8 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Houston

Pups on the patio
June 20, 2014
by Marcy de Luna

That face. That cry. Next time you go out for a meal, take Fido with you at these eight pet-friendly restaurants.

Tiny Boxwoods
We love the serene vibe at this urban oasis, which overlooks a well-manicured lawn and garden. Both family- and dog-friendly, the cafe patio is perfect for relaxing with all of your kids. Sip sangria and dine on a buffalo burger. Make sure to save room for the homemade chocolate chip cookies.

Gratifi Kitchen and Bar
Dogs on a leash are always welcome on the patio at this casual Montrose neighborhood restaurant. There's no need to tease your pooch with your ancho-braised short ribs or mouthwatering burger. Instead, order Spot his own doggie dinner and housemade treats with bacon.

Barnaby's Cafe
Named for the owner's childhood dog, pets are welcome at all six locations of this low-key dining spot. Graze on a giant salad or tasty burger and wash it down with a refreshing glass of lemonade. Your hot dog will stay hydrated too with the provided water bowl.

Backstreet Cafe
Bring your canine friend with you when you dine on coffee-crusted tenderloin and shrimp and grits. The Southern hospitality here extends to your four-legged friend on the front patio and spacious New Orleans-style courtyard in back.

Christian's Tailgate
While hamburger aficionados flock to this sports bar for its delicious burgers, pet-lovers love it just the same. Dogs can eat right along with you thanks to a special doggie menu.

BB's Cafe
At all but the Montrose location of this budget-friendly Cajun joint, you can nosh on a monster shrimp po' boy while your dog feasts on biscuits and milk.

Tony Mandola's
Sit outside with your dog at this seafooder while you get your fill of Gulf Coast and Italian food. They offer a water bowl for your pup to quench his thirst.

Eleven XI
Party with your pup on the 1,600-sq.-ft. patio of the Montrose-area restaurant. Dig into entrees like pecan-smoked babyback ribs and whole fish, or the brunch favorite: the colossal XI Madame (speck, sopressata, prosciutto, smoked duck breast, fried egg and cheesy sauce on challah toast).

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