Dallas does brunch well. What makes a boozy brunch better? Having your dog along for the ride. Luckily for you, if you have a canine sidekick, I rounded up a list of pet-friendly patios in Dallas and beyond. (Because sometimes we all need a seeing eye dog to get us to our Uber after a four mimosa brunch.)
Lazy Dog Restaurant is one of the most dog-friendly restaurants in DFW, complete with a menu meant just for Fido and plenty for (thirsty) homosapians, too. In true local brunch fashion, Lazy Dog offers quite a few alcoholic brunch options including a housemade sangria sampler (white peach, raspberry moscato, and pomegranate red which can also be ordered by the glass and pitcher), a bloody mary, Peaches & Moonshine (Stillhouse Moonshine, peaches, cranberry juice, peach schnapps, ginger beer and mint), and more.
While they do have a dog-friendly menu, the menu for us humans is pretty damn incredible and even include gluten-free and family-style options. The weekend brunch menu offers some really amazing options that were, quite frankly, surprisingly good. I couldn’t say no to the Housemade Carnitas with Tater Tot Hash served with a roasted poblano pepper sauce that was perfectly light and savory. The Sunny Side Up Pizza was, while a brunch cliche, was baked perfectly and the eggs were exquisitely runny. They offer more traditional brunch options like (dog bone-shaped) pancakes and french toast, too … because brunch should have a sweet side.
While I’ve never had room for dessert after brunch (who wouldn’t finish pancakes and chilaquiles?!), we were treated to a couple of their dessert options–their Key Lime Cheesecake and Peach Crumble–both amazing bookends to our meal.
As mentioned, Lazy Dog offers a dog menu. Though it’s not as extensive as I’d hope it would be, lacking even a simple dog bone, it was a nice treat for our furry brunch buddy who gobbled it up so fast that I couldn’t even get a decent picture. Our waitress was very kind to cater the meal to her dietary needs, too, which was very helpful.
Pop into Lazy Dog, with or without a dog, and experience their quality options for you and Fido. Just don’t get too squeamish if you find a dog hair in your food—it happens when the dogs on the patio nearly outnumber their owners!
Thanks for providing the “talent”, Katherine Hollon!