The Best Dog Friendly
Patios in Dallas
Katy Trail Ice House
This place doesn't even need an introduction in our book. The beer garden of all
Texas beer gardens, The Ice House is positioned right off of the historic Katy Trail and features fans to keep you and your pup cool while you sip on a Texas sized beer.
It’s not unusual for dogs to outnumber people at this Uptown dog park/outdoor eatery. If you needed to know how this ranks among our pet-friendly bars and restaurants, there are three separate areas for big dogs, small dogs, and well-behaved homo sapiens. In addition to being able to run free and splash around in pools with fellow four-legged friends, dogs have the added perk of their own menu items, including pupsicles and mini beef franks.
Perfect patio pairing: Original chicken sandwich and a bourbon-spiked pecan praline milkshake
In addition to offering more than a dozen culinary options, this ever-popular restaurant incubator complex features a massive covered dog-friendly patio shared by all the Singleton Boulevard-facing eateries. So not only can you pop back and forth between restaurants, so can your dog. And you can both log plenty of steps across the street on the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge.
Get Fifi in her classiest canine couture for a stint on the cozy sidewalk patio of this Highland Park Village market under the shade of blue-and-white striped umbrellas.
Perfect patio pairing: A turkey Reuben (with a side of habanero sauce for a little kick) and an Arnold Palmer from the coffee bar
The early bird may get the worm, but early visitors also get the best patio seats at this new addition Lakewood with great big breakfasts to start the day. The wrap-around covered patio makes it a welcoming respite from the heat any time of day.
Perfect patio pairing: The four-egg-and-venison-sausage “Monster” omelet with a spicy Bloody Mary.
Everyone loves to frolic around in the great outdoors at this Lower Greenville beer garden and hangout that’s almost one big outdoor patio entirely. With old truck beds turned into seating, occasional live music, a bar made out of an Airstream trailer, a cheesesteak kitchen, happy hour specials, and an ever-rotating parade of food trucks, this destination just off Greenville Ave. couldn’t be more perfect for pets.
Perfect patio pairing: A loaded Wagyu cheesesteak and a frozen trash can punch.
Cane Rosso may mean “great pizza” to many in Dallas, but it literally translates to “red dog” in Italian. Founder/owner Jay Jerrier’s first dog was a red-haired Hungarian Vizsla and became the restaurant’s namesake and also the inspiration for Cane Rosso Rescue, which translates to lots of extra dogs at Jerrier’s home while they await adoption. Each location’s patio has a different vibe, but the common theme is a lively place for people of all ages and their mutts to hang out over a shared meal. Visit the Deep Ellum original and take a walk around the neighborhood afterward.
Perfect patio pairing: The signature Cane Rosso pie with an ice-cold Miller Lite draft.
Dog lovers have it made in the shade in the Design District at this massive covered patio highlighted by artist Daniel Arsham’s “Moving Figure” sculpture. Dogs are so welcome here that “Bark and Brunch” happens regularly (the next edition is this Saturday, April 13 from noon to 3:00 p.m.) with cold water and treats for the well-behaved K-9 set. Help yourself to a few craft beers.
Perfect patio pairing: A house-made, quinoa-based veggie burger with a Salty Dog (natch)