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Dining with a dog ...

We'll be traveling with our Welsh Corgi (25lbs). Looking for outdoor dining options where we can bring him. We'll be in Hallandale/Hollywood then over to Naples then up towards Tampa. Any and all recommendations are appreciated!

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  1. In Miami you can sit outside with the dog for a solid pizza at Andiamo or a great lunch at Michael's.

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    1. re: mikek

      At Coconuts in Ft Lauderdale you can sit outside (overlooking the water) with your dog. They will even bring him a dish for water. The food is great too.

    2. Sage Bagel, 800 East Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Hallandale Beach, FL , arguably the best bagels, pastrami, whitefish and corned beef in South Florida, has outdoor tables where dogs are permitted. Would be an excellent place to take the pooch for breakfast or lunch.

      Mauro's Pizza,1904 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL, has seating outside, and the pizza is first rate -- classic NYC style, with thin crust, sweet sauce, and just enough grease dripping to stain your shirt.

      Across the street from Mauro's is Rainbo Cafe, 1909 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL, who also has outdoor seating, with a full menu of breakfast and dinner foods. The people watching is maybe better than the food, but a great way to spend an hour or two.

      1. Mostly every place on Las Olas Blvd in Fort Lauderdale allows dogs to dine outside.

        1. I could be wrong but the Fl law was changed a few years back allowing dogs at outside tables if the restaurant allows it and other customers don't complain. Lots of restaurants along Atlantic Ave in Delray have dog water bowls outside.

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          1. re: smartie

            The state left it up to local jurisdictions to regulate outside dogs at restaurants- some cities still ban it, some always allow a restaurant to do so if they want to, some places require a specific permit.

          2. I live in Hollywood, you can bring your dog pretty much anywhere with outdoor seating (which is everywhere in the Young's Circle area). My favorite place to go with my dog is Sushi Blues, only because they have dog bowls for water rather than using a "to go" container. Also, Gorgio's on Hollywood beach allows dogs, they have great seating on the dock.

            If your up for a little drive, head down to Lincoln Road on South Beach, dogs are welcome everywhere.

            1. Ooh in tampa there is a great craft beer bar that just opened up that is dog friendly (inside too!) which just happens to be right next door the best chicago style pizza in Tampa, and you can order a delicious pie from next door, wash it down with a hoppy IPA, and hang out with your pooch all at once. the place is called The Independent, it's on Florida ave just south of Hillsborough ave, the pizza place is called Cappy's.

              1. Boardriders Mexican Cantina in downtown Boca Raton has a "Yappy Hour" every Wednesday from 5:30pm - 8pm. 231 SE 1st Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33432 (561) 392-0044

                Apropo Kafe, also in Boca Raton is having a special event on Saturday, Feb. 6th from 4 - 7pm. It's called "Fine Wine & K-9 (Canine). They're doing a wine and food pairing for $30pp, inclusive with FREE doggie treats for the four-legged friends. 147 SE 1st Ave, Boca Raton, FL 33432 561-393-1223

                1. Coconuts is great but only open for dinner and brunch.Chuck's Steak allows outside, The Field Irish on Griffin Rd, Most of Las Olas Restaurants allow (as others have stated), Bimini Boatyard on 17th St., Shenanigans Pub (the one off of Sheridan next to TY park - they have a new one and don't know if they allow dogs)

                  1. Thanks to everyone. We ended up skipping Hallandale (will go later in the Spring). Took the dog with us to Swan River in Naples - where we enjoyed deliciously fresh Gulf oysters and NE little neck clams. Going through Orlando we had a very satisfying lunch at Greek Flame Taverna - while the outside dining isn't picturesque - they are very dog friendly!