There's lots of dog friendly restaurants in Hyannis and the Town of Barnstable on Cape Cod.

dog-friendly restaurants in hyannis, barnstable, and cotuit

Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in Hyannis or the other villages of Barnstable? We can help you find the best pet-friendly places to eat with your dog on your cape cod vacation.

Summer 2021 will be interesting in terms of Hyannis restaurants. Things are creeping close to normal in terms of COVID-19 dining restrictions in Massachusetts. Restaurants are opening, and indoor seating is back. But restaurants are understaffed and finding it hard to get employees. This may impact customer wait times, so be patient.

Most of Barnstable’s pet-friendly restaurant options are located on main street in the village of Hyannis. It’s a great place to walk your dog and go people watching. It can get pretty busy in the summer especially on weekends, and most places only have small outdoor seating areas where dogs are allowed — so plan ahead and get reservations. 


 View other dog-friendly restaurants on cape cod in nearby towns.


Restaurants in Hyannis that allow dogs:

Alberto’s Ristorante

360 main street, Hyannis
508-778-1770

Alberto’s Ristorante servers Northern Italian meals. Alberto’s sidewalk tables that are dog-friendly to give you a chance to do some people-watching in downtown hyannis. Resist the urge to share a plate of spaghetti and meatballs with your dog, though. Save that stuff for the cartoons.
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Bamboo Hyannis

574 Iyannough Road, Hyannis
(508) 778-8188

Located near the Keegan Rotary, Bamboo is a small chain restaurant serving Asian cuisine with a Sushi Bar.  There’s a few outdoor tables where you can eat while your dog drools at the smell of your spareribs.
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Barbyann’s

120 Airport Rd, Hyannis
(508) 775-9795

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The Black Cat Tavern

165 Ocean Street, Hyannis
(508) 778-1233

Located on Hyannis Harbor, The Black Cat Tavern allows dogs on the deck. But nice dogs only. Not those jerk dogs like in the old Tom and Jerry cartoons who go around chasing cats all day long.

You can also check out the Black Cat Harbor Shack next door to the Tavern to watch the ferries go by while your dog watches you drink at the full bar.  Or check out the Shack Out Back Raw Bar so your dog can for some oysters at the full bar there too. Lots of bars around here. But hey, as we mentioned earlier — you’re on vacation. So do it up.
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Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis
508-790-4200

Dogs are allowed under the beer garden tent (when it is up) and in their retail store (year-round). Per the Barnstable Board of Health, dogs are not allowed in the warehouse tap room when food is being prepared in the pop up kitchen. Blame the politicians for that one.


El Mariachi Loco

569 Main Street, Hyannis
(508) 790-7188

El Mariachi Loco has a dog friendly patio, perfect for dogs  and owners who enjoy day drinking tequila with some nice carne asada.
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Fresh Ketch

462 Main Street, Hyannis
(508) 771-8585

Fresh Ketch has a patio that allows dogs and is open for lunch and dinner. Plus it’s fun to hold up a French fry and say the restaurant name real loud and see a bunch of hopeful yet confused looks from all the dogs seated around you. You jerk.
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The Grilled Cheese Gallery

569 Main Street, Hyannis
(508) 827-4933

The Grilled Cheese Gallery is pet-friendly.

Ever have one of those days where you just want to curl up on the bed all day in pajamas and snuggle with your dog and eat gooey cheese comfort food while watching sad movies?  Well, then order takeout.  No one wants to see you dining in while sobbing into your phone, too emotional to notice there is melted cheese dripping off your chin and a grease stain spreading on your shirt.  

But if you’re in reasonable spirits and are up for a good grilled cheese —and you have your dog with you —then this is just the place.


Osterville Fish, Too

275 Millway, at Barnstable Harbor
(508) 362-2295

Osterville Fish, Too has a back deck is pet friendly.  It’s a cool place that’s close to the beach.

The menu is classic cape cod fried seafood and lobster items, emphasis on fried. For example, the menu section “lighter fare” is where they list fried seafood sandwiches, lighter only because there’s just a bit less battered-and-deep-fried seafood due to the restrictions of the bun.

But hey, you’re on vacation right?  carb counting can wait. might as well have a few drinks while you’re at it. You deserve it, you sly fox.
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Spanky’s Clam Shack and Seaside Saloon

138 Ocean St, Hyannis
(508) 771-2770

Spanky’s menu includes the obligatory clam shack options of clam chowder, fried seafood, and lobster. They also have steak, chicken and pasta dishes.

Spanky’s Clam Shack is located directly on the water on Hyannis Harbor. It’s close to all the stores, shops and activities on Main Street in Hyannis. So it’s perfect as part of a Barnstable day trip.

Spanky’s sits adjacent to the Hy-Line Harbor Cruise Ships. So it’s great place for lousy fisherman to  fill up on fish and chips after a long day of not catching anything. 
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It's good there's a few dog-friendly restaurants on Hyannis Harbor so our boy ARB here can get some fish and chips after he returns to dock
Our boy ARB can’t manage to catch anything bigger than this sand eel. So it’s good there’s a few dog-friendly restaurants on Hyannis Harbor so he can get some fish and chips after he returns to dock.

do you know any pet-friendly restaurants in hyannis, Cotuit, or barnstable, ma? please email us.


Things to do after you finish eating

So you’ve finished filling your face and need something to do. The good news is Barnstable and nearby towns are loaded with things to do with your dog. Here are some pet-friendly activities to enjoy:

Dog-friendly beaches on cape cod

There are lots of dog-friendly beaches on cape cod, but many towns don’t allow pets on the beaches during the summertime.  Keep this in mind when planning day trips to the beach.

If you’re staying in the barnstable area, plan to take a day trip to visit the nearby beaches of the cape cod national seashore with your dog.  the national seashore allows dogs all summer long… unless access gets restricted by nesting piping plovers, which seems to start a bit earlier and last a bit longer every year. Yuck.

But usually one or two beaches stays open to pets, often the left side of herring cove beach. check the national seashore site’s pets page for updates on that. There are pet-friendly dining options nearby all of the national seashore beaches if you’re making the road trip from Barnstable.

Dog-friendly hotels

If you’re planning to stay in barnstable or hyannis on your cape cod vacation, make sure to check out our list of dog-friendly hotels in barnstable and the full list of dog friendly hotels on cape cod. most are located towards provincetown, but in recent years more places are renting to dog owners.

Dog walks and hiking trails

There’s no better way to experience the natural beauty of cape cod than a long walk with your dog after you finish dining.

Dog parks

Want to have your dog let out some steam so they’re sleepy all night? There’s a bunch of new friends to be made if you visit a dog park near barnstable.


About the Town of Barnstable

The town of Barnstable includes seven villages, including the village of Barnstable (including Cummaquid), Centerville, Cotuit, Hyannis (including Hyannis Port and West Hyannisport), Marstons Mills, Osterville, and West Barnstable.

You’ll find most of the dog-friendly restaurants in Hyannis. That’s where most of the action lies in terms of tourist restaurants. There’s also a bunch of other restaurants in Hyannis that don’t allow pets, but you can order take-out and either eat in the car or head to a beach or scenic location for a nice picnic.


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