Dog-Friendly Patios to Enjoy with Your Fur Child

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Photo by @j_hawtpotato

Updated August 2018

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 a 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. PS – if we’re missing one or you want yours added, let us know and email us at info@stepoutbuffalo.com!




  • Ballyhoo – Cobblestone District
  • Cafe 59 – Allentown
  • Caffe Aroma on Elmwood – Elmwood Village
  • Cole’s – Elmwood village
  • Darcy McGee’s Irish Pub – Franklin Street
  • 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
  • JJ’s Casa Di Pizza – Mohawk Street
  • Mister Goodbar – Elmwood Ave
  • Pano’s – Elmwood Village
  • Remedy House – Rhode Island Street
  • Resurgence Brewing Co. – West Side
  • Root & Bloom– Elmwood Village
  • SATO – Front patio only, Elmwood Village
  • The Terrace – Delaware Park
  • Thin Man – Elmwood Ave
  • Vera Pizza – Lexington Ave

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
  • Potter’s Field – Caz Park
  • Swannie House – Old First Ward




  • CRaVing – Hertel
  • Public House of Buffalo – North Buffalo
  • Sterling Tap & Wurst – On the side patio, Hertel
  • The Phoenix – Black Rock
  • Deep South Taco – Hertel
  • LLoyd Taco Factory – Hertel
  • Poutine + Cream – Hertel




  • 189 – East Aurora
  • 2 Scoops Ice Cream – Hamburg
  • 42 North Brewery – East Aurora
  • American Grille – East Aurora
  • Bedrock Eatery –  Hamburg
  • Coyote Cafe – Hamburg
  • Elm Street Bakery – Between 7am-5pm on the two outside wings of the patio, East Aurora
  • Hamm and Fattey’s – Hamburg
  • Juicy Burger – Hamburg
  • Kouign Cafe – East Aurora
  • Nick Charlap’s – Boston
  • Nick Charlap’s – Hamburg
  • Nickel Creek Cafe – These guys even have “Yappy Hour” on their patio Tuesdays from 12pm – 7pm. Bring your dog and a leash and they will supply water and treats!, Neighborhood: West Seneca
  • Red Top Hot Dogs – Hamburg
  • Riley Station – East Aurora
  • Rusty Nickel Brewing Co. – West Seneca
  • Taffy’s – Orchard Park
  • The Press Box – Lackawanna
  • The Byrd House – Orchard Park
  • Aurora Brew Works – East Aurora
  • Ebenzer Ale House – West Seneca
  • The Grange – Hamburg

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  • Fiero Mediterranean Fusion – Williamsville
  • Lumberjack Patio Grill – North Tonawanda
  • Mississippi Mudds –  Tonawanda
  • Stockman’s Tavern & Grove – East Amherst
  • The Irishman Pub & Eatery – Front patio only,  Williamsville
  • Yelling GoatLancaster
  • Smoke On The Water – Tonawanda (Lower deck only)
  • The Moor Pat – Williamsville
  • Frank’s Grille – Lancaster NY


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 info@stepoutbuffalo.com!


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