Our 9 Favorite Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Miami

Last time you went out on a Saturday night and left your pup at home, he refused to cuddle with you for days. Next time, why not bring him along? Doggie beer, pup-friendly ice cream and plenty of other dogs to socialize with—dine with your furry friend at one of these nine spots. Here are the best dog-friendly restaurants in Miami.

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1. Carrot Express

Are you and Fido on a health kick? With numerous locations across town (Aventura, Coral Gables, Miami Shores, South Beach, Midtown and more), Carrot Express is more than a fast-casual juice bar—this restaurant is jam-packed with flavorful, chef-driven dishes served in a casual atmosphere at affordable prices. Next time you go, look out for the savory salmon burger with harissa aioli and the LIV wrap with a grilled chicken breast, avocado, quinoa, kale, and basil pesto. Then order your pup a side of clean grilled chicken to nosh on outside.

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2. Cielto Artisan Pops

Matching ice pops for you and your BFF? Check. This Wynwood ice cream shop features dietary-friendly doggie pops alongside a slate of design-it-yourself varieties for us humans. (We’ll take the Bomba, made with homemade brownie chunks and a dulce de leche swirl.)

2750 NW Third Ave. #20A; 305-397-7392 or

3. Lokal (or Kush)

While you feast on burgers and beer at Lokal (or its sister restaurant Kush in Wynwood), your pooch can be right there with you, munching on doggie treats like Bowser beer, Marmaduke’s meatloaf or Yeyo’s chicken and rice.

LoKal, 3190 Commodore Plaza, Miami; 305-442-3377; or Kush Wynwood, 2003 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-4500.

4. The Café At Books & Books

Chef Allen Susser and his team at the Café at Books & Books in Coral Gables serve soups, salads and sandwiches for bibliophiles alongside organic dog treats and bowls of cold water for pups. Make it a day with your furry plus-one and pop by for lunch, then check out the bookstore’s selection of local reads.

265 Argon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-448-9599 or

5. Shake Shack

This burger joint loves pups so much, it gave them their own special menu. Our canine pals love the Pooch-ini, a sweet treat made with vanilla custard, peanut-butter sauce and ShackBurger biscuits.

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6. Veza Sur Brewing Co.

We’re not sure what we love more about Veza Sur: the fact that the space is as dog-friendly as they come or that the menu includes beer cocktails. Either way, spend an afternoon in the courtyard sipping the Lulo Bird (Florida citrus, pink peppercorn, dried orange reduction) and jamming to live music with your four-legged better half.

55 NW 25th St.; 786-362-6300 or

7. Greenstreet Café

Greenstreet Café has served some of the best brunch (and lunch and dinner) the city has ever seen for more than three decades. As if the fluffiest chocolate chip pancakes weren’t enough, our meal always tastes infinitely better with our four-legged friend by our side. It helps that the restaurant features ample outdoor seating, enough for you and your pup to get comfortable. Pro tip: Ask your server for a bowl of ice water and a few pieces of bacon or chicken for Fido.

3468 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-444-0244 or

8. Boia De

What’s on the menu at this funky restaurants and wine bar? Crispy polenta, grilled broccolini, saffron tagliatelle and a side of treats for your four-legged companion. Boia De’s charming outdoor patio is perfect for year-round dining with pups. Plus, this spot near Upper Buena Vista is stocked with pup-friendly bites from Pup & Pantry, a Miami-based, all-natural dog treat company.

5205 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305-967-8866 or

9. Palmar

There’s nothing like indulging in some of the best Chinese-Latin cuisine in Miami at Palmar. If you want to bring your pooch to experience the deliciousness too, all you have to do is book a table outside and request a bowl of pet-friendly steamed rice or noodles for your furry friend.

180 NW 29th St., Miami; 305-573-5682 or

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Miami Editor

Clarissa Buch Zilberman is a writer and editor based in Miami. Focused on food, lifestyle, and travel, her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appétit, and...