MAN’S BEST FRIEND IS MORE THAN WELCOME on the patio of San Francisco Rose. If Fido tags along for lunch or dinner, the restaurant’s servers will automatically bring out one of the dozens of water bowls they keep in the back for furry patrons. And if that’s not enough to make his tail wag, a handful of complimentary dog biscuits should do the trick. The neighborhood sports bar has spent almost 30 years catering to its customers, including the canine faction. Their owners can choose from a recently revamped menu of traditional sports bar fare — potato skins, stuffed jalapenos and fried just-about-anything — as well as a few signature items, such as baked rose chips with special seasoning. “They’re addicting,” says manager Joe Baladez. The sandwiches and pizzas are always favorites, especially the meat lovers pie covered in sausage, hamburger, pepperoni and bacon, and the Sunday brunch crowd can’t get enough of the eggs benedict. Sundays are a popular time to bring pets, Baladez says, and so are game nights — two large flat screens broadcast the action from the patio. When the Mavericks were in the playoffs, the dogs often wore jerseys or bandanas in support. This time of year, expect to see to some canine Cowboys gear.
San Francisco Rose
HOURS: Mon-Wed, 11 a.m.-midnight
Thurs-Sat, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sun, 10 a.m.-midnight
Five more pet-friendly spots
1 LAP UP THE NIGHTLIFE
Even if he’s not an English foxhound, this pub’s live music five nights a week will perk up your dog’s ears.
9100 N. Central Expressway
2 BISCOTTI AND BISCUITS
Fido can lap from a water bowl while you sip your latte. Dog treats are handed out, too, both on the patio and from the drive-through window.
White Rock Coffee
10105 E. Northwest Hwy.
3 BRUNCH CHOW WITH BOW WOW
Brazilian coffee, chorizo empañadas and migas make for a yummy breakfast. And your pup is welcome to join you, so long as he’s leashed.
6420 N. Central Expressway
4 FISH AIN’T JUST FOR CATS
The hush puppies on the menu aren’t the only pups in abuncance. Servers bring out the house special, shrimp cocktails, for patrons and water bowls for the dogs.
Big Shucks Oyster Bar
6232 E. Mockingbird
5 PUPPY AMORE
We don’t suggest reenacting the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp, but feel free to slip your pooch a meatball as you enjoy the authentic Italian cuisine.
25 Highland Park Village
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