Local dog-friendly restaurants in Chicago

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Going to a local restaurant can be an exciting experience for anyone, but if you’re a dog owner, you may be looking for a restaurant where you and your furry friend can enjoy a nice meal together. While not all restaurants are dog-friendly, Chicago does have a surprising number of dog-friendly options where you can visit with your dog. Here are the top five dog-friendly restaurants in Chicago to check out.

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1. Bayan Ko

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A unique Filipino and Cuban cuisine location, Bayan Ko is run by chef Lawrence Letrero, who is Filipino, and his partner Raquel Quadreny, who is Cuban. By combining these heritage cuisines and Chef Lawrence’s experience in contemporary American cuisine, Bayan Ko is able to create a truly unique food experience that Chicagoans — and their dogs — have been enjoying for years. Stop in Tuesday through Saturday to try it out for yourself.

2. Eden

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Eden is a unique dog-friendly restaurant with a focus on minimalism. By using a minimal number of ingredients, curated by the chefs weekly through local markets and farms, as well as self-farmed ingredients, Eden is able to embrace seasonal flavors and local products. This creates an enjoyable experience that is also sustainable year-round. It serves brunch, lunch, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.

3. Same Same

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Same Same is a Thai bar and kitchen that focuses on serving incredibly delicious food with all the Thai trappings, while also having the bold, strong flavors you might associate with American cuisine. From house-made curry to specialty cocktails and a variety of stir-fried dishes, including multiple dishes with gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options, Same Same will always provide you with what you’re looking for. They’re open Wednesday through Monday each week and gladly welcome your dog in their outdoor seating area.

4. The Perch

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This restaurant, which describes itself as a “kitchen and tap,” is a partnership between Finch Beer Co. and 4 STAR Restaurant Group. It offers a unique onsite brewery that ensures exclusive beers are always on tap, hoping to make your drinking experience just as fun and exciting as your eating experience. Even private events and catering are available, so you can bring your love of The Perch to your own functions. The Perch welcomes dogs on their front patio, but not on their side beer garden. They even have a dog menu so you can treat your dog to its favorite meal.

5. Queen Mary Tavern

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Queen Mary describes itself as a “time capsule” bar, taking inspiration from the British naval drinking tradition. At Queen Mary, you can find a wide variety of seafood options, including oysters, during their classic Oyster Happy Hour. They’re as focused on spirits as they are on food, and you can find fortified wines, cocktails, and more until the early hours of the morning, as the restaurant is open until 1 a.m., seven days a week. Dogs are allowed on their covered and heated patio.

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