Pet Friendly Patios

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These Lakeland restaurants offer outdoor seating for you and your four-legged friend, and none of them are too far-fetched! Each offers outdoor patio seating, while some provide dog-friendly menus and treats for both you and your pup.

1. Lakeland Brewing Co. and Old School Annex

With a beautiful outdoor seating area overlooking the placid Lake Mirror, Lakeland Brewing Company is the premiere place to take your pup after a walk around town. The brewery provides a constantly evolving menu of craft beers and upscale bar food. Outdoor space on the back side of the property features awesome views of passing trains, live performances and a small bar pouring local favorites on the weekends.

2. Cozy Oaks

The people at Cozy Oaks make you and your canine companion feel…well…cozy. Open daily from 6:30 am to 3 pm, the restaurant offers great home cooked breakfast and lunch at affordable prices. A shaded outdoor space provides a dog-friendly atmosphere to complement the homey cooking.

3. Fresco’s

This downtown Lakeland bar is the perfect blend of unique flavors and local cuisine. A pup-friendly patio facing Kentucky Ave allows dog owners to relax and people watch while sipping flavorful mimosas during happy hour.

4. Don Julia’s 

Family owned and operated, Don Julia’s brings original flavor and culture of Mexico to Lakeland. An open-air patio portion of the restaurant’s seating is open to pets, so you can bring your pup along while enjoying a massive burrito or flaming hot fajitas.

5. 801 East Main

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee, 801 East Main is open and dog-friendly. Take a peep inside their dog-welcome teepee or lounge around the hip spaces provided by this trendy spot.

6. Garden Bistro

Tucked away near the Hollis Gardens and Lake Mirror, the Garden Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, drinks and coffee from 11 am – 3 pm. With simple, modern accents and a grand view of the lake, this restaurant’s outdoor patio ranks among our favorite spots for brunch with your pup.

7. Black & Brew

This cozy, brick-walled coffee spot offers a variety of homey coffees, teas, sandwiches, soups and salads. Open-air tables on the restaurant’s outdoor patio offer a place for customers to enjoy their lattes with their four-footed friends while munching down on homemade baked goods.

8. Gelati Joe’s

With over 30 flavors of Italian ice, Gelati, and soft serve ice cream, Gelati Joe’s is a Lakeland staple. Your dog can enjoy a sugary treat with their “pup cups” of vanilla ice cream.

9. Red Door

With a newly expanded patio space and outdoor seating, Red Door Lakeland delivers craft food to the community. A perfect place for some grub after walking Lake Hollingsworth or Lake Morton with your pup, you and your four-legged friend can relax on the patio lined with beautiful lighting while enjoying craft brews and plates ranging from “breakfast for dinner” to “mom’s meatloaf.”

10. Patio850

A testament to Lakeland’s vintage charm, Patio850’s mostly outdoor seating offers room for dog owners and their pets to wine and dine while catching up with friends and enjoying the restaurant’s ambience. The passion of Chefs Patrick and Lisa Shaefer, Patio850’s famous deals and numerous wine selection make it a must with the pup.

11. Square One Burgers 

This popular burger chain dishes out classic American fare in addition to creative cocktails and an extensive burger selection. A shady patio makes for a great dog-friendly place to take the pup for some chicken off their dog-friendly menu. Small, medium and large serving sizes are all offered.

12. Cob & Pen

This gathering place for enjoying, experiencing, and being educated in the arts of craft beer, boutique wine, fine food, and keeping good company is equipped with a beautiful outdoor patio for your furry friends. Take your pup here for a welcoming environment and a free Canine Cookie!