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Ultimate Guide to Dog-Friendly Patios in Buffalo & WNY

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Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on May 21, 2022
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Photo by @j_hawtpotato

The dog days of summer (or anytime the weather is above 50 degrees amirite) are always better when they’re spent together…with our best four-legged friends. Luckily for us Western New Yorkers there’s a bunch of dog-friendly patios to choose from (although there could be more cough Elmwood Village cough) on those warm days that make you excited to hang out with your canine companion and maybe even your friends and family too.

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As one should always do when bringing their pooch out in public, please use common sense and be respectful of the place you’re in and the people around you. Keep in mind your dog’s personality and how much of the etiquette lesson from Princess Diaries your dog has retained as well as the fact that there are some weirdos in this world/possibly at the restaurant who don’t like dogs.

With that in mind and without further ado, here are a bunch of the dog-friendly patios to enjoy with your fur child.

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BUFFALO

  • Ballyhoo – Cobblestone District  
  • The Beer Keep – Elmwood – Elmwood Village
  • Cafe 59 – Allentown
  • Caffe Aroma on Elmwood – Elmwood Village
  • Cole’s – Elmwood village
  • Deep South Taco – South Ellicott District
  • Dinosaur Barbecue – Franklin Street
  • Essex St. Pub – Rhode Island Street
  • Fat Bob’s Smokehouse – Virginia Place
  • Fattey Beer Co. – Downtown
  • Five Points Bakery – West Side
  • Hydraulic Hearth – Swan Street
  • JJ’s Casa Di Pizza – Mohawk Street
  • Mister Goodbar – Elmwood Ave
  • Misuta Chow’s – Main Street
  • Remedy House – Rhode Island Street
  • SATO – Front patio only, Elmwood Village
  • Thin Man – Elmwood Ave

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SOUTH BUFFALO

  • Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern – Southpark
  • Gene McCarthy’s – Old First Ward
  • Lakeward Spirits – Old First Ward
  • Potter’s Field – Caz Park
  • Resurgence Brewing – Chicago Street
  • Swannie House – Old First Ward
Photo courtesy of Remedy House

NORTH BUFFALO

  • CRaVing – Hertel (Temporarily closed)
  • Deep South Taco – Hertel
  • LLoyd Taco Factory – Hertel
  • Marotto’s Restaurant – Kenmore
  • Poutine + Cream – Hertel
  • Public House of Buffalo – North Buffalo
  • Sterling Tap & Wurst – On the side patio, Hertel
  • The Phoenix at 269 – Black Rock

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SOUTHTOWNS

  • 189 Burger – East Aurora
  • 2 Scoops Ice Cream – Hamburg
  • 42 North Brewery – East Aurora
  • Coyote Cafe – Hamburg
  • Elm Street Bakery – Between 7am-5pm on the two outside wings of the patio, East Aurora
  • Juicy Burger – Hamburg
  • Nick Charlap’s – Boston
  • Nick Charlap’s – Hamburg
  • O’Briens West End – Hamburg
  • Red Top Hot Dogs – Hamburg
  • Riley Station – East Aurora
  • Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – West Seneca
  • Taffy’s – Orchard Park
  • The Byrd House – Orchard Park
  • Aurora Brew Works – East Aurora
  • Ebenzer Ale House – West Seneca
  • The Grange – Hamburg
  • Hamburg Brewing Co. – Hamburg
  • Alchemy – Hamburg
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NORTHTOWNS

  • Lumberjack Patio Grill – North Tonawanda
  • Isle View Tavern – Tonawanda
  • Mississippi Mudds –  Tonawanda
  • Stockman’s Tavern & Grove – East Amherst
  • Yelling Goat – Lancaster
  • The Moor Pat – Williamsville
  • Frank’s Grille – Lancaster
  • West Shore Brewing – Clarence
  • New York Beer Project – Lockport
  • Lilly Belle Meads – Lancaster
  • Dandelions Restaurant – Amherst
  • The Village Inn – Grand Island
Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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This post was originally published in 2016 and has been updated.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/laurenspoth/" target="_self">Lauren Spoth</a>

Written by Lauren Spoth

Lauren is the Creative Marketing Director at Step Out Buffalo aka the person who posts all those memes on social. A lover of Buffalo, food, travel, and animals, she can usually be found trying different local restaurants while planning her next adventure and asking passersby if she can pet their dog. Follow her dog-petting adventures on Instagram @laurenspoth

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