50 restaurants where you can take your dog in Austin
It’s no secret that Austin is a dog-friendly city — especially when it comes to taking our four-legged friends with us to eat out. A recent ranking by personal finance site WalletHub declared our canine-crazy town the country’s fourth most pet-friendly and its top dog when it comes to pet-friendly restaurants per capita.
Not all restaurants in Austin allow dogs, however. Which eateries here will allow our pups to join us? Here’s an extensive, though not comprehensive, list of places you can go with your leashed fur baby.
The ABGB. 1305 W. Oltorf St. 512-298-2242, TheABGB.com.
Austin Terrier. Well, it’s right in the name — the neighborhood bistro loves dogs and will have big water bowls and a treat jar for them. 3435 Greystone Drive. 512-369-3751, AustinTerrier.com.
Banger’s. Renovations at this craft beer bar will reestablish its popular dog park in the latter months of 2018. 79 Rainey St. 512-386-1656, BangersAustin.com.
Barton Springs Saloon. 424 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-482-9673, BartonSpringsSaloonATX.com.
Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches. 3220 Manor Road. 512-401-3025, BatchATX.com.
BB Rover's Cafe and Pub. 12636 Research Blvd. 512-355-9504, BBRovers.com.
Billy’s on Burnet. 2105 Hancock St. 512-407-9305, BillysOnBurnet.com.
Black Sheep Lodge. 2108 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-707-2744, BlackSheepLodge.com.
Bouldin Creek Café. 1900 S. First St. 512-416-1601, BouldinCreek.com.
Brentwood Social House. 1601 W. Koenig Lane. 512-362-8656, BrentwoodSocial.com.
The Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen. 6015 Dillard Circle. 512-524-0323, TheBrewtorium.com.
Cane Rosso. The name of this Neapolitan-style pizzeria means "red dog” in Italian, and the Austin location of this Dallas-based chain is often the site of adoption events. 4715 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-904-0534, CaneRosso.com/Austin.
Casa de Luz. Your dog doesn’t have to be on a vegan, organic or gluten-free diet to accompany you to this South Austin restaurant focused on community. 1701 Toomey Road. 512-476-2535, CasaDeLuz.org.
Cenote. 6214 Cameron Road. 512-814-0993, CenoteAustin.com.
Cipollina. 1213 W. Lynn St. 512-477-5211, Cipollina-Austin.com.
Contigo. 2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, ContigoTexas.com/Restaurant.
Crown and Anchor Pub. 2911 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-322-9168, CrownAndAnchorPub.com.
Draught House. 4112 Medical Parkway. 512-452-6258, DraughtHouse.com.
Easy Tiger. 709 E. Sixth St. 512-614-4972, EasyTigerAustin.com.
El Chilito. Get your taco fix taken care of via takeout or at outdoor picnic tables at this local chain. 6425 Burnet Road, 512-465-2718; 2219 Manor Road, 512-382-3797; 1623 E. Seventh St., 512-334-9660; and 4501 Manchaca Road, 512-369-3518, ElChilito.com.
El Mercado. 1302 S. First St. 512-447-7445, ElMercadoRestaurant.com.
Fresa’s South 1st. The Mexican restaurant maintained the massive, dog-friendly patio when it took over the former Freddie’s Place. 1703 S. First St. 512-992-2946, FresasChicken.com.
G'Raj Mahal Cafe and Lounge. Much of Rainey Street is dog-friendly, including this Indian restaurant. 73 Rainey St. 512-480-2255, GrajMahalAustin.com.
Hank’s. The Windsor Park follow-up to the closed-down Henri’s has a patio so beautiful you’ll be drooling. Your dog will just be thankful it’s covered. 5811 Berkman Drive. 512-609-8077, HanksAustin.com.
The Hightower. 1209 E. Seventh St. 512-524-1448, TheHightower.com.
Hill’s Cafe. This longtime South Austin restaurant has a large garden seating area with water for dogs. 4700 S. Congress Ave. 512-851-9300, HillsCafe.com.
Jo’s Coffee. 242 W. Second St., 512-469-9003; 1300 S. Congress Ave., 512-444-3800. JosCoffee.com.
Juliet Italian Kitchen. One of the prettiest patios in town welcomes your leashed pup. 1500 Barton Springs Road. 512-479-1800, juliet-austin.com.
The Local Post. 7113 Burnet Road. 512-375-5599, TheLocalPost.pub.
Maudie’s Milagro. It’s always a miracle when you can bring the whole family to dine out, thanks to a large patio. 8501 N. Capital of Texas Highway. 512-306-8080, Maudies.com.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill. 512-236-9599, MoonshineGrill.com.
Moontower Saloon. 10212 Manchaca Road. 512-712-5661, MoontowerSaloon.com.
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters. Because what could be better than lounging, with your pooch nearby, on a massive deck overlooking Lake Austin? 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. 512-477-2900, MozartsCoffee.com.
North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery. 10010 N. Capitol of Texas Highway, 512-467-6969; 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Suite D, 512-301-6969. NXNWBrew.com.
Pelons Tex-Mex. 802 Red River St. 512-243-7874, PelonsTexMex.com.
Perla’s Seafood and Oyster Bar. 1400 S. Congress Ave. 512-291-7300, PerlasAustin.com.
Pieous. 166 Hargraves Drive. 512-394-7041, facebook.com/Pieous.
Pour House Pub. 6701 Burnet Road, Suite A3. 512-294-2279, PourHousePubAustin.com.
Quack’s 43rd St. Bakery. 411 E. 43rd St. 512-453-3399, QuacksBakery.com.
Radio, Coffee and Beer. The South Austin coffee shop has ample outdoor seating and food trucks parked nearby. 4208 Manchaca Road. 512-394-7844, RadioCoffeeandBeer.com.
Red’s Porch. 3508 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-440-7337; 4200 B Braker Lane, 512-236-5436. RedsPorch.com.
Shake Shack. Dogs aren’t just welcome at both locations; they can eat, too: either the Pooch-ini (featuring a dog biscuit, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard) or bags of dog biscuits. 1100 South Lamar Blvd., Suite 2100, 512-717-0430; 11228 Domain Drive, 512-717-0422. ShakeShack.com.
Scholz Garten. 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-394-7511, ScholzGarten.com.
Second Bar + Kitchen. It’s a prime place for people-watching, if your dog’s into that sort of thing. 200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, SecondBarKitchen.com.
Ski Shores Cafe. The casual Lake Austin restaurant is all outdoors. 2905 Pearce Road. 512-394-7511, skishoresaustin.com.
Tamale House East. 1707 E. Sixth St. 512-495-9504. Twitter.com/TamaleHouseEast.
Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse. 1530 Barton Springs Road. 512-476-0100, UncleBillys.com.
Yard Bar. The ultimate hangout for Austinites and their canines, the outdoor space features a large fenced-in dog park and a cluster of picnic benches underneath shade trees. Yard Bar offers a full bar and a food menu of snacks and sandwiches. 6700 Burnet Road. 512-900-3773, YardBar.com.
Yard House. 11800 Domain Drive. 512-836-0174, YardHouse.com.
Zax. 312 Barton Springs Road. 512-481-0100, www.ZaxAustin.com.