Updated August 2020
Austin is one of the most dog-friendly cities so I had to put together a guide on the best dog-friendly restaurants in Austin that’s approved by Basil!
SEE ALSO: 17 Best Patios In Austin To Wine & Dine
Austin is hitting extreme temperatures right now so please be careful if you do decide to take your dog out to eat. Bring plenty of water!
Fat City Stacks
Fat City Stacks just opened with smashed beef sliders, fried chicken sliders, tots, fries, and soft serve. Go big or go home with the “In the Money” Family Sack, which includes 12 sliders, crinkle fries, tots, and two sauces. There’s a dog-friendly menu with Canine Meatballs made with chicken, parsley, celery, and carrots and the All Dogs Go To Heaven ice cream made with peanut butter and greek yogurt!
Located next to Yard Bar, the off-leash dog park, there’s also a turfed kid play area with games and a covered trellis area to create a space that is both family- and dog-friendly.
6700 Burnet Rd Suite B, fatcitystacks.com
Oakmont Food Company
Oakmont Food Company just opened in Central Austin and there are two spacious patio areas outside that is shaded and dog-friendly!
1106 W 38th St, oakmontfood.com
Easy Tiger has reopened their dog-friendly beer garden at the Lincoln Center – put on a mask, bring the pup, and enjoy craft beer, artisan bread, and more!
6406 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd Suite 1100, easytigerusa.com
Sawyer & Co
Sawyer & Co has one of the cutest dog-friendly patios in Austin with their retro turquoise chairs. Basil and I had weekend brunch there last weekend and loved it!
Right now they’re offering these cute to-go cocktails – I ordered two at the end of my meal to drink at home!
Hours: 10 AM – 8 PM, closed Tuesdays
Happy Hour: dine-in for happy hour from 3:30pm – 6:30pm for food and drink specials!
4827 E Cesar Chavez St, sawyerand.co
Austin Eastciders just opened up their first restaurant on Barton Springs with a huge dog-friendly patio! Stay and dine or get food and a 6-pack to-go for Zilker Park.
Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30am, Sat/Sun 8:30am Close: Sun – Thurs 10pm, Fri/Sat: 11pm. Happy Hour: Mon-Thurs at 2pm-5pm.
Happy hour: Monday – Thursday from 2pm – 5pm and $4 cider pints and $5 select appetizers.
1530 Barton Springs Rd
Basil and I have been to Grizzelda’s many many times for a Tex-Mex dinner and for Sunday brunch. The staff always brings him a big water bowl!
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5 – 9pm
105 Tillery St, grizzeldas.com
Loro has the largest outdoor patio on South Lamar so I had to add it to my list of best dog friendly restaurants in Austin. The patio is perfect for snacking and sipping boozy slushees.
2115 S Lamar Blvd, loroaustin.com
The dog-friendly patio at Bar Peached is nicely shaded thanks to the huge heritage tree and plenty of fans. Come for the happy hour vibes.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday from 5-9 pm and Friday – Saturday 5-10pm.
1315 W 6th St, barpeached.com
Dough Boys (new Italian pizza food truck) along with several other food trucks at the Arbor Food Park in East Austin is pooch friendly. I love the veggie Eastside trip pizza with local oyster mushrooms and garlic cream.
Other food trucks in this space include:
- Rosarito Tacos & Ceviche
- El Tigre
- Cuantos Tacos
1108 E 12th St
Jester King Brewery
Jester King has reopened their 165 acres of land in the Texas Hill Country as a beer-friendly and dog-friendly park!
Hours: Reservation-only system
Reserve date, time, & table online.
- Thursday/Friday: 4-9pm
- Saturday/Sunday: 12-4pm & 5-9pm (closed for sanitizing from 4-5pm).
- Guests will be greeted by a host who will seat them at their reserved table.
- Guests will scan a QR code at their table to order online and retrieve their order from the pick-up zone when they receive a text that it is ready.
- No glassware or cutlery. All draft beer will be served in biodegradable cups. Bottles, cans, and crowlers available.
- Protective face coverings will be required for customers at all times, except while eating and drinking.
- All Jester King staff are required to wear face coverings and gloves as well.
- All surfaces will be routinely cleaned and sanitized. Additionally, the brewery will be doing a hard close between each reservation session for deep cleaning and sanitization.
- 0.5-mile trail will be open for walking
- 2-mile nature trail
- picnic areas
- Six guest limit per table
13187 Fitzhugh Rd
One of my favorite coffee shops in Austin is Cosmic Coffee on South Congress with a large dog-friendly and kid-friendly patio, craft beer, chicken coop, and pond. They also have several food trucks parked in their yard:
- Leroy and Lewis
- Tommy Want Wingy
- Pueblo Viejo
121 Pickle Rd
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters
Basil and I like spending our weekends on Mozart’s huge pet-friendly patio overlooking Lake Austin. Red Bud Isle is also located nearby that’s one of the few off-leash dog parks in Austin – check out my hiking guide here.
3825 Lake Austin Blvd
Black’s BBQ has a small outdoor area with a couple of picnic tables. I was craving a brisket sandwich so we had dinner at Black’s last month.
3110 Guadalupe St
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
Banger’s has probably the biggest outdoor seating area in Austin with a doggy pen for your furry friend while you devour their meatastic brunch with over 100 beers on tap and the manmosa while listening to live music.
79 Rainey Street, bangersaustin.com
Tacos, guacamole, queso, and frozen margaritas with your pup!
Multiple locations, torchystacos.com
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One of my favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Austin for their open outdoor picnic tables and farm-to-table menu!
2027 Anchor Ln, contigotexas.com/restaurant
Most of the Austin breweries are dog-friendly including the Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (The ABGB) in South Austin with a large outdoor space. Check out my list for other taprooms that are dog-friendly with plenty of craft beer options.
1305 W Oltorf St
Yard Bar is a North Austin dog park that also serves up craft cocktails, beer, wine and other n/a drinks. You can sit back and relax (solo or with friends) while your dog runs free in the off-leash, fenced-in dog park. They get to play with their pals while you get to kick back and watch the action. This spot often has fun fun drink features and merch for you and your pup to enjoy as well (try the frozen lemonade!). They also host activities for you and your dog to enjoy together like the annual Puppy Bowl, holiday pawtrait photo booths, fundraising events for dog-related causes and more.
6700 Burnet Rd, yardbar.com
Swing some golf balls and indulge in Topgolf’s decadent brunch. You can bring your dog too!
2700 Esperanza Crossing, topgolf.com/us/austin/
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Café No Sé
Café No Sé inside of South Congress Hotel is dog-friendly along with the hotel itself. Enjoy a California-inspired menu with your furry friends.
1603 S Congress Ave, cafenoseaustin.com
Elizabeth St Cafe
Your furry friend and you will love Elizabeth St Cafe’s French and Vietnamese plates for Sunday (8 am – 2:30 pm). Try the breakfast banh mi, pork belly steamed buns & poached eggs, and house-baked brioche French toast!
1501 S 1st St, elizabethstreetcafe.com
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
Fish, wood-grilled oysters, and surf ‘n’ turf are dished at this laid-back SoCo spot with an open kitchen and shaded patio.
1400 S Congress Ave, perlasaustin.com
Downtown Jo’s serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Grab a seat on their outdoor patio for a front-row seat of downtown Austin. On South Congress? Stop by Jo’s Coffee for an iced turbo before hitting the shops.
Multiple locations, joscoffee.com
Austin Daily Press
Buzzy joint serving creative gourmet sandwiches with picnic-table seating.
1900 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, austindailypress.com
Waterloo Ice House
Waterloo Ice House has been proudly serving fresh food to Austin families since 1976. The local restaurant sources the majority of their produce from over thirty Texas farms and suppliers to produce the freshest, best tasting recipes possible. They have a playground in the backyard for the kiddos and pups!
Multiple locations, waterlooicehouse.com
Relax on the patio and people-watch while dining on gulf shrimp and grits made with homestead heritage grits, housemade andouille, roasted shrimp, spicy bacon and ham jus; golden malted waffles with apple cinnamon preserve, candied pecans, crème fraiche, and chicken fried Lockhart quail & waffles with pink peppercorn maple butter.
Pro Tip: Head inside to The Living Room for a cocktail by the fireplace with your dog!
Trace, 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701, traceaustin.com
Épicerie Cafe & Grocery
Épicerie is the neighborhood cafe and grocery that serves up French-American comfort food in a beautiful, airy space. Sunday brunch includes scrappel, croque madame, biscuits & gravy, eggs benedict, shrimp & grits, and more! Be sure to order the beignets.
2307 Hancock Dr, epicerieaustin.com
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This antique-chic eatery in a historic building features a boozy brunch with the biggest pancakes in Austin. Ask for a seat around the restaurant for a “secret garden-like” atmosphere.
1209 E 11th St, hillsidefarmacy.com
Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile
Jacoby’s weekend brunch (10:30 – 2:00PM) features duck confit migas, country ham schnitzel with poached eggs with smoked Gouda gravy, chicken fried steak & waffles, Kelli’s blueberry bread, buttermilk biscuits, and house sausage gravy.
3235 E Cesar Chavez St, jacobysaustin.com
Ski Shores on Lake Austin and Barton Springs Rd both have a full bar and a dog-friendly patio.
2905 Pearce Rd + 1530 Barton Springs Rd
Did I miss your favorite furry best friend restaurant in Austin? Leave a comment below!