Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Kane County, IL
It’s always fun to be able to take your dog along with you when you want to enjoy an evening in the town, especially when that includes a great meal! Elgin, Algonquin, and Huntley all offer dog-friendly restaurant options for pet owners who want to include their pups and let them experience what Kane County has to offer. Even though most of these restaurants are located in Kane County, there are a couple that are located in McHenry County that you will want to be sure to try!
Below, we share with you some of our favorite (and highly recommended) dog-friendly restaurants to add to your must-try list. Mark your calendar!
7 Dog-Friendly Restaurants You Need to Try
Want to check out an amazing new restaurant with your pet? Here are some of our recommendations:
H3: Mockingbird Bar + Garden in East Dundee, IL
Mockingbird Bar + Garden offers “healthy food with a stylish flair.” It prides itself on creating a lively atmosphere that promotes community and building memorable experiences. In addition to its indoor dining area, Mockingbird boasts a cozy, dog-friendly patio, too—so be sure to bring your pup along with you if you ever decide to stop by for lunch or a cocktail!
Notable menu items:
- Indonesian Blue Crab Cake (small plate)
- Gnocchi Pomodoro
- Salmon Charcuterie Board
- Wood Roaster Mushroom Pizza
- Sunday Hash (brunch)
- Shrimp & Grits (brunch)
H3: Old Republic Kitchen & Bar in Elgin, IL
Located right off S Randall Road, Old Republic Kitchen & Bar is a family-friendly establishment focused on American cuisine and “specialties from all over the country.” Old Republic frequently provides live entertainment for its guests, along with (our personal favorite) Yappy Hour! Yappy Hour is a weekly event held in the restaurant’s dog-friendly patio, where 5 hours are devoted to pets and their owners with live music, treats, discounted drinks, and giveaways.
Notable menu items:
- Wisconsin Cheese Curds
- Whiskey Shrimp
- The Hilltop Burger
- Smoked Brisket
- Elote Shrimp Tacos
- Smoked Turkey Club
- “The Fairfax” Pizza
H3: Port Edward in Algonquin, IL
Established in 1964, Port Edward offers “a unique dining experience with a nautical flair.” And they aren’t kidding—Port Edward boasts a dockside patio and bar that is perfect for an evening summer hangout. You can expect cold drinks, live music, and a laid-back atmosphere with a great view of the river. Delectable seafood, steaks, sandwiches, and poultry are all on the menu at Port Edward.
- Nantucket Bucket
- Hemingway’s Trout
- Signature Shrimp DeJonghe
- Alaskan King Crab Legs
- Filet Mignon
- Porterhouse Pork Chop
- New England Lobster Roll
H3: The Village Vintner in Algonquin, IL
The Village Vintner has a lot to brag about, being the only winery, brewery, and restaurant located in Chicagoland. They offer wine tastings, beer tastings, and a wide variety of food options to satisfy every palate. And if you’re so inclined, consider joining their wine club!
Notable menu items:
- Bruschetta Chicken Sandwich
- Nashville Hot Chicken
- Wood Fired Pizza (design your own or choose among several options)
- Pulled Pork Mac n’ Cheese
- NYC-Style Smoked Corned Beef
- Pulled Pork Sandwich
- Shrimp Scampi
H3: The Port of Peri Peri in Algonquin, IL
The Port of Peri Peri is another restaurant option that offers dog-friendly outdoor dining. Established in Portugal, this eatery is now expanding throughout the US. Known for their open flame-grilled, succulent chicken basted with unique Peri Peri marinades, this is a place you need to try at least once! Sauce flavors include lemon and herb, mild, medium, hot, peri Cajun, and extra hot.
Notable menu items:
- Signature Chicken (grass-fed)
- Peri Cassava Fries
- Peri Wings
- Peri Short Ribs
- The Burger (peri chicken, ciabatta bun, lettuce, tomato and perimayo)
- Peri Costeletas (lamb chops)
H3: Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, IL
Scorched Earth Brewing is dedicated to introducing unique, lovingly-made craft brews to Algonquin and beyond. Their pet-friendly beer garden and patio is not just a place to kick back and enjoy a brew with your pup by your side; it’s also where you can enjoy live entertainment and an easy-going atmosphere among friends. Scorched Earth is not a restaurant per se, but they do host local food trucks weekly offering all kinds of tasty options, including burgers, lobster sandwiches, and homemade barbecue.
Notable (beer) menu items:
- Hickster American Cream Ale
- Flannel Surfing Belgian Quadruple Ale
- Cinnamon Apple French Toast Imperial Brown Ale
- Agent Goldbrew Golden Nitro Milk Stout
- Barrel #77 Flemish Style Red Ale
- Flipmode New England India Pale Ale
H3: Sew Hop’d Brewery in Huntley, IL
Huntley’s hometown brewery, Sew Hop’d, offers a family atmosphere where tradition, creativity, and tasty brews meet for a unique taproom experience. Housed in an old dairy production facility and sharing space with a former industrial sewing machine factory, Sew Hop’d brings a slice of old-style Americana to the 21st century with specially crafted IPAs, Bavarian-style wheat beers, milk stouts, and pilsners, to name a few. Sew Hop’d may not have its own kitchen, but it partners with food trucks (like Taco Madre and Happy Lobster) to bring fresh, delicious cuisine to its patrons.
Pets are more than welcome on their patio, where you can enjoy live music and other events, like Poses and Pints (yoga)!
Notable (beer)menu items:
- Pineapple Mango Berliner Weisse Beer
- Encore American IPA
- Borden Street Stout
- Raging Monk Belgium Strong Dark Ale
- The Friendly Village Porter
- Alt 140 Dusseldorf-style Altbier
Our pets are part of the family. Having them included in our dining experiences creates long lasting memories that the whole family can enjoy. If you’re in Elgin, Algonquin, or Huntley, enjoy at least one of these dog-friendly dining options!