Local dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa

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We can’t always leave our pets at home when we’re out and about in Florida, so they sometimes have to stay with us while eating at a restaurant. In Tampa, there are plenty of top-rated restaurants that are more than happy to welcome any dog owner that walks in with a furry friend. Check out these amazing Tampa restaurants for some ideas on where you and your dog can eat out next.

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1. Riveters Tampa

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Riveters is one of Tampa’s coolest sports bars. They host special weekly events on their patio that you and your dog can enjoy as you feast on delicious New American dishes. Watch your favorite sports team on NFL Sundays and explore new dishes on Taco Tuesday. You and your dog can even play games with some fun patio activities like cornhole and giant Jenga, though you may have to change the rules to accommodate for your pet’s lack of opposable thumbs.

2. The Fat Rabbit Pub

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The Fat Rabbit Pub is an upscale pub that wants you to forget about the disconnected atmosphere of chain restaurants and enjoy the feeling of a warm home only a local pub can give. In this pub, they serve amazing sausage dishes, ribs, and chicken wings that you and your dog will love. Pets are only allowed outside. The outdoor seating area faces the street, so your dog can enjoy watching people and cars pass by as you eat your food.

3. On Swann

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On Swann is an upscale restaurant that serves New American dishes with fancy plating techniques and special ingredients. Leashed dogs are allowed outside but service dogs are allowed inside. The outdoor patio is rather small, so it’s not an ideal place for large dogs, especially those that are very excitable and like to move around a lot. On Swann is reservation only, so be sure to call ahead of time if you want to reserve a seat outdoors.

4. Felicitous

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5. North 30th Sports Pub & Grille

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If you’re a big fan of sports, jumbo chicken wings, and beer, then you’ll definitely want to check out North 30th. The dog-loving staff will be more than happy to seat you and your dog on their spacious patio. They also give all dogs yummy, complimentary treats that your furry friend will love. If you’re looking for cute photo opportunities while out and about with your pet, you can also take pictures of your dog sitting on North 30th’s iconic, giant, red lawn chair.

Eat out with your dog in Tampa

Eating out at a restaurant with your dog can be a very fun time, but only if you are prepared. You should learn about the kinds of foods that are safe for your dog to eat and what to do if your dog has an allergic reaction. You should also understand how to train your dog so that it’s comfortable being in a loud public place. To find out more about having a good time with your dog in a restaurant, book a virtual vet appointment with Vetster.

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