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In My Neighborhood: The Beaches


DAVI Folio Pets columnist

"Everyone knows I have an active lifestyle. I love to accompany my friends when they dine out, especially if the weather’s nice. Jacksonville’s beach communities boast several dog-friendly patios. Poe’s Tavern, an Edgar Allan Poe-themed eatery, is a favorite among pooches and people in Atlantic Beach. Pups are always allowed on the semi-enclosed patio, and the neighborhood restaurant offers an array of good eats and a long list of spirits for humans. A bowl of cold water is provided to keep tails wagging. Neptune Beach’s Southern Grounds & Co. is a place to keep in mind whether you’re heading out with the rising sun or going out on the town. The coffee tops their menu, but I hear the treats are mighty tasty, too. If you ever feel your dog needs more culture in their life, stick around for live music performances in the evening. Let the good times fly at Flying Iguana Taqueria & Tequila Bar, where humans can enjoy Latin fusion cuisine in the company of their canines. Side patio tables welcome dogs, and servers are happy to fill up bowls of water for pets in need of hydration. If you are in the mood for seafood, North Beach Fish Camp offers creaitve dishes, a warm atmosphere and dog-friendly outdoor space. Because let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than relaxing by the beach with your favorite four-legged friend. Just three blocks from the beach, Salt Life Food Shack offers a relaxing, open-air spot to enjoy tasty surf-and-turf and chill with your dog at an outside table. Water for Fido is always flowing, and there’s a wide selection of cool drinks for humans, too."

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