Dog Friendly Restaurants in Ventura, CA

There are 50 restaurants in Ventura, 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!

Cafe Nouveau

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Housed in a charming 1920s era Spanish bungalow, Cafe Nouveau offers California cuisine and a heated, dog-friendly patio surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens. Menu features ahi avocado rolls, bamboo pot stickers, blue lump crab cakes, ancho chile pork, chimichuri chicken, grilled tofu, and herb crusted halibut.

Rhumb Line

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Rhumb Line is a popular, elegant waterfront restaurant that serves a tasty selection of surf and turf offerings, and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu favorites include steamed clams, crab cakes, wild Alaskan halibut, grilled pork chops, chicken parm, and filet mignon. Opens at 11am during the week and 10am on weekends.

805 Bar & Grilled Cheese

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Located in Ventura Harbor, The 805 Bar and Grilled Cheese specializes in unique gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches in a modern setting with dog-friendly patio seating. Come enjoy one of several fine sandwiches, like The Crave and Blue Heaven, paired with a beautifully made cocktail, craft beer, or glass of wine. Opens daily at 11am.

Noah's New York Bagels

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Noah's New York Bagel specializes in an extensive selection of fresh-baked bagels daily, and offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Choose from tasty bagel flavors such as blueberry, chocolate chip, pretzel, sourdough, and rosemary olive, plus egg sandwiches, deli sandwiches and melts, and sweet treats for dessert. Open daily 6am to 4pm.

DW's Country Cafe

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DW's offers a hometown feel to the dining experience. Omelettes, eggs Benedict, and biscuits and gravy top the breakfast menu, while burgers, BBQ beef sandwiches, and BLT's make the lunch menu yummy. Outdoor patio is dog friendly.

Toppers Pizza Place

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Toppers features hot sandwiches, a salad bar, and of course, piping hot pizza with your choice of toppings. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Anacapa Brewing Co.

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Anacapa serves a variety of craft beers, burgers, gourmet pizza, and entrees like ale battered fish and chips, pretzel fried chicken, and grilled flat iron steak. Dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Golden Egg

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Great breakfast cafe. Extremely dog friendly with good food, good service and good prices. Their almond-granola pancakes are awesome.

Beach House

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A variety of tasty tacos and delicious seafood. Dogs are welcome at outdoor patio tables.

In-N-Out Burger

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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!

The Greek at the Harbor

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Dog-friendly restaurant with large waterfront patio overlooking Ventura Harbor. Featuring fresh fish selections daily and the finest Mediterranean grilled and baked dishes, all hand crafted.

Aloha Steakhouse

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Aloha offers a beachfront dining experience to go along with a menu of prime steaks, fresh seafood, and decadent desserts. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Barrelhouse 101

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Barrelhouse 101 is a lively bar and grill serving salads, wings, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, and over 100 beers on tap. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly with a doggie menu.

Winchesters Grill & Saloon

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Located in the heart of downtown Ventura for nearly 20 years, Winchesters features a full service bar with 45 whiskeys and one of the largest craft beer selections in the state. A hearty bar and grill menu offers fried duck strips, Angus beef sliders, tri-tip chili, bison burgers, grilled crab sandwiches, boneless rib-eye steak, and center cut pork chops. Dogs are welcome at patio tables.

Cafe Fiore

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Cafe Fiore puts a contemporary spin on classic Italian cuisine. Varied lunch and dinner menus feature homemade crab cakes, fried parmesan chicken salad, margherita pizza, fresh gnocchi, braised lamb shank, and sesame encrusted seared Ahi runa. The intimate enclosed patio is dog friendly.

Traveler Cafe

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Great spot for breakfast and lunch. Menu includes scramble bowls, Belgian waffles, Argentine beef sandwiches, Santa Fe BBQ-style chicken, and Cuban fried plantains for dessert. Patio seating is dog friendly and treats and water bowls are available.

Grapes and Hops

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This friendly, quaint wine bar and lounge offers over 200 wines, 16 draft beers, meat and cheese plates, and live music. The spacious outside patio is dog friendly.

Pete's Breakfast House

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Besides a full menu of traditional breakfast favorites, Pete's also serves salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and burgers. Covered patio seating area welcomes dogs.

Rice by Mama

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Rice by Mama specializes in authentic Thai cuisine served in a welcoming environment. The creative menu includes such delicious offerings as pumpkin stir fry, crab rangoon, satay, wonton soup, sweet and sour pork, red curry, spicy fried rice, and pad Thai. Dogs are welcome in the gated front seating section on the sidewalk.

El Rey Cantina

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El Rey serves delicious Mexican food, including a variety of specialty tacos such as carne asada, barbacoa, portabello, and the cabo. Patio seating is limited, but dog friendly.

Himalaya

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Himalaya offers authentic cuisine from Nepal, India and Tibet using high quality meats and local fresh vegetables. The diverse menu includes Kathmandu chili chicken, coconut shrimp, lamb tikka masala, tandoori vegetables, and sherpa fried rice. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs.

Copa Cubana

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Located in Ventura Harbor with amazing water views, Copa Cubana offers authentic Cuban food in a casual and festive setting with dog-friendly front patio seating. Savor traditional dishes such as empanadas, fried yuca, frijoles negros, arroz con pollo, and paella. Opens daily at 11am.

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.

Toppers Pizza Place

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Toppers serves a plethora of pizza pies, ranging from the traditional pepperoni to the spicy hot Hawaiian Heat. Patio seating is dog friendly with views of the harbor.

The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar

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The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar serves California cuisine and has a dog-friendly patio with pleasing view of the water and marina.

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.

Agave Maria's

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Sizzling fajitas, grand burritos, and duck quesadillas are just three of the delicious offerings on Agave Maria's extensive menu of Mexican favorites. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Lazy Dog Cafe

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With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, The Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Menu favorites include campfire pot roast, BBQ baby back ribs, three-cheese pizza, fish tacos, chicken parmesan, sweet and spicy shrimp, and fettuccine Alfredo. Opens at 11am during the week, 10am on Saturday, and 9am on Sunday.

Tortillas Grill And Cantina

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Tortillas Grill & Cantina offers Mexican cuisine with a blend of traditional recipes and contemporary items. Many of the ingredients are picked from the surrounding farms (avocados are hand picked from the family farm and corn tortillas are hand made). Located on the campus of Cal State University Channel Islands in the University Glen Town Center. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Sea Fresh Channel Islands

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Fresh seafood with a spacious dog-friendly patio. Gorgeous view of Channel Islands harbor.

Sea Fresh

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Sea Fresh offers a wide selection of seafood options, plus beef, chicken, and pasta entrees. Dogs permitted on one of two outdoor patios.

Gandolfo's New York Deli

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Gandolfo's NY Delicatessen brings you the taste and feel of New York's most famous sandwiches. Orders must be placed inside then taken out to dog-friendly patio.

Rabalais Bistro and Bakery

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Cajun and creole cooking. Good food and good people. Dog friendly patio looks onto historic Main Street Santa Paula.

Presto Pasta

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Presto offers hot subs, fresh salads, pizza, and favorites such as chicken picatta and Cajun chicken penne. patio 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.

D'Amore's Pizza

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Italian chef makes incredible traditional italian food. Healthy pizza (80% less gluten, thin crust), Organic vegetables, hormone-free/steroid-free natural meats and Flour, Water & Olive Oil imported from Naples, Italy. Only location that serves alcohol. Outdoor seating. About $30 for two people and they will pour a little water for your pup.

Knead Baking Company

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Knead Baking Company serves delicious fresh baked goods, breakfast, and lunch on their dog-friendly courtyard. The hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am until 2 pm. No credit cards are accepted; Knead accepts cash payment only.

Fresco II on the Marina

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Choose from gourmet pizza, penne sausage, Greek lamb chops, and four cheese stuffed ravioli. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Mupu Grill

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Mupu's menu includes clam chowder, chili, turkey clubs, and meatloaf. Front outdoor tables are dog friendly.

805 Pour House

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805 serves craft beer, wine, and a variety of tasty tapas. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio on weekdays only.

Osteria Monte Grappa

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Rustic menu of Northern Italian fare & seafood dishes featuring many local, seasonal ingredients and a spacious, dog-friendly patio.

Side St Cafe

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Menu offers eggs Benedict, buttermilk pancakes, French toast, and breakfast burritos. Outdoor tables welcome dogs, weather permitting.

Toppers Pizza

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Toppers delivers signature, award-winning pizza like carnitas chipotle, creamy garlic chicken, and Hawaiian heat. Also serves oven baked sandwiches and pasta. Outdoor seating with harbor views is dog friendly.

The Oak

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Dine al fresco with your dog under The Oak's vine-covered pergola and enjoy panoramic views of the golf course and mountains at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The Oak uses locally-sourced ingredients and menu items include yellowtail tuna ceviche, Jidori chicken with walnut pesto, and pecorino tortellini with decadent truffles. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 6:30 am until 9 pm. A breakfast buffet is available on Saturday and brunch is served on Sunday.

China Square

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Traditional Chinese food with a vast menu of traditional dishes, including kung pao chicken, egg rolls, sizzling beef and scallops, moo goo gai pan, twice cooked pork, almond chicken, and vegetarian options. Patio is dog friendly.

Taqueria Jalisco

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Mexican bar and grill serves traditional favorites such as enchiladas, burritos, fajita, and tortas, plus refreshing margaritas and a wide selection of tequila. .Dogs are welcome on the patio

Jimmy's Pub

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Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at this sports bar located at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Jimmy's Pub offers a lively atmosphere and serves cocktails, craft beer, wine and pub grub from mid-day until late at night. Representative menu items include vegetarian nachos, pepperoni pizza, Baja fish tacos, and Angus beef hamburgers topped with white cheddar cheese. Jimmy's Pub is open at 11 am until 11 pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 am until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Relm Wine & Beer Bistro

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Casual yet sophisticated, Relm specializes in a wide selection of wine and craft beer and offers a spacious outdoor patio that welcomes dogs. A small plate menu features delicious options such as meat and cheese plates, flatbreads, baked brie, prosciutto rolls, seasonal ravioli, rosemary turkey sandwiches, and ice cream sundaes for dessert. Opens at 4pm Tuesday thru Saturday.