5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Great patio, hip crowd. $$
Two Hippies Beach House
501 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix
Gotta love the $1.50 tacos. At those prices, buy a couple for your four-legged friend. $
850 S. Ash Ave., Tempe
Located near campus, this is the preeminent dog-friendly hang in the East Valley.
Joe’s Farm Grill
3000 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert
Joe Johnston (of Joe’s Real Barbecue) has converted the house in which he grew up into a flashback-to-the-’60s restaurant, featuring excellent hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken baskets, fries and milkshakes – all made with fresh, top-notch ingredients. It’s hard to say which is better: the excellent food or the soothing rural setting, shaded by ancient trees. Lunch and dinner daily. $
5739 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale
German cuisine, dog-friendly patio, convenient wes-side location.
3636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Few Valley-ites realize that this popular Old Town waatering hole is also a great place for a dog-date.
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