This blog is a tribute to Belle, and all the dogs who have come before and after. They are my friends, my companions, my teachers and my students. They bring me both joy and heartache, laughter and tears. There is nothing as sweet as the smell of puppy breathe, and nothing as sad as the final goodbye.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Columbus, OH

Now that Spring has finally arrived and Summer is quickly approaching, think about taking your dog with you when you dine outside. Of course your dog must be well behaved and know how to quietly lie down beside you in spite of the many surrounding distractions. This is the perfect time to start practicing the Long Down, first in the distraction - free environment of your home, then your backyard, and later at a busy park. Gradually introduce food (your food, not the dog's!) into the mix. Invite friends and family over for a barbecue. Can your dog handle all the distraction? If he can, then you are ready to try public dining. I always like to begin in a place like Cup O Joes. There are usually many people coming and going, there may be other dogs, but unlike the restaurants listed below, there is not the added distraction of strong food smells. Feeling confident? 

Below is a list of restaurants in Columbus that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!

961 S High St

Gresso's serves American fare, is always dog friendly, and they host "Pups on the Patio" for dogs and their owners on Tuesday nights.

585 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 224-1560

Claddagh Irish Pub boasts a dog-loving staff who will spoil your pooch on their patio, whle you enjoy a cold brew.

951 North High Street
Columbus, OH, US 43012
(614) 298-9999

The Northstar Cafe states a focus on healthy and organic foods, wines, and brews. They also have a variety of vegetarian foods and patio dining. Dogs are allowed at the outside tables; they must be leashed ...

898 Mohawk St
Columbus, OH 43206
(614) 443-4214

 Brown Bag Deli makes lunchtime easy, with good sandwiches, and seating available outside for you and your pup.

51 Parsons Ave
Columbus, OH

Black Creek Bistro is actually quite green, with locally grown crops, and leftover oils used to fuel trucks! Do your part by coming to eat here, and bring Fido along, too.

1295 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212
(614) 486-1114

Spagio offers a variety of wood-fired pizzas and dishes, pastas, sandwiches and salads. Well-behaved leashed dogs are allowed at the perimeter/end tables of the outside patio, and they must be kept out of the aisles.

913 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 291-7100

The Kickstart has a killer Vanilla Latte, yummy pastries and outdoor dog-friendly seating!

1391 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH
(614) 410-6200

Panera Bread has plenty of outdoor tables where your pup can join you for a bite to eat. The only downside is you have to order inside.

1044 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 299-9399

Bodega offers an eclectic variety of food choices, specialty coffees, a full bar, and carry out. Leashed, well mannered dogs are allowed at the outer tables.

1550 West Lane Avenue
627 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43221/43085
(614) 488-1911

A great place for fresh pastries, La Chatelaine also offers a delectable menu of authentic French cuisine. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables.

2333 N High St
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 294-6783

Alana's Food and Wine offers eclectic American, Vegan and Vegetarian food with outdoor seating for you and your pooch.

945 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
(614) 299-3289

Specializing in organically and internationally inspired pizzas, Z Pizza cooks their pizzas on hot bricks in a fire baked oven. They feature a 100% certified organic gluten free wheat crust, homemade organic sauces and ingredients, fresh ...

 Dog Friendly Restaurants in Worthington, OH

8231 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43235

The Wine Bistro in Worthington (about a mile north of I-270 on Rt. 23) has an amazing selection of great wines and some craft beers that can be enjoyed on their patio on warm weather Sundays ...

 P.K. O'Ryans Irish Pub
666 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 781-0770

This Irish Pub offers a variety of beer and wine, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees like omelets, salads, sandwiches, and Irish Stew. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. The outside seating is usually open during the week for breakfast and lunch. On the weekends, the outdoor seats are usually open all day.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Dublin, OH

5849 Sawmill Rd
Dublin, OH

Moretti's Italian Cafe is family run with homecooked cuisines that offer comfort and satifsaction. Fido is welcome too, so this is a great place to spend an evening.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Upper Arlington, OH                                    
2124 Tremont Center
Upper Arlington, OH

 Great Italian in Upper Arlington offers plate after plate of sumptuous cuisine that's hearty and homemade. A great patio experience for you and your canine buddy.

2111 W Henderson Rd
Upper Arlington, OH

City Barbeque makes mouths water and wallets comfortable - delicious southern meats at a low cost. All summer long, bring Fido while you enjoy some real BBQ.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Grandview Heights, OH

Luck Bros' Coffee House
1101 W 1st Ave
Grandview Heights, OH
(614) 299-9330

Luck Bros' Coffee House is a popular neighborhood joint that serves satisfying coffee and gives out dog biscuits to their puppy vistors.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Powell, OH

3758 Powell Rd
Powell, OH
(614) 224-8224

City Barbeque makes mouths water and wallets comfortable - delicious southern meats at a low cost. All summer long, bring Fido while you enjoy some real BBQ.

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