Dog Friendly Restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 88 pet friendly restaurants in Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Brewhouse Santa Barbara
The Brewhouse Santa Barbara Situated just a few blocks from the Santa Barbara Channel, the dog-friendly Brewhouse offers an array of innovative dishes, in-house craft brews, and outdoor patio seating. Sample from over 20 different ales and lagers to help wash down delicious options such as tiger prawns, Cobb salad, trip-tip sandwiches, grilled bratwurst, pan seared ahi, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and beef stroganoff. As an added bonus, Fido can dine on the special doggy menu. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Pet Friendly Santa Barbara Fishouse
Santa Barbara Fishouse Santa Barbara Fishouse offers fresh seafood daily and dog-friendly outdoor seating on the front patio. See Details
Louie's Louie's is housed in a historic Victorian hotel and offers dog-friendly outdoor tables, delectable dishes, and a fabulous wine selection. The upscale menu features filet mignon tips, crabmeat dumplings, Cajun chicken pizza, linguini with grilled shrimp, and sesame crusted Scottish salmon. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. Open 5:30pm to close daily. See Details
Cafe Stella Super cute French American cafe with beautiful dog-friendly patio that offers views of the Santa Barbara mountains. Menu favorites include grilled salmon salad, beer steamed mussels, chicken brie sandwiches, lamb burgers, boeuf bourguignon, and for dessert, chocolate mousse. Cafe Stella is open 11am to 9pm during the week and 10am to 9pm on weekends. See Details
Opal Restaurant & Bar Opal Restaurant & Bar specializes in eclectic California cuisine drawn from international influences served in a Spanish style atmosphere with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Choose from an array of varied dishes such as seared ahi tuna, tiger shrimp pizza, wild mushroom stuffed chicken, honey glazed roasted duck, and chile crusted filet mignon. Dog-friendly tables are limited, so call ahead to ensure availability. Opens Monday thru Saturday at 11:30am, 5pm on Sunday. See Details
Crushcakes Cafe Crushcakes Cafe offers tasty goods like The Break of Day Burrito and decadent Bread Pudding, both you and your dog will be panting! See Details
Eureka! Eureka! serves seasonal white fish tacos, fried chicken sliders, bone marrow burgers, and butterscotch rum pudding. All proteins are all-natural and antibiotic and hormone free. Dogs are welcome on the patio. See Details
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company Figueroa has nearly 20 brews to choose from. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Great place to grab a coffee drink and pastry. Patio seating allows dogs. Water bowls and treats are available for Fido. See Details
Santa Barbara Shellfish Company Oceanfront seafood restaurant with four tables on the outside patio that are dog friendly. See Details
Breakwater Breakwater serves a delicious variety of dishes, including Belgian waffles and three-egg omelets for breakfast, club sandwiches and tuna melts for lunch, and fresh fish and steak for dinner. The spacious outdoor patio welcomes dogs.


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State and Fig Creative menu includes the PBLT, mushroom risotto, and grilled lamb chops. Outdoor seating area with ocean views is dog friendly.

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Arigato Sushi Arigato Sushi is an upscale eatery offering innovative rolls and amazingly fresh nigiri in a modern setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Favorite menu options include Hawaiian poke, soft shell crab tempura, tofu steak, popcorn shrimp, and grilled garlic beef. Opens daily at 5:30pm. See Details
Casa Blanca Authentic Mexican food and a massive tequila bar with over 120 varieties. See Details
Cava Cava is chimichurri heaven, and those spicy flavors can be cooled down by the water they provide Fido. See Details
Sambo's Restaurant Sambo's has been a beachfront breakfast and lunch staple in Santa Barbara since 1957. The classic American menu includes cheese omelettes, fluffy French toast, biscuits and gravy, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, and shakes and sundaes for dessert. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Los Agaves Great food and dog friendly. They have just a few outside tables but we were there on a Sat afternoon and there were a couple of open tables. It was ok for our small dog to sit in one of the chairs. A definite plus to being dog friendly is the fantastic food!

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Renaud's The downtown location of Renaud's features everything from croissants to sandwiches. Spacious patio welcomes Fido. See Details
Savoy Cafe Tasty breakfast and lunch menu with vegan and gluten-free options. They have a small, covered patio at the rear of the restaurant. See Details
Montecito Wine Bistro The Wine Bistro keeps the fireplace blazing on its pet-friendly patio while dishing up a unique take on Italian food. See Details
Aldo's Aldo's has been providing authentic Italian food to the Santa Barbara area since 1986. Well-behaved dogs welcome in outdoor patio. Water bowls provided. See Details
Fresco Cafe American restaurant with a wide selection of dining choices. Plenty of outdoor seating (with heaters on chilly days) makes it a popular spot for Fido and owners to dine. See Details
Cajun Kitchen The big Cajun breakfasts at Cajun Kitchen pack in the locals who know there's always a spot for your dog if you can snag a seat. See Details
The Lark Most of the seating at the Lark restaurant is outside and dog-friendly. Providing a menu full of contemporary cuisine, the chefs offer dishes that constantly change with the seasons. You and Fido could share one of the most popular platters, the cast iron roasted diver scallops, served with kaffir lime risotto, hearts of palm, maitake mushroom, black garlic, candied peanut, and Thai chili. The Lark Restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 5pm to 10pm, Friday to Saturday from 5pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 5pm to 10pm. See Details