Pooch-Friendly Patios

| by Kacie Galloway |

Fido may be man’s best friend, but not all restaurants are quite so dog-friendly. However, there are a variety of options when it comes to taking your pooch out to eat in Fort Worth. As long as your pup is on a leash, he is welcome at these restaurants.

Whether you come by for a light snack or a decadent dinner, Lili’s Bistro on W. Magnolia welcomes dogs at its outdoor tables. Try one of Lili’s classic burgers or get its famous Gorgonzola Fries ($10) for a real treat.

For a different scene, take your furry friend a few blocks down the street to Shaw’s Patio, Bar & Grill. Offering two patios, a full bar, nights of live music and a variety of daily specials and happy hours, a visit to Shaw’s is sure to be fun. Try one of its many unique burgers with a cold drink and enjoy!

If you like to walk your dog along the Trinity Trails, head over to Woodshed Smokehouse on Riverfront Drive. Both you and your four-legged friend can enjoy the food here, as the restaurant offers a pooch-friendly menu. Order your pet a Rawhide Bone dipped in Pit Master Fat ($7), a Butcher’s Sandwich ($9.50) for yourself and enjoy the view from the patio.

Over on South Hulen, INZO Italian Kitchen is known for its fresh and delicious pizzas, like its classic Genovese, with tomatoes, pesto and fresh mozzarella. Sit with your pup under its patio arbor and enjoy a taste of Italy.

For a taste of the Mediterranean, try Chadra Mezza & Grill on Park Place Avenue. Offering Lebanese and Italian dishes, a lunch buffet and traditional “mezza” or small dishes, there are plenty of options for everyone. As long as your pet is well-behaved, he can sit with you on the patio.

Another favorite for pet-lovers is the Fort Worth Food Park, where you will always find pets and their owners enjoying the outdoors. Bring your appetite, as there is always a delicious assortment of food vendors at the park.

Whether you are near the Stockyards or Southside, you and your dog can enjoy the flavors of Esperanza’s Mexican Café & Bakery. Both locations offer patio seating and serve traditional Tex-Mex favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to try its refreshing horchata, a sweet milky drink with a dash of cinnamon.