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7 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii


Pet owners may be accustomed to taking their pets to stores and on certain beaches, but what about dining with your pup? Health codes, for the most part, require animals to stay outdoors, but some eateries are more pet friendly than others. Here are a few you’ll be happy visiting with your dog. Heads up: be a helpful owner by bringing your own doggy dish for water and treats for good behavior.


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Greek Marina

Canines are welcome at any one of Greek Marina’s 13 outdoor tables. The restaurant is known for healthy Greek food and is situated in Hawaii Kai at Koko Head Marina. Greek Marina, 7182 Kalanianaole Highway, 396-8441, greekrestauranthawaii.com.


Nico’s Pier 38

A consistent Hale Aina award winner for its seafood, Nico’s Pier 38 is especially accommodating of dogs, allowing them to dine with their owners on the outdoor lanai. Nico’s Pier 38, 1133 N. Nimitz Hwy., 540-1377, nicospier38.com.


The Fat Greek

Dine with Fido under a romantic canopy of white lights at The Fat Greek in Kaimuki. This popular eatery fills up quickly, so go early to secure a table. The Fat Greek, 3040 Waialae Ave., 734-0404, thefatgreek.net.



Ed Kenney’s award-winning, locally sourced menu makes pet-friendly dining on the patio that much better. Water bowls provided; first come, first serve for outdoor seating. Town, 3435 Waialae Ave., 735-5900, townkaimuki.com.


Wahoo’s Fish Taco

Take your pooch with you to Wahoo’s and feel free to dine outside; the Honolulu location offers ample open-air seating. Wahoo’s Fish Taco, 940 Auahi St., 591-1646, wahoos.com.


Waialua Bakery

Waialua Bakery doesn’t mind if furry friends join their owners while ordering. Bonus: the bakery sometimes cooks up its own doggy treats. Waialua Bakery, 66-200 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, 341-2838.


Z Pizza

Z Pizza, a pizzeria featuring organic dough and fresh toppings, welcomes dogs of all kinds in their outdoor dining area. Z Pizza, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd, 596-0066, zpizza.com.


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