Have a furry friend? Love eating out? If you live in Dublin it turns out that the two can work well together.
I’ve found fifty five Dublin eateries who are more than happy for you to bring your four-legged friend into the restaurant to eat… here they are-
This bright little cafe with a strong emphasis on quality coffee has been confirmed as friendly to our furry little friends.
This quirky little food store/deli hidden in the back streets of Stoneybatter is a local fave for their hearty fare. They have limited seating at the window where you’re welcome to bring your dog.
Brilliant atmosphere and, delicious food served in-house AND from the Big Blue Bus in their courtyard.
The Shaw always draws a great crowd, is the perfect place whether you want to chill or get a little merry and they’re very dog friendly both inside & out in the courtyard… which is where everyone hangs out anyway.
This local gym has opened a vegan cafe where you can bring your dog for eats and maybe stay for a yoga class.
I have it from a reliable source that Kennedy’s is dog-friendly and, upon calling them I’ve been informed that they’ll be offering food from about 4 week’s time… one to watch.
Great vegi & vegan food, bright open space, laid back atmosphere & very pet friendly once your pooch is on a lead & kept on the ground.
This spot is developing a great reputation for food so I’m delighted they welcome four-legged friends in to keep you company.
The newest addition to the Klaw family, this little corner cafe is dishing out some of the tastiest Seafood that Dublin has to offer.
Network is a little gem of a Dublin cafe; delicious coffee and epic eats in a beautiful, bright little space, a must-visit with or without a dog.
Excellent coffee and sweet treats in a funky little space.
This gastro pub receives rave reviews from locals & tourists alike with their mouth-watering menu offerings and enticing cocktail options… its my mission to get down there with Stanley ASAP.
This cosy cafe has a small but perfectly chosen menu, amazing coffee (their iced coconut lattes are my staple diet), super friendly staff and are more than happy to have your dog in for experience. This is my local, such a fantastic spot.
Serving healthy breakfast pots, pastries & freshly made sandwiches daily with your choice of coffee and right beside one of the city centre’s newest dive bars, Street 66 (formally The Front Lounge) which doesn’t get an individual mention as they don’t serve food but they’re super dog-friendly so be sure to pop in for a pint.
Dog Friendly Café in the Gardener’s Cottage now open- In a pioneering concept, Paws at Ardgillan is a unique new café that will give dog walkers the opportunity to dine with their dogs in the stunning surrounds of Ardgillan Castle. The dog-friendly facility is one of the first in Ireland and is certainly the first feature of its kind in a municipal park in the country.
This refreshing new initiative means that after a walk in the extensive and abundant wide open spaces of Ardgillan, dog walkers can sit with their dogs at a café table and partake in either hot or cold light food and refreshments.
This quirky Francis Street cafe is worth a visit with or without your furry friend in tow. The serve great coffee & sweet treats & have a small vintage clothes section in the back if you’re in the mood to browse while you devour those baked goods…
I’m also nearly sure I saw someone doing dreads within the vintage store within the cafe… though maybe it was just a pre-caffeine hallucination?
MVP is a Clanbrassil street pub which seems to take the ‘we’ll open when it suits us’ approach to business so I would suggest calling ahead to see but, if they’re there, they’ll welcome you & your dog in for a pint & some eats…. great little laid back joint.
These little cafes haven’t got a huge amount of seating but, the seating they do have can be enjoyed with your dog in tow. Great coffee, lovely staff and a small but well thought out menu… whats not to love?!
This hip eatery serves delicious, fresh wholesome food with a kick, truly delicious with staff so passionate about what they’re offering. The icing on the cake? You guessed it, they’re dog-friendly! They did specify that while they’re happy to let dogs in mid-week, you may be refused at the weekend if its hectic in there so perhaps call ahead to be sure.
This pizza joint is happy to allow dogs in during the day for coffee & eats. Their pizza has cult status & they offer a bright open cafe to while away a sunday reading papers & sipping coffee in the company of your furry friend.
The Co-Op (indoor market space) offers a vegetarian cafe every Wednesday to Sunday which your dog is more than welcome to join you in. The Green Door market right next door has a small cafe run from Tuesday to Sunday too (also great organic veg & meat available at this market).
On the second Sunday of each month the Fusion Market is run from the Co-Op with the most unreal food offerings as well as lots of quirky trinkets for sale and finally, the last Sunday of every month sees the infamous Dublin Flea Market run from this co-op sprawling out into the square offering almost anything for sale as well as some bloody delicious food offerings.
There’s a dedicated seating area to enjoy your food that’s frequently soothed in live music of any given variety. A great little spot and so worth checking out with or without a dog.
A gorgeous bright Temple Bar cafe with ample seating, a relaxed atmosphere & an organic, seasonal & local menu offerings…. a must visit with or without a furry friend.
Unreal vegan offerings, BYO, fantastic atmosphere, AND they let dogs in… I’ve died & gone to heaven! This place is a must-try.
This open plan cafe offers breakfast, brunch, lunch and events in the ground floor of the Chocolate Factory, dogs welcome.
Shouk was without doubt one of my favorite restaurants from 2017 (read the others here), their menu offers divinely tasty eats, the staff are super friendly, they offer BYO at €4 corkage and they’re happy to welcome your pooch… what more could you want!?
Epic staff & seriously epic sandwiches (seeeeeriously epic!) great little lunch spot for a catch up with friends. Get the Reuben (like, go there enough times to get everything on the menu but start with that!)
As the name might suggest this little cafe in the back of Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines is dog friendly. Their food offerings are limited to cakes and pastries.
Cosy little spot offering wood fired pizza, blankets & the company of some furry friends… sounds like the perfect Sunday to me!
This quirky cafe serves lovely food with a homely feel with a real friendly vibe. Great little spot to catch up with a friend or catch up with the papers with your dog in tow.
A cosy eatery where they do simple food well. Lots of great hearty specials on rotation & an apparently epic breakfast menu (I’ve only been for lunch).
This Dublin institution is a delicious healthy option but first & foremost the food is just bloody epic! No flavour has been lost in the creation of their unreal lunch, brunch & breakfast dishes & the portion sizes would leave even the hungriest of individuals satisfied.
It’s a great spot for food but also a lovely coffee & cake hang out with their healthy versions of our fave decadent chocolate bars being nothing short of addictive. The staff are so friendly & the pricing is so reasonable for the quality of ingredients…. so many unreal things about this place!
Clement and Pekoe has long been the hangout of choice for Dublin hipsters with their eclectic coffee options, great non-dairy selection and brilliant books to browse so, it’s no surprise that they’ve continued their progressive offerings by declaring themselves dog-friendly. Their food selection is limited to cakes, energy balls etc but there’s few better places to bring your pooch than this little Dublin institution.
This hidden little Smithfield eatery offers up amazing flatbreads, delicious cocktails and more. Come for the food, stay for the games and great atmosphere.
This cosy little cafe offer delicious nibbles and arguably the most deeeelicious homemade oat milk to accompany their coffees. I’m not a coffee snob but the oat cappuccino I got from there one early morning had me quite literally stop dead in the street in awe of how good it was!
This sweet little Dublin 8 bar offers delicious craft beers, plenty of board games and a menu with lots of specials for steaks, wings and indulgent eats. Sean & I frequented this spot regularly when we lived in Dublin 8 and were always welcome inside with Stanley in tow.
This tasty little coffee joint serves nibbles and some of the most delicious coffee that Dublin has to offer. I also have it on good word that they don’t mind a furry friend or two on site.
Delicious healthy eats beautifully presented by lovely staff!
I debated whether to add these guys as they don’t do food buttttt, its a fab little spot and since they don’t fall in to the category of dog-friendly Dublin bars either (my next dog friendly post if you’d like it) I figured they were worthy of a mention here as somewhere that lets your furry friend tag along.
Some of the tastiest sandwiches in Dublin can be found in this little gem so I’m delighted to hear they’re dog friendly too… whats enjoying a sandwich without having Stanley there to beg for some!?
Ridiculously tasty food in a beautifully bright setting where they’re so welcoming to dogs they even offer them homemade dog treats… love this gem of a place.
This epic little Dublin pub is so dog-friendly they have some (very cute) resident dogs that wander from table to table looking for someone to pet them. On the Coke Lane entrance to this establishment there’s a pizza stand serving eats that include vegan offerings.
I can find very little about this spot online but word on the street is that they’re dog-friendly and, they serve food therefore they’ve earned a mention in this list. If someone checks it out please report back & I’ll update accordingly, thank you!
This Dublin 6 gem is well worth a visit with or without a dog… some great eats.
The White Moose Cafe have recently declared themselves as dog-friendly and were very welcoming to Stanley and I when we popped in for a visit last week.
Cassidey’s tell me they’re dog-friendly and, from what I read online their pizza offering are pretty good (they serve an international menu) so worth checking out for a pint & a bite with your furry friend.
This newly opened eatery is offering dishes bursting with flavour and almost too pretty to eat… great little addition to the city’s thriving food scene.
This tasty little cafe. interiors store offers fresh healthy eats, a great Dublin eatery.
Ok not teeeechnically Dublin but apparently this place is a gem and they’re super friendly towards dog so they’re getting a much-deserved spot on this list.
Mayfield’s selling point is arguably their sunny outdoor area so I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they’re now also welcoming dogs inside into certain rooms (I mean, a sunny patio is great & all but, we’re going to need shelter on the other 364 days of the year!) They offer no corkage BYO too, FYI.
This Dublin pub is hugely popular for sports and pint but they also offer a brunch menu, pizza and cocktails… something for everyone then!
This shipping container covered into a cafe serves up delicious sandwiches with lots of outdoor (with blankets) and some indoor seating on offer. Dogs are very welcomes to sit in the small but cosy indoor seating once they aren’t wet.
One of Dublin’s most aesthetically pleasing restaurants not only serve great eats, they welcome dogs too.
Cake, coffee, pizza… and dogs, what’s not to love?!
A small but perfectly formed seafood eatery in the heart of Temple bar.
This little Dublin 8 gem offers coffee and nibbles in the setting of a shipping container complete with a substantal area out the back away from the bustle of Dublin’s iconic Thomas street. Thankfully you can choose between the outdoor and indoor seating areas should you arrive with your dog in tow.
So many amazing eateries willing to accommodate you & your four-legged friend though so go forth, eat & be merry.
Have I missed somewhere? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
**Disclaimer: Myself & Stanley have personally visited many of these restaurants with the others being contacted by me with responses confirming that they are indeed dog-friendly however, I do advise that you call ahead to check for any policy changes, restrictions ect as I don’t want to be responsible for you & your furry friend being quite literally left outside in the cold!
Needless to say the dog must be toilet trained, well-behaved & on a lead!