Dog friendly spots to check out in Fargo-Moorhead

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!

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

Rainy Days Indoor Dog Park: 467 34th St. S, Fargo

Favorite parks for a walk

A list of some of our favorite, larger parks around the FM area to check out.

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

Don’t like eating alone? Us either, bring your furry friend with you to these local dog-friendly restaurants.


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

Drekker Brewing

If you’re wanting to try North Dakota and Fargo beer, the rotating selection here is the perfect starting point. Get a flight and take a seat on their amazing patio with all your furry dates.

1666 1st Ave N, Fargo | (701) 532-0506

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

Old Broadway

Eat outside on their brand new patio while you eat hearty American dishes and pub food like fried pickles, wings, pizzas, and burgers – while you may be giving scraps to your dog.

22 Broadway, Fargo | (701) 237-6161


This awesome retro hangout serves fun specialty cocktails on their great patio right out front. They also have water bowls ready for your furry family.

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

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! They also have a new location in Moorhead.

14 Roberts St N, Fargo | (701) 566-0977
600 8th St S, Moorhead | (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

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

North Fargo

Cherry Berry

Frozen yogurt bar will a huge variety of froyo flavors and toppings.

1100 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 235-0116
4265 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 540-4827

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

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 burger, pizza or salad while hanging out on their biggest patio to date, with a garage door giving you access to the full bar.

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


Brewtus’ Brickhouse

Pair your delicious beer with one of their delicious brick-oven pizzas, and give your pups the scraps if they’re lucky. Their patio offers turf too for the comfiest pup.

935 37th Ave S, Moorhead | (218) 359-0744

Buffalo Wild Wings

This classic fan-favorite sports bar is available to you and your pup on their awesome shaded patio.

2201 1st Ave N, Moorhead | (218) 512-0400

Harold’s on Main

Relax with your dog at this cozy pub-style bar, while enjoying pizza and a $3 Hamms!

1330 Main Ave, Moorhead | (218) 233-3477

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

This fantastic brewery is not only dog-friendly, but they also have live music almost every night!

1416 1st Ave N, Moorhead | (701) 936-5545

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

Murphy’s Pub

Moorhead’s newest bar has a dog friendly patio, as well as a pup menu!

808 S 30th Ave, Moorhead, (218) 512-0310

Swing Barrel Brewing

Moorhead’s newest brewery has the coziest patio for you and your dog. Try any of their brews while checking out frequent live entertainment.

814 Center Ave A, Moorhead | (218) 284-2121


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 dog-friendly areas

Especially during our cold winters, these places are perfect to bring your pup to so they don’t get lonely.


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.

1551 45th St S, Fargo | (701) 298-2818

Barnes and Noble

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

1201 42nd Ave S, Fargo | (701) 281-1002

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!

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

Fargo Air Museum

The air museum is a must-see on your trip to Fargo if you love history, aircraft, or both! It’s also a pet-friendly museum, so your pup can get in on the history lesson as well.

1609 19th Ave N, Fargo | (701) 293-8043

Rocket Dogs Aquatics

Fargo’s only indoor dog pool offers doggy swimming lessons, open swim, and more in their two pools, one that is over 40 feet long and one that is a splash pool. Open year-round, a perfect activity for your pup in the colder months.

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!

1921 44th St S, Fargo | (701) 281-8240

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.

4400 15th Ave S, Fargo | (701) 282-5777

Element Fargo

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.

925 19th Ave SE, West Fargo | (701) 478-5333

Jasper Hotel

This new hotel in the heart of downtown is full-service with nods to the pioneering spirit of Fargo throughout the entire space. Check out the latest digs with your furry travel partner.

215 Broadway N, Fargo | (701) 532-2150