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Doggie dining: South Florida restaurants with special pet menus & pet-friendly places

Did you know there are restaurants in South Florida that are now offering doggie menus for your furry friend to enjoy some delicious canine cuisine? If not, then you heard it here first! 

We’ve rounded up some of the best Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach spots where both you and your date — aka your pup — can enjoy a nice meal together.

We also included some pet-friendly restaurants without special doggie menus that you may want to have on your dining list.

(Photo courtesy of Casa Sensei)

Casa Sensei

1200 E Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Doggie Sushi? We’ll take two rolls, please! Pups can enjoy hand-rolled bites including the popular Woof Roll with beef, rice, carrots and peas or opt for a special treat with the Salmon Delight and Chicken Lovers Stir Fry. Humans and their pets can also enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor waterfront dock overlooking the Himmarshee Canal. 

Shooters Waterfront

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale

The Shooters Doggie Menu was crafted by Meals for Dogs in Fort Lauderdale, so you know it’ll be good! Prices range from $8 to $14 for savory meals carefully prepared for man’s best friend (they’re promoted as “veterinary-approved”).

There’s the Bahia Beef pup-perfected with USDA ground beef, whole wheat macaroni, butternut squash, organic carrots, apples, kale, organic pumpkin seed oil, organic hemp oil and a blend of essential vitamins and minerals. A healthy doggie day out!

Quarterdeck

1035 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale

Say cheers with your dog over some cocktails — for humans! Humans dining can indulge in Tito’s Puptails (cocktails) such as the “The Brindle” made with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, orange juice, sparkling mineral water complete with fresh blackberries, among other options.

Quarterdeck offers a special Puppy Chow menu for everyone’s hungry furry friend with dishes ranging from $2-10, including Grilled Chicken with Rice, Bacon Strips, Sweet Potato Treats, and an Unseasoned Hamburger Patty, all served with a bowl of ice water. 

Deck 84

840 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach

Casual waterfront dining with a side of doggie menu! The Doggie Diner menu sounds pretty delicious, but we’ll stick to the human menu. Your furry friend can choose between three dishes: Beggin’ for Beef, Chasin’ the Chicken, and Fetch the Fish.

(Photo courtesy of The Lincoln Eatery)

The Lincoln Eatery

723 Lincoln Lane N., Miami Beach

Necessary Purveyor, located inside The Lincoln Eatery food hall, features a pet-friendly patio and sells homemade dog jerky.

While you’re there, enjoy menu highlights such as the Green Forager or The Shepherd. Also at The Lincoln Eatery, XO Espresso Bar is offering a complimentary Puppuccino when you bring your pooch with you on your coffee run.

Burt & Max’s

9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach

Hyper pup? How about a CBD Doggie Biscuit by Bark Avenue? And if your pup is beggin’ for more, choose from a 6-ounce steak or chicken breast with rice, carrots, or green beans!

Cielito Artisan Pops

2750 NW Third Ave., Wynwood

Nothing like a delicious ice pop on a hot day! At Cielito Artisan Pops, you can get an ice pop for yourself and your dog. Their doggy pops are made with fresh fruits and sweetened with honey.

(Photo courtesy of LoKal)

Lokal

3190 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove

LoKal lives up to its definition by being a gathering spot for locals and their furry friends. The Doggy Menu offers pups the chance to indulge in the Chichi Get The Meatloaf ($5), made with Homemade Meatloaf w/Egg and Tomato Puree; and the Yeyo’s Chicken & Rice(5), prepared with grilled Florida chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas.

Your dog can wash this down with a Bowser Beer($5) a non-alcoholic beer served over ice. 

Kush Wynwood

2003 North Miami Ave., Wynwood

This pet-friendly dining destination has a table outside with you and your pups name on it and a select menu made just for your furry friend. From the pet-friendly menu guests can order their dogs dishes like Chichi’s Chicken & Rice($5), that is made with grilled chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas. 

Kush Coconut Grove

2911 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove

Kush Coconut Grove is a quiet oasis amidst Coconut Grove’s nearby pedestrian flurry. Outdoor (and breezy) seating for people and dogs (who have their own menu) with a sparkling fountain make it the idyllic setting to enjoy a working lunch, lazy afternoon, or romantic dinner with your pup, pal, or partner.

The Dog Menu available outdoors only offers $6 dishes including Chicken & RiceMeatballs, and Cuban chew-gars that your pup will love.

Cafe Kush

7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami

This funky, pet-friendly French-inspired café dishes up bistro classics such as Cuisses de Grenouilles (Frog’s Legs); Soupe à L’Oignon (French Onion Soup), Croque Monsieur and Coq au Vin as well as Kush signature items such as the FritaChicken-n-Waffles and Key Lime Pie.

For the pups, owners can order their pet the Chicken N Rice($5), prepared with grilled Florida chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas; available outside only.

(Photo courtesy of Lona Cocina & Tequileria)

Lona Cocina & Tequileria

321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Lona’s expansive oceanside terrace and newly constructed Tequila Terrace offer two open-air, pet-friendly dining locations with pet perks including water bowls and treats. On the last Thursday of each month, treat your pooch to a tail wagging time as Lona’s Tequila Terrace is host to Tail Waggin’ Terrace, the lively al fresco yappy hour from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The monthly series, which is free to attend and open to the public, features doggie playdates, music, treats, and complimentary “puptails” and themed adult libations.

(Photo credit Mozes Ban)

Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Bars

Big Buns Damn Good Burgers

221 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale

This pet-friendly fine-casual spot strives to serve the world’s most delicious and innovative burgers while sharing the feel of a backyard party with its guests. What feels more like a backyard party than being outside on the gorgeous river front with your pet?

Beyond serving your classic burger, Big Buns offers never-before-seen burgers such as Frickin’ Good Chicken; Hot & Hefe; and Peppercorn Steakhouse. The menu also serves a variety of bowls, sides and over-the-top shakes.

Matchbox

221 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale

An intimate neighborhood dining destination Matchbox is the perfect location to bring your dog. The menu offers specialty cocktails with a wide range of American cuisine including brick oven pizzas, salads, bowls, sandwiches, burgers and more.

Diners can expect elevated American-bistro fare crafted from high quality ingredients. Matchbox is known to be a pet-friendly, high-energy gathering place with delicious food and drinks.

R House Wynwood

2727 NW Second Ave., Wynwood

This contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful dinner offerings, as well as its bustling weekend brunch scene and evening programming that welcome all dogs and their owners.

The indoor/outdoor Wynwood destination is known best for its modern Latin American plates, extravagant drag performances, and lively atmosphere inspired by the vivacious flavors of Miami.

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Noelani Soto

About Noelani Soto

Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

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