Athens is home to some of the best restaurants in the country. But did you know that many of these restaurants are pet-friendly too? Eating outside is a great way to get fresh air, bond with your pets, and relax after a long day at school. These are some of our favorite places to take our furry friends:


Paloma Park

two dogs at Paloma Park

Photo by Jessica Rao @JessMeetsCamera on IG

Location: 243 W Washington St., Athens, GA 30601

Instagram: @palomapark.athens

Recommended Dish: Charcuterie board

Paloma Park offers delicious Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards, fun cocktails and more. Pets are welcomed outside either in front or out back in the beautiful spacious patio. Your pet will also have the chance to be a star if they are chosen to be featured on Paloma’s pet Instagram @pawloma.bark.





Clocked Restaurant - Downtown

Location: 259 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601

Instagram: @clockeddinerofficial

Recommended Dish: Meteor burger with a side of tater tots

Ranked #10 on Trip Advisor for the best Athens restaurants, Clocked! is a must-try. They are known for their juicy burgers, which are so huge, they will have your pet begging for scraps. There are also vegetarian and vegan options available. Pets are welcomed in the colorful outdoor seating area, perfect for a photoshoot.


Cali N' Tito's


Munson at Cali n' Titos - 2016

Location: 1427 S Lumpkin St and 1245 Cedar Shoals Dr

Instagram: @cali_n_titos

Recommended Dish: Arroz Chaufa

With plentiful outdoor seating at their Cedar Shoals location and a massive outdoor dining area at the Lumpkin location, Cali N' Tito's is a great spot to stop with your furry friends! Known for their fun Latin flair, Cali N' Tito's has colorful, eclectic vibes and decor that includes boats, palm trees and sometimes parrots. 


Mama's Boy


Mama's boy downtown outdoor seating

Photo by Jessica Rao @JessMeetsCamera on IG

Location: 197 Oak St. and 8851 Macon Highway #403

Instagram: @mamasboyathens

Recommended Dish: Georgia peach French toast

Serving up spectacular options, like their famous fluffy biscuits, Mama’s Boy is a fan favorite. Ranked #4 on Trip Advisor, this brunch joint welcomes pets outside in their spacious seating area. Be sure to take a photo with your pet in front of the sign before you leave.


Ted's Most Best


ted's most best

Location: 254 W. Washington St., Athens, GA 30601

Instagram: @tedsmostbest

Recommended Dish: Margherita pizza

Ranked one of the best patios by the Red & Black, Ted’s Most Best offers many yummy meals, including pizza and pasta. Pets are welcomed in their out-front seating area. There is plenty of room to hang out and enjoy the nearby scenery, including the “Hope” mural.


We hope that you and your pets enjoy these places as much as we do. Use #VisitAthensGA on Instagram, and we may feature you on our page!


If you do not already own a pet, consider adopting or fostering one of the adorable cats and dogs from Athens Area Humane Society

Want even more ideas? Check out our Pet-Friendly Athens page!