6 dog friendly patios in Lakeland, FL

Lindsey and her puppy, Winston on the Fresco's patio

Lindsey H and her patio-lovin’ pup, Winston | Photo via @lindsey.harrison

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It’s no secret we Lakelanders love our dogs. If you don’t believe us, just take a walk down E. Main St. + 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 + 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 (DYK their headquarters are in Greenville, SC, one of our sister city markets) – and compiled a few recommendations. ProTip: you can also use BringFido for more than just dog-friendly restaurants. You can use it to find pet-friendly hotels + events too.

🐾 Abuelo’s | 3700 Lakeside Village Blvd.

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

🐾 Cozy Oaks Restaurant | 1201 E. Orange St.

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

🐾 Frescos Southern Kitchen & Bar | 132 S. Kentucky Ave.

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

🐾 Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille | 101 N. Kentucky Ave.

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

🐾 Patio 850 | 850 S. Tennessee Ave.

Great food, great service, great wine, and super friendly to our doggy, Romeo! We loved this place and will definitely be back!” — Kristy

🐾 Red Door Lakeland | 733 E Palmetto St.

First, the food here is always fantastic. Always. Second, we’ve brought Spike, our Chihuahua several times and they have gone out of their way to make sure he’s comfy. They bring him water and even specially made chicken once. Highly recommend.” — Kim

This is not a definitive list of every dog-friendly space in Lakeland. Have any other recommendations? Let us know.

Have some pics of you and your pup out + about? We would love to see them. Tag us in your insta shots or email your pooch pics to hello@laltoday.com.