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Inspector Picks: Pet-Friendly Restaurants

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August 07, 2018
Fun things to do with your furry friends on vacation doesn’t have to stop when it’s time to decide where to eat. Some of the best restaurants across the country are pet friendly; so bring Spot, but don’t be tempted to give him table scraps.
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Flying Saucer
Cordova, Tennessee
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 596: I find this to be the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer, good food and the company of my dog out on the patio.
This pub features a full array of draft beers, and dogs are welcome to join diners outside on the patio. Enjoy live music and great food as well. The menu features items such as bacon-wrapped jalapeños, the "Saucer" burger, a turkey melt and shepherd's pie. If you have a sweet tooth, try the "Mud Island" torte.
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Patio dining
AAA/Inspector 593
The Jetty
Grasonville, Maryland
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 593: Whether relaxing in the sand in an Adirondack chair or enjoying a meal on the dock, it's the perfect place for dining with your dog!
With beautiful views of Wells Cove, this fun pub boasts a seafood-heavy menu with bar staples like nachos and pizza. The huge outdoor seating area is pet-friendly, and a special menu of steak and chicken is available to feed your hungry pup. Happy hour is offered Monday to Friday. Live music is featured Wednesday to Sunday during the season. On-site boat slips are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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flatbread, proscuitto, arugula, honey
AAA/Inspector 334
The Open Door & Wine Bar
Sisters, Oregon
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 334: I love that I can sit with my dog and have lunch or dinner on a beautiful patio in a pleasant garden setting. Also, they provide water for my pet.
If you are looking for a place to unwind, this restaurant is the perfect spot. The patio resembles a quiet backyard. Popular dishes include grilled salmon with a lemon-garlic-butter glaze, veggie or meat lasagna, free range bourbon-glazed beef with sage yam mash and brie and prosciutto flatbread topped with arugula and drizzled with honey. Delicious and creative seasonal soups are always on the menu and many items are paired with wine.
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Popular  burger stop
AAA/Inspector 16
Webers
Orillia, Canada
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 16: On the way to and from cottage country, it has been a long-standing tradition to stop here, stretch one's legs, walk the dog and enjoy a bite to eat.
Since 1963 the grilled burgers have been a staple for cottage-goers heading to and from the Muskokas. In 1983 the restaurant bought a portion of the pedestrian bridge from the CN Tower and erected it over Hwy 11, making it the first privately owned bridge over a highway in Ontario and allowing the extensive traffic in both directions to stop and enjoy the extremely popular burgers. Long lineups are not uncommon, but the system of taking orders and payments while guests wait in line works well. The menu is simple with burgers, hot dogs and delicious fries. An ice cream stand also is on-site. The restaurant offers extensive grounds to stretch your legs, walk the dog and sit and enjoy a burger at a picnic table. Old CN Rail cars house the patty-making operation.
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trout, salad, potatoes
AAA/Inspector 512
Zazie
San Francisco, California
AAA Inspector Rating
AAA Inspector 591: I find it customer-centric that I can choose the size of some dishes, like how many eggs you want for eggs benedict or slices of french toast.
A local favorite, this charming neighborhood bistro draws a crowd, especially for brunch with their scrumptious food. Monday night is dining on the patio with your beloved pet. Tuesday is free corkage night. Tax and tip are already included in the price, so no more headaches calculating the tip.
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