A dog owner's guide to Dog-friendly Austin spaces

From open park spaces to homemade dog treats, Austin has several options for owners to consider when taking their pets outside or to the store.

Off-leash Parks in Central Austin

1. Trail at Lady Bird Lake: Auditorium Shores, 920 W. Riverside Drive

2. Norwood Estate and off-leash area, 1009 Edgecliff Terrace

3. Red Bud Isle, 3401 Redbud Trail

4. Shoal Creek Greenbelt Central, 2631 Shoal Creek Blvd.

5. West Austin Park, 1317 W. 10th St.

6. Zilker Metropolitan Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road

Dog-friendly restaurants and bars

Barton Springs Saloon, 424 S. Lamar Blvd. 482-9673

Boomerang's Gourmet Veggie & Meat Pies*, 3110 Guadalupe St. 380-0032

Carmelo's Italian Restaurant, 504 E. Fifth St. 477-7497

Central Market, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd. 206-1000

Cipolina, 1213 W. Lynn St. 477-5211

Dog & Duck Pub, 406 W. 17th St. 479-0598

Draught House Pub, 4112 Medical Parkway 452-6258

Enoteca Vespaio, 1610 S. Congress Ave. 441-7672

The Flying Saucer, 815 W. 47th St. 454-8200

Freddie's Place, 1703 S. First St. 445-9197

Green Mesquite BBQ & More*, 1400 Barton Springs Road 479-0485

Home Slice Pizza, 1415 S. Congress Ave. 444-7437


  • 1300 S. Congress Ave. 469-9003
  • 242 W. Second St. 469-9003

Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey St. 469-0400

Mangia Pizza*, 2401 Lake Austin Blvd. 478-6600

Max's Wine Dive, 207 San Jacinto Blvd. 904-0111

Paggi House, 200 Lee Barton Drive 473-3700

Quack's 43rd Street Bakery, 411 E. 43rd St. 453-3399

Red's Porch, 3508 S. Lamar Blvd. 440-7337

Scholz Garten*, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 474-1958

Snack Bar, 1224 S. Congress Ave. 445-2626

Spider House, 2908 Fruth St. 480-9562

Wheatsville Food Co-op*, 3101 Guadalupe St. 478-2667

Zax, 312 Barton Springs Road 481-0100


  • 2900 W. Anderson Lane 451-4811
  • 1303 S. Congress Ave. 444-8081
  • 3423 Guadalupe St. 300-2633

*These establishments have voluntarily registered with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department and are in compliance with the Dogs in Outdoor Dining Areas Ordinance.

Pet boutiques

Central Austin offers a variety of pet-themed boutiques for owners who need food, clothing or accessories for their furry friends.

Bark 'n Purr, 4604 Burnet Road, 354-4442, www.barknpurr.com

Just for Pets, 3742 Far West Blvd., Ste. 104, 342-2220, www.justforpetsaustin.com

Lofty Dog, 403 W. Second St., 476-5050, www.austinloftydog.com

Tomlinson's Feed & Pets, 908 E. 49th St., 452-1560, 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. A17 445-4549, www.tomlinsons.com

Woof Gang Bakery, 1204 N. Lamar Blvd., 391-9663, www.woofgangbakery.com

These are not comprehensive lists of dog-friendly restaurants, bars and boutiques.

Source: City of Austin


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