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A List of Dog-Friendly Places in Montclair

by Kristina Helfer
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With great weather upon us here in New Jersey, it’s time to spend more time outside — and we are sure that your best dog friend would love to join you. Montclair is here with open arms to welcome you and your pup into its stores and restaurants. Read on for an alphabetical list of dog-friendly businesses in Montclair.  

Groomer + Boarding Facilities

Grooming Gallery | 127 Valley Road

Grooming Gallery is more than just a dog salon; it also provides boarding and daycare services. With over 10 years of experience, owner Kelly Dow’s passion is to care for the dogs who come through her doors. This love is what keeps customers coming back. 

Pups@Play | 85a Walnut Street

Pups@Play is a one-stop shop for all your dog-child’s needs. It has training, daycare, grooming, boarding, and veterinary services. Stop by to have your dog taken care of by its dedicated staff.

Studio Groomers | 51 N Fullerton Avenue #342

Studio Groomers and its owner, Greg Siner, have kept Montclair’s pups pretty since 1999. Greg and his team love their furry clients and the furry clients love them.

Pet Stores

L&B Healthy Pet Markets | 15 S Fullerton Avenue

L&B Healthy Pet Market       

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L&B Healthy Pet Market has been serving Montclair pet owners for years and provides unparalleled service and advice for all your dog-related needs. Bring your pup by for the shop’s one-of-a-kind food options.

Read More: A Guide to Dog-Friendly Breweries + Wineries in North Jersey


The George Hotel | 37 North Mountain Avenue

the george

Looking for a great staycation option? The George Hotel is a beautifully renovated Georgian Inn centrally located for easy access to Montclair’s many restaurants, shops, and public transportation options. And you won’t need a pet-sitter.

MC Hotel | 690 Bloomfield Avenue

chef amber the mc hotel montclair

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For a luxury hotel experience with your furry best friend, the MC Hotel boasts its own restaurant and a rooftop with New York City views. It’s situated right in Montclair’s revered downtown.


Keep in mind that any food-serving establishments that welcome dogs are required by state law to do so outside. The following restaurants have outdoor seating for dogs.

Bonjour Montclair Cafe | 254 Park Street

Craving a crepe? Bonjour’s light, airy crepes and great sandwiches should be enjoyed outside with (wo)man’s best friend by your side alfresco.

Egan & Sons | 118 Walnut Street

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Egan & Sons brings an Irish pub to Montclair with its seasonal list of house-brewed ales, 34 classic and craft brews on tap, and over 100 rare and cornerstone beers. Grab a brew with your doggy boo in the pub’s outdoor area.

Jack’s Seafood Shack | 718 Bloomfield Avenue

Jack's Seafood Shack

(Photo credit: @jacksseafoodshack)

With summer upon us, Jack’s Seafood Shack is here to satisfy all your seafood cravings, no boat needed! Use your sea legs, and your pup’s, and enjoy a fresh lobster outside.

Just Jakes | 30 Park Street

Just Jakes is a lively restaurant and bar with a great outdoor patio for you and your dog to enjoy. The patio has TVs so make sure to wear your favorite team’s jersey and your pup’s matching bandana! 

Le Salbuen Cafe | 97 Walnut Street

Le Salbuen  

Le Salbuen offers a global dining experience, specializing in farm-to-table, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes. Stop by and eat outside with your dog for your next socially conscious meal.

Leone’s | 19 S Park Street

Leone's Restaurante and Pizzeria

Serving up awesome pies since 1995, Leone’s is your go-to for Italian-American cuisine. Visit the outdoor seating area with your pooch for the friendly staff and delicious food.

Ruthie’s Bar-B-Que | 64 1/2 Chestnut Street

Ruthie's Bar-B-Q

(Photo credit: @ruthschris)

Skip the hassle of a barbecue at home and stop by Ruthie’s for delicious smoked meats and satisfying sides. Its outdoor area is pet-friendly and we are sure your pup won’t object to a little taste.

Toast | 700 Bloomfield Avenue


Toast’s menu features diner classics and is here to put your brunch cravings at ease. Devour your omelet curbside with your dog.

Uncle Momo | 702 Bloomfield Avenue

Uncle Momo

(Photo credit: @unclemomomontclair)

Uncle Momo is a French-Lebanese restaurant whose shawarma you’re sure to love. Enjoy its unique ambiance outside with your furry friend for a worldly experience.

Coffee + More

Bluestone Coffee Co. | 123 Watchung Avenue

Bluestone Coffee

With exceptional coffee and delicious breakfast and lunch options, Bluestone Coffee Co. is sure to please you and your pup on a sunny day outside.

Java Love Coffee Roasting Co. | 244 Bellevue Avenue

java love  

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Java Love has beautiful Adirondack chairs out front so you can comfortably enjoy your cup of joe with fido. Stop by this women-owned gem for your morning pick-me-up.

Local Coffee | 107 Watchung Avenue

  Local Coffee

Local Coffee makes a delicious cup of coffee that can be enjoyed alongside fresh pastries. The owners even have a rescue dog of their own! You and your dog can start your morning out in the cafe’s outdoor seating.

LuLu’s Artisanal Cafe | 406 Bloomfield Avenue

Lulu’s Artisanal Cafe offers great bites alongside thirst-quenching coffees, teas, and juices. Enjoy a treat outside with your four-legged pal.

Rabble Rise Doughnuts | 16 Label Street

Montclair Bread Company

Dough-nut skip this bakery when that sugar craving hits. With a great outdoor patio area with lots of tables, visit Rabble Rise Doughnuts (formerly Montclair Bread Company) to get your carb-load on with your furry friend.

See More: Pet-Friendly Apartment Buildings in Montclair


Culture Couture | 53 Church Street

Culture Couture

For a conscious consumer experience, visit Culture Couture for ethically crafted clothing, gifts, and accessories. Be sure to check out its offering of spiritual tools to get your and your pup’s mind and body right.

Giftbar | 465 Bloomfield Avenue 

This super-fun, vibrant store has something for everyone on your gift-giving list. Stop by with your furry friend to purchase special items for your human ones!

Parcel | 608 Bloomfield Avenue


Hitting the Montclair scene in 2013, Parcel offers a general store atmosphere, selling luxe stationery, great vintage finds, and decorative packaging. Shop its unique treasures with your special pup.

Pink Bungalow | 211 Bellevue Avenue

Pink Bungalow

Looking for the perfect birthday gift or something for a friend’s new bundle of joy? Visit Pink Bungalow with your furry sidekick and shop ’til you drop in this modern gift shop.

Wine Shop 

Amanti Vino | 30 Church Street

Amanti Vino

Even Amanti Vino’s website is dog-friendly with a note stating, “We’re dog-friendly, Come meet Brody & Mazy!” This wine shop hand-selects its vast wine selection, focusing on boutique artisanal wines. Stop by for your dog-mom mommy juice with your dog-child.

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