Nugget drools while smelling burgers at The Knack in Orleans which allows dogs in their outdoor dining area.

dog-friendly restaurants in orleans, MA

Looking for dog-friendly restaurants in orleans? We can help you find the best pet-friendly places to eat with your dog on your cape cod vacation.

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

Caesar the golden retriever casts a shadow on the sand bar at nauset beach in Orleans.
Caesar the golden retriever casts a shadow on the sand bar at nauset beach in Orleans.

Restaurants that allow dogs in Orleans, MA

Cooke’s Seafood

1 South Orleans Road, Orleans
(508) 255-5518

Cooke’s Seafood is a counter-service restaurant known for all kinds of seafood: fried, broiled, and grilled. The outdoor seating area allows pets.
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Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream

80 Cranberry Highway (Route 6A), Orleans MA
(508) 255-5844

Emack & Bolio’s is a chain serving ice cream & frozen yogurt, plus other sweets. There’s tables outside where pets are allowed.
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The Jailhouse Tavern

28 West Rd, Orleans
(508) 255-5245

Dogs are welcome in the patio and courtyard at the Jailhouse Tavern.
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the knack

5 Route 6A, Orleans, MA
(774) 316-4595

A dog-friendly patio is perfect when you’re looking for burgers, lobster rolls, hot dogs, etc.  The burgers are great, and don’t forget to check out the homemade pickles.  

Located near the Orleans rotary on a busy road, be careful pulling in and out as well as when walking your dog through the small parking lot. There’s a public parking area around back that’s much easier to get in and out of.
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Land Ho!

38 Cove Rd, Orleans
(508) 255-5165

Land Ho! is a bar and restaurant that serves seafood and a bunch of appetizers, steaks, burgers, and sandwiches. The outside tables are dog-friendly.
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Sir Cricket’s Fish & Chips

38 Route 6A, Orleans
(508) 255-4453

Sir Cricket’s Fish and Chips is a place you can order takeout. It shares a space with Nauset Fish and Lobster Pool where you can buy seafood to grill at home.

While Sir Cricket’s is not technically dog-friendly since there are no tables, this restaurant is right across the street from the Jonathan Windmill, where you can dine on a few picnic tables or on the open lawn beneath the windmill.
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The Jonathan Young Windmill in Orleans has a few picnic tables and a nice lawn area that's perfect for a picnic or to eat takeout from one of the nearby restaurants.
The Jonathan Young Windmill on Route 6A in Orleans has a few picnic tables and a nice lawn area that’s perfect for a picnic or to eat takeout from one of the nearby restaurants.

Things to do after you finish eating

The cape is loaded with things to do with your dog. Here are some pet-friendly activities to enjoy after you finish eating at a restaurant with your dog in orleans, ma:

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.

Plan to visit the nearby beaches of the cape cod national seashore with your dog if you’re staying in orleans.  the national seashore allows dogs all summer long (unless access gets restricted by nesting piping plovers). There are pet-friendly dining options nearby all of the national seashore beaches.

Skate Beach in Orleans allows dogs only in the offseason.
Skate Beach in Orleans allows dogs only in the offseason.

Dog-friendly hotels

If you’re planning to stay in orleans on your cape cod vacation, make sure to check out our list of dog-friendly hotels in orleans and the full list of dog friendly hotels on cape cod. most are located towards provincetown.

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 in orleans.

Dog parks

Want to have your dog let out some steam so they’re sleepy when you get back to your hotel? There’s a bunch of new friends to be made-visit a dog park near orleans.


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Nugget looks up from her picnic at the Jonathan Windmill in Orleans. There's a few picnic tables and a large grassy area. It's a great place to eat take-out food  for families with pets.
Nugget looks up from her picnic at the Jonathan Windmill in Orleans. There’s a few picnic tables and a large grassy area. It’s a great place to eat take-out food for families with pets.
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