Dog-Friendly Patios to Enjoy with Your Fur Child

City Guide


Written by Lauren Spoth

Published on May 18, 2016

dog on a patio

Photo by @j_hawtpotato

Updated June 23, 2020
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.



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.
Note: With Covid-19 measures changing daily, we recommend checking with these establishments ahead of time for the most current procedures and updates.
If we’re missing one let us know at!





  • Ballyhoo – Cobblestone District  
  • Cafe 59 – Allentown
  • Caffe Aroma on Elmwood – Elmwood Village
  • Cole’s – Elmwood village
  • D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub – Franklin Street (currently offering takeout only)
  • Deep South Taco – South Ellicott District
  • Dinosaur Barbecue – Franklin Street
  • Essex St. Pub – Rhode Island Street
  • Five Points Bakery – West Side
  • Forty Thieves – Elmwood Ave
  • Hydraulic Hearth – Swan Street (currently temporarily closed)
  • JJ’s Casa Di Pizza – Mohawk Street
  • Mister Goodbar – Elmwood Ave
  • Pano’s – Elmwood Village (currently temporarily closed)
  • Remedy House – Rhode Island Street
  • Resurgence Brewing Co. – West Side (currently temporarily closed)
  • SATO – Front patio only, Elmwood Village
  • The Draft Room – Cobblestone District (currently temporarily closed)
  • The Terrace – Delaware Park
  • Thin Man – Elmwood Ave (currently offering takeout only)
  • Fat Bob’s Smokehouse – Virginia Place
  • Misuta Chow’s – Main Street
  • Fattey Beer Co. – Downtown
  • Boomerang’s Bar & Grill – West Side

Photo x @keepingupwithtoby_


  • Adolf’s Old First Ward Tavern – Southpark
  • Gene McCarthy’s – Old First Ward
  • Lakeward Spirits – Old First Ward
  • Parker’s Proper Fish & Chips – Southpark (currently offering takeout only)
  • Potter’s Field – Caz Park
  • Resurgence- Chicago Street
  • Swannie House – Old First Ward


Photo courtesy of Remedy House



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







  • 189 Burger – East Aurora (currently temporarily closed)
  • 2 Scoops Ice Cream – Hamburg
  • 42 North Brewery – East Aurora
  • American Grille – East Aurora (currently temporarily closed)
  • Bedrock Eatery –  Hamburg (currently temporarily closed)
  • 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
  • Red Top Hot Dogs – Hamburg
  • Riley Station – East Aurora (currently temporarily closed)
  • 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 – Hamrbug

Photo x @keepingupwithtoby_


  • Lumberjack Patio Grill – North 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

And don’t forget – a day out doesn’t count unless you Instagram it, and if you use #hashtagstepoutbuffalo on your pooch pics 1) we will *swoon* and 2) you could be featured on our website! Read more about Project #HashtagStepOutBuffalo here.
Are we missing one? Have a dog-friendly patio and want it added to this list? Email us at!

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Written by <a href="" 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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