Dog-Friendly West Loop Restaurants

Parlor Pizza Bar
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108 N Green St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 600-6090
Handcrafted wood-fired pizzas and extensive outdoor patio and rooftop seating.

Wishbone
1001 W Washington Blvd
Chicago, IL, 60607
(312) 850-2663
“Soul food” with vegetarian and vegan options; good for you and your dog’s soul!

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1047 W Madison St
Chicago IL, 60607
(312) 666-5111
No meal is complete without something sweet! Enjoy ice cream on the patio while your dog cools down with a drink from the water bowl.

Jefferson Tap & Grille
325 N Jefferson St
Chicago, IL, 60661
(312) 648-0100
A patio area for your pet and 2 full bars for you; it’s a win-win!

Nelcotte
833 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(855) 635-5268
Enjoy Italian and French eats and a happy hour on the weekends that offers treats for your pups.

Bar Siena
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832 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-7775
Tasty Italian food for you, and a dog-friendly outdoor patio for your pup.

Nia
803 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-3110
Bring your dog along as you enjoy tapas style eats with your friends.

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Dog-Friendly Chicago Tourist Destinations

Just because you and your pup are Chicago locals doesn’t mean that you should miss out on some of the great tourist destinations. These Chicago tourist attractions are great places where your pooch can enjoy all that the city has to offer.

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Dogs are allowed on leash on the 3,330 foot long pier! Navy Pier is the perfect place to walk along Lake Michigan and take a touristy picture in front of the Centennial Wheel. After walking around and enjoying the scenery, you can grab a bite to eat at dog-friendly Harry Caray’s Tavern.

The Magnificent Mile
You’ll find plenty of tourists walking around the 13-block stretch of stores on North Michigan Ave. The Mag Mile is a great place to people watch and take a walk. For some retail therapy, stop by Tails in the City to find luxury dog items, or visit The Shops at Northbridge–a pet friendly mall that even has pet comfort stations on the first and second floors.

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Enjoy the 18 miles of path along the coast of Lake Michigan! Your pup will surely enjoy the fresh air, exercise, and unbeatable views of Chicago. From the Lakefront Trail you can even access (dog-friendly) Montrose Beach.

Grant Park
Dogs are allowed on leash at this famous Chicago park where you can enjoy the skyline and beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Snap a pic of your pup in front of Buckingham Fountain, the centerpiece of the park. If your dog wants some added exercise, Grant Bark Park, located in Grant Park, is a large off-leash dog park where your pooch can run free.

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The Riverwalk is the perfect place for your pup to enjoy Chicago’s architecture while also getting in a leisurely walk. You’ll find lots of tourists, locals, and dogs strolling and dining along the river, and you and your pooch can even stop to eat at a pet friendly restaurant like O’briens.

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Road Trip Destinations your Pup will Love

Thinking of taking a road trip vacation with your family and your pooch? If so, be sure to first check out our Dog-Friendly Travel Tips to help you prepare for the vacation. Once you’re all set to go, take a look at some of the top destinations we’ve found for your whole family to enjoy — especially your furry family members!

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About an hour-and-a-half drive from Chicago, Milwaukee is the perfect weekend getaway. The Milwaukee Riverwalk is a great place to stroll and shop with your dog to explore the city. For some added outdoor adventure, Granville Dog Park is a large open area that includes a river, wooded trails, hills, trees and plenty of grassy areas that your pup will love.

Michigan City, IN
Michigan City is just over an hour drive from Chicago. Visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to take your pup to a dog-friendly shore such as Kemil Beach, Dunbar Beach, or Lake View Beach. At the end of your day exploring, enjoy the beauty of Lake Michigan while dining at one of these pet-friendly restaurants on the water.

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A 3 hour drive from Chicago, Grand Haven is a lively beach town on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore.Take a stroll along the 2.5 mile boardwalk or relax with your pooch on Grand Haven City Beach where dogs are allowed on leash. Downtown areas include dog boutiques that sell dog treats, toys, accessories, and daycare. For some off-leash fun, Hiawatha Forest has 365 acres where you and your dog can run free.

Starved Rock State Park, IL
Starved Rock State Park is a 2-and-a-half-hour drive from Chicago in La Salle County. This beautiful park is full of wildlife and the 13 miles of hiking trails that boast steep canyons and waterfalls. The best part? They’re dog-friendly! As a bonus, the Starved Rock Lodge, located in the park, has pet-friendly cabins and even a dog friendly veranda with a “doggy menu.”

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A scenic drive up the Lake Michigan coast will be a trip to remember! Only about 5 hours from Chicago, this is a perfect length for a long weekend getaway, and your pup will love the green stretches of forestry and beautiful beaches of Wisconsin’s east coast! Check out this list of dog-friendly attractions to do there.


Branson, MO
If you’re up for a 9-hour drive, Branson has some great attractions your human and canine family members will enjoy. With numerous walking/hiking trails and dog-friendly lakeside beaches, the outdoors in Missouri are the place to be! Here are some ideas for pet-friendly vacation rentals.

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The 14 hours will fly by as you drive through Michigan and parts of Canada along the way. Lake Placid is considered one of the most dog-friendly vacation destinations in the U.S., offering a few miles trail hiking around Mirror Lake. The lake also allows your pups to tag along, too! Here are some nice places to stay with your pup in the Empire State.

Myrtle Beach, NC
Only a 15-hour drive from Chicago is the beautiful destination of Myrtle Beach! Spoil your pooch with early morning and evening walks along the shore – even off his leash! Dogs aren’t allowed on the beaches during the daytime hours, but there are plenty of dog-friendly areas and parks where he can meet new friends. Myrtle Beach is especially known for its great Barc Parc.

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This is longest drive we’ll include here, but if you’re up for 20 hours in the car, Sanibel Island is a great spot for your family and pup! Boasting beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and dog-friendly shorelines, this destination is surely worth the distance. Click here for some great ideas of where to stay, eat, and explore with your pooch on Sanibel Island.
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