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Dog Friendly Patios in Dallas??

Tbird1980 May 16, 2008 10:07 AM

Recently dined at La Duni for the umpteenth time but discovered the patio to be dog friendly for the first time. Guess I never noticed. Does anyone know of other patios that are the same way? I don't want her on a leash through the bars because she is small and that is a scary place for her to be. Am also curious to know how others feel about having dogs around them while dining. Doesn't bother me obviously but I am curious how others feel about it. In my experience everyone wanted to stop and let me know how well behaved and adorable she is. But I knew that. :)

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    oldstatues Jul 1, 2012 07:27 AM

    Here's the City of Dallas's list of permitted places. Some of them are closed though...

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      pgwiz1 May 19, 2012 02:35 PM

      The places we often visit with the pooch are Villa-O off of Knox, Toulouse on Knox, Cane Rosso in Deep Ellum, Hacienda on Henderson, Mr. Mesero off of Knox. I know Porch also allows dogs. We always have the dog on a leash, which I think is necessary to be polite to others around you...you never know if someone is fearful of dogs, so you don't want to freak them out by having your dog wandering over to them.

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        pgwiz1 May 19, 2012 02:36 PM

        Oh and the old Horne and Dekker used to be great. Hopefully the new Snack place will also allow dogs.

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        CocoaNut May 10, 2012 12:45 PM

        Cane Rosso, Deep Ellum - (Good Saturday brunch)

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          alliegator Jul 20, 2012 07:49 AM

          I second this one, all their food is fabulous!

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          Sunshine7945 May 10, 2012 12:13 PM

          One2One Restaurant and Bar in Frisco is Dog Friendly....they will greet you and your pooch with a water bowl and treat for Fido...plus amazing food for you too.

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            lindseyk Jul 18, 2008 08:35 AM

            The Porch (Henderson/Willis) has a nice shady dog friendly patio. They'll bring out a water bowl for your pooch too.

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              kelly2 Jun 3, 2008 02:42 PM

              Here are some great suggestions:

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                Tbird1980 Jun 4, 2008 08:37 AM

                oooo! Lots of good info in this link! Thanks so much!

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                saucy minion Jun 3, 2008 01:56 PM

                The Dream Cafe at the Quadrangle. Especially during weekend brunch, there are always at least three dogs enjoying the air while their owners eat. The restaurant is well off the street so you don't have to worry about your pooch dashing out into pedestrian/cyclist/auto traffic.

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                  Mike C. Miller Jun 1, 2008 05:50 PM

                  Lola, believe it or not. At least if the dog is well behaved.

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                    margiehubbard May 30, 2008 04:40 PM

                    Capitol Pub is dog friendly. But, all the dogs I've seen were on leashes kind of hanging around in the shade under the tables. Amuse has dog food items on their brunch menu. So, I'm sure their patio is open to pooches. They can even eat!

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                      lpool002 May 26, 2008 03:21 PM

                      Jake's Hamburgers on McKinney is dog friendly!

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                        Tbird1980 Jun 4, 2008 08:42 AM

                        MMMM.....Peach Cobbler bites.

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                        pizzaQTpie May 16, 2008 02:17 PM

                        Glad you started this post! I want to know of some good places to bring my dog besides the obvious places like Pooch Patio or City Pet Life on Oak Lawn. I remember about a year ago or so places in The West Village had a ban on having dogs on the patio and last time I was at Toulouse, the dogs had to stay on the other side or the railing.

                        Good to know about Barcadia!

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                          Epicurious Esquire May 16, 2008 12:25 PM

                          Barcadia on Henderson. Nice big patio, decent-enough bar food and a bunch of old-school video games!!

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                            simply_victoria May 16, 2008 11:41 AM

                            State and Allen lounge is dog friendly, but not much room to run around.

                            Lee Harvey's has dog day afternoon on Sundays. They close up the gates and allow the dogs to run around the outside. And they have good burgers!

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