One of the best tourist destinations Texas has to offer, San Antonio’s rich history, beautiful architecture, and welcoming culture have captivated many. Between visits to the Alamo and leisurely strolls along the famous San Antonio River Walk, you and your pup are bound to work up an appetite.
Fortunately, San Antonio’s welcoming culture applies to humans and dogs alike, and the local restaurants are no different! Here are eleven of the best dog-friendly restaurants San Antonio has to offer!
1. Hops & Hounds
13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio, TX 78247
Hops & Hounds brings the best of San Antonio under one roof, with food options ranging from standard casual fare to the city’s famous Tex-Mex, ice-cold drinks from the bar, and plenty of games in the outdoor hangout area. Complete with a spacious puppy play area, there’s fun for everyone! Even with countless other dog-friendly restaurants, San Antonio and its hospitality truly shine at Hops & Hounds!
2. The Friendly Spot Ice House
943 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205
The Friendly Spot is precisely what its name suggests: a place where patrons can come to socialize and make new friends over hearty food and an ice-cold beer. The restaurant provides outdoor seating where you can sit with your four-legged friend, as well as water bowls to keep them hydrated!
3. The Cove
606 W Cypress, San Antonio, TX 78212
The Cove is a restaurant that gives back to the community, sourcing its ingredients locally and sustainably. Pay a visit to the dog-friendly patio and enjoy classic American fare. Best of all, you can dine with the knowledge that you’re supporting both a small business and the community as a whole. It’s places like The Cove that allow you to experience San Antonio’s kind, tight-knit sense of community, making you feel at home among the locals.
4. The Hoppy Monk
1010 N Loop 1604 E, San Antonio, TX 78232
A new approach to the classic Texas pub, The Hoppy Monk provides you with a massive beer selection, each more interesting than the last. Enjoy rare, unusual craft beers and equally decadent pub fare with your pup out in the beer garden. This is a restaurant for the adventurous, perfect for a traveler such as yourself!
5. La Tuna Grill
100 Probandt, San Antonio, TX 78204
In its 28 years of business, La Tuna Grill has become something of a local classic. Between its from-scratch Tex-Mex cuisine, ice-cold beer, and regular live music, it’s the perfect place to take a seat outside and kill some time with your furry friend.
6. Cappy’s Restaurant
5011 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Cappy’s Restaurant describes itself as an “upscale, yet casual” establishment, known for some of the best seafood in the city. As one of the top dog-friendly restaurants San Antonio has in store, seats go fast, so you may want to book a reservation ahead of time. Be sure to choose an outdoor seat so Fido can join you!
402 N Loop 1604 W, San Antonio, TX 78258
This wouldn’t be a proper list of restaurants without a breakfast option, and Eggspectation is one of the best by a long shot. With classic breakfast foods such as chicken and waffles in the morning, as well as steaks, burgers, and drinks for later in the day, Eggspectation has it all! Of course, your pup is welcome to join you out on the patio.
8. Stella Public House
1414 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78210
Wood-fired pizza and ice-cold beer are a hard combination to beat, and Stella Public House has outdone itself! Providing a seasonally rotating menu made from locally-sourced ingredients, the fare is simple yet masterfully prepared, as is the variety of American craft brews. Snag yourself an outdoor seat and enjoy this hidden gem of a restaurant alongside your pup!
9. Tycoon Flats
2926 N St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212
Home of the best burger in San Antonio, Tycoon Flats is the perfect restaurant to bring the whole family, dogs included! Incredible food and family fun in the heart of San Antonio? What’s not to love? As usual, all outdoor seats are dog-friendly, so this is the perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of the city with your best friend!
10. Chicken N Pickle
5215 UTSA Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78249
Chicken N Pickle is much more than just a restaurant, it’s a gathering place for everyone to enjoy themselves, especially pets. In addition to its from-scratch, locally sourced menu, Chicken N Pickle boasts eleven pickleball courts, a dog-friendly outdoor game lawn, and a full sports bar. Needless to say, it’s an extremely popular establishment, so I recommend reserving a table and court ahead of time.
11. Don Adolfo’s Public House
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy., San Antonio, TX 78258
Serving up authentic Mexican food that guests can’t get enough of, Don Adolfo’s Public House is among the best dining establishments San Antonio has to offer. Enjoy from-scratch tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, sip on an icy margarita, and finish with a dessert such as a flan or churros. Though the food is reason enough to visit Don Adolfo’s Public House, stay for a bit so you and your pup can enjoy live music from the outdoor patio!
As a city with so many unique dog-friendly restaurants, San Antonio is one of the best places adventurous souls such as you and your furry friend will ever visit.
However, Texas as a whole is a very dog-friendly state, so you’ll feel right at home in its other major cities as well! For that matter, I’ve put together another list of dog-friendly restaurants in Houston, so feel free to give it a look! Safe travels!