The best dog friendly restaurants in San Diego

The best dog friendly restaurants in San Diego

As well as a collection of pooch-friendly beaches (including the original ‘dog beach’), gorgeous hiking trails, numerous dog welcoming parks, and a superb collection of dog-friendly accommodation, see our Top 15 Pet-friendly hotels in San Diego for some great choices, the Pacific Coast Californian gem also has a fantastic array of restaurants, cafes and eateries that will welcome your furry friend as much as you. Here is our list of the best dog-friendly restaurants in San Diego…

The Lazy Dog Bar and Restaurant – a foodie and doggy heaven

The Lazy Dog Bar and Restaurant San DiegoIt seems only appropriate to kick off our list with the doggiest restaurant name we could find! This awesome eatery doesn’t just ‘allow’ pets, it is geared specifically towards dogs and their owners. Your dogs are welcome to chill with you at your table, or they can hang out on the expansive patio, which one reviewer described as ‘doggy heaven.’ There is no chance of mischief when it comes to your furry friend eyeing up your fries or steaks, there is a separate menu for dogs, sporting a range of canine eats and treats.

What is the food like?

The Lazy Dog menu is full of all your hearty American classics, such as burgers, steaks, fries, seasonal soups and sandwiches, and locally sources specials. The portions are super generous, and the daily happy hour can see you grabbing taco’s, chips and fries for as little as $3 (menu’s change regularly). 


Address: 1202 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108.

For more details about their other locations, deals and events you can check their website or their Instagram feed.

The Regal Beagle – a dog-friendly American Style pub

The Regal Beagle - dog friendly restaurants in San Diego

If you are after somewhere a bit more relaxed to spend your time, then the Regal Beagle is a brilliant option. It is an American style pub, so it offers all the friendliness and informality that you would expect from a country pub in the UK, but with an American twist. It’s a cosy, homely feel, and dogs are welcomed with open arms, treats, toys and water bowls. They have regular events, including a Wednesday Trivia night and the occasional beer tasting.

What’s the food like?

They boast a menu of simple but deliciously executed pub fair. A particular customer favourite is the fried chicken sandwich and their large selection of artisan sausages. Guest craft beers and local ales are also a big feature.


Address: 3659 India St. San Diego, CA 92103

For their news and upcoming events, see their website and Twitter feed.

Working Class – a dog-friendly San Diego diner-style restaurant

This diner-style eatery is another super relaxed place to eat, drink and be merry. A home-style place, that is very dog-friendly, so much so that they provide a ‘Puppy Menu’ that will cater to every canine’s foody desires! There is also ample outdoor space, so that your pup has plenty of room to stretch their legs.

What is the food like?

If you are in need of hearty, home-style fare, then this is the place. Breakfast, lunch, dinner… you can even have breakfast at dinner time. It really is an eat what you want, when you want kind of restaurant. The fried chicken dinner is very popular, served with bacon succotash and smashed red potatoes. IPAs, largers, malts and sours also make up an extensive beer selection.


Address: 4095 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Details of daily events and deals are available on their website and Instagram feed. 

The Patio on Lamont Street – great for a dog-friendly brunch in San Diego

Welcome to another pooch filled patio. This is definitely a foodie spot for locals and tourists alike, add to that the fact that they cater generously to dogs, and you have a restaurant that is tricky to get a reservation for. Book in advance, you’ll be very pleased you did! On entry your dog will be treated to a handmade, gourmet treat, produced in house, and a fresh bowl of water.

What’s the food like?

A menu full of Californian treats and delicacies. All of the food is very light, fresh and local, including salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheeses. They serve lunch, dinner, and, at weekends, brunch. The Patio also has a separate happy hour menu which includes deals on snacks and cocktails.


Address: 4445 Lamont St, San Diego, CA 92109

For more details on events and menu changes check their website or get a feeling for the atmosphere via their Instagram feed.

Station Tavern – great for a casual dog friendly eatery

This is a proper family place. Picnic style eating, outdoor space and facilities for dogs and kids, patio heaters and self-service water bowls make it the perfect crowd-pleaser.

What’s the food like?

The Station Tavern is known for producing some of the best burgers in town and delicious, organic, local sourced specials which change on a weekly basis.


Address: 2204 Fern Street, San Diego, CA 92104

Events and specials updated regularly on their website. 

Sally’s Fish House and Bar – a romantic dog-friendly restaurant in San Diego

If you are looking for fine dining, or something a little more romantic, then look no further. Stunning views of San Diego Bay coupled with the freshest seafood you can find in the city. And yes, of course, dogs are very welcome to dine alongside you with a selection from the dog menu, including such treats as pupcakes, chicken and rice and rawhide bones.

What’s the food like?

As you may expect, there is fresh seafood aplenty and catches of the day. The menu is seasonal and ever-changing (sometimes daily), so who knows what surprises they will have in the kitchen when you arrive!


Address: 1 Market Place, San Diego, CA92101

Events, opening times, gallery and events can all be found via their website and Facebook page.

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Michael Anderson

Ever since he was knee-high to a grasshopper Michael has always been a sucker for an adventure. As a kid he was lucky enough to live for many years in some exotic far-flung locations and since then he’s developed a taste for new cultures. So much in fact he now travels the world as a trading digital nomad, exploring the sizzling street markets of Bangkok to yoga retreat dotted Sri Lanka and everything in between! He also has a special fondness for exotic cuisine and fine wine and definitely knows his clarets from his chiantis. He counts Cuba, Tanzania, Amsterdam, Laos and Cambodia as his favourite destinations.

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