Looking at Briar Patch Restaurant on Park Avenue Winter Park Florida

Headed out for date night but looking to bring your pooch along? There are lots of dog-friendly restaurants in the Orlando area for those couples who'll gladly opt for a furry third wheel. Many of the best restaurants in Winter Park are also dog friendly. 

And right nearby is Maitland with plenty of great eats and great places to explore. Our guide highlights the best dog-friendly restaurants plus additional date ideas nearby.

Updated November 2023 by Meghan Roth

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Dog Friendly Park Avenue Restaurants 

Its cobblestoned streets and sprawling Central Park are beloved by all who amble along its sidewalks. With restaurants and cuisines to match its worldly vibe, Park Avenue is brimming with fresh food and local ingredients. All of the locations listed below have outdoor dog-friendly seating available.

The Parkview and Briarpatch are some of our favorite restaurants in Orlando for brunch!

Plus, the entire Winter Park Farmers' Market is dog friendly, held every Saturday morning until 1pm. Explore more of what we love about this beautiful part of Orlando with our guide to the perfect afternoon along Park Avenue.

Fountain overlooking Winter Park Farmers' Market at Central Park West
Fountain overlooking Winter Park Farmers' Market at Central Park West – Dani Meyering

Dog Friendly Winter Park Restaurants

If there is anything that we can say about Winter Park, it is that it has TONS of amazing restaurants that cater to all types of diners. If you are looking to head out for a date night with your pup, check out these dog-friendly Winter Park restaurants beyond Park Avenue. They are sure to make everyone, including your pup, on your date happy.

Anejo Cocina Winter Park
1035 North Orlando Avenue, Suite 101
Winter Park, FL 32789
This Winter Park Mexican eatery is located near Winter Park village and offers daily happy hour and live music on the weekend. Their extensive outdoor seating area makes this a great spot to bring your pooch for a night or afternoon out.

Antonella's Pizzeria
360 W Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789
Antonella's prides itself on using fresh, local ingredients to create their dishes, including fresh, homemade dough and sauces. They have three pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a delicious meal on a beautiful day. 

Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
227 S Semoran Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792
Menu items include scratch-made strombolis, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, fajitas and chicken wings. Visit on a Sunday for brunch or a Thursday evening for “Yappy Hour” where pups get special treats and toys to play with! Fido is welcome on the covered patio outside.

Create Your Nature
1284 Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 
Create Your Nature offers more than just acai bowls, with other featured items including oatmeal and smoothie bowls, smoothies, and salads, and as the namesake implies, guests have the option to create their own of any of these offerings. They are located on a dog-friendly courtyard, so you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch outside with your pooch.

Foxtail Coffee Co. Farmhouse
1282 N Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
The extension to Foxtail Winter Park, Farmhouse serves small bar bites, wine, and experimental coffee offerings. They are located on the same dog-friendly courtyard as Create Your Nature, so you can enjoy your breakfast or lunch outside with your pooch.

Mellow Mushroom
2015 Aloma Avenue
Winter Park, FL, 32792
This Central Florida favorite is known for its homemade crust and stone-baked pizzas with bold combinations. Their large covered patio is perfect for a night out with your pup.

A large pizza with creative toppings at Dog Friendly Winter Park Restaurants - Mellow Mushroom on Aloma
Dog Friendly Winter Park Restaurants – Mellow Mushroom on Aloma – Dani Meyering

Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar
1234 North Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar is a contemporary version of a classic fish camp, serving fresh Florida seafood prepared in a southern style and served in a casual, family-friendly environment. Dogs are welcome on their outdoor patio.

Shake Shack
119 N. Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
This one-of-a-kind waterfront location was the first Shake Shack in the area. They offer a dog-friendly patio along with a special “Woof” menu that offers two different tasty treats for Fido and friends: the Bag O' Bones — a doggie bag of five ShackBurger dog biscuits by Bocce's Bakery, or the Pooch-ini — ShackBurger dog biscuits with peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard.

The Ravenous Pig Beer Garden
565 W Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
The Ravenous Pig Beer Garden is an outdoor dog-friendly space serving up Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. beers, craft cocktails on tap, and a special “beer garden only” menu. There is plenty of shade for you and your pup to enjoy some time outside with a beer!

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Maitland

Tucked between Winter Park and Orlando and bordering Seminole County, Maitland is a bustling suburb of Orlando. It has become a popular residential destination thanks to the number of corporate offices nearby and an impressive collection of parks, restaurants, and other recreational activities. Turns out, it's also got a ton to offer date nighters and their favorite pups. 

Boku Sushi & Grill
140 Independence Lane
Maitland, FL 32751
Boku Sushi & Grill strives to make one of the best Sushi food in the industry by providing consistently fresh, innovative, healthy food using only the finest ingredients. Located directly across from Maitland City Hall, their outdoor seating area overlooks the Independence Lane park.

Enzian Eden Bar
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Eden Bar, an alfresco dining destination located at the Enzian Theater. With daily food and drink specials, lunch offerings, and a late-night menu, this unique outdoor restaurant and bar doesn’t even need a movie to go with it. Dogs are welcome as all seating is outdoors.

Facing towards the Eden Bar outdoor bar at The Enzian Theater with a crowd at night
The Eden Bar at The Enzian Theater – Dani Meyering

Kappy’s Subs
501 N. Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Kappy’s Subs is a local institution that has been around since 1967. Offering their famous cheesesteaks, burgers, hand-dipped milkshakes, and more, Kappy’s has mostly outdoor seating so you can take your pups with you.

Luke’s Kitchen & Bar
640 S. Orlando Avenue 
Maitland, Florida 32751
Located in the heart of Maitland, Luke’s Kitchen & Bar is an everyday neighborhood restaurant that delivers culturally and community inspired, ingredient-driven dishes. They offer a daily happy hour and dogs are welcome on their large outdoor patio.

Sanford Brewing Co.
160 Independence Lane, Suite B 
Maitland, FL 32751
Sanford Brewing Co.’s Maitland location offers its full selection of beers along with a full menu. Located directly across from Maitland City Hall, their large outdoor seating area overlooks the Independence Lane park. On the weekends, this area is host to a weekly farmers market and monthly family-friendly events.

Houndstooth Kitchen & Eatery
160 Independence Lane, Suite A
Maitland, Florida 32751
Located right next door to Sanford Brewing Co., Houndstooth Kitchen & Eatery offers handcrafted sandwiches, homemade soups, and fresh salads. After a 5 year stint in East End Market, Houndstooth Sauce Company relocated to Maitland and expanded to include their full kitchen. They share the dog-friendly patio with their neighboring businesses.

Teak Neighborhood Grill
901 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
Daily menu specials offer unique flavors and pairings. Teak Neighborhood Grill is the perfect destination for your next night out, whether it's an intimate dinner for two or a large group celebration. They offer a large outdoor covered patio where dogs are allowed. Afterward, consider taking your pup for a stroll around Lake Lily Park which is right next door.