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Grab Your Pup and Check Out These Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Clearwater

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Sometimes it is so hard to leave your dog at home. But no worries, there are so many dog friendly restaurants and bars to choose from!  No matter the vibe you are looking for, there are dog friendly restaurants and bars with different themes to fit your exact craving.   We’ve done our research on the best spots for great food and drinks in the Clearwater area, so you don’t have to go searching!  

Check out our master guide on the best dog friendly restaurants and bars in Clearwater and let us know which your favorite is!

Rumba Island Bar and Grill

Looking for a piece of the islands right here in Tampa Bay? Rumbar Island Bar and Grill is the hideaway you are looking for!  Tucked in between lust tropical greenery, this spot serves authentic food from the islands with a focus on fresh seafood.  Rumba actually has its own private fleet of boats that catch fresh seafood every single day!

Your pup will love hanging out on the Rumba outdoor patio! Complete with a shaded bar and a full dining area with umbrellas, you and your pup can enjoy the islands in any kind of Florida weather. If you’re ducking the heat or the rain, this is a great pick for you!

Monday – Thursday | 11:30AM–10PM
Friday – Saturday | 11:30AM–11PM
Sunday | 11:30AM-9PM

📍 1800 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33765

Nothing gets rid of hunger like some top quality pub grub! Brown Boxer Pub and Grill is an upscale sports restaurant and brew bar across from Clearwater Beach. Popular amongst both locals and tourists, its perfect location and amazing food brings tons of visitors! 

We love their spin on traditional pub food from spicy hot wings to a Mac Burger with white cheddar mac and cheese, smoked bacon, and a pretzel bun. How’s that for an upgrade to the beach shack burger?

Like the name of the restaurant suggests, this is definitely a dog friendly establishment.  Brown Boxer features a covered patio, so you and your pup can chill out even when the Florida rain surprises you!  

Sunday – Saturday | 11AM–3AM

📍  483 Mandalay Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Sometimes the best meals in beach areas are at the local beach shack. The hidden secret of Clearwater beach locals is Pearly’s Beach Eats, a Key West inspired beach shack restaurant.  But this spot is no ordinary eatery! Pearly’s serves up a fusion menu of Mexican, American, and seafood dishes. From yummy tacos and taco bowls to the best milkshakes, the whole crew will find something amazing to eat at Pearly’s.

Not only does Pearly’s feature an amazing menu, but it also welcomes dogs! Their dog friendly outdoor patio is super cute, shaded by low hanging Florida palm trees. We love that their patio is picnic seating style, using bright multicolored tables and chairs! 

Here you can get that Florida vacation for you and your pup to relax with some grub.

Monday | CLOSED
Tuesday – Sunday | 11AM–9PM

📍 45 Papaya St, Clearwater, FL 33767

Tampa Bay locals love to visit Irish pubs!  O’Keefe’s is a crowd favorite, having served the Clearwater area for over 35 years.  From a great beer selection to the best Corned Beef in town, this spot has it all!  In their classic, wood-paneled tavern atmosphere, they serve up rich Irish cuisine and American sports pup favorites. Check out their savory Shepherd’s Pie!  

If you’re looking for a dog friendly patio with tons of room, this is the spot for you. We love that O’Keefe has a huge outdoor patio, so you’re never having to wait for a table.

They also have tons of fans around the patio, so you’re not sweating in the hot Clearwater weather. Next time there is a game on, come visit O’Keefe’s with your puppy for some food and fun!

Monday – Friday: 11AM-11PM
Saturday – Sunday | 11AM-11PM

📍 1219 S Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater, FL 33756

Calling all crab lovers! Cooters is the Clearwater spot for all you can eat crab legs.  Yes, you heard us correctly!  This casual local seafood spot is a great place to catch a game and enjoy a huge meal. Serving up unlimited hot and juicy crab legs, tasty wings, and strong spirits, this is soon to be your next favorite spot!

Can’t part from your dog?  Bring your pet to dinner!  The dog friendly patio at Cooters is super fun. With sports themed decorations and wooden accents, Cooters has their own spin on the beach shack look. Not only will you be full of delicious food, but your pup will be with you too. It’s the perfect combination for true happiness!

Sunday – Saturday | 11AM–10:30PM

📍 423 Poinsettia Ave, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

If you’re looking for a beachy spot, then look no further than Crabby’s Beachwalk. It’s not hard to find! Their brightly colored exterior and furniture are super fun, the perfect stop on your next beach trip. 

We recommend visiting Crabby’s during sunset for the perfect beach vibes. With this and some of their signature dishes like Grilled Red Snapper and Coconut shrimp, you’re in for an amazing evening!

No need to wait for a dog friendly table here!  Crabby’s is super dog friendly, with outdoor patios located on both of their levels. Your pup will love the fun atmosphere of Crabby’s since there’s so much to see.  

Sunday – Thursday: 11AM-10PM
Friday – Saturday | 11AM-11PM

📍 333 S Gulfview Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

Best Dog Friendly Restaurants and Bars in Clearwater

Excited about exploring different dog friendly restaurants and bars in Clearwater? Let us know your favorite by tagging @StuffToDoInTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

Jacky Saunders

Jacky Saunders

Jacky is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Tampa Bay City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Tampa Bay area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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