Best practice at a restaurant is to get a table next to a wall, so the dog is not in the aisle. In this case, there were no wall tables, but since there were no waiters, either, we decided to have Homer just lie as close to the table as possible. The other customers were very patient about stepping around Homer (thank you!!), and since 90% of the customers were students on their laptops staying at their tables for hours, there was very little foot traffic. Good dog!