Your dog is a very good boy. Or very good girl. Don’t you want to let the dog have its day?
We sniffed out the best dog-friendly patios in Dallas, no matter if you’ve got a lap dog, a napping dog or a struttin’ mutt with a fancy haircut.
Savor/Relish at Klyde Warren Park: Savor and Relish flank the park and provide nice views of the always-busy green space. While you’re there, grab a real meal at Savor, a gastropub, or a quicker bite at Relish, a walk-up kiosk. Both are an easy walk to My Best Friend’s Park, an off-leash dog park inside Klyde Warren. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas.
Truck Yard: This beer garden is casual — a great environment if you’re bringing your dog around. (You never know if Fido is going to try to stick his nose somewhere he shouldn’t; that can get embarrassing among a more dressed-up crowd.) Humans can order a cold glass of beer or a cheesesteak, dogs get a bowl of water or dog treats. Everybody’s happy. 5624 Sears St., Dallas. A second Truck Yard in North Texas is expected to open in The Colony in July 2019.
Shake Shack: Our favorite Shake Shack patio is the Dallas original, at the Crescent in Uptown. Its sprawling lawn offers lots of spots for you and your pup to sit — and, hopefully, stay. If your dog is an especially good boy or good girl, order a Pooch-ini: a cup of vanilla custard with dog biscuits in it. 2500 N. Pearl St., Dallas. Other locations are in Plano, Preston-Royal in Dallas, Lovers and Greenville in Dallas, Las Colinas and Southlake. New Shake Shacks are expected to open in Addison and Fort Worth in 2019 and 2020, respectively.