Dog Friendly American Restaurants in California

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great American restaurants in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. 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 The Forge
The Forge The Forge, formerly known as Forge in the Forest, is a bistro-style eatery where Fido is welcome to join you on their dog friendly patio named, The Pound Patio, where pooches may order specialty items from their own Canine Cuisine menu. The restaurant features gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner such as San Francisco style fondue, chicken satay lollipops, curry chicken paninis, Margherita pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, skirt steak and more. The Canine Cuisine menu offers items such as a cup of kibble, the Hot Diggity Dog, a Quarter Hounder, and Hen House Chicken Strips. 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
Carmel Belle Carmel Belle prides itself in using sustainable, organic, and hormone-free/grass-fed ingredients in all its dishes, and offers dog-friendly outdoor tables with treats and water bowls. Menu features tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as green eggs and ham, stone-cut oatmeal, hot and cold sandwiches, quinoa mac and cheese, and meatloaf. See Details
Alcove Cafe & Bakery Alcove specializes in classic American fare served in a charming bungalow with dog-friendly garden patio seating. Enjoy a full breakfast menu and tasty lunch and dinner options such as mini crab cakes, chopped salad, tuna melts, burgers, carnitas tacos, and yummy cookies, cupcakes, and dessert bars. 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
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
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
Nottingham's Tavern Nottingham's Tavern serves California cuisine in a cozy lodge-like setting with a seasonal dog-friendly outdoor patio available May thru October. Sample from a menu that features duck wings, cheese quesadillas, BBQ burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, prime rib, and blackened salmon, Opens at 11am during the week and 8am on weekends. 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 Attic Southern/American food and full bar, set in a 19th century house, with a large dog-friendly outdoor patio. Popular menu offerings include cinnamon French toast, mac 'n' Cheetos, short rib poutine, muffuletta sandwiches, bourbon glazed steak, and buttermilk fried chicken. See Details
The Oinkster A beloved Los Angeles institution that was featured on The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", The Oinkster serves American classics in a contemporary diner atmosphere with a spacious dog-friendly patio. Enjoy delicious burgers, pastrami sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, and craft beer on tap. Open 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 11pm Friday and Saturday. See Details
The Waffle A contemporary eatery renowned for classic food, The Waffle lives up[ to its name by offering over 15 types of waffles, as well as dog-friendly outdoor tables. Other menu favorites include steak and eggs, scrambles, specialty hash browns, sandwiches and burgers, chicken bacon mac 'n' cheese, and the famous double wide waffle sandwich. Opens daily at 7am. See Details
Freddy's Steakburgers Burgers, hot dogs, fries and frozen custard. They give your dogs a doggy treat. (small dish of frozen custard with a dog bone on top) See Details
The Shack The Shack offers scratch-made fare in a cozy setting and offers a dog-friendly patio. Choose delicious menu options like Cajun bacon blue burgers, reubens, tuna melts, fish and chips, and roasted turkey sandwiches. Open daily at 11am. 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
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
Fred 62 Fred 62 is a super cool dog-friendly diner offering an all-day menu of breakfast, Mexican, Asian and fusion fare. Delicious options include omelets, huevos rancheros, brioche French toast, crispy calamari, fried chicken salad, tuna melts, and banh mi sandwiches. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. See Details
Ollo Restaurant & Bar Ollo offers locally sourced California cuisine with Mediterranean and Italian influences and dog-friendly patio seating. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include vanilla waffles, huevos rancheros, spicy tortilla scrambles, crab cakes, blackened chicken bowls, pizza, linguini, turkey burgers, and fish tacos, plus wine and specialty seasonal cocktails. Opens at 8:30am during the week, 8am on weekends. See Details
Novo Restaurant & Lounge Located in the heart of downtown with a lovely dog-friendly creekside patio, Novo serves an upscale menu of international cuisine and a wide selection of craft beer, global wines, and classic and signature cocktails. Choose from delicious options such as calamari, Singapore chicken satay, diver scallops, grilled lamb chops, Thai red vegetable curry, and roasted quail. Dogs are welcome on the patio overlooking San Luis Creek. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Naglee Park Garage This casual neighborhood eatery with a spacious dog-friendly patio serves a seasonal new American menu in a retro garage setting. Choose delicious options such as BBQ shrimp and garlic crostini, breaded veal, red wine braised legof lamb, and pan roasted trout. Opens at 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday, 9am on Sunday, and is closed on Mondays. See Details
Cafe Nouveau Housed in a charming 1920s era Spanish bungalow, Cafe Nouveau offers California cuisine and a heated, dog-friendly patio surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens. Menu features ahi avocado rolls, bamboo pot stickers, blue lump crab cakes, ancho chile pork, chimichuri chicken, grilled tofu, and herb crusted halibut. See Details
McDonald's Has outdoor tables and grass area. 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