Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Oakland, CA

There are 14 pet friendly American restaurants in Oakland 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 Oakland. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Fat Lady Restaurant
The Fat Lady Restaurant The Fat Lady serves New American cuisine in a subdued, inviting setting with a comfy outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs. Enjoy lunch and dinner favorites such as dungeness crab cakes, Tuscan chicken sandwiches, seafood pasta, rack of lamb, and ribeye steak. Opens at 11:30am during the week an 9am on weekends. See Details
Pet Friendly Chop Bar
Chop Bar Located near Jack London Square, the dog-friendly Chop Bar serves up tasty bistro style food using the best ingredients the Bay are has to offer. Menu includes pork ribs, cassoulet, chicken pot pie, fish stew, and oxtail poutine. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. Opens at 8am Monday thru Friday, 9am on weekends. See Details
Sierra Deli Nestled in the heart of the revitalized Warehouse District, Sierra Deli offers renowned Vietnamese sandwiches as well as dog-friendly outdoor tables. Other menu choices include salads, burgers, hot and cold coffee drinks, and yummy baked treats. Opens at 7am Monday thru Friday, 8am on Saturday, and is closed Mondays. See Details
Ike's Love & Sandwiches Dogs are allowed at Ike's Love & Sandwiches Broadway in Oakland. You and Fido will find six 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
Grand Lake Kitchen Grand Lake Kitchen, located in Oakland, CA, is a casual American eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Choose from menu options including snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, beef, pork, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Burrata with green garlic puree, crostini, and black sea salt. Next, chow down on the Hot Roast Beef Sandwich with caramelized onions, horseradish aioli, and smoked cheddar on grilled sourdough bread. Or go for the Smoked Fish Tower with trout dip, sturgeon, salmon, bagel chips, cream cheese, capers, cucumbers, red onions, chives, and lemon. Grand Lake Kitchen is open daily from 9am to 10pm. See Details
Kronnerburger Kronnerburger is a contemporary upscale restaurant offering chef-driven cuisine, signature cocktails, and dog-friendly patio seating. In addition to the award-winning kronnerburger, menu features avocado and grilled cabbage, BBQ gulf shrimp and grits, roasted bone marrow, and fried chicken sandwiches, plus craft beer and local wine. See Details
Umami Burger Umami Burger specializes in internationally-inspired flavors in their gourmet burgers with a distinctive umami flavor to curb any craving. This location in Oakland offers dog-friendly seating outside with eight tables so you can chow down with Fido. Some of their signature selections include the ?vegetarian Falafel Burger, Japanese Style Wings, and Smothered Fries. You can eat light with a salad or gets hands-on with their burgers and sandwiches featuring beef, Ahi tuna, chicken, and turkey. Many of their menu items are marked as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian so you don't have to miss out on bold umami flavor. See Details
10th & Wood 10th and Wood, located in Oakland, CA, is a casual American eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Choose from menu options including egg dishes, breakfast sandwiches, biscuits, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Fried Fish Sandwich with sliced jalapenos, house mayo, sliced cucumbers, and Asian-style slaw on an artisan bun. Or go for the Apple Salad with mixed greens, apples, radish, bleu cheese, and a homemade dijon vinaigrette dressing. 10th and Wood is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 8:30am to 4pm. See Details
Buttercup Grill & Bar Buttercup Grill & Bar is a dog-friendly, family-style restaurant serving fresh fare to Oakland locals and tourists alike. A lot of outdoor tables are available to guests with Fido in tow wanting to indulge in Buttercup's signature upside-down apple-walnut pie, topped with a crunchy brown-sugar-and-walnut glaze. Its menu is made up of breakfast items, starters, salads, soups and chili, handcrafted sandwiches, burgers, lite fare such as Vegetarian Black Bean Chili Lite and its Gardenburger, as well as homestyle classics, including Mom's Meatloaf, Fried Chicken, Linguine with Mozzarella Meatballs, New York Steak, and BBQ Baby Back Ribs. See Details
Jolly Rogers Diner Jolly Rogers Diner, located in Oakland, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a myriad of American classics. Choose from menu options including egg plates, omelettes, pancakes, starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, steak, chicken, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Jolly Poppers - stuffed jalapenos served with ranch dressing for dipping, then chow down on the Smoked Turkey Sandwich with smoked turkey, sun-dried tomato aioli, and pepper jack cheese on a French roll. Or go for the Spaghetti and Meatballs with fresh marinara, shredded parmesan, and garlic bread. Jolly Rogers Diner is open daily from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, located in Oakland, CA, is a trendy joint that serves up a plethora of delicious eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their few pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Nachos topped with pepper jack cheese, green onions, jalapenos, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and your choice of beef chili, veggie chili, or black beans. Next, chow down on the Patty Melt with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, and grilled onion on grilled rye bread. Or go for the Hot Veggie Sandwich with roasted red bell peppers, roasted pasillas, grilled tomatoes, caramelized onions, mushrooms, spinach, and Swiss on a French roll, or served open-faced on toasted multigrain bread. Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe is open Sunday through Tuesday from 7am to 10pm, and Wednesday through Saturday from 7am to 1am. See Details
Autobahn Cafe Autobahn Cafe, located in Oakland, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of simple, yet delicious eats. Choose from menu options including salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Roasted Turkey Breast Sandwich with mayo, jack cheese, tomatoes, organic mixed greens, and your choice of chipotle mayo or basil oil. Or go for the Caprese Sandwich with house-made basil oil, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil leaves. Autobahn Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3pm. See Details
Sacred Wheel Sacred Wheel, located in Oakland, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious eats. Choose from specialty cheeses, soups, sandwiches, mac and cheese, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at this very pet-friendly establishment while you enjoy your meal. Try the All Night Lonza Sandwich with pork Lonza, honey ham, gruyere, spicy mustard, and pickles on sourdough bread. Or go for the Sleazy P Mac and Cheese - a half pound seared mac and cheese square, smothered in sweet tea-pulled pork, and topped with an over easy egg. Sacred Wheel is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 8pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 6pm. See Details
Aunt Mary's Cafe Aunt Mary's Cafe is a dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor sidewalk table. Their menu features creative revisions of American comfort food using fresh local ingredients and from sustainable sources, with an emphasis on Southern, Southwestern and Texas cuisine. They are continually adding to our menu to keep it enticing and interesting. See Details
Universal Cafe Universal Cafe has been a Mission District staple since 1994, offering an ever changing New American menu featuring a rotating roster of awesome seasonal eats as well as dog-friendly outdoor seating. Sample delicious dishes like house gnocchi with blue cheese, mushroom ravioli, roasted chicken, and char-grilled country pork chops, plus weekday and weekday brunch food. Open for dinner Monday thru Friday at 5:30pm. See Details
Plouf Plouf serves upscale seafood dishes in the Financial District in a festive alley-way with dog-friendly terrace seating. Menu consists of clam chowder, oysters, mussels, seasonal sorbet, and vanilla bean creme brulee. Call ahead for hours. See Details
Central Park Bistro Central Park Bistro offers cosmopolitan cuisine and outdoor seating for dogs. Menu includes crab and lobster cakes, wood oven roasted prawns, Chilean sea bass, duck ragout, baby back ribs, and grilled Australian lamb chops. Opens for lunch at 11:30am Monday thru Friday. See Details
Ed's Mudville Grill Patrons of Ed's Mudville Grill won't have to worry about striking out at lunch or dinner thanks to a tasty menu that includes chili, wings, crispy ravioli, quesadillas, burgers, Chicago dawgs, BBQ pork ribs, brisket tacos, po'boys, and Italian chicken. Dogs are welcome on the tree covered outdoor deck with heaters for the colder nights. See Details
Mel's Drive-In Mel's Drive-In is an iconic '50s-themed, dog-friendly restaurant in San Francisco offering breakfast, lunch and dinner items, as well as famous malts, shakes and desserts. Fido can join you at an outdoor table or dine from the comfort of your car together! See Details
Rick & Ann's The dog-friendly Rick & Ann's has been offering delicious dishes just like mom used to make for over 25 years. Sample breakfast and lunch options such as buttermilk pancakes, cheese omelettes, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, BLTs, and Niman Ranch beef burgers. Dogs are welcome in the cozy outdoor seating area. Open daily 7:30am to 3pm. See Details
Lazy Dogs Classic American eats with a large dog-friendly outdoor seating area. See Details
Original Mel's Upholding a tradition started way back in 1947, Original Mel's delivers classic diner eats in a 50s era setting with dog-friendly outdoor tables. A plethora of breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites populate the menu, including chorizo and eggs, strawberry hotcakes, western skillets, patty melts, prime rib sandwiches, Hawaiian burgers, deep fried chicken, grilled pork chops, and steak and shrimp. Opens at 6am daily. Enjoy a trip back in time at Original Mel's. See Details
Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers offers over 20 kinds of salads and specialty burgers to suit anyone's palate, and a tropical patio that is dog friendly. Other tasty options include chili, truffle French fries, kosher beef franks, and shakes and malts. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Library on Main Cozy bistro in a former library offers new American comfort food such as fried wings, braised brisket, nachos, and fish 'n chips. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details