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5 Dog Friendly Places to Eat in New Orleans

People get attached to their dogs. And why shouldn’t they? If your dog is your best friend, it’s understandable if you want to bring them everywhere you go.  

However, sometimes it can be difficult to find a place to eat that’s welcoming to your four-legged friend. But 1st Lake appreciates the companionship of those cute, loyal animals as much as you do. 

So, to make it easier on you, we’ve put together a short list of places in New Orleans that will let your dog hang out while you dine!

The Bulldog Uptown

The name of this bar and grill highlights how they feel about dogs — they love ’em! The Bulldog is a popular Uptown hangout, located at 3236 Magazine Street. You’ll often find groups of friends taking it easy and having a cold one in its lovely gated courtyard.

But, in their own words, The Bulldog serves  “much more than bar food.” If you want a hearty meal, try one of their half-pound Angus burgers. Or, if you’re into lighter fare, grilled seafood and salads are on the menu.

Dat Dog

All three locations of this local staple are dog-friendly. They’re located at 3336 Magazine, 5030 Freret, and 601 Frenchmen.

Dat Dog serves delicious, affordable hot dogs with a large selection of meats and an incredible list of toppings. It’s been called “jazz improvisation in a bun.”

The Creole Creamery

One of the best ways to beat the NOLA summer heat is to have a tasty, cool treat. The Creole Creamery at 4924 Prytania offers a diverse list of ice cream flavors, from classics to eclectic local flavors.

Buffa’s Bar and Restaurant

Buffa’s has been on the edge of the French Quarter, at 1001 Esplanade since 1939. It’s a classic New Orleans style neighborhood bar that serves hearty, delicious food 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out their back room for live music and performances. 

If you and your pup have had a late night out and need a bite before heading home, Buffa’s is the place to go.

Cafe du Monde

Cafe du Monde is the perfect place to hang out after a stroll in the French Quarter. There’s a huge outdoor seating area that is dog-friendly, so you can relax and take in the lovely atmosphere of the Vieux Carre while enjoying its most famous treat.

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant

Located at 701 Tchoupitoulas, Lucy’s may be the most dog-friendly spot on this list. 

At Lucy’s, you can treat your dog to a meal from their Surf Dog Canine Cuisine Menu, created just for dogs! It’s quite affordable too, offer all options for your dog at $2 and under.  

Find a Home for You and Your Pet at 1st Lake

Check out our website to find a 1st Lake residential community near you! Many of our properties include pet-friendly amenities, so you and your furry friends will both feel at home.