Looking for some nice places to eat with your pet? It can be really difficult to find the right place to go. Fortunately, if you're in Kansas City, there are many places that you can go with your dog. These eight Kansas City restaurants provide great food, and allow you to bring your furry friend along for the meal.
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Bring Your Dog To These 8 Kansas City Restaurants
Sports fan will want to head over to the Brooksider to catch all of the latest games on TV. Sit with your pet out on the patio while you enjoy the latest sports match on one of their 50 HD TVS. Enjoy a selection of your favorite game day foods from pizza to wings, and wash it all down with a cold beer. Get some friends together and enjoy a nice Sunday brunch on the patio with $4 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Mimosas. You can also stop by on one of the other nights of the week and check out the special of the day, including Taco Tuesday and Country Fried Friday.
Grinders is the perfect place to be for some great American cuisine and craft beers. Located in the Crossroads Art District of KC, this restaurant offers a delicious food options ranging from New York style pizzas and Philly style cheesesteaks, and allows you to bring your pet along if you sit at one of the back picnic tables. If you’re feeling brave, try the restaurants world famous Death Wings! You can also stop in and enjoy a choice beer selection—one of the best in all of Kansas City.
3. Happy Gillis Café & Hangout
When it’s nice and warm out, you can get an early start by eating at Happy Gillis for breakfast, or an early lunch. Head out for an early stroll, and then relax out on the back patio of this Little Italy restaurant—they’ll even provide a water bowl for your pup! Be sure to try the biscuits and gravy if you’re stopping in for breakfast, and the chicken sandwich if you’re in for lunch. Happy Gillis is located close to Columbus Park, so be sure to stop in after or before a day out with your pet.
4. Hi-Dive Lounge
Hi-Dive is a hip laid back lounge located in the neighborhoods of Kansas City. Stop by enjoy your time at an outdoor table with your pet, all while you try one of the restaurants variety of items. With food options ranging from pork chop to tacos, your taste buds are in for a treat when you stop by the lounge. On Tuesday night, the lounge hosts pub trivia, so be sure to gather some friends and enjoy a fun night.
5. Lidia’s Italy
For some five-star Italian cooking, head out to Lidia’s. Home to celebrity chef and award-winning TV host and author Lidia Bastianich, Lidia’s offers dog seating that is pet friendly. While you’re here, be sure to try the TV-famous Pizza Margherita, and stay for dessert for a delicious serving of tiramisu. If you’ll be in town on the Wednesday of the month, make reservations for the restaurant’s monthly Wine Wednesday, where you’ll be able to try a variety of different Italian wines from a glass of your choosing.
6. One Block South
One Block South is the perfect place to hang out with friends. This music hall paired with a restaurant features a shared patio, where you can bring your pet and enjoy some great live music. The bar offers a variety of daily specials and deals so make sure you check the event calendar online before you stop by. Attached to the bar are places like Red 8, an intimate pool hall perfect for a more quiet night out with friends, and Local Tap, a bar that features a variety of different local craft beers.
7. Rocks & Brews
If you love classic rock and good eats, Rocks & Brews is your place. Enjoy a burger, wings or some Kansas City-style baby back ribs out on the outdoor patio; your pup can enjoy something off the doggie menu. There is also a play area for your kids, so you can bring your whole family along and have a good meal. The atmosphere of this restaurant will remind you of a fun outdoor concert, so be sure to stop by for a chilled out summer lunch or dinner (and to try the five-cheese mac and cheese).
8. Westside Local
For a quieter trip out to eat, head to recently re-opened Westside Local. This restaurant has a great selection of comfort foods, but also offers a wide ranger of different beers and cocktails. Bring your pet along and relax outdoors on the beer garden patio. While the pet chews on bacon (if wanted), you can enjoy a wide selection of vegetarian dishes including the sweet potato quinoa burger. Coming in for brunch? Treat yourself to a donut plate, or enjoy some pumpkin French toast.
This article was written by Kellyn Nettles.