10 restaurants in Lancaster County where you can dine with your dog | Food
Sometimes you want to go out for a meal without leaving your furry friend behind.
As a general rule, you can only feed your dog under the table at home. But a few Lancaster restaurants and breweries open their patios to humans and pets.
The restaurants below only allow dogs on the terrace and not inside the building, so plan accordingly.
Rachel’s Café and Creperie
201 W Walnut St., Lancaster.
608 Richmond Drive, Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Richmond Drive location is closed on Tuesdays.
Details: The two locations of Rachel’s Cafe and La Crêperie accept dogs on their outdoor terraces. Rachel’s is a Lancaster favorite and features a full-service cafe and smoothie bar as well as a menu with various specialty pancakes.
More information: rachelcreperie.com.
605 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 4.30pm-11pm; Saturday afternoon. at 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Details: Stoner Grille is a classic American restaurant in the Stoner Commons offering an extensive drink menu and dishes such as tacos, burgers and salads. The outdoor patio is next to Pelvo’s Putt Putt Mini Golf.
More information: stonercommons.com.
534 N Mulberry St., Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m.
Details: The Fridge is a local restaurant offering pizza and craft beer, with over 400 brew options. Dogs are allowed to join their owners in the outside refrigerator seating area.
More information: beerfridgelancaster.com.
Spring House Brewery
209 Hazel Street, Lancaster.
Opening hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight.
Details: Spring House Brewing Co. has a designated pet-friendly patio, Dalton’s Doggie Deck, for guests to eat with their canine friends. The menu offers a variety of sandwiches, pizzas and salads, as well as a wide variety of beers. Fresh water and treats are available for the dogs, and Spring House Brewing even offers a miniature puppy menu including “Chow’s Chicken” and “Barley’s Burger Patty.”
More information: springhousebeer.com.
Tomato pie coffee
23 North Broad St., Lititz.
Hours: Sunday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Located in the heart of “America’s Coolest Small Town,” Lititz, Tomato Pie Cafe’s outdoor patio is pet-friendly. Offering many breakfast and lunch menus, Tomato Pie Cafe offers a range of options and is known for its signature tomato pie made with fresh red tomatoes. Tomato Pie Cafe also offers a rotating menu of seasonal features.
More information: tomatopiecafe.net.
18 N. Market St., Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Details: Located next to Lancaster Central Market, C’est La Vie has a large number of outdoor dining tables that are pet friendly. C’est La Vie serves relaxed, refined cuisine and is inspired by Parisian bistros. Using local ingredients, C’est La Vie’s menu changes frequently. It’s a busy place, especially on days when the central market is open, so be careful if your dog gets overstimulated in crowded environments.
More information: clvlancaster.com.
Oka’s Asian Fusion
721 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
Details: Across from Franklin and Marshall College is Oka Asian Fusion, which allows dogs on its outdoor patio. Oka offers an extensive menu of sushi and sashimi as well as a variety of curries, Thai and Chinese inspired dishes.
More information: okaasianfusion.com.
Black Forest Brewery
301 W Main St., Ephrata.
Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Details: Black Forest Brewery in Ephrata is located on the property of the 1777 Americana Inn Bed and Breakfast. The brewery offers a long menu of craft beers as well as a variety of appetizers and sandwiches. Their outdoor seating area allows guests to bring their dogs.
More information: blackforestbrewery.net.
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
1573 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster.
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, noon. at 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Details: Located in the Belmont Mall, Harvest has an outdoor patio that is pet-friendly. The restaurant offers a rotating seasonal menu including flatbreads, sandwiches, appetizer bowls, and vegan options. Harvest hosts happy hour Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., when select food and drink options are 25% off.
More information: harvestseasonal.com/lancaster-restaurant.
Shot and bottle
2 N Queen St., Lancaster.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Shot and Bottle is located next to Lancaster Central Market, making it a prime spot for people-watching. (But due to its busy location, be careful if your dog doesn’t do well with a lot of activity.) The restaurant offers craft beer, an extensive cocktail list, and set menus for all meals of the day.
More information: shotandbottle.com.