Many restaurants in The Woodlands offer prime outdoor seating and as an added bonus, several allow you to bring your favorite four-legged friend along for a meal. Dine in The Woodlands and experience the best of pet-friendly patio dining. Check out our list of restaurants in The Woodlands where you can enjoy a meal with your number one companion.

Whole Pizza at Crust Pizza


For a pie that is thin crust and packed with tons of flavor, give Crust Pizza a try. They have many signature topping options that are sure to make your pup's nose twitch. If you aren’t in the mood for a pizza, they also have many other menu items like wings, pasta, and hot subs.

Insider Tip: This locally-owned pizza chain started right here in The Woodlands! They have three locations nearby that are complete with patios where you can grab a slice - Crust in Panther Creek, Crust in Alden Bridge, or Crust in Creekside. The Panther Creek location also offers a small play area just steps away from the patio, complete with a small climbing dome, mushroom pedestals, and a hollowed log, making it an ideal location for kid-friendly dining as well.

Tacos at Baja Cantina

Tacos at Baja Cantina


Baja Cantina has a large patio that looks out onto Waterway Square. A Mexican-fusion restaurant, Baja offers lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. This casual and lively restaurant also welcomes dogs and their owners - even offering a special Baja Pup Menu just for the dogs!

Dog-Friendly Patio at Back Table Kitchen & Bar

Pineapple Lavender Martini at Back Table's Patio


For a setting that is a little more on the exclusive side, Back Table Kitchen & Bar has the perfect outdoor dining space for you and your dog! The expansive patio offers a view of the golf course and holds a variety of outdoor lawn games. Their bar menu offers a several creative cocktails and draft brews to choose from.



The patio at The Goose’s Acre provides a nice shaded area for you and your pooch to dine! Facing The Woodlands Waterway, it gives your dog plenty to look at and fresh air to enjoy while you are ordering. With a broad menu including rotisserie chicken, grilled steaks, sandwiches, and other pub favorites, this meal with a view will be unforgettable for both of you. The restaurant also offers daily menu specials and has live music often.


If you and Fido are interested in award-winning burgers and hotdogs, Beck's Prime is the place to go. Dining with your dog is easy on this patio, with its laid-back style and some of the best milkshakes we know of.

Kirby Ice House Patio

Kirby Ice House Patio


Located in the shopping and entertainment area of The Woodlands, Kirby Ice House is a relaxed venue and home to the longest bar in Texas (at 141 feet long). The 21 and up ice house has over 51 rotating beers on tap and a variety of food trucks. Furry friends are welcome in the large outdoor space, which is complete with a 300-inch jumbo screen and corn hole boards nearby.

Most of these restaurants are also known to bring a bowl of water out to your dog and some will even give an occasional treat and “throw a bone” or two their way.

If you have a favorite patio to take your dog to, contact me and let me know. I'd love to add this to our dog-friendly restaurant list!