Pet Friendly Eateries – A Night Out for the ENTIRE Family

Recognized for its friendly locals, mild weather, and a growing number of foodie hotspots, Chattanooga is also known for being extraordinarily dog friendly. While walking downtown, visiting local attractions, or hiking nearby trails, visitors are bringing their pets along for the adventure. Even when dining out, man’s best friend is often able to find a warm welcome and even a few treats! While there are over 115 dog friendly restaurants, let’s explore some of Chattanooga’s best and most inviting eateries for folks whose family members include a canine variety.

For cool treats on hot days – The Ice Cream Show at 105 Walnut Street.

The Ice Cream Show serves only the creamiest ice cream, yogurt, sugar free, and dairy free options. With over 40 fresh ingredients, there are over 17,000 possible flavors. The Ice Cream Show has delicious ice cream and makes a free doggie sundae for canine customers called the Frozen Paws Sundae.

“Recognized for its friendly locals, mild weather, and a growing number of foodie hotspots, Chattanooga is also known for being extraordinarily dog friendly.

For the upscale brunch – Whitebird at 102 Walnut Street.

Featured in Southern Living among other lifestyle publications, Whitebird, on the ground floor of The Edwin Hotel, is home to a spacious dining room and an outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs. This chic restaurant has an extensive menu with locally sourced ingredients and offers a twist on modern Appalachian cuisine. After their famous “biscuit board” brunch, you can stop at The Ice Cream Show for dessert before walking over the river via the Walnut Street Bridge with your pooch.

For the bread alone – Niedlov’s Bakery at 215 East Main Street.

A rustic, natural bakery and a local institution, Niedlov’s is a hometown favorite. Fresh baked bread, light menu items, exceptional coffee, and a safe, gated outdoor patio space make it a perfect place to take your four-legged companion. Be aware that you order inside so your pup will have to wait for you. Take home a loaf of sourdough or one of their other beautiful breads which are baked fresh daily.

For the working holiday – Mean Mug Coffeehouse 114 West Main Street.

Mean Mug is a local coffee chain, and this particular location has a huge patio and lots of outlets for plugging in and logging on. The coffee is fantastic, and even large dogs will have plenty of space to spread out and cool off with a dish of water. All dietary needs are catered to, so this really is a cafe for everyone with plenty of parking, breakfast and lunch all day, open seven days a week.

For the quintessential tourist hotspot – Café 7 / Rock City 1400 Patten Rd, Lookout Mtn.

If you haven’t yet visited Rock City, you now have another reason to do so. Walk the trails with your leashed pet, take in the incredible views, and have a bite to eat at Cafe 7. Aptly named, the cafe has an outdoor space that overlooks views of seven states! Special events at Rock City include Shamrock City, Easter Bunny visits, and EarthDayz.. 

For a Taste of Old World Italy – Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St.

Enjoy a casual family atmosphere at Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria. Tony’s outdoor pet-friendly patio is a perfect place for you to enjoy some of Chattanooga’s finest Italian cuisine.

The German beer garden – Chattanooga Brewing Co 1804 Chestnut St.

This small, craft brewery has a patio AND a beer garden. They don’t mind if your dog comes in to order, and the beer garden area around back is off leash. 

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