Pet Friendly Restaurants
San Diego is home to hundreds of top-notch restaurants and bars, and it is no surprise that the city — which is said to be one of the most pet-friendly in the world — would also have dozens of dog-friendly patios where you can enjoy a meal and drink with your best friend. #GoPets
Anthony’s Fish Grotto
1360 N. Harbor Drive, Little Italy,
(619) 544-0555, http://www.gofishanthonys.com
Serving fresh seafood in a home-style atmosphere for more than 60 years, both the downtown location and the La Mesa location, located at 9530 Murray Drive, go above and beyond to make you and your pet feel welcome.
Beachside Bar & Grill
806 S. Coast Hwy 101., Encinitas, (760) 942-0738
This casual hot spot, with its two dog-friendly outdoor patios, is the place to be for sports games, happy hour, nights out or weekend lunch dates.
Besta-Wan Pizza House
148 Aberdeen Dr., Cardiff, (760) 753-6707
At this laid-back eatery, guests can enjoy beers and choose from an extensive menu of pizza and traditional cuisine while the kids hula hoop (yes, they have hula hoops) and the dogs relax on the patio.
1301 Orange Ave., Coronado, (619) 437-6677
The owners of this Asian fusion and sushi restaurant believe sharing a meal with family, even furry family members, is one of the greatest pleasures of life. That’s why they allow guests to share a meal with their pets on the outdoor patio.
1101 Wall St., La Jolla, (858) 456-0196
Dogs are welcome at this gourmet burger chain, where it’s easy to share with your furry friend.
40665 Winchester Rd, Temecula, (951) 296-0190
Known for their free-range chicken, prime natural angus beef, natural baby back ribs and home-style sides. All four-legged guests will receive a complementary water bowl and a doggie treat.
721 9th Ave., Downtown, (619) 232-3242
This casual bistro, which has garnered national recognition for the quality of its dining experience, welcomes well-mannered dogs at its sidewalk café.
182 E. Main St., El Cajon, (619) 440-5687
This friendly East County eatery hosts dogs on its patio and offers tacos, ribs and fajitas, with live music several evenings weekly.
1430 Union St., Downtown, (619) 294-7001
This boutique dessertery offers an extensive menu of sweet drinks, ice creams and cake — as late as midnight — and getting to sit with your dog on the patio is, well, icing on the cake!
Fig Tree Café
5119 Cass St., Pacific Beach, (858) 274-2233
This primarily outdoor restaurant has a large, pretty, pet-friendly terrace, shaded by a large fig tree, where many dogs and birds share their humans’ breakfast and lunch. Open Thursdays-Sundays.
La Jolla Brewhouse
7536 Fay Ave., La Jolla, (858) 456-6279
Dogs are more than welcome at this casual establishment, which offers its own house brews in addition to trivia on Tuesdays and local specials on Wednesdays. The Brewhouse also offers a special “canine cuisine” menu, and check in with the restaurant for occasional “yappy hour” events as well.
Maria’s Café & Deli
955 Harbor Island Drive in the Sunroad Marina, Harbor Island, (619) 220-0455
This café, offering sweeping views of San Diego Bay and boats from its two terraces, provides dogs with water bowls and serves mainly breakfast and lunch, with dinner on weekends.
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant
675 L St. in the lobby of the Omni Hotel,
East Village, (619) 645-6545
Dogs may join their humans for patio dining at this San Diego bastion of the national chain.
1441 L. St., Downtown, (619) 544-0555
There may be no better place to fulfill your beer craving after a downtown dog walk than this nationally acclaimed brewery, situation just east of Petco Park. And on May 19, the venue is even hosting an event, benefiting The Barking Lot, in which guests can “Walk a Dog in Need.”
Pacifica Del Mar & Pacifica Breeze Café
1555 Camino Del Mar in the Del Mar Plaza, Del Mar, (858) 792-0476,
The fine-dining upstairs restaurant (side patio) and its casual downstairs café provide outdoor pet-friendly dining, complete with breath-taking ocean views.
4934 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach, (619) 223-2202
This typically laid-back OB eatery offers a varied, casual menu and an outdoor dining room filled with happy, relaxed canines.
Pacific Coast Grill
2526 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Solana Beach
(760) 479-0721, http://www.pacificcoastgrill.com
Dog-loving owners can enjoy oysters and other fresh seafood with their pooches on the downstairs patio of the newly renovated beachfront bar and grill, which has been a staple in the community for nearly two decades.
1917 India St., Little Italy, (619) 238-1917
Po Pazzo and its sister Busalacchi group restaurants, Trattoria Fantastica at 1735 India St., Café Zucchero at 1731 India St. and Zia’s Bistro at 1845 India St., all welcome mannerly dogs on their terraces while their humans enjoy well-crafted Italian dishes. Call (619) 450-2462 for central reservations.
The Patio on Lamont Street
4445 Lamont St., Pacific Beach, (619) 412-4648
Local beer, craft cocktails and eclectic food choices are the signature of this vibrant petfriendly restaurant, which has been making regulars of PB locals since it opened last year.
Sally & Henry’s Doghouse Bar & Grill
3515 5th Ave., Hillcrest, (619) 501-8638
Serving American-style breakfast, lunch and dinner — brunch on the weekends — this new addition to the Hillcrest/Banker’s Hill neighborhood has a huge outdoor courtyard for dogs to dine with their people, and the dog-loving owners of this venue even host the occasional Humane Society benefit event, such as the San Diego Corgi Lowriders Day.
One Market Place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, Embarcadero, (619) 358-6740
In addition to having a dog-friendly patio and killer lobster pot pie, this venue offers 50- percent off lunch, between 11: 30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., for guests who come dog in hand.
St. Germain’s Cafe
1010 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Encinitas, (760) 753-5411
Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (4 p.m. on the weekends) and specializing in brunch, this North County staple is a great place to dine sidewalk-style with your dog and observe Highway 101 passers-by.
Stratford Court Cafe
1307 Stratford Ct., Del Mar, (858) 792-7433
This all-outdoor restaurant is a hidden gem for brunch, offering specialty waffles and a to-die-for eggs benedict. Open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (4 p.m. on the weekends), this off-the-beaten-path spot is a neighborhood favorite for those who stop in for coffee with the dog or enjoy breakfast served all day.
2400 Historic Decatur Rd. in Liberty Station,
Point Loma, (619) 226-6254
Serving hormone-free meat, quality local produce and artisan breads, this chain bistro values the connection between the consumer and the food source — and in addition to bringing the outside in, it also offers a comfortable outside seating area for people and their pets.
The Wine Pub
2907 Shelter Island Drive, #108, Point Loma
(619) 758-9325, http://www.thewinepubsd.com
In addition to weekday happy hours from 4 to 6 p.m. offering $4 house wine and draft beers, this neighborhood hot spot holds the occasional dog-centric event, such as a “Best in Show” contest featuring food and beverage specials. On the pub’s pooch-friendly patio, a well-behaved pup may be served up a delightful treat at the owner’s discretion. (Note the portrait of the pub’s “owner,” Clarence the beagle, on the bar.)
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