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I did a quick search for dog-friendly/outdoor-dining restaurants in the area, but thanks to the filter, most of the posts were about hot dogs Speeds! (Which I admit, I still have to check out.)

Anywhere besides Tremont 647's Doggie Days that will let a leashed dog sit in our vicinity? Dish, maybe? I've seen a dog leashed to the outdoor patio fences at some of the places on Boylston, but ideally I'd be staying off of Newbury/Boylston.


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  1. I remember seeing dogs in the outside patio area at a restaurant on Shawmut Ave in the South End, but I can't recall the name of the restaurant. It was a corner location with just a few tables outside, but there were a couple of dogs hanging out as I walked by. (Sorry for being so vague, but this was a year ago and my memory's not so good these days!)

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    1. re: cambridgejen

      That would be the South End Buttery. They are dog friendly and they donate a portion of their cupcake sales to the Animal Rescue League. I remember that Geoffrey's, when they were located in the Back Bay used to allow dogs on the patio. I don't know if they do at their new location in Roslindale.

    2. Beacon st Tavern patio often has friendly pooches sitting adjacent to the tables on the outer side/sidewalk while their owners dine and the locals admire them (the pooches, not the owners)

      1. most of the outdoor caf├ęs on Newbury and Boylstons sts will let you bring your dog but tied beside you on something

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        1. re: cigalechanta

          Fireplace Grill in Brookline has been dog friendly outside, at least at lunch.

          1. re: cigalechanta

            Last summer, my husband and I tried in vain to find a place on Newbury that would allow our dog ( not a "scary" breed or very large). At numerous spots, we were asked to tie her to a meter! We refused, as I would never want anyone to tie a member of their family to a meter.

          2. I've been able to bring my dog to the patios of Tremont 647, Petit Robert Bistro, The Dish, Stella, and into the saloon side of J.J. Foley's Cafe, all in the South End. They have to sit outside of the dining area, but sometimes that's better than leaving them at home.

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            1. re: MC Slim JB

              Also the patio at Rocca, I have seen dogs and their diners there. There is outdoor seating at Flour and the Buttery if you are looking for sandwiches, both are very dog friendly, as is Toro I think.

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                I've also seen people with their dogs on the patio at Picco on Tremont St. in the South End.

                1. re: mangorita

                  Pretty much any restaurant in the South End that has outdoor tables/dining will allow you to bring your dog....we love to bring our pup along, and he's been welcomed at

                  --Tremont 647
                  --Red Fez (it's been a while, but we used to bring him there)
                  --Garden of Eden

                  I am not sure about B&G --because their outdoor seating is sort of sunken patio area, we've never tried to bring the pooch there. Anyone know?
                  Also Pops and Hammersly's both have outdoor tables now. I'm sure you can bring your pup to Pops, my guess is they are fine with it at Hammersly's too.
                  You have to remember that probably about 75% (or more) of south enders have dogs, so it's probably the most dog-friendly area in the city.

                  1. re: twentyoystahs

                    Just an FYI, we asked at both Pops and Hammersley's and were told dogs were welcomed at both.

              2. I actually was able to have my dog dine with us (and sleep under the table) at McCormick's and Smidts in Faniuel Hall a couple of weeks ago. I have a 6 month old english bull dog so she is little, but they had no problem letting her sit right at the table with us.

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                1. re: Boston Scene

                  Inside or outside? I am assuming you're talking about their outside patio. I've found that most restaurants have no problem with you bringing a dog along when dining outside. I ate at the outside tables at Wagamama in Fanueil Hall with my pup, no problem.

                2. I just caught Billy Costa's show very recently about a place that allows your pouch and you to dine outside (and food for your pouch too). I can't recall where this was or the name but I'm sure his website will. The menu looks awesome (for us humans).

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                  1. re: lexpatti

                    Thanks, everyone, for all of your wonderful recommendations!

                    The biggest doggie hit of the weekend was B&G for a late afternoon lunch on their patio- just lovely. (We did like the lobster rolls better the next day at Neptune, though we were split on where we preferred the fried clams.)

                    While strolling through the South End we came across a number of these dog-friendly recommendations which are on the to-do list for next time.

                    Thanks again!