Dog Friendly American Restaurants in San Diego, CA

There are 142 pet friendly American restaurants in San Diego that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help to decide 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 Slater's 50/50
Slater's 50/50 Slater's 50/50 is a dog-friendly restaurant in San Diego, CA where Fido can join you at an outside table. They were 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Queenstown Public House
Queenstown Public House A laid back environment with a unique decor, Queenstown offers New Zealand inspired dishes and dog-friendly patio seating. 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
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 Crack Shack The Crack Shack is a dog-friendly restaurant working "to elevate the chicken and egg to the high perch" of farm to table cuisine. The Crack Shack states that the entire restaurant is pet-friendly, but dogs must remain on a leash and not eat off of the plates. The Crack Shack's menu includes sandwiches, fried chicken, slaws, salads, and Other Cluck dishes such as the Anti-Salad Power Bowl, Chicken Oysters, Schmaltz Fried Fries, Mexican Poutine, Deviled Eggs, and more. Frequent visitors recommend getting one of The Crack Shack's house made sauces to accompany your meal. This location of The Crack Shack is open Sunday from 9am to 10pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday from 8am to 11pm and Saturday from 9am to 11pm. See Details
Woody's Breakfast & Burgers Woody's Breakfast and Burgers, located in Pacific Beach, is a casual beachfront restaurant that serves up a variety of Cali burgers and tacos. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables along the boardwalk for breakfast or dinner. The patio offers unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean as well as great people watching along the boardwalk. To start your day, try the Carne Asada Breakfast Burrito stuffed with house-marinated carne asada, eggs, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, black beans, and rosemary potatoes. Or if you're dropping by for dinner, order the Buddha Burger - a full pound of beef topped with sugar-spiced bacon, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and American cheese. Woody's only welcomes pets at outdoor tables when the boardwalk is dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed before 9am and after 4pm from the beginning of November through the end of March, and before 9am and after 6pm from April through the end of October. 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, at Richard Walker's Pancake House in San Diego, CA. Choose from classic eggs Benedict, sweet and savory crepes, chopped Greek salad, and bacon and tomato grille cheese. 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

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Miss B's Coconut Club Miss B's Coconut Club is a dog-friendly restaurant serving Caribbean-inspired American food with "tiki-flare." Dog owners wanting to sip on a Carbe Welcome Cocktail while Fido lounges underfoot can do so at one of its six outdoor tables. Miss B's menu includes appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, brunch items, and entrees such as Market Fish, Curried Coconut Shrimp, and Bistecca Con Papas. Its house cocktails include The Papaya King, the Bro Tai, and the Coconut Club Cocktail, a mix of Miss B's Rum Mix, House Orange and Pineapple Cordial and Coco Lopez. Miss B's is open daily from 10am to 10pm. Brunch is served daily until 2pm. See Details
barleymash Located in the heart of San Diego's Gaslamp District, barleymash is a dog-friendly restaurant and bar. Diners wanting to "celebrate the richness of American culture through its appetizing and progressive bar fare" can do so alongside their canine companion at one of many outdoor tables. The restaurant and bar's menu includes brunch items, as well as, Share Plates, Iron Fries, which care topped with a variety of things, flatbreads, salads, soups, an array of macaroni and cheese dishes, sandwiches and burgers, and dinner dishes such as Fish N' Chips, Brick Oven Chicken, and Stout-Braised Short Ribs. barleymash is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 2am and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 2am. See Details
Mystic Mocha Branding itself as an "urban oasis cultivating health and community," Mystic Mocha is a dog-friendly spot to enjoy whole foods. Dog owners wanting to dig into a Burger with an Over-Easy Egg on top can do so while Fido lounges underfoot at one of Mystic Mocha's three picnic tables, and two regular tables outside. Mystic Mocha's menu includes fine beer and fine wine, chilaquiles, sandwiches, burritos, omelets, French toast, and tacos. Its drink menu includes a variety of iced and hot coffee drinks, teas, smoothies, handmade fresh fruit sodas, and juices. Mystic Mocha is open Sunday through Saturday from 6:45am to 1:00pm and Thursday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. 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
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
Union Kitchen and Tap American fare such as flatbreads, steaks, grilled yellowtail, and chicken pot pie. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Backyard Kitchen & Tap Backyard Kitchen & Tap, located in San Diego, CA, is a trendy coastal eatery with a relaxed vibe. Creative menu features smoke wings, Baja shrimp cocktail, whole roasted pork prime rib, jerked chicken, lobster rolls, and BBQ chicken flatbread. They even have a menu just for pups! Outdoor seating with sea breezes are dog friendly. See Details
Stella Public House Stella provides 30 beers on tap and a menu of salads and pizza. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Buddy's Diner Buddy's Diner is a dog-friendly spot to grab American cuisine in a retro themed atmosphere. Visitors to Buddy's wanting to enjoy a burger while Fido lounges underfoot can do so at one of the Diner's four outdoor tables. Buddy's menu includes burgers, sandwiches, breakfast items, and its famous shakes. Frequent visitors recommend ordering a plate of onion rings to accompany your meal and a cannoli or a Breakfast Milkshake topped with French toast, bacon, and whipped cream to finish it off. Buddy's Diner is open around the clock, seven days a week. See Details
Florent Restaurant and Lounge Located in San Diego's Gaslamp District, Florent Restaurant and Lounge is a dog-friendly spot that "opens up its patio to your pooch." Visitors to Florent wanting to enjoy a meal alongside their furry friend are in luck, as Florent has an entire menu just for dogs. The menu includes "pup-approved" snacks, such as a Bone Chew, and Jerky Strips; entrees, such as a two-ounce Beef Slider with cheese or a Salmon Filet; and desserts such as a Homemade Biscuit or Pup-Cake. Florent even has something for Fido if the two of you are just looking to kick back and enjoy a brew, offering non-alcoholic Bowser's Beer in chicken or beef flavor. Ask your server for details. The Restaurant and Lounge's "human menu" includes American classics, brunch items, starters, salads, seafood, steak, sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, award-winning drinks, and sweets. Florent is open Monday through Friday from 11am to 2am, Saturday from 10am to 2am and Sunday from 10am to 2am. See Details
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Located near UC San Diego, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse offers a large family- and pet-friendly outdoor patio. Order delicious pizza, sandwiches, slow-roasted entrees and more, or try one of the award winning beers on draft. The patio features an open fire pit for cool evenings. 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
Islands Restaurant Located in the bustling Mira Mesa Market Center, the dog-friendly Islands Restaurant serves juicy burgers and refreshing cocktails in a laid-back, beachy atmosphere with booth seating. Patrons can please their palates with menu favorites that include Caesar salad, tortilla soup, turkey burgers, grilled chicken tacos, and for dessert, chocolate lava cake and fudge brownies. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Streetcar Merchants Streetcar serves Southern fried chicken, Nashville hot chicken, twice fried chicken, chicken and waffles, and plenty of tasty sides. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details