Dog Friendly Restaurants in Iowa

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

Pet Friendly Gazali's
Gazali's Gazali's is a dog-friendly, Mediterranean, counter-serve eatery serving up gyros and other Middle Eastern specialties in Clive, IA. Bring Fido along and try the traditional Lamb Gyro, Spicy Chicken Gyro, or Falafel Sandwich. Walnut or pistachio Baklava is available for dessert, or Hummus for snacking. The usual Greek salads are available as well. Fido is welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Pet Friendly Bar Louie
Bar Louie A self-proclaimed 'eclectic, urban bar,' Bar Louie is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy handcrafted drinks and from scratch dishes in West Des Moines. ten outdoor tables are available to Bar guests wanting to sip alongside their furry friend. Louie's menu is made up of appetizers such as Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Potstickers, Ginger Garlic Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, and Bacon Chophouse Sliders, as well as, flatbreads, burgers, salads, sandwiches, and plates, including Drunken Fish and Chips, Tuscan Chicken Pasta, Blackened Fish Street Tacos, Baked Mac and Cheese, and Voodoo Chicken. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in a Key Lime 'Shiner or Chocolate Cake. See Details
Big Grove Brewery & Taproom Big Grove Brewery and Taproom, located in Iowa City, IA, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious brews and eats. 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 Flash-Fried Cauliflower in your choice of Buffalo, Korean BBQ, or Sesame Ginger. Next, chow down on the Pollo Chipotle Tacos with roasted chicken thigh, chipotle sauce, pepitas, queso fresco, white onion, and cilantro. Or go for the Banh Mi Sandwich with grilled, marinated pork shoulder, sriracha-lime aioli, pickled veggies, jalapeno, and cilantro on a toasted bun. Big Grove Brewery and Taproom is open Sunday through Friday from 11am to 1am, and Saturday from 10am to 1am. Be sure to ask about the special treats available for Fido! See Details
Pullman Bar & Diner Pullman Bar and Diner dishes out Midwestern diner fare with a twist, cocktails, craft brews, and more in an authentic diner space. Bring Fido along to six dog-friendly outdoor tables and choose from menu options including avocado toast, smoothie bowls, cubano sandwiches, a BLT salad, shrimp and grits, local veggie succotash, and more! Pullman Bar and Diner is open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 8am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Bluebird Cafe Bluebird Cafe welcomes dogs at four outdoor tables! This cafe works with locally-sourced food partners in the area to serve up a mellow Midwestern menu. Breakfast is available all day everyday and includes classics like steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, and a wide selection of omelets. Try the Bluebird BQ burger for lunch which comes with bacon, cheddar cheese, fried onions and BBQ sauce. Other favorites include the crab cake po'boy and the portobella salad. Dinner entrees include lasagna, New York strip, meatloaf and more. A fine selection of beer, wine and choice cocktails are available all day in addition to their delectable dessert menu. Bluebird Cafe is open Monday through Sunday 7am to 9pm. See Details
Red's Alehouse Red's Alehouse shares a love for craft drinks and good food by serving a diverse range of craft brews on tap, cocktails, and food menus. Fido will have plenty of space on their large outdoor patio with over twenty dog-friendly tables. The food selection features burgers, steak, seafood, sandwiches, flatbreads, and snacks. Many of their dishes can be modified to be gluten free upon request. Red's serves over a dozen beers on tap with many more by the bottle. You'll also find a diverse list of cocktails and wine. Red's Alehouse is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 9:30pm. See Details
The Mucky Duck Pub The Mucky Duck Pub, located in Ames, IA, is a British-style pub that is family and dog-friendly. 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 Potato Wedges. Next, chow down on the Fish and Chips, or stop in for breakfast and try the Full English Cyclone Breakfast - two eggs, sausage, bacon, black pudding, hash brown or bubble & squeak, mushrooms, grilled tomato, and beans. See Details
Basta Voted the Best Italian Restaurant in Johnson County by readers of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Basta is an upscale pizzeria and ristorante serving up modern Italian cuisine, Napoli-style pizza, and plenty of wine by the bottle or glass just a block away from the Old Capitol. Bring Fido along to several dog-friendly outdoor tables and start out with dates hand-stuffed with Italian sausage and topped with pancetta, Gorgonzola, and Calabrian chile tomato sauce, then go for a Hanger Steak or Margherita pizza. Pasta specials include Crab Spaghetti and Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli. Basta is open seven days a week from 11:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Clyde's Fine Diner Clyde's Fine Diner in Des Moines, IA, is a dog-friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Clyde's serves upscale American cuisine, reimagined diner classics, craft cocktails and more. See Details
Proof Restaurant Proof Restaurant is a dog friendly, fine dining restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Have the staff build a custom menu specifically for you, or choose from one of their menu offerings such as beef tartare, squid ink fettuccine, bone-in Sakura pork chop, gnochetti sardi, and other creative, seasonal items. Reservations are recommended. See Details
Front Street Pub & Eatery Front Street Pub & Eatery, located in Davenport, is Iowa's oldest brewpub. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on their pet-friendly patio. Their modern pub serves their own handcrafted beers and a food menu featuring burgers, sandwiches, tacos, salads and entrees like fish and chips, peach whiskey chicken, and salmon risotto. See Details
Lua Brewing Lua Brewing, located in Des Moines, IA, is a dog friendly microbrewery and restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. The menu offers pub favorites like wings, Tempura Mushrooms, burger, cheese steak, fish and chips, fresh salads, avocado toast and more. See Details
Casa Azul Our dog amigos are welcome in the patio area See Details
Bluebird Diner Bluebird Diner is a hearty cafe serving up Midwestern soul food like Corned Beef Hash and Eggs, The El Lobo Burger topped with chili verde and melted pepper jack cheese, and Honey-Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops. Bring Fido along to the handful of pet-friendly outdoor tables for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Start your day off with Steak and Eggs, or stop by for a burger at lunchtime. Try the signature Bluebird Noodles for dinner: linguine with marinara or alfredo and garlic bread. Coffee, wine, and beer are available as well, including a house-brewed Bluebird Bitter beer. Bluebird Diner is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 7:00am to 8:00pm. See Details
Press Coffee Company Press Coffee Company is a simple coffee house serving up French-pressed coffee, plus tea, espresso, smoothies, and baked goods! Donuts from Daylight Donuts are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Fido is welcome at six dog-friendly outdoor tables, and water bowls are provided outside! Bring him along for a signature French press, or go for an espresso drink. Press Coffee Company is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 6:30am to 7:30pm. See Details
Bread Garden Market & Bakery Bread Garden Market and Bakery in Iowa City is a grocery store with a hot bar serving up specials like chicken tenders, Italian sausage pasta bake, and Asian meatballs, plus plenty of pet-friendly patio seating! Try light fare, Fried Chicken, and Scalloped Corn, grab a bottle of wine from inside the store, and enjoy on the patio with three dog-friendly tables! Bread Garden Market and Bakery is open seven days a week from 6:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
LP Street Food LP Street Food is a dog-friendly eatery in Cedar Rapids, IA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the patio. Adirondack chairs even have hooks to secure a dog leash! The restaurant offers unpretentious but delicious street food creations from around the globe. Have one of the seasonal cocktails with your meal. Visit their Instagram feed to view the daily specials. See Details
Barley's Barley�s in Council Bluffs is a warm bar and grill serving up pub snacks, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, specials, and plenty of craft brews. Bring Fido along to the large, dog-friendly patio and go for a signature Thai Chicken pizza with chili sauce, green onion, tomatoes, and peanuts, or try the Barley Burger with bacon, red onion marmalade, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and choice of cheese. Don�t miss the Fish and Chips with homemade potato chips, and don�t forget to wash it all down with a draft. Barley�s is open seven days a week from 11:00am to 2:00am; the kitchen closes at 11:00pm daily. See Details
Toppling Goliath Brewing Co Toppling Goliath Brewing Co is a dog friendly brewery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Pair one of their small batch brews with a menu item such as wings, baked pretzel, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and more. See Details
Prairie Canary Restaurant & Bar Prairie Canary Restaurant and Bar, located in Grinnell, IA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious New American style fare. 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 Fried Brussels Sprouts with parmesan cheese and chili aioli, then chow down on the Grilled Cheese & Jam Sandwich with cheddar cheese, provolone, herbed goat cheese, strawberry rhubarb jam, kale, and spiced pecans on artisan bread. Or go for the Dirty Canary Burger topped with cheddar cheese, pulled pork, bacon, a fried egg, and spicy fried onions! See Details
St. Kilda St. Kilda is a dog-friendly cafe in Des Moines, IA. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the sidewalk patio. The Australian-style eatery serves breakfast and lunch all day with ample choices. There are several types of coffee available as well as cocktails, wine, juices, smoothies, etc. See Details
BlackStone BlackStone is a dog-friendly American restaurant serving delicious food in a contemporary setting in Iowa City, IA. Fido is welcome to join you at table on the outside patio. BlackStone have a full service bar so enjoy a draft beer, martini, or glass of wine when stopping by for lunch or dinner. Each weekday from 3-6pm Blackstone holds a discounted Whiskey pour, and with over 150 different bottles on site, your tastebuds will be spoiled for choice. See Details
Backpocket Brewing Backpocket Brewing serves a wide range of flavorful Iowa-brewed craft beer in a modern and open atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outside seating. Patrons can choose from 13 taps of traditional and experimental brews before digging into a hearty food menu that includes charcuterie, salads, dips, brick oven specialty pizza, and for dessert, tiramisu and root beer floats. Dogs can join their owners on the spacious outdoor patio. Backpocket Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, and Sunday noon to 6pm. See Details
Jameson's Public House Jameson's Public House hosts six pet-friendly tables where you and your pooch can enjoy a slice of the Emerald Isle. The menu covers Irish and American favorites with sandwiches, salads, bar snacks, and burgers. Some of the special entrees include authentic fare like Bangers and Mash as well as familiar favorites like the Better Than Mom's Meatloaf. Jameson's serves a full bar with drink specials throughout the week. Live music is playing almost every Friday and Saturday with local acts and Irish bands. Jameson's Public House kitchen is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 12am. The bar is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 2am. See Details