Dog-Friendly Dining & Destinations in NWI 🐾

Dog-Friendly Dining & Destinations in NWI 🐾

More About Dog-Friendly Dining & Destinations in NWI 🐾

Check out NWI Town Planner's list of 100+ pet-friendly places to take man's best friend! We've included restaurants with patios, breweries & wineries, beaches, campgrounds, boutiques, bed & breakfasts, nature trails, vacation rentals & more!

🐾

*************************

💥 Many thanks to our sponsor, DogWatch Hidden Fences of Northwest Indiana! 💥

Sponsors like DogWatch Hidden Fences make it possible for us to create and provide helpful lists like this for you and your family.

James, the owner of DogWatch Hidden Fences of Northwest Indiana, is fantastic to work with. His passion for excellence and service for all of his clients and their fur babies is second to none!

DogWatch Hidden Fences provides:
• Outdoor Hidden Fences
• Indoor Pet Boundaries
• Training Products
• Products for cats, too!
Receive a special Town Planner discount of $150! Click for Details

*************************

⚠️ Before you visit an establishment on our list, please verify that they are still dog-friendly as policies & management change often.

The following locations require your pooch to be friendly, well-mannered, leashed and under your direct control unless otherwise specified:

*************************

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

PET FRIENDLY PATIOS

Craft House
CHESTERTON
711 Plaza Dr
(219) 929-5570
Click for Details

Culvers
CHESTERTON
3000 Matson St
(219) 250-2373
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
CHESTERTON
757 Indiana Boundary Rd
(219) 395-9890
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Port Drive-In Restaurant
CHESTERTON
419 N Calumet Rd
(219) 926-3500
Click for Details

Crown Brewing
CROWN POINT
211 S East St
(219) 663-4545
Click for Details

Culver's
CROWN POINT
1800 E. Summit S
(219) 663-2212
Click for Details
COUPON (Buy One, Get One FREE Concrete Mixer):
Click for Details

Square Roots
CROWN POINT
108 N Main St
(219) 310-8322
Click for Details

Tomato Bar Pizza
CROWN POINT
10547 Broadway
(219) 333-2178
Click for Details

Doc’s Smokehouse & Craft Bar
DYER
1420 B Calumet Ave
(219) 262-3627
Click for Details

Farmhouse at Fair Oaks
FAIR OAKS
754 N 600 E
(219) 394-3663
Click for Details

New Oberpfalz Brewing
GRIFFITH
121 E Main St
(219) 513-9341
Click for Details

Wildrose Brewing Company
GRIFFITH
1104 E Main St
(219) 595-5054
Click for Details

18th Street Brewery
HAMMOND
5417 Oakley Ave
(219) 803-0820
Click for Details

Culvers
HIGHLAND
3950 Ridge Rd
(219) 934-7900
Click for Details
COUPON (Buy One, Get One FREE Concrete Mixer):
Click for Details

Culvers
LA PORTE
233 Pine Lake Ave
(219) 369-6450
Click for Details

Fiddlehead Restaurant
MICHIGAN CITY
422 Franklin St
(219) 210-3253
Click for Details

Culvers
MERRILLVILLE
1579 E 79th Ave
(219) 736-2000
Click for Details
COUPON (Buy One, Get One FREE Concrete Mixer):
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
MERRILLVILLE
5031 E Lincoln Hwy
(219) 940-9955
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Shoreline Brewery
MICHIGAN CITY
208 Wabash St
(219) 879-4677
Click for Details

Bridges Waterside Grille
MICHIGAN CITY
508 E 2nd St
(219) 878-0227
Seasonal: Spring-Fall
Click for Details

Culvers
MICHIGAN CITY
3967 Frontage Rd N
(219) 872-5065
Click for Details

Panini Panini
MICHIGAN CITY
1720 Franklin St
(219) 873-1720
Click for Details

Swingbelly’s
MICHIGAN CITY
3101 E US 12
(219) 874-5718
Click for Details

Zorn Brew Works
MICHIGAN CITY
605 E 9th St
(219) 243-7157
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
MUNSTER
9611 Calumet Ave
(219) 836-0600
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Culvers
PORTAGE
6139 US Hwy 6
(219) 764-4483
Click for Details

Dig the Dunes Trail Stop
PORTAGE
100 Riverwalk Dr
(219) 716-2225
Seasonal: Spring-Fall
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
PORTAGE
6295 Ameriplex Dr
(219) 734-6463
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Culvers
SCHERERVILLE
980 W Lincoln Hwy
(219) 322-2266
Click for Details
COUPON: (Buy One, Get One FREE Concrete Mixer)
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
SCHERERVILLE
1090 US-41
(219) 227-8660
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Culvers
ST. JOHN
9845 Wicker Ave
(219) 627-4405
Click for Details
COUPON (Buy One, Get One FREE Concrete Mixer):
Click for Details

Aftermath Cidery & Winery
VALPARAISO
15 N Washington
(219) 771-9563
Click for Details

Anderson's Winery
VALPARAISO
430 E US Hwy 6
(219) 464-4936
Click for Details

Blackbird Café
VALPARAISO
114 E. Lincolnway
(219) 548-2811
Click for Details

Culver’s
VALPARAISO
2101 Laporte Ave
(219) 531-9600
Click for Details

Dish Restaurant
VALPARAISO
3907 N. Calumet Ave.
(219) 465-9221
Click for Details

Don Quijote Restaurant
VALPARAISO
119 E. Lincolnway
219-462-7976
Click for Details

El Salto Mexican Restaurant
VALPARAISO
(219) 462-0100
Click for Details
COUPON: $5 off $25
Click for Details

Four Fathers Brewing LLC
VALPARAISO
3705 Bowman Dr Suite B
(219) 464-9712
Click for Details

Ironwood Brewing
VALPARAISO
6 Roosevelt Rd
(219) 405-4644
Click for Details

Radius
VALPARAISO
15 E Lincolnway
(219) 299-2551
Click for Details

Tomato Bar Pizza
VALPARAISO
2310 Laporte Ave Ste 100
(219) 462-7499
Click for Details

Uptown Café
VALPARAISO
1400 Lincolnway
(219) 299-2742
Click for Details

Valpo Velvet
VALPARAISO
57 Monroe St
(219) 464-4141
Click for Details

Bulldog Brewing
WHITING
1409 119th St
(219) 655-5284
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

CHICAGO & MICHIGAN DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

CHICAGO:
The Moonlighter Click for Details
Haymarket Pub & Brewery Click for Details
Bucktown Pub Click for Details
Jack & Ginger’s Click for Details
The Promontory Click for Details
The Spoke & Bird Click for Details
Antique Taco Bridgeport Click for Details
Jefferson Tap & Grille Click for Details
Big Star Click for Details
Frasca Pizzeria & Wine Bar Click for Details
The Bar on Buena Click for Details
Chicago Joe’s Click for Details
Wyler Road Click for Details
Lazy Dog Naperville Click for Details
Lazy Dog Vernon Hills Click for Details

MICHIGAN:
Bentwood Tavern Click for Details
Journeyman Distillery Click for Details
Elk Brewing Click for Details
Haymarket Pub & Brewery Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

DOG-FRIENDLY RESTAURANT CHAINS

The following establishments are nationally pet-friendly, however, some franchise-owned locations do NOT allow pets or offer these promotions – please call ahead)

• Starbucks: Offers free Puppuccinos! (whip cream)
• Dairy Queen: Offers free Pup Cups! (vanilla ice cream) & patios may be pet-friendly
• Cracker Barrel: Patios may be pet-friendly
• Sonic: Patios may be pet-friendly
Outback: Patios may be pet-friendly
• Applebees: Patios may be pet-friendly
• Olive Garden: Patios may be pet-friendly
• Panera: Patios may be pet-friendly

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

💥 Did you know that DogWatch offers hidden fences to keep your pet safe? The Hidden Fence creates a secure boundary to keep your pets safely in your yard and away from places you don’t want them - such as gardens, swimming pools and driveways. Their pet containment systems work successfully with cats, pigs, goats, horses and more!
🐕🐈🐖🐐🐎
Click for Details
Here's a $150 Off Coupon, too! Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

DOGGIE DESTINATIONS

Fair Oaks Farms
FAIR OAKS
856 N 600 E
(877) 536-1194
• Central Bark - free dog park with 2 separate play areas!
• The Farmhouse Restaurant has a pooch-friendly porch where you can enjoy the weather and great food with your furry companion!
• Our Hotel, Fairfield by Marriott, offers pet-friendly rooms!
• Beautiful walking trails make for a great adventure with man’s best friend!
Click for Details

Shipshewana Trading Auction & Flea Market
SHIPSHEWANA
345 S Van Buren St
(260) 768-4129
Seasonal = May-September, Tuesday & Wednesday only
Click for Details

Portage Riverwalk
PORTAGE
1000 Riverwalk Dr
Dogs are welcome on the Riverwalk and trails but are not allowed on the beach or in the pavilion.
Click for Details

49’er Drive-In Movie Theatre
VALPARAISO
675 N Calumet Ave
(219) 462-6122
Seasonal: Spring-Fall
(Cash only!)
Click for Details

Anderson’s Winery and Vineyard
VALPARAISO
430 E US 6
(219) 464-4936
Click for Details

Friendship Botanic Gardens
MICHIGAN CITY, IN
2055 East US Hwy 12
(219) 878-9885
May 1 thru October 31
Click for Details

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
VALPARAISO
71 N 500 W
(219) 462-0025
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

WALKING & HIKING TRAILS

Indiana Dunes National Park
CHESTERTON
1050 Mineral Springs Rd
Paper Trail Maps are available at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Click for Details Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education Click for Details and at each trailhead kiosk.

Trails:
Bailly Homestead
Chellberg Farm
Little Calumet River
Mnoke’ Prairie
Calumet Dunes
Cowles Bog
Dune Ridge
Glenwood Dunes
Heron Rookery
Hobart Prairie Grove
Mount Baldy Beach
Paul H Douglas
Pinhook Bog
Portage Riverwalk
Tolleston Dunes
West Beach
Trails dogs are NOT allowed: Pinhook Bog, Glenwood Dunes & Great Marsh

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
VALPARAISO
71 N 500 W
(219) 462-0025
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

BEACHES

Kemil Beach
BEVERLY SHORES
Pets must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake.
27 N. East State Park Rd. (State Park Rd. and Lake Front Dr)
Click for Details

Dunbar Beach
BEVERLY SHORES
Pets must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake.
Dunbar Beach Parking Lot is at the intersection of Dunbar Avenue and Lake Front Drive.
Click for Details

Lake Street Beach
MILLER
There are 2 off-leash dog beaches near Lake Street in Miller. Dogs are only permitted in those areas and are forbidden elsewhere. The dog beaches are not a designated swimming area. See map here: Click for Details

Central Avenue Beach
PINES
Pets must be on a leash at all times, even when swimming in the lake.
One mile north of the intersection of Central Avenue and U.S. Highway 12 in the Town of Pines.
Click for Details

Lakeview Beach
BEVERLY SHORES
Pets are allowed with leashes.
The Lake View Beach Parking Lot is 1/8 mile west of the intersection of Lake Front Drive and Broadway Street.
Do NOT park in the Town of Beverly Shores' beach parking lot, which is located just to the east of the Lake View lot. You will get ticketed. The town is very strict.
Click for Details

Indiana Dunes State Park Beach
CHESTERTON
Dogs on leashes are allowed to the right of the pavilion
1600 N. 25 East
Click for Details

West Beach
GARY
Pets are permitted everywhere except for the lifeguard swim area, which is maintained from the Friday of Memorial Day weekend through the Monday of Labor Day weekend.
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

SHOPPING

Most everyone knows that friendly, leashed pets are welcome in pet stores – but did you know that there are many other pet-friendly places you can shop with your pooch!?

Chesterton Feed & Garden Center
CHESTERTON
400 Locust St
(219) 926-2790
Click for Details

Cabela’s
HAMMOND
7700 Cabela Dr
(219) 845-9040
Click for Details

Bass Pro Shops
PORTAGE
6425 Daniel Burnham Rd
(219) 787-6880
Click for Details

Home Depot
SCHERERVILLE
960 US Hwy 41
(219) 322-1651
Click for Details

Ted's Feed Store
SCHERERVILLE
2112 US Hwy 41
(219) 864-7387 
Click for Details

Tractor Supply Company
ST. JOHN
9957 Earl Dr
(219) 365-0017
Click for Details

Aster + Gray Handcrafted Artisan Boutique
VALPARAISO
20 Indiana Ave
(219) 510-1114
You'll find a giant water bowl full of fresh water outside this shop as weather permits, and the owner supports businesses that donate to animal rescues.
Click for Details

Jake’s Feed and Garden
VALPARAISO
326 S State Road 49
(219) 477-4174
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

CAMPGROUNDS

Dunewood Campground (Indiana Dunes)
BEVERLY SHORES
645 Broadway Ave
(219) 395-1882
Click for Details

Oak Lake Campground
FAIR OAKS
5310 E 900 N
(219) 345-3153
Click for Details

Lakeshore Camp Resort (Yogi Bear Jellystone)
PORTAGE
5300 Old Porter Rd
(219) 762-7757
Click for Details

Caboose Lake Campground
REMINGTON
3657 West US 24
(219) 261-3828
Click for Details

Sunset Hill Campground
VALPARAISO
775 Meridian Rd
(219) 465-3586
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

BED & BREAKFASTS and VACATION RENTALS

At Home in the Woods B&B
CHESTERTON
898 N 350 E
(219) 728-1325
Click for Details

Serenity Springs Cabins
LAPORTE
5888 N US Hwy 35
(219) 861-0000
Click for Details

Beachwalk Vacation Rentals
MICHIGAN CITY
202 Beachwalk Lane
(219) 879-7874
Click for Details

Miller Beach Vacation Rentals
MILLER BEACH
(219) 292-3990
Click for Details

Inn at Aberdeen
VALPARAISO
3158 IN-2
(219) 463-4373
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

PARKS DOGS MAY VISIT (leashed)

Indiana Dunes National Park
Click for Details
Indiana Dunes State Park
Click for Details

Sunset Hill Farm County Park
VALPARAISO
775 N Meridian
(219) 465-3586
Click for Details

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
WESTVILLE
1401 S US 421
(219) 785-5200
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴

OFF-LEASH DOG PARKS
Click for Details

🦴🧡 ▼(´ᴥ`)▼ 🧡🦴


💥 Why Choose DogWatch Hidden Fences of Northwest Indiana? 💥

Their number one concern is the safety and well-being of your pet. They provide the support you need to ensure successful training and happy containment.

Get a Free In-Yard Estimate!

Their representatives will meet you at your home for a free in-yard estimate. We will help assess your needs and customize a solution that suits both you and your pet. Call today or schedule an appointment to get things started!

Contact DogWatch Hidden Fences of Northwest Indiana
📞 OFFICE 260-437-5425
📞 MOBILE 260-437-5425
📧 Email: dogwatchnwi@gmail.com
👀 Check out their website: Click for Details
💰 Save BIG with our $150 off Town Planner coupon: Click for Details

Tags: animals/pets, invisible dog fencing, invisible pet fence, invisible fence repair, dog friendly, pet-friendly, restaurants with patios, beaches, campgrounds, breweries & wineries, boutiques, bed & breakfasts, nature trails, vacation rentals, dogwatch, hidden fences, tra

Posted By: DogWatch of Northwest Indiana



Event Details

Date: August 6, 2021


This event also occurs on 08/13/2021, 08/20/2021, 08/27/2021, 09/03/2021 and 3 more dates. [see all dates]






Visit Website

Contact:
DogWatch of Northwest Indiana
(260) 437-5425
dogwatchnwi@gmail.com


  • Visit Website
    Home of the Chargers!
    3 Year PreK - 6th Grade
    Jr High & High School
    Located in Crete, Illinois
    Website
    Facebook Page
    (708) 672-3262

  • Visit Website
    Breakfast & Lunch Cafe
    *****FIRST PLACE*****
    *Best Place for Brunch*
    *Best Place for Breakfast*
    *Best Family Restaurant*
    by "The Times Best of the Region"
    (219) 769-0000

  • Visit Website
    Scrap Metal Recycling
    Copper, Aluminum Cans & More!
    Click HERE for our COUPON
    (219) 374-8700

  • Visit Website
    *Advanced Wireless Monitor 24/7
    *Strongest Lifetime Warranties
    *Customer Can Adjust All Settings
    *Longest Battery Life
    Click HERE for our Coupon
    (260) 437-5425

Share This Event
  • Visit Website
    Home of the Chargers!
    3 Year PreK - 6th Grade
    Jr High & High School
    Located in Crete, Illinois
    Website
    Facebook Page
    (708) 672-3262

  • Visit Website
    Breakfast & Lunch Cafe
    *****FIRST PLACE*****
    *Best Place for Brunch*
    *Best Place for Breakfast*
    *Best Family Restaurant*
    by "The Times Best of the Region"
    (219) 769-0000

  • Visit Website
    Scrap Metal Recycling
    Copper, Aluminum Cans & More!
    Click HERE for our COUPON
    (219) 374-8700

  • Visit Website
    *Advanced Wireless Monitor 24/7
    *Strongest Lifetime Warranties
    *Customer Can Adjust All Settings
    *Longest Battery Life
    Click HERE for our Coupon
    (260) 437-5425

More About this Event Poster: DogWatch of Northwest Indiana

Get a Free In-Yard Estimate!

Our representatives will meet you at your home for a free in-yard estimate. We will help assess your needs and customize a solution that suits both you and your pet. Call today or schedule an appointment to get things started!

Why Choose DogWatch of Northwest Indiana?
1. Our number one concern is the safety and well-being of your pet. We provide the support you need to ensure successful training and happy containment.

2. We provide a proven PetFriendly™ training program. Your dog (or cat) will be trained to recognize the boundary flags and the audible warning signal (or vibration) before being introduced to the correction.

3. We are experienced professionals committed to providing excellent customer service and support. We strive to service every customer promptly and courteously.

Would you like to add your event at TownPlanner.com?

Town Planner is a community-minded organization. We're all about keeping things local and promoting hometown pride! That's why we're glad to offer you this medium to inform the public about your event. Post it today and it will appear on our website, our newsletter, and our mobile app.

As a general rule, we welcome the submission of events from charities, non-profit organizations, and municipal or community organizations such as mayor's offices, churches, schools, and the like. To get started, simply create an account. It's free and easy and you'll be able to start posting events as soon as you receive your authorization email.

If you're a business owner or you wish to promote a for-profit event, your event may be subject to the policies of your local Town Planner publisher. Some publishers may charge a nominal fee for such events, or reject them if they compete with other events from paying sponsors. To learn more about your local publisher's policies, or to inquire about adding a coupon or display ad for your business, please use our contact form.

Please keep in mind that Town Planner is a family-friendly publication and we reserve the right to reject any event that is deemed offensive, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate for inclusion on our site.

Remember that we're not just online! If you do business in an area with a local Town Planner publisher, our beautiful full color wall calendar is delivered free each December to thousands of homes in your community. Most people who receive the calendar hang it up in a prominent place and keep it all year long, making sure your business is On Display Every Day!

We're looking to bring the Town Planner to even more communities across America. If you or someone you know have an entrepreneurial spirit and would like to promote local businesses and build hometown pride while achieving financial security for yourself, why not look into becoming a Town Planner publisher?

Comments, Questions, or Concerns?

We're here to help! Email Us

Town Planner - Quickly Becoming America's Calendar!