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This neighborhood staple in Xuhui offers pet owners ample seating around the outdoor patio area. Think sliders, salads, burgers and pasta – essentially, it's pubstyle food with well-priced beers and a great place to stop on a leisurely afternoon for a bite to eat.
Abbey Road, see listing here.
Alimentari & The Coffee Lab
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This favorite Italian cafe is the go-to for pairing quality puppy time with exceptional coffee and deli treats. Enjoy their wide selection of cheeses, meats, olives, pasta and wines while soaking up the casual ambiance of Anfu Lu.
Alimentari & The Coffee Lab, see listing here.
Boxing Cat Brewery
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This well-known American microbrewery serves hearty pub food and great beer with a superb patio that welcomes your canine companion. Come for the craft beers and stay for the comfort food.
Boxing Cat Brewery, see listing here.
The Bull & Claw
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This Western restaurant specializes in surf, turf and craft beers, with a robust list of cocktails and wines, too. Go for the casual atmosphere and enjoy the concise-yetimpressive menu. Every weekend, the garden transforms into a lively hub, where dogs are welcome to join their owners for a day outside.
The Bull & Claw, see listing here.
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The Cannery is no stranger to family pet time with their impressive green lawn out front ready for picnic-style dining with your pooch. Their extensive and delectable menu, inspired by the Canadian west coast, will have everyone begging for an extended family brunch to soak up the spring sunshine.
The Cannery, see listing here.
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This American-style diner with multiple outposts around the city has become a reliable go-to for well-sized burgers, hot dogs and grilled sandwiches with extra thick ice cream milkshakes to finish. Pets are very well catered for too, with a menu of treats from RMB15.
Charlie's Burger, see listing here.
Co. Cheese Melt Bar
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What's not to love about 30 incarnations of the humble grilled cheese, along with an extensive DIY menu to design your own creation? Bring your family down to Co. Cheese, sit outside with your pooch and indulge in everyone's favorite melt bar.
Co. Cheese Melt Bar, see listing here.
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Enjoy the backyard ambiance that's relaxed and ready with a range of Western and Southeast Asian dishes and a substantial drinks menu. The two Cotton's locations around town both offer outdoor patio spaces backdropped by lush greenery where dogs are welcome.
Cotton's, see listings here.
D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana
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This pizzeria delivers an authentic Italian experience through every item on the menu. Indulge in premium imported cheeses, cured meats, wines, pizza and pasta. The ambiance at D.O.C's new Dagu Lu location is rustic and cozy inside with a welcoming front patio to soak up the neighborhood vibe.
D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana, see listing here.
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Gemma, an Italian restaurant open for lunch and dinner, serves homemade pizzas, pasta, salads and antipasto. While the menu is not extensive, each item is made exceptionally well with imported ingredients that can be accompanied by a refreshing beer, wine or cocktail. Dogs can perch themselves next to you on the first floor, by the windows.
Gemma, see listing here.
Ginger Modern Asian Bistro
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A favorite of weekend brunch seekers, this chilled out spot offers rustic yet cozy homestyle dining adjacent to a quaint park. An eclectic menu of Southeast Asian dishes and Western brunch classics awaits. Relax with your pooch on the tree-lined terrace and enjoy brunch together.
Ginger Modern Asian Bistro, see listing here.
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Sitting on Xiangyang Lu, this local favorite serves healthy modern cuisine that appeals to all taste buds – with a pretty good kid's menu, too. Dogs can hang with you on the outdoor patio, or they are welcome inside. On weekends, a DJ is playing his tunes, so you can relax and enjoy the vibe in this consistently great choice for all-day dining.
Moka Bros, see listing here.
Stone Brewing Tap Room
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This gastro-pub on Yuyuan Lu is a popular spot for dog owners. While puppies can gather around the outdoor areas, the long hardwood tables allow for big family gatherings. The kids can enjoy pub-style meals like meatballs, mac 'n' cheese, chicken tenders or a burger, while parents choose from a sumptuous selection of world dishes.
Stone Brewing Tap Room, see listing here.
Urban Diner Gastro Pub
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The team at Urban Diner in Jing'an has conjured up an easygoing diner space on the burgeoning Shaanxi Bei Lu. The delectable and hearty west coast American menu serves up wings, burgers, mac 'n' cheese and brunch dishes to wash down with shakes and sodas. It's competitively priced, and they welcome puppies inside or out on the patio.
Urban Diner Gastro Pub, see listing here.
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With a name that translates to three dogs, it's no surprise that this cozy Spanish cafe on Fumin Lu is canine friendly. This is the perfect go-to for a delicious bite as you spend an afternoon wandering around the former French Concession.
Tres Perros, see listing here.
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