Minnesota has a reputation for being full of very nice people.
They’re also nice to dogs, having plenty of dog friendly restaurants in Minneapolis.
Do keep in mind that Minneapolis is very strict with their leash and license laws so make sure you bring your leash and that Fido has his tags before you go!
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#1 Psycho Suzi’s Motor Lounge
This place has a South Pacific theme with its tiki torches, palm trees and tribal masks.
Polynesian wings and tropical drinks are on the menu but so are pizzas and burgers. (Hawaiian style is available.)
The dog friendly patio overlooks the water.
1900 SE Marshall, Minneapolis, MN 55418
#2 The Smack Shack
Being in the Midwest doesn’t mean you can’t have seafood! If Fido likes fish or lobster, there are thirty-five outdoor tables to choose from.
603 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Chicken bones are not good for dogs but the eggs are good for Fido’s coat.
The servers at Brasa will bring Fido fresh water while you can have some premium rotisserie.
600 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Barbette is a classy french restaurant with fine art hanging on its walls.
But they’re not so hoity-toity Fifi can’t show up!
The al fresco dining area welcomes well behaved dogs.
The ingredients are organic and from local farms.
1600 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN, US, 55408
#5 The Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar
Not only are dogs welcome to the patio at Howe Daily Kitchen and Bar but they have a special doggie menu full of treats a dog can safely eat.
Check out their “yappy” hour and come in Wednesday between 4pm – 10pm when dogs eat free with purchase of human entree.
3675 Minnehaha Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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#6 Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Here is a cool and classy place to have a beer and some homey American fare.
The patio is spacious enough to stretch out on (if you’re a dog, of course) and Fido gets a water dish.
1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
#7 Cafe Lurcat
This stylish, urban venue is fancy enough to be reserved for black tie events but the al fresco seating welcomes well behaved dogs.
You can share Scallops Bourguignonne while overlooking the beautiful scenery of Loring Park.
1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403
#8 Burger Jones
Burger Jones is not only the best burger in the Twin Cities, not only do they have a dog friendly patio, but they have a dog friendly menu!
Even Fido can have custom ground Angus beef with no bun or onions.
3200 W Lake St, Calhoun Village Shopping Center, Minneapolis, MN 55416
#9 Pizzeria Lola
This place that serves quality wood oven pizzas was named after a sweet little Weimaraner named Lola.
Attentive servers will bring your dog a dish of water and a free treat.
5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
#10 Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room
Generally, patios are only available in clement weather (something Minneapolis doesn’t get much of in winter) but this American bar and grill has heated tents.
Call ahead, just in case.
2500 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
#11 Aster Cafe
The European style patio is a great place to bring your dog to sit in the shade and share a charcuterie with your best friend.
Enjoy jazz music while overlooking the Mississippi.
125 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
#12 Colossal Cafe
Please take note that the open locations of this restaurant are on Grand and Como Avenues.
They’re best known for their breakfasts but their lunch is homestyle American fare.
1839 E 42nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
#13 Tiny Diner
This casual restaurant prepares their menu items with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
We do not recommend the Bad Breath Burger for Fido. (Too many onions and garlic)
However, he might like the Kid Breakfast of bacon and eggs.
1024 E 38th St, Minneapolis, MN 55407
#14 Common Roots Cafe
This place serves casual American style sandwiches, salads and breakfast items plus some cocktails.
We recommend the Kids Turkey Sandwich for Fido.
2558 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
#15 Urban Eatery
This bustling location is popular with the locals and has quite the eclectic menu.
Fido can have water and a treat while you treat yourself to a lamb burger or pork chops. (Fido can safely gnaw on pork bones.)
2730 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
#16 Riverview Wine Bar
This charming little eatery located in the Longfellow neighborhood is a popular community area where all are welcome, even those with four legs.
The place itself looks nice, but their website needs work.
3747 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
#17 Gigi’s Cafe
Gigi’s makes their food with only fresh and natural ingredients from local, organic farms.
The patio is very dog friendly with constantly filled water bowls.
822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
#18 Day Block Brewing
The outdoor seating at this eatery provides live music along with rotating cocktails, so it is a place for the adventurous.
Fido will get water and would probably appreciate the lamb skewer while you might like beer and pizza.
1105 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
#19 Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
This pizza place has dog friendly picnic tables and partners with a different charitable organization every month.
The origins of this place sounds like something out of a rom com (chef meets lawyer, chef cooks for lawyer….) but we’re glad it worked.
600 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
#20 Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Cafe
This ice cream parlor is a chocolate lover’s delight!
I’d love to try the Nicollet Avenue Pothole.
Fido, however, should stick to vanilla or one of the chocolate free pastries.
4321 UPointon Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
#21 Cuzzy’s Downtown
This downtown eatery is just a couple blocks from the Minnesota Twins’ Ballpark.
A lot of their American diner style fare is heavy on the onions and garlic so be careful about sharing with Fido.
507 N Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
This cozy Italian eatery provides an al fresco dining area for you and your furry friend.
Everything is made in house with only top quality ingredients, some from their own farm.
You can order the grilled chicken from the children’s menu for Fido, but keep the Oreo cookie for yourself.
5325 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
#23 Punch Neapolitan Pizza
The dog friendly patio is very popular with the locals.
This pizzaria serves authentic Italian style pizza, so be prepared for something out of the ordinary.
You’ll no doubt leave here pleased as Punch.
3226 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55416
#24 Butcher & The Boar
It calls itself a Biergarten, but while it does offer choice beer and cheeses, much of the fare is American inspired.
Keep Fido away from the beer but he might like some of the sausage sampler and a tennis ball with the Butcher & the Boar logo.
1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403-1705
#25 Wagner’s Drive-In
It’s a drive-in but dogs are welcome at the picnic tables. It’s your typical American burger joint fare with a taste of Fifties nostalgia.
Now, the prices aren’t exactly 1950’s, but you get what you pay for.
7000 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55428
#26 Grand Cafe
You wouldn’t think a fancy French restaurant like this would be dog friendly, but their tour video features a winsome little whippet.
Most dishes may be a little heavy on the garlic, but Fido might like a croissant.
3804 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
#27 Sanctuary Restaurant
The patio seating at sanctuary welcomes well behaved dogs.
Their eclectic menu is mostly New American with bits of French and Mediterranean.
The menu switches up every month just to keep things interesting.
903 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
#28 Hai hai
Here’s a place to go for a taste of Vietnamese cuisine in a bright and charming islander themed patio.
Fido might like the chicken liver wontons.
2121 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
#29 Spyhouse Coffee Shop
Outdoor table service is not available here so Fido will have to be secured while you go in to order.
They seem to have nothing but coffee on the menu, which isn’t recommended for dogs but you may be able to get some water if you ask.
2404 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405-2604
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#30 Pat’s Tap
Come through the back gate at Pat’s Tap and have a little bit of everything at their patio seating area.
Their Pig Out Plate is a charcuterie featuring two different kinds of cheese and is big enough to share.
3510 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Which Restaurant You Wanna Visit With Your Dog in Minneapolis, MN
If you ever find yourself in downtown Minneapolis, go to the corner of Nicollet and 7th Street where you can take a selfie with a bronze statue of Mary Tyler Moore.
Then find one of these places!
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