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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Santa Cruz, CA

There are 32 pet friendly restaurants in Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Crepe Place
Crepe Place Casual, crepe focused food, funky and fun. Friendly staff. Great vibe! See Details
Pet Friendly Gabriella Cafe
Gabriella Cafe Gabriella Cafe's sensational menu changes with the seasons. The small outdoor seating are welcomes well-behaved dogs. Gabriella Cafe opens at 11:30am during the week and 11am on weekends. See Details
Aldo's Aldo's serves fresh seafood and pasta and is situated in the Santa Cruz Harbor. They have a roomy patio which is very dog friendly. See Details
West End Tap & Kitchen Gourmet pub food and craft beer in a fun, lively atmosphere. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Betty Burgers Betty Burgers serves up delicious burgers, malts, sweet potato fries, and a friendly place for Fido at their outdoor dining tables. Hours of operation are 11am to 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday. See Details
Walnut Ave Cafe Try their award-winning breakfast or a hearty sandwich or burger for lunch. Fido can order from the special doggie menu on the outdoor patio. See Details
Zoccoli's Deli Zoccoli's Deli, located in Santa Cruz, CA, is a casual joint that serves up delicious delicatessen-style eats. Bring Fido along and grab a seat at one of their fifteen pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a Castroville Italian Sandwich - a sourdough French roll filled with marinated artichokes, prosciutto, salami, provolone cheese, Italian dressing, and freshly-chopped peppers! Zoccoli's is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. See Details
Harbor Cafe The decor in Harbor Cafe gives the place a beach-like and welcoming feel. They even welcome your dog with a water bowl by the table. See Details
Santa Cruz Mtn Brewing Choose from a variety of microbrewed organic ales. Leashed dogs are welcome in both the Taproom and Beer Garden. See Details
The Jerk House Santa Cruz's first Jamaican Jerk Restaurant is opening September 4, 2015! Locally owned, they use organic local produce and proteins and feature local craft beer on tap. See Details
Mission St. BBQ Mission St. BBQ is a family-owned barbecue restaurant in Santa Cruz serving smoked California BBQ and local craft beers. The restaurant also hosts live blues music on Friday and Saturday nights and serves BBQ Breakfast Tacos daily. Outdoor tables are pet friendly. See Details
Foster's Freeze Foster's Freeze, located in Santa Cruz, is a casual American-style eatery with a walk up window that serves up a variety of tasty food. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, ice cream, shakes, floats, smoothies, sundaes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Big Boss Burger topped with Swiss, American cheese, bacon, fried onion rings, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and Foster's special sauce. Don't leave before you order a sweet treat! Try their Banana Split - vanilla soft serve topped with chocolate, triple berry, pineapple, whipped cream, nuts, a split banana, and a cherry! See Details
Seabright Social Seabright Social, located in Santa Cruz, CA, is a dog friendly brewpub and eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Enjoy appetizers like calamari, spareribs, grilled sweet corn, and potato wedges, soup, salads, sandwiches, and entrees like fish and chips, roasted chicken, steak fritte and more. Full bar available. Be sure to save some room for one of their desserts like an Oatmeal Stout Brownie or the Drunken Bread Pudding. See Details
Burger. Extensive selection of craft beer and nearly two dozen kind of burgers like the Dolly Parton and the Bruce Lee. Outside seating is dog friendly. See Details
Chill Out Cafe Chill Out Cafe, located in Santa Cruz, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious breakfast and lunch options. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Chill Out Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 6:30am to 3pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 7am to 4pm. See Details
Aloha Island Grille Great lunch spot for Hawaiian style plate lunches. The Kahlua Pork and the burgers are favorites. Bring your dog and sit on the deck. Treats and water bowls are available. See Details
Crow's Nest Beach Market Dog-friendly Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz, CA, serves wood-fired pizza, gourmet sandwiches, appetizers, salads and house-made desserts, plus fresh coffee, beer and wine. a freestyle Coke machine, and soft-serve ice cream. Beautiful harbor and ocean views from the adjacent doggy dock across the parking lot, and a special doggy menu as well. Dogs are also welcome on the back patio. See Details
River Cafe River Cafe offers breakfast and lunch menus using 100% organic and locally sourced ingredients with a variety of coffee and tea options. Expansive outdoor deck welcomes dogs. See Details
The Buttery The Buttery is a local bakery and café with the best of both worlds! Half of the building is cakes and pastries made fresh twice daily and the other half is organic soups, salads, and sandwiches made to order! They also have coffee and espresso beverages as well as house made chai :) The best part of The Buttery is the patio right outside the door complete with leash holders studded to the beautiful picnic benches, a large lush grass field for roaming and fresh water bowls on either side of the picnic area! There is always a handful of furry friends hanging out around here. Be sure to order a plain burger patty for your pet, they will love you forever! See Details
Mariannes Ice Cream Mariannes Ice Cream is a local favorite with both humans and pups, who will gladly shake for a scoop of vanilla bean. See Details
Cafe Limelight Located in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, the dog-friendly Cafe Limelight offers an array of panini sandwiches in a casual setting with dog-friendly patio tables. Dine on soup and salads, or try a specialty panini packed with a wide choice of meats, cheeses, and veggies. Then finish the meal with a warm brownie sundae or old fashioned root beer float. Fido will be licking his/her chops at the doggie menu that features roasted pig ears and chicken feet. Opens daily at 11:30am. See Details
Engfer Pizza Works Engfer Pizza Works serves up wood-fired pies and specialty beers and wine in a friendly atmosphere that welcomes dogs. See Details
Verve Coffee There are lots of pet-friendly tables at Verve Coffee. The people at Verve do things a little differently, roasting the coffee on vintage roasters, sourcing their coffee beans with the Farmlevel initiative, and paying their farmers a premium for quality coffee. In addition to providing specialty drinks, cappuccino, latte, hot chocolate, and hot cider, you'll find lots of pastries to soak up drinks with, including Mary's cookies. Verve Coffee is open every day of the week from 6am to 7pm. See Details
Erik's DeliCafe Erik's DeliCafe, located at Coral Street, Santa Cruz, 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 five 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