If you’re anything like me, your dogs are like a 5th limb. Thankfully, many restaurants and bars are warming to the idea of establishing pet-friendly areas where their clientele can wine and dine in the company of their best friends, both human and canine. I was over the moon to find out that our area is home to many pet-friendly establishments and cannot wait for patio season to return!
Filling Station Pub & Grill
300 W. Main Street, St. Charles
Family-friendly restaurant and the hottest night spot downtown. Famous for homemade food, friendly servers, antique décor and shaded patio.
222 W. Main Street, St. Charles
Family owned and operated, Pub 222 offers traditional pub fare, paired with your favorite IPA, local brew or classic American brew. They pride themselves on their unique signature seasonal cocktails!
Kimmer’s Ice Cream
1 W. Illinois Street, St. Charles
Classic and gourmet ice cream, homemade with love! Ice cream cakes, pies, cookie sandwiches, and more. Home of the Sparkle Cone! Open year-round.
The Evergreen Pub & Grill
1400 W. Main Street, St. Charles
Local friendly tavern. Great homemade food and ice cold beer.
Salerno’s on the Fox
320 N. 2nd Street, St. Charles
Italian family recipes from four generations. Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pizza, and homemade sauces. Open daily at 11am.
Town House Books & Café
105 N. 2nd Avenue, St. Charles
630-584-8600 or 630-584-8603
Food and book lover’s heaven! Independent community bookstore for 30+ years in an 1853 house with attached café.
Claddagh Irish Pub
1702 Commons Drive, Geneva
Everything you could ask for in a local pub. Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, and a beautiful shaded patio.
211 James Street, Geneva
Enjoy an exception breakfast or lunch in the heart of downtown Geneva. This family-friendly establishment also offers an enticing array of adult beverages and has some of the friendliest staff in town.
Potbelly Sandwich Works
1530 Commons Dr., Geneva
Corner Bakery Café
1614 Commons Dr., Geneva
River’s Edge Bar and Grill
12 N. River Street, Batavia
River’s Edge Bar and Grill is a fantastic new restaurant/bar that prides itself in providing exceptional service to people and dogs alike. Not only do they have a great menu for their human clientele, they have a doggie menu for their furry friends on the patio and homemade fleece toys made by the new owner Melissa!
Heritage Prairie Farm
2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn
Open year-round, this market is home to a variety of products including raw and infused honey, organically grown produce, and fresh local produce such as milk, eggs, meats, and cheeses. Farmers Market Sat, 9-1pm
Ok, so Naperville is not in The Fox Valley Area; but this outstanding restaurant is a stone’s throw away and too fantastic not to mention.
1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville
This restaurant serves an amazing variety of delicious tapas and the beautiful mansion it is located in has an absolutely stunning patio likened to a “garden paradise”.
Quigley’s Irish Pub
43 E. Jefferson Ave, Naperville
Offering live music and a beautiful patio in the heart of downtown Naperville, Quigley’s Pub is a great place to spend a warm Saturday night catching up with friends in the company of man’s best friend.