credit: Ian McKellar

There are many restaurants out there that don’t welcome lovable furry friends. But several places around the Pittsburgh area offer great food and pet-friendly environments. Here’s a look at some picks from the experts at Animal Friends and the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society!


A big outdoor patio area makes the popular Doublewide Grill on Pittsburgh’s South Side a pet-friendly eatery. The restaurant is also known to host special pancake breakfast fundraisers for animal welfare organizations.

The Hop House’s South Hills location makes our list because of their “Barks & Brews” event. It’s Happy Hour with your dog! Best of all, the proceeds go to benefit Animal Friends.


The Wine Loft on Pittsburgh’s South Side is a trendy spot with “posh, soothing surroundings” and best of all – an outdoor dining area. That’s what makes it a great place to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine and a relaxing meal with both friends and furry friends!

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

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Bruster’s has plenty of cool treats to nourish your sweet spot. But the ice cream stop makes our list because it’s a place where you and your pooch can spend some quality time over dessert! So, stop by for your favorite flavor and get your dog some too. Bruster’s offers free ice cream cones to dogs!

417 S. Craig Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

Downtown (Cultural District)
807 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222

Café at The Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212

Dozen Bake Shop is best known by people around Pittsburgh for its tasty cupcakes and other pastries, but the bakery is also a good place to treat your pup’s sweet tooth. They offer dog-safe cupcakes on their delectable menu!

Other restaurants with pet-friendly patios:

With their pet-friendly outdoor patio, this hot spot on the North Shore is perfect for the Pittsburgh sports lover and their black & gold pooch!

With their pet-friendly outdoor patio, this hip café in Regent Square is a great dining place for people out and about with their pets!


With their pet-friendly outdoor seating, the Big Dog Café welcomes pets and their owners for some great coffee and delicious food!

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