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 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 949.386.8100
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 714.731.9700
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 949.715.0805
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 714.842.0775
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 714.266.0314
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 949.494.1956
Haven is a Plate on Earth
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 714.221.0680
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 949.646.9126
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 714.960.0009
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 714.289.9714
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 949.240.2000