Dine out with man’s best friend at Valley restaurant patios that will welcome not only you but also your pooch — just be sure to leash your well-behaved pup and sit on the patio!
La Grande Orange
Enjoy your morning java with yummy pancakes or thin crepes (just to name a few) and take your pup out to breakfast where he/she can lounge with other canine friends on the comfy community-oriented patio at La Grande Orange Grocery.
Details: 4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix. 602-840-7777. lgostationcafe.com.
Duck & Decanter
In the outdoor area, you’ll find water and a basket of biscuits for friendly canines, while you dine al fresco on dishes like the Duck’s curried chicken salad sandwich or the black forest bacon, egg and cheddar cheese breakfast sandwich.
Details: 1651 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602-274-5429; 1 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-266-6637; 3111 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602-234-3656. duckanddecanter.com.
This charming Italian restaurant is dog friendly, especially when the dogs bark with an Italian accent. Take a seat on the patio and ciao down on native dishes like milk-braised cod, pumpkin risotto and fegato alla Venezia.
Details: 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-948-9928. venetotrattoria.com.
Welcome to doggie heaven — the whole restaurant is patio dining. You and your pup can enjoy lake views, al fresco seating an outdoor bar and live music on Fridays. Humans can munch on such items as soups, pizzas, sandwiches, pastas and build-your-own burgers.
Details: 5394 S. Lakeshore Drive, Tempe. 480-820-0660. pier54az.com.
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace
Located at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Olive and Ivy features a marketplace, cocktail lounge, wine boutique, garden patio and views of the canal that are perfect stomping grounds for your pooch. Be sure to ask for the free doggie bone here.
Details: 7135 E. Camelback Road. 480-751-2200. foxrc.com/olive_ivy.