Everyone loves going out to eat after a long week to enjoy great meals with no clean-up, but leaving behind our pups can be hard, especially if you work all week. That’s why dog-friendly restaurants in Sarasota are the best restaurants, especially when they treat dogs to a five-star experience!

Café L’Europe

If you want to pamper yourself and your pooch, Café L’Europe is your only choice. Their outdoor dining area is the perfect way to enjoy an al fresco lunch or dinner with your puppers. Like you, your pup will dine like royalty thanks to Café L’Europe’s pet menu. Their entrees are made with only high-quality and delicious meats and veggies. Along with their complimentary water, Fido can dine on steak tartare, filet mignon with carrots or chicken with carrots. Make sure they save room for dessert because Café L’Europe offers Dogsters Ice Cream treats in peanut butter and cheese or minty fresh flavors and a biscuit of the day. If they cater so well to doggos, you can be assured that you’ll enjoy their seafood, steak, and European-inspired dishes. 

Owen’s Fish Camp

At Owen’s Fish Camp, you’ll get fresh local seafood, southern classics, and craft beer and wine, all while your dog lies next to you. In the heart of Burns Court, Owen’s is an ode to old Florida living. The casual atmosphere and presence of your pooch will make you feel at home – except you don’t have to do dishes. Just make sure to keep your dog on a leash.

The Old Salty Dog

With a dog blog featured on their website, The Old Salty Dog is clearly a dog-friendly establishment. They feature dogs of the month on their blog and with amazing food and three different locations, you can’t go wrong. Bring your adorable pup out and see if they’ll be the next “salty dog.”

Motorworks Brewing

The largest beer garden in Florida is also dog-friendly at Motorworks Brewing. Bring out your pup to enjoy the garden while you taste beers and snack on food truck delicacies.  Make sure to supervise your dog and keep them on a leash. Come out the third Sunday of each month when Motorworks sponsors local rescues during Yappy Hour Pet Extravaganza and bring your pooch for a fun-filled day or help a rescue pet find home buy adopting a loving puppy.

Café in the Park

A perfect location for dog lovers, Café in the Park in Payne Park is a great stop after a quick walk or jog. Enjoy a fresh sandwich, the Cubans are particularly good, while your pup snacks on dog ice cream and a bone. Then, take the scenic route through the park home.

The Toasted Mango Café

A family owned and run business, The Toasted Mango Café’s patio is the place for your furry friend. Bring your doggo along for breakfast and have pancakes with your favorite fruit after your morning walk. Or stop in for lunch and a meal with a pop of mango, all while spending some quality time in the Florida sunshine.

Selva Grill

One of the best things about Florida is the weather, and what could be better than having a good meal with your pet, eating delectable food and enjoying the nice day while you did? At Selva Grill, that’s exactly what you’ll get at their pet-friendly patio. Enjoy fresh and delicious seafood, traditional Argentinean dishes and steak dinners all with your pup next to you.

Casey Key Fish House and Tiki Bar

Located right on the water, Casey Key Fish House and Tiki Bar is the perfect place to relax, and the perfect place to bring your puppers so they can enjoy the ocean breeze. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, but it is requested that they are not brought into the tiki hut or bar area. Enjoy great fresh food, great views, and wonderful companionship on your night out.

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