We’ve all been to those places that claim to be “dog-friendly,” but let’s face it, most of the time these bars and restaurants are only saying that to get you in the door — they don’t actually cater toward patrons coming in with their furry friends.

At the Backyard in Dallas, when we say we’re a dog-friendly restaurant, we absolutely mean it! Everything we do is built around the idea that you and your dog came to enjoy each other’s company. We’ve blended the best of both worlds, offering you amazing food and a full drink menu, as well as a large outdoor space for your dog.

But what really makes a good dog-friendly restaurant? Great question. Today, we’d like to outline what we believe makes an amazing restaurant experience for you and your dog and why the Backyard here in Dallas perfectly fits the bill!


Space in a dog-friendly restaurant is key. Your dog needs the freedom to explore and play, so sit at a table the entire time. And the same goes for you! At the Backyard, our dog-friendly restaurant features exceptional patio space, filled with seating, games, tables and turf. Our space is something different and out of the ordinary, but still feels comfortable and inviting — whether you’re on two legs or four.


We don’t expect you to spend your entire night and one restaurant (but if you want to, that’s fine with us!). The Backyard is conveniently located in a great part of Dallas, right near downtown in Deep Ellum. It’s a great area to explore with your four-legged friend, stopping by various shops and breweries before swinging by the Backyard for some great food, drinks and fun activities!


Speaking of fun activities, our dog-friendly restaurant has no shortage of them. The Backyard has all your favorites like shuffleboard, cornhole and ping pong tables. You can also enjoy a game of fetch with your pup or let them meet some new friends of their own!

Food and Drink

At the end of the day, this is still a restaurant. So, food should never take a back seat. We have gourmet, American-style grub and a full drink menu, featuring beer, wine and cocktails. From brunch to a late-night snack, we have you covered!

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Backyard creates an amazing, laid-back atmosphere where you and your dog can come and just relax. Our menu features a wide variety of gourmet food from appetizers, burgers and salads to brunch items! We serve up daily specials all week long, so make sure to stop by often and check out what’s cookin’ and enjoy our happy hour from 3-7 p.m. for $3 drafts, $5 well cocktails and $7 frozen and craft cocktails.

And since somebody brought up drinks (wink, wink), let’s talk real quick about our full dog-friendly bar’s selection. We have a comprehensive list of wines, draft beers, specialty cocktails and more! If you’re looking to host a special or private event, we gladly accommodate you as well. Corporate and event booking is easy and you receive the VIP treatment with more than 12,500 square feet of space, a full kitchen and catering, customizable TVs and a state-of-the-art light and sound system!

To learn more about Backyard, contact us today or come by and check out our dog-friendly restaurant for yourself. Just make sure your dog comes along!