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Dog Friendly Patio Restaurants in SD..

Just got a new puppy (Kona) and looking to chow down with the hound in SD..
Where are your fav's to dine or drink with your dog on the patio?

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  1. There's always dogs at Hamilton's

    1. The California Retail Food Code specifically prohibits dogs other than service animals or patrol animals on the premises of a food facility.


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      1. re: nileg

        buzz kill..thanks nileg!
        ; )

        I added 'patio' to my post.

      2. Having two pups of my own, I respectfully offer up these sites and my congratulations on your new family member!




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        1. re: phee

          Lots of good ideas in those lists. I didn't see this one listed: Pacific Coast Grill in Solana Beach. No view, but a pleasant enough patio between the main restaurant and the parking lot. Good drinks and drink specials and okay to pretty good food. We’d go back.

          Be sure to report back, Beach Chick!

        2. Take Kona to Con Pane for lunch! They even have a water bowl outside for the pups.

          1. Terra has allowed dogs on their patio for years.

            1. Obistro in OB, off Voltaire, has a large patio where a few diners eat with their dogs. The food is great; salads, pastas and sandwiches. I haven't eaten there in several months, so I'm not sure if the owners still allow dogs.

              1. A nice spot is the Prado front patio. We occasionally bring our dane there and he gets lots of love. Not the full menu but apps and margaritas are a fine substitute.

                Also love to bring him to Hamiltons after he gets a run in at Grape St Park.

                Wine Steals in Hillcrest also has a dog-friendly patio.

                And thanks nileg for the code. Clearly not a dog owner.

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                1. re: darcien007

                  Nileg has nothing to do with it. Direct your ire toward the State of California. Nileg simply cited the state public health laws, tho' CRFL changed to CalCode July 1, 2007. The law in CalCode regarding animals in dining establishments didn't change.

                2. Cafe Chloe has/had a water dish outside their front door.

                  Mission Coffee Cup in La Jolla allows dogs on the patio.

                  1. Pacifica Breeze in Del Mar allows dogs on their patio. Water bowl included. Woof.

                    1. Hey BC,
                      Travel around the corner to the Shores. Barbarella has a large sidewalk dining area (even water bowl) and lots of pups come for lunch and dinner, especially when the weather warms up in the evening. Barbara herself is a dog person and will come give lots of love.

                      We like the burger, salads, pizza (especially Pizza Max with smoked salmon and fried capers, whole fish and asparagus with brown butter and fried egg appetizer. Ears of Chino corn in the summer, and don't leave without trying the daily fresh berry/fruit dessert crepe with vanilla whipped marscapone.

                      1. Parkhouse Eatery's great for dogs and I've seen them at Bite, too, although Bite's patio is a smidge small for big dogs. Our favorite routine is taking the pooch to Bread and Cie's patio for breakfast and coffee from Peet's.

                        Even though they can't allow dogs inside anymore, Bear LOVES the "dogscream" from The Daily Scoop. We usually stop for ice cream and dogscream after a visit to the Grape St. dog park.

                        1. Love all these responses!

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                            1. Little Italy restaurants are very dog friendly as well

                              1. Seems like in San Diego it's more likely than not that places with outdoor seating will allow dogs (and allow usually means both tolerance and a waitress with a water bowl, happily violating health codes by petting our dog). E.g., Karl Strauss in La Jolla: "Do you allow dogs?" "We allow well behaved dogs." Cue Keogh, our 10-month old only occasionally behaved puppy...

                                Some additional explicitly dog-friendly, people-fun places for Fido / Spot / Max (few/none of which are listed on the links above):

                                Burger Lounge (e.g., La Jolla, Coronado -- great after Dog Beach)
                                Cafe 976 (PB)
                                Fig Tree Cafe (PB)
                                Beaumonts (Bird Rock)
                                Doggie Happy Hour (multiple hotels and bars, including W San Diego, Hotel Indigo, Hamilton's Tavern, etc.).

                                Something very satisfying about having breakfast/brunch/lunch, soaking in both the sun and the adoration directed towards your adorable new puppy...

                                Cafe 976
                                976 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109

                                Fig Tree Cafe
                                5119 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

                                1. Anything new?

                                  Company Pub and Kitchen in Poway (old Miami Grill location) has a doggie friendly patio. Any size dog, we were told. Water dishes available. I made a mention or two of this place in the new places opening topic.

                                  Appetizers like sliders and chicken legs along with sandwiches, soups and salads and fish and chips. Don’t remember what was on the after 4pm menu. Had lunch there on Sat. Not much to say about the food at this point – it was okay.

                                  Does the new Terra have a patio? I’m guessing not. The old location was so famously dog friendly.

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                                  1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive

                                    DH and I were going to hit up Company Pub last Sunday...how was the beer list?
                                    Food was meh..bummer..see that Miami Grill is going in at the Petco/Dixieline center.
                                    Good to know they are dog friendly..he'll want a beer instead of some pedestrian water bowl.

                                    Dude..shouldn't you be closing on the Pie Truck...Mama wants some pie..now!

                                    1. re: FireFlyFiftyFive

                                      We take our Golden to Princess Pub in Little Italy. There are usually a few people with dogs on the patio. Good menu, fun people watching, and easy to have the animal there!

                                      1. re: globocity

                                        Goldens...and a pint at Princess Pub..priceless!

                                    2. VINZ restaurant/wine bar has a patio on Grand Ave in downtown Escondido and even has a doggie menu--and they now serve cocktails too. Great salads and pizza.

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                                      1. re: escondido123

                                        Wine bar with pizza and salads and take my baby Pom Kona..sweet..

                                        1. re: escondido123

                                          +1 for Vinz. Their quatro formaggi pizza just hits the spot. We have taken our Yorkshire there many times.

                                          1. There were many mutts at the Station Tavern in South Park last Fri afternoon

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                                            1. re: Island

                                              Station Tavern is a great place for dogs. When it is busy and warm outside, though, the shady spots for pups are few and far between. Good pick, Island.

                                              1. I love taking my pup to yappy hour at Lupi or to enjoy a cold beer at the Shack in La Jolla.

                                                1. Hennessey's in La Jolla, great place for dogs since a lot of the restaurant is outdoor patio seating