Dog Friendly American Restaurants in San Francisco, CA

There are 26 pet friendly American restaurants in San Francisco 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 Francisco. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Universal Cafe
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
Pet Friendly Plouf
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
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
Cafe Flore Cafe Flore has been offering tasty eats, a casual setting, and dog-friendly outdoor seating to locals and tourists alike since 1973. Menu includes flank steak salad, chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, wagyu burgers, and fresh made lobster ravioli. Open 10am to midnight Monday thru Friday, 8am to midnight on weekends. See Details
MoMo's MoMo's offers American food in a sleek atmosphere with plenty of dog-friendly outdoor seating. Hearty menu choices include baked mac and cheese, Thai chili glazed wings, margherita pizza, spiced lamb burgers, gumbo, and prime New York steak. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday, 11am on Saturday, and 10am on Sunday. See Details
BrainWash Cafe Laundromat The iconic San Francisco cafe and laundromat serves breakfast, burgers, wings, and beer and wine, together with live nightly stand-up comedy entertainment. Dogs are welcome at sidewalk tables. See Details
The Ramp Be it drinks, dinner, live music, or all three, The Ramp is a go-to destination for locals and visitors alike. Menu includes oyster shooters, crab cakes, pulled pork sliders, burgers, and PEI mussels and clams. Outdoor seating with spectacular water views is dog friendly. See Details
Americano Located at Hotel Vitale, this hip spot with beautiful views of San Francisco Bay offers soulful Italian dishes and dog-friendly patio seating. Menu features grilled octopus, pizza fresca, spaghetti carbonara, hanger steak, and miso glazed black cod. Opens Monday thru Friday at 6:30am, 7:30am on weekends. See Details
SoMa StrEat Food Park Come one, come call to SoMa StrEat Food Park, a unique and exciting culinary experiment consisting of rotating food trucks, beer and wine vendors, free WiFi access, and carnival games. Enjoy a variety of delicious offerings such as Philly style cheesesteaks, authentic Vietnamese dishes, gyros, empanadas, pizza, and ramen. The entire family, dogs included, is invited to be part of the fun. It's a must stop when visiting the Bay area. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Blue Barn Gourmet Blue Barn is a modern neighborhood with dog-friendly outdoor seating that offers salads and sandwiches made with organic, locally sourced ingredients. Choose from arugula, kale Caesar, and spicy tuna salads, and ragin Cajun, Buffalo blue, and falafel sandwiches. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Belden Taverna Sample from a delectable menu at this unique Italian steakhouse in a refined setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Choose from tasty selections such as raw oysters, tuna poke, burgers, fried chicken, kobe beef short ribs, filet mignon, Maine lobster ravioli, pan roasted wild king salmon, and spaghetti with clams. Opens for lunch Monday thru Friday at 11:30am. See Details
Chloe's Cafe In business for 30 years, this cheery cafe is perfect for a tasty, traditional breakfast, brunch, or lunch and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features smoked salmon scrambled eggs, banana walnut pancakes, cinnamon croissant French toast, Albacore tuna salad, BLTs with avocado, and grilled chicken apple sausage sandwiches. Opens at 8am daily. See Details
Starbelly Starbelly, located in San Francisco, CA, is a trendy cafe and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the House-Made Butternut Squash Dumplings with brown butter, lemon, sage, and shaved grana. Next, chow down on the Pizza topped with Starbelly bacon, jalapenos, arugula,a nd Green Goddess dressing. Starbelly is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 11pm, Friday from 11:30am to 12am, Saturday from 10am to 12am, and Sunday from 10am to 11pm. 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
Angelina's Deli Cafe Located in the Richmond District, Angelina's Deli Cafe offers seasonal hot and cold dishes prepared fresh daily in a comfy, friendly setting with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. They serve a variety of salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, and artisan cheeses, such as roasted turkey cranberry, roast beef, and meatball subs. See Details
Bernie's Bernie's is known for their coffee, frittatas, and quiche, and sunny benches that are perfect for lounging with your four-legged friend. Opens daily at 5:30am. See Details
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Outerlands Outerlands, located in San Francisco, CA, is a cozy eatery that serves up trendy New American cuisine prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Pain Au Levain with house-cultured butter, then tuck into the California Holstein Hanger Steak with crispy potatoes, lemon-turmeric aioli, and purslane. Or go for the Farro with squash, coconut, purple nasturtium, bay, and aged provolone cheese. Outerlands is open daily from 9am to 3pm, and 5pm to 10pm. See Details
4505 Burgers & BBQ 4505 Burgers and BBQ, located in San Francisco, CA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Best Damn Grass-Fed Cheeseburger - a quarter-pound grass-fed beef burger topped with lettuce, onion, gruyere cheese, and secret sauce on a buttered grilled sesame-scallion bun. Or go for the Smoked Rib Plate - three-quarters of a pound of ribs served with pickles, a buttered roll, and two sides of your choice. 4505 Burgers and BBQ is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10:30am to 11pm. See Details
International Smoke International Smoke, located in San Francisco, CA, is a trendy eatery that serves up a variety of delicious cocktails and New American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. They even boast a menu just for pups - aptly named 'Fido's Feast' with options like smoked beef bone, doggy loco moco, and more. International Smoke is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9:30pm, Friday from 11am to 10pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. See Details
Violet's Violet's, located in San Francisco, CA, is a small eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Violet's is open Monday from 5pm to 10:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 11pm, Friday from 5pm to 12am, Saturday from 11am to 12am, and Sunday from 11am to 10:30pm. See Details
Bite Bite, located in San Francisco, CA, is a casual gourmet sandwich shop that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly delicatessen at one of their outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Kitchen Sink Sandwich with seven meats, artichokes, horseradish cheddar, pepper jack cheese, and house pepper sauce on Dutch crunch bread. Or go for the Turkey Club Wrap with smoked turkey, bacon, onions, cheddar cheese, and garlic aioli. Bite is open daily from 11am to 2am. 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
Station Cafe Station Cafe, located in San Francisco, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious eats. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint, as they have a convenient walk-up window. Station Cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm, Friday from 7:30am to 5pm, and Saturday from 8am to 3pm. See Details