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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. Brain Dead Brewing - 2625 Main
  5. Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery - 5560 W. Lovers #260
  6. Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery - 3301 McKinney
  7. Buzzbrews - 2300 Victory Park
  8. Buzzbrews - 4154 N. Central
  9. Buzzbrews - 4334 Lemmon
  10. Buzzbrews - 5815 Live Oak #102
  11. Cafe Brazil - 3851 Cedar Springs
  12. Campuzano's - 2618 Oak Lawn 
  13. Capitol Pub - 2401 Henderson
  14. Celebrations - 4503 W. Lovers
  15. Cibo Divino - 1868 Sylvan #D100
  16. Coffee House Cafe - 6150 Frankford
  17. Cold Beer Company - 3600 Main
  18. Crushcraft - 2800 Routh #150
  19. Dallas Grilled Cheese Co. - 310 W. 7th 
  20. Dodies Reef - 2821 Greenville
  21. Dot's Hop House & Cocktail Courtyard - 2645 Commerce
  22. Eatzi's - 3403 Oak Lawn
  23. Feed Company - 5631 Alta
  24. Fireside Pies - 2820 N. Henderson
  25. Fox and Hound - 18918 Midway #200
  26. Ginger Man – 2718 Boll
  27. Gloria's – 600 N. Bishop
  28. Gloria's - 3715 Greenville
  29. Gloria's - 3223 Lemmon
  30. Good Friend - 1154 Peavy
  31. Greenville Ave Pizza Co - 1923 Greenville
  32. Grub Burger Bar & Grill - 4925 Greenville
  33. Halcyion - 2900 Greenville
  34. Haymaker - 1520 Greenville
  35. Henderson Tap House - 2323 N. Henderson #102
  36. HR&C Design District Restaurant - 1617 Hiline #390
  37. Houlihan's Restaurant - 5225 Beltline #220
  38. Houndstooth Coffee - 1802 McMillan
  39. Idlerye - 2826 Elm
  40. IL Cane Rosso - 2612 Commerce
  41. Jakes Hamburgers - 2422 N. Henderson
  42. Kabuki Restaurants - 13270 Dallas Parkway #1165
  43. Katy Trail Ice House - 3127 Routh
  44. Kay's Restaurant & Bar - 8010 N. Stemmons
  45. Little Woodrow's - 3300 Ross
  46. LG Taps - 3619 Greenville
  47. Luck Restaurant - 3011 Gulden #112
  48. Mattito's Tex Mex - 7778 Forest
  49. Mi Cocina - 6332 La Vista
  50. Mi Cocina - 3699 McKinney
  51. Mutt's Canine Cantina - 2889 City Place West
  52. Oddfellows - 316 W. 7th
  53. Pecan Lodge - 2702 Main
  54. Pie Tap Pizza - 2807 N. Henderson
  55. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop & Bar - 1212 Oak Lawn #131
  56. Pinch The Tails - 18101 Preston #204C
  57. Ragin Crab - 2100 Greenville
  58. Rapscallion - 2023 Greenville
  59. Relish - 2000 Woodall Rodgers Frwy
  60. Rusty Taco - 4802 Greenville
  61. Savor - 2000 Woodall Rodgers Frwy
  62. Seven Five Patio Bar - 5600 SMU #120
  63. Society Bakery - 3610 Greenville
  64. St. Pete's Dancing Marlin - 2730 Commerce 
  65. Stackhouse Burger - 2917 Gaston
  66. Stellar - 2810 Henderson
  67. Sundown At Granada - 3520 Greenville
  68. Sushi Zushi - 3636 McKinney #150
  69. Taco Deli - 1878 Sylvan #100
  70. Taco Diner - 3699 McKinney #307
  71. The Alcove - 2907 State
  72. The Dubliner - 2818 Greenville
  73. The Grill On The Alley - 13270 Dallas Pkwy #1155
  74. The Libertine - 2101 Greenville
  75. The Loon Bar & Grill - 3403 McKinney
  76. The Lot - 7530 East Grand
  77. THG LG - 1811 Greenville #145
  78. Times Ten Cellar - 6324 Prospect
  79. Toasted Coffee & Kitchen - 5420 Ross 
  80. Truck Yard - 5624 Sears
  81. Veritas - 2323 N Henderson #103
  82. Woodlands - 6073 Forest
  83. Zephyr Bakery & Cafe - 4001 Cedar Springs
  84. Ziziki's - 4514 Travis #122

 

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 $264 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