Dog Friendly Restaurants in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

There are 15 pet friendly restaurants in Rancho Santa Margarita 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 Rancho Santa Margarita. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Blind Pig
The Blind Pig Choose from a contemporary menu of small and large plates featuring chicken croquette, short rib tacos, seared scallops, and skirt steak. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Pet Friendly Board & Brew
Board & Brew Board & brew serves a wide variety of specialty sandwiches with names like the Turkado, Tub O' Tuna, and Left Coast Pastrami, plus local craft beer on tap. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Trough The Trough serves sandwiches and sides. Get an order to go and grab a seat overlooking with lake with Fido by your side. See Details
Natraj's Indian Bistro Natraj's specializes in authentic Indian cuisine, including a variety of veggie, chicken, lamb, seafood, and tandoori entrees. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Selma's Chicago Pizzeria Selma's Chicago Pizzeria, located in Rancho Santa Margarita, is a casual pizzeria and bar that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, calzones, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Bruschetta Favorito with fresh Roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, red onions, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. Next, chow down on the Smoking Inferno Pizza topped with jalapenos, homemade meatballs, pepperoni, and Italian sausage. Or go for the Works Pie topped with meatballs, pepperoni, Italian sausage, black olives, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers. If pizza isn't your thing, try Sam's Special Sausage Sandwich with Italian link sausage sauteed in Fra Diavolo sauce with peppers and onions, topped with provolone! See Details
Philly's Best Cheesesteaks This cheesesteak spot on Av. de Las Flores has two dog-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your pup along. Like the build-your-own-burrito concept, Philly's Best Cheesesteaks lets diners create custom cheesesteaks, or choose one of their specialty sandwiches like Pepperoni Cheesesteak or Pizza Steak. They also have hoagies and burgers if you want a cheesesteak alternative. For something sweet, the Philly favorite Tasty Kakes are brought in from Pennsylvania. 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
Pick Up Stix This Asian spot on Av. de Las Flores has a lot of 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
The Parkway American Grill The Parkway American Grill is an American eatery that serves up a variety of tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Chicken Wings in your choice of flavor (Honey Sriracha, Honey BBQ, Orange Sesame Ginger, Garlic Parm, Buffalo, Lemon Pepper, Sweet Chili, or Carolina Reaper). Next, chow down on the Lone Star Pizza topped with BBQ sauce, brisket, double-smoked thick-cut bacon, red onions, mozzarella, and pepper jack ghost smokey cheese. Or go for the Steak Bomb Grinder with shaved Angus ribeye, provolone, grilled onions, roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, lettuce, and tomato. The Parkway American Grill is open Sunday through Tuesday from 11am to 9pm, Wednesday from 11am to 10pm, Thursday from 11am to 11pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 12am. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Santa Margarita Parkway has twenty pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. 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
Rubio's Coastal Grill Rubio's Coastal Grill on Av. de Las Flores has eight 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 Oso Parkway has five 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
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Dogs are welcome at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt on Av. de Las Flores, where you and Fido will discover six dog-friendly tables outside. The menu includes one-hundred rotating yogurt flavors and more than seventy rotating toppings. The different yogurt types available are nonfat, low carb', gluten-free, no sugar added, vegan, dairy-free sorbets, and kosher. The toppings are fresh fruits, candies, chocolates, hot fudge, cereal, granola, and nuts. Additionally, they also offer fresh waffle bowls made on-site every single day. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to make your yogurt. See Details
Baskin-Robbins The world's largest chain of ice cream shops, Baskin-Robbins is a dog-friendly sweet shop serving Rancho Santa Margarita locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Baskin-Robbins can head to one of its outdoor tables to indulge in a cone alongside their canine companion. Its menu is made up of cups, cones, sundaes, warm desserts, parfaits, mix-ins, cakes, and polar pizzas. Baskin-Robbins' ice cream flavors include Chocolate Almond, Cotton Candy, Gold Medal Ribbon, Peanut Butter 'n Chocolate, Rainbow Sherbet, and more. 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 Santa Margarita Parkway in Rancho Santa Margarita has eight 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
Togo's Sandwiches Togo's Sandwiches has made a name for itself by offering specialty sandwiches stuffed with fresh ingredients that are sure to please. You can order to go or dine in with your pup at this location in Rancho Santa Margarita on El Paseo where there are three dog-friendly tables. The sandwich selections feature classic deli options, roast beef, turkey, West Coast pastrami, and veggies aplenty. You can choose one of their signatures like the Chicken Salad sandwich or Viva Veggie. You can choose to build your own grinder from their list of breads, cheeses, veggies, meats, and gluten-free options like the bowl. Just remember to bring Fido and a big appetite! Please note that table service isn't available, so Fido will have to wait outside while you order. 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
Madison Square & Garden Cafe Madison Square & Garden Cafe serves tasty food in a beautiful garden setting located right in the heart of North Laguna's Gallery Row. Breakfast and lunch menus include pancakes, omelettes, salads, sandwiches, and char-broiled ahi tuna. Dogs are always welcome in the outdoor garden seating area. Open 8am-2:30pm daily (closed Tuesdays). See Details
The Cliff The Cliff offers a seafood-centric menu in a relaxing atmosphere with 180 degree ocean views from the multi-level dog-friendly patio. Their doggy menu offers Precious' Puppy Plates with oatmeal, chicken, beef, salmon or prime rib. And they also have a puppy treat menu with a selection of all-natural organic treats like salmon snacks, carrot molasses, liver bites, calamari, pumpkin paws and more. For humans, breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare includes California Benedicts, huevos rancheros, strawberry French toast, crab cakes, ahi tuna burgers, carne asada burritos, garlic prawns, pan seared scallops, and filet mignon. See Details
Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino Located on the roof of Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna, the Rooftop Lounge offers stunning ocean views from dog-friendly deck tables. Menu includes scrambles, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, coconut shrimp, chicken empanadas, spicy penne and sausage, hibachi salmon, and seared ahi sandwiches. Opens daily at 11:30am (10:30am on Sundays). See Details
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Menu favorites include campfire pot roast, BBQ baby back ribs, three-cheese pizza, fish tacos, chicken parmesan, sweet and spicy shrimp, and fettuccine Alfredo. Opens at 11am during the week, 10am on Saturday, and 9am on Sunday. See Details
Sapphire Laguna Hip ambiance and international cuisine including Hawaiian Style Steamed Barramundi. Fido welcome at 2 outdoor tables. See Details
The Filling Station The Filling Station will fill you up and make you smile with classic breakfast items and a patio full of hungry pups. 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
Newport Landing Restaurant Bring Fido to enjoy the barking of the sea lions with waterfront views of the bay. Be sure to call ahead and reserve a table. Patio is open during limited hours only. See Details