Dog Friendly Barbecue 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 barbecue spots in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Smokey Canyon BBQ
Smokey Canyon BBQ Smokey Canyon BBQ offers succulent, Southern inspired barbecue dishes, a warm and friendly dining atmosphere, and patio seating that welcomes well-behaved dogs. Menu includes St. Louis style ribs, deep fried catfish, classic BBQ sampler platter, Angus beef burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, smoked turkey paninis, and traditional sides such as baked beans, collard greens, and potato salad. See Details
Pet Friendly Bull's Smokin' BBQ
Bull's Smokin' BBQ Casual dining, succulent BBQ, and very dog friendly. They have a spacious patio area with sun shade where you can enjoy your food while Fido gnaws on a tasty beef bone. See Details
Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ The enclosed patio area in front of the Lucille's is dog friendly and will provide water for pups. It's a great place for appetizers, food, and/or drinks. See Details
Beach Pit BBQ Beach Pit BBQ serves traditional Southern-style barbecue with a California twist in a modern rustic setting with a spacious outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs. Enjoy dry rubbed, slow-smoked meats like beef brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, sausage, and St. Louis style ribs, plus hot wings, salads, sandwiches, and tacos. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill The aromas at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill will leave you and your dog's mouth watering while you wait to dig into their succulent barbecue and other tasty menu options. Choose from tender ribs, tri-tip, fire-roasted chicken, All-American baby back ribs, burgers, and steaks, plus a wide selection of beer, wine, and signature cocktails to help wash down all the goodness. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Bourbon Street Bar & Grill If you're homesick for New Orleans, or simply can't get enough of the city's fabulous cuisine, take a trip to Fullerton and walk down and into Bourbon Street. The restaurant is indeed a re-creation of New Orleans' famous boulevard, complete with cobblestone walkways and curbs at every booth. Most importantly, they have a beautiful, shaded outside patio with great service and a full menu on the patio! See Details
Gus's BBQ Gus's BBQ offers traditional barbecue with all the fixins and classic American eats in a comfy atmosphere that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Choose from tasty menu options such as omelets, pancakes, southern fried chicken, gumbo, and burgers, plus low and slow smoked brisket, ribs, and sausage. Opens at 11am during the week and 8:30am on weekends.

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Stone Brewery Tasting room offers a variety of year-round and seasonal beer. Dogs cannot come inside, but the outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Sam's Bar-B-Que Award-winning Kansas City style BBQ Ribs, Southwestern Chicken, Carolina Pork, Texas Brisket, Homemade Sausages, and Smoked Prime Rib. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the covered, heated patio. See Details
Blue Fire Grill Blue Fire Grill is a family-owned restaurant specializing in BBQ. They offer a great outdoor patio for your pet as well as offering a full bar with drink specials daily. Live music and karaoke on the weekends! See Details
Dog Haus Hot dogs, sausage, and burgers with crafty names such as Scott Baioli, Kung Pao Cajun, and The Hangover. Outdoor seating welcomes Fido. See Details
Heroes Hero's has a large pet friendly patio. They have good micro brew and serve food. Bring our own water bowl See Details
Home and Away Home & Away is Old Town’s only craft beer bar, sports bar, and gameday haven. There are 12 TVs, both indoors and out, and a large outdoor patio that is dog friendly.

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Baby Blues BBQ Baby Blues BBQ brings authentic southern-inspired BBQ to the City of Angels, offering delicious meats in a festive, modern setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Enjoy Memphis and Texas ribs, chopped brisket, smoked chicken, Gulf coast catfish, burgers, sandwiches, and traditional sides like cornbread, collard greens, and mac n cheese. Open daily 11:30am to 9pm. See Details
Duck Dive Contemporary menu fuses American, French, and Latin flavors in a casual beach location. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop Menu includes succulent BBQ, savory side dishes, as well as hearty sandwiches and tasty thin crust pizza. Dogs are welcome on the patio during the summer. See Details
Char-Pit The Char-Pit offers burgers, ribs, gyros, and steak and chicken sandwiches. Outdoor picnic tables are dog friendly. See Details
Tavern 101 Nice little hideaway alongside the 101 freeway features a diverse menu that includes street tacos, BBQ sliders, mac & cheese, and baby back ribs. Large, dog-friendly patio with a side yard for Fido to play. See Details
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales American and Belgian inspired, barrel aged, and seasonal brews. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. See Details
Lucille's Smokehouse Barbeque Lucille's serves BBQ, burgers, sandwiches, and steak, seafood, and chicken entrees. Dogs are welcome on the patio where dog menus and heaters are available. See Details
Smoke and Fire Social Eatery Smoke and Fire Social Eatery serves up delicious comfort food like Nashville hot chicken, brisket quesadillas, and smash burgers. The dog-friendly outdoor patio space includes an area of turf with water bowls. See Details
Anacapa Brewing Co. Anacapa serves a variety of craft beers, burgers, gourmet pizza, and entrees like ale battered fish and chips, pretzel fried chicken, and grilled flat iron steak. Dog-friendly outdoor seating. See Details
Texas Lil's Texas Lil's features a diverse menu of steaks, burgers, BBQ, chicken, and quesadillas. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio. A special K9 menu includes grilled chicken, burger patties, and hot dogs. See Details
Lil' Piggy's Bar-B-Q Very dog friendly. Waitress brought a bowl of water and a dog biscuit for my lab. Outside picnic table seating, fast service. Excellent BBQ brisket. See Details