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Patio-dog friendly in SF?

northofboston Oct 24, 2006 02:49 PM

Meeting a friend for dinner one night this weekend, and need a place where a small dog, in a carrier, can hang out.
Thinking somewhere in the Castro, or really anywhere near there with a patio area, or just a place where no one cares about a quiet pooch in a bag.

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    himbeer Nov 12, 2006 10:39 PM

    Russian Hill: Boulange de Polk, Rex Cafe, Za pizza, Bell Tower

    1. anna Nov 10, 2006 05:34 AM

      Since we got our pup, we have been working on a website to compile a list of dog-friendly restaurants in the Bay Area. We're far from done but we have some information available right now. So far, there are about 100 restaurants listed for SF. We will add other Bay Area cities soon. Feel free to check it out. Comments and suggestions are welcome.


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        Ruth Lafler Feb 8, 2007 11:33 AM

        That's a great site! Thanks so much for putting it together. Kelpie isn't well-behaved enough to eat in public yet (or rather, to lie quietly while I eat), but some day ....

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          santosm Apr 27, 2007 08:47 AM

          Thank you, Anna....love your website....just what I was looking for.

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            lj2899 Apr 27, 2007 09:00 AM

            Great website! Thanks!! It didn't have many places listed in Marin...Anyone have any suggestions on pet-friendly restaurants in Marin? Off the top of my head I can think of Fish in Sausalito, but sometimes it's over-crowded on the weekends...All suggestions appreciated!

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              boomer13 Apr 30, 2007 11:33 PM

              I was at Left Bank in Larkspur and a couple next to us brought a golden retriever puppy to their table. The pup got his own chair and a little saucer of water out in the open air seating/patio area. I wouldn't say the food is good though. I was there doing a food review. Keep in mind this is chain restaurant, but some people really like this place. It's a nice location on the strip in Larkspur.

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              andrea123 May 4, 2008 10:20 AM

              Hi! Just wanted to say thanks for creating the site! We just got a new puggle and its really helping us find places to go!

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              dobalina Nov 7, 2006 11:46 PM

              Kookez on 24th (@ Castro) in Noe has a nice back patio on which they allow pups. They really love dogs -- might even offer your hound some scrambled eggs.

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                sunnyday1375 Nov 7, 2006 09:09 PM

                Not in the Castro, but Flipper's in Haye's Valley has heaters and allows dogs on the patio. It's casual. I think they're burgers, veggie included, are delicious.

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                  northofboston Oct 25, 2006 03:20 PM

                  Does anyone know if Luna would allow a dog on their heated patio?

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                    Frosty Melon Nov 7, 2006 09:16 PM

                    I think that they would if it's in a carrier, but I personally think the food there is pretty awful. Though, I have not been in a couple of years, but I haven't heard anything to change my mind.

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                      ChowFun_derek Nov 7, 2006 10:53 PM

                      No..there definitely were dogs there out of the carrier...I also have not been there in years...I never found it bad...it was just sort of "backround food"!

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                    srr Oct 25, 2006 06:38 AM

                    Sociale in Laurel Heights is dog-friendly and they have a beautiful patio.

                    1. ChowFun_derek Oct 24, 2006 06:35 PM

                      'CATCH' in the Castro on Market (north side) between Castro and 16th...has a large HEATED outside patio...You could give them a try.....

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                        anna Oct 24, 2006 11:36 PM

                        I checked with Catch beofre and dogs aren't allow on the patio.

                        In the Castro, Tangerine is great. I'm not sure if the outdoor tables are available in the evening though.
                        Le Zinc in Noe Valley (24th St. by Castro) has a nice enclosed garden patio with heat lamps. It's a place we really enjoy with our puppy.
                        If you're willing to travel further, you'll find some nice options on Union Street (by Laguna/Buchanan area), upper Fillmore and North Beach.

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                          ChowFun_derek Nov 7, 2006 04:50 PM

                          When I passed Catch yesterday, they had tables on the sidewalk in front of their outdoor (raised) patio...these had dogs and they brought them water bowls!

                          If you go, go while the weather is good, 'cause otherwise Market street can feel like a wind tunnel!

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                            anna Nov 7, 2006 11:57 PM

                            I saw that too when we were in the area on the weekend, too. I guess dogs are allow on the tables on the sidewalk outside the patio, but not in the heated patio itself.

                      2. Husky Oct 24, 2006 05:15 PM

                        Rose's Cafe on Steiner & Union. Sidewalk seating with heaters, excellent food and they bring house-made doggie treats to the dogs...

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                          China Oct 24, 2006 05:02 PM

                          Zazie has a special dog night on Mondays on their heated patio at the back of the cafe. I would imagine that they would allow dogs on other nights as well. Chicken liver pate is very tasty.

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                            anna Nov 8, 2006 12:27 AM

                            Zazie only allows dogs on the patio on Monday nights. During other tmes, dogs are only allowed on the tables on the sidewalk.

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                              SanseiDesigns Feb 8, 2007 09:20 PM

                              Wow! Dogs on the tables - how hospitable! ;-) LOL

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                            sharff Oct 24, 2006 05:00 PM

                            Consider Tangerine at 16th and Sanchez - outdoor tables
                            Or Cote Sud on 18th just above Castro (they have an inclosed patio)and I'd call to make sure a dog would be ok.
                            Or Foreign Cinema (outdoor patio)on Misson for upscale.
                            Or Dolores Cafe for down scale -outdoor tables.
                            Or Delfina Pizza - outdoor tables.
                            Or Chow on Church at Market which has a patio in the rear.
                            Or Cafe Flore which has a patio but I'm not a big fan of the kitchen.
                            Or Blue Plate which has outdoor tables in the rear.

                            Oh, too many choices, I'm getting hungry.

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                              Sebby Oct 24, 2006 03:59 PM

                              Not in the Castro, but Inner Sunset on 9th and Lincon.
                              Park Chow has an outside seating area in the front (with heat lamps) that allows dogs. They'll even bring a bowl of water out for your pooch.

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                                MJT Oct 24, 2006 03:38 PM

                                I had dinner recently at Plouf outside and I had my small dog sitting on my lap, they had no problems with that.

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