Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 20 pet friendly American restaurants in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Louie's
Louie's Louie's is housed in a historic Victorian hotel and offers dog-friendly outdoor tables, delectable dishes, and a fabulous wine selection. The upscale menu features filet mignon tips, crabmeat dumplings, Cajun chicken pizza, linguini with grilled shrimp, and sesame crusted Scottish salmon. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Open 5:30pm to close daily. See Details
Pet Friendly Opal Restaurant & Bar
Opal Restaurant & Bar Opal Restaurant & Bar specializes in eclectic California cuisine drawn from international influences served in a Spanish style atmosphere with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Choose from an array of varied dishes such as seared ahi tuna, tiger shrimp pizza, wild mushroom stuffed chicken, honey glazed roasted duck, and chile crusted filet mignon. Dog-friendly tables are limited, so call ahead to ensure availability. Opens Monday thru Saturday at 11:30am, 5pm on Sunday. See Details
Eureka! Eureka! serves seasonal white fish tacos, fried chicken sliders, bone marrow burgers, and butterscotch rum pudding. All proteins are all-natural and antibiotic and hormone free. Dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Fresco Cafe American restaurant with a wide selection of dining choices. Plenty of outdoor seating (with heaters on chilly days) makes it a popular spot for Fido and owners to dine. See Details
Scarlett Begonia Using local and organic ingredients in a creative menu that includes bone marrow bruschetta, slow-cooked duck leg, and Niman pork loin. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Lark Most of the seating at the Lark restaurant is outside and dog-friendly. Providing a menu full of contemporary cuisine, the chefs offer dishes that constantly change with the seasons. You and Fido could share one of the most popular platters, the cast iron roasted diver scallops, served with kaffir lime risotto, hearts of palm, maitake mushroom, black garlic, candied peanut, and Thai chili. The Lark Restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. See Details
Restaurant OPEN Restaurant OPEN is famous for their breakfast sliders and Gouda omelets. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
The Bistro at Bacara The Bistro at Bacara is home to fourteen pet-friendly tables at lunch and dinner time and a further twenty-six at breakfast. According to TripAdvisor, The Bistro at Bacara is in the top five restaurants in Goleta. For breakfast, you'll find specialty items like huevos rancheros, avocado pancakes, and rock shrimp omelettte. Lunchtime brings a whole different selection to your plate, including pizzas from the deck oven, sandwiches, and salads. Additionally, there are a few entrees added at dinner time, such as black cod, crispy fried chicken, and tofu vegetable stir-fry. The Bistro at Bacara is open every day of the week from 8:00am to 9:30pm. See Details
K's Treehouse Restaurant Choose from hearty entrees like beef stroganoff, honey fried chicken, and ribeye steak. Front covered tables welcome dogs. 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
Mesa Cafe & Bar The Mesa Cafe and Bar provides ten dog-friendly tables. If you and Fido decide to eat there, you can enjoy a selection of appetizers, sandwiches, fresh seafood, steak, pasta, salad, homemade desserts, and daily specials. One of their most popular dishes is the California eggs benedict, served with poached eggs, avocado, and tomato on an English muffin, covered with hollandaise sauce. They also provide a full bar and an outdoor patio area for you and Fido to enjoy your classic and modern cuisine. The Mesa Cafe is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 10:00pm and Sunday from 6:30am to 9:00pm. See Details
The Nugget Bar & Grill Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Nugget Bar & Grill offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere, a hearty homestyle menu, and dog-friendly patio seating. Choose from a variety of delicious options, including seared ahi tuna, Buffalo wings, pulled pork sliders, Asian shrimp salad, bacon cheeseburgers, meatloaf sandwiches, filet mignon, beer-battered fish, and beef stroganoff. See Details
On The Alley Dogs are welcome at On The Alley, where they serve simple food items with flair. A great place for a quick date with Fido, the menu on offer is concise and includes lots of interesting takes on American dishes. One of the most popular plates is the crispy fish sandwich, beer-battered fish, coleslaw, and pickled onions on a bun. On The Alley is open Monday through Thursday from 6:30am to 6:00pm and Friday through Sunday from 6:30am to 7:00pm. See Details
South Coast Deli South Coast Deli on E Carrillo Street has two dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your pup along. South Coast Deli has a huge menu of sandwiches from breakfast eats to cold and toasted sammies. Thanksgiving lovers should check out the Gobble Gobble, a turkey sandwich with cranberry and thyme infused cream cheese. You can also build your own sandwich, with a variety of meats, cheeses, and toppings. If you are looking for something light, South Coast Deli has a dozen different fresh salads including the Keep Calm Kale On, Italian Chopped, and the Mexican Chicken Caesar. South Coast Deli also does what it can to do right by the envirnment, with sustainable and plant based products and utensils. 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
Jack's Bistro & Famous Bagels Located in the bustling Milpas Shopping Center, Jack's Bistro & Famous Bagels serves fresh and tasty breakfast and lunch fare in a casual and cozy setting with dog-friendly outside seating. A menu chock-full of hearty and flavorful options includes corned beef scrambles, huevos rancheros, eggs Benedict, French toast, clam chowder, BBQ chicken salad, turkey mushroom burgers, tuna melts, Cajun chicken sandwiches, and veggie paninis. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at front outdoor tables. Jack's Bistro is open Monday through Friday from 6am to 4pm and weekends 7am to 3pm. See Details
Cody's Cafe The outdoor patio at Cody's Cafe is dog-friendly. You and Fido can indulge in some daily and seasonal specials, signature craft beers, and American comfort food. The chicken marsala on the menu is a tender grilled chicken breast, covered in wine and mushroom cream sauce, and served with rice pilaf. Cody's Cafe is open Sunday to Monday from 6am to 3pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 6am to 9pm. See Details
Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro Located in the Funk Zone of Santa Barbara, Brass Bear Brewing is a dog-friendly beer garden and bistro serving high-quality eats, craft beers, and locally-sourced wines. Fido may join you at outdoor tables in the garden while you enjoy local bites and brews. See Details
Panino Panino has eight dog-friendly tables outside. This popular sandwich place takes its inspiration from Italy and offers a number of interesting sandwich and salad creations. The chefs at Panino are proud of their creations, including one of their favorites, the albacore tuna, artichoke hearts, kalamata olive tapenade, and basil sandwich. Panino is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 11am to 3pm. See Details
The Habit Burger Grill The Habit Burger Grill believes in juicy, handcrafted burgers and sandwiches that are made to order. This location in Santa Barbara provides dog-friendly seating with a few outside for your pooch. Some locations also offer a drive-through so you can stay on the go with Fido. Their signature burgers, Charburgers, are grilled over an open flame and served with tons of flavor like the Roasted Garlic Portabella Char or classic Double Charburger. You can also chow down on a custom sandwich like the chicken club or veggie burger with your choice of bun. Don't forget dessert! The Habit Burger Grill offers frozen treats like shakes, malts, and sundaes for a classic burger joint experience. 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
Eleven14 Crafthouse & Kitchen Eleven14 Crafthouse & Kitchen, located in Santa Barbara, CA, is a pet friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They offer burgers, flatbreads, steaks, appetizers, beer on tap, and a full bar. Their menu includes items like that tuna poke nachos, roasted beet salad, Philly cheesesteak flatbread, double cut brined pork chop, shrimp and crab enchiladas, chili glazed salmon, Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese, lobster mac and cheese, truffle mushroom burger and much more. See Details
Summerland Beach Cafe Summerland Beach Cafe is just 6 miles south of Santa Barbara in a nice beach community. It's a converted Victorian home serving breakfast and lunch all day long. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs. Treats and water are available. See Details
Rincon Brewery Rincon offers refreshing Belgian-style brews, and a menu of burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips, Patio is dog friendly. See Details
Outpost Enjoy pet-friendly dining on the outdoor patio at Outpost, which is adjacent to The Goodland, a Kimpton hotel. Chef Derek Simcik's menu offers a taste of Southern California cuisine in a fun, casual environment. See Details
Jane At The Marketplace Jane is a family-owned restaurant that offers a bright, crisp atmosphere that accentuates their upscale California cuisine. Well-behaved pups can tag along for a meal as they have several dog-friendly tables outside. Their main menu features items like burgers, sandwiches, brick oven pizza, and pasta. Entrees include favorites like the grilled duck breast, veal marsala, or rack of lamb chops. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 2:30pm with plates like goat cheese pancakes, smoked salmon Benedict, or huevos rancheros. Jane also offers a diverse beverage list with specialty cocktails, wine, beer, and liquor. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Dinner is served daily from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. See Details