Pet Friendly Dining & Nightlife

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!

 

St. Charles

Dolce Bakery & Café
131 S. 1st Street, St. Charles
630-443-2497

Authentic Italian desserts, specialities and café.  Italian bread, panini and gelato.  Dine-in or carry out.  Hours vary by season.

 

Filling Station Pub & Grill
300 W. Main Street, St. Charles
630-584-4414

Family-friendly restaurant and the hottest night spot downtown.  Famous for homemade food, friendly servers, antique décor and shaded patio.

 

Isacco Kitchen
210 Cedar Street, St. Charles
630-444-0202

Modern Northern Italian cuisine serving dinner.

 

Kimmer’s Ice Cream
1 W. Illinois Street, St. Charles
630-762-9480

Classic and gourmet ice cream, homemade with love!  Ice cream cakes, pies, cookie sandwiches, and more.  Home of the Sparkle Cone!  Open year-round.

 

Ray’s Evergreen Tavern
1400 W. Main Street, St. Charles
630-584-3535

Local friendly tavern.  Great homemade food and ice cold beer.

 

River Rockhouse
106 S. Riverside Avenue, St. Charles
630-513-0074

Restaurant, bar, and music venue features live music, food, and drinks.  Enjoy St. Charles’ largest covered patio with a great view of downtown and the river.  Live local and national music acts every Thursday through Sunday.

 

Salerno’s on the Fox
320 N. 2nd Street, St. Charles
630-584-7900

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.

 

Geneva

Claddagh Irish Pub
1702 Commons Drive, Geneva
630-208-0337

Everything you could ask for in a local pub.  Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, and a beautiful shaded patio.

 

Nosh
211 James Street, Geneva
630-845-1570

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
630-262-8703

 

Corner Bakery Café
1614 Commons Dr., Geneva
630-845-1738

 

Batavia

O’Brien’s Pub and Grill
12 N. River Street, Batavia
630-406-9200

A relaxing dive-bar near the Fox River,  perfect for enjoying a pint of beer and a bite to eat with friends.  I’ve been told they offer a great Bloody Mary on Sundays.

 

Elburn

Heritage Prairie Farm
2N308 Brundige Road, Elburn
630-443-5989

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

 

Naperville

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.

Meson Sabika
1025 Aurora Ave, Naperville
630-983-3000

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
630-428-4774

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.