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The Top 7 Dog Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

The Top 7 Dog Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

On the search for a delicious meal with your favorite canine? Check out these top 7 dog friendly restaurants in San Diego now.

Jessica Bradford


4 min read

September 01, 2021

It’s always the right time to show your fur babies how much you love them. Though you should definitely shower your favorite canines with treats and toys, nothing trumps spending quality time with your fluffy friends. What better way to spend quality time than by dining with your dog at one of San Diego’s dog friendly restaurants?

Who doesn't want to sip on a delicious cup of coffee with their favorite canine?

1. Eggies

If you and your pup are always on the go, stop by Eggies for a grab-and-go dog friendly breakfast! Situated in East Village, Pacific Beach, Liberty Station, and North Park, all locations boast a variety of mouthwatering sandwiches, breakfast jars, coffee drinks, and juices. Pick up your treat of choice, and savor as you stroll the San Diego streets, leash in hand. One of the must-try menu items is the California sandwich—prepare your taste buds for divinity with house aioli, tomato jam, applewood smoked bacon, turkey patty, avocado, baby arugula, and muenster cheese—yum!

2. Farmer's Bottega

Embracing the “farm-to-fork” culinary trend, Farmer’s Bottega, in Mission Hills, invites guests to enjoy brunch with their furry BFF on their welcoming patio. At Farmer's Bottega, dog friendly brunches and lunches are taken seriously here. Feast on benedicts, egg specialties, French toast, pancakes, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. You can’t go wrong with what you choose but if you’re craving salmon, the lox benedict will take you to seventh heaven. The complimentary flavors of smoked salmon, capers, red onion, hollandaise, and soft polenta come together to welcome you to another world. Sip on organic fresh orange juice, hot chocolate, or coffee with your feast; we promise you’ll be coming back for more.

A dog is a human's best friend. Why not spoil your favorite pup with a tasty meal?

3. Fish Shop

Each of Fish Shop’s three San Diego locations have patios perfect for any pup! The Fish Shop’s original Pacific Beach restaurant location has added dog friendly outdoor seating that spills into the parking lot, the Encinitas location built a small parklet just along South Coast Highway 101, and the Point Loma location has three cozy patios for those looking to dine with their dogs. The menu at Fish Shop is uniquely tailored, offering a boatload of fresh seafood selections to choose from. Try the award-winning TKO taco, with freshly grilled and marinated mahi mahi, topped with shredded cabbage, mixed cheese, house cilantro white sauce, and tropical salsa. On a lovely Saturday afternoon, is there a better way to attain nirvana?

4. Bub’s @ the Ballpark

Bub’s @ the Ballpark, located one block from Petco Park Stadium, one of many dog friendly parks in San Diego, invites San Diegans to bring their furry dog friends to come hangout on one of their extended patios. Chow down on fantastic grilled wings—choose from flavors like spicy teriyaki, garlic buffalo, and smokehouse maple. But just wait, it gets even better! If you and Fido visit between 3:00 - 5:00 pm, wings are just one dollar. Bub’s @ the Ballpark is also known for juicy burgers and specialty tots, which come loaded with toppings like cheddar, jalapeño jack, bacon, scallions, and sour cream. Pack your dog snacks because it’s time to feast like a beast.

Looking for a place to kick back and relax with your canine friend? Mavericks it is.

5. Mavericks Beach Club

All the coolest dogs know Mavericks Beach Club—a Pacific Beach destination located two blocks from the sand—is the spot to be seen! With plenty of space and a delicious lineup of Baja-inspired bites at this San Diego restaurant, dog friendly beach fun is had by all. Human guests can chow down on tacos, sandos, salads, or bowls, while fluffy friends savor bites from Mavericks’ special mutt menu. Mutt menu choices include chicken, all beef burger patty, or grilled mahi mahi with white rice. Spoil your four-legged friend and add American cheese or two bacon strips to their delectable meal. For canines, Mavericks is seriously the place to be. Check out their page for awesome dog events, such as Wag Wednesday, held on the first Wednesday of each month.

6. City Tacos 

Pepe the Pug is the official mascot of City Tacos, so of course this beloved San Diego taqueria welcomes all types of pups! Head to any of the dog friendly SoCal restaurant locations—you’ll find this delectable taco spot in North Park, Pacific Beach, La Mesa, Encinitas, Sorrento Valley, downtown or Imperial Beach—to experience innovative, delicious, and unique bites. The one-of-a-kind Mexicali is a food lover’s delight. Grilled arrachera, onions, poblano peppers, crema fresco and cotija cheese, served over melted asadero cheese and mashed potatoes awaits you. Just don’t forget to save room for dessert—feast on City Tacos’ delicious churros served with cajeta, aka delectable Mexican caramel sauce.

Treat yourself and the most adorable canine to a lovely lunch that both of you will enjoy.

7. Metl Bar and Restaurant

Situated in the hoppin’ and poppin’ Gaslamp Quarter, Metl Bar & Restaurant is all about canine hospitality. Invite your pets along the ride; the fur kids menu will leave your dog drooling for dinner. Featuring grass fed unseasoned burgers, unseasoned chicken breast grilled and cut into strips, and the Tux Deluxe—an unseasoned burger patty served with two strips of bacon, carrots, and five French fries—your dog will definitely be in canine heaven. Appetizers, four different types of tacos, salads, burgers, and a handful of tasty sides await the human counterparts.

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