6 Dog Friendly Patios (that your kids will love too!)

The perfect patios to bring your whole family, including your furry friends.

Summer brings warm evenings and a lot of opportunities to eat outside at restaurants and cafes with your friends and family. If you love dogs as much as we do, you know that leaving your dog at home can be one of the hardest parts of enjoying an evening out. Thankfully, there are some great options for dining with your pets that even your kids will love! 

D'alba offers elevated Modern-American cuisine in an elegant, family-friendly atmosphere. Some menu highlights include pizzas with house-made dough, fresh salads, and handmade pasta. Their entire huge patio is dog friendly, with plenty of space for your kids to roam around as well. 3715 Alba Rd, Houston, TX 77018

Valencia's has top-notch food with festive decor and an upbeat vibe. Their dog-friendly patio offers tons of shade, fans, and water to keep your pet cool. They also host several events yearly, including a Halloween doggie costume contest and a Christmastime pet supply drive. 2009 W 34th St Suite A, Houston, TX 77018

Serving cold beer, creative cocktails, and great food, this quirky and modern pub is a great place to bring your pets. Their expansive, dog-friendly patio has picnic tables, umbrellas, TVs, and plenty of fans. Kids are welcome until 8 pm daily. 5802 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009

The food and drinks at this new plant-based restaurant are made entirely of fresh ingredients, including locally-sourced fruits, juices, vegetables, and plant-based proteins like tofu and black beans. Heartbeet also offers a kid's menu and welcomes furry friends on their patio. 14714 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

With healthy selections for little ones, this spot is a great place to bring the entire family. Favorite menu items include baked goat cheese, lemon pasta with shrimp, and smoked salmon avocado toast. Their pet-friendly patio provides plenty of shade, with a small green space nearby. 2003 W 34th St E, Houston, TX 77018

With American classics doused with Mediterranean influences, Relish uses fresh and local ingredients served in a chic, upscale setting appropriate for the whole family. Kids can order classic favs from the kids' menu, and your furry loved ones will enjoy the fabulous shaded patio. 2810 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098

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