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10 Dog-Friendly Miami Bars and Restaurants – bow wow!

October 13, 2019

Here’s the 411 on where to dine with your furry best friend in the 305!

More and more South Florida restaurants are recognizing that South Floridians are attached to furry companions. As such, eateries are now pet-friendly allowing patrons to bring four-legged buddies along to enjoy a meal.

Here are some of the best spots of locally owned and operated restaurants with the best dog menus— including filet mignon, tacos, and non-alcoholic beer — and treats for men and women’s best friends, too.

1. International Smoke

19565 Biscayne Blvd Suite 946
Aventura, FL 33180(786) 254-0422 Visit Website

Chef Michael Mina and Ayesha Curry’s collaboration features wood fired dishes for humans, as well as a menu made for and aptly named Fido’s Feast. Treat the four-legged best bud with the three options available; doggy loco moco featuring ground beef and steamed rice, smoked beef bones, and a selection of biscuits.

2. Palmar

180 NW 29th St
Miami, FL 33127(305) 573-5682Visit Website

The Chinese restaurant with tropical vibes and Latin influences welcomes pets to enjoy a taste of “hooman” food in its patio area. Stop by with the furry buddy for a dim sum lunch, and chef Raymond Li will whip up a bowl of steamed noodles or rice for them to slurp up, along with a bowl of ice and water.


2003 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127(305) 576-4500Visit Website

Owner, chef and animal lover, Matthew Kushner knows it’s a dog’s life. That’s why three out of the four Kush Hospitality restaurants offer menus specifically made for dogs. At Kush, humans can munch on an array of appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and desserts plus craft beers while dogs can dine on Yeyo’s chicken and rice made with grilled chicken cut and mixed in with brown rice, carrots, and peas.

4. Lobster Bar Sea Grille – Miami Beach

404 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139(305) 377-2675Visit Website

South of Fifth’s Lobster Bar is pulling all the stops with its Pooches on the Patio menu. Now, dogs can eat as well as their counterparts with choices of beef short rib stew, grilled chicken chop chop with broccoli and sweet potato, beef meatballs, a vegetable plate, or the filet mignon with Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. To quench their thirst, there’s a dirty dog martini with filtered water and veal jus or the SoFi dog with infused cucumber.

5. Sushi Kong

3000 Coral Way Cu-4
Coral Gables, FL 33145(305) 815-6330Visit Website

Just outside of Coral Gables, Sushi Kong is a Japanese eatery with Latin influences. Dine on eclectic takes on traditional sushi, rolls, and wok dishes while the four-legged buddy enjoys a bowl of kongle; a mix of wet and dry salmon dog food and carrots.

6. The Spillover

2911 Grand Ave #400d
Coconut Grove, FL 33133(305) 456-5723Visit Website

Sustainable seafood paired with ciders and meads are the specialty at The Spillover in Coconut Grove — as well as the Spanish television icon murals adorning the walls. Dine on a menu loaded with all types of seafood, while pets enjoy their own menu which includes chicken and rice, meatballs and veggies, and Cuban Chew-Gars, of course.


7. Atchana’s Homegrown Thai

3194 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133(305) 774-0404Visit Website

Bring the pup and enjoy authentic Thai cuisine in Coconut Grove. Atchana’s doggy menu offers a varying rice bowl for canine buddies with daily creations including chicken, beef, or salmon mixed with rice and veggies in a coconut broth. 

8. LoKal

3190 Commodore Plaza
Miami, FL 33133(305) 442-3377Visit Website

Craving a burger and cold beer? Then head on over to Kush with the fur baby and dine on an array of burgers — with vegan and vegetarian options available — and an arsenal of beers. Treat the pet to Marmaduke’s homemade meatloaf made with egg, wheat bran, oregano and tomato puree or Yeyo’s chicken and brown rice plus carrots and peas, and a Bowser’s (non-alcoholic) beer made just for dogs.

9. Greenstreet Cafe

3468 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133(305) 444-0244Visit Website

For more than 30 years, this Coconut Grove staple has been the place to go for locals and pets alike. With outdoor seating complete with umbrellas for shading, pets and owners feel at ease while enjoying casual American fare. The pet friendly wait staff at Greenstreet is known to treat pets to complimentary slices of bacon and pieces of grilled chicken as well as a bowl of ice water.


10. Glass and Vine

2820 McFarlane Rd
Coconut Grove, FL 33133(305) 200-5268Visit Website

With a special menu by board certified veterinary nutritionist, Dr. Justin Schalberg, Glass and Vine treats dogs to a variety of pet-friendly dishes. Pet owners can enjoy the eatery’s contemporary menu al fresco while doggies munch on choices of chicken and rice, basil beef, or roasted turkey and sweet potato.

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