If a search for the best dog friendly restaurants in Massachusetts has brought you to this page, you’ve come to the right place! Below we’ve featured 5 restaurants across the region.
Charlie’s Kitchen, in Cambridge, MA, has been serving up American diner food and drinks in their retro-style ground floor diner since the mid-1950s. If want somewhere with a bit more of a modern twist, Charlie’s Kitchen also has an upstairs lounge, which hosts live music events and weekly pub quizzes for those looking for a bit of fun with their burger and beer.
You also don’t need to leave your furry friends at home! Charlie’s Kitchen has a dog friendly beer garden, opened all year round (dependent on the weather, of course). Contact them to reserve a table, give them feedback, or for any other information.
Located in Salem, Massachusetts, the Lobster Shanty prides itself on being the ‘OG Dive Bar,’ serving a menu of American-style comfort food and fresh seafood since the 1970s. They even allow dogs to join you on their patio, as long as the weather is favorable.
Because of the often harsh New England weather, the Lobster Shanty is only open from April to January each year, so getting in to taste their fantastic menu can be a bit hit or miss. You’ll need to contact them to find out what their hours are for that season so you can plan ahead.
Also in Salem is the Village Tavern, opened in 2012 across from the Peabody Essex Museum. With a main dining room, a patio, and a ‘tap room’ out back, the Village Tavern offers a wide range of menu items for anybody who might visit, from traditional steakhouse fare to classic bar food. You can even book a large party or wedding reception in their ‘Chef’s Table’ section.
Village Tavern has also been granted special permission to allow dogs to join their owners for patio dining. To help promote and support dog owners visiting the restaurant, Village Tavern have created a special ‘doggie menu’ so that your furry friend doesn’t go hungry while you’re chowing down. If you want to book an event or have any other questions, contact them today!
Marie Feldmannova and Steve Feldmann opened Gulu Gulu Café in Salem in 2007, serving up artisan food and drinks. Whether you are hungry for a sandwich, soup, or breakfast dishes, or just want a quick cup of coffee, tea, or even a mug of beer, Gulu Gulu Café is known by all who live in Salem as the coolest café in town.
They’re dog friendly, too, as long as you’re sitting on the patio, so you can stop by after a nice walk along the beach with your favorite four-legged friend. If you have any questions or want to book a gig at Gulu Gulu Café, contact them online.
If you find yourself in Provincetown, check out Waydowntown Restaurant, opened in 2000 and located right in the center of town, on the Provincetown Beach and across the street from the town hall. They provide a menu of classic New England entrees and seafood dishes. The bar area often has live music on the weekends and serves up everything from wine to high-end cocktails.
You can even bring your dog with you while you eat on the patio overlooking the Provincetown Beach. Don’t worry, though, as there’s shade aplenty, and they get a bowl of water, too. Be sure to contact Waydowntown Restaurant by phone if you have any other questions.