Take Your Dog to Dinner at a Dog Friendly Restaurant

We love our dogs and sometimes with our busy schedules we want to find ways to spend more time with them.  Why not take your dog to dinner with you?  We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 dog friendly restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta.

Be a Good Dog

Before you head out, remember a few “good dog” rules so that you and your dog are sure to be welcomed back.

  • Pack plenty of poop bags and clean up after your pup!
  • Remember to hydrate them! Bring water and a travel bowl.
  • Pack a few extra treats.
  • Keep them on their leash at all times.
  • Make sure they aren’t too wound up! It would be perfect to take your dog to dinner in Atlanta after they’ve spent the time in dog daycare at the Atlanta Dog Spa!

Dog waiting to eat at Dog Friendly Restaurant

Our Top 5 Dog Friendly Restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta

We’ve checked out some great restaurants in the Westside Atlanta and found quite a few with an outdoor patio that are dog friendly.  The weather is nice – winter has finally left Atlanta – we hope!!

  1. Upbeet – 1071 Howell Mill Rd, Ste A, Atlanta, GA 30318

Offering Build Your Own Salad or Grain Bowl, Smoothies, Superfood Lattes and much more. Upbeet is a new gem in West Midtown Atlanta. Everything is made to order and as their website states, their “quick, customizable food will fit almost any diet.”

A Yelp reviewer notes that they are “dog-friendly on the patio which is a huge plus!”

Upbeet ranks at the top of our list because of their vast array of options: Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Non-GMO. Did we mention that it’s right around the corner from the Atlanta Dog Spa!! Pick up your pooch from dog daycare and take them to dinner at this dog friendly restaurant.

  1. Stationside located in Terminal West – 887 West Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318.

They serve lunch Tuesday – Friday from 11 AM – 2 PM.  Bring Fido reports that they have three outdoor tables that are pet friendly.  The best part: Stationside offers Gluten Free, Vegan, and Vegetarian Options, that’s why it ranks near the top of our list!

  1. Pauley’s Crepe Bar – 935 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Savory and sweet crêpes – Um, YUM! In case there was any question that they love dogs, they’ve let you know right on their homepage that: “Pups are always welcome on our patio!”

Pauley’s was also mentioned on Poochtree’s Instagram page with this picture of PJ the Packleader. PJ reports that the patio is covered so you can stay dry during rainy days and also not get a sunburn in the hot Atlanta sun! Pauley’s is a MUST visit!


  1. JCT. Kitchen & Bar – 1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta, GA 30318

Described on their website as “an updated Southern restaurant in Atlanta’s Westside Market”, JCT is a favorite of Indy the Goldendoodle.  They also have live music to listen to while you and your dog enjoy some time together.

  1. Public School 404 – 930 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318

Self-described as “An Education in the Art of Food & Beer”, they exclusively serve craft beer.  As you can see from their Instagram account, their patio is pet friendly! If you are a craft beer aficionado that doesn’t want to leave home without your dog, this is the restaurant for you!

These are just our Top 5 dog friendly restaurants in West Midtown Atlanta that we came up with.  If you are looking for a spot to have dinner, but want to do something different, why not bring your dog with you next time so they can enjoy the fun too? Now that you have our favorite spots to take your dog to dinner that are close by to the Atlanta Dog Spa, tell us about your favorite spot!