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Unread 04-11-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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Smile Best dog-friendly restaurants in Austin?

We love taking our dog with us when we go out to eat, but only know a couple of places like Kerbey Lane and Panera...what are the best doggie-friendly places to dine in downtown or North Austin/Round Rock? I would LOVE to find an old-fashioned diner with a pet-patio, but all kinds of foods are good.

Thanks! (By the way, we're vegetarian, so no "Meat-R-Us" BBQ places like Rudy's, please!)
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Unread 04-11-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't know about North Austin and RR specifically but I know Freddie's Place and Magnolia Cafe are. Mozart's too. I saw this list, scroll down the page for restaurants. DogFriendly.com's City Guide: Austin, Texas

I also think I've seen Dog Friendly Restaurants as a list on Yelp so you could enter that into the search box.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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We love taking our dog with us when we go out to eat, but only know a couple of places like Kerbey Lane and Panera...what are the best doggie-friendly places to dine in downtown or North Austin/Round Rock?
Wait, what?

You're talking about places that have outdoor seating, and allow dogs there, is that it?

Because as far as I know, Texas Health regulations prohibit dogs inside any food service establishment, unless they are a bona fide service animal.
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Unread 04-11-2012, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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That's why they call them "doggie bags" - you get your food and then leave to go home to your dog.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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We usually go to Third Base in Round Rock, Austin Diner on Jollyville Road, El Patron in Cedar Park, Uncle Billy's Brew and Q (not all meat) on Barton Springs Road, Razzoos in Round Rock. All have patios that are very dog-friendly. There are more, but I just can't think of them right now.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: The Front Porch
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I cannot imagine having the 'need' to take my dog with us when we go out to supper and I would prefer not to have someone else's dog around when I'm eating as well.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Cedar Park, Texas
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I cannot imagine having the 'need' to take my dog with us when we go out to supper and I would prefer not to have someone else's dog around when I'm eating as well.
I'd MUCH rather have my well-behaved dog (or someone else's) sitting next to me on a patio where I'm enjoying a snack and a drink than a bunch of kids running wild, screaming or crying, or throwing food. I've seen all of the above in Austin recently. Give me a pup any day!
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Unread 04-12-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Dog farts wafting in the breeze, scent glands expressing from excitement being around other dogs + human food, dribble that leaks out of neutered dogs to mark territories... all that is harmless stuff that makes dining out much more appetizing and enjoyable. What's wrong with you?
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Unread 04-12-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I'd MUCH rather have my well-behaved dog (or someone else's) sitting next to me on a patio where I'm enjoying a snack and a drink than a bunch of kids running wild, screaming or crying, or throwing food. I've seen all of the above in Austin recently. Give me a pup any day!
Completely agree. Current favorite dog friendly patio is at Contigo
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Unread 04-12-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I cannot imagine having the 'need' to take my dog with us when we go out to supper and I would prefer not to have someone else's dog around when I'm eating as well.
I'll have to agree with this. I don't dislike dogs, but I am highly allergic to them. I avoid "dog-friendly" restaurants for that reason. All it takes is one friendly dog giving my arm or leg a lick, and I break out in hives.

I really wish that dog people would take this into consideration before they take their pets to restaurants.
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