10 Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Forest Hills, Tenn.

David Hatef

Forest Hills is a small residential city on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. The affluent area is known for its rolling hills, tree-lined streets, and spacious lots. There is no commercial development, just small businesses to provide residents with the necessary amenities.

Downtown Nashville is less than a 15-minute drive from Forest Hills, offering unlimited opportunities for dining, shopping, live music, and entertainment. Many local restaurants are pet-friendly, welcoming four-legged friends of all sizes. Here are a few favorite dining places that don't mind, and sometimes even cater to, your dog while you enjoy a meal or drink at their establishment.

1. Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen

1004 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219 / (615) 471-7415

Von Elrod's Beer Hall & Kitchen is a great place to grab a beer and a delicious meal. This German restaurant offers an Oktoberfest-inspired menu with an in-house butcher, baker, smoker, and wood grill.

With one of the largest outdoor patios in Nashville, dogs of any size are welcome. The staff go out of their way to make dogs comfortable, providing treats and pet-friendly supplies. The porch is covered and enclosed, offering heating or cooling, depending on the season, for year-round comfort. Your pet will enjoy relaxing on the artificial turf, with a water bowl under every table.

2. Adele's Nashville

1210 McGavock St., Nashville, TN 37203 / (615) 988-9700

Conveniently located in The Gulch, Adele's Nashville offers elevated farm-to-table comfort food and hosts a legendary weekend brunch buffet. Once an auto repair shop, the converted elegant space features a chef's counter, lively open kitchen, and heated outdoor patio. The restaurant offers a full bar with a vast selection of award-winning wines, bespoke cocktails, and craft beers. The upscale open-air outdoor patio offers plenty of room for your dog to stretch out while you dine.

3. Double Dogs

1807 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37212 / (615) 292-8110

This ultimate sports bar offers cold beer, sumptuous bar food, and a "human-tested, dog-approved" pup patio that graciously welcomes pets. The staff work hard to ensure both their two-legged and four-legged guests are comfortable. Water bowls line the outdoor patio, and dogs are often gifted a cute bandana. Double Dogs also donates a portion of the proceeds from sales of Diddley, its signature lager, to the local humane society.

4. The Buttermilk Ranch

2407 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204 / (615) 465-8300

The Buttermilk Ranch makes everything from scratch. This small-batch bakery offers elevated breakfasts and lunches from the quick service counter or in the full-service dining room. Pets are always welcome. The restaurant even carries a product line of homemade dog treats and an adorable croissant squeak toy.

5. Marsh House

401 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203 / (615) 262-6001

The Marsh House serves sustainable and responsibly sourced seafood, with a menu showcasing the best elements of Southern cuisine. It offers an eclectic wine list and a fabulous raw bar. Guests and their pets can enjoy an exceptional meal on the outdoor patio, accessible via 11th Avenue South. The dog-friendly staff offer water bowls and seasonal dog treats and will even prepare a tasty treat for Fido, consisting of scrambled eggs and toast for dogs.

6. Mere Bulles

5201 Maryland Way, Brentwood, TN 37027

Described as "comfortably elegant," Mere Bulles is located inside the historic Maryland Manor. Patrons can enjoy a relaxing meal of phyllo-wrapped sea bass or a rack of Dijon-crusted New Zealand lamb with mint risotto complemented by a glass of wine. The outdoor patio is open to pets, and the staff is quick to offer a water bowl to keep your dog comfortable while you enjoy one of the area's best restaurants.

7. Nicky's Coal Fired

5026 Centennial Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209 / (615) 678-4289

Nicky's Coal Fired offers artisanal Italian cuisine from award-winning Chef Tony Galzin. It serves fresh pizzas cooked in Tennessee's only coal-burning oven and has an on-site bagel shop. The casual, counter-service-style seating offers a relaxing atmosphere welcoming to pets.

8. The Southern Steak & Oyster

150 3rd Ave., Nashville, TN 37201 / (615) 724-1762

The Southern Steak & Oyster serves modern Southern cuisine with carefully curated ingredients. Its unique menu includes hot chicken salad, pork porterhouse, and fish 'n grits. Complimentary self-parking is available with validation, and there is an Oyster Happy Hour from 3 pm to 5 pm on weekends. The outdoor patio is dog-friendly, with ceiling fans and water bowls to keep your pet comfortable while you enjoy a delightful view of downtown.

9. Urban Grub

2506 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37205 / (615) 679-9342

Southern traditions meet healthy, casual dining at Urban Grub. Fresh seafood, smoked and grilled meats, and shucked oysters are the highlights of this unique restaurant. The converted car wash is now a popular multi-environment restaurant, bar, and patio garden that opened in 2012. The outdoor space features private cabanas, fire pits, and a vibrant environment for enjoying a meal with your dog by your side. Pets will love the homemade peanut butter bones and dog bowls filled with fresh water, often delivered before guests receive cocktails.

10. Butchertown Hall

1416 4th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208 / (615) 454-3634

Butchertown Hall cooks meat on a 36-square-foot open-fire hearth and custom-built high-capacity smoker. It offers soulful food, including Tex-Mex standards, smoked brisket, craft tacos, and wood-fired premium cuts. Your dog will feel right at home on the spacious outdoor patio that is heated or cooled, depending on the time of year. It is a popular spot for dog lovers, with the deck often filled with dogs of all sizes.

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