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Dog Friendly Patio Restaurants in SD..

Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 01:42 PM

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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    DougOLis RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 01:54 PM

    There's always dogs at Hamilton's

    1. nileg RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 01:59 PM

      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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        Beach Chick RE: nileg Apr 27, 2009 02:07 PM

        buzz kill..thanks nileg!
        ; )

        I added 'patio' to my post.

      2. phee RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 03:53 PM

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




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          FireFlyFiftyFive RE: phee Apr 27, 2009 05:03 PM

          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!

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          sdnativa RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 04:08 PM

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

          1. DiningDiva RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 04:31 PM

            Terra has allowed dogs on their patio for years.

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              ginael RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 06:51 PM

              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.

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                mimosa RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 07:00 PM

                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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                  DiningDiva RE: darcien007 Nov 14, 2010 10:37 AM

                  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.

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                  daantaat RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 07:58 PM

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

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

                  1. Sampaguita RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 08:30 PM

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

                    1. foodiechick RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 11:04 PM

                      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. geekyfoodie RE: Beach Chick Apr 27, 2009 11:12 PM

                        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. Beach Chick RE: Beach Chick Apr 28, 2009 09:37 AM

                          Love all these responses!

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                            pickypicky RE: Beach Chick Apr 28, 2009 05:04 PM

                            Tender Greens, Liberty Station.

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                              SDGourmand RE: Beach Chick Nov 14, 2010 11:25 AM

                              Prep kitchen in del mar allows dogs

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                              alottameat RE: Beach Chick May 1, 2009 11:16 PM

                              Little Italy restaurants are very dog friendly as well

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                                CTDub RE: Beach Chick Nov 14, 2010 11:35 AM

                                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

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                                  FireFlyFiftyFive RE: Beach Chick Aug 23, 2011 01:21 PM

                                  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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                                    Beach Chick RE: FireFlyFiftyFive Aug 23, 2011 02:12 PM

                                    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!

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                                      globocity RE: FireFlyFiftyFive Aug 23, 2011 05:26 PM

                                      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!

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                                        Beach Chick RE: globocity Aug 24, 2011 07:22 AM

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

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                                      escondido123 RE: Beach Chick Aug 23, 2011 02:14 PM

                                      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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                                        Beach Chick RE: escondido123 Aug 24, 2011 07:24 AM

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

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                                          araknd RE: escondido123 Aug 24, 2011 08:15 AM

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

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                                          4wino RE: Beach Chick Aug 24, 2011 11:07 AM

                                          Bruno Napoletano

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                                            Island RE: Beach Chick Aug 24, 2011 12:50 PM

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

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                                              globocity RE: Island Aug 24, 2011 08:17 PM

                                              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.

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                                                dustchick RE: Island Aug 24, 2011 10:03 PM

                                                This is good to know. Thanks!

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                                                andreasomething RE: Beach Chick Aug 25, 2011 09:42 AM

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

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