Local dog-friendly restaurants in Norfolk

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For dog lovers in Virginia, dog-friendly restaurants can be an exceptionally important part of enjoying life with a dog. If you’re looking to eat out with your dog, there are plenty of options available. Especially in a bustling city like Norfolk, you’ll be sure to find a variety of restaurants to suit any taste preference, and many of them will be dog friendly. Here are a few of the best Norfolk restaurants.

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1. A World of Good

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Describing itself as “globally inspired street food,” A World of Good has a menu stretching across Latin America, Southeast Asia, North America, and the Mediterranean. Although it’s a fairly new location, it’s also exceptionally highly praised, with environmentally conscious practices, a focus on well-made food, and a desire to help you connect with those you love. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly with multiple tables available and heating torches all around the perimeter.

2. Lamia's Crêpes

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The tagline of “Authentic French Delights” gives you an immediate idea of what you can expect at Lamia’s Crêpes. Offering both sweet and savory crêpes in the authentic French style, Lamia’s Crêpes makes it easy for you to step in and have a delicious meal at any time of day or pick something up for a snack. The area has two locations: one in Virginia Beach and one in Norfolk. The covered outdoor seats at the Norfolk location are great for eating with your dog.

3. Toast

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Toast is a casual, modern eatery that serves brunch and other lunch-style foods, including salads, grits bowls, and sandwiches. Additionally, Toast offers a complete drink menu, which includes specialty whiskey, draft beer, and cocktails. If you’re interested in checking out this super-casual eatery, the multiple outdoor tables, including picnic-style tables and rustic wooden-style tables, are a great place to sit with your furry friend.

4. Press 626

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The key desire at Press 626 is to deliver you a truly unique eating experience infused with a sense of Southern charm. It’s located in historic Ghent, with most of its eating experiences taking place in an outdoor area just outside of a large, historic home. Whether you’re looking for a wine experience that surpasses all you’ve ever had before or you’re just looking for an upscale bite to eat with your dog, the outdoor area is sure to make you and your pup happy.

5. Little Dog Diner

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If you’re looking for a unique diner experience, Little Dog Diner is the right choice. Here, you can find everything from extremely classic diner food, like chicken fried steak, to more upscale interpretations of diner food, like crab cake Eggs Benedict. True to its name, Little Dog Diner is indeed dog-friendly, with an entire fenced-in patio where you can sit and enjoy your food along with your dog. Most of the seating is outdoors, with two separate seating areas available for you to sit and enjoy outside.

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Regardless of what type of dog you have, how frequently you go out, or what kind of food you’re interested in, there are plenty of options all around Norfolk for dog-friendly restaurants. Remember that if you’re going to be taking your dog out with you, it’s important that you prepare your dog to behave well around others, including other dogs. You can make a virtual care appointment with Vetster if you’re looking for more information about training your dog to act appropriately at a restaurant.

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