If you have a dog, chances are you’re not too crazy about leaving him or her behind. But if you’re the kind of person who really enjoys eating out, that desire to have your fur-baby around at all times can become problematic.
The good news is that Jacksonville, being a relatively pet-friendly city, has plenty of food options that will allow you to bring your beloved doggy friend along with you.
Generally speaking, most restaurants with an outdoor seating area will let you have your dog with you – assuming they’re well-behaved. This goes even for the city’s many chain restaurants, such as Outback Steakhouse or Hooters.
But if you’re looking for a nice locally-based eating experience to share with your pup, we’ve compiled a list of several restaurants that local dog owners swear by.
One of our personal favorite eateries, Carmines Pie House, is a great place to take your dog.
Located just off of King St. in Riverside, Carmines offers delicious Italian cuisine at an affordable rate. They also have outdoor seating, where your pet is more than welcome to join you. Waiters will generally bring out a bowl of water for your pup, and King Street is a fun, walkable area with several pet-friendly bars you can visit after your meal.
You can find Carmines at 2677 Forbes Street.