Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Bars in Miami
Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants, Bars & Hotels to Soak Up Summer with Furry Friends in SoFlo
Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Bars
Big Buns Damn Good Burgers
This pet-friendly fine-casual spot strives to serve the world’s most delicious and innovative burgers while sharing the feel of a backyard party with its guests. What feels more like a backyard party than being outside on the gorgeous river front with your pet? Beyond serving your classic burger, Big Buns offers never-before-seen burgers such as Frickin’ Good Chicken; Hot & Hefe; and Peppercorn Steakhouse. The menu also serves a variety of bowls, sides and over-the-top shakes including Redonculous Reese’s Shake and The Unicorn Shake; a hand-spun strawberry shake with rainbow sprinkles, sour patch twists and ginormous marshmallows. Big Buns, located at 221 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Telephone; (954) 686-8181. For more information visit www.eatbigbuns.com.
LoKal by Kush
LoKal, pronounced [lo-ka’l], by KUSH Hospitality Group (KHG) opened its doors December 2011 and quickly gained popularity. Inspired by the German word for restaurant and meeting place, LoKal lives up to its definition by being a gathering spot for locals and their furry friends. The Doggy Menu offers pups the chance to indulge in the Chichi Get The Meatloaf ($5), made with Homemade Meatloaf w/Egg and Tomato Puree; and the Yeyo’s Chicken & Rice (5), prepared with grilled Florida chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas. Your dog can wash this down with a Bowser Beer ($5) a non-alcoholic beer served over ice. For owners, the menu of burgers, sandwiches and salads features ingredients from Floridian farmers, dairies and brewers in order to highlight the bounty of produce, meats, products and goods from the Sunshine State. LoKal was the first restaurant in Miami-Dade County to use 100% clean, renewable energy sourced from wind and solar power, and embodies KHG’s philosophy and a dedication to farm-to-table cookery. LoKal is located at 3190 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove. Telephone: (305) 442-3377; kushhospitality.com.
Hoping to educate and help grow the local craft beer community, KUSH Hospitality Group (KHG) decided to open an exclusive craft beer bar unlike any other in South Florida; Kush Wynwood. With the focus on beer knowledge, the belief behind the concept is that a properly crafted beer is a work of art. This pet-friendly dining destination has a table outside with you and your pups name on it and a select menu made just for your furry friend. From the pet-friendly menu guests can order their dogs dishes like Chichi’s Chicken & Rice ($5), that is made with grilled chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas. The restaurants mission is to marry quality craft beers, locally sourced food, and engaging works created by visionary local artists all under one roof. For the dog owners, the beer menu consists of eighteen taps, one nitro tap, seasonal casks, and an aged and reserve bottle list plus an exclusive selection of small production wines. A reflection of the neighboring Wynwood Arts District, KUSH’s décor features artworks created by local artists creating a multi-sensory experience for its diners. Kush Wynwood is located at 2003 North Miami Avenue in Miami. Telephone: (305) 576-4500; kushhospitality.com.
Kush Coconut Grove
Kush Coconut Grove by KUSH Hospitality Group (KHG) offers sustainable seafood paired with eclectic cocktails, ciders and meads; featuring a constant rotation of one of each on tap as well as a collection of Belgian style bottles and a reserve list of ciders and meads. Nested away in the alfresco walkway of the historic Mayfair in the Grove, Kush Coconut Grove is a quiet oasis amidst Coconut Grove’s nearby pedestrian flurry. Outdoor (and breezy) seating for people and dogs (who have their own menu) with a sparkling fountain make it the idyllic setting to enjoy a working lunch, lazy afternoon, or romantic dinner with your pup, pal, or partner. The Dog Menu available outdoors only offers $6 dishes including Chicken & Rice, Meatballs, and Cuban chew-gars that your pup will love. The design and artwork come from repurposed and recycled materials, as well as pop culture motifs. Akin to its sister concepts by LoKal and Kush Wynwood, Kush Coconut Grove puts an emphasis on sourcing ingredients locally and sustainably offering a wide array of starters, salads, sandwiches, mains and sweets, all made in-house and from scratch Kush Coconut Grove is located at 2911 Grand Avenue, Suite 400D in Coconut Grove (directly behind the Mayfair Hotel). Telephone: (305) 456-5723; kushhospitality.com.
Located in the historical MiMo – short for “Miami Modern” – arts district, at the Selina Gold Dust Motel, Café Kush transports guests to their very own Miami-meets-French Riviera. Boasting tasteful Art Deco vibes and a serene water view, this funky, pet-friendly French-inspired café dishes up bistro classics such as Cuisses de Grenouilles (Frog’s Legs); Soupe à L’Oignon (French Onion Soup), Croque Monsieur and Coq au Vin as well as Kush signature items such as the Frita, Chicken-n-Waffles and Key Lime Pie. For the pups, owners can order their pet the Chicken N Rice ($5), prepared with grilled Florida chicken, brown rice, carrots, and peas; available outside only. For the cafe’s bar program, the devil is in the details. From homemade vermouth left tableside and charged by the consumption, to cocktails served in cigar boxes and finished with an aromatic spritz from vintage perfume bottles, each libation is a marvel of creativity. In addition to the restaurant’s eight signature cocktails, a collection of fine wines from France and beyond are available along with a selection of local signature brews like their very own Kaptain Kush made by Tank Brewing Co. Cafe Kush is located at 7700 Biscayne Blvd in Miami; (305)-985-4764; kushhospitality.com.
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Located on the stunning A1A strip of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Lona Cocina & Tequileria is the ultimate destination for dining and imbibing with your four-legged friend. Situated oceanside at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, Lona’s expansive oceanside terrace and newly constructed Tequila Terrace offer two open-air, pet-friendly dining locations with pet perks including water bowls and treats. On the last Thursday of each month, treat your pooch to a tail wagging time as Lona’s Tequila Terrace is host to Tail Waggin’ Terrace, the lively al fresco yappy hour from 6PM to 8PM. The monthly series, which is free to attend and open to the public, features doggie playdates, music, treats, and complimentary “puptails” and themed adult libations. Lona is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. For more information, visit www.lonarestaurant.com/; Telephone: (954) 245-3069. Follow on Instagram @lonarestaurantfll
An intimate neighborhood dining destination recently opened in April 2022 is the perfect location to bring your dog. This fast-casual concept features seating for 90 indoor and 124 outdoor with a gorgeous waterfront patio. The menu offers specialty cocktails with a wide range of American cuisine including brick oven pizzas, salads, bowls, sandwiches, burgers and more. Diners can expect elevated American-bistro fare crafted from high quality ingredients. Matchbox is known to be a pet-friendly, high-energy gathering place with delicious food and drinks. Matchbox, located at 221 Southwest 1st Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: (954) 751-5959; Visit www.matchboxrestaurants.com/las-olas.
R House Wynwood
Situated in the heart of Wynwood Arts District, one of Miami’s most culturally dense neighborhoods, R House is a contemporary restaurant & bar heralded for its soulful dinner offerings, as well as its bustling weekend brunch scene and evening programming that welcome all dogs and their owners. The indoor/outdoor Wynwood destination is known best for its modern Latin American plates, extravagant drag performances, and lively atmosphere inspired by the vivacious flavors of Miami. Chef Rocco Carulli’s menu is nothing short of a love letter to Miami – mixing the flavors of the Magic City’s Latin flair, his classic culinary training, and deep experience with global cuisine. R House, located at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue in Wynwood. Telephone: (305) 576-0201
Yellow Green Farmers Market
Yellow Green Farmers Market (YGFM) is South Florida’s one-of-a-kind destination for fresh fruit, vegetables, delicious food and drinks, leisure, and retail, consisting of over 325 local, small businesses. The Yellow Green Farmers Market is dedicated to integrating green living into the heart of daily life. Situated in an open-air space covered by a tin roof, with fans circulating throughout, YGFM is a true farmer’s market, providing a bounty of seasonal and fresh foods along with artisanal goods created by local artists and craftsmen. Pet-friendly YGFM was designed to inspire, engage, and offer a sense of earthly discovery. More than a market, YGFM is a fun family attraction in the heart of South Florida full of activities and products for all ages. Yellow Green Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to 8:30PM. It is located at 3080 Sheridan Street in Hollywood, Florida. Telephone: (954) 513-3990; www.ygfarmersmarket.com. All-day parking in the satellite lot is $10 with the first 30 minutes free; $10 for three hours with the first 30 minutes free in the lot adjacent to the market.
Treat your four-legged friend to a luxury getaway at InterContinental Miami, the iconic, pet-friendly downtown property that offers thoughtful services and amenities to take care of guests and their furry companions. In addition to having a dedicated hotel floor for guests traveling with pets, complimentary pet amenities include a plush bed on loan, food and water bowls, treats and pet mats. A spacious dog park and walking path are situated just steps from the hotel entrance where guests and their pets can enjoy the fresh air and breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay. Dogs and their owners ready to mingle, need look no further than the InterContinental’s Bayside Terrace, which becomes Paws Patio every Wednesday evening from 5PM to 7PM. The open-air event is free and open to the public. Water bowls are on hand for all canines, while adults can enjoy Dirty Dog Martinis, Mutt Mules and other libations from the cash bar. For more information on ICM’s pet-friendly services, visit www.icmiamihotel.com/discover/pet-friendly. InterContinental Miami is located at 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami.
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Treat your furry companion to the ultimate beach vacation at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, located on the stunning A1A strip on Fort Lauderdale beach. The hotel allows guests and their pets to travel in comfort with plush beds and close proximity to several walking paths along the beach. When it comes time to dine, resort guests can treat their pooch to stunning ocean views at Lona Cocina & Tequileria, the iconic Mexican eatery located on the lobby level of the property. The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit www.westinfortlauderdalebeachresort.com/