Dog friendly spots to check out in Fargo-Moorhead

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Visiting Fargo with your dog? We don’t want your canine friend(s) to miss out on all the fun. Here’s a guide to dog-friendly spots in the Fargo area!

The Fargo-Moorhead Visitors Center

Start your trip off right by stopping at the Visitors Center. We love having four-legged friends come along while their humans look for information about the area or take a photo with the Woodchipper!

Your pup can get a treat from one of our Travel Ambassadors while you enjoy a bag of popcorn or some coffee. We even have “Bring your Dog to Work” day on Fridays so there might be some furry friends to play with.

*Warning: most of our employees are dog lovers, so watch your pooch closely so they don’t walk off with them ????

2001 44th St S, Fargo | (701) 282-3653

Dog Parks

These off-leash dog parks will help your canine run off some energy while encouraging some socialization with other local dogs.

  • Brandt Crossing: 5009 33rd Ave S, Fargo
  • Village West Park: 4415 9th Ave Cir S, Fargo
  • Yunker Farm Dog Park: 1257 28th Ave N, Fargo
  • Dike East Dog Park: 100 2nd St S, Fargo
  • Centennial Dog Park: 2600 15th Ave N, Moorhead

Favorite parks for a walk

MB Johnson Park

MB Johnson is known as one of the best hiking spots in Fargo-Moorhead due to the two miles of trails that are well groomed by the FM Trailbuilders Club.

Bonus tip: Although many owners let their dogs run around without a leash, it’s best to bring a leash along as you are going to be walking right near the river.

3601 11th St N, Moorhead | (218) 299-5340

Rendezvous Park

Conveniently located south of I-94 in West Fargo, Rendezvous Park is a great stop on your way out west. With almost a mile and a half paved loop, it’s a good stop for any level walker.

Bonus tip: Look out for the low water fountains for your dog throughout the park.

1055 32nd Ave W, West Fargo | (701) 433-5360

Lindenwood Park

Right along the Red River, Lindenwood Park allows for a very wooded and scenic walk that is perfect during hot summer afternoons. Check out the self-guided Lindenwood Park Tree Tour where you can walk along and spot the different tree species.

Bonus tip: Head towards the north end of the park to find the Lindenwood walking bridge, which crosses the river from North Dakota into Minnesota!

1905 Roger Maris Dr, Fargo | (701) 499-6060

Buffalo River State Park

Located 14 miles east on highway 10 from Moorhead, Buffalo River State Park is the closest state park to the area. With 12 miles of hiking, you could spend a lot of quality time with your pup trekking through Minnesota’s western prairie.

Bonus tip: On your way back into town, stop by the Moorhead Dairy Queen for one of their handmade original Dilly Bars for you and a pup cup (ice cream with a Milk Bone surprise) for your dog!

565 155th St S, Glyndon, MN | (218) 498-2124

Dog-Friendly Patios


Bismarck Tavern

One of Fargo’s oldest bars, the Bismarck is a great spot for both you and your furry friend.
522 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 235-6607

The Empire

Another great dive bar in the heart of Downtown Fargo.
424 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 235-4705

Fargo Brewing Company

Fargo’s first brewery is welcoming to man’s best friend.
610 University Dr, Fargo | (701) 478-2337

Fort Noks Bar of Gold

With a huge patio, Fort Noks is a great spot for you and your pup.
52 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-9191

Front Street Taproom

One of the local dogs’ favorite stomps, Front Street has a great patio right on Main Avenue.
614 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 566-7226

JL Beers

Order what is arguably the best burger in Fargo-Moorhead, and don’t let your dog miss out on the fun!
518 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 492-3377


This awesome retro hangout serves fun specialty cocktails on their great patio right out front.
612 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 478-1234

Red Raven Espresso Parlor

An all ages music venue and coffee shop, Red Raven has a great patio for you and your pooch.
916 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 478-7337

Rosey’s Bistro & Bar

Grilled cheese is taken to another level here, and the patio even has water bowls for your pup.
212 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 551-0777

Tailgators Sports Cafe

Soak up the sun on the huge outdoor patio!
1322 Main Ave, Fargo | (701) 293-2091

Toasted Frog

Head to the alley next to the Toasted Frog to hang out on the patio with your pup while you enjoy a great happy hour or great lavosh.
305 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 478-7888

Twenty Below Coffee Co.

This craft coffee shop right on Roberts Street welcomes all!
14 Roberts St N, Fargo | (701) 566-0977

Vinyl Taco

Enjoy great Mexican street fare and cocktails while listening to vinyl records on Vinyl’s patio.
520 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 365-8226

Wild Terra Cider & Brewing

This extremely family-friendly and pooch-friendly cider bar has homemade kombucha and small plates.
6 12th St S N, Fargo | (701) 639-6273

Wurst Bier Hall

German style pub with great food and a puppy-friendly patio out front.
630 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 478-2437

South Fargo/West Acres

Fargo Cork ‘N Cleaver

Although the inside is dark and cozy, the huge patio at Cork ‘N Cleaver is full of sunshine and puppy snuggles.
3301 S University Dr, Fargo | (701) 237-6790

Lucky’s 13 Pub

Great patio for you and your furry friend along with an awesome selection of beers and comfort food.
4301 17th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 551-0013

Tru Blu Social Club

This steakhouse in West Fargo has an outdoor area made for you and man’s best friend.
915 19th Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 532-2600

North Fargo

Cherry Berry

Frozen yogurt bar will a huge variety of froyo flavors and toppings.
1100 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 235-0116

Herd & Horns

Sports bar on the NDSU campus has an outdoor seating area perfect for dogs and humans.
1414 12th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 551-7000

West Fargo


This American restaurant in West Fargo has a patio that’s happy to host your pets as well.
835 23rd Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 532-2900


This laid-back welcoming bar is now welcoming to your pooches!
3147 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo | (701) 552-7798

Spicy Pie

Pizza, grinders, and beer is their specialty. Check out their patio with your pup.
745 31st Ave E, West Fargo | (701) 356-0206

The Tavern Grill

Build your own great meals alongside your best friend.
4504 32nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 532-0777

Wurst Bier Hall West

German style pub with great food and a puppy-friendly patio out front.
3179 Bluestem Dr, West Fargo | (701) 532-0484


Legends Sports Bar & Grill

Pizza, wings, tacos and more! Legends has a great patio to hang out on.
803 Belsly Blvd, Moorhead | (218) 477-1010

JL Beers

The Moorhead location of this great burger joint, don’t let your dog miss out on the fun!
2902 Hwy 10 East, Moorhead | (218) 422-4400

Junkyard Brewing Company

Moorhead’s one and only brewery is not only dog-friendly, but they also have live music almost every night!
1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead | (701) 936-5545

A Local Treat

Natural Pet Center: The Natural Pet Center provides healthy food for your furry friends.  They specialize in all natural food and treats that help your pet stay healthy and active. They even have Brew Chews which are locally made gourmet cookies for your dog made from combinations of grains from the home brewing process. Your dog will love the taste and you’ll be helping out a local startup!

3037 13th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 239-0110

Other spots you can grab a treat for your canine:

Starbucks: Puppuccino – small cup filled with whipped cream.

Dairy Queen: Pup Cup – Small serving of soft serve ice cream (sometimes with a Milk Bone).

Culvers: Milk Bone in a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Sonic: All Sonics allow dogs, some even bring dog treats to your car with your meal.

Indoor Areas to Bring Your Pooch (especially during our chilly winters)

SCHEELS: You can take your well-behaved pooch for a stroll around SCHEELS as you shop for some hunting & fishing supplies or local sports fan gear! Just make sure they are on a leash and do not make their way into Gramma Ginna’s Coffee and Fudge shop.

Barnes and Noble: Bring your canine into Barnes and Noble to check out their newest book collections!

Like we mentioned previously in this post, the Fargo-Moorhead Visitor Center is another great place to stop with your pet!

Dog-Friendly Hotels

To see a list of pet-friendly hotels in the Fargo-Moorhead area, click here. Also, here are some hotels that go above and beyond for your 4-legged family members:

Red Roof Inn: This hotel does not charge a fee to bring your dogs with on your trip. They also welcome them in with a treat!

Clubhouse Hotel & Suites: The Clubhouse is very accommodating for your pet; they do not charge a fee for your pet and they give out treats for your furry friends when they arrive.

Element by Westin: Not only does the Element provide treats to welcome in your pet, they also provide “Heavenly” dog beds because no dog should ever have to sleep on the floor.

Whether you’re looking for pet-friendly restaurants or other things you can do with your pooch while you’re in town, this guide to dog-friendly spots around Fargo-Moorhead is sure to help you plan your trip. If you’re looking for other pet services (grooming, training, boarding, etc,) in Fargo-Moorhead, check out Fargo Monthly’s Pet Guide.