Who doesn’t love a nice meal out? One of the best parts of living in a community like DeBary is that we have many restaurants, bars, and other great establishments to eat at. The even better news is that some of these places let you bring your dog with you!
The state of Florida was one of the first states to enact a law on dogs in restaurants in 2006. Ever since it passed, a restaurant can apply for a permit to allow dogs in the outdoor dining spaces. That’s great news for you and your furry friend! If you live in Rivington, you’re a short drive from quite a few places where your entire family is welcomed to eat and drink, including those with paws. Some of our favorites include:
Genuine Bistro & Lounge
This is an American style bistro that offers varied cuisine, from seafood to burgers and more. There is a full bar, live music on Friday and Saturday nights, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Bring your dog, order some fried calamari, and enjoy the band. Talk about a great Friday night!
Swamp House Riverfront Grill
The St. Johns River is one of the most beautiful places in the area. If you’re in the mood for burgers, wings, and other traditional American food, you’re going to love this spot. They grill everything fresh with chopped wood, making it extra delicious. Pets are allowed on the patio at all times, however, the outdoor service is available only on the weekends. If you bring your dog Monday through Friday, you can order your food “to go” and enjoy the view of the river while out on the dog-friendly patio.
Anthony’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant
You can’t go wrong with pizza! Anthony’s serves delicious Italian food in a casual neighborhood setting. Beyond pizza, you can feast on calzones, stromboli, hot and cold subs, stuffed shells, baked ziti, chicken parmigiana, and so much more. For dessert, you can get New York style cheesecake and tiramisu. Outside, you’ll find dog-friendly tables. It’s no wonder this is such a popular place, for those who have dogs or who simply love good Italian food!
Shotz Sports Bar & Grill
If there’s one thing Floridians love more than sunshine and their dogs, it’s sports. Shotz Sports Bar & Grill is open daily from 11am to 2am, virtually guaranteeing you can watch whatever sporting event you’ve been looking forward to. They have several pet-friendly outdoor tables so your dog can have a good time too.
There are four pet-friendly restaurants in DeBary that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and literally hundreds more in nearby areas. Winter Park and Orlando have many! As great as living in Rivington is, you don’t want to cook at home every night. Make plans this weekend for your entire family, dog included, to go out to eat!