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Last week, Clean Plate Charlie threw a bone to the parents out there and laid out the ten best places to take your human child
to enjoy a decent meal and minimal crap from your servers and fellow diners. But what about those of us whose favored kids are covered in fur and have no shame in eating food that's fallen on the ground and remained there way past the five-second rule? (OK; human children will definitely do the latter.)
In the interest of providing equal service to those who can't bear to be without their dog for a drink, lunch, and/or dinner, Clean Plate Charlie has assembled a list of ten of the best places to hang out with your (friendly, leashed) dog in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Are you a bad judge of character -- particularly after a few postwork beers and an especially long dry spell? The outdoor seating area at this bustling party spot on Himmarshee is friendly to friendly dogs, which means you can enlist your four-legged BFF to help you suss out that hot stranger trying pick you up over happy-hour drinks. If you catch a server who's particularly doting, your dog can get a bowl of water and maybe even a treat. Meanwhile, you can work on a plate of Baja mahi tacos and a bottle of Red Stripe while enjoying a prime spot for people-watching.
Like its sister restaurant, Coconuts, the Foxy Brown has love for the four-legged creatures that walk among us. But unlike that waterside getaway, this little lunch and dinner spot has limited outdoor seating, so it may be safest to head here for late lunch and avoid the mealtime rush. Named for, among other things, the owner's dog, the Foxy Brown has a well-curated menu of crowd pleasers like niçoise salad and pretzels with beer cheese. Oh, and to state the obvious: Only friendly dogs need apply.
2401 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL
40 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach, FL
429 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
8020 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL
435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL
3281 Griffin Road, Dania Beach, FL
410 Second Ave. N., Lake Worth, FL
723 E. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL