Gainesville - Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes


Swamp Restaurant

1642 W. University Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32603
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.

The Top

30 N. Main Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601
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.

Red Onion Neighborhood Grill

3885 NW 24th Blvd,
Gainesville, FL 32605
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.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

6611 W. Newberry Road,
Gainesville, FL 32605
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.


235 S Main St #107,
Gainesville, FL 32601
Pet Friendly Amelia's in Gainesville, FL
Amelia's has a dog-friendly covered patio that is gated.

Square 1 Burgers & Bar

3105 SW 34th St.,
Gainesville, FL 32608
Pet Friendly Square 1 Burgers & Bar in Gainesville, FL
Dogs allowed, outdoor seating only

Public & General

1000 NE 16th Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32601
Dogs welcome at outdoor seating

Taste Pho and Noodle House

3117 SW 34th st,
Gainesville, FL 32608
Outdoor seating allows pets

Bento Cafe

3832 W Newberry Rd.,
Gainesville, FL 32607
Pet Friendly Bento Cafe in Gainesville, FL
Outdoor patio allows dogs

Satchel's Pizza

1800 NE 23rd Ave.,
Gainesville, FL 32609
Pet Friendly Satchel's Pizza in Gainesville, FL
Patio is pet friendly

Sweet Berries Eatery & Frozen Custard

505 Northwest 13th Street,
Gainesville, FL 32603
Pet Friendly Sweet Berries Eatery & Frozen Custard in Gainesville, FL
Pet friendly patio