Local dog-friendly restaurants in Buffalo

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It can be tough leaving your dog behind at home when you want to go out and have fun in New York. Fortunately, Buffalo has plenty of restaurants you can take your pooch to, and some even feed both you and your pet. Here are some of the best pet-friendly restaurants in Buffalo.

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1. Betty's

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Dine in

Betty’s has been a Buffalo favorite since its opening in 2004. Their staff works to be a pillar of their community by hosting local art events and showcasing the history behind the buildings as well as the people of the Buffalo area. Not only do they serve classic American comfort foods, but they also serve your dogs, too. Betty’s dog-friendly menu has a consistent mix of your choice of protein and plain veggies to keep your best friend from going hungry while you eat.

2. Ballyhoo

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Dine in

Ballyhoo is a local restaurant that specializes in sausages and great cocktails. Located near the Buffalo River, Ballyhoo welcomes any and all dogs on their outdoor patio to sit and relax right by their loved ones while you eat.

3. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Online ordering Take out Dine in

If Dinosaur Bar-B-Que sounds familiar (even if you don’t live in Buffalo), then it should. Their food and sauces have won awards and acclaim in national magazines, such as Men’s Health and Eating Well. You can also find their sauces and spice rubs sold worldwide. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is also the official barbecue restaurant of the Buffalo Bills football team. They’re also very welcoming of your furry friends. Their staff will provide a bowl of water to keep them cool on their outdoor patio while you eat.

4. Resurgence Brewing Company

Dog friendly Dine in Multiple outdoor seats

Resurgence Brewing Company is a unique brewery that is constantly creating innovative new drinks for their customers. They are committed to passion, creativity, and making new friends within their community. They also welcome your pets in their outdoor seating area.

5. BreadHive Bakery & Cafe

Dog friendly Dine in Online ordering Take out Multiple outdoor seats

BreadHive Bakery and Cafe is a small bakery that’s owned by their workforce. They take pride in using regional grains and local produce to create vegan loaves you’re sure to love. They also welcome dogs in their outdoor seating areas with open arms. Buy your dog some Pup Treats made from peanut butter and pumpkin while you eat your own baked goods.

Explore Buffalo’s pet-friendly side

Buffalo has plenty of pet-friendly spots if you know where to look. Before taking your pet out somewhere new (and especially if they’re going to be eating new foods, you might want to book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster. A Vetster veterinarian can help you determine whether or not the food at a dog-friendly restaurant is truly good for your dog’s health.

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