Best Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Michigan

Based on Michigan law, dogs are allowed on all patios in Michigan, but some patios are better than others. After you spend the day at a dog-friendly beach, take your pup and enjoy a bite to eat at one of Michigan’s best dog-friendly restaurants.

Eastern Michigan

Old German — Ann Arbor

A restaurant with a menu specifically for dogs; what could be more perfect? Old German has a variety of pup friendly foods so they can dine with you. As you can tell by the name, the restaurant has German potato pancakes, potato salad, and the like.

Woodbridge Pub — Detroit

Woodbridge Pub is located in Detroit and has a small patio, but if you can get a spot it is a fun place to hang out with your pet. Check out Woodbridge on Taco Tuesday for some delicious Mexican food or you can go any day of the week for delicious food.


HopCat — Lansing

Your pup and you can go enjoy a delicious burger and beer at HopCat. Dogs are allowed on the patio and don’t have to be tied up to the railing, just near you. HopCat has multiple locations throughout the state, keep your eyes peeled for their other patios!

Northern Michigan

Art’s Tavern – Glen Arbor

Art’s Tavern has limited space on the patio, but if you can snag a spot, it is a great place to take your pet. The restaurant brings a water dish out for your dog…sometimes before they bring drinks to the owner. They have a breakfast or lunch and dinner menu so take your dog morning or night!

Bowers Harbor Vineyards — Traverse City

Take your dog along for some wine tasting at Bowers Harbor Vineyards. The vineyard allows dogs on the patio as well as their interpretive trail. This is the perfect location to enjoy some wine and local cheeses with your favorite furry friend.

Western Michigan

Borrowed Time — Saugatuck

Borrowed Time has a dog-friendly porch where you can enjoy some wine, craft beer, some small plate snacks and more. Even if you don’t have a dog, check out this place for their lawn which has Jenga and cornhole to play!

Harmony Brewing — Grand Rapids

Looking for a relaxing evening with friends and your dog. Look no further than Harmony Brewing in Grand Rapids. Bring your dog and enjoy some award-winning pizza and beer at Harmony Brewing Company.

Old Boys’ Brewhouse — Spring Lake

Old Boys’ Brewhouse is a perfect dinner spot after spending the day at the beach. Located in Spring Lake, Michigan, a short drive from Grand Haven or Muskegon, Old Boys’ allows dogs on the patio. They have an extensive menu so there is something to satisfy everyone. Based on their name, you can guess they have a good drink menu too.

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