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​Consumer Health Division  |  Dog Friendly Patios

 

City of Dallas Approved Dog Friendly Food Establishments

  1. 8020 Restaurant - 2008 Greenville
  2. Amsterdam Falafel Shop - 2651 Commerce #120
  3. Back Home Barbecue - 5014 Ross
  4. BBBOP - 2023 Greenville #130
  5. Brain Dead Brewing - 2625 Main
  6. Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery - 5560 W. Lovers #260 
  7. Capitol Pub - 2401 Henderson
  8. Celebrations - 4503 W. Lovers
  9. Cold Beer Company - 3600 Main
  10. Dallas Chop House Burger - 1717 Main #100
  11. Dallas Fish Market & Chophouse - 1501 Main
  12. Digg's Taco Shop - 7325 Gaston 
  13. Dodies Reef - 2821 Greenville
  14. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard - 2645 Commerce
  15. Eatzi's - 3403 Oak Lawn
  16. Fireside Pies - 2820 N. Henderson
  17. Ginger Man – 2718 Boll
  18. Gloria's – 600 N. Bishop
  19. Gloria's - 3223 Lemmon
  20. Good Friend - 1154 Peavy
  21. Greenville Ave Pizza Co - 1923 Greenville
  22. Grub Burger Bar & Grill - 4925 Greenville
  23. Haymaker - 1520 Greenville
  24. Henderson Tap House - 2323 N. Henderson #102
  25. High Five - 1804 McMillan
  26. Houlihan's Restaurant - 5225 Beltline #220
  27. Houndstooth Coffee - 1802 McMillan
  28. IL Cane Rosso - 2612 Commerce
  29. Jakes Hamburgers - 2422 N. Henderson
  30. Kabuki Restaurants - 13270 Dallas Parkway #1165
  31. Little Woodrow's - 3300 Ross
  32. Luck Restaurant - 3011 Gulden #112
  33. Mattito's Tex Mex - 7778 Forest
  34. Mi Cocina - 6332 La Vista
  35. Mutt's Canine Cantina - 2889 City Place West
  36. Neo Pizza Napoletana - 2340 Victory Park
  37. Oddfellows - 316 W. 7th
  38. Pecan Lodge - 2702 Main
  39. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop & Bar - 1212 Oak Lawn #131
  40. Ragin Crab - 2100 Greenville
  41. Rapscallion - 2023 Greenville
  42. Relish - 2000 Woodall Rodgers Frwy
  43. Rusty Taco - 4802 Greenville
  44. Savor - 2000 Woodall Rodgers Frwy
  45. Seven Five Patio Bar - 5600 SMU #120
  46. Society Bakery - 3610 Greenville
  47. St. Pete's Dancing Marlin - 2730 Commerce 
  48. Starbucks Coffee - 8520 Abrams
  49. Starbucks Coffee - 2801 Allen #180
  50. Starbucks Coffee - 5223 Alpha
  51. Starbucks Coffee - 6859 Arapaho 
  52. Starbucks Coffee - 3100 Forest
  53. Starbucks Coffee - 9440 Garland Road
  54. Starbucks Coffee - 7325 Gaston #100
  55. Starbucks Coffee - 12262 Inwood
  56. Starbucks Coffee - 6312 La Vista
  57. Starbucks Coffee - 7995 LBJ
  58. Starbucks Coffee - 3699 McKinney #300C
  59. Starbucks Coffee - 3701 W. Northwest Hwy #410
  60. ​Starbucks Coffee - 102 Preston Royal Shopping Center
  61. Starbucks Coffee - 13556 Preston
  62. Start Restaurant - 4814 Greenville
  63. Stellar - 2810 Henderson
  64. Sundown At Granada - 3520 Greenville
  65. Sushi Zushi - 3636 McKinney #150
  66. Taco Diner - 3699 McKinney #307
  67. The Dubliner - 2818 Greenville
  68. The Grill On The Alley - 13270 Dallas Pkwy #1155
  69. The Libertine - 2101 Greenville
  70. Toasted Coffee & Kitchen - 5420 Ross 
  71. Truck Yard - 5624 Sears
  72. Veritas - 2323 N Henderson #103
  73. Whole Foods Market - 2500 McKinney
  74. Wild Salsa - 1800 Main
  75. Yucatan Taco Stand - 2023 Greenville
  76. Zephyr Bakery & Cafe - 4001 Cedar Springs

 

The Dallas City Council has amended the City Food Code (Chapter 17) to allow dogs on food establishment patios if specific requirements are met.  This ordinance provides a variance process and establishes criteria to allow dogs on patios under certain conditions. Information regarding the dog variance can be found in the frequently asked ques​tions below.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dogs on Patios

Will all restaurants with outdoor patios allow dogs now?

No, restaurants must choose to apply for a variance to allow dogs on their outdoor patios.  Equally important, these establishments must meet certain conditions that protect public health.

How will I know whether a restaurant is permitted to allow dogs on its outdoor patio?

Locations that allow dogs on the patio will have a sign posted in English and Spanish at the front entrance to the establishment and on the patio that states the follow:

"DOG FRIENDLY PATIO - DOG ACCESS ONLY THROUGH OUTDOOR PATIO.  FOR COMPLAINTS RELATED TO THE DOG FRIENDLY PATIO, CALL 311".

"PATIO APTO PARA PERROS - ACCESO DE PERROS SOLAMENTE POR EL PATIO EXTERIOR, PARA REALIZAR DENUNCIAS RELACIONADAS CON EL PATIO APTO PARA PERROS, LLAME AT 311". 

What are the steps for a restaurant to obtain a variance to allow dogs on their outdoor patio?

  1. Submit dog variance application along with the checklist to the Consumer Health Division located at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, TX 75238, Monday-Friday, between 8 am and noon or 1 pm and 4:30 pm;
  2. Provide a copy of the food establishments Texas Sales & Use Permit;   
  3. Make payment of $127 for a two-year variance (cash, check or money order).  Please note that food establishments must have an account balance that is current;
  4. Inspection of the establishment is scheduled and conducted.  Based on the inspection a dog  patio variance will either be issued or denied. 

Will dogs enter through the restaurant interior?

No, restaurants approved for this variance must feature a separate, outside entrance to enter the patio, so that dogs will not enter the interior of the food establishment.  Further, doors equipped with self-closing devices must be provided at all entrances to the outdoor patio from the interior of the food establishment.

Can food preparation be done in outside patios?

No food preparation, including mixing drinks or serving ice, may be performed in the outdoor patio area.

How will cleanliness be maintained on outside patios?

The outdoor patio must be continuously maintained free of visible dog hair, dog dander, and other dog-related waste or debris. The outdoor patio must be hosed down or mopped at each shift change or every six hours. Waste created from a dog's bodily functions must be cleaned up with animal friendly chemicals within five minutes of occurrence.

Can staff handle the dogs while at the outside patio?

Restaurant staff may not pet or touch the dogs while on-duty.  A dog may not be given any food (including, but not limited to, dog kibbles, biscuits, and edible treats) while in the outdoor patio area, but may be given water in a disposable container.

What other requirements exist for allowing dogs on patios?

  1. Dogs are not allowed to be on chairs, tables, countertops, or similar surfaces in the outdoor patio.
  2. Dogs must be kept on a leash and remain in the control of the owner.
  3. Dogs must wear current rabies vaccination tags on their collar.

How do I register a health concern or complaint about a particular food establishment?

Dallas residents may call 3-1-1 or submit a complaint onli​ne at dallascityhall.com.

Who do I contact for further information about this variance?

Contact the Consumer Health Division at (214) 670-8083.​

Forms

Dog Variance Checklist

Dog Variance Application