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The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Memorial City 

The Top 5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Memorial City

Our Criteria 

Atmosphere: A great restaurant to go to with your dog should be warm and welcoming. We thought of places that might provide sweets and water in a jar by the front entrance.
Dog-friendly Menu: The availability of treats for canine companions is a major selling point for dog-friendly establishments. As a result, we deliberated over restaurants that claim to provide dishes suitable for both you and your dog. 
Price:  Restaurants charge a wide range of prices, but even the most upscale should adhere to the golden rule that their guests should feel like they got a value for their money. 
Service: The service at the restaurants we evaluated was a major factor, so we looked for places where the wait staff is professional, efficient, and able to offer helpful suggestions. The food and the bill both come out very immediately after being ordered.

1. State Fare Kitchen & Bar

Website State Fare Kitchen & Bar
Address947 Gessner Rd Suite B-190, Houston, TX 77024, United States
Contact Info+1 832-831-0950
HoursMonday to Thursday: 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Friday: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Sunday 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.2/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Dog-Friendly Menu3/5


  • Sweet Whiskey-glazed brussels sprouts
  • Kid-friendly
  • Free valet parking 
  • Reasonable prices


  • Reservations recommended
  • Lack of shrimp in Shrimp Louie

Many pet owners in the community claim State Fair Kitchen & Bar is a casual American restaurant with a full dog-friendly bar. True to the claims, your furry friends can join you at any of their six outdoor tables.

We made reservations before our dinner at State Fair Kitchen & Bar, so we did not have to wait long to be seated outside.

By the way, even though valet service was free, they blocked off all the available front parking spots. So, we had to park farther away. 

When we got to the outdoor patio, several young children and their parents were hanging out with their dogs. From what we could see their dog had its own water bowl and savory bone snack.

However, as we looked through the menu, we didn’t see any dog-friendly items listed (apparently, you have to ask specifically for this. There were numerous vegetarian options on the menu, though. 

Since this was our first time here, we didn’t know what to order. We asked the waiter for his recommendation on a solid side dish. 

Thankfully, the server we had was both friendly and knowledgeable. The prices for everything on the menu was reasonable.

 Moreover, we ended up trying a few different things off the menu. 

The side of Whiskey-Glazed Brussels sprouts was coated in a delicious sauce that managed to be both sweet and salty. It fully overpowered the sprouts’ natural bitterness. 

On the other hand, the Shrimp Louie we tried had little to no shrimp at all. Additionally, it was overwhelmed by lettuce.

2. Flying Biscuit Café – Memorial City

Website Flying Biscuit Café
Address12389 Kingsride Ln, Houston, TX 77024, United States
Contact Info+1 832-659-0618
HoursMonday to Sunday: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4/5
Dog-Friendly Menu3.8/5


  • Crispy chicken
  • Texas shaped waffles
  • Rich cappuccino 
  • Prompt service


  • Stale biscuits
  • Dry sausage

Flying Biscuit Cafe has gained a reputation for its chicken sausages, fried chicken, prawns, and of course, being dog friendly. Well, at least that’s what we heard.

Flying Biscuit Cafe welcomed us with a landscape bursting with color and life. There were many people, but we got a seat quickly thanks to the prompt customer service. 

As soon as we sat at our table, we ordered their chicken and waffles, biscuits, chicken sausage, cappuccino, and bread pudding. As far as prices go, various items on the menu are more expensive than others. 

They also had alternative options, such as gluten-free waffles for those who can’t eat gluten. Additionally, they had a seperate treat available for our dog upon request and didn’t charge us for a water bowl. 

We also liked how the turnaround time for our meals was less than half an hour. By the time our food came out, we could see steam still rising from the top. 

Furthermore, the chicken was crispy and flavorful, whereas the Texas-shaped waffles were soft and buttery. The flavors of both meshed together and complemented each other well. 

The cappuccino was rich and velvety. Likewise, the bread pudding arrived steaming hot and flavorful without being too sugary. 

On the other hand, the chicken sausage was dry, and the biscuits tasted stale and were hard as a rock. 

Still, the apple butter that came with the biscuits was heavenly.

3. Kirby Ice House 

Website Kirby Ice House
Address1015 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States
Contact Info+1 713-468-3722
HoursMonday to Friday: 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Saturday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Sunday: 11:00 AM to 2:00 AM

Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score3.5/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.6/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4/5
Dog-Friendly Menu3.5/5


  • Food trucks onsite
  • Dog-friendly bar
  • Easy parking 


  • 21+
  • Expensive

Kirby Ice House is a huge establishment that features both an indoor and outdoor area.  An added plus is that across the street, it was easy to find parking.

While you can bring your furry friend with you for a dog-friendly treat and a drink, no one under the age of 21 is allowed inside.

The bar at Kirby Ice House Memorial was one of the many features that stood out to us as we’ve heard claims it’s the longest bar in Houston. 

There were several televisions and a large screen with a high-quality projector, making it an excellent venue for watching any sporting event.

Moreover, there were plenty of bar stools and a wide variety of tables, including picnic tables and high top tables both inside and out. The bar stools have backs for extra support while you’re sitting on them. 

Beer lovers will appreciate the wide variety of draft options, and those interested in mixed drinks will appreciate the availability of all the necessary ingredients. 

Although the drink prices were more on the expensive side, it’s understandable considering the bar is their main feature. 

Although there were no onsite kitchen facilities, we liked the variety of food trucks onsite where we could sample street tacos, crawfish, and more. 

4. Dish Society

Website Dish Society
Address2525 Memorial Dr #145, Houston, TX 77024, United States
Contact Info+1 713-467-3474
HoursMonday to Thursday: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday to Saturday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Sunday: 8:00 Am to 9:00 PM

Google Reviews Score4.3/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score4.4/5
Total Reviews4.2/5
Score Consistency4.4/5
Dog-Friendly Menu4.6/5


  • Healthy dog-friendly food
  • Free water bowl
  • Refreshing prickly pear mimosas
  • Delicious smoked salmon avocado toast


  • Water-like tea
  • Lack of high-quality meat
  • Bland brisket

Dish Society is an inviting dog-friendly restaurant that serves classic American dishes and Southern comfort food. At least, that’s what many in the community have to say about them. 

When we arrived at Dish Society, we chose a seat outside on their terrace, as we did bring our dog with us. As we looked through the menu, we noted they have a straightforward menu with many healthy options for our dog, a picky eater. 

The only downside to sitting outside is that we had to go inside to order since the waitstaff doesn’t come out on the terrace to take orders. 

Regardless, the staff at Dish Society was friendly and helpful. Even bringing out a water bowl for our dog since we forgot ours. 

We didn’t have to wait long for our food either. 

The pork belly starter was tasty but not the highest quality of meat. Some of the portions were short and fatty, while others were tall, a little overdone, and rough. 

Moreover, their brisket had a lackluster taste, and their mac & cheese had more noodles than cheese. 

As for their unsweetened tea, it was as if we were drinking muddy water. 

However, their prickly pear mimosas were refreshing. But be careful: we noted there’s more champagne than juice. 

Additionally, the smoked salmon avocado toast we had was not only delicious but also beautifully presented.

5. Mia’s Table 

Website Mia's Table
Address1035 Gessner Rd, Houston, TX 77055, United States
Contact Info1 281-857-6939
HoursMonday to Sunday: 11:00 Am to 9:00 PM
Google Reviews Score4.4/5
Yelp Reviews Score4/5
Facebook Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.5/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Dog-Friendly Menu4/5


  • Shaded patio
  • Free water bowl
  • Flavorful cheeseburger


  • No dog-friendly menu
  • Order inside only

Mia’s Table has a vast parking lot with a pleasant small bridge park in the back. Their shaded patio allows owners and their pets to sit under and relax while enjoying a meal. 

While Mia’s Table does not offer a full dog-friendly meal, they provide a light snack and a free water bowl to keep your furry friend hydrated. 

When we arrived at Mia’s Table, we chose a random available table and had to go inside to place our order at the front counter. 

Inside they have a soft-serve ice cream machine that serves up malts and shakes, and a wide variety of Southern and American comfort dishes are available on the menu. 

We ordered the cheeseburger, the Bessie taco salad, and fried pickles. 

The cheeseburger had a nice seasoned peppery flavor and was juicy. We liked how the cheese was completely melted, and the tomatoes didn’t make the bun soggy. 

Instead of fries, we ordered our cheeseburger with onion rings. The onion rings were not only crispy but not salty. 

As for their Bessie Taco Salad, there was hardly any salad; instead, it was overwhelmed with cheese just lying on a bed of lettuce. We couldn’t find any meat in the taco salad either. 

On the other hand, their fried pickles were crunchy and complimented the flavors of the burger and onion rings. 


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