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These 10 Restaurants Can't Wait to Serve You...and Your Dog

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By Becky Mahan
You're either a cat person or a dog person, but not both. If you're a cat person, you know your cat prefers to chill at home, usually far away from you, until their highnesses demand feeding. Dog people are generally attached to their slobbering canine companions, bringing them everywhere they possibly can - even to restaurants. Luckily, some restaurants are happy to oblige, embracing the pooches as lovingly as dog people embrace their furry friends.


Here are the top 10 dog-friendly restaurants in the U.S. - friendly, welcoming establishments that don't just allow Fido, but welcome him or her with open paws:

1. Lazy Dog Cafe

Brea, CA

Photo: Lazy Dog Cafe by: Robert - Courtesy: Gogobot
The food: Pooches can order a grilled hamburger patty or grilled chicken with brown rice, and a bowl of water is complimentary.
The space: Dogs are welcome on the patio (not on the tables or eating from your dishes, no matter how much you love them.)


 

2. Norm's Eatery & Ale House

Seattle, WA

Dinner for One © Provided by The Huffington Post Dinner for One The food: Norm's is in fact named after a dog -- which becomes obvious the second you walk into the dog photo-covered space. Humans can dine on burgers, beer, and cocktails while Rover chows down on the nightly "Doggie Bowl" special.
The space: Well-mannered dogs are allowed inside, just not on the tables.

Check out our list of dog-friendly hotels.

3. Sail Pavilion

Tampa, FL

Dogs © Provided by The Huffington Post Dogs The food: Dogs abound at this open-air waterfront restaurant along the Tampa Riverwalk, where they enjoy free doggie treats, free water, and a dog menu featuring Frosty Paws and Mr. Barksmith doggie smoothies.
The space: Dogs are allowed throughout the open-air restaurant.


 

4. Tin Shed Garden Cafe

Portland, OR

dog+steak=awesome © Provided by The Huffington Post dog+steak=awesome The food: The menu is varied here, with seasonal vegetables, free-range beef, and vegetarian dishes - and the doggie menu features items like "Paw Lickin' Good" and "Ham-Barker Helper."
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.


 

5. Forge in the Forest

Carmel, CA

The Nose Knows © Provided by The Huffington Post The Nose Knows The food: Humans will enjoy the trendy California-only wine list and inventive menu items like "grown-up" grilled cheese, gourmet soups, stews, steak, and pasta. The pups get a menu all their own, with items like kosher beef hot dogs, free-range chicken, quarter-pound hamburgers, and steak - plus Milk Bones for free.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio - but with fire lamps, fire pits & gardens, Mom and Dad won't complain about being outdoors.


 

6. BLT's Restaurant

Big Bear, CA

Agnes. © Provided by The Huffington Post Agnes. The food: While the humans dine on a standard cafe menu of sandwiches, burgers, and salads, pooches can enjoy free kibble and water...plus a menu of hot dogs, hamburger patties, chicken fingers, and even lamb.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.


 

7. Fred's Mexican Cafe

San Diego, CA

Taco Dog © Provided by The Huffington Post Taco Dog The food: Go for Monday "Doggie Date Night," when Fido gets a free doggie dinner when his Human orders an entree.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.

Take a peek at San Diego hotels.


 

8. Cafe Limelight

Santa Cruz, CA

Ollie and his turkey bone © Provided by The Huffington Post Ollie and his turkey bone The food: The doggie menu is a cut above the rest here, with options like roasted pig ears, fresh-roasted turkey, and Milk Bones, of course.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.


 

9. Cosmo's Restaurant and Bar

Orange Beach, Alabama

7418 © Provided by The Huffington Post 7418 The food: Another restaurant named after a four-legged friend, Cosmo's serves everything from steak to seafood, pasta to sushi. Dogs get free water and treats, but you can also buy them a bandana, logo bowl, or hat at the doggie gift shop on-site.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor deck.


 

10. Barking Dog Luncheonette

New York, NY

DSCF4285.JPG © Provided by The Huffington Post DSCF4285.JPG The food: You'll usually find several dogs on the outdoor patio at this self-proclaimed dog-friendly NYC hot spot - while the humans dine on excellent brunch from a ridiculously expansive menu.
The space: Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio.


 
Gogobot's mission is to find people places to eat, stay, and play that are perfect for them. After sharing a special meal with your pooch, book a local hotel. Then, continue planning your adventure with the free Gogobot app.

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