Compiled by Monique Threadgill
Since Austin has the most dog-friendly restaurants per capita, it’s hard to narrow down a list of favorites, but here are a few that are great options for you and your pup:
FRESA’S SOUTH FIRST
Not only is Fresa’s a great place for gathering friends and family, their massive outdoor patio is also a go-to place for people who want to dine with their dogs.
1703 South First fresaschicken.com
Bo at Fresa's South First
JESTER KING BREWERY
After working hard to revise their operation due to COVID, Jester King is open and ready to welcome you and your pup to their fabulous 165 acre adult and puppy playland in the Hill Country.
13187 Fitzhugh Road jesterkingbrewery.com
Along with great food, Loro has a beautiful, large outdoor patio on South Lamar that welcomes dogs and their people.
2115 S Lamar Blvd loroaustin.com
ANGEL’S ICE HOUSE
Just a short drive down Hwy 71 in Spicewood is a hidden gem for people to enjoy food and fun with Fido under the Texas stars. Their expansive outdoor area is the perfect place to entertain you and your pooch.
21815 Hwy 71W angelsicehouse.com
Cosmic Coffee on South Congress has a large dog-friendly patio along with exciting sites for you and your dog to see including a chicken coop and a pond and waterfall garden (but no swimming allowed – the pond is a biological home to many flora and fauna).
121 Pickle Road cosmiccoffeebeer.com
With four locations offering covered, outdoor patios to accommodate people and their pooches, the Texican Cafe has been serving their El Paso-style Tex-Mex for over 30 years to happy Austinites and now folks in Kyle. 11940 Manchaca Rd. / 11066 Pecan Park Blvd. (Cedar Park)
856 Kohlers Crossing (Kyle) / 4141 Capital of Tx Hwy texicancafe.com
Austin Eastciders recently opened up their first restaurant on Barton Springs Road, and they have a huge dog-friendly patio (plus swings for the adults).
1530 Barton Springs Road austineastciders.com