Jacksonville is a pet paradise for four-legged friends who call this Sunshine State city home. Its more than 1 million (human) residents can take advantage of all this pet-friendly city has to offer, from high quality Jacksonville vets to dog-friendly dining options.
With so many outdoor spaces, finding a dog-friendly restaurant in Jacksonville shouldn't be hard—but we've nailed down the best options so you can enjoy delicious food with Fido by your side.
From burger joints to breweries, here our are top picks.
Dog-friendly restaurants in Jacksonville
1. The Bearded Pig
1808 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
This barbeque joint is surely bark worthy with its pet-friendly covered patio and pup loving staff. Fido is sure to enjoy a cold bowl of water while you nosh on southern staples like brisket and slaw. Oh, and their burnt ends are worth driving out of the way for.
Take it from the regulars who say that The Bearded Pig is like a neighborhood cookout, but much, much better.
2. Wicked Barley Brewing Company
4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
The outdoor beer garden at this dog-friendly Jacksonville restaurant welcomes pups and patrons looking for scenic waterfront views and good brews (for you, at least).
As the winner of multiple craft beer awards, Wicked Barley Brewing Company offers flights so humans can try an assortment of delicious drinks. Dogs get treats and bowls of water, too.
3. Uptown Kitchen & Bar
1303 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL 32206
Uptown Kitchen & Bar is an ideal spot if you're looking to enjoy breakfast or lunch on a patio with your pup.
Their menu features a contemporary take on diner fare with dishes like chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits. Order a craft beer or cocktail to sip between bites while your pooch enjoys ice cold water. They're open every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. besides Monday.
4. Brick Restaurant
3585 St Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Situated in the historic Avondale neighborhood, Brick Restaurant is a crowd favorite for pet lovers and foodies alike. Reviewers sing their praises for their dog-friendly patio and killer weekend brunch. Ahem, they have six Benedicts to choose from.
With live music on weekends, there's no reason not to take your pup on a doggie date at this pet-friendly Jacksonville restaurant.
5. The Bread & Board
100 W Bay St Ste 101, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Like its name suggests, this Jacksonville restaurant is an ideal spot for a savory charcuterie board or scrumptious sandwich—think southern-style buttermilk chicken and crispy Cajun fish.
Dogs are welcome on the patio and pet parents with human kids love bringing the whole crew.
3630 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Orsay offers upscale French cuisine despite its down home southern roots. Choose from raw bar items like scallop crudo and shrimp cocktail, or enjoy a full entree, with menu items like lobster pot pie and pan roasted duck breast.
If you want to bring your dog on this fancy date, choose an outdoor table and the staff will surely spoil your fur baby, too.
7. M Shack
10281 Mid Town Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32246
Snag a table outside at this Jacksonville joint where you and your pup can enjoy a tasty burger and a nice breeze. With nine burgers and a couple hot dogs to choose from, pet parents have no shortage of options.
The staff is more than happy to bring Fido a water bowl, too, although we're sure he'd prefer the cheeseburger instead.
8. Black Sheep
1534 Oak St, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Located in the popular Five Points district, Black Sheep welcomes pups on their downstairs patio. This modern American restaurant features locally sourced dishes of the South.
Whether you head here for brunch or dinner, you'll find southern delights like fried okra and shrimp and grits. Your pup will enjoy a bowl of water and perhaps even a patty.