Best Dog-Friendly Outdoor Dining


Best Dog-friendly Outdoor Dining Spots

By Allison Sheff

  1. Belvedere Square: This food hall style market offers a wide range of dining options (Atwater’s, Ejji Ramen, Cerielo, Neopol Smokery and more) with a good amount of outdoor tables available. Your pooch can chill out and even socialize with the many other pups around while you indulge in some of the city’s best food!
  2. Blue Pit BBQ: Like whiskey, BBQ and dogs? This place is for you. With great BBQ, full bar specializing in whiskey, Blue Pit ups the ante on dog loving by showcasing some of the adoptable dogs at BARCS on their walls! Water bowls and treats are always available on the back patio.
  3. V-NO: Want to enjoy a glass of wine with your pup? Look no further than this Fell’s Point wine bar and shop. This cosmopolitan spot offers delightful outdoor seating with plenty of room for you and the dog to enjoy some wine and a light bite.
  4. Village Square Cafe: A popular breakfast and lunch destination at Cross Keys, Village Square has a lovely outdoor seating section nestled amongst the shops at Cross Keys. You and your dog can soak up the sun and enjoy delicious eggs, sandwiches and more.
  5. The Rotunda: If you’re looking for a lunch spot with the pup, keep an eye on The Rotunda facebook page. They often have food trucks abound and they have a great grassy area to play and lounge while you grab some grub!
  6. MOM’s Organic Market: Another Rotunda addition during the recent renovation, Mom’s is a wonderful grocery store with a grab and go cafe near the check out line. Grab lunch or a snack (there is a lovely coffee bar too) and head outside to lounge!
  7. Golden West: The takeout window at Golden West in Hamden always has dog treats to appease the dog while you drool over the offerings at the restaurant (vegan, vegetarian and carnivorous treats alike). Then you can take your food and your dog across Falls Road to Roosevelt Park.
  8. Artifact Coffee: Hardly a day goes by when there isn’t a dog dining at Artifact in Hampden/Woodberry. This coffee shop run by the team of Woodberry Kitchen offers delicious coffee and other drinks as well as soups, sandwiches and more.
  9. Shake Shack: The very popular chain made its way to Baltimore a few years ago and is going strong. Enjoy burgers, dogs, fries all by the Harbor. Better yet, let your dog dig into the Shack’s not so secret dog menu including the Pooch-ini – a custom-made dessert consisting of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.
  10. Bistro RX: Just off the park in Patterson Park, this hip eatery serves wonderful brunch and dinner with outdoor seating just perfect for people (and dog) watching. The staff always makes sure there is something to eat and some water for the canine clientele.
  11. Birroteca: Grab your pet and hit up this pizza spot for Thirsty Dog Thursdays on the patio. Drink specials for you and ice cream treats for the pups till 8pm every Thursday during the summer.
  12. Baltimore’s newest food hall, located in burgeoning Remington, is just the place for you and your pup. Ample outdoor space and a bar staff willing to bring your drink to you and even cuddle your pet while you take a bathroom break.