Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Monterey, CA

There are 13 pet friendly American restaurants in Monterey 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 Monterey. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Rocky Point Restsurant
Rocky Point Restsurant Rocky Point offers seafood entrees and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the veranda with stunning ocean views. See Details
Pet Friendly Islands Restaurant
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
Lallapalooza Restaurant Menu includes duck fat fries, street tacos, burgers, and Neapolitan style pizza. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. 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
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
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
Cannery Row Delicatessen Cannery Row Delicatessen, located in Monterey, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious eats. Choose from menu options including breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor seats while you enjoy your meal (seating for ten people.) Try the Greek Salad with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, Greek peppers, Kalamata olives, feta, marinated artichoke hearts, and lemon garlic dressing, served with pita bread. Or go for the Hot Salami Sandwich with dry-aged salami, cheese, pepperoncini peppers, romaine, tomatoes, red onions, dijon, and mayo, served on your choice of bread. Cannery Row Delicatessen is open daily from 7am to 4pm. See Details
R.G. Burgers R.G. Burgers, located in Monterey, CA, is a casual joint that serves up an abundance of delicious American eats. Choose from menu options including starters, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, chili, hot dogs, and more. 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 Tater Tots with sriracha aioli, then chow down on the Firehouse Burger coated in Cajun spices, and topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and hot sauce. Or go for the California Turkey Sandwich with turkey breast, Swiss cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a wheat roll. R.G. Burgers is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Ike's Love & Sandwiches Dogs are allowed at Ike's Love & Sandwiches Munras Avenue in Monterey. You and Fido will find two pet-friendly tables outside. The folks at Ike's Lair say it isn't a sandwich shop, but they sure do sell a lot of sandwiches. One of the more indulgant subs on the menu is the Kryptonite, stuffed with avocado, bacon, beer-battered mozzarella sticks, beer-battered onion rings, pepper jack cheese, ham, pastrami, pesto, roast beef, salami, stuffed jalapeno poppers, and turkey. For a more modest sandwich, you could dig into the Danny Glover, BBQ sauce, cheddar, and vegan breaded chicken. 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
Boardwalk Sub Shop Boardwalk Sub Shop, located in Monterey, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of simple but delicious eats. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, subs, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at their single pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your meal. Try the Jersey Cheesesteak Sub with steak, melted provolone, and your choice of raw or fried onions. Or go for the Classic Veggie Sub with grilled mushrooms, peppers, onions, zucchini, provolone, and homemade marinara. Boardwalk Sub Shop is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10:30am to 12am. 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
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
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
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
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
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