June 5, 2024 2 minute read

The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Boston for 2024

Boston is a vibrant city with a rich culinary scene, and for dog owners, finding the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with their furry friends is a fun experience. As of 2024, several restaurants stand out for their dog-friendly atmospheres and delicious offerings. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty barbecue, a cozy cafe brunch, or a sweet treat, Boston has various options that welcome you and your canine companion. From the bustling streets of Fenway to the charming South End, these top dog-friendly restaurants provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience with your pet by your side.

  • Sweet Cheeks Q
    • Located in Fenway, Sweet Cheeks Q offers delicious southern-style barbecue. Their dog-friendly outdoor seating area makes it a perfect spot for you and your pup to enjoy dishes like pulled pork, beef brisket, and buttermilk fried chicken. Don’t forget to try their famous buttermilk biscuits with honey butter​​.
  • South End Buttery
    • This cafe in the South End is a favorite for dog owners. It offers a welcoming atmosphere and a menu filled with tasty options like smoked salmon bagels, sandwiches, and pastries. The outdoor seating is perfect for enjoying a leisurely brunch or coffee with your pet. The cafe also supports local pet rescue charities​​.
  • Liberty Hotel – Yappier Hour
    • Every Monday and Wednesday from April to October, the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour in its private outdoor courtyard. This event is an excellent opportunity to socialize with other dog owners while enjoying cocktails and appetizers from Clink. Your dog will also enjoy complimentary treats​​.
  • J.P. Licks
    • For a sweet treat, head to J.P. Licks, an iconic ice cream shop with multiple locations across Boston. They offer a special dairy-free sorbet called Peanut Butter and Honey Cow Paws for dogs. This Jamaica Plain spot is perfect for a refreshing dessert break with your pup​.
  • Coppa
    • Located in the South End, Coppa is an Italian enoteca with a dog-friendly patio. Enjoy dishes like pasta, pizza, and small plates while your dog relaxes by your side. The patio has umbrellas and water bowls to keep your furry friend comfortable​​.


These restaurants provide a variety of dining experiences, from casual barbecue to elegant Italian, all while accommodating your four-legged companions. Enjoy exploring these dog-friendly spots in Boston!

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Published: June 5, 2024



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