Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Carmel, CA

There are 10 pet friendly American restaurants in Carmel that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help to decide where to eat? Here’s a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Carmel. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Forge
The Forge The Forge, formerly known as Forge in the Forest, is a bistro-style eatery in Carmel, CA, where Fido is welcome to join you on their dog-friendly patio named, The Pound Patio. Pooches may order specialty items from their own Canine Cuisine menu. The patio is heaters and has fireplaces for chilly nights. The restaurant features gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner such as San Francisco style fondue, chicken satay lollipops, curry chicken paninis, Margherita pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, skirt steak and more. The Canine Cuisine menu offers items such as a cup of kibble, the Hot Diggity Dog, a Quarter Hounder, and Hen House Chicken Strips. See Details
Pet Friendly From Scratch
From Scratch From Scratch prepares wonderful breakfasts and light lunches and dinners and features a patio that welcomes dogs. Tasty offerings include eggs Florentine, banana walnut pancakes, homemade chili, Chinese chicken salad, BLTs, tuna melts, and black and blue cheeseburgers. Open 8am to 2:30pm seven days a week. See Details
SUR at The Barnyard Located in what was once the famed Thunderbird Bookstore in Carmel, Billy Quon's SUR at The Barnyard is a dog-friendly restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table and will even get to order from the Doggy Menu! While your pup chows down on chicken, salmon or even steak, you'll be treated to SUR's variety of dishes like its famous cheese bread, Chef Herman's chicken and waffles, salmon tacos, shrimp linguine or the Kona Steak Plate. Reservations are strongly recommended. See Details
Carmel Belle Carmel Belle prides itself in using sustainable, organic, and hormone-free/grass-fed ingredients in all its dishes, and offers dog-friendly outdoor tables with treats and water bowls. Menu features tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as green eggs and ham, stone-cut oatmeal, hot and cold sandwiches, quinoa mac and cheese, and meatloaf. See Details
Basil Seasonal Dining Restaurant Fresh seafood and organic fruits and vegetables highlight a vibrant menu of delectable dishes. The heated patio is dog friendly. See Details
Terry's Lounge This chill lounge located in the landmark Cypress Inn offers an upscale California style menu, a sophisticated lineup of Golden Age of Hollywood cocktails, and a dog-friendly patio that hosts regular Yappy Hours. Choose from an array of delicious dishes such as grilled steak salad, truffle-mushroom ravioli, Moroccan chicken, shrimp scampi, and braised short ribs. See Details
Cafe Stravaganza Cafe Stravaganza offers patio seating that is great for dog owners and their pets when the weather is nice. Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving pasta, seafood, chicken and beef entrees, salads, sandwiches, and more. See Details
Cottage Restaurant Cottage Restaurant is a dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. The menu features an assortment of all-day breakfast, lunches, crepes, coffee, wine and more in a quaint, cottage-like atmosphere. Breakfast any time of day includes a variety of choices, six different eggs benedicts, traditional egg style dishes served with a wide selection of sides, pancakes (ask about their delicious “Kathy Cakes,” waffles, hearty oatmeal or a light yogurt parfait with honey drizzle. Balance out your day with many lunch choices from a light salad, sandwich, soup, salad combos, a build your own burger or one of their daily specials. See Details
Grasing's Grasing's is a dog-friendly modern American restaurant located in the heart of Carmel, CA. Fido is welcome to join you for lunch or dinner at a table on the outside patio. Grasing's serve exquisite dishes using ingredients sourced from California's Carmel Coast and Valley. Choose a delicious meat, poultry, or seafood entree for your main course, such as the Heritage Pork Chop or Pan Seared Salmon. Desserts feature Crème Brûlée, lemon tart, and apple caramel bread pudding with a carefully curated selection of complimentary dessert wine. The lunch menu features a selection of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, and pasta dishes. See Details
Rio Grill Rio Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Carmel, CA that offers starters, salads, sandwiches and various entrees. They also serve wine and seasonal cocktails or you can enjoy one of their signature margaritas. Fido is permitted to join you in the outdoor seating area. See Details
Elli's Great American Restaurant Elli's Great American Restaurant, located in Salinas, CA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Calamari Strips tossed with lemon, parsley, red pepper flakes, and garlic, fried to perfection, then served with cocktail and tartar sauce. Next, chow down on the Philly Inferno Sandwich with roast beef, grilled onions, serrano peppers, and provolone cheese on ciabatta bread. Or go for Dominick's Mediterranean Pizza topped with white sauce, sauteed spinach, feta cheese, grilled chicken, oven-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and asiago cheese. Elli's Great American Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 8am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Cafe Rustica Cafe Rustica offers country cooking in a European style setting with dog-friendly outdoor patio seating. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, wood-fired gourmet pizza, ravioli, rigatoni, grilled ribeye steak, and Hungarian beef goulash. Opens at 11am Tuesday thru Sunday; closed on Mondays. See Details
Montrio Montrio Bistro isn't just your average bistro in Monterey. It melds the best of Italian, French, and California cuisine to formulate a menu hailed by critics and voted as “The Best” by diners for the last 15 years. Popular offerings include dungeness crab cakes, seared scallops, lamb tenderloins, duck breast, and sweet potato-pecan ravioli. Outdoor sidewalk patio is dog friendly. See Details
Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden The Trailside Cafe and Beer Garden is a perfect stop-off point for dog owners after a walk on the trails. Their pet-friendly patio perfectly accommodates dogs and their owners. If you're looking for American favorites and pub grub, you can join them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The local favorites section of the menu includes a grilled cheese, three types of cheese with a cup of tomato basil soup; fish and chips, tempura Alaskan cod and homemade tartar sauce; Cafe Cheeseburger, half a pound bacon and chuck patty with brown ale and caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and basil aioli with a choice of cheese. The Trailside Cafe and Beer Garden is open every day of the week from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Rosine's Restaurant Rosine's Restaurant is a local institution in Monterey, CA that was featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They serve abundant portions of American eats and a seasonal dog-friendly outdoor seating area. Bowls of water are available for thirsty pups. When the weather is nice, Fido is welcome to join you on the patio. See Details
Rocky Point Restaurant Rocky Point offers seafood entrees and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the veranda with stunning ocean views. See Details
Tarpy's Roadhouse Tarpy's Roadhouse serves classic American comfort food in a subdued yet elegant setting in Monterey, CA. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the beautiful, dog-friendly garden patio. They have a flavorful menu featuring innovative delights such as warm Napa cabbage salad, popcorn prawns, spicy tuna tacos. shrimp and grits, Black Angus burgers, maple brined pork chops and smoked baby back ribs. Wash down the goodness with a refreshing craft cocktail, cold draft beer or glass of wine. See Details
Lalla Grill Lalla Grill, located in Monterey, CA, is a trendy joint that serves up contemporary American eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their fifteen pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Blue Cheese Steak Bites - bleu cheese wrapped in steak strips, bacon, and drizzled with honey mustard and balsamic reduction. Next, chow down on the Skuna Bay Salmon Salad with broccoli slaw, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, frisee, fresh apple, diced golden sweet potato, caramelized onions, dried cranberries, walnuts, and a raw apple cider vinaigrette. Or go for the Cuban Mojo Sandwich with slow-roasted chipotle pork, ham, double Swiss cheese, thinly-sliced pickles, mustard, and a citrus Mojo sauce. Lalla Grill is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 10pm. See Details
Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets is an chain that offers all-American food and fun. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including made-to-order hamburgers, crispy American Fries, classic sandwiches and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service, upbeat music, twirled straws and dancing servers, contributing to the chain's signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. See Details
Bay Cafe & Cantina Bay Cafe and Cantina, located in Monterey, CA, is a casual joint that serves up American fare with a Mexican twist. Choose from menu options including egg dishes, omelettes, potato skillets, pancakes, French toast, starters, salads, sandwiches, pasta, burritos, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Mexican-Style Ceviche with white fish, tomatoes, onions, Serrano peppers, cilantro, cabbage, and lime juice, served with tostadas. Next, chow down on the Mexican Burger topped with jalapenos, avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream, and jack cheese on a brioche bun. Or go for the Prawns Scampi with sauteed prawns, shallots, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs, white wine butter sauce, and parmesan cheese over linguine pasta. Bay Cafe and Cantina is open daily from 7am to 2pm. See Details
Big Sur Roadhouse Leashed dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at Big Sur Roadhouse in Big Sur, CA. Stop by for coffee, a glass of wine, a snack or a full meal. California cuisine is served for breakfast and lunch menu items include chicken fried steak, burgers, tacos, and salads. See Details
Lallapalooza Restaurant Menu includes duck fat fries, street tacos, burgers, and Neapolitan style pizza. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
The Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon features a wild west atmosphere, heated patio where dogs are welcome, and a wide variety of menu items, from killer burgers to fresh charbroiled Monterrey coast snapper. Open Monday through Friday at 11am. See Details
Islands Restaurant Burgers, tacos, cheddar fires, and chocolate lava cake, all served with a flair of the Hawaiian islands. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

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