More and more South Florida restaurants recognize that South Floridians are attached to furry companions. As such, eateries are now pet-friendly, allowing patrons to bring four-legged buddies to enjoy a meal. Here are some of the best spots of locally owned and operated restaurants with the best dog menus— including filet mignon, chicken, and salmon — and treats for men's and women's best friends, too.Read More
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Where to dine with the furry best friend
OFF SITE Nano Brewery
This industrial microbrewery and restaurant in Little River is perfect for pet owners looking for a laid-back afternoon with their four-legged best friend. The menu features a concise menu of upgraded American classics like house-smoked wings, Cuban sandwiches, brisket and short-rib burgers, and extra large hot dogs, which can be washed down with various lagers, IPAs of all varieties, amber, and blonde ales.
Cielito Artisan Pops
Cool down with a paleta from Cielito after enjoying a day of checking out the Wynwood Walls. Dip it in milk, dark or white chocolate, dress it up with endless toppings, and even add edible flowers to the pop. Whatever choice is made, Cielito also has unique dietary-friendly doggy pops for pups to enjoy.
Owner and animal lover Matthew Kushner knows it's a dog's life. That’s why three out of the four Kush Hospitality restaurants offer menus specifically made for dogs. At Kush, humans can dine on an array of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, desserts, and craft beers, while dogs can dine on Chichi's chicken and rice made with grilled chicken cut and mixed in with brown rice, carrots, and peas for $5.
Outside Coral Gables, Sushi Kong is a Japanese restaurant with Latin influences. Dine on eclectic takes on traditional sushi, rolls, and wok dishes while the four-legged buddy enjoys a bowl of kongle; a mix of wet and dry salmon dog food, and carrots.
Carrot Express (Multiple locations)
Eating healthy is easy when the food is flavorful. That’s why Carrot Express has been blooming throughout South Florida with more than a dozen dog-friendly locations. Order the salmon burger or marinated chicken breast with cilantro brown rice, avocado, and pico de gallo to share with your furry best friend.
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Monty's Coconut Grove
For those craving a Key West vibe in Miami, which also happens to be pet-friendly, head to this iconic easy-going spot serving frozen cocktails like pain killer, mango margarita, and rum runner. A fresh bowl of water for your best friend will be poured too. Drinks pair well with the unpretentious seafood grub—coconut shrimp, oysters, and peel-and-eat shrimp come to mind.
Sawa Restaurant & Lounge
Dine on Japanese-influenced, Middle Eastern cuisine at the Shops at Merrick Park where pets are always welcome. Sawa's doggy menu starts with "tapas" choices such as Purina Beggin' Strips and Red Barn bully slices. The entree choices are kebab skewers in chicken breast, filet mignon, or salmon. The menu closes on a sweet note with dessert choices of vanilla or coconut pineapple ice cream, making for one very happy and full pup.
Atchana's Homegrown Thai
Bring the pup and enjoy Thai cuisine in Coconut Grove. Atchana's doggy menu offers a varying rice bowl for canine buddies with daily creations, including chicken, beef, or salmon mixed with rice and veggies in a coconut broth.
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Craving a burger and cold beer? Then head over to Lokal with the fur baby and dine on an array of burgers and beers. Treat the pet to Chichi Get The Meatloaf made with egg and tomato puree, Yeyo's chicken, brown rice, carrots, peas, or a chew-gar.
For more than 30 years, this Coconut Grove staple has been the place to go for locals and pets alike. With outdoor seating complete with umbrellas for shading, pets and owners feel at ease while enjoying casual American fare. The pet-friendly wait staff at Greenstreet is known to treat pets to complimentary slices of bacon and pieces of grilled chicken as well as a bowl of iced water.
Cracked by Chef Adrianne
With two locations in South Florida in South Miami and the pet friendly, The Wharf, pet owners and their furry companions can dine on chef Adrianne Calvo’s Cracked. While patrons indulge in favorites like the truffled pepperoni pizza fries and crispy pork belly sliders, dogs can feast on the sweet potato hash with carrots and green apples, plus Miami’s finest iced water.