Dog Friendly American Restaurants in San Mateo, CA

There are 4 pet friendly American restaurants in San Mateo that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 115 more nearby. 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 Mateo. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Central Park Bistro
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
Pet Friendly Jack's Prime Burgers and Shakes
Jack's Prime Burgers and Shakes Jack's Prime burgers & shakes is putting a modern spin on the classic burger diner. Bring your friends and family and sit down to enjoy a classic flame-grilled burger like the Angry Cowboy, Whiskey Town Express, and Phoenix From the Flames. Be sure to wash it down with a hand-spun shake. Outdoor patio tables welcome dogs. See Details
Burger King Burger King is a pet-friendly eatery serving a range of American dishes. Dog owners wanting to enjoy a Whopper alongside their canine can do so at one of Burger King's three outdoor tables. The fast food restaurant's menu includes burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and tenders, salads, breakfast items, classic sides, coffee, sweet treats, and more. This location of Burger King is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 11pm and Sunday from 7am to 11pm. Its drive thru is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 12am and Sunday from 7am to 12am. See Details
Paul Martin's American Grill Paul Martin's American Grill on Hillsdale Mall Shopping Center has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can dine with your dog. Serving American-style bistro fare, with classic dishes like Braised Short Ribs, and mesquite grilled entrees like Columbia River Steelhead and Chimichurri Chicken. You may want to start things off with the Castroville Artichoke appetizer, made with heirloom chokes and aioli. To go along with your meal, Paul Martin's American Grill has wine, beer, and classic cocktails including an Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Sidecar. Stop in for lunch, where they offer fresh salads, daily-made soups, burgers, and sandwiches. 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
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse BJ's serves everything from beefy burgers and hearty soups to deep-dish pizza and New Orleans jambalaya. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
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
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
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
St. Michael's Alley St. Michael's Alley offers healthy, fresh fare and welcomes dogs to dine on their picturesque open-air patio. A varied menu features ahi tuna poke, crispy pork belly, seared wild sea scallops, sauteed salmon in red curry sauce, and cassoulet with duck confit. Opens at 11:30am Tuesday thru Friday, 10am on weekends, and is closed Mondays. 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
Cameron's Restaurant Cameron's Restaurant is dog-friendly and features an authentic menu of British food, along with a massive selection of tapped, bottled, and canned brews. Enjoy tasty pub eats such as clam chowder, baked potatoes, pizza, pasties, bangers and mash, bacon cheeseburgers, pesto chicken, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Firehouse Grill & Brewery Brewery with great burgers, sandwiches, ribs, and steaks. They allow pets on their large back patio. 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
Rick's Cafe Rick's Cafe is a comfortable hang offering classic American eats and dog-friendly outdoor seating. A hearty menu features corned beef and hash, blueberry pancakes, strawberry waffles, apple French toast, Denver omelettes, sweet and savory crepes, taco salad, teriyaki chicken paninis, bacon cheeseburgers, and crab melts. Opens daily at 7:30am. See Details
Town Cocktails and cold beer to go along with a menu of handcut steaks and chops, and chicken and seafood. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Buffalo Bill's Brewery Creative craft beers such as the Tasmanian Devil Double Ale, blueberry oatmeal stout, and alimony IPA. Food menu offers burgers, sandwiches, and pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Village Pantry Village Pantry has been serving traditional American breakfasts and lunches since 1947 in a cozy space with dog-friendly outdoor seating on weekends. Enjoy specials like the English light breakfast and Village Benedict, plus pancakes, omelettes, scrambles, hot crab sandwiches, California burgers, and grilled tuna melts. Dogs are welcome on the back porch patio. Open 7am to 2pm seven days a week. See Details
Angelicas Fine Dining Enjoy American/Modern European dishes with your pooch in the shade on the patio at Angelica's. The staff is very friendly to people and pups alike. 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
Napa Valley Burger Company Gourmet burgers paired with classic California wines describes this buzzing lunch spot in downtown Sausalito. Plan to go early to beat the lunch rush and secure one of the limited dog-friendly outdoor tables. See Details