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Bring Your Furry Friends to These Dog Friendly Restaurants in Tampa Bay

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Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa Bay?   Sometimes you want to go out, but can’t stand to leave your best friend at home!  We’ve assembled a master guide of all the dog-friendly Tampa Bay restaurants.  Check out our list below for recommendations for food and drinks at each place!

Sparkman Wharf

Sparkman Wharf is one of our favorites for dog-friendly restaurants in Tampa.  With a large green astroturf lawn, there is plenty of space for your pup to play.  As a popular spot for people to bring their dogs, you don’t have to leave your best friend at home.

We love Sparkman because of the many food options, too!  You can enjoy the best chicken sandwich you’ve ever had from Flock and Stock with some amazing seaweed topped fries from BT in a Box.  For dessert, enjoy a refreshing Strawberry Lime popsicle from Whatever Pops.  

MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12PM–9PM
Wednesday12PM–9PM
Thursday12PM–9PM
Friday11AM–11PM
Saturday11AM–11PM
Sunday11AM–9PM

📍 615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

The Sail

After a huge expansion, The Sail has become a standout pick when comparing Downtown Tampa restaurants.  With new shady spaces and two levels of seating, The Sail is a great place to bring your dog.  If you have a larger dog and you’re not comfortable bringing them to a more intimate restaurant – this is a great pick.  

With drinks from The Sail and a food menu from the South Tampa famous seafood shop – Big Ray’s Fish Camp – this is a must visit!  We recommend the Grouper Nuggets, which is served with an amazing sweet Thai chili dipping sauce.

Monday11AM–12AM
Tuesday11AM–12AM
Wednesday11AM–12AM
Thursday11AM–12AM
Friday11AM–1AM
Saturday11AM–1AM
Sunday11AM–12AM

📍 333 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602

Pour House

With the addition of  another dog park right across the street, Pour House is the perfect place for all of you pet lovers! Pour House is an intimate sportsbar and brew house located in the Channelside Tampa area.  Specializing in draft beer, this pour list is super long – so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re not much of a beer drinker, we recommend the Hard Tropical Punch, it’s a Kool-Aid inspired cider that will definitely bring you back to your childhood.  Visit before 7pm to take advantage of their Happy Hour deals with your pup!

Monday4PM–12AM
Tuesday4PM–12AM
Wednesday4PM–12AM
Thursday4PM–12AM
Friday3PM–2AM
Saturday1PM–2AM
Sunday1PM–12AM

📍 1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112, Tampa, FL 33602

Gaspar's Grotto

Gaspar’s Grotto is a pirate themed restaurant and bar in Ybor City.  This dog-friendly area is home to a lot of the Tampa restaurant’s fun events!  Check out their website for weekly events – like karaoke parties!

Their patio-area is the perfect spot for Sunday Funday.   Their Sunday all-you-can-eat special is the best deal in the area!  This includes bottomless mimosas, fresh seafood, and 50+ yummy brunch items.  Their great service, fun atmosphere, and live music makes this a hit with the Tampa locals.

Sunday11AM–2AM
Monday7AM–2AM
Tuesday7AM–2AM
Wednesday7AM–2AM
Thursday7AM–2AM
Friday7AM–2AM
Saturday7AM–2AM

📍 1805 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

The Getaway

As the name suggests, The Getaway is a restaurant and bar inspired by your dream vacation.  The feel of the space is tropical, but super modern and not touristy.  This hot spot has Dog-Friendly Tuesdays where pet lovers can meet other dog owners!

Their menu is known for their beachy drinks.  You can order your drinks in a classic beach bucket size.  We recommend ordering a Getaway Bucket size of the Must Have Painkilla.  This tropical drink features Jamaican rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice.

They don’t skimp on their food menu either.  Their seafood is amazingly fresh and high-quality.  Check out their grilled Market Oysters, which is rarely found at Tampa restaurants.

Monday11AM–9PM
Tuesday11AM–9PM
Wednesday11AM–9PM
Thursday11AM–9PM
Friday11AM–10PM
Saturday11AM–10PM
Sunday11AM–9PM

📍 13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

Red Mesa Mercado

This outdoor spot is a hit with dog-lovers because of the amazing Mexican food menu.  Red Mesa Mercado has a super fresh patio, complete with ceiling fans to keep you cool and water bowls for the pups.  We recommend checking out their Chicken Chili Relleno!

They also have vegan options, as well!  Like a lot of other great restaurants in Tampa, they serve Impossible Burger options.  They spin a piled high Tostada, by using Impossible Burger and a yummy avocado sauce.

Monday11AM–10PM
Tuesday11AM–10PM
Wednesday11AM–10PM
Thursday11AM–10PM
Friday11AM–11PM
Saturday11AM–11PM
Sunday11AM–9PM

📍 1100 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

The Chattaway

The Chattaway is a Tiki-bar inspired American restaurant and event space.  Their patio area is the a great space to meet up with friends for drinks, without leaving your dog at home.  

We recommend their Original Cheese Chattaburger.  Known for their burgers, these remind us of enjoying yummy grilled burgers on the beach.  They also have great, local live music as well!  

Quick tip: this is a cash only establishment.  While they do have an ATM inside, it’s good to come prepared!

Monday11AM–9:30PM
Tuesday11AM–9:30PM
Wednesday11AM–9:30PM
Thursday11AM–9:30PM
Friday11AM–10PM
Saturday11AM–10PM
Sunday11AM–9:30PM

📍 1100 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Dog Friendly Tampa Bay Restaurants

Which dog-friendly Tampa Bay restaurants do you want to try next?   Show us your furry friends enjoying one of these locations by tagging us at @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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