Gainesville - Pet-Friendly Places



235 S Main St #107,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Amelia's in Gainesville, FL
Amelia's has a dog-friendly covered patio that is gated.

Bento Cafe

3832 W Newberry Rd.,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Bento Cafe in Gainesville, FL
Outdoor patio allows dogs

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

6611 W. Newberry Road,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse in Gainesville, FL
Choose from one of the ten beers they always have on tap, plus a rotating selection of seasonal beers. Their menu includes starters, salads, burgers, and their own signature deep-dish pizza. Enjoy it on their pet-friendly patio. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

Dogwood Park

5505 SW Archer Road,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Dogwood Park  in Gainesville, FL
This is a private dog park that also offers doggy daycare. The dog park provides 15 acres of open expanse and plenty of shade for your pup to explore and play in off leash, as well as two ponds for water fun. For nonmembers, the cost is $12/day. Open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 6 p.m.

Forest Dog Park

4501 SW 20th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL
Off leash dog park with doggy water fountain and benches

Haisley Lynch Dog Park

400 South Main Street,
Gainesville, FL
Off leash dog park with lots of big shade trees and doggy water fountains.

Northeast Dog Park

400 NE 16th Avenue,
Gainesville, FL
Off leash dog park with doggy water fountains, benches, and tall oak trees for shade.

Possum Creek Dog Park

4009 NW 53rd Avenue ,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Possum Creek Dog Park  in Gainesville, FL
This off leash parks features separate areas for large and small dogs with plenty of room for your canine to run. There are doggy water fountains, shaded seating areas for pet owners, and complimentary poop bags.

Public & General

1000 NE 16th Ave.,
Gainesville, FL
Dogs welcome at outdoor seating

Red Onion Neighborhood Grill

3885 NW 24th Blvd,
Gainesville, FL
We love their delicious menu, kind of a cross between pub and steakhouse, with fun flavor twists. Try the Bacon Jam Burger, topped with brie and maple bourbon bacon jam, or the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, or the Chairman’s Reserve Sirloin. Relax with your pooch on their pet friendly covered patio; water bowls are available on request. Open Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m.

Satchel's Pizza

1800 NE 23rd Ave.,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Satchel's Pizza in Gainesville, FL
Patio is pet friendly

Square 1 Burgers & Bar

3105 SW 34th St.,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Square 1 Burgers & Bar in Gainesville, FL
Dogs allowed, outdoor seating only

Squirrel Ridge Dog Park

1603 SW Williston Road,
Gainesville, FL
This 17-acre off leash dog park has separate areas for small and large dogs. It also features a doggy water fountain, sand pit, kiddie pools, lots of shade trees, and seating.

Swamp Restaurant

1642 W. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Swamp Restaurant  in Gainesville, FL
The Swamp is a Gainesville institution, “Serving the Gator Nation Since 1994,” as they proudly proclaim on the website. Swamp Starters include Macho Nachos and Gator Biters (yes, real gator tail with mango-chile glaze); try their Everglades Salad, with more gator tail, plus avocadoes, carrots, chutney, and greens, tossed with a pineapple vinaigrette. There are also sandwiches, wraps, and burgers, and specialties like the Spicy Tuna Bowl and Fresh Catch Platter. Sit and stay awhile with your best friend on their pet-friendly deck, and sip their house margarita, the Swamprita. Open daily 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Sweet Berries Eatery & Frozen Custard

505 Northwest 13th Street,
Gainesville, FL
Pet Friendly Sweet Berries Eatery & Frozen Custard in Gainesville, FL
Pet friendly patio

Sweet Paws Bakery

5330 SW 91st Terrace,
Gainesville, FL
This is such a fun place to go with your dog! Not only are there cute clothes and toys for your pooch, the owner makes the bakery treats herself and hosts Yappy Hour every Friday afternoon for dogs to socialize. The store is located in the Haile Plantation village, so when you're done shopping, you can walk around the little shops or have coffee at the cafe.

Taste Pho and Noodle House

3117 SW 34th st,
Gainesville, FL
Outdoor seating allows pets

The Top

30 N. Main Street,
Gainesville, FL
The Top offers a great selection of beers, wine, and cocktails, as well as a delicious food menu that includes salads, burgers, build-your-own-grilled cheese, pastas, and more, plus lot of vegan and vegetarian options. Your pooch is welcome to join you at their pet-friendly covered seating area in front and the patio area; water bowls provided on request. Open Tuesday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.