Spring Time Eats
Many restaurants have patios that allow you to dine with your pup. With the weather getting nicer, and spring time approaching it is the perfect time to eat out with your furry family members!
Stonehouse Café: Stonehouse has a variety of options, including brunch on the weekends. The Stone House Café sits where one of Reno’s first businesses began.
Wild River Grille: a great spot that has a dog friendly patio overlooking the Truckee river.
Squeeze In: stop by for breakfast, brunch or lunch!
Great Full Gardens: has a selection of fresh foods including soups, salads and even breakfast options in the morning.
Sup: Sup has a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches with a nice patio in Midtown, Reno. The only thing to note is that you do have to go inside to order.
Archie’s: Archie’s has a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options and just so happens to be open 24 hours. Bring your pup in for a morning coffee or Bloody Mary or have them accompany you for dinner.
The Jesse & Estella Tacos: This restaurant and bar combo allows your pup to join you for a drink, tacos, or both!
Dairy Queen: Some Dairy Queen restaurants have dog friendly patios, or you can drive-thru and grab a pup cup (vanilla ice cream with a dog biscuit) and enjoy it elsewhere.
In-n-Out: Most In-n-out Burgers have dog friendly patios and something that some might not be aware of – a secret menu item for pups! The pup patty is an unsalted burger you can order for your four legged friend.
Shake Shack: Shake Shack offers a dog friendly patio and some menu items specially crafted for them.
Starbucks: We all love a good Puppuccino, but some Starbucks locations also have a patio which are typically dog friendly.
Lazy Dog: They even have a special meal that you can order for your dog including either a hamburger or chicken and rice!
Tips for dining with your dog:
- Pick a time to dine when the place isn’t packed. You do not want to hit a restaurant during the rush hour when they are going to be scrambling to accommodate in house customers and to-go orders.
- Make sure to get in some exercise before you go. If you can tire your dog out with a walk or playing ball before you go, it can expend some energy so that they are not restless the entire time.
- Look for a place with space. Tables have to be spread out currently due to restrictions, but make sure you are choosing somewhere with plenty of space on the patio so that everyone can fit comfortably.
- Bring your own bowl! Bring a bowl and potentially some water. Do not give your dog restaurant plates, bowls or otherwise to lick from.
- Keep them on a short leash. This keeps them from wandering off to the nearest fellow customer. Do not tie your dog to the table, this could end in disaster and your meal all over your lap.
- Bring some treats or something for them to chew on. This will help to keep them occupied.
For more dog specific tips and tricks, visit our Tips for Dog Owners post!