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 Snookies Malt Shop
Snookies Malt Shop Snookies Malt Shop welcomes dogs and scoops up tasty desserts that the locals love. See Details
Pet Friendly Big Grove Brewery & Taproom
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. See Details
Front Street Brewery Front Street Brewery is a dog-friendly brewpub that has been serving the Davenport area for 18 years and is Iowa's oldest brew pub. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on their outdoor, covered patio. Their modern pub menu offers peach whiskey chicken, baked mac and cheese, banh mi, Cajun burgers, black sesame Ahi tuna, and slow roasted BBQ pork nachos. Wash it down with a craft IPA, porter, stout, or cherry ale. See Details
The View Restaurant and Bar Located at Hawkeye Marina at Mud Lake, The View Restaurant and Bar offers a menu of pizza, burgers, and sandwiches, views of the Mississippi, cold beer, and a handful of dog-friendly patio tables! Bring Fido along and go for specials like Taco Pizza with taco meat, tortilla chips, lettuce, tomato, and taco sauce, Original Philly Cheesesteak, or The Platter with fried shrimp, onion rings, boneless wings, beer curds, and chicken planks. You can even park your boat here! The View Restaurant and Bar is open Thursday through Sunday from 11:00am to late April through September, and Fridays 4:00 to late and Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to late October through March. See Details
Smokey Row Coffee Smokey Row Coffee on Cottage Grove Avenue has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables where you are welcome to sit with your dog. This coffee shop has a full coffee and espresso bar, with specialty drinks like Hot Fudge Mocha, Snicker Bar Latte, and Mint Mocha. They also offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Stop in early for the Denver Sandwich or the Good Morning Bagel. There are paninis, soups, salads, wraps, and sandwiches including the Smoked Ham Crossaint, Chicken Caesar Bagel, and Malibu-Chicken-ini. For something sweet, there are ice cream floats, sundaes, and shakes. Get the best of both worlds with Java Freeze. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Gazali's Gazali�s is a Mediterranean counter-serve eatery serving up gyros and other Middle Eastern specialties and featuring a handful of dog-friendly outdoor tables! 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. Gazali�s is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:00pm. 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
Felix & Oscars Restaurant Felix and Oscar�s (or F & O�s) is an authentic deep-dish pizza joint also serving up pasta, thin crust pies, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Bring Fido along to the dog-friendly outdoor seating area and start off with the signature Nasty Fries, smothered with Italian grinder meat, pepper jack cheese, and jalapenos! Then choose from pizza specials like Taco Pizza, Bacon Cheeseburger, and the Oscar: American and mozzarella cheese, ham, pepperoni, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, and house Italian dressing. Don�t miss pasta entrees like the Baked Cavatelli with meatballs or Baked Penne! Felix and Oscar�s is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch and 4:00pm to late for dinner, Saturday from 11:00am to late, and Sunday from 9:00am to late. See Details
Driftwood Driftwood Pub offers a menu of American seafood, burgers, sandwiches, steak, and pasta, a full bar, and a dog-friendly patio with views of the Mississippi River! Bring Fido along to the casual establishment and try the signature street-style Fish Tacos with cabbage, pico de gallo, and avocado creme sauce. Don�t miss the Chicken Kiev entree stuffed with butter, parsley, and onions, then fried and topped with mushroom cream sauce! Plenty of signature cocktails, martinis, and beers are available as well. Driftwood Pub is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. 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
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
Casa Azul Our dog amigos are welcome in the patio area See Details
One Twenty Six Inspired by European travels and sourced by local Iowan farmers, One Twenty Six is a French-influenced bistro serving up classics like the Natural Beef Hanger Steak and Butternut Squash in Phyllo. Fido is welcome at the dog-friendly outdoor seating area! Bring him along and try Maryland Crabcakes to start, then go for Etouffe, Chicken Bourgogne, or Gnocchi with Blue Crab. Make sure to order a bottle of wine to pair with your meal! One Twenty Six is open in Iowa City from 11:00am to 2:00pm for lunch Monday through Saturday and 5:00 to 9:30pm for dinner. See Details
Noodles & Company Noodles & Company on S Clinton Street has two pet-friendly tables where you are welcome to dine with your dog. Noodles & Company has noodle and pasta dishes with an international flare. You can get Asian dishes like Japanese Pan Noodles, Italian bowls including Spaghetti and Meatballs, and comfort food meals like Wisconsin Mac and Cheese. Most of the entrees can be made gluten-free. Salads, soups, and shareable items including Korean BBQ Meatballs, Potstickers, and Cheesy Garlic Bread. Check out the rotating specials and you might find Buffalo Mac and Cheese and Pasta Fresca. Bringing the kids with your too? No problem. Noodles & Company has kids meals. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up while you go inside to order. See Details
Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar, located at SW 9th Street, Des Moines, is a casual joint that serves up daiquiris in every flavor imaginable. Choose from options like Pina Colada, White Russian, Margarita, Amaretto and Pineapple, Banana Banshee, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their one pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your day. Order anywhere from a 12oz to a 40oz drink - perfect for a quiet day with family, or a crazy night with friends! See Details
Big Dave and Holly's Tasty menu includes burgers, wraps, hot dogs, and soft serve ice cream and sundaes for dessert. Outside picnic tables with views of the Mississippi are dog friendly. See Details
7 Hills Brewing Company 7 Hills Brewing Company, located in Dubuque, IA, is a casual brewpub that serves up a variety of delicious brews and tasty eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day. Start off with a cold beer (of course) and an order of the Fried Pickles served with chipotle mayo for dipping. Next, chow down on the Bockberries Burger topped with bacon, creamy goat cheese spread, berry compote, and balsamic glaze. Or go for the Richie Rich Pretzel Crust Pizza topped with spinach cream sauce, lump crab meat, spinach, fire-roasted tomatoes, red onions, and balsamic drizzle. 7 Hills Brewing Company is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Jason's Deli Jason's Deli on University Avenue is home to pet-friendly tables, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy soups, salads, garden fresh salad, and for vegetarian hounds, a number of meatless eats. If meatless eats sounds good to you, then indulge in their black bean taco salad: mixed salad greens and organic blue corn chips, topped with black bean and roasted corn mix, and garnished with cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and Southwest spices, served with salsa on the side. Whether you are hungry for a fresh salad, sandwich, or dessert, you'll find your fix at Jason's Deli. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Kickstand Kickstand is a bike-themed burger joint in Cedar Rapids serving up big burgers, chicken sandwiches, wraps, seafood, all-day breakfast, and bar bites. Several dog-friendly outdoor tables are perfect for Fido! Bring him along and try Kickstand Tots topped with cheddar jack cheese and bacon, then go for the Bacon Egg and Cheeseburger with steak fries or the Pork Tenderloin Sandwich. Breakfast sandwiches and burritos are available as well! Kickstand is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 12:00 midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 12:00 midnight. See Details
Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is a funky, artsy spot for coffee, tea, breakfast, and baked goods in Des Moines. Dogs are welcome at front benches or on the patio during summer months. Try classic espresso beverages or the signature Cafe Zanzibar with steamed milk, whipped cream, and cinnamon sprinkles, or go for a seasonal special like Hand-Squeezed Rose Lemonade. Plenty of tea choices are available as well, plus breakfast entrees like the Linda Special toast topped with cream cheese, onions, and melted cheese. Under no circumstances are dogs allowed inside. Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 8:00am to 6:00pm. 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
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
Tastee Inn & Out Tastee Inn & Out serves American classics at their walk-up window, which you can enjoy with Fido at an outdoor table. 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