13 dog-friendly restaurants in Ocala, Belleview and Dunnellon
In addition to an animation restaurant scene for humans, Ocala and Marion County have several restaurants that allow doggy dining on their outdoor patios. From American pub food and Mexican tacos to Cajun cuisine, there are plenty of lunch and dinner destinations that will let you take Fido with you. Some even offer special dog menus for your puppy’s palate.
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Bank Street Patio Bar
120 E. Fort King Street, Ocala; 352-877-8667; bankstreetpatio.com
The Bank Street Patio Bar offers a chic dining experience in downtown Ocala and welcomes dogs on a leash at its 15-20 outdoor tables. You can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail and choose from fish, salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.
In addition to water bowls for your dog, Bank Street Patio Bar even offers a dog menu that includes “French Fries”, “Chicken Nugs” and “Oh My Apple Pie,” all made with natural ingredients.
For more sociable puppies, the restaurant hosts Yappy Hours on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., where dog owners receive $ 3 drafts and other special appetizers.
BD Coffee Bean Company
5148 SE, boulevard Abshier, Belleview; (352) 245-3077; bdbeanscafe.com
Enjoy brunch or a simple cup of coffee at this quaint Belleview cafe with eclectic art and decor. Choose from pastries and classic dishes like omelets, sandwiches and French toast. BD Beans Coffee Company allows dogs on a leash at over a dozen outdoor tables and can provide water for your furry friend while you drink your cup of joe.
Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
12189 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon; 352-465-1635; blue-gator.com
This beach-themed bar and restaurant on the Withlacoochee River in Dunnellon is dog-friendly and has over a dozen alfresco dining tables. Feast on ‘southern style seafood bites’ including alligator bites, squid, fish tacos, burgers and sandwiches. While there is no special dog menu, some owners order chicken fillets or other items for their dogs.
Crazy Cucumber 352 Restaurant and Bar
4414 SW College Road # 1910, Ocala; 352-390-6969; thecrazycucumber.com
The Crazy Cucumber offers a colorful and modern dining experience with “inventive American broths,” such as fried shrimp, flatbreads, burgers, tuna poke bowls, mahi mahi tacos, and fried Oreos for dessert. The restaurant allows canines on a leash and well behaved at 15 outdoor tables. The staff can provide water for the puppies, who are not allowed to be on the tables or on their knees during meals.
Gator’s Dockside Ocala
3920 SW 42nd St. # 101, Ocala; 352-433-2441; gatorsdockside.com
This casual restaurant and sports bar off State Road 200 offers a wide selection of entrees, tacos, burgers, ribs, foot-long hot dogs, and other main courses. It also offers a separate gluten-free menu.
Gator’s Dockside allows dogs on a leash at several covered tables in its outdoor patio. In addition to providing water, the restaurant has a special puppy menu with chicken, beef, turkey and cod dishes.
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Harry’s Seafood, Bar & Grill
24 SE First Ave., Ocala; 352-840-0900; hookedonharrys.com
Harry’s offers a taste of New Orleans with Cajun and Creole fare, such as crab cakes, okra, shrimp scampi, and jambalaya. Harry’s has five outdoor tables available for diners with dogs on a leash. While there is no special menu, dogs are given water, and customers sometimes order kids’ burger patties for the dogs.
Horse & Dogs Restaurant
6998 US-27, Ocala; 352-620-2500; horseandhoundsrestaurant.com
Located off of US Highway 27, Horse & Hounds is a casual, family-run restaurant known for prime rib, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, pecan-crusted chicken and Irish Cream Cheesecake. Baileys for dessert. As the name suggests, the pub accepts dogs on a leash at over 15 outdoor tables and provides water.
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Mark’s Prime Steakhouse
30 avenue S. Magnolia, Ocala; 352-402-0097; brandsprimestakhouse.com
Located in downtown Ocala, Mark’s offers an upscale dining experience with a range of steak, fish, and chicken, as well as wine, cocktails, and desserts. Mark’s has nine tables outside for guests with dogs on leashes, and staff can provide water.
4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala and 4496 SE 100th Place, Belleview; ilovemojos.com
Local chain Mojo’s is known for its Cajun, Cuban, and American fare, including tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, wings, and burgers. The Silver Springs and Belleview Mojo locations have outdoor patios for dog meals as long as pets are kept on a leash and controlled. The staff also provide water dishes.
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O’Calahan’s Pub and Restaurant
3155 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala; 352-351-5458; ocalahans.com
O’Calahan’s offers a range of starters, wings, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and other American dishes. After dinner, finish your meal with a New York cheesecake or a semi-baked chocolate chip cookie.
The pub has over 15 outdoor tables that welcome dogs on a leash. The staff provide water bowls for pets, and while there is no specific menu, dog owners have been known to order chicken breast, beef patties, or bacon for their meals. puppies.
10 NE First St., Ocala; 352-629-4700; saytaco.com
Mexican restaurant Sayulita Taqueria offers a modern dining experience with margaritas, quesadillas, burritos and, of course, tacos. Continue your dinner with authentic churros, flan or sopapillas.
The restaurant has around 10 outdoor picnic tables that allow pets on a leash and also offers water and “pooch meals,” which are rice and bean meals prepared with your choice of chicken or beef. Chefs may also exclude items from meals to account for your pet’s allergies.
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13821 SW State Road 200, Dunnellon; 352-854-2288
Stumpknockers offers diners a full bar and seafood with a southern twist. The menu includes alligator nuggets, snails, catfish, frog legs, fried oysters and steak.
Sitting by the Withlacoochee River, the restaurant has mostly outdoor seating that allows dogs on a leash, well behaved, and friendly with other pets. Water bowls are available.
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Swampy’s Bar & Grill
19773 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon; 352-547-4777; swamp.restaurant
Overlooking the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, visitors to this restaurant can observe fish and other wildlife while enjoying a combination of Cajun, Southern and soul dishes. Customers can order wings, soups, salads, burgers, steaks and fish dishes. Always hungry? Venture into a homemade lime pie or fried cheesecake for dessert.
Swampy’s accepts dogs for pets on a leash at its two dozen outdoor tables, and staff can provide water for the animals. Some dog owners also order hamburger patties for their puppies.
The Ocala Star-Banner contacted each restaurant to confirm that their patio accepts dogs and what accommodations are offered.
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