Posts Tagged ‘pet-friendly dining’

South Florida’s Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

The Broward Palm Beach New Times has come up with a list of their top 10 pet-friendly restaurants in South Florida. Here it is.

Top 200 Places: Park Bench Cafe in Orange County one of the Original Dog-Friendly Dining Spots

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The Park Bench Cafe
17732 Golden West Dr
Huntington Beach,

This is one of the most dog-friendly restaurants that we have found in our travels. Your dog will absolutely feel welcome here. They even have a separate Doggie Dining Area. And if these tables are full as they often are, the nice folks will try to accommodate you and your pooch at the perimeter tables of the other seating area which is next to the dog dining area. Dogs also have their own special menu. It’s actually on the people’s menu, but includes items like Hot Diggity Dog (hot dog a la carte), Bow Wow Chow (skinless chicken), Annabelle’s Treat (chopped bacon bits) and Doggie Kibble (dog kibble for dogs that don’t eat table food). For those especially pampered pups, order the Chili Paws (single scoop of Vanilla ice cream) for dessert. This restaurant can arrange special events like Poochie Parties for your dog and a minimum of six of his or her best friends. The party menu has a mouth-watering array of foods for dogs. They do ask that your dog stay off the tables and chairs. But with all the other canine amenities, pooches don’t get upset about that rule. The people food here is quite tasty too. They serve a full breakfast ranging from omelets to pancakes and belgium waffles. Lunch includes a variety of hamburgers and sandwiches. This cafe is located in Huntington Central Park at 17732 Golden West Drive between Slater Dr and Talbert Ave. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8am-2pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-3pm, and closed on Mondays. Come and enjoy the food and atmosphere.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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