Fido Approved: Delco’s Favorite Dog-Friendly Restaurants

Who’s a good doggie? Yup, it’s your pup! Perhaps no creature enjoys being out with you more than your trusty best friend. Treat her to a special time by choosing a dog-friendly restaurant for your next night out.

Peruse this paw-some list, leash up your Fifi, grab a water bowl and a few dog treats, and head out. It goes without saying — but we’ll say it anyway! — that these restaurants welcome well-behaved dogs who play well with adults, kids and other dogs. “Bone” appetit!

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Small-Town Heaven

In the dog days of summer you might find that your favorite Delco haunts are offering outside dining — and that more than usual suddenly become dog-friendly. “Everyone’s Hometown” has a best-kept secret: Plum Street Mall. This pedestrian walkabout, running from Front to Baker streets, has seating — some shaded! — that’s perfect for grabbing takeout when you want to bring your doggie along. Virtually all of Media’s eateries are offering to-go, so why not put that good boy in the car and dine al fresco? If you and your Buddy prefer a different vibe, then consider Sterling Pig Brewery’s outdoor seating. You’ll be the one getting the treat while quaffing one of its freshly made beers and nibbling on its next-level pub grub. Open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Plum Street Mall, Plum Street from Front to Baker, Media.

Sterling Pig Brewery, 609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526.

Photo: Plum Street Mall
Photo by @goldenlifeofsummer, courtesy of Sterling Pig Brewery

Zac’s Hamburgers 

It’s a dog’s life at all three locations featuring outdoor picnic-style seating, perfect for Rover. Please note that table service isn’t available, so bring a “hooman” along to take your order. If you’re solo, your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go inside to order.

896 Concord Rd, Aston, (610) 485-8511.

Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

1301 E. MacDade Blvd., Folsom, (610) 532-6766.

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

1505 Chester Pike, Crum Lynne, 610-833-2233.

Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday.

Photo: Christopher’s: A Neighborhood Place

Christopher’s: A Neighborhood Place

Grab an outdoor seat — your Dalmatian will spot lots of friends who they can beg to petted among downtown Wayne’s shoppers as you check out the impressive menu. Dogs are welcome outside, and water bowls are available! Open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

108 North Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 687-6558.

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White Dog Cafe

Seems kind of obvious, right? The Haverford location’s outdoor seating welcomes your pooch to dine beside you. Open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556.

Photo: Rize Pizza

Rize Pizza

Hold on to his leash, because your hound will sniff out the drool-worthy pizza as you head toward the outdoor seating! It’s up to you whether you share your crust. Open Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 3-9 p.m.

1991 Sproul Rd, Broomall, (610) 325-7493.

Photo by Kayla Heckman

Shout Out to These Paw-mazing Chains

Looking for a pup cup or other lick-able treat? We’ll rate these chains “5 Bones” for low- or no-cost dog goodies: Starbucks, Shake Shack and Dairy Queen. 

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Nina Malone

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