Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Carmel, CA

There are 7 pet friendly American restaurants in Carmel that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding 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 where Fido is welcome to join you on their dog friendly patio named, The Pound Patio, where pooches may order specialty items from their own Canine Cuisine menu. 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 Carmel Belle
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
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
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
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
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
Rocky Point Restsurant Rocky Point offers seafood entrees and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the veranda with stunning ocean views. See Details
Big Sur Roadhouse Leashed dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at Big Sur Roadhouse. 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. Big Sur Roadhouse is open from 8am to 2:30pm seven days a week. See Details
Archie's American Diner Archie's American Diner offers traditional diner classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a bright, open space with a dog-friendly sidewalk patio. Menu features steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, blueberry hotcakes, clam chowder, patty melts, cheesesteaks, spaghetti, and fish and chips. Open daily from 7:30am to 8pm. 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. 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
Wild Thyme Wild Thyme Deli and Cafe's patio is dog friendly. All dogs that visit the patio are given a special homemade dog biscuit while their two-legged friends enjoy Wild Thymes East Coast “comfort foods” with West Coast organic and fresh cuisines. Wild Thyme offers a delicious menu of sandwiches, salads, and desserts; roasted meats and chickens and all items are made fresh on-site every day using only the finest ingredients. See Details
Lallapalooza Restaurant Menu includes duck fat fries, street tacos, burgers, and Neapolitan style pizza. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Haute Enchilada Cafe Peruse local artwork while sampling from a varied menu of seafood and Mexican-inspired dishes. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. 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
Tarpy's Roadhouse Tarpy's Roadhouse serves classic American comfort food in a subdued yet elegant setting that offers dog-friendly outside seating. A flavorful menu features innovative delights such as warm Napa cabbage salad, popcorn prawns, spicy tuna tacos. shrimp ans 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 wine by the glass. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the beautiful garden patio. Tarpy's Roadhouse opens daily at 11:30am. 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
Big Sur Roadhouse Big Sur Roadhouse, located in Big Sur, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious American dishes. Choose from menu options including breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, granola, salads, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Big Sur Roadhouse is open daily from 8am to 2:30pm. 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
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
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
Porter's in the Forest Serving artisanal California cuisine with a panoramic view of the Del Monte Forest, Porter's in the Forest is a dog-friendly restaurant featuring a farm-to-table menu. Porter's in the Forest offers two to three outdoor tables to dog owners with Fido in tow wanting to dig into a De Vivo's Korean Philly Cheesesteak with house-made kimchi. The restaurant's menu includes breakfast items, starters such as Short Rib Fries and Jamie's Street Corn on the Cob, burgers, salads, and entrees such as General Tso's Fish Tacos, House Made Spaghetti and Meatballs, Beef Chimichanga, Chateau Sirloin, Australian Lamb Rack, and Chinese Style Farm Raised Duck. Diners with room for dessert can indulge in Chocolate Budino, Lemon Semifreddo, or a Trio of Gelatos. Porter's in the Forest is open Monday and Tuesday from 6am to 6pm, Wednesday through Sunday from 6am to 9pm. Breakfast is served from 6am to 11am, lunch is served from 11am to 3pm and dinner from 5pm to 9pm. See Details