delicious martinis as well as other spirits and beer. See Details
Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery, located in Springfield, IL, serves traditional American favorites in a lively and modern setting that offers dog-friendly outside tables. Patrons can appease their appetites with tasty options such as Cobb salad, pulled pork nachos, Scotch eggs, lamb burgers, margherita chicken flatbread, roast beef or ham and cheese sandwiches, reubens, fish and chips, bacon-wrapped smoked meatloaf, blackened salmon, bangers and mash, and Cajun style shrimp with andouille sausage. The outdoor beer garden and dining area welcomes well-behaved dogs. See Details
Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works is a dog-friendly gastrobrewpub serving craft beer and fresh twists on American pub favorites. Visitors to the restaurant wanting to dig into a plate of beer-battered asparagus can head to one of Brew Work's fifteen outdoor tables to enjoy their meal and a beer alongside their furry friend. Its menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches, stone oven pizza, pasta, chicken, pork, steak, and seafood entrees, burgers, brunch dishes, and signature dishes such as Thai Fried Chicken, Jambalaya, and Beer-Battered Fish and Chips. Frequent visitors rave about the cheesy mashed potatoes and recommend ordering the carrot cake to top off your meal. Destihl Restaurant and Brew Works is open Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm, Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 9:30pm, Friday from 10:30am to 10:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 10:30pm. See Details
Firefly Grill Firefly Grill is a dog-friendly, modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of Kristie Lake. It's an oasis of American fresh cuisine in the heart of the Midwest. Fido is welcome at outdoor tables. Firefly’s menu changes daily - they are farm-to-table and strive for sustainability. See Details
312 Chicago This Italian spot, located in the pet-friendly Allegro Royal Sonesta Hotel, is a favorite for diners in the Chicago Loop. Leashed dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio during the summer months. See Details
Quigley's Irish Pub Quigley's Irish Pub, located in Naperville, IL, is a dog-friendly, neighborhood Irish pub where Fido is welcome to join you at a table on their outdoor patio during the warmer months. He'll even get his own dog menu to order from! Quigley's offers a combo of Irish and American dishes, including Irish lamb stew, corned beef and cabbage, Angus beef burgers, and Buffalo chicken sandwiches. Please note only half of their patio is pet friendly, located on the west side of the restaurant. See Details
Prairie Street Brewing Company Located along the Rock River in downtown Rockford, Prairie Street Brewing Co. is a dog-friendly spot to grab a handcrafted meal and a local beer. Visitors to the Brewing Co. looking to dine along the river can sit with their canine at one of its outdoor tables. Prairie Street's menu includes dishes such as the Coney Island Dog, Apple BBQ Chicken, Poutine with Mushroom and Swiss, and the Cheesecake of the Week, as well as burgers, tacos, sandwiches, nachos, seafood, steaks, flatbreads, salads, soups, desserts, and more. Frequent visitors to Prairie Street Brewing Co. recommend ordering a pasta dish and the cheese curds and saving room for a Beer Ice Cream Sandwich or a Root Beer Float. The Brewpub is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 10pm. The Dockside Taproom is open Mondy and Tuesday from 3pm to 12am, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 12am, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 2am and Sunday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Red Dog Grill Red Dog Grill in Ottawa, IL, is a dog-friendly waterfront restaurant serving American and seafood cuisine with the motto "food and fun under one woof." Guests with furry friends are welcome to take their pup onto the self-proclaimed, very dog-friendly outdoor patio. The menu includes a range of appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, fresh seafood, and hot dogs. See Details
The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern Inspired by the comedy Billy Madison, The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern is a dog-friendly eatery aiming to ""deliver a familiar and approachable product in exciting and unexpected ways."" Dog owners with a hankering for a plate of barbecue can head to one of The Blue Duck's six outdoor tables to enjoy their meal while their canine lounges underfoot. The Tavern's menu includes house-smoked meats in appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, and rice bowls. It also serves draft beers from regional microbreweries, wines, whiskeys, and more. Frequent visitors recommend ordering the Chili Con Mac and a slice of Key Lime or Bacon Pecan pie. The Blue Duck Barbecue Tavern is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday from 4:30am to 10:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm." See Details
Trails Edge Brewing Company Trails Edge Brewing Company, located in Frankfort, IL, is a casual brewpub that serves up a variety of delicious grub and even features a dog menu! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while both enjoy your meals. For your pup, they have a hot dog (with no bun), sliced turkey breast, or chicken breast. For you, there's cold beer, appetizers, and sandwiches with barbeque flair. See Details
Public Landing Restaurant Enjoy outdoor dining at it's finest on the beautiful and spacious dog-friendly patio. The Public Landing Restaurant is located in the historic Gaylord Building, 1 of only 28 National Trust Historic Sites in the entire country! Well behaved pooches welcome anytime. Yappetizer Menu for dogs. After your meal, wind down with a walk along the old I&M Canal or through the Lincoln Landing Park. Easily accessible by all major expressways. See Details
Moe Joe's Moe Joe's is a dog friendly authentic Cajun cuisine eatery in the heart of historic downtown Plainfield. Favorites include jambalaya, Creole shrimp, crawfish etouffee, and po boy sandwiches. Patio seating is dog friendly and there's even a doggie menu. See Details
Docks Bar and Grill Docks Bar and Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Wauconda, IL where Fido can join you at a table on the outdoor deck. Their dog menu includes chicken and hamburger options! Dog owners can enjoy burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, and house favorites like cheese lasagna, meatloaf, and boneless pork chops. See Details
Vickie's Place Vickie's Place, located in McHenry, IL, is a casual waterfront bar and eatery that serves up a variety of tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables, and your pup can dine with you from The Pooch Porch menu. Start off with an order of the Loaded Cheese Fries topped with cheddar, mozzarella, bacon, barbecue sauce, chipotle ranch, and ranch sauce. Or go for the Fish Tacos - two flour tortillas filled with Corona-battered cod, chipotle ranch, lettuce, tomato, and cilantro. Vickie's Place is open Sunday through Friday from 11am to 10pm, and Saturday from 11am to 10:30pm. See Details
Crosstown Pub & Grill Crosstown Pub & Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Naperville, IL. The menu offers tasty wings, big and juicy burgers, and fantastic flatbreads. Patio seating allows dogs. See Details
Girl in the Park Girl in the Park serves a flavorful array of handcrafted eats in a casual and contemporary setting with dog-friendly outside tables. Patrons can satisfy their hunger on menu options such as housemade chili, chicken Caesar salad, pork wings, reubens, meatball sandwiches, sweet and spicy burgers, margarita pizza, hanger steak, and fall off the bone ribs. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the outdoor patio. Girl in the Park is open from 11am to 11pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, 11am to 1am Thursday, 11am to 2am Friday, 11:30am to 2am Saturday, 11:30am to 10pm Sunday, and is closed Monday. See Details
The Corner Pub and Grill The Corner Pub and Grill is a self-proclaimed modern day version of a traditional Springfield neighborhood pub. Visitors to the award-winning Pub and Grill looking to dig into a plate of Stuffed Pretzel Pub Rolls while their furry friend lounges underfoot can do so at one of its seven outdoor tables. The Corner Pub and Grill serves appetizers, salads, horseshoes, Build Your Own Mac plates, burgers, pizzas, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, and grinders, along with wine, beer, and cocktails. Specialty alcoholic drinks include Pub Lemonade, the Cherry Life Saver, the Legendario Margarita, and more. The Corner Pub and Grill is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to 1am. Its full menu is served until 10pm and on Friday and Saturday pizza and appetizers are served until 12am. See Details
DAWG PARK Gourmet Grill DAWG PARK Gourmet Grill in Glenview, IL, serves up American fast-food fusion with Asiatic style in a restaurant that is not only dog friendly but dog-themed and welcoming to all well-behaved canines outdoors and indoors. You can enjoy classic diner fare served out of stainless steel bowls. See Details