Dog Friendly American Restaurants in San Diego, CA

There are 136 pet friendly American restaurants in San Diego 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 San Diego. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Patio on Lamont
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
Pet Friendly Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
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
Queenstown Public House A laid back environment with a unique decor, Queenstown offers New Zealand inspired dishes and dog-friendly patio seating. 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
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
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
Knotty Barrel Amazing Craft Beer bar that has an outside bar where you can sit at the bar with your pup. The staff brings water bowls and treats and love on your dog. Super dog friendly, good food, good drinks and a NY Giants bar! See Details
Farmer & The Seahorse Inventive dishes using local organic ingredients. The ever changing menu includes New England lobster rolls, blackened salmon sandwiches, and butternut squash lasagna. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Neighborhood This hip gastropub is your stop for new takes on classic comfort food, craft beer, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. A varied menu includes ceviche, jalapeno mac and cheese, black bean burgers, blackened fish sandwiches, shepherd's pie, and steak frites. Opens daily at 11:30am. See Details
Smashburger Rancho Penasquitos 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. See Details
The Cork & Craft San Diego's first brewery, winery, and restaurant in one. The spacious dog-friendly patio can seat up to 30 people. See Details
Union Kitchen and Tap American fare such as flatbreads, steaks, grilled yellowtail, and chicken pot pie. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details