Make the Most of the Dog Days of Summer With Your Pup

by | Jul 2023

Dog at Shake Shack

This dog is overjoyed at the tray of delicious Poochinis from Shake Shack. Photo: Shake Shack

Bring your furry friend along to these local patios.

Summer is arguably peak dog owner season. And while there is much fun to be had with our fluffy companions (cue the slow-motion, Homeward Bound, man’s-best-friend montage of sloppy kisses and playtime on a grassy field), there can be a certain level of stress that comes with taking our beloved pets out and about—especially when food is in the cards.

Thankfully, Edina is as full of pet-friendly patios as it is fantastic cuisine. To help you make the most of this summer with your dog, we’ve compiled a list of area establishments that welcome pups to their patios. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a sweet treat or a place to sit back and relax, these spots make it easy to enjoy the Edina area with your four-legged-friend.

Agra Culture

This fast-casual, counter-serve spot is focused on healthy fare and includes a stylish patio that’ll make you and your pup want to stay awhile.

Agra Culture Patio

3717 W. 50th St.; 612.345.5442;

Cahill Bistro

Come for the dog-friendly patio, stay for the shrimp ceviche and tres leches cake at this neighborhood staple, serving up Latin American fusion cuisine.

7078 Amundson Ave.; 952.426.4196;

Edina Grill

With a patio facing France Avenue, this contemporary establishment is a great place to relax and refuel on classic fare while on a stroll with fido.

5028 France Ave. S.; 952.927.7933;

Peoples Organic

Featuring an organic menu with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, this flagship store also has an expansive patio.

2292 Southdale Center; 952.426.1856;


Located near Centennial Lakes and known for bowling, bocce and Italian-American cuisine, Pinstripes welcomes dogs on the fire pit patio.

3849 Gallagher Drive; 952.835.6440;

Pizzeria Lola

This establishment, named after the owner’s pizza-loving weimaraner, Lola, welcomes patio pupperinos.

Pizzeria Lola Patio

5557 Xerxes Ave. S., Mpls.; 612.424.8338;

Shake Shack

This location offers modern digs, an expansive, pup-friendly patio and a Woof Menu, featuring the Pooch-ini, a vanilla custard sundae with ShackBurger dog biscuits.

6603 France Ave. S.; 612.389.1151;

Sweet Science Ice Cream

Dog regulars abound at Sweet Science Ice Cream. Though dogs can’t come inside, owner Ashlee Olds says staff can take orders at the door or even come outside to dogwatch. Plus: Sweet Science sells Puppy Paws treats to reward pups for their patience—best enjoyed while people-watching from the Plaza at Nolan Mains.

Sweet Science Ice Cream

3919 Market St.; 612.217.0070;

Tavern on France

The welcoming patio at Tavern on France is an ideal place to enjoy American comfort food with a fluffy friend.

6740 France Ave. S.; 952.358.6100;

Wooden Hill Brewing

Visitors will enjoy eclectic pub fare, craft brews and the company of their furry friends at Wooden Hill’s vibrant outdoor space.

Dog on the patio at Wooden Hill Brewing Company

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

7421 Bush Lake Road; 952.960.9663;


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