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We can take them to the parks, shopping centers and even dog-only spas. But it can sometimes be a challenge to find high-quality restaurants that are also dog friendly.
Uptown News scoured the neighborhoods and picked three restaurants where your fur baby (or babies) will be happily welcomed. Even better, we guarantee you won’t be compromising your taste buds to cater to your pup.
Fish Public in Kensington
The restaurant opened a little over a year ago, one of four owned by the renowned Urban Kitchen Group.
Diners can find fresh seafood including oysters, mussels, crab and lobster rolls, and oyster tacos. Fish Public also caters to anyone who may prefer a land dish with mac-n-cheese, BLTs and burgers.
The Nantucket-inspired restaurant has a sidewalk patio with plenty of seating and servers offer water bowls to their four-legged patrons.
Address: 4055 Adams Ave.
Hours: 5 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 5 – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Tip: Oysters are $1 each on Sundays
Carnitas Snack Shack in North Park
It’s hard to miss this North Park joint when there’s a mile-long waiting line. But the wait is definitely worth every bite you’ll get at this pet-friendly establishment.
Carnitas Snack Shack offers a fusion of Mexican and American dishes using farm fresh ingredients. The menu, which changes daily, includes pork belly, pulled pork and of course, carnitas.
The casual yet comely dining area is all outdoors, making it pet-friendly. The Shack also has a patio bar.
Address: 2632 University Ave.
Hours: noon to midnight, daily
Tip: Get the pork belly sauce on the side. It goes with everything.
Buona Forchetta in South Park
Buona Forchetta is the perfect eatery for diners looking for something a little more upscale that also welcomes their pups.
Buona Forchetta offers everything an Italian restaurant should, including wood-fired pizza, gnocchi and calzones.
The outdoor seating area is street-side and is complete with charming lighting.
Address: 3001 Beech St.
Hours: 5 – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday; 12 – 3 p.m. Wednesday – Friday; noon – 11 p.m. Saturday; and noon – 10 p.m. Sunday.
Tip: Try the sangria.