Seattle is full of dog lovers. So, when one of those glorious “sun breaks” occurs, leaving your four-legged best friend at home feels like a crime. It’s no secret that some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Seattle specialize in beer. But this canine-loving city offers more than that. We’ve dug into the heap of options to find out the best dog-friendly restaurants in Seattle to come up with a list of various price points and flavors.
The best 10 dog friendly restaurants in Seattle:
- That’s Amore, Leschi
- The Barking Dog Alehouse, Ballard
- Bongos, Green Lake
- Fiddler’s Inn, Wedgewood
- Le Pichet, Pike Place Market
- Meet The Moon, Leschi
- Nielsen’s Pastries, Queen Anne
- Norm’s Kitchen & Bar, Fremont
- And more …
Dog Friendly Restaurants in Seattle, So Your Best Friend Can Go Too
Whatever you are in the mood for–– French, Caribbean, Italian, Asian-fusion, New American, or a tempting Danish pastry –– the city has a restaurant for you and your adorable pup.
1. That’s Amore, Leschi
That’s Amore dishes up classic Italian with a Pacific Northwest Flair. The café’s latest tale begins when a Czech and a Texan walked in and liked the vibe. They got to know the owner, started pitching in, and in 2018 found themselves owning the place.
Inside lurks a stunning skyline view. But while dogs are welcome, they’ll have to be seated in the outdoor dining area.
The food is delicious, and care is put into even simpler fare such as carbonara. Try the Dungeness crab or boar tenderloin pappardelle if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s also difficult to leave without giving the flourless salted chocolate decadence a miss.
There are some tasty vegetarian options, including pasta and pizza, but the menu isn’t terribly vegan-friendly. Thankfully, your dog loves meat.
2. The Barking Dog Alehouse, Ballard
Nobody can name their place The Barking Dog Alehouse and not welcome pups. They’ve recently expanded their outdoor seating, including covered areas to protect you and your canine when the “sun break” ends.
Even better, they support dog welfare organizations such as Dogs for Better Lives by hosting events like Paws for a Pint.
Their tap list is constantly evolving, and their non-alcoholic offerings are excellent, too, including kombucha, virgin Bloody Mary, ginger beer, and iced tea.
The menu always features a juicy burger, but there are also delicious salads, such as Chicken Chop Chop. Their brunch menu is especially creative, with flavorsome soft tacos and bread pudding French toast.
3. Bongos, Green Lake
Bongos is a funky and casual place serving authentic Caribbean cuisine. Formally a gas station, they have transformed it into a beach-in-the-city restaurant, complete with a sand pit and plastic shovels.
Indoor seating is tiny, so most customers, including your delightful dog, will sit outside in colorful chairs.
The citrus braised pork Desi sandwich is delicious; the spicy shrimp plates are a hit, the Caribbean stew is flavorful, and people won’t stop talking about their yuca fries. There is also a tempting veggie platter, complete with Cuban black beans, for vegetarians to enjoy.
4. Fiddler’s Inn, Wedgewood
Fiddler’s Inn gets straight to the point: click on their website, and you’re welcomed with a photo of an adorable dog. But while there is no age restriction on four-legged friends, humans must be 21 or over to come on in.
Built in 1933, it is one of the city’s last free-standing post-prohibition taverns. It has a warm, folky, and funky vibe and is known for regularly hosting acoustic musicians.
They take pride in their tap list and ensure a variety of non-alcoholic beverages are available, including hop-waters. Their sandwiches are hearty and full of flavor, they use fresh dough for their pizza, and their firehouse nachos are addictive.
5. Le Pichet, Pike Place Market
Le Pichet opened in 2000 with the aim of recreating the neighborhood-style restaurant ambiance they enjoyed during their tours of France. The 32-seat French bistro and bar is now a city favorite, so reservations are necessary if you want to dine there for dinner. But you and your dog are welcome to join in their outdoor seating area.
You can start your day with bittersweet dark chocolate melted on a baguette. Their air-dried ham is perfect in a sandwich.
Their dinners are divine, including local fish, grass-fed beef, and buckwheat gnocchi. Of course, there is a fine selection of French wines to pair with your meal.
6. Meet The Moon, Leschi
Meet the Moon is so happy to welcome dogs to their patio and put their photos on Instagram. The relaxed neighborhood café is tucked away from the big city chaos, making it a local favorite for brunch.
Their drink list runs the gambit of o’dark early favorites like homemade cold brew coffee to cocktails such as Jalapeño Business and Aloe Vera Niiice! that will make happy hour a delight. Booze-free selections include Pickel-Dilly and Cock ‘n’ Bull Ginger Beer.
Their rotating menu featuring “New American” fare is full of fresh ingredients, catering to various diets, including carnivore, vegetarian, and gluten-free. There is always soups, salads, scrambles, tacos, wraps, or inventive burgers that will leave you satisfied.
7. Nielsen’s Pastries, Queen Anne
Nielsen’s Pastries has been spoiling Seattle since 1965. The establishment is snug, but their owners have large hearts. After years of delighting in their customers’ pets, they adopted a bakery dog in 2022, Sarah Bernhardt.
The bakery offers a wide array of goodies, including fresh bread, crackers, cakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls. Their whole wheat savory pastries are perfect for picnics, and the Whole Kringle is a dessert big enough to delight an entire family.
8. Norm’s Kitchen & Bar, Fremont
460 N 36th St
The first thing Norm’s website says is, “Bring your dog in for dinner and a drink,” and adds that there is a “specialty dog menu.” The latter isn’t a joke. Pups get to select from dog-safe cupcakes, chicken feet, pig ears, and chicken or beef bowwow.
Norm’s is a happening place, including dog-centered events like a “Human Halloween Costume Contest,” where pooches dress up like their people.
The menu for humans is divided up between brunch (try the pumpkin pancakes in the fall), game day (buffalo wings are on it, of course), and lunch & dinner (don’t miss out on the crab dip).
Being a bar, there is plenty of draft and bottle beer, cocktails, and shots. But non-acholic drinks are available, even on the special game day menu.
9. Reckless Noodle House, Central District
Reckless Noodle House is a Vietnamese-inspired, Asian-fusion restaurant passionate about cocktails. They also welcome four-legged friends on their covered patio, happy to supply water bowls and occasional treats.
It’s an excellent place to order many small dishes and share amongst friends, like Mù Xū roast duck crispy roll and lemongrass larb with squid. Of course, there are mouthwatering noodles, too, such as the Ma La braised beef cheek. They also cater to gluten-free customer needs.
Honestly, everything is delicious, which might be why reservations are almost always a must.
10. Reuben’s Eats, Ballard
5010 14th Ave NW
Reuben’s Eats is the restaurant portion of the family-run microbrewery’s taproom. They make it clear on their website that dogs and children are welcome.
While the menu is simple, food is made in-house and is a refreshing change from the brewery food truck standard. It includes kid favorites like grilled cheese on Texas toast and good old American hot dogs.
They’re known for their fried chicken sandwich that’s prepared in three styles: The Kimcheese (kimchi & Ruben’s beer cheese – so good), Ballard, and Ranch. But there is a vegan sausage field roast for those who shy away from meat.
Of course, their real highlight is their brews. Throwing a party? They even have kegs to go.
Next time you and your four-legged best friend are ready to step outside, stop by one of these dog-friendly restaurants. There are even establishments with covered seating should that sun break end in a drizzle.