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Pet-Friendly Katy Patio Dining Spots Families Love


August 11, 2023

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy residents continue to grapple with this intense summer heat making it hard to spend outdoor time with your furry friend. However, many outdoor dining settings have become a comfortable option for getting out for evening fresh air and a beverage or meal.

Photo credit: Tiffany Lanza

Eating Out with Your Pup

This summer heat continues to be brutal for humans and pets alike. While many are itching to get out, it’s a great time to include the entire family and bring your dog to a local pet friendly restaurant. Remember that all dogs who eat out in Katy need to be friendly and on leashes.

Want to include Fido with your family dining plans? Several popular Katy dining spots welcome your furry best friend. Some even serve their furry customers, but such items are off-menu so be sure to ask.

LaCenterra Dog Dining

LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch offers some of the best dog friendly locations in Katy. Park once and take your pick.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

This is also a cute boutique so families can enjoy treats and shop for their furry friend.

2643 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

19111 Katy Fwy Suite 100

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Grimaldi's Pizzaria

2643 Commercial Center Blvd.

2707 Commercial Center Blvd

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

Half Shells Seafood

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

2643 Commercial Center Blvd.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.

2643 Commercial Center Blvd.

Zoe's Kitchen

2643 Commercial Center Blvd.

More Katy Locations for Dining with Your Pup

Whiskey Cake

23139 Grand Circle Blvd.

Hasta La Pasta

1450 Grand Pkwy.

La Madeleine

23322 Mercantile Pkwy.

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers

24433 Interstate 10 Frontage Rd.

No Label Brewery

5351 1st Street

24033 Cinco Ranch Blvd.


Multiple Katy locations

CoCo enjoys her special treat. Photo credit: Veronica Miko

On the Patio or the Drive-Thru

Although not an official menu item, Starbucks serves the canine favorite, the Puppuccino. The drink is simply a cup of whipped cream that furry friends can be seen devouring in many YouTube videos. 


Tips for Dining Out with Your Dog

  • Bring a Water Bowl - While some restaurants may provide a water bowl, play it safe considering Texas temps, and that you will be sitting outside. 

  • Watch the Heat - Keep your pup in the shade or avoid dining during the lunch hours in the peak heat.

  • Walk Your Pup Before Dinner - Try to avoid accidents at the table. If your dog has an accident, remember it's your responsibility to clean it up. 

  • Keep on the Leash - All dogs outside of their home must be on a leash. Dining out is no exception. 

  • Feed Your Dog Before - No one wants to watch others eat when they're hungry, so don't do this to your dog. Ask your server what they recommend for your dog, or pack a snack from home.

  • Know the Menu - Check out the menu before arriving to save time ordering, just in case your furry friend gets anxious and you need to wrap up your meal unexpectedly. Remember your "doggie bag.”

  • Bring a Blanket or Towel - Sitting on the ground can get uncomfortable so be prepared to help your dog enjoy himself. 

  • No Dogs Under the Table - Dogs must be kept out of the way and leashed, but putting them under the table can be hazardous. They could easily be kicked so be mindful of where they sit and that they are kept safe. 

  • Bring a Toy - Help your dog have a great night out by bringing a toy, but don't annoy fellow diners with a squeaky favorite. 


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