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20 Dog-Friendly Restaurants to Visit Around Delaware

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Get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather and a delicious meal with man’s best friend at one of these Delaware restaurants and bars.

With spring right around the corner, Delaware restaurants are opening their outdoor seating areas. Of course, what’s the best way to dine outdoors? With man’s best friend! No matter if you’re enjoying a day at the beach with your dog or going for a walk along the various nature trails Delaware has to offer, take a break and dine at one of these dog-friendly restaurants across the First State.  

With back patios, porches and backyards, here are all the places to bring your dog this spring. Just don’t forget to bring a leash!  

Multiple Locations  

Crabby Dicks  

Both Crabby Dicks locations in Rehoboth and Delaware City offer outdoor seating with enough space to bring your furry friends. 
30 Clinton St., Delaware City ● 832-5100
18831 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach ● 645-9132 

Crooked Hammock Brewery 


Crooked Hammock Brewery offers more than just outdoor seating with its collection of outdoor games and hammocks, making it a great place to relax for a few hours. 
36707 Crooked Hammock Way, Lewes ● 644-7837
316 Auto Park Dr., Middletown ● 601-7837 

Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen  


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Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen is a great place for those looking for a more relaxed dining atmosphere. All three Delaware locations have outdoor dining friendly to dogs. Plus, catch a live sporting event on TV or try its award-winning Sunday brunch.  
270 E Main St., Newark ● 444-8646
3006 Summit Harbour Pl., Bear ● 440-4404
42 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes ● 291-3900 

Grotto Pizza 

A staple of Delaware, Grotto’s Pizza offers outdoor dining that is pooch-friendly in some of its most popular locations throughout the state. 
36 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach ● 227-3278
1603 Coastal Hwy., Dewey Beach ● 227-3407
45 E Main S.t, Newark ● 369-0600 

New Castle County 


Banks Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar  

With its two distinct lunch and dinner menu options, Banks Seafood Kitchen and Raw Bar is a great place for those looking to eat outdoors with a riverfront view. 
101 S Market St., Wilmington ● 777-1500 

BBC Tavern and Grill 


Founded in 1994, BBC Tavern and Grill brings delicious dishes like Baja shrimp tacos, house-made meatloaf and Tuscan pasta.

4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville ● 655-3785

Buckley’s Tavern 

Dating back to 1817, Buckley’s Tavern has a rich history of serving a selection of comfort and seafood dishes. Plus, it offers a quaint backyard dining area that allows dogs to eat with you. 
5812 Kennett Pike, Wilmington ● 656-9776 

Cavanaugh’s Restaurant 

Located on Market Street in Wilmington, Cavanaugh’s Restaurant is reopening its outdoor seating once the warm weather becomes more consistent in the spring. Cavanaugh’s offers a wide selection of sandwiches, salads and appetizers, meaning there’s something on the menu you’re sure to love. 
703 N Market St., Wilmington ● 656-4067  

Constitution Yards 


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Constitution Yards prepares for a summer full of outdoor dining and offers a perfect location for you and your fur baby to dine and drink. Stay tuned for its exact opening date. 
308 Justison St., Wilmington ● 407-5192 

Deer Park Tavern  


Before Deer Park Tavern turns into a popular nightlife spot, it serves breakfast and dinner. Brunch on its front porch and sidewalk tables, which provide more than enough room to bring your dogs. 
108 W Main St., Wilmington ● 369-9414 

Home Grown Café 


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Homegrown Café’s outdoor patio on Main Street might be small, but it matches the relaxed atmosphere that makes it unique to the bustling college town. 
126 E Main St., Newark ● 266-6993 

Klondike Kate’s 

On top of being one of the more popular bars around the Newark area, Klondike Kate’s serves lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch. Dine here during the warmer weather days and bring your dogs! Plus, on those colder winter days, its outdoor seating area has heat lamps, allowing for outdoor dining most of the year.  
158 E Main St., Newark ● 737-6100 

Santa Fe Mexican Grill 


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Santa Fe’s outdoor dining wraps around both sides of the building, giving a view of both Main Street and North Chapel Street. Plus, dogs are allowed! 
190 E Main St., Newark ● 369-2500 

Kent County  

Brick Works Brewing and Eats 


This Brewpub in Smyrna allows dogs in its backyard dining area.  
230 S Dupont Blvd., Smyrna ● 508-2523 

McGlynn’s Pub  


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McGlynn’s Pub serves traditional American food, and its outdoor dining area gives a wide view of Silver Lake and the beautiful properties surrounding it. 
800 N State St., Dover ● 674-0144 

The House of Coffi  


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If you’re looking for coffee, baked goods or breakfast sandwiches during your morning walk around historic Dover, look no further than House of Coffi, which allows dogs on its front patio. 
14 E Loockerman St., Dover ● 672-0059 

Sussex County  

Arena’s Deli and Bar  


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Arena’s in Milford offers a classic menu of local favorites combined with a relaxing backyard patio positioned right next to the Mispillion River. Arena’s is particularly accommodating to dogs as it offers all its furry patrons fresh bowls of ice water. 
200 NE Front St., Milford ● 433-3354 

Cilantro Cocina de Mexico 

If you’re craving something a bit more authentic, then look no further than Cilantro Cocina de Mexico. Serving traditional Mexican dishes and drinks, Cilantro’s is the place to be. Its outdoor patio opens on March 4. 
120 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach ● 226-1000 

Dogfish Brewing and Eats 


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Dogfish Brewing and Eats keeps many of its locally crafted beers on tap. Guests can even purchase cans and growlers in case they find a flavor to take home. Plus, its backyard dining area is enough to fit you, your dog and the rest of the family. 
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach ● 266-2739 

Purple Parrot Grill 


The Purple Parrot allows dogs both on its front porch patio area facing Rehoboth Avenue as well as in its secluded backyard beer garden. 
134 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach ● 226-1139 

The Starboard  


The Starboard in Dewey Beach offers great outdoor seating in a breezy beach town setting and a broad brunch and dinner menu, plus a full bar.  

(Note, Starboard only allows dogs in its outdoor dining area Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8-10 a.m.)
2009 DE-1., Dewey Beach ● 227-4600 

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