Visiting Palm Springs for a break with your furry or just passing through? With a fantastic collection of pet-friendly hotels in Palm Springs, dog pampering boutiques, and a fabulous number of attractions bars, shops and restaurants that will also welcome your pooch just as much as you, Palm Springs is one of the best pet-friendly destinations in the USA. To help you with your stay here are the best dog-friendly restaurants in town…
Spencer’s – a fantastic dog-friendly restaurant in Palm Springs
Named after the owner’s dog, you just know that Spencer’s is going to be a dog-friendly restaurant. Spencer’s if the perfect location for an upscale outdoor dining experience. Located in the hills of Palm Springs this is a somewhat elegant restaurant, but the dress code is casual, especially if you choose to eat on the patio – it is also an incredibly popular venue so booking, especially during tourist seasons, is absolutely essential. Spencer’s is open all day and offers a fantastic selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. They also have an excellent Sunday brunch menu. Popular dishes include Chilean sea bass, prime rib and Moroccan chicken. Dog are more than welcome on the patio where there are plenty of fig trees to give them shade and water bowls are provided.
4 Paws Coffee Co.
No list of dog-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs would be complete without a mention of 4 Paws Coffee Co. and whilst not strictly a restaurant they serve some really great food. If you are looking for somewhere that your canine friend will be truly welcome, then this is the place to be. One of the reasons behind this gem of a coffee shop is a love of animals and the management are not only member of the ASPCA but are also very proud supporters. For every food item or coffee that they sell they give a percentage of the profits directly to these causes. There is no patio here, but dogs are welcome inside the eclectically decorated interior of this rather charming eatery.
Native Foods – a fantastic dog-friendly vegan restaurant
For something a little different try Native Foods on Canyon Drive. Opened in 1994, this vegan restaurant was born from a passion for fresh food and a love for the environment and animals. Native foods are now one of the biggest fast-food vegan restaurants in American with branches spanning from coast to coast. Everything that they serve is made from scratch using the best fresh ingredients. The menu is very popular with vegans and also non-vegans with something for everyone. With the company’s love of animals at the forefront of everything that they do it comes as no surprise that dogs are especially welcome. The outdoor patio is the ideal location to relax with your dog, water bowls are provided before you can even request them and outdoor heaters to keep you both warm in the winter.
FARM – a pet-friendly eatery in Downtown Palm Springs
Open predominately for breakfast and lunch, with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings, FARM is a traditional Provencal-style café located in the downtown area of Palm Springs. The menu is brimming with French traditional dishes and uses fresh locally sourced produce. Even the jam is homemade, so your taste buds are in for a treat. The patio makes a perfect place to eat with your dog who will be made very welcome. This place really is a foodie delight with everything made completely to order and only using the best produce. Servers have been known to have a few treats up their sleeves for canine companions. This is a French eating experience, complete with a love of having four-legged companions around, that you would get if you were actually in France!
If you are looking for somewhere a little bit posher to eat with your pooch, then check out Pinzimini a Palm Springs restaurant at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. The cuisine is Italian inspired cuisine. The menu features plenty of modern Tuscan style entrees, lots of smaller plates of antipasti and of course the usual pizzas, pasta and paninis. Not only will your furry companion be made very welcome on the patio here, but they even have a patio menu for your pooch together with a doggy dessert.
Alicante Spanish Mediterranean cuisine on Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs offers the perfect blend of Spanish and Mediterranean dishes in a beautiful rustic setting. Tapas, fresh seafood, pizza, pasta and a wide variety of meats are on offer in friendly surroundings. Whether you are looking for somewhere for a late breakfast or brunch after a nice dog walk, a lunchtime meal or somewhere to eat in the evening this is the place to be. There is a lovely outside patio areas and dogs are welcome at any time of the day.
Another Palm Springs eatery where dogs are more than welcome, and they should be; this place is named after the owners beloved Westie. There are plenty of outdoor tables where you can sit with your canine friend, water bowls are provided and dog biscuits. This is the place to be if you are looking for gourmet main courses. The main course is a mix of different cuisines with offerings including seafood pad Thai, rack of lamb and chicken Marsala. Whilst there is plenty of music at this location servers are very in tune with the needs of their furry customers and will happily sit patrons at a table further away from the hustle and bustle of the main patio; they have several. The owners of this restaurant have a spent a great many years working in the restaurant business in a variety of capacities and this experience really shows in their attention to detail, the personal touches and the quality of the food.
This upmarket restaurant is located in a landmark building that once house an Old Las Palmas bank. The concrete and steel surroundings are perfectly complemented by the completely modern choice of furniture. The food here is along the lines of more traditional dishes such as pan-seared scallops and lamb shank. They are also open for brunch. Dogs are welcome, the location is not too noisy and there is plenty going on around to keep you both busy people watching.
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