Thursday, August 09, 2007

Dog-Friendly Days of Summer

One of the many things to love about Paris, and much of the rest of Europe, is their love of long evenings enjoying meals at cafes and restaurants, surrounded by the love and companionship of their furry friends. Pet owners in the United States, where most health codes prohibit animals from entering a restaurant, do not enjoy the same luxury. Fifi can enjoy a peaceful dinner at a café beside her loving owner in Paris, but Fido has to stay home anytime his parents want to grab a bite to eat, that is, except in the summer. Many restaurants are taking full advantage of health codes allowing pets to join their owners on patios, decks and rooftops to capitalize on the growing pet-friendly market.

The following is a small list of some of the Twin Cities Pet Friendly Dining options for dogs and their humans. Allowing animals is at the discretion of the restaurant and can be changed at any time, so please call ahead to assure the establishment is still allowing animals. It is also important to remember to only take a well behaved and socialized dog that can quietly enjoy the sites and smells of al fresco dining; you do not want to bring the animal that causes management to change their tune. Summers are far too short so get out there and enjoy!


St. Paul:

  • Coffee News Café: 1662 Grand Ave., St. Paul

The Suburbs:

Please leave a comment if you have a pet-friendly patio dining option to add to the list, or to report if a restaurant is no longer serving our furry friends.


husband said...

I'm an especially big fan of McCoy's. Before or after your meal you can swing by Lulu & Luigi's for some pet shopping.

Steve said...

This is a fantastic list, 'Chelle. Thanks for printing this up, that is really a nice service for those of us who are animal lovers.

Explosive Bombchelle said...

Friendly Apple Orchard

Anonymous said...

Thank you,good information. Our dogs need a life too.;