There’s arguably nothing better than getting to enjoy a good meal with those you love most—including your pet too, of course. For your next restaurant outing, consider opting for a pet-friendly restaurant and letting your pup tag along with you at one of these Iowa eateries.
If you’re at all familiar with Iowa’s culinary scene, then you know Tin Roost well. Homegrown American food, 36 taps and handcrafted cocktails are brought to life in this laidback and accessible atmosphere that’s fun for both pets and their parents.
As a day-to-night dining destination, Proof serves up Mediterranean-style dishes in a moody atmosphere that’s defined by ingredient-driven dishes, unique culinary techniques and a pet-friendly atmosphere.
As one of the city’s premier speakeasy spots, Barley’s might not strike you as a great destination for pet-friendly dining. But the bar and grill manages to blend a casual, dog-approved restaurant with a world-class eatery that boasts 32 tap beers and an award-winning burger menu.
Clyde’s Fine Diner
Classic American cuisine is treated to new life at Clyde’s Fine Diner—a relaxed (and refreshingly colorful) eatery that serves up comfort food perfect for doggos and humans alike.
Even in the heart of Iowa, you can still enjoy a taste of authentic Mediterranean fare—at least at Gazali’s. Besides providing the Clive community with over 40 years of quality service (and delicious gyros), the eatery even has a dog menu—perfect for treating your pup to a more globally-inspired dish.
Pullman Bar & Diner
Craft cocktails, beer, diner fare and other traditional comfort food served up with a twist? Pullman Bar & Diner serves up everything and more for locals and tourists alike. Plus, the establishment is a dog-friendly hotspot, too.
At Bluebird Cafe, traditional diner fare is given new life with a family-oriented twist. Whether you’re pulling up for a taste of the cafe’s all-day breakfast offerings or you’re simply looking for a spot to unwind with your doggo, Bluebird Cafe is an eatery destination not to be missed.
The Mucky Duck Pub
Ames’ friendly neighborhood pub, The Mucky Duck Pub, is as charming as it is completely delicious (the fish and chips are legendary). With its energetic ambience, the local eatery is the perfect spot to visit with friends and pets alike.
For as polished as this neighborhood Italian restaurant is, it’s also still super accessible, too—for pets and humans alike. Wind down with a tall glass of wine or simply pop in for a taste of BASTA Pizzeria‘s housemate pastas and pizza dishes.
West Des Moines
With a menu built on locally inspired ingredients, Bar Louie—a West Des Moines-based gastropub—brings the flavors of the state to life through original menu items like burgers, beers and more. Plus, it’s pet-friendly and perfect for a casual night out with your whole family (pups included).