It seems as if everyone has a pup these days. Fortunately, Dayton is becoming more and more dog-friendly every day. Looking for a perfect place to put your pup on a patio? Here are some great suggestions, including some from our friends at SICSA!
Get yourself started with a coffee from Ghostlight! This favorite of the coffee scene has perfect cafe style umbrellaed tables just outside. While you get your caffeine intake, Rover can take in the sights along Wayne Avenue! (Wayne Avenue at Clover Street)
If you find yourself in the Oregon on a long walk with Fido, check out the patio at Lily’s Bistro. Lily’s is a huge supporter of all things pet. As an ardent fan of SICSA, and other area shelters, Lily’s welcomes all four-legged friends to their nicely shaded patio, as long as the pooch is a sweet one! (5th Street, Oregon District)
After a lovely lunch at Lily’s, it’s time for a brew at Toxic! Specializing in craft beers, Toxic has the perfect spot for Spot to rest on their covered patio. Check out their great beers while Spot snoozes soundly! (5th Street, Oregon District)
Maybe you are closer to the University on your walk with Millie. If so, Milano’s has long been a favorite of the canine kind with a sizable patio, and water for your floppy eared friend. Serving up their iconic menu, Milano’s loves to see the ‘whole family’ on the patio. (Brown Street)
While you are enjoying Brown Street, walk up to Saxby’s coffee, which not only encourages doggies, they have a tie up area and water bowls to keep the babies hydrated. Saxby’s even gives your pup a treat when walking or driving through their window! (Brown Street at Irving)
Need an ice cream fix? Three of Dayton’s favorites allow pups on the patio. Take Patch to Graeter’s, Ben and Jerry’s or Ritter’s! Check their websites for special ‘Dogs Nights’ and other treats that are bark-a-licious! (Various Locations)
Out of the city? Venture to Centerville, enjoy one of their dog-friendly parks and then sit and enjoy lunch at Archer’s. ‘We’ve never said no to dogs,’ and Archer’s has a perfect menu for the family. Great patio, and huge fans of beagles, boxers and all things that bark! (Dayton-Lebanon Pike)
Also in Centerville, there is the Flavors restaurant. The healthy cuisine is the perfect match for well-mannered leashed dogs at their outside tables. Share a smoothie with Sadie! (Franklin Street, Centerville) and for those of you who just can’t miss a day without getting your mutt a TimBit, Tim Horton’s has long been a favorite of Fluffy. Their cafes have patios for puppies and the perfect sized donut for your dog! (Various Locations)
Dayton really has gone to the dogs!!