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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

Lou's Backyard
Archie's Iowa Rockwell Tavern
O'Donovan's
Broken English
The Moonlighter
Ranalli's
Lou's Backyard
Archie's Iowa Rockwell Tavern
O'Donovan's
Broken English
The Moonlighter
Ranalli's

Which dog owner hasn’t had trouble getting a table at a local restaurant without the manager or waiter griping about their dog not being allowed indoors? If you’d like to eat out at a restaurant and bring your best canine friend, you’ll need to try out one of these six best dog friendly restaurants in Chicago. This city is known for its great food. Now you can also share a delicious meal while hanging out with your favorite pet!

 

 

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Lou’s Backyard

664 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661

(312) 600-0600

Along with having a dog-friendly environment, Lou’s Backyard offers fried pickles or grilled oysters for an appetizer as well as some delicious po’boys ranging from shrimp and mushrooms to a polish sausage. You can even order an entire half of a fried chicken! For dessert, you can enjoy a pecan praline or a banana foster delight. Lou’s Backyard is open for your enjoyment Wednesdays through Sundays starting at 5 PM in the evening. Also, if you want to throw a party for all your dog-loving friends and family, you can schedule a private event with catering for up to 100 people.

 

 

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Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern

2600 W Iowa St, Chicago, IL 60622

(872) 206-5119

If you’re ready to bring your lovely and friendly canine out to lunch or dinner, Archie’s Iowa Rockwell Tavern is happy to accommodate. However, they do mention that dogs will not be welcome after 10 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. You’ll enjoy hanging out here as it has a nice selection of beer and a pool table for a fun game of billiards. They even advertise their establishment on Facebook by posting the most adorable photos of dogs their restaurant goers bring along. Do remember they require wearing masks and recommend everyone to get vaccinated to stay safe from COVID-19.

 

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O’Donovan’s

2100 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60618

(773) 478-2101

If you’re looking for a restaurant with a dog-friendly patio, you won’t go wrong with O’Donovan’s Pub and Restaurant. You can get a variety of apps ranging from wings and mini corn dogs to a spinach artichoke dip, chili, or baked goat cheese. You can also order a yummy asian chicken salad or a cobb salad before your main entree. The menu also has delicious choices such as tilapia tacos, turkey club sandwich, barbecue pork ribs, a New York strip steak, or even a kobe beef burger. To end the meal, you can enjoy a red velvet cupcake or a brownie skillet for dessert!

 

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Broken English

2576-2580 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 929-0045

If you’re looking for a great spot in Lincoln Park in Chicago that allows you to bring your puppy or doggo, Broken English is one of the best spots to hang out during the summertime. You can order yourself as many tacos as you want along with one of their delicious margaritas. In fact, bring along a few of your friends and you can enjoy a pitcher of margaritas while your pups can get a bowl of water. If you’re only peckish, you can order chips and salsa or guacamole. But if you’re starving, be sure to order a 6- or 12-pack taco tray!

 

 

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The Moonlighter

3204 W Armitage Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

(773) 360-8896

If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite with a huge patio for your furry pets, be sure to stop by The Moonlighter. This restaurant has plenty of burgers to choose from, draft beers, and cocktails. While the patio is dog-friendly, be sure to keep your lovely pets on a leash. You can choose from a bacon double cheeseburger, crispy chicken sandwich, or a beyond burger for those on a vegan diet. You can also get some chicken wings or vegan wings. You can also have a frozen Pina Colada and some carrot cake for dessert. You won’t regret it!

 

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Ranalli’s

1925 N Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614

(312) 642-4700

At Ranalli’s, you can hang out with family and friends as well as your favorite furry canines. Its patio can seat as many as 175 people, so you’re sure to get a seat outdoors with your sweet dog. For appetizers, you can order chicken wings, fried calamari, or some delicious garlic knots. If you’re in the mood for a burger, consider getting a turkey burger or a smash burger. Ranalli’s also offers a Caesar salad or garden salad. However, this restaurant’s specialty is pizza including a BBQ chicken pizza, a Hawaiian pizza, or a meat lover’s pizza. For dessert, don’t forget to get a skillet cookie!

If you’re looking for dog friendly restaurants in Chicago, you won’t go wrong with any of these choices.