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Help, Dog Friendly Dinner in Huntington / Newport Beach?

JeetJet Sep 26, 2007 08:36 PM

The fumigators are kicking us, and our dog, out this Friday for 3 nights - 2 days. We decided to make this a mini vacation in Huntington Beach. I know Park Bench Café well for breakfast but they close by 3:pm. Is there such a thing as Dog Friendly dinner in Huntington / Newport Beach? Burgers? Anything?
My thanks.

Park Bench Café (Breakfast & lunch plus A Dogs menu)
(714) 842-0775
17732 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA

  1. Servorg Sep 26, 2007 08:47 PM


    1. Local Sep 26, 2007 09:37 PM

      scroll down to "Outdoor Restaurants" on this site and you'll find a list of possibilities...some fall with in the "anything" category, but Fideaux will likely be a happy camper.


      1. brekkie_fan Sep 26, 2007 11:16 PM

        I do not know their pet accommodations, but you would think with a name like this:

        The Lazy Dog Cafe - off 405/Beach

        Excellent local hangout.

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        1. re: brekkie_fan
          Azizeh Barjesteh Sep 26, 2007 11:31 PM

          I don't think Lazy Dog Cafe lets dogs inside. That's just health codes. I don't remember seeing a patio last time I was over there.

          Most of the restaurants on 2nd street in Long beach have sidewalk patios and people often sit out there with their pups.

        2. h
          HBGigi Sep 27, 2007 07:04 AM

          Several of the restaurants in downtown HB have outdoor patios such as the Longboard where dogs might be welcome. Also you might call Hof's Hut on Beach in Westminster. They have a patio and might allow dogs there.

          1. s
            stormin norman Sep 27, 2007 09:19 AM

            Huntington Beach is surprisingly not dog friendly....most of the outdoor places on Main prohibit dogs from even being on the patio....In Newport,go to Blue Water Grill,Haute Cakes,Side Street Cafe and even Plums allows dogs on the patio.Your best bet is to head to Laguna which has a number of good choices.The best places for your dog is Madisons,which is all about the pooches,the Cottage,Zinc Cafe,Sun Dried Tomatoe Cafe,Anastasias,and Taco Loco.Im sure there are others.

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            1. re: stormin norman
              BeergirlinCA Sep 27, 2007 03:47 PM

              I am downtown in Huntington Beach daily and there are dogs EVERYWHERE! If not allowed on the fenced in patio owners are welcome to tie their dogs outside of the fence directly next to them. The Park Bench Cafe on Goldenwest has a special "doggie dining area" where owners and pets can sit together.

              1. re: BeergirlinCA
                stormin norman Sep 27, 2007 05:13 PM

                My "dog experiences in HB have been less then stellar....although there are plenty of dogs around town,none of the downtown restauarants with outdoor patios would allow our King Charles,whom was small and well behaved,on the patio.Although you could probably tie your dog to the fence and keep them on the outside,this requires finding a table on the edge of the patio,which is not always an easy task in HB,and then having your dog essentially sit in the allley,or on the sidewalk,while you consume your meal.Not to sound trivial,but we would not do that to our dog or enjoy ourselves while he was sitting outside tied to a fence.Kind of defeats the purpose of treating your dog like a true companion.You are better off in Laguna or NB in the places I mentioned where the dog can sit by /under your table.Just my two cents on the subject.

            2. j
              Joani Macaroni Sep 27, 2007 08:05 PM

              Have you considered the old town area of Seal Beach (Main Street?) - that's about 20 minutes from H.B. and many people stroll along with their dogs. Several of the businesses have doggie bowls outside their doors. You'll have to tie up Bowser outside but several places (one is an Irish bar) have patio dining and you will be within view of pooch. Bon Appetite!

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