We Shih Tzu Not, We’ve Got 11 Places to Dine With Your Dog in Orange County

August 7, 2018

Whether You’re Acting Cavalier or Are a Little Husky, These Spots Are Sure to Satisfy


Written By: Jane Adler


When it comes to dining with your dog, make sure you find a pet-friendly place to avoid leaving with your tail between your legs. To save you from barking up the wrong tree, we put together a list of our top 11 places to dine with your pal! Whether you are looking to enjoy a cocktail with your canine or grab some food with your furry friend, these local Orange County spots are great to sit and stay—hey, we’ll even shake on it!


Veg Out With Animal-Lovers

Café Gratitude


Café Gratitude has a picture-perfect patio that allows you to hang with your precious pal. But beware, this joint is strictly vegan so your canines will have to check their carnivore diets at the door. If you’re anything like us, thanks to the delicious menu, you and your pup may become vegan by the time you leave. 


Café Gratitude
1617 Westcliff Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660


You Snooze, You Lose!

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar


At Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, you are encouraged to paws and ruff-lect with your canine companion. They offer water bowls, belly rubs and a full dog menu that includes a hamburger patty, chicken and brown rice. Unwind from the crazy and get a little lazy!


Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
The Market Place
13290 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92602


Hair of the Dog

Laguna Beach Beer Company


Whether you’re golden, stout or hoppy, all dogs (and beers) are welcome at this Laguna Beach brewery. While you sip an ale, they’ll sip from a pail. This is a great spot to get buzzed from a beer or a bone.


Laguna Beach Beer Company
859 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


The Park Is as Good as the Bite

Park Bench Café


Park Bench Café in Huntington Beach is the mecca for man’s best friend. Their menu includes chicken, hot dogs, ground beef, ground turkey, eggs and peanut butter treats. Join your fellow pup owners for breakfast or lunch on the lawn at this local spot!


Park Bench Café
17732 Goldenwest St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647


Bred, Bite and Brews

Rock & Brews


Many people know Buena Park for Knotts Berry Farm, but it can also be your next dog destination with a visit to Rock & Brews. The rock ‘n’ roll restaurant serves up tasty American cuisine and offers a pet-friendly patio and menu for your pup. 


Rock & Brews
7777 Beach Blvd
Buena Park, CA 90620


Near and Far-Fetched

The Cliff Restaurant


The Cliff Restaurant keeps its parched pup patrons hydrated with unlimited water, and well-fed with their very own menu. Dogs can indulge in prime rib from their Precious’s Puppy Plates to keep their belly rumbles at bay. If your canine comrade is an extra good boy, you can reward him with a peanut butter crunch bone off of their Grr8 Dog Treats menu.


The Cliff Restaurant
577 S Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Haven is a Plate on Earth

Haven Gastropub


Haven Gastropub invites two-legged and four-legged friends alike to come a’ wagging and enjoy their beefed-up bar food. Haven’s dog dishes include turkey and whole wheat macaroni, lamb and brown rice, chicken and white rice, beef and russet potatoes, and fish and sweet potatoes. Everyone will be licking their plates clean by the end of this Haven-ly meal!


Haven Gastropub
190 S Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866


Alley Cats and Dogs 

The Alley Restaurant & Bar


The Alley Restaurant & Bar has long been a local favorite for pets and their parents especially with the addition of the Pups on the Patio menu. Your pal can maintain a paleo diet by choosing between a burger patty or grilled chicken. Humans, be sure to check the daily specials which include a Sunday fried chicken dinner, reverse happy hour and much more!


The Alley Restaurant & Bar
4501 W Coast Hwy
Newport Beach, CA 92663


Sit, Stay, Sip

Sit Stay Café


Sit Stay Café sounds like a hound haven just in the name. This is the perfect place to caffeinate with your canine compadre and give your furry friend an all-natural treat and new dog collar! Get a bagel with your beagle and kickback on their dog-friendly patio.


Sit Stay Café
328 11th St, Ste E
Huntington Beach, CA 92648


Fill Up and Unleash

Filling Station Café


The Filling Station Café in Orange is a great spot to pull into when you’re out of gas. If your pooch is running on empty too, fill their tank with a chicken breast on their dog-friendly patio. The Filling Station is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is located in the charming Old Towne district.


Filling Station Café
201 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866


Yappy Hour

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Once a month, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel hosts a Yappy Hour on their lavish lawn overlooking the ocean. Dogs can enjoy homemade treats, lap up flavored water and hang out with the other hounds! Admission is free and proceeds from alcohol purchases benefit The Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.


Upcoming Yappy Hours:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 | 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 – Yappy Howl-O-Ween | 4-7 p.m.
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Yappy Howl-iday Celebration | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz Carlton Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629



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