In 2016, a law went into effect that allowed dogs to eat at restaurants with their owners.

Yes, there are a few more things to it. The restaurant has to have an outdoor seating area where dog owners and their pets will dine. The dog has to be up to date on its vaccinations and has to be on a leash at all times. Of course, it also goes without saying that your dog needs to be well behaved.

Here are a few Hudson Valley locations that, when the outdoor patio is open, welcome dogs. As always, a quick phone call to the restaurant will make sure that this is still their policy. The info here is from BringFido.com:

  • Red Dot Restaurant & Bar in Hudson
  • Le Gamin Country, Hudson
  • Local 111, Philmont
  • Cue Shack, Saugerties
  • Murray's, Tivoli
  • Terrapin, Rhinebeck
  • Aroi Thai, Rhinebeck
  • Armadillo, Kingston
  • Ship to Shore, Kingston
  • Rosendale Cafe, Rosendale
  • Cosimo's Trattoria, Poughkeepsie
  • Mahoney's Irish Pub & Steakhouse, Poughkeepsie
  • Akari Sushi & Japanese Food, Poughkeepsie
  • Mudd Puddle, New Paltz
  • Schatzi's Pub, New Paltz
  • Nina, Middletown

If you know of another place that will accept dogs on their outdoor patio, let us know.

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