Dog Friendly Restaurants in San Mateo, CA

There are 15 pet friendly restaurants in San Mateo 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 San Mateo. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Central Park Bistro
Central Park Bistro Central Park Bistro offers cosmopolitan cuisine and outdoor seating for dogs. Menu includes crab and lobster cakes, wood oven roasted prawns, Chilean sea bass, duck ragout, baby back ribs, and grilled Australian lamb chops. Opens for lunch at 11:30am Monday thru Friday. See Details
Pet Friendly The Swingin Door
The Swingin Door The Swingin Door is a great place to hang out and have a few cold ones with friends, not to mention your four-legged friend. See Details
Bucky's Cocktail Lounge Bucky's Cocktail Lounge is a cozy and lively dive bar that makes both regulars and newcomers feel right at home at the bar and on the dog-friendly fenced back patio. They offer plenty of beer choices and creative signature cocktails. Leashed dogs are always welcome. Great spot to catch a game or shoot some pool with friends. Closes at 2am every night. See Details
The Counter Make-your-own burger menu, great sides & beer selection. Outdoor patio seating allows dogs. See Details
Jack's Prime Burgers and Shakes Jack's Prime burgers & shakes is putting a modern spin on the classic burger diner. Bring your friends and family and sit down to enjoy a classic flame-grilled burger like the Angry Cowboy, Whiskey Town Express, and Phoenix From the Flames. Be sure to wash it down with a hand-spun shake. Outdoor patio tables welcome dogs. See Details
Burger King Burger King is a pet-friendly eatery serving a range of American dishes. Dog owners wanting to enjoy a Whopper alongside their canine can do so at one of Burger King's three outdoor tables. The fast food restaurant's menu includes burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches and tenders, salads, breakfast items, classic sides, coffee, sweet treats, and more. This location of Burger King is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 11pm and Sunday from 7am to 11pm. Its drive thru is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 12am and Sunday from 7am to 12am. See Details
Windy City Pizza and BBQ Windy City Pizza and BBQ is San Mateo and the Peninsula's home for traditional Chicago style pizza and Texas smokehouse barbecue. They provide outdoor, dog-friendly seating for customers and their pups. See Details
Paul Martin's American Grill Paul Martin's American Grill on Hillsdale Mall Shopping Center has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can dine with your dog. Serving American-style bistro fare, with classic dishes like Braised Short Ribs, and mesquite grilled entrees like Columbia River Steelhead and Chimichurri Chicken. You may want to start things off with the Castroville Artichoke appetizer, made with heirloom chokes and aioli. To go along with your meal, Paul Martin's American Grill has wine, beer, and classic cocktails including an Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Sidecar. Stop in for lunch, where they offer fresh salads, daily-made soups, burgers, and sandwiches. See Details
Curry Up Now Curry Up Now is a dog-friendly restaurant serving Indian street food to San Mateo locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Curry Up Now can bring Fido and head to one of its two outdoor tables to dig into a tikka masala burrito. The Indian restaurant's menu is comprised of traditional flavors presented in a recognizable way, and includes street snacks such as Dynamite Tangra Wings and Holy Moly Fried Ravioli, Indian street food such as Samosa, Bhel Puri, and Vada Pav, burritos, bowls, Thali platters, and signature dishes such as Sexy Fries, Naughty Naan, and Biryani. Its housemade drinks, Mango Lassi, Ginger-Mint Lemonade, and Hot Chai are available to wash it all down. 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
Rubio's Coastal Grill Rubio's Coastal Grill on E 4th Avenue has one pet-friendly outdoor table, 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
Shiki Shiki is a pet-friendly restaurant serving Japanese fare to locals and tourists alike. Dog owners wanting to dig into a roll of sushi can do so alongside their canine at one of Shiki's few outdoor tables. Shiki's menu includes appetizers, sashimi, sushi, salads, noodles, seafood, vegetable, chicken, and beef dishes, bento boxes, donburi, and more. Shiki's signature rolls include the Caterpillar, Godzilla, 49ers, Aloha, and Lion King Roll. Shiki is open Sunday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm, Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Friday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Yumi Yogurt Yumi Yogurt is a pet-friendly frozen sweet shop serving locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Yumi Yogurt with Fido in tow can head to one of its seven outdoor tables to enjoy their treat alongside their canine. The shop's menu includes premium frozen yogurt, ice cream, Italian ice, gelato, custard, and a variety of fresh toppings. Its flavors include Triple Chocolate, Island Candy Bar, Fresh Baked Gelato, California Tart, and Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwich. Yumi Yogurt also offers a Yogurtccino and Swirl Fusions for a drinkable treat. Yumi Yogurt is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Philz Coffee Philz Coffee on S B Street has three pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along while you sit and sip on a cup of joe or tea. Philz Coffee makes their own roasts, and serves a large variety of espresso and tea beverages in its cafe. You can try Jacob's Wonderbar, with dark chocolate and smokey notes, the Philtered Soul, a medium blend with hazelnut and chocolate, or the light-bodied New Manhattan. Philz Coffee focuses on coffee rather than espresso and latte based drinks. 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
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on De Anza Boulevard in San Mateo provides four 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
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 San Mateo 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
Universal Cafe Universal Cafe has been a Mission District staple since 1994, offering an ever changing New American menu featuring a rotating roster of awesome seasonal eats as well as dog-friendly outdoor seating. Sample delicious dishes like house gnocchi with blue cheese, mushroom ravioli, roasted chicken, and char-grilled country pork chops, plus weekday and weekday brunch food. Open for dinner Monday thru Friday at 5:30pm. See Details
Sam's Chowder House Sam's Chowder House has a great patio that's often filled with happy pups and owners dining on tasty seafood. See Details
Park Chalet Garden Restaurant Park Chalet in San Francisco has a huge lawn out back with tables and is one of the best dog-friendly restaurants in the city. See Details
Miramar Beach Restaurant Miramar Beach Restaurant serves generously poured libations in a cool atmosphere with plenty of dog-friendly seating available. See Details
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company A fun brewery with a West coast twist. Outdoor dining by the fire pits is a big draw, and best of all it's Fido friendly. See Details
Cascal Cascal is pet friendly! Indoor and outdoor bar -- as well as a full tapas menu featuring traditional Latin Cuisine. See Details
Toronado Pub Toronado Pub offers up to 40 rotating craft beers on tap from across the globe and over 70 more in bottles and cans in a friendly dive bar-like setting that welcomes leashed dogs. Great spot to gather for after-work drinks, catch some live music, or relax on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Open daily from 11:30am to 2am. See Details
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse BJ's serves everything from beefy burgers and hearty soups to deep-dish pizza and New Orleans jambalaya. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Fat Lady Restaurant The Fat Lady serves New American cuisine in a subdued, inviting setting with a comfy outdoor seating area that welcomes dogs. Enjoy lunch and dinner favorites such as dungeness crab cakes, Tuscan chicken sandwiches, seafood pasta, rack of lamb, and ribeye steak. Opens at 11:30am during the week an 9am on weekends. See Details