Lancaster County is home to many dog-friendly dining spots. Their dog-friendly outdoor seating makes it possible for you to enjoy a delicious meal made with fresh, local ingredients without leaving your dog at home. While these restaurants have outdoor dining spaces where dogs are allowed, keep in mind that many restaurant patios are seasonal and weather-dependent.
Additionally, many restaurants require you to order inside where dogs aren’t allowed so it’s good to dine with at least 1 other person who can stay with your dog while you go in to order. That being said, there are quite a few restaurants on our list with patio serving windows that allow you to order outside.
When dining on a dog-friendly patio, your dog must be well-behaved and kept on a leash at all times. You should also bring along things your dog might need like water, treats, dog food, and waste bags. Keep reading to see our list of dog-friendly restaurants in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe
2715 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe is a wonderful place to stop for a quick bite and some delicious Lancaster County baked goods. This cafe has an outdoor seating area with benches and tables both in the sun and shade, perfect for bringing along your canine friends. Bird-in-Hand Bakery & Cafe remains a Lancaster County staple with pancakes, sandwiches, soups, specialty drinks, ice cream, fudge, donuts, bread, whoopie pies, apple dumplings, shoofly pie, and more!
Black Forest Brewery
301 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Alcohol
Black Forest Brewery has an outdoor patio with multiple tables and chairs for you and your dog. This brewery has many in-house craft beers on tap and also serves wine and cocktails. Their menu features a variety of classic pub food including nachos, loaded fries, bavarian pretzels, burgers, hot sandwiches, fried chicken, fish & chips, and hearty salads. They also have options and alternatives for people who are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and/or vegetarian. Black Forest is the perfect place to relax outdoors with your dog and a craft beer.
Fox Meadows Creamery
2475 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 | Serves: Lunch & Sweet Treats
Fox Meadows Creamery in Ephrata is a great place to take the whole family, including your dog! They have loads of outdoor seating on their shaded wrap-around porch. This creamery is best known for its delicious ice cream and assortment of flavors but also serves lunch midday. They have classic meal choices like burgers, sandwiches, salads, soups, and wraps. Fox Meadows Creamery is a beloved dog-friendly spot in Lancaster County where the ice cream is homemade on-site.
Griddle & Grind Cafe
20 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 | Serves: Breakfast & Lunch
Griddle & Grind Cafe in Ephrata is popular for its unique and tasty crepes. During the warmer months, this cafe opens its back courtyard for outdoor dining and allows dogs to join their owners in this space. With both savory and sweet crepe options, Griddle & Grind is consistently evolving its menu and serving specialty drinks each month. This spot is the perfect place to meet other dog owners for brunch or a coffee date.
3 W Main St, Ephrata, PA 17522 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Scratch Bakes is popular for its variety of freshly baked cupcakes, including their very own “pup-cup” cupcakes made just for dogs! They also have cupcake options that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. In addition to cupcakes, the cafe serves freshly made sandwiches, wraps, salads, and soup that you can enjoy with your dog at a table on their front porch.
Downtown Lancaster, PA
Chestnut Hill Cafe
532 W Chestnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Chestnut Hill Cafe is located in Lancaster City and has a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Their outdoor tables and chairs are shaded with umbrellas to keep you and your pup out of the sun. The cafe serves breakfast sandwiches, pastries, wraps, paninis, ice cream, smoothies, soup, and salad. Chestnut Hill is a great spot to take a break when exploring Lancaster City or while you’re out walking your dog.
534 N Mulberry St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Alcohol
The Fridge is located near the Clipper Magazine Stadium and offers hundreds of craft beers, draft beers, wine, and cocktails. Its location in downtown Lancaster makes it an easy spot to walk to with your dog and friends for a drink and a bite to eat. Their outdoor seating area has umbrella-covered tables and chairs so you can enjoy a drink with your pup at your side. The Fridge uses locally sourced ingredients in its dishes that are made fresh every day. Grab one of their popular flatbread pizzas to enjoy outdoors with your dog!
Prince Street Cafe
15 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Sweet Treats
Located near Lancaster Central Market, Prince Street Cafe serves sandwiches, wraps, bowls, salads, pitas, smoothies, and baked goods. This cafe is perfect for grabbing a cup of coffee or sitting down for a meal. Their outdoor seating area makes it possible for you to bring your dog along whether you’re visiting with friends or stopping to get a cool, refreshing drink on a warm day.
Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie
201 W Walnut St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie is located in Lancaster City and has a dog-friendly outdoor pavilion. This pavilion has a roof and fans to keep you and your dog cool. With plenty of outdoor seating available, you won’t have a hard time finding a table to sit at. This cafe & creperie’s menu features savory crepes, sweet crepes, breakfast burritos, salads, specialty drinks, and a kid’s menu. They can also make substitutions for people who are dairy-free, gluten-free, and/or vegan. Rachel's Cafe & Creperie has new specials every month and even sells fresh crepe kits for you to take home.
Spring House Brewing Co Brewery
209 Hazel St, Lancaster, PA 17603 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Alcohol
Spring House Brewing Co’s brewery in Lancaster City is a popular pick for dog owners. This brewery has a dog-friendly patio with a menu just for dogs. Spring House’s patio is the perfect spot to dine if it’s just you and your dog. The patio has a service window and bell for ordering so you don’t have to leave your dog to order inside. Their patio menu features their popular brick oven pizzas, boneless wings, salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, and pulled pork sandwiches. If you visit Spring House’s brewery without your dog, be sure to check out their arcade on the second floor.
Kitchen Kettle Village
3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, and Sweet Treats
Kitchen Kettle Village is a collection of shops and vendors selling food and goods in a walkable outdoor area. You can bring your dog along with you to enjoy the outdoor vendors and live music but will need someone to stay with your dog when you go inside shops. Enjoy snacks like kettle corn, soft pretzels, and ice cream, or dine outdoors with takeout from various restaurants in the village. Kitchen Kettle Village doesn’t have an admission fee and is a fun day trip for households of all sizes and ages.
DJ’s Taste of the 50s
2410 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Based on the classic diner experience of the 1950s, DJ’s Taste of the 50s has an outdoor dining area that's dog-friendly. Their dog-friendly porch is covered by an awning and has a window for ordering. This takeout window is ideal for dog owners dining alone with their pups as they don’t have to order inside. At DJ’s, you’ll find burgers, fries, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, omelets, soup, salads, sandwiches, melts, pancakes, and more!
Harvest Seasonal Grill
1573 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Alcohol
Harvest Seasonal Grill in Lancaster has outdoor tables and chairs where your dog can join you. Their outdoor patio has seating in the sun or shade so you can choose which you prefer. At Harvest, you’ll find dishes made with seasonal, local ingredients such as flatbread pizzas, hot sandwiches, salads, steak, seafood, chicken, and pasta. Most of their dishes are under 500 calories and they have gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available.
605 Granite Run Dr, Lancaster, PA 17601 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Alcohol
Stoner Grille is a restaurant located in Stoner Commons and Overlook Community Campus, a large park owned by the Manheim Township. Stoner Grille’s big outdoor patio is open to dogs and their owners for dining. On their menu, you can find burgers, tacos, hot sandwiches, soups, salads, seafood, chicken, steak, pork, lamb, and pasta. Stoner Grille frequently has open mics and live music for guests to enjoy. The Overlook Community Campus features tons of parks and activities including a dog park and walking trails so you can grab a bite to eat and then hit the trails!
45 S Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Dosie Dough is a hidden gem in Lititz for breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. Their outdoor seating area is dog-friendly and shaded by trees and table umbrellas. At Dosie Dough, you’ll find breakfast sandwiches, donuts, bagels, hot and cold sandwiches, soup, salads, wraps, and plenty of delicious pastries. Dosie Dough isn’t far from the beginning of the dog-friendly Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail so you can walk with your dog to get breakfast or fuel up before taking the trail.
43 E Main St, Lititz, PA 17543 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Slate Cafe in Lititz is a great stop for dog walkers or people walking the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail with their dogs. They have dog-friendly outdoor seating on their patio, however, their outdoor tables and chairs are limited and in the sun. On their menu, you’ll find breakfast sandwiches, french toast, home fries, bagels, smoothies, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, soup, quiche, and many pastries. Make sure you grab some of their house-made dog treats for your pup when you visit!
Tomato Pie Cafe
23 N Broad St, Lititz, PA 17543 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, & Sweet Treats
Tomato Pie Cafe is a staple among Lititz locals and is right across the street from Lititz Springs Park. This cafe has covered outdoor tables and chairs where your dog is allowed to join you. Their menu features breakfast sandwiches, omelets, french toast, oatmeal, quiche, tomato pie, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Enjoy a morning in the park with your dog before heading over to Tomato Pie Cafe for lunch.
The Shack Restaurant & Mini Golf
662 S Oak St, Manheim, PA 17545 | Serves: Lunch, Dinner, & Sweet Treats
The Shack Restaurant in Manheim combines dog-friendly dining with a dog-friendly mini-golf course. The Shack has a big menu that includes burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, salads, seafood, pasta, and chicken. Their ice cream and sweet treats menu is just as big with milkshakes, sundaes, shaved ice, ice cream nachos, and floats. The Shack is a perfect summer activity for families as their dogs can join in on the fun of grabbing dinner and playing mini golf.
141 E Main St, Strasburg, PA 17579 | Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Sweet Treats, & Alcohol
Speckled Hen is a locally beloved cafe in Strasburg. This cafe serves all-day breakfast for breakfast lovers and has options for people who are vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Their menu features breakfast bowls, quiche, sandwiches, omelets, french toast, burgers, soup, salads, and more! They even have a taproom upstairs that serves local wines, craft beers, cocktails, and ciders. Speckled Hen has an outdoor patio with multiple tables and chairs where dogs are welcome to join their families.
Getting hungry? Be sure to bookmark these restaurants so you can enjoy beautiful days outdoors with your dog, a cold drink, and a tasty meal this summer. For more dog owner tips and tricks, check out our blog or subscribe to Lancaster Puppies’ monthly newsletter.