Written by Chris Cutler

ChrisDogRestaurantAnyone who has been to Europe knows that many restaurants welcome our four-legged family members with open arms. Restaurants in the United States are a little behind the curve, but many are starting to allow Fido and friends on the outdoor patios. Here are 9 valley restaurants that allow pets. Please note: Before you take your dog to any restaurant, be sure to check with management regarding policies.



Annie’s Gourmet Italian. 75 Valle Verde Dr., Henderson.
Specializing in homemade Italian fare, Annie’s welcomes the entire family, including the four-legged members (on the patio).

Lazy Dog. 1725 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas.
If the name and décor don’t give it away, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar welcomes dogs on the patio of its Downtown Summerlin location (as long as you and your dog follow the rules). You can even order meals for your dog.

Madhouse Coffee. 8470 W. Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas.
Stop by to enjoy coffee and sweets, and your dog can join you on the patio. Madhouse will supply water and treats.

Rachel’s Kitchen. 2265 Village Walk Dr., Henderson.
Rachel’s offers something for everyone, and its Green Valley location has patio tables outside to offer a place for your furry friend to join you for lunch.

Sambalatte. Multiple locations.
Enjoy Sambalatte’s rich coffees on their outdoor patios with your dog. They supply a water station, too.

Shakespeare’s Grille & Pub. 790 Coronado Center Dr., Henderson.
A British-style restaurant that serves typical English fare, Shakespeare’s has patio seating for you and your dog.

In addition to Lazy Dog, a number of Downtown Summerlin restaurants serve patrons and their four-legged friends on patios. Included are:

10970 Rosemary Park Dr., Las Vegas.

Grape Street Café & Wine Bar.
2120 Festival Plaza Dr., Las Vegas.

MTO Café.
10970 Rosemary Park Dr., Las Vegas.

Etiquette Tips for Dogs at Outdoor Restaurants

  • Make sure your pooch is well-behaved around other people and especially children. Don’t let your dog beg, bark, or bite.
  • Leash your four-legged friend and keep him or her from socializing with other diners or employees unless welcomed. Try to keep your dog close to your table or chair so he or she is not in the waiter’s path.
  • You can’t put your dog on the table. Or your lap. Or on a chair. Even if it’s tiny. You can thank the Southern Nevada Health District for that.
  • Bring your own doggie bowl. Pets are not permitted to eat or drink out of restaurant glasses or dishes unless they are disposable.
  • Call ahead or ask first to make sure an establishment allows dogs at its outdoor tables.