Lakeshore restaurants invite dogs to dine on outdoor decks and patios
Our dogs love to do whatever we do. And that includes dining out in the summer. A growing number of restaurants welcome your dog to their outdoor eating space. Here are some tips to ensure the experience is a pleasant one for you, your dog and fellow diners.
Keep your dog harnessed and leashed at all times. Make sure the leash is short enough so other patrons don’t trip.
Bring a water dish in case the restaurant does not provide one. The silicone pop-up bowls are handy.
Make sure your dog is fed ahead of time. Give him a good walk to vent some energy. And make sure there is a successful potty break prior to arriving.
Bring some treats and chews along to direct his attention and keep him occupied.
Pick a time that is not too busy and crowd-ed. Choose a table away from high-traffic areas.
Watch for food that has fallen under the table to be sure your dog doesn’t get ahold of something they shouldn’t eat. And never let your dog eat from the restaurant tableware.
Check out these dog-friendly decks and patios
The BARge 528 Water St., Saugatuck
Borrowed Time 22 E. Center St., Douglas
Coastal Society 35 Center St., Douglas
The Curragh Irish Pub 73 E. 8th St., Holland
The Deck 1601 Beach St., Muskegon
Dockers Fish House 3505 Marina View Point, Muskegon
Dune Dogz & Treats 2233 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland
GROW Café + Bistro 302 Culver St., Saugatuck
Guardia Brewing Company 3657 63rd St., Saugatuck
Hopcat 80 W. 8th St., Holland
Hobo’s Tavern 1411 Whitehall Road, Muskegon
Hops at 84 East 84 E. 8th St., Holland
The Lake House Waterfront Grill 730 Terrace Point Drive, Muskegon
LoLo’s Bar & Grill 1862 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland
Noto’s 1223 S Harbor Drive, Grand Haven
Old Boys’ Brewhouse 971 W. Savidge St., Spring Lake
Our Brewing 76 E. 8th St., Holland
Pennyroyal Café & Provisions 3319 Blue Star Hwy., Saugatuck
RAD DADS’ Tacos & Tequila Bar 470 W. WesterAve., Muskegon
Salt & Pepper Savory Grill and Pub 11539 E .Lakewood Blvd., Holland