Dog Friendly Restaurants in Salinas, CA

There are 9 pet friendly restaurants in Salinas that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help to decide 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 Salinas. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Elli's Great American Restaurant
Elli's Great American Restaurant Elli's Great American Restaurant, located in Salinas, CA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Calamari Strips tossed with lemon, parsley, red pepper flakes, and garlic, fried to perfection, then served with cocktail and tartar sauce. Next, chow down on the Philly Inferno Sandwich with roast beef, grilled onions, serrano peppers, and provolone cheese on ciabatta bread. Or go for Dominick's Mediterranean Pizza topped with white sauce, sauteed spinach, feta cheese, grilled chicken, oven-dried tomatoes, mozzarella, and asiago cheese. Elli's Great American Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 8am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Burrito King
Burrito King Traditional Mexican tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and combo plates. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly. See Details
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! See Details
Erik's DeliCafe Erik's DeliCafe, located at N Main Street, Salinas, is a casual delicatessen-style eatery that serves up a variety of delectable fare. Choose from menu options including soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Pilgrim's Progress Sandwich with slices of fresh turkey breast, fresh avocado, secret sauce, slivered red onion, fresh tomato, and locally-grown sprouts on 9-grain wheat bread. Or go for the Rio Grande Club with turkey breast, hickory-smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, secret sauce, tomato, and lettuce on a toasted ciabatta roll. 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
Gold Leaf Spice & Teas Dogs are welcome inside and out at the dog-friendly Gold Leaf Spice and Tea. Gold Leaf has a twenty-two-foot tea bar with over two hundred loose leaf teas and one hundred proprietary tea blends. You'll find teas like Blueberry Wild Organic, Mandarin Silk Oolong, and White Ambrosia. Open Monday through Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm, and Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm. 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 Work Street in Salinas provides 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
Ike's Lair Dogs are allowed at Ike's Lair N Main Street in Salinas. You and Fido will find one pet-friendly table outside. The folks at Ike's Lair say it isn't a sandwich shop, but they sure do sell a lot of sandwiches. One of the more indulgent subs on the menu is the Kryptonite, stuffed with avocado, bacon, beer-battered mozzarella sticks, beer-battered onion rings, pepper jack cheese, ham, pastrami, pesto, roast beef, salami, stuffed jalapeno poppers, and turkey. For a more modest sandwich, you could dig into the Danny Glover, BBQ sauce, cheddar, and vegan breaded chicken. 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
Yogurtland Yogurtland, located in Salinas, 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 five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you indulge your sweet tooth. Choose from a list of flavors including Pecans and Pralines, Juicy Peach Tart, Birthday Cupcake Batter, Pistachio, Almond Midnight Mocha, Double Cookies and Cream, Apricot Tart, Matcha Green Tea, and more. Once you've picked your favorite flavor, simply pile it high with the toppings of your choice, and dig in! Please note that table service isn't available, so Fido will have to wait outside while you get your yogurt. 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 N Davis Road in Salinas 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. 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
Hog's Breath Inn Hog's Breath Inn is a pet-friendly restaurant in Carmel, CA. They serve up burgers and more with a nice courtyard patio where dogs are welcome. They even offer a dog menu for Fido! See Details
The Forge The Forge, formerly known as Forge in the Forest, is a bistro-style eatery in Carmel, CA, where Fido is welcome to join you on their dog-friendly patio named, The Pound Patio. Pooches may order specialty items from their own Canine Cuisine menu. The patio is heaters and has fireplaces for chilly nights. The restaurant features gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner such as San Francisco style fondue, chicken satay lollipops, curry chicken paninis, Margherita pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, skirt steak and more. The Canine Cuisine menu offers items such as a cup of kibble, the Hot Diggity Dog, a Quarter Hounder, and Hen House Chicken Strips. See Details
Abalonetti Bar & Grill Abalonetti Bar & Grill, located in Monterey, CA, is a casual seafood-inspired eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal; they even offer a dog menu! Humans can enjoy almost a dozen varieties of squid dishes — many found only at Abalonetti's including their exclusive Buffalo Calamari. In addition to their fresh seafood, they also serve salads, sandwiches, steaks, and pizza. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details
Cafe Fina Café Fina is a full-service fine dining restaurant, serving lunch and dinner. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
SUR at The Barnyard Located in what was once the famed Thunderbird Bookstore in Carmel, Billy Quon's SUR at The Barnyard is a dog-friendly restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table and will even get to order from the Doggy Menu! While your pup chows down on chicken, salmon or even steak, you'll be treated to SUR's variety of dishes like its famous cheese bread, Chef Herman's chicken and waffles, salmon tacos, shrimp linguine or the Kona Steak Plate. Reservations are strongly recommended. See Details
Peter B's Brewpub Awesome brewpub with good american/bar food and craft beer. Shaded outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
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. See Details
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. See Details