Are you looking for nice dog friendly restaurants in Margaret River? Or perhaps your dog-sitter fell through and you still want to go out for that special lunch?
There is no need to sacrifice time with your beloved furry friend on your holiday down south. The Margaret River Region is a dog-friendly destination with dog friendly accommodation, parks, dog beaches, cafes, and restaurants that you can enjoy with your pooch.
And lucky for you, I am a Margaret River local, having lived here since 2016, and I also have a dog, a Siberian Husky X named Buddy, who comes everywhere with us (he howls the street down otherwise!), so there’s no better person to ask about dog-friendly restaurants in the Margaret River Region!
From cafe-style dining to a casual winery lunch there’s something for everybody and every doggo. Generally, the rules are pooches are outside only and must be on a lead so be prepared for that and check at the time of booking your table so you can be seated outside if required.
Are you ready? Let’s dive in!
Dog-Friendly Restaurants Margaret River Town
1.Margaret River Brewhouse
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 850m | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 35 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
The Margaret River Brewhouse is a fun venue and a leisurely stroll from the town of Margaret River. Positioned just on the edge of town and the Woodjitup National Park this is a perfect lunch or dinner spot if you’re staying in the region.
With beautiful grassy areas and lots of outdoor seating, you’ll be comfortable settling in for a couple of brews before wandering home. We recommend booking on weekends though or if you’re a large group! It’s a popular spot as it also has an amazing playground for the Margaret River kids to play on.
Dogs must be kept on a lead but there are water bowls available and the friendly staff will help you choose a suitable table. There’s an easy walking path back to town so if your furry friend overindulges, that’s ok, he can walk it off.
“Relaxed vibe with plenty of space to enjoy the natural surrounds. We appreciated the dog friendly attitude of staff. The food was interesting and something a level above the usual fare. Bar service only.” -Kate (see more reviews)
2.The River Hotel, Margaret River
⭐RATING: 4.3/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1.2km | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 40 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
The River Hotel Margaret River is a charming local pub situated in Margaret River, along Wallcliffe Road. It offers delicious pub lunches and dinners, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. It’s an ideal spot to unwind, enjoy a refreshing beer, and even bring along your furry friend, as the courtyard is dog-friendly.
“Came to the pub for dinner. Better pasta than we had at the Italian in town, and a tastey burger. Courtyard is dog friendly and the inside of pub has a English feel with some cosey spots in bay windows- if you book! Happily recommend” -Kym (see more reviews)
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 190m | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: 1/72 Willmott Avenue, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
Located just off the main street in Margaret River, Drift Cafe is a rustic little cafe that offers a delightful breakfast and lunch experience, and is also super high on my list of best coffee in Margaret River.
Whether you’re meeting up with friends for a leisurely lunch or simply stopping by for a fantastic cup of coffee, Drift Cafe is the perfect destination. If your a dog owner, it gets even better, dogs are welcome on the alfresco area.
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4.Margaret River Distilling Company
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 1.1km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: Carters Road, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
Let me tell you a little story about Cameron and his amazing gin. When he was on the hunt for a home for his fabulous creation, the South West immediately caught his attention. I mean, who could resist being surrounded by towering forests and having the stunning coastline just minutes away? That’s why Cameron decided to set up shop for the Margaret River Distilling Company, nestled among the native Peppermint trees just outside of town.
Now, when you find yourself in Margaret River, you absolutely have to swing by their cellar door if you are looking for a gin distillery in Margaret River. It’s the perfect spot to pop in and sample their incredible craft spirits. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. But that’s not all! You can also gather your friends, bring your dog, kick back, and enjoy some seriously delicious food and best cocktails. They’ve got you (and your dog) covered!
“What a venue. We booked lunch table with a dog and when we arrived, they had our table ready with a water bowl too. Service was excellent and the food so good!!! Great tasting options, we stayed 2hours and rolled home after all the food. Thank you guys!” -Nele (see more reviews)
⭐RATING: 4.3/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 50m | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: 5/110 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
Calling all dog lovers! If you’re looking for a spot where your furry friends are welcome, look no further. At Sidekick Cafe, their front terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a dog-friendly lunch in Margaret River. You will also find a warm and inviting atmosphere right in the heart of Margaret River. Conveniently located on the main street next to IGA and Settlers Tavern, you won’t have to go far to find them! Your four-legged pals will thank you!
“Very cosy and relaxed, dog friendly, friendly staff, good meal choices and delicious coffee. Got two egg & mushroon wraps, they were good however needed something extra like a sauce or sundried tomatos even. Seen other eating smashed avo and it looked very good. Do recommend this place.” -Melb45 (see more reviews)
⭐RATING: 4.7/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 240m | OPEN FOR: Lunch, Coffee And Cake |📍LOCATION: 35 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
Prepare to be enchanted by Cafe Mosaic, one of Margaret River’s newer coffee shops that’s creating quite a buzz. Once you step inside, you’ll be embraced by a cozy and inviting atmosphere that screams, “Stay a while!”
The owner of Cafe Mosaic is renowned for their friendliness and hospitality, going the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome, including our furry pals. Yep, you read that right—this place is pet-friendly! They even have special doggy treats to keep those wagging tails happy.
“Friendly staff, great coffee, great food and our dog was most welcome. The outside area is an absolute hidden gem with a lovely water feature and so relaxing. Highly recommend this cafe and will definitely visit again!” -Sally (see more reviews)
7.The Hairy Marron
⭐RATING: 4.9/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 500m | OPEN FOR: Lunch, Coffee and Cake |📍LOCATION: 69 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
I love The Hairy Marron! Not only is it the start of some popular Margaret River walk and bike trails, but it is also a bike shop, and is also idyllicly located on the banks of the Margaret River amongst the trees.
So, if you’re looking for somewhere to start or finish a dog walk, or simply seeking a serene spot to enjoy a steaming cup of joe with fido, The Hairy Marron is the place to be. Grab your trusty dog, embrace the natural beauty of Margaret River, and treat yourself to a delightful coffee escapade that will have you coming back for more.
“Delicious coffee, friendly staff and dog friendly! Would definitely recommend a pit stop here and check out the river walk too!” -Emma (see more reviews)
8.The Urban Bean
⭐RATING: 4.3/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 350m | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: 157 Bussell Highway, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
The Urban Bean is a Vegetarian and Vegan cafe that is the perfect destination for health-conscious food lovers. With a prime location that offers convenient parking, it stands out among other establishments on the main street. The cafe has been proudly owned and operated by the same owner since 1999, showcasing her extensive experience and success in the industry. Best of all, dogs are welcome here – just find yourself a nice seat on the terrace!
“Fantastic vegan/vegetarian eatery. Fresh juice, baked goods, coffee, teas and food. Their menu is awesome with choices for everyone. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Dog friendly environment and staff was very accommodating with dog bowls and water. The staff definitely goes beyond on making their latte drinks cute with little sayings or pictures.”-Carley (see more reviews)
9.Wyl & Co
⭐RATING: 4.5/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 200m | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 1/8 Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA | Google Maps
Nestled on Fearn Avenue, just off the main street, Wyl & Co is a vibrant café that guarantees a fantastic cup of coffee and a menu packed with healthy options. Their commitment to a paddock-to-plate food philosophy shines through as they source local produce for their dishes. With a charming terrace setting, you can savor a delightful breakfast while immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of central Margaret River and you can even bring your dog along as well!
“Cute little cafe, dog friendly, delicious coffee and food. Lovely little place.” -Jacqui (see more reviews)
Dog-Friendly Restaurants Margaret River Surrounds
10.The West Winds Distillery And Tavern, Cowaramup
⭐RATING: 4.4/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 11.5km | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 29 Hasluck Street, Cowaramup WA | Google Maps
If you’re after a fantastic meal or a spot to chill with friends over drinks, the West Winds Distillery And Tavern is your go-to destination. Embrace the sunshine or find shelter under the shade in the outdoor area on warm days, while on colder days, get cozy by their roaring wood-fired stove.
With a spacious courtyard, you’ll have ample room to have a great time with your friends, and there is plenty of fun activities to entertain both young and old. Well-behaved dogs are welcome too!
Stopped in for gin tastings on the way back to Perth after reading so many great reviews, we weren’t disappointed! Warwick was very knowledgeable and personable. As a newbie to gin he gave us the history of gin and explained each type. We loved the Pinque and Sur Lie. The dog Albert, was so friendly and cuddly” -Renee (see more reviews)
11.The Berry Farm, Rosa Glen
⭐RATING: 4.5/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 18km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 43 Bessell Road, Rosa Glen WA | Google Maps
The Berry Farm is a rustic cottage cafe about 20 minutes from Margaret River. From humble beginnings as a working farm, it is now a popular destination to visit for brunch, lunch, cellar door tastings, fruit pickings, and a stroll in the garden.
I recommend arriving around 10 am to enjoy a peaceful morning coffee and their famous scones with jam and cream.
The venue welcomes dogs and has lots of outdoor seating for visitors bringing their four-legged friends. They even have dog hooks at the entrance to the cellar door so you can still pop in and have a wonderful tasting experience with your pooch waiting safely nearby.
“Fine wines, wholesome home cooked food, creamy coffee and cheerful bird song. Hard to fault and well worth a visit. Dog and kid friendly with dedicated play area.” -David (see more reviews)
12.White Elephant Cafe, Gnarabup
⭐RATING: 4.4/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 10.6km | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: Gnarabup Road, Gnarabup WA | Google Maps
The iconic White Elephant Cafe is a prime spot overlooking the beautiful Gnarabup Beach. The cafe is dog friendly with ample outdoor seating and a lot of regular furry friend locals.
I think the best thing about this cafe is the view, but the breaky burgers come a close second. What a nice way to start your day enjoying the salty, sea breeze before taking your dog for a nice walk along the dog-friendly stretch of Gnarabup beach.
“Beautiful view from the terrace. Dog friendly environment. Coffees & food are delicious . This is a great place to have breakfast and start your day.” -Francois (see more reviews)
13.Sea Garden Cafe, Prevelly
⭐RATING: 4.4/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 9.1km | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch (Dinner on weekends) |📍LOCATION: 9 Mitchell Drive, Prevelly WA | Google Maps
The Sea Garden Cafe offers a casual dining experience with glimpses of ocean views looking out over the famous Margaret River Surfers Point. With fun, hippie kind of vibes the Sea Garden is a great place for any time of day.
They offer a yummy, simple menu, cold beer on tap, and friendly service. More than just ‘dog friendly’ we would say they are ‘dog welcoming’ and have water bowls handy and some loving pats.
“Ocean views whilst having brekky fantastic. Reasonably priced and dog friendly.” -Geoff (see more reviews)
14.Olio Bello, Cowaramup
⭐RATING: 4.5/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 16.4km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: Armstrong Road, Cowaramup WA | Google Maps
A cafe and restaurant set amongst a working Olive grove, Olio Bello is one to be sure you visit with your furry friend. The cafe opens from 10 am and offers coffee and cakes before the restaurant opens for lunch at 11:30.
There is ample seating in the garden at outdoor tables under magnificent, established Olive trees. It’s a peaceful way to dine with your doggo and enjoy absolutely beautiful food made with fresh local produce and a whole lot of love. There is also a large lawned area you can stroll around if your pup fancies a wander.
The restaurant can get busy during peak times so be sure to arrive early or ensure you book a table outside to avoid disappointment.
“Nice location,dog and kid friendly. Good choice of food and friendly service. The olive oils are a bonus!” -Jacek (see more reviews)
⭐RATING: 4.5/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 21.9km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 177 Gale Road, Metricup WA | Google Maps
If dogs could talk they’d tell you to take them to the Beerfarm. A welcoming brewery set in a converted farm shed on a massive parcel of land is the perfect place to chill all day.
The Beerfarm is committed to sustainability practices and live and breathes recycling, upcycling, and composting bringing them to a more carbon-neutral, zero-waste position.
The food is epic, the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about their brews and the convenient location puts you smack bang in the middle of the cape-to-cape region.
With a huge expanse of outdoor lawned area and an open, flowing inside space your doggo can happily enjoy all areas on a lead. We promise if you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon in a pet-friendly place you will be happy here.
“Loved this open aired barn venue. The vibe was relaxed, dog and kid friendly. The burgers was amazing, highly recommend!” -Yen (see more reviews)
16.Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co, Wilyabrup
⭐RATING: 3.9/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 18.8km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 4259 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA | Google Maps
If you’ve ever cruised down Caves Road you’ve probably popped by Cheeky Monkey for a pint or three. This Margaret River brewery is a staple favorite of the southwest is pet friendly and open seven days from 11 am.
This lively brewpub has ample parking, heaps of outdoor seating, a great park, and a large open area to stroll around in with your pup.
It’s a little hard to pick a favorite on the menu here so I recommend a tasting paddle and some buffalo wings… brewpub fare done delightfully well. The view is great and there is a loop you can walk around with your dog while you are waiting for your food.
“Great food, drinks & friendly service all set in beautiful grounds. Real gem. Dog (on a lead) friendly too 🐕🦺” -Mark (see more reviews)
17.Colonial Brewing Co, Margaret River
⭐RATING: 4.1/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 9.7km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 6285/29 Osmington Road, Bramley WA | Google Maps
Only a few kilometers from town lies the epic Colonial Brewing Co. Brewing since 2004 and ever-evolving fun venue Colonial is a local’s favorite. Sporting oodles of outdoor dining spaces there are plenty of doggo-friendly tables to pick from.
Famous for their pizzas and refreshingly simple brews we’d be opting for a draught and Gamberi pizza (coz, prawns. YUM). If you feel like you need a bit of activity to help all that good food and beer settle down this is THE place for lawn games and even golf!
Pooch is welcome to join because it’s all outside…so kick a footy, hit a few balls into the lake, throw some beanbags.. whatever takes your fancy. Dogs must be on a lead at all times of course.
The food was awesome and the vibe was nice (lots of kids running around). It’s the sort of venue where everyone feels welcome. One staff member (maybe the owner??) brought some dog treats over for my dog! I’ve never had that happen before. I will be coming back and recommending colonial to my friends and family.” -Halina (see more reviews)
18.Fishbone Wines, Wilyabrup
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 21.2km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 422 Harmans Mill Road, Wilyabrup WA | Google Maps
Now, this is one of our absolute favorite dog-friendly venues. Fishbone Wines is a classy winery with a Japanese and Korean fusion restaurant. They’ve recently increased their outdoor seating capacity which means more dog-friendly tables, yay!
Perfectly located in what we like to call the golden triangle of wine tasting in the region, it’s literally right across the road from the Margaret River Chocolate Factory. The team is super friendly and you’ll be welcomed in with an offer of a wine tasting before dining.
This place has just grown to become so popular that bookings are now essential every day and you’ll need to state at the time of booking that you’re bringing your doggo so the team can seat you accordingly.
If you can visit Fishbones on your visit down south we know two things.
1) You won’t be disappointed.
2) You will be back.
“Spectacular service, extremely efficient kitchen with prompt service, dogs welcome (personal rainwater bowl provided). We ordered the double salmon and inari maki sushi rolls which were visually tantalising and oozing with umami flavour. The crispy tofu salad and chicken karage were also excellent and gluten free.” -Vaughan (see more reviews)
19.Rustico at Hay Shed Hill, Wilyabrup
⭐RATING: 4.7/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 22.5km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 511 Harmans Mill Road, Wilyabrup WA | Google Maps
Another little golden triangle gem! Rustico is the perfect balance between a casual southwest dining experience and a fancy winery outing. It’s classy, charming, and rustic all at the same time.
My favorite way to dine here is on the deck and enjoy a degustation in Margaret River. Simple dishes, fresh produce, done exceptionally well. This is a consistently good dining experience.
Dogs are welcome! Yay! They’ll need to be on a leash and are allowed in the outside areas of the winery. They can also accompany you at lunch in the outside seating area. Be sure to add a note to your online booking so you can be seated appropriately.
“Delicious degustation! Food and wine were superb as was the service. They are very dog friendly and very accommodating to our pooch. We highly recommend” -Marnie (see more reviews)
20.Glenarty Road, Karridale
⭐RATING: 4.9/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 36.2km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 70 Glenarty Road, Karridale WA | Google Maps
If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend paying a visit to Glenarty Road, especially if you are heading past on your way to Nannup. It’s a place so unique that words alone can’t fully capture its essence; you truly have to experience it firsthand.
Glenarty Road embodies the true farm-to-table dining experience. Sasha and Ben McDonald have created a remarkable restaurant on their family farm, showcasing their unwavering commitment to the paddock-to-plate philosophy and their deep love for the land. They warmly invite you to share in their produce and practices.
Indulge in the Farm Feasting experience, featuring delightful set menus. From the lavish five-course Every Acre feast perfectly paired with exquisite wines, to the three-course tasting menu of the Farm Feast, and even a special Junior Feast for the young connoisseurs. Alternatively, you can take your time and enjoy a leisurely grazing session on the picturesque grounds, savoring charcuterie boards, freshly baked bread, and local cheeses in a delightful picnic-style setting.
“Amazing place and dog friendly. 10 out of 10 for wine, food and service.” -Hyyge (see more reviews)
21.Black Brewing Co
⭐RATING: 4.1/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 26.2km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 3517 Caves Road, Wilyabrup WA | Google Maps
Can’t decide between a winery or a brewery? Casual or fine dining? We’ve got the answer for you! Black Brewing Co is not your average brewery—it’s a restaurant, brewery, and distillery all rolled into one amazing location on Caves Road. With its high ceilings, wooden doors, stone fireplace, and a deck overlooking the water, it’s a truly glorious setting.
At Black Brewing Margaret River, you can indulge in a tapas-style menu with a Mexican twist, perfectly paired with a chardonnay. Or, if you’re in the mood for a classic juicy burger and hot chips, wash it down with a refreshing pint. This place combines the best of Margaret River, so if you’re short on time and can only make one stop, this is the place to be. Dogs are welcome as well.
“We loved our delicious lunch . Great service. No complaints at all. We had our little dog with us . Everything was a great experience. Thank you.” -Sharon (see more reviews)
Dog Friendly Restaurants Dunsborough
22.Goanna Bush Cafe, Dunsborough
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 38.4km | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: 278 Hayes Road, Quindalup WA | Google Maps
I love Goanna Bush Cafe, it’s pretty close to town if you’re in Dunsborough or Yallingup but feels so secluded set amongst natural bushland and forest. It’s a hidden gem and never fails to disappoint me with quality of food and service.
This is a perfect place to enjoy a cuppa, breakfast, or lunch but again you’ll need to be sure you’ve booked a table outside if your dog is accompanying you. The menu changes with the seasons and is truly a typical Southwest casual dining experience. I love it when there’s a slight drizzle of rain on the rooftops and you can smell the freshness of the forest.
⭐RATING: 4.4/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 54km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 237 Eagle Bay Road, Eagle Bay WA | Google Maps
The first thing that will leave you in awe at Wise Wine is undoubtedly the breathtaking view. But that’s just the beginning. The property itself is stunning, featuring an impressive deck and a charming terrace shaded by a majestic chestnut tree.
If you find yourself in the area, perhaps staying in some luxury accommodation in Dunsborough, this is an absolute must-visit. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch, savor the exquisite wines, and take in the stunning views. Plus, it’s a dog-friendly establishment, which is an added bonus.
⭐RATING: 4.2/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 47km | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 226 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough WA | Google Maps
Step inside Bungalow Social, housed in a charming old sixties woodworking warehouse, and be transported to a mid-century style beach house. Nestled in a lush tropical setting in the beachside town of Dunsborough, this location perfectly captures the laid-back beach vibe of the Southwest.
Bungalow Social is dedicated to delivering seriously good sourdough-fermented pizza, complemented by a selection of delicious natural wines, local beers, and tropical spirits. Soak in the relaxed atmosphere, savor the flavors, and enjoy the beachside experience that Bungalow Social has to offer.
Don’t miss out on this stunning venue, complete with a dog-friendly area outside. Make sure to pay a visit when you have the chance!
25.The Pour House Bar And Kitchen
⭐RATING: 4.2/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 47km | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 26 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough WA | Google Maps
Situated just 150m from the beach in the beautiful Margaret River Region, The Pour House Bar And Kitchen offers a unique Dunsborough experience that combines exceptional customer service, delectable food, and an extensive selection of craft beer, bespoke spirits, and locally sourced South West wines.
At The Pourhouse, they take pride in their extensive selection of craft beer, which highlights the exceptional brews crafted by our local brewers. Give them a visit to share moments of camaraderie, indulge in delicious food, and savor their beautifully crafted beer and wine, with your dog in tow.
Dog Friendly Restaurants Busselton
26.Shelter Brewing Co
⭐RATING: 4.1/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 49.8km | OPEN FOR: Lunch and Dinner |📍LOCATION: 11 Foreshore Parade, Busselton WA | Google Maps
Nestled at the base of the iconic Busselton Jetty, Shelter Brewing Co offers a picturesque setting with views of boats bobbing on the bay, families enjoying beach picnics, and kids showing off their daring dives. It’s the ultimate spot to unwind and quench your thirst with a cold beer and indulge in a hearty meal.
To ensure you secure a table, I recommend making a booking in advance as Shelter is a popular hangout. They pride ourselves on being a family-friendly brewery restaurant, welcoming kids with open arms. And of course, your furry four-legged friend is more than welcome to join the fun too!
27.Rocky Ridge Brewing Co
⭐RATING: 4.9/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 49km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 10 Marine Terrace, Busselton WA | Google Maps
Right in the heart of Busselton, just a stone’s throw from the jetty, you’ll discover Busseltons newest gem – the Rocky Ridge Brewing Co Taphouse.
Housed in a lovingly refurbished 1930s family home, the TapHouse offers a serene and inviting atmosphere where you can fully immerse yourself in the Rocky Ridge experience.
Featuring an impressive lineup of 25 taps, including their own delightful brews (with the occasional special guest appearance), you’re bound to find a beer that speaks to your taste buds. Feeling peckish? They have collaborated with the amazing folks at Margaret River Burger Co ensuring that delicious burgers and sides are available.
And here’s the best part – Rocky Ridge wholeheartedly welcomes furry friends! Friendly dogs are more than welcome to join the fun, as long as they’re on a leash, of course. So grab your favorite pooch and come on down to Rocky Ridge TapHouse for a truly memorable experience.
⭐RATING: 4.7/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 46km | OPEN FOR: Breakfast and Lunch |📍LOCATION: 1541 Chapman Hill Road, Chapman Hill WA | Google Maps
Nestled on a sprawling 30-acre landscape, Hippo Lakes is a family-owned cafe, farm shop, and events venue offering breathtaking views of magnificent gardens.
Conveniently situated 16km from Busselton in the South West of Western Australia, in the renowned Margaret River wine region, the cafe and farm shop proudly showcases an array of delectable seasonal dishes and locally sourced produce from the vibrant community and region.
You are also able to bring your lovable pet along on any open day of the week and experience the wonders of Hippo Lakes. Your furry friend will relish the leisurely walks and the array of captivating scents that await exploration, making it an exhilarating adventure for any dog.
Dog Friendly Restaurants Yallingup
29.Wild Hop Brewing Co, Yallingup
⭐RATING: 4.6/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 36km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 1301 Wildwood Road, Yallingup WA | Google Maps
Set amongst rolling fields and overlooking greenery on a family property is the increasingly popular Wild Hop Brewing Co – a must visit brewery near Yallingup! Casual dining and award-winning beers with a cool, relaxed vibe and friendly staff.
You can’t really visit Wild Hop without enjoying their famous shared dining experience of rotisserie chicken so we recommend you take a couple of pals and make a meal of it. The beer menu is constantly changing with new small-batch releases however our favorite and main stayer on the menu is the ‘Short Shorts’ Pilsner. So refreshing!
There’s loads of seating area on the grass outside and plenty of outside tables where your dog is welcome to join you however we absolutely recommend booking as Wild Hop tends to fill up fast especially on weekends or in peak periods. For something extra special head there on a Sunday Arvo to enjoy some live music on the deck.
30.Swings and Roundabouts, Yallingup
⭐RATING: 4.2/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 33km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 2807 Caves Road, Yallingup WA | Google Maps
Swings and Roundabouts LOVE your dog as much as you do! They are super welcoming to all furry friends and they even have a super cool doggo watering station outside.
This is one of the few wineries that allow your pooch indoors… there is ample seating in the semi-enclosed indoor/outdoor space but if it’s a nice day you can’t really pass up the outdoor tables overlooking the vineyards.
Swings and Roundabouts is a bit of an Instagram hotspot too with their ‘swing seats’ so perhaps you and your pup can get a few likes on the gram while you’re down south.
⭐RATING: 4.3/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 30km | OPEN FOR: Lunch |📍LOCATION: 12/5 Quinninup Road, Yallingup WA | Google Maps
Nestled near the charming Yallingup, within the renowned Margaret River Wine Region, Chow’s Table finds its place amidst the lush vineyards of the House of Cards Winery and its picturesque gardens.
Led by owner and Head Chef Mal Chow, the restaurant takes a unique approach by infusing his family’s cherished recipes from his childhood and his rich Chinese heritage into the local culinary scene.
Chow’s Table take pride in using the freshest ingredients available, sourcing locally whenever possible, to craft their delectable dishes. It’s also dog friendly! Just let them know when you are booking so they can seat you appropriately.
FAQ: Margaret River Dog Friendly Restaurants
Are there many dog-friendly restaurants in Margaret River?
Yes, Margaret River boasts a range of dog-friendly restaurants that warmly welcome your furry companions. You’ll find several establishments with outdoor seating areas or dedicated pet-friendly spaces.
Do dog-friendly restaurants in Margaret River provide water bowls for dogs?
Most dog-friendly restaurants in Margaret River understand the importance of keeping your furry friend hydrated. They typically provide water bowls to ensure your dog stays refreshed throughout your dining experience.
Are there any restrictions on bringing dogs to restaurants in Margaret River?
While many restaurants in Margaret River happily accommodate dogs, there may be certain guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all guests. It’s recommended to keep your dog on a leash and well-behaved during your visit.
Can I bring my dog inside the restaurant in Margaret River?
Generally, dogs are not allowed inside the dining areas of restaurants in Margaret River. However, many establishments offer outdoor seating or designated areas where you can comfortably dine with your dog by your side.
Are there any specific dog-friendly menu options available at restaurants in Margaret River?
While restaurants primarily cater to human appetites, some dog-friendly establishments in Margaret River may have special doggy menus or treats available. It’s always a good idea to inquire with the restaurant about any pet-friendly offerings they may have.
Wrapping Up: Dog Friendly Margaret River
In the dog-friendly haven of the Margaret River region, your four-legged companions are treated like family at a variety of charming eateries. Whether you’re enjoying a leisurely breakfast, savoring a delicious lunch, or unwinding with a refreshing beverage, these establishments go the extra mile to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for everyone, including your beloved pets. So, next time you explore the Margaret River region, bring along your furry buddy and embark on a delightful culinary adventure together!
Australia Travel Planning Guide
🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?
100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!
🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?
Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!
🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?
My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!
If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.
I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!