7 Pet-Friendly Patios in Rhode Island

Your pooch will be spoiled at these local restaurants.

Courtesy of the Trap.


If you’re lucky, the kitchen may have a treat for your pet. Simply ask your server. “There are customers who solely bring their dogs every week,” says bartender Chelsea Dolan. “They’re all little celebrities; our patio is their runway.” Outdoor, year-round seating. 318 Broadway, Providence, 861-1770, juliansprovidence.com

Shannon View Inn

Pets on the patio aren’t limited to summer months. Get your pups out of the house and enjoy an app and a cocktail under the outdoor heated tent in the winter and early spring, too. Treats and water bowls are available upon request. 1901 Post Rd., Warwick, 732-0999, shannonviewri.com

The Trap

Groove along to live music with your pet in the warmer months. Not only are dogs allowed at the Trap, but they are also welcomed at sister restaurants Besos Bistro and Safehouse. Water bowls and Milk-Bone treats are available upon request. Pooches may also receive a branded handkerchief at any of the three locations. 195 Old Forge Rd., East Greenwich, 885-4999, thetrapri.com; themartuccigroup.com

Monahan’s Clam Shack by the Sea

After a nice walk along the Narragansett sea wall, treat yourself to some fried clams. When the seasonal restaurant is open, water bowls and treats are available at the window. “Most of our employees are dog obsessed,” says owner Matt Combs. 190 Ocean Rd., Narragansett, 782-2524, monahansri.com

George’s of Galilee

After a long day of soaking up the sun, be it on Block Island or at Salty Brine Beach, grab a bite at George’s of Galilee where you can dine outdoors with your pet. You can even sit at the outdoor tiki bar and sip a piña colada. 250 Sand Hill Rd., Narragansett, 783-2306, georgesofgalilee.com

The Gulf Stream Bar and Grille

Four-legged friends will love gourmet treats from Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique and the best buddy burger, served without a bun (cheese and bacon are available as optional add-ons). For dessert, watch your dog slobber over the dognoli cannoli or ice cream pup cup. If there’s a birthday, the pupcake will incite barks for the big day. Dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio, which is open year-round and heated during the winter. Leashes are required. 1 Lagoon Rd., Portsmouth, 293-0930, gulfstreambar.com

O’Brien’s Pub

Pups and their parents park it on the outdoor patio where ice-cold water bowls and dog treats are available. Peruse the Doggie Delite menu that offers puppy patties (four- or eight-ounce burgers), the dachshund deluxe (grilled hot dog) or chicken chow (grilled chicken breast). Outdoor seating available May through October. 501 Thames St., Newport, 849-6623, theobrienspub.net