5 of the Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in San Diego

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With gorgeous beaches where Fido can play and swim, a collection of incredible dog friendly hotels in San Diego and many bars and eateries which will also welcome your furry companion just as much as you, the sun-soaked Californian city is one of the most pooch-friendly places in the USA. Here are some of the best dog friendly restaurants in the much-loved Pacific Coast city…

Crushed – 967 Garnet Ave San Diego


Serving up delicious tapas, sweet breakfasts and pizza oven flatbreads, you’re going to want to order more than one thing from the menu at Crushed. It’s open every day from 8 am to midnight and is the perfect place to relax, grab a beer and a bite to eat before you explore more of what San Diego has to offer. Dogs are more than welcome to sit out on the patio with you, which is set out on the street offering amazing views of the strip – perfect for people watching. Stay there until sunset and be mesmerised by the spectacular colours in the sky.


Working Class – 4095 30th St, San Diego


Offering diner-style food, Working Class is open daily at 9 am for breakfast, lunch, dinner and breakfast for dinner! Both the front and back patios are happy to welcome your pooch. Expect to find a turf area with Giant Jenga and Giant Connect-4 around the back (which is great for entertaining the kids) and high top tables around the front so you can party until midnight. If you love fried chicken, cheesy dishes and juicy burgers with all the trimmings then Working Class is well worth a visit – and don’t forget late night happy hour.


Werewolf Bar – 627 Fourth Ave, San Diego

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Boasting typical US cuisine and creative cocktails, Werewolf is an American pub that specialises in beer, brunch and good times – including their famous karaoke throughout the week. Inside, the pub’s decked out to look and feel like a sports bar, with brick walls, a concrete bar and TVs mounted up on the walls so you can watch the big games when they’re on. And the best bit? Your four legged friend will be welcomed with open arms! It’s only a short walk from PETCO Park too, which makes for a fun day out if you love baseball.


Starlite – 3175 India Street San Diego


A stunning rooftop bar, Starlite is well known for being San Diego’s hidden gem. It prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere; perfect for setting the tone to meet friends for cocktails, delicious food and late night dining. You can head up to the rooftop bar to get some peace and quiet away from the crowds, too – the setting is simply stunning. Make sure you bring your pooch with you as they’re allowed on the patio terrace for as long as they like. The staff are super friendly and will love making a fuss of your four legged friend.


Lazy Dog Restaurant – 1202 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego

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Not only is man’s best friend welcome on the patio dining area, but there’s a doggie menu for them to enjoy too at Lazy Dog Restaurant. Choose from a grilled hamburger patty or chicken breast and brown rice, or a simple bowl of plain brown rice. All dogs will also receive a complimentary bowl of water so they can stay hydrated as you sample their unique selection of beers. Humans – make sure you try the BBQ baby back ribs and all-American burger, both of which are delicious and well worth a try. You can even buy merchandise in the restaurant and on their website to remember an amazing night out with your four legged companion.

What is your favourite dog friendly restaurants? 

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