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  • Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Philadelphia

    by Emily Bergquist
    Restaurant patio with people eating at tables

    Whether you live in Fishtown or Rittenhouse, every neighborhood of Philly has an array of delicious and unique restaurants to check out — many of which are also dog-friendly! Here are a few of some of the most pup-ular dog-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia to visit:

    Johnny Brenda’s 

    A small dog sitting on chair next to a woman with a drink in her hand

    Johnny Brenda’s is an indie rock venue and dive-bar that is favorite hot-spot among locals. In the summer, there’s a laid-back outdoor patio where dogs are welcome to play and romp around. The food menu features a wide-variety of locally sourced dishes, and there is also a rotating draft list with 12 taps and 2 hand pumps for cask-conditioned brews. There’s definitely a charm to the kind of grittiness of Johnny Brenda’s that makes it particularly Philly. Though dogs won’t be able to attend any of the live music events, you can always book a walk with a Barkly walker so you can still go out and have some fun at a show. Check out their website to view their event calendar here.

    White Dog Cafe

    Rottweiler resting his head on a table with an espresso cup

    This canine themed restaurant has been in the heart of U Penn’s campus since 1983. Inside a beautiful Victorian brownstone is this elegantly whimsical restaurant that features a delicious menu of local and organically sourced ingredients. Bring your pup to dine outside on the porch. A community gem that focuses on environmental sustainability and serves a whole lot of neighborhood, brotherly love. You can read more about this award-winning restaurant by visiting their website here

    Sabrina’s Cafe

    Woman walking up to a cafe patio with a small dog on leash

    This quaint, eclectic restaurant is famous for it’s delicious brunch menu that includes signature items such as stacks of Frisbee-sized pancakes, ultimate egg scrambles, and stuffed challah french toast. The patio welcomes dogs in the summer, but it does get pretty busy for weekend brunch, so be sure to come early as there may be a long line, but we promise it’s well worth the wait! To see all of Sabrina’s locations and menu options, visit their website


    People sitting at a cafe table with a dog near them and a waitress taking their order

    In the historic neighborhood of Old City, this rustic restaurant serves traditional, authentic Spanish cuisine and tapas. Their fresh and flavorful menu includes brunch, lunch, dinner, and an excellent happy hour. Dogs are welcome on the outside patio, weather permitting. Be sure to make a reservation as it can get busy and seating is limited. You can book your table online by visiting their website here

    Uptown Beer Garden

    Restaurant outdoor patio with people enjoying the warm weather

    One of the best places in the city to enjoy a brew outside, this annual outdoor pop-up garden features a delicious lunch menu including finger food favorites such as fried oysters, grilled peach guacamole, an avocado BLT, and a pork belly banh mi. The garden also has an exclusive selection of craft beer that you can’t get anywhere else! Dogs are always welcome in the garden, but be sure to check out the ‘yappy hour’ for dedicated hours where your dog can get special treats too! Stay up to date on special events going on by liking their Facebook page

    Chow dog lying on patio wearing sunglasses

    Next time you’re looking to go out to eat, visit one of these amazing restaurants and bring your furry friend along!

    Looking to check out some great dog parks in Philly? See our list of best dog parks in the area here

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