Dog Friendly Restaurants in Monterey, CA

There are 62 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

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

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

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

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

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.

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

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

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

Esteban Restaurant

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

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

Cafe Fina

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

London Bridge Pub

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

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle

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

TusCA Ristorante

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

Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop

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

Lallapalooza Restaurant

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

Louie Linguini's

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

Ambrosia India Bistro

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

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.

Islands Restaurant

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

Cook's Tortas

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

Peter B's Brewpub

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

Alvarado Fish & Steakhouse

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

Johnny Rockets

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

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 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

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

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

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.


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.

Carmel Bistro

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

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


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

Cafe Stravaganza

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.

Village Corner Bistro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The Carmel Coffee House

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

Katy's Place

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

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

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.

Anton & Michel

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

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

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

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

La Dolce Vita Ristorante

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

Club Jalapeno

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

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

Grasing's Coastal Cuisine

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

Bistro Beaujolais

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.

Wild Thyme

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.

Haute Enchilada Cafe

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

La Balena

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

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

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


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.

Burrito King

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