You probably already know that Charlottesville is one of the most dog-friendly cities in America and that it is a city with lots of great dining options, but did you know that lots of local eateries near you welcome Fido? Charlottesville has an abundance of dog-friendly restaurants that will satisfy both your appetite and your pup’s wagging tail. From charming sidewalk cafes to spacious patios with pet-friendly amenities, we’ve scoured the city to bring you a handpicked selection of eateries that offer delectable cuisine, warm hospitality, and a paw-some atmosphere. So leash up your pup and get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure where both you and your loyal companion can savor the flavors of Charlottesville together. Check out some of these great dog-friendly restaurants in Charlottesville!
- Trinity Irish Pub
- Kardinal Hall
- Sal’s Caffe Italia
- The Whiskey Jar
- Public Fish & Oyster
- The Clifton Inn
- Timberwood Grill
- Charlottesville Dog Barkery
Trinity Irish Pub
Whether you’re a student or just like to walk your dog on The Corner, Trinity is a great place to stop for lunch during your regular walk or for a casual dinner. Classic Irish pub fare meets traditional American pub food for a tasty treat. Their patio offers dog-friendly seating and reviewers say it is a great place to dine with your dog. Stop in with Fido on the patio and dig into some Fish and Chips or Corned Beef while you watch the world go by.
Charlottesville’s favorite beer hall and garden is located in the former Coca-Cola warehouse and features two bocce courts and an enormous patio with a bar and grill. Dogs are welcome and humans can choose from 24 beers and other wine and cocktail options. The food is delicious and unique – try their Belgian Fries with your choice of 14 different dipping sauces!
If you enjoy people watching on the Downtown Mall, stop in at Miller’s with your pooch, grab a seat outside, and enjoy the show! Elevated southern fare is featured at this intimate bistro that also hosts live entertainment. This is a great place to enjoy a delicious meal right at the heart of Charlottesville’s favorite historic location.
Sal’s Caffe Italia
Do you ever get a craving for really wonderful Italian food during a walk with Fido? Get ready to start! After enjoying the walkability of Charlottesville with your dog, stop in at Sal’s for some of the best authentic Italian food around. Fantastic pizza, delicious real Italian pasta, and classic Italian fare include a truly memorable Chicken Marsala that will make your mouth water and keep you coming back for more.
The Whiskey Jar
Get your local farm-to-table on with comfort food and a creative spin on some of the classics. Fall in love with Sweet Potato Biscuits slathered in Sorghum and Apple Butters, or try the Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffed Quail. Stake out a pet-friendly table on the sidewalk patio and get ready to enjoy some delightfully elevated local grub.
Public Fish & Oyster
Landlubbers who love seafood – rejoice! Find oysters done five different ways, scallops and lobster, country-style steam pots with Alaskan snow crab legs, Carolina shrimp, Virginia clams, crawfish, mussels, and so much more. Their pet-friendly patio lets you enjoy a seafood feast with Fido by your side.
The Clifton Inn
Enjoy a trip with Fido into the heart of gorgeous Virginia wine country for a remarkable dining experience. Enjoy the amazing Chesapeake Bay Crab and Avocado Salad on their beautiful outdoor patio as you get ready for Braised Short Ribs with Creamy Grits and Pork Belly Collards. This is truly a fine dining experience you can share with your furry best friend!
If you prefer a quieter, more “suburban” environment, head over to the Timberwood Grill, where you and Fido can relax on their beautiful patio and enjoy a delicious and eclectic menu and a selection of craft beers on tap and in the bottle. Timberwood is the perfect destination for the entire family, both human and furry.
Charlottesville Dog Barkery
It wouldn’t be right for you to be the only one who gets to enjoy all the delicious food Charlottesville has to offer, so make a stop for yummy, nutritious, vegan dog treats and pupcakes made just for Fido at the Dog Barkery! Don’t forget to grab a jar of Bobee Butter to smear on treats, toys, and Kongs while you’re there.
Grab a leash and get Fido ready to enjoy all that Charlottesville has to offer!