The 7 Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Austin

By Megan Giller  |  July 1, 2014

If your dog is smart enough to love a gourmand like you, he probably has excellent taste in food as well. Bring him to your next outing at one of these dog-friendly locales.

The Downtown W Hotel boasts a fab patio with shade for your dog as well as special yogurt-peanut-butter ice cream and cookies (the pup above is ready to chow down).

Red’s Porch


In the thick of summer, cool down on Red’s outdoor second story with plenty of misters and a burger for you, and water bowls for your pet.



Your dog will make at least seven new friends in the Rainey Street spot’s enclosed dog run (or onstage, like above) while you nosh on sausage sandwiches and guzzle craft beer. Don’t forget to get your pup her own Woof Wurst sausage, made out of pork, beer and vegetables.

Dog & Duck
The hidden back patio at this classic British pub provides shade for you and your best friend, as well as big picnic tables to accommodate the rest of your group. Plus, dog is in the name. (We can't vouch for its duck-friendliness.)

Salty Sow
The enormous outdoor area at the East Austin gastropub beckons canines and humans alike, and the duck-fat fries will keep you coming back.

Live Oak BBQ


Yes, your puppy will watch you intently as you clean your plate, and he’ll be even happier when you toss him a bone (or two).

Opal Divine’s
Both the Penn Field and Midway locations offer enormous patios fit for a pup at playtime. Grab a craft beer and a basket of fries while you’re at it.