Known for being a dog-friendly city, Tampa is not only recognized as one of the best cities for dogs, but has many pet-friendly restaurants for you to enjoy a meal with the company of your four-legged friend. From spacious patios to complimentary water bowls (or venues created for your dogs enjoyment as much as yours, these restaurants allow your pet to dine right by your side. Check out some of Tampa’s best pet-friendly restaurants and take your pup on a new adventure.
Salt Shack On The Bay
5415 W. Tyson Ave., Tampa FL 33611
Salt Shack On The Bay welcomes Fido to join you at this pet-friendly waterfront restaurant. Featuring fresh seafood options, tropical cocktails and outdoor seating, Salt Shack is a great spot for both humans and pets to enjoy a sunset. Complimentary water bowls are given upon request.
2202 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa FL 33606
Pup’s Pub is Tampa’s unique indoor and outdoor off-leash dog bar. Featuring handcrafted “dogtails,” and a full-liquor bar this pet-friendly bar also features a rotating lineup of food trucks to look forward to on-site. Dogs must be up-to-date on rabies and parvo vaccines and spayed or neutered if they are over a year old. You’ll enjoy the food truck offering of the day almost as much as your pup will enjoy playing with their new friends.
Locations in Tampa, Riverview and St. Petersburg
Datz is a local favorite for casual breakfast, brunch and dinner. The menu is expansive and their dog-friendly patio is the perfect place to enjoy comfort food paired with craft beer, wine or cocktails.
1810 N. Highland Ave., Tampa FL 33602
Sitting right along the Tampa Riverwalk, Ulele is a spectacular spot with outdoor seating for you and your pet. This pet-friendly restaurant has a unique menu that commemorates Florida’s historic Native American land and waters. Dogs must be on a leash and will even receive Ulele’s special ice cream made for four-legged guests. Plus, there’s a dog park next door.
Stones Throw at Armature Works
304 W. 7th Ave., Tampa FL 33602
Located at Armature Works, Stones Throw’s outdoor space is perfect if your furry friend wants to join you for a bite. This pet-friendly restaurant offers fresh seafood and a full bar for all proud pet parents. Enjoy some of Tampa’s best views while dining right along the Tampa Riverwalk.
1601 W. Snow Ave., Tampa FL 33606
Bartaco in Hyde Park Village is one of the area’s many pet-friendly restaurants. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio and humans will enjoy the eatery’s lineup of upscale street tacos, small plates and specialty cocktails made to order.
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