Dog-Friendly Restaurants to Visit Around Delaware

Get out and enjoy a delicious meal or refreshing drink with man's best friend at one of these dog-friendly restaurants and bars in Delaware.

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 to drink and dine at one of these dog-friendly restaurants, bars and breweries across the First State.  

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

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Crabby Dicks  

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Both Crabby Dicks locations in Rehoboth and Delaware City offer outdoor seating with enough space to bring your furry friends. 
30 Clinton Street, Delaware City | 832-5100
18831 Coastal Highway, 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 Drive, Middletown | 601-7837 

Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen

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 the award-winning Sunday brunch.  
270 E Main Street, Newark | 444-8646
3006 Summit Harbour Place, Bear | 440-4404
42 Cape Henlopen Drive Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes | 291-3900 

 

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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 Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 227-3278
1603 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach | 227-3407
45 E Main Street, 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 Street, Wilmington | 777-1500 

BBC Tavern and Grill

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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 Street, Wilmington | 656-4067  

Constitution Yards 

Constitution Yards provides a summer full of outdoor dining and offers a perfect location for you and your fur baby to dine and drink. Plus, enjoy axe throwing, live music, lawn games and more throughout the season. 
308 Justison Street, 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 West Main Street, Wilmington | 369-9414 

Hamilton’s on Main

The approachable fine dining spot on Newark’s Main Street has a charming patio. Hamilton’s not only welcomes dogs, but also serves a collection of $5 vet-approved dog meals on the “Paw-tio Menu.” Choose from dog-friendly foods like carrots, white rice, beef and salmon.
102 East Main Street, Newark | 358-8533

Home Grown Café 

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 Street, 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 East Main Street, Newark | 737-6100 

Liquid Alchemy Beverages

Wilmington’s only mead and cider brewery not only allows dogs, but encourages them both indoors and outdoors. With food trucks on the weekends and frequent special events, this is a great dog-friendly hangout. Plus, the weather will be getting cooler before we know it! If you’re looking for dog-friendly places to escape the autumn cold, Liquid Alchemy is perfect.
28 Brookside Drive, Wilmington | 438-0252

Makers Alley

This indoor/outdoor beer garden features a renovated 1964 Airstream acting as a working kitchen, games for kids and adults, over 20 rotating beers on tap and plenty of outdoor space for your furry friend.
804 North Orange Street, Wilmington | 482-1299

 

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Santa Fe Mexican Grill 

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 East Main Street, Newark | 369-2500 

Kent County  

Brick Works Brewing and Eats 

This Brewpub in Smyrna allows dogs in its backyard dining area.  
230 South Dupont Boulevard, Smyrna | 508-2523 

McGlynn’s Pub  

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 North State Street, Dover | 674-0144 

The House of Coffi  

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 East Loockerman Street, Dover | 672-0059 

 

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Sussex County  

Arena’s Deli and Bar  

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 Northeast Front Street, Milford | 433-3354 

Big Oyster Brewery

Looking for a cold beer and some amazing seafood and pub fare? Big Oyster Brewery has you covered on both fronts. Plus, the dog-friendly patio invites you to bring your furry friend along.
1007 Kings Highway, Lewes | 644-2621

Dewey Beer Co.

Dewey Beer Co. is known for bright fruity sours, crisp IPAs and refreshing lagers. Taste the unique beer offerings alongside brewpub fare with your dog by your side in the outdoor seating area at the original Dewey Beach location. At the Harbeson location, dogs are welcome both indoors and outdoors.
2100 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach | 227-1182
21241 Iron Throne Drive, Harbeson | 329-9759

 

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Dogfish Brewing and Eats 

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 Avenue, 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 Avenue, 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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