Local dog-friendly restaurants in Kelowna

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Nothing tops off a fun walk with your dog quite like a nice meal and a glass of wine or a frosty beer. If you like to go out for adventures with your dog, there are many great places to visit in British Columbia. Thankfully, Kelowna is a dog-loving town, and there are plenty of restaurants and bars that will be happy to welcome you and your canine companion. These are some of the best dog-friendly places to eat in Kelowna.

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1. El Taquero

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El Taquero is one of the hottest spots in Kelowna for those who love traditional Mexican food. Their laid-back environment, friendly staff, and spacious outdoor patio area make it the perfect place to spend a balmy summer evening. They have a varied, authentic menu with vegan and vegetarian options to choose from. Well-behaved dogs of all sizes are welcome to sit in the patio area with their owners, too. Feel free to ask for a bowl of water for your best friend.

2. Hillcrest Farm Market & Cafe

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As a farmers’ market, café, and B&B, Hillcrest Farm Market is a one-stop shop for locals and tourists alike. From fresh baked goods to delicious sandwiches and sumptuous desserts, they have a broad and varied menu that has options for every palette. You are welcome to bring your dog to sit with you in the covered patio area which has plenty of covered seating, and the friendly staff will be more than willing to accommodate your pooch.

3. Tonics Pub & Grill

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Looking for a casual, trendy spot to top-off a great day of adventuring with your dog? If so, Tonics Pub & Grill could be just what you have been looking for. This restaurant has a laid-back vibe, a varied menu that includes meat, seafood, vegetarian, and vegan options, and comfortable outdoor seating where you can relax with your dog. Better yet, the outdoor seating area has heating, which makes it a great choice for cold winter days.

4. Frankie We Salute You!

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Frankie We Salute You! is at the forefront of the food scene in Kelowna for a very good reason. Hip, trendy, and dog-friendly, this vegan restaurant has a great menu and a wonderful atmosphere. As well as offering a range of delicious vegan foods, they have a variety of cocktails and beer, some of which are locally produced. You will find the outdoor patio pleasant and spacious — perfect for an evening meal and a few drinks with a man’s best friend.

5. The Salty Caramel Kitchen

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A well-loved hotspot for breakfast and brunch, The Salty Caramel Kitchen has a vibrant and fun vibe to match its small but finely-crafted menu. Those with furry friends are welcome to sit on the stunning outdoor patio to enjoy a meal and something to drink with them. The wait staff are incredibly friendly and will be happy to accommodate you and your dog.

Help your dog show good table manners

Dogs are wonderful social animals, but they can find busy environments a little overwhelming from time to time. A well-socialized dog should find being in a restaurant perfectly manageable, or even enjoyable, but even the best-behaved dogs can find busy environments stressful. If you are concerned that your dog might be stressed in busy environments, book a virtual vet appointment with a veterinarian to discuss how you can spot stress and help your dog to calm down. Vets can also give you training tips to ensure your dog is well-behaved when in a busy place.

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