11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

boogiethepugBlog, Dog-Friendly Eating in NYC4 Comments

11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

NYC is the capital of cuisine. You can get food from all over the world here, and often within the span of just a few blocks. No trip to the Big Apple is complete without checking out the grub scene. Luckily, you don’t always have to leave your dog behind. Here are 11 dog-friendly places to eat in NYC.

10 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

1. Pier i Cafe

Pier i Cafe is an outdoor cafe located on the Hudson River. Their diverse menu has everything from lobster rolls to fish tacos, and burgers with old bay fries. It’s a laid-back environment with walk-up ordering and plenty of shaded tables. Be sure to try the frosé or sangria. Pro tip: take a walk along the Hudson at sunset after your drinks and food. It’ll make for the perfect New York night.

Location: 500 W 70th St

2. City Vineyard

Located in the heart of NYC, City Vineyard offers wine from vineyards located all across the country. They have a wine garden covered in live grape vines, and a roof deck where you and your pup can order from the raw bar. Stop by on Monday evenings for their Monday Movie Night, screened outdoors.

Location: 233 West St (Pier 26)

3. Rosie’s

Rosie’s, a fun Mexican joint in the Lower East Side. You can sit outdoors and munch on some delicious tacos while you down a watermelon margarita. Keep the party going with pitchers of margaritas, or cold Mexican beer. Try the queso fundido or guacamole with chips. You won’t regret it.

Location: 29 E. 2nd St. 

10 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

4. Dog & Bone

Founded by a group of food and dog lovers in 2017, Dog & Bone is a restaurant and bar with a British feel to it. Their dog-friendly sidewalk cafe stretches along 25th street, just blocks away from Madison Square Park. Grab a delicious D&B burger, or try their vegan dog. Fun fact: the restaurant was originally inspired by an English Bulldog named Winston! 

Location: 338 3rd Ave (b/t 24th St & 25th St )

5. The Boat Basin Cafe

Located right on the Hudson river, the Boat Basin Cafe is a New York City staple. It’s dog-friendly in the covered area (in case it rains), and throughout their outdoor seating. With a great atmosphere and delicious food, it’s a win/win.The restaurant is open as early as late March and extends through the end of October. Pro tip: stay for sunset and enjoy the incredible view! Then take a walk through Riverside Park. 

Location: W 79th St

6. Song E Napule

Song E Napule gives you a taste of Naples in NYC, with wood-fired pizza and fresh pasta. Come with a empty belly, and order things like Insalata Caprese and Napoletana Pizza, and wash it down with some Panna Cotta and Sicilian red wed. There is a small outdoor area in front that welcomes dogs. 

Location: 146 W Houston St

11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

©Shake Shack

7. Shake Shack

Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, the O.G. location, is not to be missed. Order yourself a burger and fries, and get your pup a delicious pooch-ini. It’s a popular spot, so avoid a line by checking their Shack Cam to see how long you should expect to wait. After your meal, head to the dog park, just a few feet away.

Location:Madison Ave &, E 23rd St.

8. The Mermaid Inn

If you like seafood and happy hour, the Mermaid Inn is the place for you. They have happy hour every day from 5pm – 7pm, with $1 oysters, delicious fish tacos, and drink specials. Plus, free chocolate mousse and a fortune telling fish come with the bill! Dogs are allowed on the front patio of both locations.

Locations: 92 Second Ave (east village) and 570 Amsterdam Ave (upper west side). 

11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC

9. Luke’s Lobster

Get a hint of Maine in NYC at Luke’s Lobster. Choose from a lobster, shrimp, or crab roll, or try a sampler with all three. They also sell chowders, Cape Cod chips, and slaw. Be sure to visit a location with outdoor seating, so your pup can come too. Pro tip: don’t forget to ask for your free pickle.  

Location: Multiple.

10. The Barking Dog

This family-friendly and reasonably priced spot is a great option if you’re on the Upper East Side. It’s all in the name – The Barking Dog is super dog friendly, with great yappy hour deals. Don’t miss the doggy water fountain, a great place for your pup to get a cold drink.

Location: 1678 Third Ave (at 94th St.)

11. Añejo

What’s better than tapas and spicy margaritas? Añejo is a fun Hell’s Kitchen joint with tacos, mezcal, and fresh guacamole. Try the short rib tacos and the flan. If you’re going for brunch, expect to wait for outdoor seating.

Location: 668 10th Ave. 


What’s your favorite dog-friendly restaurant in NYC? Let us know in the comments.

Get more tips on dog-friendly NYC here.


11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC
About Boogie

Hi! This is our dog Boogie, the traveling pug. He's been on over 20 flights to three continents. We're here to show you how to travel with your dog. Join us as we take planes, trains, and automobiles to different parts of the world.



Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Get the Latest Woof in Pet Travel

4 Comments on “11 Dog-Friendly Places to Eat in NYC”

  1. Now that’s great sources for us. I hope this really helpful for crazy dogs travel lover. But can you tell me, Can I find some dogs friendly restaurant in Texas.

  2. Pingback: 11 Dog-Friendly Activities in NYC - Boogie the Pug

  3. Pingback: Most dog friendly cities in US: A super useful guide by traveling pet parents

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.