For all of you with furry friends, this one's for you! Snag your four-legged pals and check out these dog-friendly dining options in San Diego, rounded up by our pals at Yelp. These places treat Fido like royalty, so some tail-wagging is to be expected.
The Patio On Lamont Street (Pacific Beach)
Known for its brunch and friendliness to four-legged buddies, this restaurant in PB is a few blocks from the beach with an outdoor patio often featuring live music. Your dog is welcome here and will be in good company – it’s a very well-known spot for pairs of patrons and pups. The beer offerings are legit, with a Cicerone on staff curating a list of brews that’ll make you howl for more.
Mike Hess Brewing Company (North Park)
If you and your fur-child are inseparable, bring them along to cheers with craft beers at this pet-friendly establishment. You can post up on the patio and enjoy a brew with your canine cohort, and there is usually a food truck on site for a bite too. Highly-rated beers make it a total win all around and a smart choice for hounds and humans alike.
Bushfire Kitchen (Carlsbad)
Bring the whole family, including the dog, for a casual delicious meal on the patio here. Ample seating (and a water bowl offered, usually) will provide a comfortable meal for your whole crew. The menu boasts some amazing options like tri-tip, burgers and plenty of healthy items, plus a highly-rated kids menu. When your whole brood plus pooch want to go out to eat, this Carlsbad gem will bow wow ‘em.
Three Dog Bakery (Del Mar)
This pastry shop has totally gone to the dogs. It’s the best place to grab a birthday cake or treat to celebrate your fur baby. This place has all-natural options that are safe for your pet, plus bones, treats and even its own baked dog food brand. Humans won’t find much to peck on here, but it’s a special dining option if you’re looking to treat your best friend.
Claire’s On Cedros (Solana Beach)
This the Sunday morning place to be, with a large, dog-friendly patio in the back plus a front porch where you and your pooch can perch for a cup of coffee and a home-made doggy biscuit (found at the bakery counter inside). You’ll love the selections from the award-winning menu, and to top it all off, the staff always brings treats and a bowl of water for your Fido to enjoy tableside.
Dogbouse Bar and Grill (Hillcrest – 5th Avenue)
Need a “pawfect” patio? This could be your dog’s favorite spot for date night. Doghouse has a special menu dedicated to dog-friendly dishes made especially for your pup. Has your pet ever been served his own burger? It’s possible here. In addition, this little bar and grill offers great brews and people food, including some mouthwatering hot dogs. The back of the business boasts an off-leash area and dog run. Tails will wag with happiness and your palate will be pleased, too.
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.