Local dog-friendly restaurants in Fredericksburg

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It’s only natural to want to take your canine companion with you when you are out and about in Virginia. One place you might like to take your dog is a restaurant or café for a bite to eat. Thankfully, Fredericksburg is a dog-loving city that offers plenty for you and your canine companion to do. These are some of the best dog-friendly restaurants that are happy to welcome you and your furry friends for a meal.

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1. Sedona Taphouse

Dog friendly Take out Dine in Multiple outdoor seats

Serving contemporary American food, fresh seafood, and bar snack favorites in a casual, welcoming environment, Sedona Taphouse is one of Fredericksburg’s real hidden gems. As well as a varied menu offering vegetarian options, there is a full bar with local and imported drinks and a lovely outdoor seating area where dogs of all sizes and shapes are welcome. This is the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploration with your best friend.

2. The Alpine Chef Restaurant

Dog friendly Dine in Take out Outdoor heating Multiple outdoor seats

Looking for a taste of authentic German cuisine in the heart of Fredericksburg? If so, the Alpine Chef could be just what you and your dog have been looking for. From hearty goulash to sauerkraut-topped burgers and a selection of fresh seafood, the menu is comprehensive. With spacious and heated outdoor seating where dogs of all sizes are welcome, the Alpine Chef is the perfect place to park weary paws after a long walk.

3. Mellow Mushroom

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Outdoor heating Dine in Take out Online ordering

Serving unique specialty pizzas with vegetarian and vegan options, Mellow Mushroom is one of the coolest restaurants in Fredericksburg. In typically mellow fashion, they welcome well-behaved dogs to accompany owners, especially in the heated patio area. Of course, if you’re looking for something other than pizza, they also have hoagies, calzones, and burgers on the food menu, complemented by a range of beers cocktails, mocktails, iced teas, and sodas.

4. Harry’s Downtown

Dog friendly Multiple outdoor seats Dine in Take out Online ordering

Relaxed yet elegant, Harry’s Downtown is the go-to spot for dog lovers looking to bring their canine companion out for dinner. They serve a range of pasta, burgers, pizzas, and chicken wings, as well as New England classics such as clam chowder. They even have a dedicated kids menu. Dogs are welcome in the restaurant and outdoor seating areas, making this a perfect place for a relaxed lunch or evening meal.

5. Gourmeltz

Dog friendly Dine in Multiple outdoor seats Take out

With plenty of outdoor seating and a comfort-food packed menu, Gourmeltz is the ideal place for a relaxed meal with your furry best friend. Offering a range of traditional sandwiches, salads, soups, and sumptuous meats, Gourmeltz has vegetarian and vegan options to choose from as well as a dedicated kids menu. There is also a wide range of beers, wines, cocktails, and sodas to choose from. Dog owners are welcome to bring their well-behaved pets along for a meal, as canine guests are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

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When preparing to take your dog to a restaurant, you need to remember that while many restaurants today are dog-friendly, some do have restrictions on the size of animal you can bring with you, and all restaurants require dogs to be well-behaved and properly socialized. If you have concerns about your dog's behavior or want advice in dealing with reactive dogs, consider booking a virtual vet appointment to get advice.

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