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  • The Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in Seattle

    by Andrew Borgschulte

    With more canines than children living within city limits, Seattle has officially gone to the dogs. And, since many dog owners enjoy eating alongside their furry friend, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 dog friendly restaurants in Seattle. 

    The Seattle public market is home to many restaurants and eateries.

    Norm’s Eatery and Ale House

    This bar and eatery is, of course, named after a dog, a lovely golden retriever, in fact. They offer a wide selection of beer and wine, as well as an extended happy hour. 

    However, there are a few rules according to Norm’s website:

    “Here are the rules that we follow so the Health Department turns a blind eye with our favorite side kicks in the restaurant: 

    1. Your dog must be friendly with people and other dogs.
    2. Your dog must be on a leash! No leash, your dog can’t come in.
    3. You cannot let your dog bark while in the restaurant. This is actually a rule that the Health Department told us we have to enforce.
    4. Your dog cannot eat off of the table or any plates on the table.
    5. You must clean up after your dog if it relieves itself on our floor! You need to be a responsible pet owner and take your dog out if you plan on staying for awhile.”

    Portage Bay Cafe

    Portage Bay is a dog-friendly restaurant in Seattle known for local, sustainable cuisine. They serve breakfast all day as well as a variety of sandwiches. Dogs are allowed on the patio, but not inside.

    They also have a fantastic brunch including a Dungeness crab cake benedict, french toast or a goat cheese omelet. They have four locations around Seattle, however, the Ballard location does not allow dogs. 

    Bark! Espresso

    Bark! Espresso serves Seattle’s local roast Caffe Vita, Macrina Bakery and I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan as well as assorted gluten-free options.  Their lunch menus include Dancing Women Uniquely Grained Burrittoes and their very own Mardi Gras Meatloaf sandwiches. Hang out with friends in the main cafe, or enjoy the Hound Hang out with your pup.  

    An assortment of Blazing Bagels rounds out the menu. During the spring and summer enjoy yummy Taco Tuesdays, which is surprisingly delicious with an americano.

    A dachshund at a dog friendly restaurant in Seattle.

    Alki Cafe

    Alki Café is a very dog-friendly restaurant in an awesome waterfront setting. Located in West Seattle, this café offers omelets, waffles, scrambles, steamed clams, quesadillas, prawns, and even a meatloaf sandwich. 

    The variety of wonderful food is the cherry on top of this place, to go along with the ability to bring your pup and the incredible views on the water. The variety of wonderful food is the cherry on top of this place, to go along with the ability to bring your pup and the incredible views on the water. 

    Fiddler’s Inn

    This restaurant specializes in pizza and has an awesome beer garden consistently listed as one of Seattle’s best. In addition to the pizza, they offer 11 beers on tap and some delicious sandwiches.

    On top of all of that, there is also live music nearly every night of the week. Their history goes back to the prohibition era, when the original owner, Walt Haines, left a career in music to start a new one with the Fiddler’s Inn.

    Looking for other things to do in Seattle with your dog? Check out our list of the top Seattle dog parks.

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