Gov. Carney signed the 2020 law giving restaurants and beer gardens the option to allow dog owners to bring their dogs with them.

Dog-friendly Dining

These Cape Region eateries are the perfect spots to bring your pooch.

Big Oyster Brewery 


This brewery’s outdoor patio is spacious enough for the whole family. Plus, enjoy housemade brews with a variety of oyster and seafood offerings. 

Crooked Hammock Brewery 


Take it easy at this eatery’s green space that mimics a friend’s backyard. The brewery’s tap list complements the American fare ranging from sandwiches to wings and a variety of cookout-style dishes. 

Dewey Beer Co. 

Dewey Beach

Set along the main thoroughfare of Dewey Beach, families and their furry friends can enjoy the sights in the outdoor space. The restaurant’s menu includes a lengthy list of craft beers and casual bites. 

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats 

Rehoboth Beach

This eclectic brewpub’s cozy patio offers the ideal spot to sip a craft brew after a day at the beach. Dogfish’s food menu includes wood-fired pizza, burgers, sandwiches and more. 

Good Earth Market

Ocean View

Take a break from the beach for an intimate dinner at this farm-to-table spot. The patio dining area provides garden views paired with seasonal dishes and craft cocktails. 

Grain on the Rocks 


Located alongside the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, enjoy a water view with American fare, cocktails and craft beers. Pets will have plenty of space to spread out in the expansive outdoor area. 

Striper Bites 


This quaint bistro offers an intimate patio for dogs to relax. Patrons can order a variety of seafood dishes paired with an expansive cocktails, beer and wine list. 

Purple Parrot Grill & Biergarten 

Rehoboth Beach

Tucked along the main strip in Rehoboth Beach, Purple Parrot’s beer garden allows patrons to enjoy a cocktail with friends and Fido. 

Thompson Island

Rehoboth Beach

 This brewery’s green space comes with picnic tables, fire pits and cornhole for the whole family to enjoy. Complement a craft beer with menu items like wood-fired local oysters and fried chicken. 

Irish Eyes


This venue offers plenty of waterfront seating. Enjoy a Pub Grub Happy Hour Special with live music every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday while taking in the views of the Lewes Canal.


Dewey Beach

With close proximity to the beach, this patio provides space for you and your furry friend. The eatery specializes in crab cakes, burgers and cocktails. 

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