Dog Friendly Waterfront 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 waterfront restaurants in California that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Pier Cafe
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
Pet Friendly The Set
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
Rooftop Lounge at La Casa del Camino Located on the roof of Casa del Camino hotel in the heart of Laguna, the Rooftop Lounge offers stunning ocean views from dog-friendly deck tables. Menu includes scrambles, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, coconut shrimp, chicken empanadas, spicy penne and sausage, hibachi salmon, and seared ahi sandwiches. Opens daily at 11:30am (10:30am on Sundays). See Details
Crow's Nest Beach Market Crow's Nest 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. Crow's Nest opens daily at 9am. See Details
Baily Vineyard & Winery One of the many wineries in Temecula that allows dogs in the tasting room and on the grounds. Delicious wines and friendly staff. The tasting room is large and the floor is a cool place for your dog to relax out of the heat while you sip wine. As a bonus, Carol's Restaurant, a very dog friendly restaurant, is on the same property. See Details
Rhumb Line 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. See Details
Jake's on the Lake Jake's on the Lake has been providing excellent waterfront dining for locals and tourists since 1978. Their California and Hawaii inspired menu features a bevy of flavorful dishes such as dungeness carb cakes, grilled lemongrass shrimp, udon noodle bowls, filet mignon tacos, and turkey brie melts. Lower patio seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill Sample from a delectable menu of surf and turf. Dogs are allowed at tables on the dock overlooking Lake Merritt. See Details
The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar The Waterside Restaurant and Wine Bar serves California cuisine and has a dog-friendly patio with pleasing view of the water and marina. See Details
Pacific Coast Grill Pacific Coast Grill has been offering incredible ocean views, delicious coastal cuisine, and dog-friendly heated patio/deck seating for over 25 years. Sample a varied surf and turf menu that features shrimp dumplings, short rib empanadas, ahi poke, sushi rolls, lobster tacos, paella, kung pao, Hawaiian-style baby back ribs, and cowboy ribeye steak. *** Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19. *** See Details
Brotzeit Lokal Biergarten Brotzeit Lokal is a Bavarian-inspired restaurant and biergarten with a distinctively Oakland flare. Located on the Oakland waterfront and featuring locally-sourced and house-made menu items alongside a unique German craft beer selection. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. Nice waterfront walk with your dog right by the restaurant. See Details
Sea Fresh Channel Islands Fresh seafood with a spacious dog-friendly patio. Gorgeous view of Channel Islands harbor. See Details
Moss Beach Distillery Moss Beach Distillery is dog-friendly! Not only are dogs allowed to enjoy the heated patio with you while sitting by a fire and watching the sunset, they also have a special menu with items including mini burger patties, bacon slices, scrambled eggs, bowls of kibble, and even steak! For humans, Moss Beach Distillery serves salads, sandwiches, and seafood dishes. See Details
Amplified Fresh brewed ale, kitchen and beer garden. Upstairs there are bowls for doggies and faux grass for them to lounge on and plenty of shade. Serving pita kebabs and great happy hours. Definitely a place to check put if you're bringing your fur babies into town See Details
Sun Deck This beachfront restaurant and bar, located at the Hotel del Coronado, serves cocktails and Californian light fare. Dogs are welcome at all of the outdoor seating overlooking the Pacific Ocean and will be offered fresh water. If you're feeling generous, order Fido a side of sweet potatoes fries as a treat! Snag a seat by a fire pit and enjoy an incredible sunset with your furry friend. See Details
The Grill at Lovers Point The Grill at Lovers Point is a dog-friendly surfside beach cafe, serving alongside the water. The Grill's guests can walk up, place their order, and take their meal one of its five outdoor picnic tables, Fido never leaving their side. Water and treats are available for furry friends. The Grill's menu includes burgers, sandwiches, seafood, nachos, chili, hot dogs, chicken dishes, fries, desserts, and more. Specials include a Calamari Burger and its Fresh House Chowder. The Grill only accepts cash. The Grill at Lovers Point is open seven days a week from 9am to 4pm. See Details
Back Bay Bistro Back Bay Bistro, located in Newport Beach, CA, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of delicious eats with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Choose from menu options including small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, steak, chicken, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their fifteen pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Bay Scallop Ceviche - marinated Bay scallops with lime juice, tomatillo salsa, and chip confetti. Next, chow down on the Blackened Swordfish Sandwich with cilantro-lime aioli and Napa cabbage on ciabatta bread. Or go for the Shrimp Scampi - jumbo shrimp sauteed with olive oil, fresh tomato, garlic, white wine, and fresh basil atop angel hair pasta. Back Bay Bistro is open Tuesday through Friday from 11am to 8pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Seville Tapas Sample a taste of Spain at this tapas style eatery. Sit on the heated deck with Fido and enjoy scenic views of the harbor. See Details
The Bobber at Launch Pointe Located inside the Launch Pointe RV Resort, The Bobber is a full-service restaurant directly on beautiful Lake Elsinore. Dogs are welcome at pet-friendly tables near the grassy area on the outdoor patio, and water bowls are available. The Bobber's menu includes breakfast, lunch and dinner options, along with a variety of beer and wine. See Details
Noyo River Grill Noyo River Grill, located in Fort Bragg, CA, is a casual waterfront eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Noyo River Grill is open daily from 11:30am to 8:30pm. See Details
Blue Moon Over Avila Blue Moon Over Avila, located in Avila Beach, CA, is an elegant waterfront eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a glass of wine and an order of the Seasonal Salad with organic greens, Asian pears, candied pecans, gorgonzola cheese, and mustard vinaigrette. Next, tuck into the Prime Beef Top Sirloin with market vegetables, potato gratin, and a Cabernet veal reduction. Blue Moon Over Avila is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
The Sur House The Sur House, located at the dog-friendly Ventana Big Sur Resort in Big Sur, CA, is a Californian restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the terrace for breakfast or lunch only. Enjoy ocean views while eating local, sustainable Californian cuisine ranging from seafood dishes to burgers and steaks. Dogs are welcome to join diners for breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See Details
Lighthouse Bayview Cafe Lighthouse Bayview Cafe, located in Newport Beach, CA, is a relaxing waterfront eatery that serves up a variety of tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the tables available on their pet-friendly outdoor deck while you enjoy an order of the Crispy Calamari with shishito peppers, house-made tartar sauce, marinara, and fresh lemon. Next, chow down on the Thyme-Braised Bone-In Chicken with summer succotash, corn pudding, and roasted chicken jus. Lighthouse Bayview Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 7am to 10pm. See Details
Bobs at the Marina Whether you're coming by land or by water, Bob's at the Marina offers room for you and your pooch to dig into a juicy burger. The outdoor seating provides twenty dog-friendly tables where you can watch the boats and enjoy a cold drink. If you are stopping by in the morning, Bob's serves breakfast with popular staples like omelets, pancakes, biscuits, and large plates like the Giant Breakfast Burrito. For lunch or dinner, there is a wide selection of burgers, sandwiches, and house favorites like the Bob's Sloppy. There are a few vegetarian dishes, too! Wash it down with a beer, wine, or old fashioned milkshake. Bob's at the Marina is open Sunday through Thursday from 7am to 7pm and Friday through Saturday from 7am to 8pm. Hours may be seasonal. See Details