The best part of having a furry best friend is being able to experience every aspect of life with them. For many people, this includes hitting the town, hanging out with friends and chowing down on delicious foods. For this reason, many restaurants now accommodate pets with outdoor seating, treats and plenty of lovin’ from staff members. In no particular order, here are some of my top picks for the best restaurants in Orlando that are pet-friendly.

1. Coffee Factory and Cafe


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Perfect for breakfast time, this particular location also happens to be located in Waterford Lakes Plaza in eastern Orlando. It has a menu with a variety of unique coffee beverages and plenty of breakfast/lunch food options. This cafe also has a patio set up for multiple pets to sit and relax, including options for water to be set out for your furry friends.

2. Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour


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If we had to pick a “top dog”, it might be Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour. This cool hangout has an array of craft draft and bottled beers as well as house brews. Plus, their food is equally as stellar and diverse. So what makes them stand out as one of the best pet-friendly places to eat in Orlando? Dogs are allowed both inside and outside the establishment! That alone makes it a rare find.

3. World of Beer Downtown Orlando


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With a covered patio right next to Lake Eola Park, World of Beer Downtown Orlando is a hotspot for pets and their parents. Go for a stroll before kicking back to eat with your best friend. The staff at WOB loves when people bring in their pets, and they especially love to pet them. They’re also usually quick to bring a complimentary water bowl. In fact, they even host a dog treat-baking class as well as a regular Yappy Hour event to benefit local shelters.

4. The Falcon Bar


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Situated in Thornton Park, The Falcon is a music and art experience wrapped up in a bar. They serve craft beer, wine and ciders – which is not food. While classified as a “local watering hole”, it remains a vibrant and energetic place to hang out with your dog. Seeing as Thornton Park is a popular walking area, the bar is an ideal stopping point for a refreshing beverage and water bowl.

5. The Lucky Lure


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If you’re an avid beachgoer, you will love the casual vibe at the nautical themed bar The Lucky Lure. While it’s not the beach, you will still be entertained by the activity in and around Lake Ivanhoe. So enjoy their beer selection and cocktails in the open-air setting! We highly recommend a trip at sunset when the view is especially beautiful. Also consider attending Yappy Hour, a regular event for socializing with other pooches and people. There are plenty of drinks on the discount menu, with proceeds and donated goods going to the Pet Rescue by Judy.

6. Dixie Dharma


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With unique dishes and daily specials, Dixie Dharma is a popular vegan restaurant in Orlando. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, their menu consists of a number of plant-based comfort foods. When the weather is nice, take advantage of the Market on South outdoor seating area, which is right next to their edible and sustainable pallet garden. This quaint and cozy place is just perfect for a relaxing morning or evening with your dog.

7. Aardvark Beverages


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On the hunt for unique and hard to find craft beer? Aardvark Beverages will be your new go-to. In addition to coffee and food, their alcohol selection is one you could spend hours perusing. The staff will eagerly offer their personal favorites and keep you up to date on their newest beers. Their outdoor patio is a great place to enjoy a post-walk coffee, beer or even a bowl of water!

8. Wop Hop’s Brewing Company


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Sanford’s first microbrewery, Wop Hop’s Brewing Company is a casual bar with a delicious assortment of craft, pale ale and draft beer.  The food is simple yet well done, and their menu also includes options for your furry best friend. Sit back and relax on their outdoor patio, where Fido can enjoy Bowser Beer, a “cigar” or boneless chicken. 

9. Seito Sushi at Baldwin Park


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Serving award winning sushi and contemporary pan Asian cuisine, Seito is a fan favorite for pet owners. With a beautiful patio and always fresh food, it is a beautiful place to spend lunch or a casual afternoon after work. Take your dog on a date to one of the Sake Saturdays or enjoy a light bite and cocktail. Their sizeable menu features everything from sashimi to ramen, bibimbap, poke bowls and more.

10. Shake Shack


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If you haven’t already been to Shake Shack, you’re missing out. With juicy smashed burgers and amazing custard shakes and cones, it really hits the spot when you are craving some grease. Located at the bottom of the menu however, are also some dog-friendly options. Try the Pooch-ini, a dog biscuit with peanut butter sauce in vanilla custard, or a Bag-o-Bones. It can be an especially welcome treat for your pet on a sweltering Florida afternoon.

11. 903 Mills Market


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903 Mills Market is easily one of the best places to eat in Orlando and the epitome of comfort. This chic and casual cafe is the perfect place to spend a lazy weekend morning or hangout with friends. Besides a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, they also have a sweet patio that you and your furry friend will love. If you are looking for an easy and mostly shaded walk, it is even a short distance from Lake Davis Park.

12. K Restaurant & Wine Bar


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Featuring fresh ingredients from locally sourced Central Florida farms and artisans, the menu at K Restaurant changes daily according to availability. The New American fare tastes perhaps the best on Friday’s, when they host live acoustic music on the porch and garden patio. A Yappy Hour is also held on the second Monday of the month, including free dog treats, drink specials and even raffles. We also recommend one of their light and refreshing cocktails or even the ever popular wine flight.

13. Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt


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Okay, so it’s not a full-fledged restaurant, but they serve frozen yogurt. That counts as food, right? Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt is certainly a welcome treat after a long day shopping at the Millenia Mall. Not only can you enjoy a snack but so can your dog thanks to the one-of-a-kind Yoghund Frozen Yogurt Cups. Take a seat out on the covered patio furniture while you lap it up.

14. Teak Neighborhood Grill


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An American Gastropub specializing in handcrafted burgers, cocktails and craft beers, Teak Neighborhood Grill offers something unique at every visit. Their menu includes a revolving list of craft beer and 37 signature burgers. One visit to their Instagram page, featuring alternative burger “buns” that range from cronuts to donuts and waffles, is enough to convince anyone. With two convenient locations in both Maitland and Orlando, their beautiful patio is a cozy place for both you and your pet.

15. Roque Pub


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Situated in the Crystal Lake Village, Roque Pub is a neighborhood craft beer pub, wine bar & eatery. They boast 30 rotating craft taps, over 450 craft bottles and cans and even feature a full wine list and menu. And just so your dog doesn’t feel left out, they even have a non-alcoholic beer by Bad Dog Brews. As if all of the aforementioned wasn’t great, they occasionally host dog adoption events with the Orlando Bully Rescue. Bring one of your human friends, and they might go home with a pet of their own.

16. Hunger Street Tacos


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One of the most unique taco stops in Central Florida, Hunger Street Tacos serves up traditional Mexican cooking. Their most popular dishes include esquites and a variety of quesadillas. All of their seating is outside, so it is always a welcome place for pooches. Not to mention, the walls of the business are covered in absolutely beautiful and vibrant art by the Lapiztola art collective.

17. Colibri Mexican Cuisine


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Plating up authentic Mexican cuisine and premium cocktails, Colibri Mexican Cuisine has one of the most beautiful outdoor seating areas. Located directly alongside Lake Baldwin, it overlooks the water and all the surrounding activity, which you can enjoy for hours on end. It is the perfect place for you both to relax and replenish your energy after a walk or a quick swim at the dog-friendly lakeside.

18. Leguminati


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A vegan eatery located in the Hourglass Social House, Leguminati (and other merchants) offer a back patio for you to eat and sip on. In particular, Leguminati’s menu consists of a variety of sandwiches as well as nachos. A great time to visit is during the monthly Hourglass Community Market. Lots of other pets and their owners will be there to partake in artisan vendors, food, craft beer, wine and coffee.

19. Graffiti Junktion Lake Nona


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Graffiti Junktion is a staple in the Central Florida area, especially for pet owners. The vibe is casual, and they serve typical American fare, from burgers to hot dogs and salads. If you want to watch a game on a high def TV or relax in the shade, their outdoor seating is especially comfortable. Even better, their indoor and outdoor sections are divided by garage doors, which allows you to keep an eye on your pup when you visit the bar. The patio is also partially fenced so that they can’t run out into the busy parking lot.

20. Kres Chophouse


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It can be hard to find a quality steak and seafood restaurant, much less one that allows Fido to join in on the experience. Kres Chophouse delivers aged in-house and hand-cut Prime Beef to order in an elegant setting. Their menu features fresh seasonal ingredients and is therefore regularly updated. In addition, make a trip to their Red Bar for the perfect wine or cocktail pairing. Two outside tables are available for those with pets in tow.

21. Vanbarry’s Public House


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Featuring live music seven days a week, a full menu and full bar, Vanbarry’s Public House has it all. Their menu consists of sandwiches, salads, bowls and burgers as well as some vibrant desserts. The large patio is the ultimate place to gather with friends and hangout longer than an hour. Chat around one of their fire pits and purchase an available pack of smores. Across the street there is even a beautiful view of Lake Jennie Jewel.

22. Boxi Park at Lake Nona


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Boxi Park at Lake Nona is the place to go if you want to enjoy high quality food in the beautiful Florida weather. Consisting of several outdoor counter service restaurants, options include cuisine by world-class chefs with Michelin Star restaurant experience. We recommend a stop at one of the unique drink vendors before finding a seat for socializing. They also have a dog park to take care of any zoomies and even offer pet-friendly treats.

23. East End Market


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A neighborhood market and culinary food hub, the East End Market has a diverse range of merchants for you to choose from. Domu, which consistently ranks as one of the best restaurants in Orlando, is one such option. Others include Farm & Haus, Gideon’s and Skyebird Juice Bar. In particular, you pooch will love lying out on the sizable outdoor garden and seating area. Some of this area is shaded if you have a preference or need to cool off.

24. Orlando Brewing


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Pouring Darn Good Beer, the Orlando Brewing company is the only U.S.D.A. certified organic brewery east of Colorado. While you won’t find any food, you are welcome to bring in your own. Every Sunday there is Yappy Hour, where guests can enjoy discount drinks. On occasion, they also partner with local rescues to host fundraisers and dog adoptions. If you are looking to add to your family, it is a great way to meet potential candidates and help save some furry lives. Please note that dogs must be leashed!

25. The Stubborn Mule


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Featuring handcrafted mule cocktails, craft cocktails, draft beers and wines, The Stubborn Mule is a restaurant serving fun new American food. A short distance from the beautiful Lake Eola Park and Thornton Park, it is a great eatery to visit after a hunger-inducing walk. Plus, with a large outdoor seating area, both you and your dog will be able to enjoy their Tuesday through Sunday happy hour. Not to mention that it’s considered one of the best brunch spots in Orlando, so both you and your furry companion can have an absolute ball!

So there you have it: some of our local favorites for the best restaurants in Orlando that are also pet-friendly! We hope this list will give you a few new options to consider the next time you want to take Fido out on the town. Let us know about your experience at any of the aforementioned restaurants or if there are any that you think we missed!

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