One of the perks of the weather heating up is al fresco dining — which also means some restaurants will let you bring your pooch along. Here are some of the best restaurants in Atlanta, Georgia, where you can kill two birds with one stone: take your dog out for a walk and get a scrumptious meal.

Best Dog Friendly Restaurants In Atlanta

1. Dakota Blue

454 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

A water bowl outside welcomes dogs to Dakota Blue, a family-friendly Tex-Mex joint. The menu includes black bean cakes, southwestern egg rolls, and lots of burgers, tacos, and burritos.

2. 4th & Swift

621 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

This trendy, upscale restaurant allows dogs on its patios. Patrons can enjoy foods made from local ingredients on a menu that changes weekly. Recently the menu included wood grilled octopus and pan roasted cobia. There is also a chef’s tasting menu for those looking to indulge even more.

3. Der Biergarten

300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

This German beer garden offers an authentic menu that include bratwurst, wiener schnitzel, apple strudel, and, of course, warm pretzels. Fido can enjoy the fare with you (if you let him) on the restaurant’s laid back patio.

4. Lucky’s Burger and Brew

305 Brookhaven Ave #1250, Atlanta, GA 30319

The mascot of Lucky’s is a dog (the owners’ Golden Retriever), and true to this pups are welcomed on the patio at all three locations. The restaurant’s specialty is burgers, and most of its signature entrees are named for a different dog breed. We recommend the “Poodle Chaser” — a burger with melted brie, onions, and mustard.

5. Sophie’s Uptown

54 Pharr Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

David York started Sophie’s Uptown in loving memory of his dog Sophie, whom he rescued and took care of until her death, at the age of 20. True to that spirit, dogs are welcomed and 25 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds go to animal rescue groups. The cafe serves sandwiches, soups, and baked treats.

6. The Glenwood

1263 Glenwood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30316

This neighborhood pub, which also serves weekend brunch, serves up a mix of Southern and American classics like biscuits and gravy, BLTs, hot dogs, and Shrimp Po Boys. Most, however, come for the extensive beer list full of American Lagers, Belgian Strong Ales, IPAs and more. Dogs are welcome on the restaurant’s patio.

7. Carroll Street Cafe

208 Carroll St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

This cute, laidback cafe is loved by locals for being affordable and serving an amazing brunch that includes everything from waffles to eggs benedict. The rest of the menu is Mediterranean fusion with sandwiches, tapas, pasta and more. And, of course, dogs are welcome on the patio.

8. Anis Cafe & Bistro

2974 Grandview Ave, Atlanta, GA 30305

This restaurant in a converted house aims to transport diners to the casual bistros of the south of France. There’s al fresco dining year round, which means it’s not rare to spot a few pets on their beautiful patio. Enjoy French delicacies such as escargots and duck confit, or just relax while sipping a glass of wine.

This article was written by Isabella Sayyah.