Dog Friendly Alabama Restaurants

Central Alabama

Big Bad Breakfast, Birmingham

Big Bad Breakfast is not the average diner. Locally roasted Octane Coffee; custom-made breakfast meats; fresh preserves made in-house; and our professional, friendly service make a big difference.

Jackson’s Bar & Bistro, Homewood 

An open and airy space both inside and out, Jackson’s Bar & Bistro in SOHO in Homewood offers European and American comfort food in an upbeat setting with an eclectic staff. A full bar with 30 different beers and 20 wines by the glass, along with a series of classic and newish cocktails complement an open kitchen, a stone pizza oven and one of Birmingham’s top patios – perfect for any pup!

Carrigan’s Public House, Birmingham

In the heart of bustling downtown Birmingham is Carrigan’s Public House. Enjoy a glass of wine after work or a cocktail with dinner on the weekend. And bring Fido, the upstairs deck is dog -friendly!

North Alabama

Humphrey’s Bar & Grill, Huntsville

Humphrey’s Bar & Grill is a popular, eclectic hangout serving traditional bar food. Arrive early to grab dinner and beat the crowd, or stick around to enjoy a beer and live music. All dogs are welcome on the back courtyard.

Albany Bistro, Decatur

Biscuit, the official mascot of Albany Bistro, has a mission to promote awareness concerning abused, neglected and homeless pets. Stop by the dog-friendly patio, grab some shrimp and grits and show support.

Gulf Coast

Cosmo’s Restaurant and Bar, Orange Beach

Named for the owners’ rescue dog, Cosmo’s boasts sushi, fresh local seafood, succulent steaks and signature cocktails served in a casual atmosphere within walking distance of the beach. Guests and pups can enjoy coastal breezes on the outdoor patio and live entertainment during peak tourist season.

Flying Harpoon, Gulf Shores

A po’ boy on the Bayou has never looked better. Bring the family, including your pets, for some Cajun and seafood cooking.

South Alabama

Southern Napa, Daphne

Southern Napa is Daphne’s Neighborhood Wine House. Located in a totally renovated farmhouse built in the 1880’s, Southern Napa puts an emphasis on pairing the charm of the Deep South with wines from around the globe. Whether you prefer by the glass or by the bottle, come enjoy some wine on the back patio. All dogs welcome!

The River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar, Mobile

Catching fresh seafood straight from Mobile Bay, The River Shack Restaurant is a favorite for humans and pups alike! Grab a Fido-friendly table on the pier overlooking the Dog River.

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Food Blog

Warm Up With Alabama's Best Winter Eats

As the temperatures begin to drop in Alabama, it’s time to start thinking about the best places to warm up with delicious seasonal dishes!

Whether it’s a grilled cheese, a bowl of soup or a hot beverage, here are some of Alabama’s coziest treats: