Eateries that allow or accomodate dogs?

otto through dunkin doorM emails:

I am wondering if there is a casual eatery around where dogs are at least allowed, but I hope they are welcome. This place would ideally be anywhere at all between Albany and Gloversville. The casual [category] would necessarily include those places that only sell hot dogs and hamburgers, I guess, since we'll be eating outdoors. But I'm open.

Non-service animals are prohibited in restaurants by state regulation. But we've seen a bunch of places that (perhaps informally) allow dogs on (just off) patios. And it would seem seasonal outdoor places will have much more leeway.

Have a spot to suggest to M? Please share!

Comments

@M,

The Lucas Confectionery in Troy has a "Yappy Hour" that not only welcomes dogs (and their owners) but has special treats just for the dogs.

You'll have to check on their current hours. But here's more information about that from last year:

http://duncancrary.com/news/2013/06/03/troy-wine-bar-offers-yappy-hour-for-social-canines/

I thought that I've seen dogs at Café Hollywood. Is that right? Or maybe it was another Lark Street bar.

My dog has been welcomed on the front porch at the Olde English Pub, and they brought him water and cooed at both the Lark St. Wine Bar and Daily Grind. I don't know if any of those places have official policies, or if I just encountered an animal loving waitress.

The also told me I could bring him in if he isn't a jumper or rowdy to the fort orange general store! Basically, my dog is super hip in Albany.

Thanks for posting this. Now I know where to avoid.

We have had customers bring dogs to The Cheese Traveler, when they join us for our Friday Night Cookouts.

Go to a nice park and bring a picnic. Your dog can lie in the grass and you don't have to tip.

Back in the day, the old Shell Inn outside Rensselaerville on a hot summer Saturday or Sunday afternoon, a dog would be the most domesticated of beasts one might see wander in (and I'm not talking abut the paying ones).

The Tailored Tea in Latham: 1010 Troy-Schenectady Rd., near the airport.
They have tables set up in the grass, and a water dish & dog treats. I went recently, food & service were great!

http://thetailoredtea.com/special-events/

We eat at Bountiful Bread in Stuyvesant Plaza regularly with the dog. Most places with outdoor/patio seating that you don't have to walk through the restaurant to access have never given us a problem about bringing our dog. Granted she has been described as a "small rug on a leash". So a lot of places don't even notice she's there. I say go and try places and just be willing to leave with no animosity if they say no or call ahead and ask.

Everything I know of is in Troy. They have sidewalk or patio seating:

Bacchus--2nd Street
Finnbar's--Broadway
Bootleggers's--Broadway
Illium Cafe--Broadway
Sweet Sues's--River Street

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