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Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Sarasota

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When you want to enjoy a lunch, dinner or quick snack with your dog by your side, head to one of the many restaurants in Sarasota that allow pets. Ranging from pub food to seafood and casual bites to more formal establishments, dog-friendly restaurants in Sarasota offer every kind of food you could want.

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood.

Delicious seafood, innovative cocktails and ocean breezes make this a local favorite and the winner of many “best of” lists. Outdoor seating is dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged best friend.

Tijuana Flats

Delicious Mexican dishes are the staple here. You can use the pick-up window or dine on the large patio with your pup. This restaurant even offers water bowls for canine customers.

Lucky Pelican Bistro

This casual New England eatery serves up one of the largest and freshest selections of seafood. Lucky Pelican Bistro has a large wine list and a full bar. The patio is open to human and dog customers.

Old Salty Dog

Every dog can have its day at the Old Salty Dog. Their dog-friendliness is reflected in their name and blog. Enjoy salads, soups, starters, burgers, sandwiches and entrees in a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere.

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill

Boatyard Waterfront Bar and Grill has dog-friendly dockside seating looking out over Little Sarasota Bay, where your four-legged friend can watch the fish and the waves. Fresh seafood is available here, and the chefs will even cook up your own catch. Some nights feature live music.

Tommy Bahama Restaurant and Bar

Tommy’s has everything you need for a quick bite or a long dinner, from fish and chips to ribeye steak. They have plenty of canine-friendly outdoor seating.

Crab and Fin

If your dog is nervous when there’s traffic nearby, take advantage of the outdoor seating with landscaping screens to shelter the dining area from the street. The menu is full of fresh vegetarian dishes and globally- and locally-sourced seafood.

The Bearded Clam Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar

This restaurant is a lot of fun for the whole family, with a dog-friendly tiki bar, waterside seating, heated pool, boat dock, sundeck and a fun, casual menu.

Looking for Other Services for Your Dog?

If you’re local to Sarasota and need a vet, University Animal Clinic is here. Our clinic focuses on preventive medicine and our medical staff is committed to the health of your four-legged family member. Contact us today to schedule a visit!