Dog Friendly Restaurants in El Cajon, CA

There are 19 pet friendly restaurants in El Cajon 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 El Cajon. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Downtown Cafe
Downtown Cafe Sample from a diverse menu that includes ribeye steaks, BBQ ribs, fajita skillets, and shrimp linguini. Dogs are welcome on the front patio. See Details
Pet Friendly Soy Leaf Garden Cafe
Soy Leaf Garden Cafe Organic, plant based deli serves wraps, salads, baked good, coffee, and tea. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Funky Fries And Burgers Dogs are allowed at Funky Fries and Burgers, where they provide six pet-friendly tables outside. For breakfast, you can join them for some funky breakfast fries, topped with melted cheddar, two eggs, and your choice of bacon or sausage. They also claim to offer the best burgers in San Diego, such as the BBQ bacon cheeseburger: grilled onions, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, onion rings, house ranch, and BBQ sauce. Fans of fries will find a whole host of Funky Fries on the menu too, including the Philly Cheese Steak Fries: sauteed steak, grilled onions, bell peppers, garlic mushrooms, gooey mozzarella, and garlic truffle aioli. Funky Fries and Burgers is open Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 10pm and Friday to Saturday from 10am to 11pm. See Details
Izzy's Cafe Izzy's Cafe serves BBQ brisket, fritters and other Southern-style comfort food served in a casual, homey setting. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Luna Grill Luna Grill offers kebabs, spicy feta, falafel, pita wraps, salads, and other Mediterranean eats offered in a relaxed, counter-serve setting. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Gillespie Field Cafe Gillespie Field Cafe is a dog-friendly restaurant in El Cajon. They welcome pets at outdoor tables whenever the weather is nice. See Details
Epic Wings-N-Things Epic Wings-N-Things, located in El Cajon, CA, is a fast-food-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty foods. Choose from menu options including chicken strips, wings, boneless wings, salads, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Wings in your choice of sauce (Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, Atomic, Garlic, BBQ, Honey BBQ, Lemon Pepper, or Sweet Chili.) Epic Wings-N-Things is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10:30am to 10pm. See Details
Buckboard's BBQ & Brew Buckboard's BBQ & Brew, located in El Cajon, CA, is a casual BBQ joint that serves up a variety of delicious protein-laden fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Buckboard Burger - a half-pound burger topped with Thousand Island dressing and horseradish aioli on a brioche bun. Buckboard's BBQ & Brew is open daily from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Yogurt Mill Yogurt Mill, located in El Cajon, is a casual, self-serve fro-yo joint that serves up delicious sweet treats in a variety of tasty flavors. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you indulge your sweet tooth. Simply pick your favorite flavor, pile it high with the toppings of your choice from their toppings bar, then enjoy! A few of their locations even offer convenient drive-thru windows! 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
Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill, located in El Cajon, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up an array of tasty pub grub. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, sandwiches, beef, sausage, tacos, seafood, pasta, steak, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Chicken Wings in your choice of sauce (Guinness BBQ, Honey Mustard, Buffalo, Suicide Habanero, Sweet Chili, or Sriracha Bourbon.) Next, chow down on Hooley's Half and Half Burger - a ground beef-corned beef patty topped with Swiss, bacon-braised red cabbage, and Guinness mustard on a brioche bun. Or go for the Smithwick's Shepherd's Pie with fresh sauteed veggies. See Details
Kaffeemeister Coffee Bar and Drive-Thru Kaffeemeister Coffee Bar and Drive-Thru is a quick stop for espresso also featuring free wi-fi, a large dog-friendly garden seating area, pastries, and light fare! Bring Fido along and try a Hammerhead espresso or Caffe au Lait, or snack on an Acai Bowl or Cinnamon Rolls. Local musicians are featured on Friday nights! Kaffeemeister Coffee Bar and Drive-Thru is open in El Cajon Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 7:00am to 4:00pm. The drive-through opens at 6:00am Monday through Saturday. See Details
Jersey Mike's Subs Since 1956, Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving authentic East Coast-style subs on freshly baked bread. At this location on Jamacha Road, you and Fido can choose one of the pet-friendly tables outside. Their menu includes a number of hot sandwiches, such as Jersey Mike's Famous Philly: grilled onions, peppers and melted white American cheese; meatball and cheese, melted provolone, tomato sauce, and parmesan cheese; or the big kahuna cheese steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, and extra melted white American cheese. If you'd rather cut down on the carb's, why not try a grilled veggie wrap: grilled green bell peppers and onions, melted swiss and provolone, lettuce, tomato, and homestyle ranch dressing. 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
In-N-Out Burger Established in 1948, In-N-Out Burger started life as California's first drive-thru hamburger stand. In-N-Out Burger on Magnolia Avenue in El Cajon has two pet-friendly tables outside. As the name suggests, their kitchen dishes up a number of different burger options, like hamburgers, combos, and cheeseburgers. Their cheeseburger is made up of freshly baked buns, real American cheese, American beef, onions, lettuce, tomato, and spread. The most appropriate way for you and Fido to enjoy your In-N-out experience may be to order your items Animal style. Animal style burgers are smothered in Thousand Island dressing, mustard and extra pickles, while the fries are topped with cheese, spread and grilled onions. You can accompany your burger with freshly cut fries and one of the shakes: made with real ice cream, including chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Rubio's Coastal Grill Rubio's Coastal Grill on Magnolia Avenue has nine pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you are welcome to bring your dog along. Rubio's Coastal Grill combines the fresh flavors from the sea, with Mexican dishes. The signature dish at Rubio's Coastal Grill is the Beer Battered Fish Taco, made with Alaskan pollock and a recipe that hasn't changed since 1983. Seafood is also stuffed into burritos at Rubio's Coastal Grill, with options like Salsa Verde Shrimp and Surf and Turf. For something a little lighter, try one of the Poke rice bowls. If you have a sweet tooth, you can try the Warm Cinnamon Churros or one of the freshly-baked Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip Oatmeal or Snickerdoodle Cookies. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Pick Up Stix This Asian spot on Jamacha Road has four dog-friendly tables, so feel free to bring your dog along. At Pick Up Stix, they specialize in American Chinese classic cuisine, with favorites like Kung Pao Shrimp, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Beef and Broccoli. For vegetarian diners, Pick Up Stix can substitute tofu into any dish. For those watching what they eat, there's a Fit menu, with high protein and low-fat entrees. Stop by for lunch and you can get one of Pick Up Stix entrees, rice or noodles, and Cream Cheese Wontons. If you are stopping in with the family or a crowd, you can get a Family Value Pack that serves four. 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
Cold Stone Creamery Cold Stone Creamery is a dog-friendly shop serving sweets to El Cajon locals and tourists alike. A few outdoor tables are available to dog owners with a sweet tooth and Fido in tow. The Creamery's menu is made up of ice cream, yogurt, and sorbet flavors made fresh in-store. Guests can choose from a variety of fruits, candies, and nuts to have mixed into their frozen treat on a granite stone. Ice cream cakes and cupcakes, and ice cream pies and cookie sandwiches, shakes, and smoothies are also available. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on E Chase Avenue in El Cajon provides three tables with dog-friendly seating. The vast menu includes a broad range of coffee drinks, tea, cold brews, and their popular Frappuccino in tons of customizable flavors. Don't forget to ask for a Puppuccino just for Fido! You can also find a light bite with breakfast options, sandwiches, bagels, parfaits, protein boxes, and baked treats. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Chipotle Mexican Grill Founded on the idea that food served fast does not have to be a typical fast food experience, Chipotle Mexican Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant known for its burritos, tacos, bowls, and salads. Visitors to El Cajon with a craving for a customizable burrito bowl can dig in alongside Fido at one of Chipotle's six outdoor tables. The Grill's menu allows guests to choose from crispy corn or soft flour tacos, a bowl, burrito, or salad, then choose from steak, carnitas, chicken, barbacoa or sofritas, next, adding rice beans and fajita vegetables, and finally, topping it all off with salsas, lettuce, guacamole, and cheese. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on Jamacha Road in El Cajon provides three tables with dog-friendly seating. The vast menu includes a broad range of coffee drinks, tea, cold brews, and their popular Frappuccino in tons of customizable flavors. Don't forget to ask for a Puppuccino just for Fido! You can also find a light bite with breakfast options, sandwiches, bagels, parfaits, protein boxes, and baked treats. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Pier Cafe Pier Cafe is a casual beachfront eatery with tasty surf and turf and dog-friendly outdoor seating with beautiful ocean views. Choose from an array of dishes such as shrimp po'boys, mixed seafood fry, citrus marinated seabass, jambalaya, shredded pork tacos, and top sirloin. Opens 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
Fred's Mexican Cafe in Old Town Fred's Mexican Cafe, located in San Diego, CA, is a dog friendly, outdoor, Mexican sidewalk cafe where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table and enjoy his own Doggie Menu. The $5 Doggie Menu includes Buddy's Bowl with chicken and fries, Snoopy's Scrambled with scrambled eggs, Chance's Chicken with grilled chicken, Baxter's Burger with a handmade patty, and Cujo's Carne with sliced carne asada. Humans can enjoy fajitas, enchiladas, salads, burritos, tacos, burgers and more. Don't forget the one of their house made margaritas to wash it all down. And save room for one of their desserts like the Flan & Bunuelos or the Churro Donut Tower! Pro tip: If you print off the flyer listed in the photos section of this page and bring it in, your pup eats free! See Details
Baja Betty's Located on University in the hip and vibrant neighborhood of Hillcrest, Baja Betty's offers delicious Mexican and southwest cuisine, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features quesadillas, burrito bowls, fajitas, carnitas, carne asada, combo plates, and an extensive selection of margaritas, tequila, and signature cocktails to wash down all the delicious goodness. See Details
The Regal Beagle The Regal Beagle is dog friendly and serves great local brews with a constantly rotating selection of craft beers. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at front outdoor tables. See Details