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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

When it comes to dining out, Salem, Oregon is a city with a lot of delicious options. But what if you want to bring your dog along for dinner or stop for a meal mid-walk? Thankfully, many establishments in Salem have dog-friendly outdoor seating along with great atmospheres and mouth-watering menus. Here’s a quick guide to just a few of Salem’s dog-friendly restaurants.

Xicha Brewing – West Salem

Located in the heart of West Salem, Xicha Brewing Company is a vision of culture and flavor. As Salem’s first Latinx-owned brewery, it not only offers a range of distinctive craft beers but also delivers an authentic Pan-Latin culinary experience. The highlight for dog owners is undoubtedly Xicha’s patio—a comfortable and dog-friendly area where patrons can savor the restaurant’s delicious offerings side by side with their furry family members.

Santiam Brewing

Beyond their impressive array of craft brews, what sets Santiam Brewing apart is their commitment to making every customer feel welcomed—including our four-legged friends! The brewery’s covered and heated patio ensures that patrons and their canine companions can enjoy a comfortable outing regardless of the weather. With delicious pub food, a variety of craft brews to choose from, and water bowls out for the pups, Santiam Brewing is a great destination for those who believe a perfect evening pairs best with good beer and a happy dog by your side.

McMenamins Thompson Brewery & Public House

McMenamins Thompson Brewery & Public House in South Salem is a favorite spot for many in town, known for its delicious food, brews, and signature McMenamins flair. What makes it even more special is its spacious outdoor seating area amongst the trees where dogs are warmly welcomed. Whether you’re looking to unwind with a chilled beverage or indulge in some hearty pub fare, this place ensures you don’t have to leave your furry friend behind. On colder evenings, you can choose to sit by the cozy firepit or inside the warming hut!

Noble Wave

Serving up a taste of the South, Noble Wave is a hot spot for lovers of Louisiana cuisine. Guests can savor the likes of fried alligator, gumbo, classic po’ boys, and shrimp & grits (among many other dishes), with their pup alongside at Noble Wave’s outdoor picnic tables. Like many downtown Salem restaurants, this outdoor eating area is on the front sidewalk—so be prepared for foot traffic!

Happy Bibimbap House

For those craving Korean in Salem, Happy Bibimbap House is a perfect destination. The tables set up outside provide a dog-friendly outdoor area for customers to enjoy a meal. Diners can delight in the deliciousness of bibimbap, bulgogi, and other Korean favorites, all while their furry companions sit comfortably by their side. The combination of great food and a casual atmosphere makes Happy Bibimbap House a wonderful spot to stop and get a bite to eat.

The Yard Food Park

Don’t know what you’re craving or want a bit of everything? The Yard Food Park could be the perfect place for you. With a wide variety of food stalls serving different tasty cuisine, there’s something at The Yard for everyone! Best of all, they have expansive outdoor seating where dogs are more than welcome to hang out with you while you eat. Go see what’s on the menu(s) and enjoy The Yard experience with your pet.

Tips for Dining with Your Dog:

  • Call ahead to confirm that the restaurant is currently welcoming dogs, as policies and seating options may change.
  • Ensure your dog is on a leash and well-behaved in public settings.
  • Bring a portable water dish for your pup.
  • Respect other diners by cleaning up any messes.

We’ve barely scratched the surface of dog-friendly restaurants in Salem, Oregon. Got a favorite place we didn’t mention? Join our WhirLocal Salem Facebook group and let us know!

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