Pets Like Going Out, Too

The Woods family–even the pup–enjoy treats at Cold Penguin in North Beach.

By Kathy Knotts

Sometimes you just don’t want to leave your best buddy at home. And these days, finding a pet-friendly patio while you enjoy a drink or a meal on the town isn’t out of the question. It’s even better when a business goes out of its way to make your four-legged companion feel just as welcome as you. 

For dining out with the dogs, we recommend a quick search over at which will tell you what restaurants are animal-approved. Most places that have outdoor seating—especially on the waterfronts—are pet friendly and usually offer complimentary bowls of water for your dog. So grab those social butterflies and head to a few of our favorite people and pup-watching locales that cater to appetites both human and canine. 

Always Ice Cream Co.(West Annapolis) – “pup cups” available

Annapolis Smokehouse – dog friendly seating, complimentary water, dog meals

Boatyard Bar & Grill (Eastport) – dog friendly seating, water and grilled chicken for dogs

Bruster’s– doggie ice cream available topped with a dog biscuit

Davis Pub (Eastport) – dog friendly seating, water bowls and dog menu

Federal House (Annapolis) -dog friendly seating, water and grilled chicken plus special dog menu

Gordy’s (Prince Frederick)– dog friendly patio and bones

Kavern (Pasadena)– doggie ice cream available

Ledo’s Pizza (Annapolis) – dog friendly patio, complimentary water and dog biscuit

Rams Head Tavern- dog friendly seating, complimentary water, dog menu

Salty Paws Doggie Ice Cream — a doggie ice cream bar in Annapolis, because all dogs are good dogs and deserve a treat.