Dog's Day Out in Houston, TX
Family owned and friendly, this BBQ joint prides itself on delicious food and terrific service. Their combo plates offer the best bargain -- choose from ribs, chicken, brisket or sausage. Get their signature baked beans when you are ordering your sides. Brother-In-Law's has an outdoor patio where you can bring your pooch and a walk-up window outside.
This casual Indian restaurant offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. When sitting on their outdoor patio, you can have your dog join you -- as long as he is on a leash. If you aren't familiar with Indian food, don't worry -- the waiters are more than happy to recommend dishes to newcomers. They offer vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices, as well as a variety of traditional Indian desserts.
This all-suite downtown Houston hotel is a midscale property that is comfortable and convenient. Located within walking distance of the Theater District, Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center and George R. Brown Convention Center, this hotel allows dogs up to 50 pounds with a $50 pet fee. If you are looking for a place for an extended vacation, this one is a good choice because each of the suites has a kitchenette with full refrigerator and stove.
If you are looking for tasty American food in a casual, friendly atmosphere, you can't go wrong with Barnaby's. Named after the owner's late sheepdog, of course, this eatery is dog-friendly. When you are seated on the patio, you can people watch as it looks onto Shepherd Drive. Their menu is pretty varied, from organic chuck burgers to spinach lasagna to fresh salads. The waitstaff will gladly bring dog dishes of water for your best friend, and a glass of water for you too. The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a fun, dog bone motif. Parking can be difficult and you might have to wait for a table at lunch and dinnertime. If you want to beat the crowd, come for breakfast instead! There are several locations of this restaurant, but the Riveroaks one on Shepherd has the best patio. Check out other locations at barnabyscafe.com.
Becks Prime has several locations throughout Houston. But if you are hanging out with your dog, head to the one at Memorial Park. Serving the best burgers in town, this restaurant overlooks the golf course and is a fantastic spot to spend the afternoon. They offer relaxed, covered outdoor seating and an outdoor counter for easy ordering. Your dog is more than welcome, as long as he is on a leash. Once you are finished chowing down, you can work off that burger by taking a walk through Memorial Park (which is also pet-friendly).