Dog Friendly American Restaurants in El Cajon, CA

There are 4 pet friendly American restaurants in El Cajon that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 174 more nearby. 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 El Cajon. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Funky Fries And Burgers
Funky Fries And Burgers Dogs are allowed at Funky Fries and Burgers, where they provide six pet-friendly tables outside. For breakfast, you can join them for some funky breakfast fries, topped with melted cheddar, two eggs, and your choice of bacon or sausage. They also claim to offer the best burgers in San Diego, such as the BBQ bacon cheeseburger: grilled onions, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings, house ranch, and BBQ sauce. Fans of fries will find a whole host of Funky Fries on the menu too, including the Philly Cheese Steak Fries: sauteed steak, grilled onions, bell peppers, garlic mushrooms, gooey mozzarella, and garlic truffle aioli. Funky Fries and Burgers is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Izzy's Cafe
Izzy's Cafe Izzy's Cafe serves BBQ brisket, fritters and other Southern-style comfort food served in a casual, homey setting. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Jersey Mike's Subs Since 1956, Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving authentic East Coast-style subs on freshly baked bread. At this location on Jamacha Road, you and Fido can choose one of the pet-friendly tables outside. Their menu includes a number of hot sandwiches, such as Jersey Mike's Famous Philly: grilled onions, peppers and melted white American cheese; meatball and cheese, melted provolone, tomato sauce, and parmesan cheese; or the big kahuna cheese steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, and extra melted white American cheese. If you'd rather cut down on the carb's, why not try a grilled veggie wrap: grilled green bell peppers and onions, melted swiss and provolone, lettuce, tomato, and homestyle ranch dressing. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
In-N-Out Burger Established in 1948, In-N-Out Burger started life as California's first drive-thru hamburger stand. In-N-Out Burger on Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon has two pet-friendly tables outside. As the name suggests, their kitchen dishes up a number of different burger options, like hamburgers, combos, and cheeseburgers. Their cheeseburger is made up of freshly baked buns, real American cheese, American beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, and spread. The most appropriate way for you and Fido to enjoy your In-N-out experience may be to order your items Animal style. Animal style burgers are smothered in Thousand Island dressing, mustard and extra pickles, while the fries are topped with cheese, spread and grilled onions. You can accompany your burger with freshly cut fries and one of the shakes: made with real ice cream, including chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
The Patio on Lamont The Patio on Lamont serves inspired California cuisine and caters to foodies and the canines they love. Upon arrival, Fido will receive a gourmet house-made dog biscuit and a fresh bowl of water. The open-air patio attracts lots of pooches, so reservations are recommended. See Details
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is dog friendly! With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly outdoor seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Lazy Dog Cafe will give your dog a bowl of water and even offers a dog menu that includes a choice of a grilled hamburger patty or a grilled chicken breast served with brown rice! See Details
The Prado at Balboa Park The Prado at Balboa Park welcomes dogs on front patio where patrons can order from a limited bar menu. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday and 11am on weekends. See Details
Tender Greens Tender Greens creates a modern, laid back environment with dog-friendly outdoor seating to serve a menu of salads, sandwiches, and big plate entrees. Choose from tasty fare like roasted tomato soup, chipotle BBQ chicken salad, backyard marinated steak, and baked falafel. Open daily from 11amto 9pm See Details
Richard Walker's Pancake House Grab a dog-friendly outdoor table and peruse an infinite selection of breakfast options, including 25 gourmet pancake varieties and 8 types of Belgian waffle. Choose from classic eggs Benedict, sweet and savory crepes, chopped Greek salad, and bacon and tomato grille cheese. Open everyday 6:30am to 2:30pm. See Details
Zanzibar Cafe Located in the East Village neighborhood of downtown San Diego, Zanzibar Cafe offers gourmet breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes and outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Tasty menu options include omelettes, scrambled egg burritos, hot and cold sandwiches, paninis, fish tacos, and mac and cheese. Opens daily at 8am. See Details
Slater's 50/50 Gourmet burgers, craft beer, comfort food, bacon and beef patties, sandwiches, salads, desserts, specialty cocktails, milkshakes, mac and cheese, appetizers. Slater's 50/50 was founded by Scott Slater, a SoCal native with a passion for bacon, burgers and craft beer and a disdain for the boring. Inspired by the belief that bacon is meat candy, Scott created the original 50/50 patty- made of 50% ground bacon and 50% ground beef - and a menu full of amplified burgers and indulgent dishes to pair with one of the most mind-blowing selections of local and regional rotating craft beer available on tap anywhere. In addition, there's a spacious outdoor patio that's dog-friendly. See Details
Queenstown Public House A laid back environment with a unique decor, Queenstown offers New Zealand inspired dishes and dog-friendly patio seating. See Details
Lake Murray Cafe Lake Murray Cafe dishes up hearty American food and offers outside seating for you and dog to share. Favorite menu choices include steak and eggs, buttermilk pancakes, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers and melts, fried chicken, meatloaf, beef stroganoff, and fish and chips. Open daily 7am to 9pm. See Details
BAPS! Restaurant BAPS! Restaurant is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Escondido, CA taking normal dishes and adding their own twist to them! Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the pet-friendly patio. See Details
Edgewater Grill Edgewater Grill offers pizza, surf and turf, and delicious entrees like lamb meatloaf and garlic chicken. The spacious outdoor patio with water views is dog friendly. See Details
Cafe 222 Cafe 222 is a casual lunch and dinner spot located in the Gaslamp Quarter with dog-friendly patio seating. Menu includes waffles, scrambles, biscuits and gravy, buttermilk pancakes, chopped chicken salads, tuna melts, and ham and Swiss paninis. Open daily 7am to 1:45pm. See Details
Maryjane's Coffee Shop Locals and tourists in search of down-home eats and dog-friendly outdoor seating will be drawn to Maryjane's Coffee Shop, a rockin' downtown San Diego diner. Popular menu choices include sticky buns, carne asada omelettes, brioche French toast, dry rub wings, Texas burgers, Baja-style street tacos, and classic meatloaf. Opens at 6:30am seven days a week. See Details
Mission Valley Cafe The Mission Valley Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a variety of choices spanning an extensive menu of homestyle dinners and seafood entrees. Covered patio seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Smashburger Mission Valley Smashburger Mission Valley is pet friendly! Unique burger creations, fresh fries, crisp salads, and much more. Smashburger San Diego has created a “secret menu” based on items that Smashfans have crafted on their own. One of these items is the Fido Style Smashburger - a dog-friendly patty made with an unseasoned 1/4 pound, 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef patty served in convenient bite-sized pieces and on a fido-friendly plate. To order the item, guest simply need to request a Smashburger "Fido Style," at the price of $2. See Details
Buster's Beach House & Longboard Bar Whether an ethnic dish or something more familiar like burgers and pizza, Buster infuses their food with the tastes of the tropics. Dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Leroy's Kitchen & Lounge Leroy's Kitchen and Lounge is committed to fresh, local, sustainable food, specializing in eclectic cuisine that changes with the season to provide diverse flavors year round. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Patio on Goldfinch Serving California cuisine befitting of the San Diego setting, The Patio on Goldfinch welcomes dogs on their open-air patio. The menu features steamed clams, braised pork shank, NY strip steak, mushroom risotto, and an excellent selection of wine, beer, and specialty cocktails. Gourmet biscuits and water bowls will be provided for Fido. See Details
Smashburger Kearny Mesa Smashburger Kearny Mesa is pet friendly! Unique burger creations, fresh fries, crisp salads, and much more. Smashburger San Diego has created a “secret menu” based on items that Smashfans have crafted on their own. One of these items is the Fido Style Smashburger - a dog-friendly patty made with an unseasoned 1/4 pound, 100% fresh, never frozen, certified angus beef patty served in convenient bite-sized pieces and on a fido-friendly plate. To order the item, guest simply need to request a Smashburger "Fido Style," at the price of $2. See Details
Carnitas Snack Shack Tasty menu offers burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and poutine. Back patio is dog friendly. See Details