It’s no secret we Lakelanders love our dogs. If you don’t believe us, just take a walk down E. Main St. and you’ll get the chance to pet many pooches.
Sometimes you just can’t stand the thought of leaving your fur-baby at home. Thankfully, Lakeland is pretty dog-friendly and has a handful of patios and restaurants where you and your pup can enjoy an outing together.
To help you figure out some of the best pro-puppy places around town, we connected with BringFido – the ultimate pet-friendly resource — and compiled a few recommendations from folks who have been there. ProTip: you can also use BringFido for more than just dog-friendly restaurants. You can use it to find pet-friendly hotels and events too.
“I’ve brought my 2 Beagles twice, and have been more than pleased! Excellent food and service and my dogs were treated very well. They brought water for them and kept coming to pet them! Love this place!!” — Debi
“I went to the S Florida Ave Black & Brew. The place was very clean and lively and the staff was very friendly. They even offered my dog a pup cup without me having to ask for it. I was allowed to bring my dog inside the cafe to order. They offer indoor and outdoor seating. The food was tasty too. Will be coming back for sure!” — Jaitza
“We love Cob & Pen and had to take Ragnar here for his first real outing. The lawn and patio area is great for pets! You simply place your order inside at the bar and waitstaff will deliver your food and drinks to your table outside.” — Aubreigh
“They have a small patio that they are going to cover but they were very dog friendly and even brought my dog a small bowl of water. The food is really good too!” — Teri
“We stopped here after going to the farmers market with our dog, they brought us complimentary water as well as a complimentary water bowl for Cooper. The food was good and I was even able to order a small plate of bacon and eggs for Cooper, would 100% visit with Coop again!” — Amanda
“I had lunch on the patio. The food was good, the service was great and the servers were very friendly. Our servers brought a bowl of water for my puppy and several servers stopped to admire him. I’ll definitely go back!” — Christi
“First off, they even let our pups wait inside while they got our table ready!! The food, drinks, and desserts are beyond amazing! The pups were brought their own water bowl, and the servers kept coming over to pet them. They serve delicious authentic New Orleans cuisine, and we can’t wait to go back!!” — Debi
“The food was beyond excellent! The patio is perfect! My dog Grayson is a Goldendoodle medium/large dog size! He had fun seating there and having all guests coming to pet lol he loves the attention! The server McKenzie is awesome! Very friendly helpful and she knows how to host a group with a dog included!!! Do not miss this place on your visit to Lakeland!!!! Kudos to the chef” — Ilaina
“Beautiful patio with string lights, great spot to enjoy some delicious pizza. They even brought waffles some water without being asked- so thoughtful!” — Shelby
“Great food, great service, great wine, and super friendly to our doggy, Romeo! We loved this place and will definitely be back!” — Kristy
This is by no means a definitive list of every dog-friendly space in Lakeland. Have another recommendation? Let us know.
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