Dog Friendly Restaurants in Monterey, CA

There are 70 restaurants in Monterey, CA that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!

Paluca Trattoria

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Paluca Trattoria serves traditional Fisherman's Wharf cuisine with Italian and California influences in a casual waterfront setting that welcomes dogs in the patio seating area. Delicious menu options include Monterey Bay calamari, Sicilian prawns, crab cake salad, lobster ravioli, and smoked salmon linguini, Open daily 11am to 9pm.

Abalonetti Seafood

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Sit outside on the Monterey wharf and enjoy the view while dining with your canine companion. Menu includes swordfish steak, barbecued squid, butter-roasted lobster tail, and brick oven pizza.

Domenico's On The Wharf

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Domenico's On The Wharf serves up Italian and seafood dishes in a pretty setting with a dog-friendly patio.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a popular chain of seafood restaurants offering a fun movie-themed setting in with dog-friendly seating.

Cannery Row Brewing Co.

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Over 70 beers on tap and a menu that includes smoked hot wings, boneless braised shortribs, meatball subs, and fisherman's stew. Dogs are welcome on the covered patio and at firepit tables.

Wild Plum Cafe, Bistro & Bakery

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Located in a growing and vibrant neighborhood, Wild Plum Cafe serves scratch-made organic bistro style dishes in an artsy, casual space that welcomes dogs at front sidewalk tables. Diverse breakfast, lunch, and dinner choices include frittatas, chorizo and eggs, Greek salad, chicken parm sandwiches, meatloaf, and lasagna. Open 7am to 5:30pm Wednesday thru Saturday, 7am to 3:30pm Sunday and Monday, and is closed on Tuesdays.

Rocky Point Restsurant

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Rocky Point offers seafood entrees and specialty cocktails. Dogs are welcome on the veranda with stunning ocean views.

Esteban Restaurant

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Located in the Casa Munras Hotel, Estabans serves up some delicious authentic Spanish tapas. Don't forget the Mojtos or Sangria! They have a beautiful patio with a fire pit and heat lamps to keep you and your poochie warm while you dine.

Turtle Bay Taqueria Monterey

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At Turtle Bay Taqueria Monterey, enjoy food that is cheap, quick and tasty. Try the artichoke quesadilla. Plus, it's dog friendly.

Cafe Fina

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Café Fina is a full-service fine dining restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

London Bridge Pub

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English themed pub offers burgers, sandwiches, bangers & mash, and grilled Berkshire pork chops. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle

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A gun dining experience near the water. Tables on the pier are dog friendly. Water bowls available upon request.

Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop

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Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop serves decadent desserts that can be enjoyed on their pretty, outdoor dog-friendly patio.

TusCA Ristorante

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TusCA Ristorante is the Hyatt Regency Monterey's flagship restaurant and a great spot for a leisurely dinner with your pup.

Lallapalooza Restaurant

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Menu includes duck fat fries, street tacos, burgers, and Neapolitan style pizza. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Louie Linguini's

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Menu includes clam chowder, dungeness crab cakes, mahi mahi tacos, pasta, and pizza. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Ambrosia India Bistro

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Ambrosia India Bistro is the best Indian restaurant in the Monterey Peninsula. Try the Shahi Paneer, which is not on the menu.

Parker-Lusseau Pastries

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Parker-Lusseau Pastries offers delicious sweet and savory options and a quaint courtyard patio that welcomes dogs. Enjoy a variety of pastries, cakes, tarts, and cookies, as well as soup, salads, sandwiches, and quiche. Cozy and casual, it's the perfect spot for a light breakfast or lunch. Opens at 7am Monday thru Friday, 7:30am on Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.

Cook's Tortas

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Cook's Tortas stuffs fresh-baked bread with chorizo served up with agua frescas. There's also agua available for your pup.

Islands Restaurant

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Burgers, tacos, cheddar fires, and chocolate lava cake, all served with a flair of the Hawaiian islands. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Peter B's Brewpub

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Awesome brewpub with good american/bar food and craft beer. Shaded outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Alvarado Fish & Steakhouse

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Surf and turf restaurant with pasta entrees and homemade ice cream. Covered patio welcomes dogs.

Johnny Rockets

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Johnny Rockets is an chain that offers all-American food and fun. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant serves simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including made-to-order hamburgers, crispy American Fries, classic sandwiches and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service, upbeat music, twirled straws and dancing servers, contributing to the chain's signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun.

The C Restaurant + Bar

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Located at the elegant InterContinental The Clement Monterey hotel, The C Restaurant serves delicious seafood dishes such as ceviche, chilled oysters, day boat scallops, and wild sea bass. The climate-controlled dog-friendly patio is wonderfully situated next to the water with pristine views of Monterey Bay.

Montrio

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Montrio Bistro isn't just your average bistro in Monterey. It melds the best of Italian, French, and California cuisine to formulate a menu hailed by critics and voted as “The Best” by diners for the last 15 years. Popular offerings include dungeness crab cakes, seared scallops, lamb tenderloins, duck breast, and sweet potato-pecan ravioli. Outdoor sidewalk patio is dog friendly.

Cooper's Pub & Restaurant

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Coopers specializes in English style pub food with a California twist, and offers a relaxing patio with fire pits and a fireplace that is dog friendly. Menu includes crab cakes, curried fires, pulled pork sliders, clam chowder, crispy cod sandwiches, and British Sterling burgers.

Forge in the Forest

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Forge in the Forest specializes in gourmet bistro style dishes such as San Francisco style fondue, chicken satay lollipops, curry chicken paninis, margherita pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, and skirt steak, while offering dog-friendly outdoor seating with a menu for dogs, ranging from kibble to chicken and steak.

Carmel Belle

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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.

Casanova

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Welcome to Casanova, a culinary experience that echoes the South of France & Northern Italy in the center of Carmel. Their style and ambiance is matched by a standard of excellence in food and service that has brought worldwide acclaim. The menu features California cheeses, small plates, house-made pasta, and entrees like pork chops, osso buco, and rack of lamb. In addition, the hand dug Wine Cellar has received numerous awards for its outstanding selection of global wines. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Aldo's

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Aldo's serves fresh seafood and pasta and is situated in the Santa Cruz Harbor. They have a roomy patio which is very dog friendly.

Carmel Bistro

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Carmel's Bistro Giovanni features dog-friendly outdoor seating and a menu of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Menu includes salads, pizzettas, crab cakes, osso bucco, lamb shank, chicken marsala, and lobster ravioli, and over a dozen pasta entrees.

Hog's Breath Inn

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Hog's Breath Inn serves up burgers in a Western-inspired dining room and a nice courtyard patio where dogs are welcome.

Cafe Stravaganza

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Cafe Stravaganza offers patio seating that is great for dog owners and their pets when the weather is nice. Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving pasta, seafood, chicken and beef entrees, salads, sandwiches, and more.

Portabella

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Portabella serves Italian fare with a lovely outdoor heated patio that welcomes pups with water in a silver ice bucket and white napkin!

Village Corner Bistro

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Come savor the culinary influences of the "Old World" and enjoy Spanish Paella, Greek and California salads, pastas from the sunny isle of Capri, and fresh local seafood. Compliment your meal with good wines. Relax on the patio by the fire with our cappuccino and Tiramisu and watch your friends stroll by. They have breakfast, lunch and dinner and dogs are welcome on the outside patio which has a nice central fire pit for chilly morning or evening.

Bruno's Market & Deli

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Choose from a variety of deli eats, including sandwiches, Mexican, barbecue, and fresh-bakes pastries and treats. Dogs are welcome at outdoor sidewalk tables.

Toasties Cafe

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Toasties Cafe specializes in traditional breakfast and lunch eats in a casual setting with dog-friendly patio seating. Choose from tasty options like homemade hash, steak and eggs, Benedicts, homestyle omelettes, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. Open 6:30am to 3pm Monday thru Saturday and 7am to 2pm on Sunday.

Phil's Fish Market

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One of the best seafood restaurants on the Central Coast, Phil's serves shrimp, crab, charbroiled fish, and pasta. The outdoor tables near the water allow dogs.

Terry's Lounge

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This chill lounge located in the landmark Cypress Inn offers an upscale California style menu, a sophisticated lineup of Golden Age of Hollywood cocktails, and a dog-friendly patio that hosts regular Yappy Hours. Choose from an array of delicious dishes such as grilled steak salad, truffle-mushroom ravioli, Moroccan chicken, shrimp scampi, and braised short ribs.

Allegro Gourmet Pizzeria

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Allegro is one part Italian restaurant and one part wine bar, offering gourmet pizza and wine by the glass, all of which can be enjoyed on the dog-friendly patio. Other menu options includes soup, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and seasonal desserts.

From Scratch

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From Scratch prepares wonderful breakfasts and light lunches and dinners and features a patio that welcomes dogs. Tasty offerings include eggs Florentine, banana walnut pancakes, homemade chili, Chinese chicken salad, BLTs, tuna melts, and black and blue cheeseburgers. Open 8am to 2:30pm seven days a week.

Flaherty's Oyster Bar and Grill

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Flaherty's Oyster Bar and Grill prides itself on providing the freshest seafood possible, using only the finest ingredients. Patio tables allow dogs.

17th Street Grille

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This family owned and operated burger joint has been a Pacific Grove fixture since 1999, serving gourmet eats cold beer on tap in an inviting space with heated patio seating that welcomes fogs. Besides hand-shaped burgers, the 17th Street Grille menu features tasty offerings like clam chowder, quesadillas, spicy Thai wraps, crab cakes, and Philly style cheesesteaks. Opens daily at 11am.

Aloha Island Grille

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Great lunch spot for Hawaiian style plate lunches. The Kahlua Pork and the burgers are favorites. Bring your dog and sit on the deck. Treats and water bowls are available.

The Carmel Coffee House

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Carmel Coffee House offers small batch coffee roasted onsite, along with light breakfast and lunch fare and dog-friendly patio seating.

Katy's Place

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Breakfast at Katy's Place has become a "Carmel Tradition". Sample from an extensive menu that offers everything from biscuits and gravy to Swedish pancakes. Small 15 lb dogs are welcome in the patio seating area, but larger dogs must be leashed outside.

The Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon

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Running Iron Restaurant & Saloon features a wild west atmosphere, heated patio where dogs are welcome, and a wide variety of menu items, from killer burgers to fresh charbroiled Monterrey coast snapper. Open Monday through Friday at 11am.

Archie's American Diner

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Archie's American Diner offers traditional diner classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a bright, open space with a dog-friendly sidewalk patio. Menu features steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy, blueberry hotcakes, clam chowder, patty melts, cheesesteaks, spaghetti, and fish and chips. Open daily from 7:30am to 8pm.

Crow's Nest Beach Market

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Crow's Nest serves wood-fired pizza, gourmet sandwiches, appetizers, salads and house-made desserts, plus fresh coffee, beer and wine. a freestyle Coke machine, and soft-serve ice cream. Beautiful harbor and ocean views from the adjacent doggy dock across the parking lot, and a special doggy menu as well.

Anton & Michel

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Anton & Michel is an elegant restaurant with a romantic patio that welcomes dogs, who are sure to enjoy the calming sounds of the fountain.

Corkscrew Cafe

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Corkscrew Cafe welcomes dogs and has a daily changing menu highlighting the fresh herbs and produce grown in the restaurant's attached organic gardens.

Cafe Rustica

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Cafe Rustica offers country cooking in a European style setting with dog-friendly outdoor patio seating. Enjoy salads, sandwiches, wood-fired gourmet pizza, ravioli, rigatoni, grilled ribeye steak, and Hungarian beef goulash. Opens at 11am Tuesday thru Sunday; closed on Mondays.

Nico's Ristorante Europeo

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Nico's is an upscale American seafood and steakhouse that welcomes dogs and is reasonably priced for the area.

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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La Dolce Vita Ristorante specializes in Italian cuisine with a focus on scrumptious seafood dishes, and offers dog-friendly seating as well.

Club Jalapeno

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Located in the courtyard near Carmel Bistro, Club Jalapeno serves up spicy Mexican cuisine with an outdoor area that is perfect for dining al fresco with Fido. Choose from numerous offerings such as hot and sassy shrimp, coco prawns, chicken quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, combo meals, and the tasty trio of tacos, burritos, and enchiladas.

Basil Seasonal Dining Restaurant

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Fresh seafood and organic fruits and vegetables highlight a vibrant menu of delectable dishes. The heated patio is dog friendly.

Grasing's Coastal Cuisine

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Grasing's Coastal Cuisine serves up traditional seafood fare in a relaxed seating with a patio for pups.

Taqueria Mi Tierra

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Taqueria Mi Tierra serves up delicious Mexican dishes in a causal, dog-friendly atmosphere.

West End Tap & Kitchen

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Gourmet pub food and craft beer in a fun, lively atmosphere. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Bistro Beaujolais

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International menu features Greek salads, roasted turkey paninis, Moroccan chicken breast, and bouillabaisse. Enjoy alfresco dining in a lush garden atmosphere on the dog-friendly patio.

Santa Cruz Mtn Brewing

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Choose from a variety of microbrewed organic ales. Leashed dogs are welcome in both the Taproom and Beer Garden.

Wild Thyme

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Wild Thyme Deli and Cafe's patio is dog friendly. All dogs that visit the patio are given a special homemade dog biscuit while their two-legged friends enjoy Wild Thymes East Coast “comfort foods” with West Coast organic and fresh cuisines. Wild Thyme offers a delicious menu of sandwiches, salads, and desserts; roasted meats and chickens and all items are made fresh on-site every day using only the finest ingredients.

JJ's Homemade Burgers

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Huge yummy hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken sandwiches. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table.

Haute Enchilada Cafe

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Peruse local artwork while sampling from a varied menu of seafood and Mexican-inspired dishes. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

La Balena

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La Balena serves truly authentic Italian cuisine such as grilled octopus, osso buco, and squid ink pasta. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly.

In-N-Out Burger

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Want to really treat your pup? Order a "Protein Style" burger off the secret menu here and he'll get an all beef patty, minus the bun. Yum!

Da Giovanni

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Authentic Italian cuisine from old world recipes. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Appleton Grill & Event Lounge

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Dine in or out on the beautiful patio with its waterfall and fireplace. Plenty of dog-friendly space at either tables or booths. Heaters for those cool evenings or mornings. Friendly, cheerful staff. Menu to accommodate all tastes, from homemade fresh pizza, to burgers with your choice of toppings, to fine dinners. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Burrito King

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Traditional Mexican tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and combo plates. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Crema

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The dog-friendly Crema is a cozy espresso bar and cafe offering delicious coffee drinks, hearty breakfast fare, and light lunch options. Enjoy a brunch menu six days a week featuring Benedicts, quiche, waffles, chicken fried steak and eggs, and papas poblanos, plus beer, wine, and bottomless mimosas. Espresso Bar offers doggie treats and is open seven days a week 7am to 4pm.