Dog Friendly Restaurants in Santa Barbara, CA

There are 56 restaurants in Santa Barbara, 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!

Tupelo Junction

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Tupelo Junction specializes in Southern-style dishes in a laid back, funky setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Favorite menu items include cheddar jalapeno grits, ribeye steak and eggs, fried green tomatoes, deep dish mac and cheese with smoked bacon, red beans and rice, and blackened molasses salmon. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the small patio. Opens daily at 8am.

The Brewhouse Santa Barbara

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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.

The Set

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Located at the lovely The Fess Parker Resort, sit with your pup in the sun at The Set. Just across from the ocean you will have a beautiful ocean front table to enjoy the ocean breeze and exceptional food. The Set is a spot you can't miss while staying in Santa Barbara. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs

Santa Barbara Fishouse

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Santa Barbara Fishouse offers fresh seafood daily and dog-friendly outdoor seating on the front patio.

Louie's

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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.

Crushcakes Cafe

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Crushcakes Cafe offers tasty goods like The Break of Day Burrito and decadent Bread Pudding, both you and your dog will be panting!

Opal Restaurant & Bar

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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.

Cafe Stella

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Super cute French American cafe with beautiful dog-friendly patio that has views of the Santa Barbara mountains.

Bucatini Trattoria

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Delicious pastas and smoky wood-fired pizza are Bucatini's specialties. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Arigato Sushi

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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.

Renaud's

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The downtown location of Renaud's features everything from croissants to sandwiches. Spacious patio welcomes Fido.

Aldo's

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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.

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company

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Figueroa has nearly 20 brews to choose from. Outdoor patio is dog friendly.

Eureka!

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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.

Cajun Kitchen

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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.

State and Fig

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

Fresco Cafe

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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.

Los Agaves

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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!

Killer B's BBQ and Bar

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Killer B's serves wings, burgers, and BBQ. Great atmosphere in beautiful Santa Barbara. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

The Andersen's

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Gourmet menu of creative fare includes smoked Scottish salmon, crab salad sandwich, Hungarian goulash, and chicken prosciutto. Charming outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

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Oceanfront seafood restaurant with four tables on the outside patio that are dog friendly.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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Great place to grab a coffee drink and pastry. Patio seating allows dogs. Water bowls and treats are available for Fido.

Casa Blanca

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Authentic Mexican food and a massive tequila bar with over 120 varieties.

Romanti-Ezer

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Romanti-Ezer serves amazing Chile Relleno burritos and other authentic Mexican fare that you can order from a walk-up window with your pup.

Breakwater

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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.

Sama Sama Kitchen

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Indonesian-inspired restaurant and bar features tapas, rice and noodles, and surf and turf entrees. Outdoor patio seating allows dogs.

Panera Bread

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The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs.

Savoy Cafe

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Tasty breakfast and lunch menu with vegan and gluten-free options. They have a small, covered patio at the rear of the restaurant.

Petros

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Great Greek cuisine served in an elegant, open space with a large dog-friendly patio.

Natural Cafe

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Natural Cafe offers burgers, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and chicken and fish entrees. Dogs are allowed on the patio.

Restaurant OPEN

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Restaurant OPEN is famous for their breakfast sliders and Gouda omelets. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Taffy's Pizza

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Taffy's has a great outdoor patio, with lots of seating- and delicious pizza!

Baja Sharkeez Santa Barbara

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Mexican Restaurant/bar with about 8 tables on the patio that are dog friendly.

Scarlett Begonia

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Using local and organic ingredients in a creative menu that includes bone marrow bruschetta, slow-cooked duck leg, and Niman pork loin. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Hoffmann Brat House

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The Brat House serves gourmet sausage, Belgium waffles, and a wide selection of craft and draft beer. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Char West

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Nice little fish and chips shop on the pier in Santa Barbara. Picnic tables are dog friendly.

Dawn Patrol

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Dawn Patrol is a hash house breakfast restaurant, serving pancakes, huevos rancheros, salad bowls, burger and sandwiches, and organic coffee. Patio seating is dog friendly.

K's Treehouse Restaurant

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Choose from hearty entrees like beef stroganoff, honey fried chicken, and ribeye steak. Front covered tables welcome dogs.

Telegraph Brewing Company

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Wide selection of craft beer. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

McConnell's Ice Cream

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McConnell's offers a wide selection of sweet flavors to choose from. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Palapa Fine Mexican Food

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Palapa serves burritos, enchiladas, tacos, and a variety of combo plates. Dogs are welcome on the shaded patio.

Sambo's Restaurant

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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.

Patxi's

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This inviting neighborhood pizza place offers delicious build-your-own, deep dish, and thin crust pizza, and a wide selection of local craft beer and wine by the glass or bottle. Patio seating is dog friendly.

The Nugget Bar & Grill

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Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, The Nugget Bar & Grill offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere, a hearty homestyle menu, and dog-friendly patio seating. Choose from a variety of delicious options, including seared ahi tuna, Buffalo wings, pulled pork sliders, Asian shrimp salad, bacon cheeseburgers, meatloaf sandwiches, filet mignon, beer-battered fish, and beef stroganoff.

Summerland Beach Cafe

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Summerland Beach Cafe is just 6 miles south of Santa Barbara in a nice beach community. It's a converted Victorian home serving breakfast and lunch all day long. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs. Treats and water are available.

Island Brewing Company

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Island Brewing Company crafts their own lineup of tropical-themed brews, including the Island Blonde and Avocado Honey Ale. Dogs are welcome on the patio as long as it's not overcrowded. Call ahead to ensure availability.

Montecito Wine Bistro

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The Wine Bistro keeps the fireplace blazing on its pet-friendly patio while dishing up a unique take on Italian food.

Cava

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Cava is chimichurri heaven, and those spicy flavors can be cooled down by the water they provide Fido.

Giovanni's Pizza

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Giovanni's has been dishing up hearty Italian comfort food since the late 1980s. Menu offers salads, hot sandwiches, pasta, Buffalo style wings, calzones, and specialty pizza. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Trattoria Mollie

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Trattoria has a full dinner menu of authentic Italian cuisine and a climate-controlled dog-friendly patio.

Jeanine's

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American breakfast, paste ties, and cakes

Goodland Kitchen

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Full breakfast menu, plus salads and sandwiches for lunch. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Stacky's Seaside

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Stacky's offers breakfast burritos, burgers, wraps, salads, and more. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Rincon Brewery

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Rincon offers refreshing Belgian-style brews, and a menu of burgers, sandwiches, and fish and chips, Patio is dog friendly.

Outpost

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Enjoy pet-friendly dining on the outdoor patio at Outpost, which is adjacent to The Goodland, a Kimpton hotel. Chef Derek Simcik's menu offers a taste of Southern California cuisine in a fun, casual environment.

M Special

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M Special brewery is a collaboration of family and friends coming together to craft six signature brews, including the farmhouse saison and double India pale ale. Spacious Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. There's no food service, but food trucks are usually onsite to provide some eats. Games like cornhole and ping pong are also available.