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19 Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Austin

August 16, 2020

Updated August 2020

Dog Friendly Restaurants Austin

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! 

 

Oakmont Fod Company in Austin Texas

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

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 - dog friendly restaurants in Austin

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

SEE ALSO: 24 Spots With The Best Brunch In Austin, Updated 2020

 

Austin Eastciders on Barton Springs Rd in Austin Texas

Eastciders

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

 

 Grizzelda's brunch - best dog friendly restaurants in Austin

Grizzelda’s

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 - dog friendly restaurant in Austin

Loro

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

 

Koko at Bar Peached in Austin

Bar Peached

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 - food truck in Austin

Dough Boys

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 in Austin Texas

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

  • Thursday-Sunday:

Reserve date, time, & table online.

  • Thursday/Friday: 4-9pm
  • Saturday/Sunday: 12-4pm & 5-9pm (closed for sanitizing from 4-5pm).

COVID-19 regulations:

  • 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.

Cost: free

Popular for: 

  • 0.5-mile trail will be open for walking
  • 2-mile nature trail
  • picnic areas
  • Six guest limit per table

Dog-friendly? Yes.

13187 Fitzhugh Rd

 

Cosmic Coffee

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

SEE ALSO: Best Coffee Shops In Austin, Sorted By Neighborhood

 

Black's BBQ - dog friendly restaurants in Austin

Black’s BBQ

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

 

Basil Basil

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

SEE ALSO: Banger’s Ultimate Sunday Brunch for Meat Lovers

 

Torchy's Tacos

Torchy’s Taco

Tacos, guacamole, queso, and frozen margaritas with your pup!

Multiple locations, torchystacos.com

SEE ALSO: 16 Best Tacos In Austin, Updated 2020

 

Contigo Austin | dog friendly restaurants in Austin

Contigo

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

SEE ALSO: 4 Ways To Help Support Austin Pets Alive!

 

The ABGB

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

Yard Bar

Yard Bar is Austin’s first boozy canine park that is a restaurant, bar, and dog park all-in-one! The menu includes shared snacks, sandwiches, salads, soup, sweets, beers on-tap, wines, and cocktails. They even have beef sliders and ice cream for the doggies! The space includes an off-leash dog park with agility equipment, mister fans and large trees for shade.

6700 Burnet Rd, yardbar.com

 

Topgolf Austin

Topgolf Austin

Swing some golf balls and indulge in Topgolf’s decadent brunch. You can bring your dog too!

2700 Esperanza Crossing, topgolf.com/us/austin/

SEE ALSO: Ladies Brunch At Topgolf Austin

 

Brunch at Cafe No Se

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

SEE ALSO: Ultimate Guide to the Best Downtown Austin Restaurants

 

Elizabeth Street Cafe

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 Restaurant | dog friendly restaurants in Austin

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

 

Jo's Coffee - best dog friendly restaurants in Austin

Jo’s Coffee

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 | dog friendly restaurants in Austin

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 | Dog Friendly Restaurants Austin

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

 

Brunch at Trace

TRACE

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

 

Epicerie - Dog Friendly Restaurants Austin

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

SEE ALSO: A Day In The Life Of A Cheesemonger

 

Hillside Farmacy

Hillside Farmacy

Hillside Farmacy

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

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

Ski Shores

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!

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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