Top 7 Dog Friendly Restaurants in Gaithersburg, Maryland

When the weather is nice, I love to spend time outdoors with Pepper. I especially love to find places to chow down with her after a long afternoon hike!  Our favorite is ice cream, but sometimes I like mine with a beer or two! 

We thought you’d LOVE to see a list of our top 7 places we recommend to eat with your dog in Gaithersburg, Maryland, so here goes!


Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster’s! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers, how cool is that!?

18519 N. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Barking Mad Cafe 

With an outdoor pet-friendly patio, guests can enjoy food cooked from local ingredients made in a wood hearth along with specialty cocktails.

239 Spectrum Ave, Gaithersburg, MD

Nalley Fresh 

If you and your pup like fresh fruits and vegetables, check out Nalley Fresh. They have 4 pet-friendly outdoor tables making this a perfect pit stop to recharge! Please note that table service isn’t available, so your dog will need to wait outside when you go in to order.

261 Kentlands Blvd Gaithersburg , MD

Mezeh Mediterranean Grill 

Another great pit stop for a rice or salad bowl with 7 pet-friendly outdoor tables. The waiters are super friendly and they’ll even bring your dog a cup of water if you ask!

262 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD

Union Jacks

Union Jacks at the Rio sports a HUGE patio and outdoor bar with ample seating for you and pup! It has great views of the lake and live music on the weekends! All breeds are welcome!

9811 Washingtonian Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD

Ted’s Bulletin

Ted’s Bulletin is located in one of the most pet-friendliest places in Gaithersburg! Ted’s has 15 outdoor tables with super-friendly waiters who’ll make sure your pup is also taken care of. 

220 Ellington Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD


If you’re craving some pizza, this is a great pit stop to take your pup. Even though they have just one pet-friendly outdoor table, the staff and the atmosphere are super pet-friendly so you can bring your dog along to share a slice. Pieology has a walk-up counter where you can pick from a wide variety of toppings, cheeses, and sauce, but table service isn’t available, so your dog will need to wait outside when you go in to order.

15780 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD

Whether you’re craving sweets, a snack, or a full meal, this list should help you out!  

Want to learn more about pet-friendly spots here in Gaithersburg!?

Check out our Full Pet-Friendly Guide to Gaithersburg, MD for more info!  We also have a post dedicated to our favorite dog-friendly hiking trail spots here in Gaithersburg.