If you’re looking for a place to grab a bite with your canine-friend, Jacksonville has got you covered. The sunshine state is welcoming to tourists and their doggos all year round, so that one and all can enjoy Florida’s moderate climate, sandy beaches and ocean waves, under a canopy of blue sky. Jacksonville in particular prides itself on being a dog-friendly town, and it has numerous dining establishments that welcome dogs to join the festivities on their indoor or outdoor patios. No need to leave your furry friends at home when you can bring the whole pack to bask in the warm Florida sun.
Harps American Pub & Grill
4070 Herschel St, Jacksonville, FL 32210
For 30 years, Harps American Pub & Grill has been a favorite go-to for Jacksonville residents seeking great homemade food and a good time. Overlooking Big Fishweir Creek, the location can’t be beat for down-home eats. From burgers and frankfurters, to salads and veggie paninis, Harps has got whatever you are craving. Sip your cocktail or select from a variety of beer on tap while playing the jukebox, a game of pool, or enjoying live music. Kick back and watch the game or enjoy the dog-friendly patio, where your pets can get in on the fun. Special events include Taco Thursdays, weekend Beer Buckets, and daily mimosas.
BrewHound Dog Park + Bar
1848 Kings Cir S, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
BrewHound Dog Park + Bar was designed by dog lovers for dog lovers. Dogs will recognize that they are welcome here immediately upon arrival. Brewhound has two sizable dog yards, separating the large breeds from the small for safe, unleashed play and strewn with lounge chairs for the grown-ups who enjoy their bold bean coffee or local beer and wine on tap. Brewhound Dog Park + Bar is a perfect place to meet up with a friend for a seasonal beverage and a hang. Jacksonville residents can even purchase different exciting membership packages! Community connection is the name of the game here. If it’s your first time, just remember to bring proof of your doggie’s vaccinations.
Wicked Barley Brewing Company
4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217
“Naughty Ales for Noble Souls” is the slogan at the award-winning Wicked Barley Brewing Company, Jacksonville’s newest waterfront craft brewery. Their unique taproom is a welcoming place to relax with friends and family while enjoying 20 different taps with delicious house brewed beers, and ciders. Pets are welcome and encouraged to join in the camaraderie in the waterfront beer garden, where boats can literally dock while folks enjoy the extensive tap list, as well as sumptuous eats from their gastropub kitchen. Everything here is made from scratch, from the beer to the delicious appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Locals and out-of-towners alike frequent this establishment for the excellent drinks, food and atmosphere.
Bearded Pig BBQ
1808 Kings Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207
This authentic Southern style BBQ joint first made it onto the Jacksonville scene in 2016 in the neighborhood of San Marco. It quickly became known for its counter service and excellent BBQ with a modern-industrial twist and became so popular that a second location was warranted. Now you can also get your Texas-style BBQ in Jacksonville Beach, with the same two-sided bar with roll-up window and relaxed atmosphere, replete with open-air outdoor covered patios, perfect for pets and community get-togethers. You can enjoy sides, starters, sandwiches and salads, a mix of 5 flavorful sauces with your favorite choice of meat, or a tasty vegetarian dish. An outdoor chalkboard perfect for drawing adds a nice touch. You can watch the game while enjoying one of 100 soda flavors, or select your favorite bottled or draught beer, cider or wine.
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
12224 Atlantic Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32225
If homemade ice cream is what you’re after with your pup in tow, Jacksonville has the goods. Three separate locations of the world famous Bruster’s Real Ice Cream offer fast and friendly service via walk-up or drive-thru. With 150 rotating flavors of on-site handcrafted ice cream, yogurt, Italian ice and sorbet, all served in fresh waffle cones or in an array of tantalizing desserts, there is something for everyone, including the pups! Make sure to request a pup cup for your canine pal. Don’t be shy and ask for a sample before landing on your flavor of choice. Custom ice cream cakes make for great birthdays, and seasonal flavors are always a favorite.
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