Come for the beer and stay for the menu, with its eclectic mix of classic New England seafood (Fish ‘n’ Chips, Fried Whole Belly Clams, Grilled Cape Bluefish, Salt & Vinegar Fry Basket), burgers your way, and fusion flavors that will knock your socks off (Chinese BBQ Pork Belly Sliders, Pickle Brined Fried Hot Chicken, Vegetable Bibimbap with Fried Egg). Enjoy it all with your pup as you relax together in their pet-friendly outdoor seating.
This local institution has been serving up its famous double cheeseburger for more than 40 years (but we also love their homemade crabcakes and Lobsterburger!). Charlie’s has a wonderful dog-friendly beer garden, which is open year round, weather permitting. With 18 beers on tap and serving lunch and dinner (it’s open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.), Charlie’s Kitchen is always a good choice.
Located in the neighborhood of North Cambridge, the off-leash section is behind the Anderson Courts near the intersection of Pemberton Street and Yerxa Road. Formerly known as the Pemberton Street Dog Run.
Located in the pet-friendly Charles Hotel, Henrietta’s Table offers delicious farm-to-table cuisine in a beautiful setting, including their dog-friendly outdoor seating. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner there, seven days a week. Some of our favorite selections include Maine Rock Crab and Corn Chowder with Smoked Bacon, Henrietta’s Chop Salad, and Barbecue Ale-Braised Pulled Lamb Shank. Or simply relax with one of their signature cocktails, such as vodka-spiked Huckleberry Lemonade or Blood Orange Basil Martini, and an appetizer like their House Smoked Pastrami Salmon.
If you are staying near Harvard, this is the closest one to you, along with the one at Rogers Street Park near MIT. It includes a water play area, water fountains, and benches for pet owners. The off-leash section of the park is located at Tudor Street between Pacific and Sidney streets.
The Automatic is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., serving lunch, dinner, and late night snacks. The vibe is fantastic inside and out, with a generous pet-friendly patio area with umbrellas for hanging with your pooch. If you love making a meal of appetizers, you are going to love this place. Your biggest challenge will be deciding. Hmmmm, Viet Style Crispy Chicken Wings, Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower with Green Goddess Dressing, and Freaky Fries served with bone marrow for dipping? Or maybe Shrimp Ceviche, Frito Pie from Hell, and Funky Fries, served dusted with togarashi and crushed toasted nori and served with kewpie mayo? There is also a wide choice of sandwiches and skewers, as well as more substantial plates, like Confit Latin Duck Leg.
And be sure to try out their signature cocktails, like the Automatic Dirty Martini made with gin and lemon-thyme brine, or Sully’s Rum Old Fashioned. Or go for one of their beers on tap or one of their many wines by the glass. Wh
This is as seasonal and fun as it gets. Umbrella tables and a tiki bar set up, as the name says, by an elevator. Negroni and rosé are on tap, as is Frozé (basically a rosé slushie) and the vibe is about as chill as it gets. The Bar by the Elevator is definitely pet friendly. And if you get hungry, you can order hot dogs from Mameleh’s, which is right next door. Open weather permitting from 4 p.m. until they decide to close.
Pet-friendly Red House is located right in Harvard Square, in the earliest settled section of Old Cambridge. Originally built in 1802, it sits atop a retaining wall that dates back to 1634. In addition to the dining room located in the historic house, there is beautiful pet-friendly canopied outdoor patio area where you and your best friend can dine al fresco in style.
The Red House features raw bar specials every day (including two oysters for $1 from 12 to 5 p.m., then from 9 p.m. to close—count us in!!), and killer menus for lunch and dinner. Some of our favorite offerings include Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Smokehouse Bacon & Garlic Sauteed Spinach, 5-Spice Roasted Duck Breast, and Lobster Carbonara. This dog-friendly restaurant is open seven days a week, from noon to 11 p.m.