The Best Dog-Friendly Restaurant Patios in St. Louis
The tiny but adorable patio at Half & Half in Clayton. | Jennifer Silverberg
The weather we've all been waiting for is here, and you know what that means. Patios! There are few things better than enjoying a good meal in the sunshine. But when it's nice out, Fido wants to come too -- and you're not going to say no to those big, sad eyes. We've rounded up some of our favorite places that have dog-friendly patios. Some even offer dog bowls and treats! Put the leash on, and let's go for a walk.
The shaded patio is just off to the left. | Kelly Hogan
Wild Horse Grill
(101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield; 636-532-8750)
Wild Horse Grill is very dog-friendly. On Wednesday afternoons during Pups on the Patio, guests bring well-behaved dogs and hang out. There are even special doggie treats and grassy play areas. Co-owner Tony Valenta is known to bring his own pet and schmooze until close.
Outdoor seating comes with a great view. | RFT Photo
The Boathouse at Forest Park
(6101 Government Drive; 314-367-2224)
Forest Park is a classic spring destination. Go for a jog through the park with your dog, or relax lakeside with the pup. It's pretty crowded in the warmer months (many people go pre-Muny), but you can wait for your table in the Adirondack chairs with a cocktail. Just don't let your dog jump in the water!
101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield, MO
6101 Government Drive, St. Louis, MO
1004 Locust St., St. Louis, MO
222 S. Bemiston Ave., Clayton, MO
1627 S. 9th St., St. Louis, MO
4580 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO
6307 Delmar Blvd., University City, MO
8135 Maryland Ave., Clayton, MO
7268 Manchester Road, Maplewood, MO
603 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, MO