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slowfoodgrrl Jun 18, 2009 03:25 PM

My boyfriend and I are trying to socialize our puppy and need suggestions for cafes, restaurants with patios, etc., that (a) tend to encourage dog owners to show up with furry friends in tow or (b) make it easy to order without having to bring the dog inside (which is probably is a code violation...?). We're in south Minneapolis near the lakes, but can get in the car to hit particularly good places. Help? Where do you bring your dog/puppy when you need something good to eat or drink? Any suggestions helpful.

  1. spunky_monkey Jun 19, 2009 07:14 AM

    Whenever the weather's good, we take our hound up to Town Hall. The manager there has always made us feel very welcome there. She always brings us a water bowl for the hound, and usually a few treats, too. The food at Town Hall usually isn't particularly outstanding, but they do have great beers.

    I'm pretty sure that Buster's allows dogs on their patio, too. I haven't tried it, personally, but I have heard from friends that they've taken dogs there.

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      salvage7 Jun 19, 2009 08:48 AM

      Rustica/Java Jack's always have tons of dogs, and they're in your neighborhood (W. 46th and Bryant).

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      kevin47 Jun 18, 2009 08:47 PM

      My wife took a picture of a couple with their dog on the patio of Victory 44. I should probably concede, though, that I have gone on and on about the place. I feel no guilt, since North Minneapolis needs good commerce generally, and good food in particular.

      But yeah, dogs are clearly allowed, the patio is informal, and the food is particularly good.

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        KristinT013 Jun 18, 2009 06:45 PM

        Ngon Bistro's new patio welcomes dogs-- we asked specifically when it first opened since the place is walkable for us.

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        Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
        799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

        1. princebaal Jun 18, 2009 05:12 PM

          Psycho Suzi's is great for dogs and they have kick ass deep dish pizza. Bulldog NE can also be good for dogs if it's not too hot out. Really most places with an outdoor patio have been ok with my dog, (small French Bulldog) but his looks get him in most anywhere!

           
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            getgot211 Jun 18, 2009 04:53 PM

            http://blog.sidewalkdog.com/index.php/2009/05/dog-friendly-dining-the-list-youve-all-been-waiting-for/

            and an interactive map...
            http://www.stuntpuppy.com/local/

            not on list, I had a meal with my pup at Carol's in Blaine. also the Mill City Farmers Market is a good place to bring em.

            2nd edit: a night out at Nomad.

            http://k9-connection.com/index.php?pa...

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              slowfoodgrrl Jun 18, 2009 08:03 PM

              Thanks for these links, so so much! Thanks, all! Keep 'em comin', if there are more.

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              phimoez Jun 18, 2009 04:46 PM

              The Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun - tons of dogs there. :)

              1. drew13000 Jun 18, 2009 03:40 PM

                I've seen dogs at Sea Salt, Psycho Suzi's, and Town Talk.

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