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Where are the doggies dining in Florida?

In May of 2009 the Florida Legislature passed an amendemnt to the current doggie dining law (known in Tallahassee as the "DBPR/Dog Friendly Dining regulation") that removes the 2006 pilot project language and the sunset language and makes the doggie dining program permanent.

Florida residents: Need help convincing your city or county to consider this issue? Check out Now What? for info, tips and a sample letter you can send to motivate your local politicians.

Where doggie dining
has been "approved"

We try to keep the following list up to date, but things can change. To be sure both you and your dog will be welcome, it's a good idea to phone a restaurant before you head out with your dog. If you should find an eatery that is no longer friendly to dogs, please let us know so we can remove them from this page.

Atlantic Beach

Status: Approved.

* Al's Pizza, 303 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. 904-249-0002.

Boca Raton

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but readers advise us of the following pet friendly eateries:

* Dubliner in Mizner Park, 433 Plaza Real, Suite 355, Boca Raton. 561-620-2540.

Boynton Beach

Status: Approved.

* Firehouse Subs, 975 Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach. 561-735-7827.

* Hurricane Alley, Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach. 561-364-4008.

Bradenton

Status: Approved.

* Bonni Bakes, in the Village of the Arts, Bradenton. 765-282-2687.

Cape Coral

Approved. City has imposed a $75 fee for restaurants wishing to participate. Readers tell us the following establishments allow doggie dining:

* Dairy Queen,1419 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral. 239-574-8239.

* The Lazy Dog Bar & Grill, 3522 Del Prado Blvd S., Cape Coral. 239-541-8304.

Celebration

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Celebration of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following pet friendly eatery allows dogs on its outdoor patio:

Columbia Restaurant, 649 Front Street, Celebration. 407-566-1505.

Clearwater

Status: Approved.

* Chipotle Grill, 2662 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater. 727-724-1768.

* Columbia Restaurant, 1241 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater. 727-596-8400.

* Pickles Plus, 2530 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-725-3325.

Clearwater Beach

Status: The ordinance was approved 01-12-12. One of our readers advises us of the following pet friendly eatery:

* Clearwater Wine Company, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. 727-446-8805.

* Post Corner Pizza, 431 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. 727-475-6062.

Cocoa

Status: Approved.

* Cocoa Village, located collectively in old, restored downtown Cocoa, between U.S. 1 and the Indian River and adjacent to State Road 520.

Our readers tell us all the restaurants in the historic Cocoa Village are doggie friendly and allow patio dining. Most of the Village restaurants keep water bowls outside for the doggie patrons. There are also regular doggie events in the Village.

Cocoa Beach

Status: Approved.

* Shuckleberry Fin's Oyster Bar, 2 South Atlantic Avenue, Cocoa Beach. 321-783-2401.

Coral Springs

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Broward County of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following pet friendly eateries

* Buffalos, 5761 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs, 954-757-4500.

* Several restaurants on what the locals call "The Walk at University" offer outdoor dining for doggies and their well-behaved humans.

Crystal River

Status: Approved.

Note: Veterinarian K.C. Nayfield, a constant advocate for the doggie dining idea, has been our point person for this issue in Crystal River and we are extremely appreciative for the updates. As a pet health expert, Dr. Nayfield says doggie dining does not pose a health threat like some would think. According to Dr. Nayfield, a restaurant patron is 1,000 times more likely to contract an illness from a food preparer, server or another diner than from a dog, because "most bacteria is unique to a species."

With that, here are a few area restaurants where you and your dog are welcome:

* Burkes of Ireland, 564 N. Citrus Avenue, Crystal River. 352-795-0956.

* Claw Daddy's Raw Bar & Grill, 1601 SE US Highway 19 Crystal River. 352-564-2529.

Davie

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Broward County of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following allows doggie dining:

* San Francisco Burrito Co., 5187 S. University Drive, Davie. 954-680-4040.

* Flashbacks Diner, 4125 SW 64th Ave., Davie. 954-583-6872.

* Quarterdeck Seafood Bar, 3155 South University Drive, Davie. 954-452-7676.

Daytona Beach

Status: Approved.

Delray Beach

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Delray Beach of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following allows doggie dining:

* Bostons on the Beach, 40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-278-3364.

Destin

Status: Passed 06-21-10. Interested restaurants should apply immediately, but prepared for delays in receiving permits since the ordinance is brand new.

Dunedin

Status: Approved 1/06/11. Participating restaurants must pay a $75 fee.

* Cricketer's Pub, in the plaza corner Alternate 19 and Curlew Road, 2634 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. 727-736-1322.

* Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. 727-736-0606.

* Dunedin House of Beer, 927 A Broadway, Dunedin. 727-216-6318.

* Eddie's Bar and Grill, 1283 Bayshore Blvd. (Alt 19, Dunedin. 727-734-2300.

* Sandbar Grill, 2602 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. 727-734-1962.

* Sea Sea Rider's Restaurant, 221 Main Street, Dunedin. 727-734-1445.

* Skip's Bar & Grill, 371 Main Street, Dunedin. 727-734-9151.

Estero

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Lee County of a doggie dining ordinance, but a reader tells us:

"Coconut Point Mall, a large outdoor mall in Estero, is pet friendly. There are several restaurants in it that are pet friendly as well."

Note: Does anyone have any information about which of the eateries allow dogs on their outdoor patios?

Eustis

Status: Approved. Restaurants interested in offering doggie dining need to complete an application at City Hall.

Flagler Beach

Status: Approved Nov. 2011. Sadly, participating restaurants will have to pay the City an initial one-time $100 application fee and an annual permitting fee of $150.

* Java Joint, 2201 N Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. 1-386-439-1013.

* Hurricane Patty’s, 820 Moody Lane, Flagler Beach. 1-386-693-4823.

* Flagler Fish Company, 180 S. Daytona Avenue, Flagler Beach. 1-386-439-0000.

* Spencer’s at the Beach, 1005 N Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. 1-386-439-5055.

* Snack Jack, 2805 S. Oceanshore Blvd., Flagler Beach. 1-386-439-3344.

* Turtle Shack, 2123 N. Ocean Shore Blvd., Flagler Beach. 1-386-693-4851.

Fort Lauderdale

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on its outdoor patio:

* Maracas Mexican Bar and Grill, 3001 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale. 954-537-2002.

* Zona Fresca, 1635 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-566-1777.

Readers tell us this eatery is just south of Oakland Park Blvd. Although dogs are allowed at all times on the outdoor patio, on Wednesday nights there is a Yappy Hour.

* Briny's Irish Pub-Riverfront, 305 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. 954-376-4742.

Readers tell us there is also a nice area along the river by this restaurant to walk the dogs.

* Fat Cats, 320 Himmarshee Street, Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-5366.

* Lauderdale Grill, 1901 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-1118.

* Bimini Boatyard, 1555 Southeast 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale. 954-525-7400.

Fort Myers

We do not have official confirmation from Lee County of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on its outdoor patio:

* The French Connection Cafe, 2282 First Street, Fort Myers. 239-332-4443.

* The Morgan House Restaurant, 1415 Dean Street, Fort Myers. 239-337-3377.

* McGregor Café, 4305 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. 239-936-1771.

* Calistoga Bakery Cafe, 9903 Gulf Coast Main Street, Fort Myers. 239-466-8642.

* Gallagher’s Food & Spirits, 4460 Fowler Street, Fort Myers. 239-936-0096.

Fort Pierce

Status: Once the City Commission agrees on wording of an ordinance, the following restaurants will be open for doggie dining:

* 12A Buoy, 22 Fisherman's Wharf, Fort Pierce. 772-672-4524.

* Archie's Sea Breeze, 401 South Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce. 772-461-3352.

* Poppy's Market Cafe, 3489 S US Highway 1, Fort Pierce. 772-971-2283.

Fort Walton Beach

Status: Approved. Restaurants wishing to participate must pay a $45 fee to the city.

* Tijuana Flats, 39 Eglin Parkway, NE, Fort Walton Beach. 850-301-0002. (Offers Yappy Hour on Thursdays.)

This restaurant is the host of Yappy Hour, a fundraising event for PAWS. The event was held prior to the ordinance discussion because no one had complained. Once the event became known, a complaint was filed and the restaurant had to stop. The ordinance has now been officially approved and the event will resume every Thursday between 7-9 p.m. Well-behaved dogs, at least 6 months old and current on shots, can come with well-behaved humans and share some biscuits and water. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to PAWS.

An interesting FYI to the businesses who think doggie dining would harm their bottom line, the owner of this restaurant has said her business climbed 48% over the year as of October, 2009 since she implemented doggie dining on her outdoor patio.

Harmony

Status: Approved. (Was the first city in Osceola County to approve doggie dining.)

*Graze Restaurant, Harmony Golf Preserve, 7251 Five Oaks Drive, Harmony. 407-891-8525.

Well-behaved dogs are permitted in outdoor patio area.

High Springs

Status: Approved.

Sadly, restaurants must pay $100 fee for a permit.

*Floyds Diner, 615 NW Santa Fe Boulevard, High Springs, 386-454-5775.

*Great Outdoors Restaurant, 65 North Main Street, High Springs. 386-454-1288.

Hollywood

Status:

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance in the Hollywood area, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on its outdoor patio:

*Joe's Tiki Bar & Grill, 1318 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. 954-929-9867.

Indian Rocks Beach

Status: Approved.

*The PUB Waterfront Restaurant, 20025 Gulf Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach. 727-595-3172.

Islamorada

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance in the Islamorada area, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on its outdoor patio:

* Robbie’s Marina, located at mile marker 77, on the North end of Lower Matecumbe Key. A great dog friendly place with dockside dining, a sandy beach where dogs can play, and open air - and dog friendly - shops.

Jacksonville

Status: Approved.

Sadly, restaurants must pay $250 fee for a permit.

* European Street Cafe, 2753 Park Street, Jacksonville. 904-384-9999.

NOTE: European Street Cafe has 3 additional locations. The one located on 992 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach offers doggie dining - see below. The other 2 locations do not offer doggie dining; the 5500 Beach Blvd. and 1704 San Marco Blvd. locations allow only service animals.

* Harpoon Louie's, 4070 Herschel St, Jacksonville. 904-389-5631.

Jacksonville Beach

Status: Approved. Restaurants must acquire permits from the city.

* European Street Cafe, 992 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach. 904-249-3001.

Juno Beach

Tentative approval for a formal doggie dining ordinance in Juno Beach has been given. Second reading of the proposed ordinance and final vote is scheduled for November 18, 2014. Readers tell us the following restaurant locations have been allowing pets on their outdoor patios and will hopefully be able to continue doing so.

* Thirsty Turtle, US 1 North of Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach. 561-627-8991.

* Hurricane Cafe, US 1 North of Donald Ross Road, Juno Beach. 561-630-2012.

Key West

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance in Key West and its outlying areas, but readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios:

* Salute on the Beach, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West. 305-292-1117.

* The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., 1100 Packer Street, Key West. 305-295-7970.

* Azur, 425 Grinnell Street, Key West. 305-292-2987.

* Mangia Mangia, 900 Southard Street, Key West. 305-294-2469.

* Origami, 1075 Duval Street, Suite C3, Key West. 305-294-0092.

* Smokin’ Tuna Saloon, 4 Charles Street, Key West. 305-517-6350.

* Schooner Wharf Bar, 202 William Street, Key West. 305-292-3302.

* Pepe’s, 806 Caroline Street, Key West. 305-294-7192.

* Vito’s, 1019 White Street, Key West. 305-509-7716.

* Hogfish Bar and Grill, 6810 Front Street, Stock Island. 305-293-4041.

* Geiger Key Marina, 5 Geiger Road, Key West. (Big Coppitt area.) 305-294-1230.

Kissimmee

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance in Kissimmee, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on its outdoor patio:

* Kool Katz Grill & Pub, 5770 W. Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee. 407-397-7328.

Lake Mary

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here, but readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios:

* Dexter's of Lake Mary, 950 Market Promenade Avenue, Lake Mary. 407-805-3090.

* Peach Valley Cafe, 1210 S International Pkwy #108, Lake Mary. 407-833-9440.

Lake Worth

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance in Palm Beach County, but readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios:

* Dave's Last Resort, 632 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. 561-588-5208.

* Havana Hideout, 509 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. 561-585-8444.

* Lake Worth Rum Shack, 606 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. 561-588-2929.ý

* South Shores Tavern & Patio Bar, 502 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth. 561-547-7656.

Madeira Beach

Approved.

Malabar

The first week of November, 2007, this town became Brevard County's first community to approve doggie dining. According to an article in FloridaToday.com, the "Town of Malabar Dog Friendly Dining Program ordinance states that Canis lupus familiaris has been man's best friend since time immemorial."

Update of 03-27-11: It seems nearly 3 years later, Brevard County has decided to override the City's ordinance. One of our readers tells us she was recently told this by a couple of Malabar restaurants who said the County now won't allow them to have pets anywhere around their establishments, even the parking lots. Want to voice your objections? Visit Brevard County Commissioners Contact Information for names and how to contact.

Manatee County

Status: Approved.

Sadly, restaurants must pay $100 fee for a permit.

Editor's Note: Special kudos to FloridaPets.net reader Judy Neff, whose tireless efforts for several months were largely responsible for the approval of doggie dining in this area.

Marco Island

Status: Approved.

We do not have official confirmation from the city of a doggie dining ordinance, but our readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on their outdoor patio:

* Marco Island Brewery, 1089 N Collier Blvd, Marco Island. 239-970-0461.

* Big Al's Deli, 715 Bald Eagle Drive, in Pelican Plaza, Marco Island. 239-642-8080.

* Chef's Express, 176 Royal Palm Drive, Marco Island. 239-393-2433.

Martin County

Status: Unincorporated portions of Martin County have also approved doggie dining. As of 01-12, applications are being accepted and can be found at Dog Friendly Restaurant Permits.

Melbourne

Status: Approved.

El Chico Mexican Restaurant, 1751 Evans Road, Melbourne. 321-722-4622.

Mustards Last Stand, 415 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne. 321-951-3469.

Melbourne Beach

Status: Approved.

Miami

Status: Approved.

Metro Organic Bistro, 7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. 305-751-8756.

Miami Beach

Status: Approved.

Café Nuvo, 412 Espanola Way, Miami Beach. 305-534-5822.

China Grill, 404 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach. 305-534-2211.

North Miami

Bulldog BBQ, 15400 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami. 305-940-9655.

Milton

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Milton or Santa Rosa County of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following restaurant allows dogs on their outdoor patio:

Blackwater Bistro, 5147 Elmira Street, Milton. 1-850-623-1105.

Monroe County

We do not have official confirmation from the county of a doggie dining ordinance, but our readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios:

* Island Dogs Bar, 505 Front Street, Key West. 813-380-6996.

* Louie's Backyard, 700 Waddell Avenue, Key West. 305-294-1061.

Mount Dora

Approved.

* The Wine Den, 109 East 4th Avenue, Mount Dora. 352-735-5594.

Naples

Status: We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here - initial approval was given 6/10 - but our readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on their outdoor patios:

* Fred’s Diner, 2700 Immokalee Road, Naples. 239-431-7928.

* Randy’s Fishmarket Restaurant, 10395 Tamiami Trail N., Naples. 239-593-5555.

* Noodles Italian Cafe & Suishi Bar, 1585 Pine Ridge Road #5, Naples. 239-592-0060.

* McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill, 699 5th Avenue South, Naples. 239-403-7170.

* Panera Bread, 6424 Naples Blvd., Naples. 239-514-1126.

* Calistoga Bakery Cafe, 7941 Airport Pulling Road North, Naples. 239-596-8840.

* Pelican Bend Restaurant, 219 Capri Boulevard, on Isle of Capri, Naples. 239-394-3452.

Neptune Beach

Status: Approved. Restaurants must acquire permits from the city.

* Shelby’s Coffee Shop, 200 1st Street, Neptune Beach. 904-249-2922.

North Redington Beach

Status: Approved. Restaurants must acquire permits from the town.

Sweet Sage Café, 16725 Gulf Blvd., North Redington. 727-391-0453.

Ocala

Status: Approved.

* Ipanema Brazilian Steak House, 2023 S. Pine Avenue, Ocala. 352-622-2172.

Okaloosa County

Status: Approved. Restaurants interested in participating may apply with the county for free permits. Note: Restaurants in the city of Destin must follow a separate procedure - see above for info.

Oldsmar

Status: We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here, but our readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on their outdoor patio:

* Nikos Pizza and Seafood, 3705 Tampa Road, Forest Lakes Plaza, Oldsmar.

Orange City

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area of Volusia County, but readers advise us of the following pet friendly eateries:

* Dr. Munchies Sandwich Shop, 921 Towne Center Drive, Suite 1100, Orange City. 386-774-4200.

* Red Roof Cafe, 300 South Volusia Avenue, Orange City. 386-951-3612.
(Next door, the 1876 Heritage Inn is also pet friendly.)

Orlando

Status: Approved.

* 310 Park South, 301 E. Pine Street, Orlando. 407-373-0310.

* Orlando Tastings, 111 E. Washington Street, Orlando. 407-999-9950.

* Also see Winter Park listings below.

Ormond Beach

Status: Approved.

* Lulu's Oceaside Grill, 30 S. Atlantic Drive, Ormond Beach. 386-673-2641.

Osceola County

Status: Approved.

Palm Beach County

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but readers advise us of the following pet friendly eateries:

* Spoto's Oyster Bar and Bluepoint Lounge, 4650 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens. 561-776-9448.

* Habitat and Grill Cafe, US Hwy 1 & PGA Blvd., Palm Beach, Gardens. 561-622-0014.

Palm Beach Gardens

Status: Approved 09/10.

Sadly, restaurants must pay the city $175 fee for a permit.

Palm Harbor

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but readers advise us of the following pet friendly eatery:

Einstein Bagel, 33119 US Highway 19 N, Palm Harbor. 727-771-9448.

Panama City Beach

Status: Approved.

Our readers tell us the following restaurants allows pets on their outdoor patios:

* Bootleg Barbecue

* Buffalo Wild Wings (BW3)

* Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

* Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries

* Guglielmo's Italian Grill

* Guy Harvey's Grill

* Hofbrau Beer Garden

* Longhorn Steakhouse

* Marble Slab Creamery

* Panera Bread

* Quizno's Subs

* Red Brick Pizza

* Reggae J's Island Grill

* Salty Sue's Restaurant

* The Back Porch

Parkland

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Broward County of a doggie dining ordinance, but readers tell us the following pet friendly eateries in the Parkland area:

* Giovanni's Coal Fire Pizza, 7625 N State Rd. 7, Parkland. 954-345-9282.

* The Whale, 7619 N State Road 7, Parkland, 954-345-9190.

Pembroke Pines

Status: We do not have official confirmation from Broward County of a doggie dining ordinance, but our readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on their outdoor patio:

* Brio Tuscan Grille, at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, 14576 SW 5th Street, Pembroke Pines. 954-431-1341.

Pinellas County

Status: Approved for unincorporated areas of the county, including Palm Harbor. Incorporated areas are listed separately on this page, by city.

Plantation

Status: We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here, but our readers tell us the following restaurant allows pets on their outdoor patio:

* Zona Fresca, 1095 South University Drive, Plantation. 954-370-3332.

Punta Gorda

Status: Approved.

Sanford

We do not have official confirmation from Seminole County of a doggie dining ordinance, but our readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on outdoor patios:

* 2 Blondes and a Shrimp, 1st Street in downtown Sanford.

* Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, 205 E. First Street, Sanford.

Sarasota County

Status: Approved for the unincorporated areas of Sarasota County until 2014.

Sadly, restaurants have to pay $150 fee for a permit.

* Beckham's Osprey Grill, 1272 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey. 941-918-8900.
* Dry Dock, 412 South Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key
* Mattison's Riverside, 1200 First Avenue West, Bradenton.
* Ophelia's Pasta House, 1097 South Tamiami Trail, Nokomis. 941-485-6818.
* TJ Carney's, 231 West Venice Avenue, Venice. 941-480-9244.
* Captain Eddie's Seafood Restaurant, 107 Colonia Ln E, Nokomis. 941-484-4623.

Sarasota (City, not County)

Status: Approved.

Sadly, restaurants have to pay $150 fee for a permit.

* Applebee's, 5490 Clark Road, Sarasota
* Columbia/Cha Cha Coconuts, 411 Armands Circle, Sarasota
* Crab & Fin, St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota
(Note: One of our readers tells us most all restaurants in the Armands Circle area offer pet-friendly outdoor patios.)
* Old Salty Dog, 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota
* Mattison's City Grille,1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota

Siesta Key

* Old Salty Dog,
Siesta Key Village 5023 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key. 941-349-0158.

St. Augustine

Status: Approved.

* Columbia Restaurant, 98 St. George Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-3341.

* Cruisers Grill, North End of Historic St. George Street, St. Augustine. 904-824-6993.

* Harry's Seafood Bar & Grille, 46 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-824-7765.

* Hurricane Grill and Wings, 4255 A1A South, St Augustine. 904-471-7120.

* Pizzalley's, 117 St. George Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-2627.

* Wildlife Cafe, 4320 A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-471-2691.

St. Augustine Beach

Status: Approved. There is a $25 permit fee.

St. Petersburg

Status: Approved. Call 727-893-7471 for appplication information.

Note: Special thanks to Mayor Rick Baker for getting the ball rolling to help St. Petersburg be the first city to make our list for considering the doggie dining issue.

* Buffy's So. Pitt BBQ, 3911 49th Street, N., St. Petersburg, 727-522-0088.

* Corned Beef Corner, 4040 Park Street N., St. Petersburg, 727-347-3921.

* Foxy's Cafe, 160 107th Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-363-3699.

* Savannah's Cafe, 1113 Central Avenue, St Petersburg, 727-388-4371.

Stuart (In Martin County)

Status: Approved and participating restaurants are listed below:

Sadly, restaurants have to pay $102.40 fee for a permit.

* East Ocean Bistro, 2661 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart. 772-221-1815.
* Mary's Gourmet Kitchen, 1949 NE Ricou Terrace, Jensen Beach. 772-334-9488
* Monkey King Brewery & Floribbean Grill, 1725 SE Federal Highway, Stuart. 772-463-5464.
* Pelican Cafe, 351 SW Flager Avenue, Stuart. 772-283-3133.

Tampa

Status: Approved.

* Bagels Plus,2706 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 813-971-9335.

* Bernini of Ybor Restaurant, 1702 E. 7th Ave., Tampa, 813-248-0099.

* Bungalow, 2202 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-3663.

* Columbia Cafe Riverwalk, 801 Old Water Street #1905, Tampa. 813-229-5511.

* Einstein Bros. Bagels, 10802 N. Dale Mabry Highway 597, Tampa. 813-968-8868.

* Einstein Bros. Bagels, 619 S. Dale Mabry Highway 92, Tampa. 813-871-1074.

* Gaspars Grotto, 1805 E. 7th Avenue, Tampa. 813-248-5900.

* Java and Cream, 225 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa. 813-254-8162.

* Mad Dogs & Englishmen, 4115 S. MacDil Ave., Tampa. 813-832-3037.

* Rick's Italian Cafe, 214 E. Davis Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-3310.

* Rollin Oats Market and Cafe, 1021 N. MacDill Avenue, Tampa. 813-873-7428.

* Sail Pavillion, 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa. 813-274-7317.

* The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar, 2202 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. 813-253-3663.

Tarpon Springs

We do not have official confirmation of a doggie dining ordinance here, but our readers tell us the following restaurants allow pets on outdoor patios:

* Captain Jack’s Waterfront Grill and Tiki Bar, 21 Oscar Hill Road, Tarpon Springs. 727-944-3346.

* Costa's, 521 Athens St., Tarpon Springs. 727-938-6890.

* Mama's Greek Cuisine, 735 Dodecanese Blvd., #40, Tarpon Springs. 727-944-2888.

* Spuntinis Italian Market & Café, 210 S. Pinellas Ave ( Alt 19), Tarpon Springs. 727 942-1212.

* Panera Bread, 40968 US Highway 19 N, Tarpon Springs. 727-722-9014.

* Limani,Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 776 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. 727-945-8100.

Tavares

Status: According to a November, 2010 article in the Orlando Sentinel, Tavares has passed an ordinance to allow dogs on outdoor patios of restaurants wishing to offer doggie dining. In addition, one of our readers tells us the following restaurant allows pets on outdoor patios:

* ALS Landing, 111 West Ruby Street, Tavares, 352-742-1113.

The Villages

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in Sumter County, but dogs are allowed in the designated area of the following eatery:

* Cody's Original Roadhouse, 1041 Lakeshore Drive, The Villages. 1-352-259-8500.
Note: Leashed dogs are permitted only in the outdoor bar area, not on the general outdoor patio.

Treasure Island

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but readers advise us of the following pet friendly eateries:

* Foxy's Cafe, 160 107th Ave., Treasure Island. 727-363-3699. One of our readers tells us a Yappy Hour is held here from 5 to 11 p.m. the last Saturday of every month.

Venice

Approved.

Vero Beach

Status: Approved.

* Riverside Cafe, 3341 Bridge Plaza Drive, Vero Beach. 772-234-5550.

West Palm Beach

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but dogs are allowed on the outdoor patios of the following eatery:

* Darbster, 8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach. 561-586-2622.

Winter Park

Status: We haven't gotten word about an official doggie dining ordinance in this area, but dogs are allowed on the outdoor patios of the following eateries:

* Brandywines Deli Restaurant, 505 N Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-0055.

* Briarpatch, 252 N. Park Avenue Winter Park. 407-628-8651.

* Eola Wine Bar, 136 S Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-9103.

* Luma on Park, 290 S Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-599-4111.

*Palmano’s Expresso Bar, 331 S. Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-7520.

* Panera Bread, 118 W Fairbanks Avenue, Winter Park. 407-645-3939.

* Park Plaza 307 S Park Avenue, Winter Park. 407-647-1072.


Note to our readers

We'll try and keep up with the cities and counties that consider and approve or reject ordinances to allow restaurants to apply for permits allowing dogs to join their humans in the outdoor dining areas, but we'll need your help. If you know of a city or county that is in process of discussing or has already established a doggie dining ordinance, and we've not listed it here, please drop us an email.

Also, it's our intention to also list here restaurants across the state that allow doggie dining - eventually - as we read or hear about them. So if you know of a pet friendly eatery, please let us know so we can add it here.

And, as always, if you see any errors in the information here, please contact us immediately.

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Where doggie dining is "being considered"

Brandon
Gainesville
Gulfport
Miami (City proper)
Safety Harbor
Sumter County
Titusville



Where doggie dining
was "outright rejected"

Bonita Springs


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