Pack Up Your Pooch

Local Pup Friendly Restaurants

By Camp Bow Wow


Eager to enjoy a meal out but don’t want to leave your furry family member behind? Pack up your pooch and head to one of a growing number of pup-friendly establishments – many right in our own Stone Oak backyard.


Every restaurant listed offers water bowls and at least a patio where well-behaved pups can sit with their people. Some even sponsor dog owner meetups and room to romp. One favorite so caters to its canine clientele that it’s built around a dog park! Unless otherwise noted, Fido must remain leashed and seated with his family.


Hops and Hounds – 13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd. The gold standard. As a reviewer said: “Some places allow dogs, this place was built for them.” Hops and Hounds is the aforementioned restaurant featuring craft brews and specialty frozen margarita flights built around a dog park. There’s a fenced area complete with equipment on which larger dogs can play, a separate tiny tots enclosure, as well as leashed pet picnic table seating. It’s not unusual to see a family place Fido right up on the table with them! Hopsandhoundsllc.com.

Chicken N Pickle - 5215 UTSA Blvd. Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex that includes a fast casual dining restaurant, 11 Pickleball courts, two bocce ball and four shuffleboard courts, a bar and entertainment space, outdoor lawn games like Jenga and Corn Hole, a game room with ping pong and TV screens, and a dog area. While Chicken N Pickle is dog friendly every day, Wednesday nights from 6-9 p.m. are noted on the events calendar as Doggie Days, with special events and dog-centric vendors. Chickennpickle.com.


Eggspectation - 402 N Loop 1604 W. The shaded patio overlooking The Club at Sonterra’s back nine feels like a tree house.  Full bar and menu. Eggspectation.com/san-antonio.


Mellow Mushroom - 115 N Loop 1604 E. The dog-friendly national pizza chain welcomes pups on their outdoor covered patio. Vegan/GF options, craft beer. They also offer pet parents a 15% discount for bringing Fido along.  Mellowmusroom.com


Tarka Indian Kitchen - 427 North Loop 1604 W #101. Quick and flavorful Indian cuisine with pup-friendly seating on the outdoor patio. Menu items include staples like samosas, kabobs, curries, and biryani. Tarkaindiankitchen.com.


Don Adolfo's Bar & Grill - 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy. This casual, Mexican eatery welcomes your furry family member at their outdoor tables. From Ceviche to margaritas, Don Adolfo's has authentic Mexican recipes to fill your hunger and thirst. Donadolfos.com.


Trilogy Pizza and Wine Bistro - 19141 Stone Oak Pkwy #113. Order one of Trilogy’s specialty pies or build your own. One caveat, customers with pups vie for the few available outdoor tables, so arrive early. Trilogypizza.com.

Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine - 20079 Stone Oak Pkwy. Aldaco's has been in business for more than 30 years. Their traditional dishes are San Antonio favorites. Your leashed pup is welcome on the outdoor patio. Aldacosrestaurants.com.


The Hoppy Monk - 1010 N Loop 1604 E. The Hoppy Monk serves a delicious variety of innovative pub eats in a casual tavern style atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating in the beer garden. Impressive lineup of craft brews. Thehoppymonk.com.


The list continues to grow. Find more at bringfido.com. Just be sure your furry family member is able to socialize with people and potential other canine customers before you take him dining al fresco.

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