9 of the Most Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago

9 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago: Murphy's Bleachers

There are few things in life more beloved than dogs and food. So, why not combine the two? Your four-legged buddy will be welcomed with open arms at any of these dog-friendly restaurants.

25 Degrees

Serving unique milkshakes and decadent burgers (with ample outdoor seating), 25 degrees is the perfect “adult” burger joint, and four-legged friends are also welcome. Try the Number Four burger with yellowfin tuna, butter lettuce, crispy fried onions and spicy aioli. 736 N. Clark St., Chicago 

312 Chicago

This rustic Italian restaurant is a favorite pick for local dog-lovers. Located in the Loop, 312 Chicago features Gnocchi Tre Colori for the humans in your dinner party, and doggie biscuits, pasta and chicken for the animals. Sadly, your doggie companion is limited to the outdoor patio. 136 N. LaSalle St., Chicago

Convito Cafe & Market

dog-friendly restaurants: Convito
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This quick, casual Italian eatery is a staple in Wilmette. But, many have no idea that this market and restaurant welcomes four-legged dates on the patio. Convito makes fresh Italian food tasty and affordable, with most entrees around $20 or less. Convito also caters to those on the North Shore who have gluten sensitivities. And bring the dog around closing to enjoy chocolate fondant (for you, not your pooch!) — it is so worth it. 1515 Sheridan Road, Wilmette

Dunlays on the Square

Dunlays is a quintessential American restaurant in the heart of Logan Square. From brunch, to lunch, to dinner, this pet-friendly eatery features Chicken Pot Pie, Key Lime Pie and Homemade Monkey Bread. 3137 W. Logan Blvd., Chicago 

Howells & Hood

dog-friendly restaurants: Howells & Hood
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This American pub is the perfect rest stop after a day of walking around Michigan Avenue. With a welcoming beer garden and patio, Howells & Hood loves furry visitors — if the name did not already clue you in. With nine shareable plates, from Gourmet Tots and Korean Wings to Firecracker Shrimp and Mussels, this Chicago classic will leave you feeling full and happy. 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Mas Alla Del Sol

Doggie-friendly restaurant with Carne Asada, Chile Relleno, Mole, Guava Cheesecake and Fried Ice Cream? Look no further than Mas Alla Del Sol (Beyond the Sun). This authentic Mexican restaurant welcomes shaggy friends to bask in the patio sun. Chef Adan Moreno grew up eating and cooking authentic Mexican cuisine with his family, and decided to share the deliciousness with you. Try a traditional brunch, but just don’t share the spicy sauce with your dog. 5848 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago

Murphy’s Bleachers

And you thought this iconic Chicago joint could not get any better! Murphy’s Bleachers is a go-to spot before a Cubs game, and also welcomes dogs on the patio. Even without a ball game, Murphy’s remains crowded and the food remains delicious. Grab an ice-cold beer and a bratwurst or Murphy’s famous half-pound burger. Just be sure to share with Fido. 3655 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago 


Wish your pup could join you on your next European vacation? Head to Nellcôte on West Randolph Street. This posh eatery’s décor features white marble counters, sparkling diamond chandeliers, and a Parisian bistro vibe. While you savor the Ahi Tuna Tartare, your dog can enjoy feeling like a Parisian poodle on the patio. 833 W. Randolph St., Chicago

Waterfront Café 

dog-friendly restaurants: Waterfront
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Located on the shore of Lake Michigan, Waterfront Café might be the best entertainment dinner spot. With live music on the weekends and weeknights, special dinner events, and a lake view, could the café be any better? The answer: Yes. It’s dog-friendly! Enjoy a more casual evening with a lobster roll or even fish and chips while listening to the water (and the dog begging). 6219 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago