Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Robyn Lane

Joey Wants His Dinner

You get to go out on the town whenever the mood strikes. What about your pooch? Dogs need to get out of the house for more than just their daily walks.

How about taking your furry buddy to one of your favorite hangouts. It could be a favorite eatery, or perhaps a local bar or pub.

Did you know there are dozens upon dozens of places where your dog is welcome?

I think most people are familiar with Asbury Park’s Wonder Bar and their very animal inclusive Yappy Hour.

Yappy Hour is when the Wonder Bar plays host to our furry friends. With plenty of fenced-­in outdoor space, dogs can meet new friends, get some exercise, or just chill by the water bowl, while their humans do some socializing of their own.

As of July 17, 2023, The Wonder Bar’s Yappy Hour schedule is:
Monday 3 to 7 Small Dogs Only
Thursday and Friday – All Size Dogs 3 to 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday – All Size Dogs Noon to 6 pm
Starting August 2 – Small Dog Wednesday 3 to 7 pm
Follow The Wonder Bar Yappy Hour Facebook page for updates.

Even some places of business allow employees to bring their pets to work. The WRAT is one of those places. Our 7 to midnight jock, “The  Minister”, brings his baby to work almost every day.

Minister pops in during the day with his baby boy, Vader, and our staff goes wild. Especially me, I just love that pooch!

Minister makes sure to bring Vader into the studio to visit Auntie Robyn I’ve even had him as a special on-air guest. It just makes my day.

It’s nice to know there are plenty of pet friendly establishments on the Shore where your pet is welcome.

Let’s take a look at just a few places in Part 1 of Places on the Jersey Shore your furry family member is welcome.

  • Burger 25 - 199 NJ-37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Your doggie is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. They even have a dog menu and pup cups!

  • Mrs. Walker's Ice Cream Parlor - 908 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753

    Your 4 legged friend is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables, get him a pup cup while you indulge your sweet tooth. Choose from a cone, a sundae, or a cup of some of the best ice cream in Toms River.


  • Kim Marie's Eat n Drink Away - 1411 Kingsley St, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

    The WRAT staff’s favorite hangout before we March in the Asbury St. Patty’s Day Parade.

    Located a block from the Asbury Park Boardwalk and across the street from The Berkeley Hotel, Kim Marie’s offers something for everyone.. Your fur baby can enjoy something off the doggy menu while sitting beside you on the pet-friendly outdoor seating.  You find something delicious on the human’s menu and order yourself an ice cold brew while you and Fluffy enjoy each other’s company.

  • Stone Fire Grille - 226 Atlantic City Blvd, Beachwood, NJ 08722

    Stone Fire Grille is a restaurant and bar with pet-friendly tables available in good weather so your well-behaved pup can join you for a meal. Their cuisine ranges from seafood and steaks to burgers and pasta. Doggie Daddy, Mike Morris says to order the Hangar steak, and make sure your dog gets a taste. The Morris family dogs

    Menus | Stone Fire Grille

    Stone Fire Grille in Beachwood, NJ

  • The Buttered Biscuit - 700 Main St, Bradley Beach, NJ 07720

    The Buttered Biscuit Cafe is a pet-friendly bistro in Bradley Beach where you can find several dog-friendly tables on the sidewalk. In addition to some of the best homemade biscuits in the state, the Buttered Biscuit has some of the best breakfast & lunch options in town.


  • Woody's Roadside Tavern - 105 Academy St, Farmingdale, NJ 07727

    Woody’s Roadside Tavern serves a tasty selection of classic American eats and refreshing craft beer in a casual and festive setting with dog-friendly outside tables. Their char-broiled burgers are juicy and delicious and can be shared with your dog.


  • Last Wave Brewing Company - 601 Bay Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

    Last Wave Brewing Company has a pet-friendly tasting room!  Leashed dogs are welcome to join you inside or at a table in their outdoor beer garden. Their craft beer is available on tap and they also offer cans and bottles to go. Outside food can be brought in to enjoy with your beverages.

  • Mud City Crab House - 1185 E Bay Ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

    Good eats at Mud City. Grab a cocktail or a beer before you place your order for delicious seafood, burgers, steaks, or other great selections including their famous crab cakes. There are six dog-friendly tables on the patio so you can order your food to go and eat outside with your favorite pet. 


  • Point Lobster Co - 1 St Louis Ave, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

    This BYOB seafood restaurant has a dog-friendly patio with waterfront views. Enjoy a killer lobster roll, lobster taco, or a choose from a variety of fresh seafood and side dishes.

  • Zano Bros. of Brooklyn - 360 N Main St, Waretown, NJ 08758

    Your pup is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Zano Bros. has everything you expect any good Italian restaurant would have. Appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, and some darn good Artichoke Francese & Mushroom Ravioli.

    Menu - Zano's Brothers Italian Market & Trattoria

    All Lunch Menu Dinner Menu Panini Menu



  • Max's Bar & Grill - 25 Matilda Terrace, Long Branch, NJ 07740

    Max’s Bar & Grill is a coastal eatery where your dog is welcome to join you at an outside table as you sip on a signature cocktail or a local craft beer. Grab some great grub, and keep in mind, the spotlight on your pooch shines even brighter on Wednesday with  “Yappy Hour” with food and drink specials for you and your furry friend.

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