Visiting or passing through Carmel-by-the-Sea with your furry best pal? Then why not stop a while. One of the most dog-friendly cities in the USA, Carmel has an amazing array of things that you can do with your pooch in tow including visiting museums, shops, taking scenic walks and playing around on the beach. It also has a mighty fine collection of pet-friendly hotels, see our Top 15 pet-friendly hotel in Carmel-by-the-sea for the best choices of places to stay. You’re sure to get a little hungry on your travels, and what better place to eat than one of Carmel-by-the-sea’s dog-friendly restaurants. Here are some of the best…
The Forge – a fantastic pet-friendly restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea
The forge is a former artist’s and blacksmith’s home. It’s an exquisite restaurant that has a fascinating history and still has some murals from its past owners on show. There are two outdoor patios for you and your pooch at The Forge. The lower Dog Pound is the main dining area, which is reminiscent of a European village with a warm and toasty fire pit and outdoor heaters for you and your pooch to relax next to. Your beloved fur-baby will also have their own doggy menu with some mouth-watering meals served in a dog bowl!
- Junipero Street &, 5th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, United States
PortaBella – a great dog-friendly eatery with an outdoor patio
Situated between Lincoln and Mente Verde, you will come across PortaBella, home to the Mediterranean and Greek Cuisine, and welcoming you and man’s best friend. There are two cozy patios to enjoy your lunch or dinner on, with numerous heaters and complete with a covered seated area at the back of the restaurant.
- Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, United States
Casanova – a romantic dog-friendly restaurant in Carmel
Casanova is known as the most romantic restaurant in Carmel. The restaurant has a layout that is Inspired by a family home in Belgium. It is very cozy inside with a charming dining courtyard at the front where dogs can join their humans having lunch or dinner from a family-recipe inspired menu. The menu offers a range of salads, cannelloni’s and other Italian meals. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed.
- 5th Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, United States
Allegro Pizzeria – great dog friendly pizza restaurant in Carmel
If you can’t resist a slice of pizza, the Allegro Pizzeria, situated in the northwest corner of Carmel Barnyard Shopping village could be the perfect place. It has a menu inspired by the typical Italian neighborhood. Not only have you got the ideal Italian atmosphere, but you can also have your loving pooch next to you – who can eat for free! Allegro Pizzeria is open daily and happy hour is between 4 pm and 6 pm Monday- Friday where beer and wine are very reasonably priced. Allegro doesn’t only do pizza; you have the choice of antipasti, soup, salad and a range of pasta.
- Big Sur Barn, 3770 The Barnyard, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, United States
Situated in Carmel Plaza Courtyard, this is a family restaurant that is the most pet-friendly and offers the most extensive menu out of all three restaurants that the family-run. The outdoor area has numerous outdoor heaters and a fire pit making it the perfect venue for you and your pooch on a chilly evening. Bistro Beaujolais is open every day from 10 am. Breakfast served along with lunch from 10 am to 4 pm, then you are welcome for dinner until close.
- 8134 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138, United States
Hog’s Breath Inn
Clint Eastwood first discovered Carmel in 1950 during the war, and in 1972, Eastwood along with others, opened the Hog’s Breath Inn and ran it for 27 years. Eastwood doesn’t own the restaurant now; however, you will still find his portrait in the pub along with a wild boar’s head. Pets are welcome in the patio where there are lots of pit fires and heaters to keep you warm all year round. Happy hour is from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm from Monday – Friday where you can enjoy bar food or order a famous “Dirty Harry Burger” off the menu.
- San Carlos St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, United States
Lugano Swiss Bistro
Lugano’s Swiss Bistro, situated on the east end of the Barnyard Village has a comfortable Alpine-style protected porch, perfect for you and your pooch. You can find a seat and check out the Doggy menu along with the human menu containing Swiss, German, French and Italian cuisine, perfect for your night out with your furry friend. You can enjoy live polka music while you wait for your award-winning meals.
- 3670 The Barnyard, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, United States
Robata Grill and Sake Bar
Robata Grill and Sake Bar is a Japanese restaurant located in the Carmel Barnyard. There is a cozy heated patio area with Japanese lanterns creating the perfect lighting for you. It comes complete with a fire pit to keep you warm on those cooler nights. Dogs are welcomed in this restaurant by the friendly staff offering the best sushi menu for you to enjoy while your pooch relaxes by the pit fire. But, don’t worry, there is also an option for non-sushi lovers too!
- 3658 The Barnyard, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, United States
Terry’s at Cypress Inn
At Terry’s, they offer a traditional American classic lunch and dinner menu and ideal choices if you’re only stopping for a light bite! Terry’s is a pet-friendly restaurant allowing your pooch to join you for a meal or beverage pretty much anywhere on the property. Instead of Happy Hour, why not try out “Yappy Hour” which is from 4:30 pm and 6 pm from Monday to Friday. In Yappy Hour you can enjoy 15% off special drinks such as the classic Hollywood’s golden Age cocktail. But don’t leave your furry friend out – you can order a “Muttini”, which is the cocktail language for a bowl of water!
- Lincoln St & 7th Street, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, United States