Dog Friendly Restaurants in California

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you’re headed, we can point you towards great restaurants in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly The Patio on Lamont
The Patio on Lamont The Patio on Lamont serves inspired California cuisine and caters to foodies and the canines they love. Upon arrival, Fido will receive a gourmet house-made dog biscuit and a fresh bowl of water. The open-air patio attracts lots of pooches, so reservations are recommended. See Details
Pet Friendly The Forge
The Forge The Forge, formerly known as Forge in the Forest, is a bistro-style eatery where Fido is welcome to join you on their dog friendly patio named, The Pound Patio, where pooches may order specialty items from their own Canine Cuisine menu. The restaurant features gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner such as San Francisco style fondue, chicken satay lollipops, curry chicken paninis, Margherita pizza, fettuccine Alfredo, skirt steak and more. The Canine Cuisine menu offers items such as a cup of kibble, the Hot Diggity Dog, a Quarter Hounder, and Hen House Chicken Strips. See Details
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is dog friendly! With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly outdoor seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Lazy Dog Cafe will give your dog a bowl of water and even offers a dog menu that includes a choice of a grilled hamburger patty or a grilled chicken breast served with brown rice! See Details
Pier Cafe Pier Cafe is a casual beachfront eatery with tasty surf and turf and dog-friendly outdoor seating with beautiful ocean views. Choose from an array of dishes such as shrimp po'boys, mixed seafood fry, citrus marinated seabass, jambalaya, shredded pork tacos, and top sirloin. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Fred's Mexican Cafe in Old Town Located in Old Town, Fred’s Mexican Cafe combines the best of traditional Mexican cuisine and a healthier style of California cooking. Dogs will love eating items from the dog menu like Jacko’s Huevos (scrambled eggs, $3) and Leo’s Carne Bowl (sliced carne asada, $5) at outdoor tables that are pet friendly. Fred's uses the best meats, top sirloin steak, boneless skinless chicken breast, and mahi mahi. All sauces and salsas are made fresh daily at the restaurant using the freshest ingredients. Pro tip: If you print off the flyer listed in the photos section of this page and bring it in, your pup eats free! See Details
Carmel Belle Carmel Belle prides itself in using sustainable, organic, and hormone-free/grass-fed ingredients in all its dishes, and offers dog-friendly outdoor tables with treats and water bowls. Menu features tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as green eggs and ham, stone-cut oatmeal, hot and cold sandwiches, quinoa mac and cheese, and meatloaf. See Details
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
Baja Betty's Located on University in the hip and vibrant neighborhood of Hillcrest, Baja Betty's offers delicious Mexican and southwest cuisine, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features quesadillas, burrito bowls, fajitas, carnitas, carne asada, combo plates, and an extensive selection of margaritas, tequila, and signature cocktails to wash down all the delicious goodness. See Details
Casanova Welcome to Casanova, a culinary experience that echoes the South of France & Northern Italy in the center of Carmel. Their style and ambiance is matched by a standard of excellence in food and service that has brought worldwide acclaim. The menu features California cheeses, small plates, house-made pasta, and entrees like pork chops, osso buco, and rack of lamb. In addition, the hand dug Wine Cellar has received numerous awards for its outstanding selection of global wines. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Alcove Cafe & Bakery Alcove specializes in classic American fare served in a charming bungalow with dog-friendly garden patio seating. Enjoy a full breakfast menu and tasty lunch and dinner options such as mini crab cakes, chopped salad, tuna melts, burgers, carnitas tacos, and yummy cookies, cupcakes, and dessert bars. See Details
The Regal Beagle The Regal Beagle is dog friendly and serves great local brews with a constantly rotating selection of craft beers. Dogs are welcome to join their owners at front outdoor tables. See Details
Park Bench Cafe Located at the park a few miles from the beach, the Park Bench Cafe offers a full dog menu and a venue for dog birthday parties. People will enjoy hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, and burritos. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly, and there are plenty of treats and water bowls available for furry patrons. See Details
Hog's Breath Inn Hog's Breath Inn serves up burgers in a Western-inspired dining room and a nice courtyard patio where dogs are welcome. 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
The Prado at Balboa Park The Prado at Balboa Park welcomes dogs on front patio where patrons can order from a limited bar menu. Opens at 11:30am Monday thru Friday and 11am on weekends. See Details
In-N-Out Burger In-N-Out Burger has been a California fixture since 1948, keeping it simple with quality burgers, fries, and shakes. Well-behaved, leashed pets are permitted at outside tables. Opens daily at 10:30am. See Details
Nottingham's Tavern Nottingham's Tavern serves California cuisine in a cozy lodge-like setting with a seasonal dog-friendly outdoor patio available May thru October. Sample from a menu that features duck wings, cheese quesadillas, BBQ burgers, tri-tip sandwiches, prime rib, and blackened salmon, Opens at 11am during the week and 8am on weekends. See Details
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is dog friendly! With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly outdoor seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Lazy Dog Cafe will give your dog a bowl of water and even offers a dog menu that includes a choice of a grilled hamburger patty or a grilled chicken breast served with brown rice! See Details
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is dog friendly! With locations across California, Texas, and Nevada, Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly outdoor seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Lazy Dog Cafe will give your dog a bowl of water and even offers a dog menu that includes a choice of a grilled hamburger patty or a grilled chicken breast served with brown rice! See Details
The Set 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 See Details
The Attic Southern/American food and full bar, set in a 19th century house, with a large dog-friendly outdoor patio. Popular menu offerings include cinnamon French toast, mac 'n' Cheetos, short rib poutine, muffuletta sandwiches, bourbon glazed steak, and buttermilk fried chicken. See Details
Santa Barbara Fishouse Santa Barbara Fishouse offers fresh seafood daily and dog-friendly outdoor seating on the front patio. See Details
The Oinkster A beloved Los Angeles institution that was featured on The Food Network's "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives", The Oinkster serves American classics in a contemporary diner atmosphere with a spacious dog-friendly patio. Enjoy delicious burgers, pastrami sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, and craft beer on tap. Open 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 11pm Friday and Saturday. See Details
The Waffle A contemporary eatery renowned for classic food, The Waffle lives up[ to its name by offering over 15 types of waffles, as well as dog-friendly outdoor tables. Other menu favorites include steak and eggs, scrambles, specialty hash browns, sandwiches and burgers, chicken bacon mac 'n' cheese, and the famous double wide waffle sandwich. Opens daily at 7am. See Details