28 Jul 3 Black-Owned Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Baltimore
The warm weather seasons are alluring to both people and their pets. So naturally, pet owners planning summer outings are looking for destinations where they can bring their canine best friends along for fun, exercise, relaxation, socialization, and training practice.
It isn’t surprising, then, that dog-friendly restaurants are rapidly increasing in popularity. Savvy business owners in the food service industry have noticed, and many are adapting their menus and policies to accommodate customers and their canine companions.
Regardless of your preferences, dog-friendly restaurants in Baltimore, Maryland, likely have an option for you and your furry friend. Below are a few specific Black-owned business options.
Where To Get Dog-Friendly Treats in Baltimore
Baltimore’s best snowballs are found at Ice Queens, according to the Baltimore Sun. Ice Queens is both Black-owned and women-owned. Many of the comments from their 5-star Yelp page, with 86 reviews, concur their topping choice variety and order customization put them at the top of the list.
Several reviewers like the atmosphere — “vibrant art” on the walls inside and a “very cute outside of building and lots of seating!” Others are excited by the vegan-friendly options, and if your dog is with you, there is a “Pup Cup” on the menu. Most of their seating is outside and dog-friendly, and they are located near the Latrobe Dog Park.
Boasting 100% vegan doughnuts, Cloudy Doughnut Co. is the go-to doughnut shop for vegans or those with food allergies such as eggs and milk. Still, their reviews demonstrate that it’s not only vegans who think they are the best doughnuts in Baltimore. This restaurant is popular regardless of dietary preference, with a wide variety of classic and unique doughnut offerings.
Also appearing on the menu: Pippa’s Pawfect Treat & Snoop Doggy — doughnuts for your pup. Cloudy Doughnut opened as a dog-friendly Inner Harbor vegan restaurant in October 2021 and currently serves on the weekends for carry-out only from a Federal Hill location. While there, you can likely find a place to pause and eat with harbor and city views or stroll through the historic brick architecture.
Fishnet, a popular Mt. Vernon Marketplace Baltimore seafood restaurant, is branching out to pet food offerings by utilizing scraps from their kitchen for quality-grade food for pets — to be sold under the label Fishies.
The brand is not yet available on the market but is poised to take its place among other food production companies offering sustainable, high-quality pet food choices through upcycling. Now, you can receive a free sample of Fishies small-batch, oven-baked dog treats with your order at Fishnet.
The Mt. Vernon neighborhood in central Baltimore is known for its food, culture, and history and is largely dog-friendly for dogs accustomed to crowds.
By supporting these Black-owned establishments, you and your dog have the opportunity this summer to experience dog-friendly Baltimore neighborhood culture, explore or expand your culinary preferences, and strengthen your bond with each other — or invite some friends along!