Dog Friendly Waterfront 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 waterfront restaurants in Illinois that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Waterfront Cafe
Waterfront Cafe Located just minutes from downtown, The Waterfront Cafe is housed in a historic landmark coach house attached to on of the few remaining mansions that once lined Chicago's Lakefront. Menu offers salads, wraps, and hearty entrees. Outside patio is dog friendly and features breathtaking views. See Details
Pet Friendly Docks Bar and Grill
Docks Bar and Grill Enjoy scenic water views while sampling a menu that includes burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, and house favorites like cheese lasagna, meatloaf, and boneless pork chops. Deck seating allows dogs. See Details
The Broken Oar The Broken Oar Marina Bar and Grill is a bar and grill serving a variety of dishes along the water. The Broken Oar has Dine With Your Dog Night on its lawn every Monday, May through September, after 6pm. Dinner with your dog features two dollar burgers, two dollar domestic bottles and two dollar domestic drafts. Dogs are only allowed at The Broken Oar during Dine With Your Dog Nights. See Details
Red Dog Grill Red Dog Grill 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 to sit and enjoy a meal. The Grill's menu includes a range of appetizers, salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizzas, fresh seafood, and hot dogs. Frequent visitors rave about the views of the marina and recommend ordering the Spicy Honey Chicken wrap and a side of onion rings. Red Dog Grill is open seven days a week from 11am to 9pm." See Details
The Decatur Beach House The Decatur Beach House offers a variety of delicious surf and turf dishes, including crab cakes, gumbo, Buffalo chicken sandwiches, Alaskan king crab legs, Norwegian salmon, New York strip steak, and linguine with roasted red pepper sauce. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck during the summer months. Call ahead to ensure availability. 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
The Dock The Dock, located in Chicago, IL, is a casual beach bar that serves up a variety of tasty fare. 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 and an order of the Cheese Curds - beer-battered with cheddar, pickled jalapeno and onion, served with ranch dressing. Next, chow down on the Fish Tacos with blackened whitefish, cabbage, and lime aioli. Or go for the BBQ Pork Banh Mi with BBQ pulled pork, Asian slaw, cilantro, pickled jalapenos, and onions. The Dock is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 10pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Riva Restaurant Offering breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, Riva Restaurant is a pet-friendly restaurant located on Navy Pier. Visitors wanting to take in the waterfront views and order a glass of wine alongside Fido can sit at one of its many outdoor tables. Its menu includes seafood, steak, and daily specials. Frequent visitors to Riva recommend you ""sit"" for the Lobster Corn Bisque and ""stay"" for a massive slice of chocolate cake. Riva is open Sunday through Saturday for lunch from 11:30am to 3:00pm, and for dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday from 5:00pm to 10:30pm and Saturday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. Its cafe is open Sunday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm." See Details
The Tropics Located next to pristine lake trails and a local park, The Tropics is a pet-friendly waterfront restaurant frequented by locals and tourists alike. Visitors to The Tropics with Fido in tow can head to one of its many tables on its outdoor patio to enjoy their meal. The Tropics' menu includes daily specials such as Smoked Fish Dip, and Lobster Grilled Cheese, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pizzas, baskets of Clam Strips, Fried Scallops, and Chicken Tenders, as well as entrees such as the Fish Fry and the Broasted Chicken. Frequent visitors rave about its deck overlooking North Point Marina and Lake Michigan and recommend ordering the Shrimp Basket and a Mai Tai. The Tropics opens Monday through Thursday at 11:30am and Friday and Saturday at 11:00am. See Details
The Metalwood Grille Located within the historic McHenry Country Club, The Metalwood Grille is a pet-friendly restaurant for waterfront dining along the Fox River in McHenry, IL. See Details