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15 Delightfully Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles

Where to dine with four-legged best friends

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Los Angeles may very well be the country’s mecca for dog lovers, thanks to the wide availability of warm weather days and wide open spaces. And with of plenty of patios throughout the city too, it means that dog owners can even bring their furry companions along for lunch. From dog-friendly hotspots that sport a daily “yappy hour” to places within walking distances of dog-friendly beaches, here’s where to happily bring pups and older dogs alike around Los Angeles.

Added: Chuck’s, Citizen Public Market, Gasolina, Hermanito, Homestate, Lady Byrd, Maybourne Cafe, Salazar

Removed: Blue Dog Beer Tavern, Golden Road Brewing, Grub (Closed), Jane Q, Lazy Dog, Little Dom’s, Ray’s & Stark Bar

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. HomeState

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1992 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(323) 982-8600
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While most of HomeState’s patios are welcoming to dogs, the Pasadena location is the most ideal. Bright umbrellas are packed together to ensure the sun doesn’t get through, making it comfortable for dogs to lay down on concrete while diners to snack on margaritas and brisket quesadillas.

2. Gasolina Cafe

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21150 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 914-4033
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Chef Sandra Cordero’s Woodland Hills restaurant has an entire side dedicated to covered outdoor dining, so taking in her jamon-wrapped dates, croquetas, and pan con tomate with a pup is a comfortable and enjoyable spot for owners and their dogs.

3. The Fat Dog

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11050 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 985-3644
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It’s no surprise that this dog-themed gastropub is very pooch-friendly, with its large airy patio that many four-legged best friends love to frequent. The owners have pups of their own so it’s an ideal stop for those looking to dine out with their dogs.

The Fat Dog’s patio in North Hollywood, California
The Fat Dog
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4. Momed

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3245 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 522-3488
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Momed boasts its very own mascot, Piper, who is often roaming the grounds of this Middle Eastern hot spot in Atwater Village. Bring friends to keep her company on the spacious shaded patio, and enjoy some of mezze, cocktails, and kabobs to boot.

5. Salazar

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2490 Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Salazar’s dining area is completely outdoors, so any and every table — if available — is dog-friendly, though the restaurant is currently on a short summer hiatus. Once open again, be sure to order the aguachiles, machaca burrito, the escabeche, and always nab the house made tortillas.

6. Alcove

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1929 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-0100
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This longstanding Los Feliz eatery housed in a reimagined bungalow is quite the spot to share a lazy afternoon with furry friends, largely thanks to the lush outdoor patio and crowd-pleasing menu of classic American eats.

7. Lady Byrd Cafe

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2100 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 922-1006
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There are ample and cozy nooks nestled throughout Lady Byrd Cafe, from the private greenhouse rooms to the multiple patios. It’s easy to find a space for all to get comfortable while tasting pastas, brunch, kids meals, salads, burgers, or something from the fresh juice menu.

Lady Byrd Cafe’s patio in Echo Park, Los Angeles
Lady Byrd Cafe
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8. The Terrace at the Maybourne

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225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 860-7800
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The Maybourne’s restaurant in Beverly Hills may have had several iterations in years past, from Scarpetta to Georgie to its current iteration as the Terrace, but one thing hasn’t changed: it’s fantastic and relaxed outdoor dining patio that does more than accommodate dogs. The Terrace has a spacious patio looking out to the overly manicured 90210 lawn where your pup can take a quick stroll before settling into the restaurant. Once there, the Terrace might even offer comfortable beds for your dog to rest on while you dig into plates of fresh pasta or seared Colorado rack of lamb.

9. Manuela

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907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 849-0480
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The Arts District’s Manuela is extra pup-friendly with 5,000 square feet that extends into the Hauser & Wirth gallery’s courtyard/garden. Staff are always quick to bring water, and it’s a gorgeous spot to take in a meal with a dog or two.

10. Hermanito

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2024 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(424) 465-9029
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Sawtelle’s best dog-friendly spot is Hermanito. The owner converted the side driveway and rear parking lot into new dining areas, and it’s something to behold. The tables keep ample space between them, leaving plenty of room to bring dogs while eating the five spice duck with a cocktail.

Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
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11. Afuri ramen + dumpling LA

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688 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 221-7206
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Afuri Ramen’s outdoor patio shouldn’t be missed. It’s a cheery spot to taste the citrusy yuzu shio ramen or any one of this Tokyo-based chain’s specialties. Friendly staff will bring water for you and the furry one too.

12. Citizen Public Market

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9355 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

There are several outdoor dining area at the new-ish Citizen Public Market. The Culver City food hall sports 200 seats that are all dog-friendly, including a rooftop area to take food from Louella’s Cali Soul Kitchen, Jolly Oyster, or the WeHo Sausage Company.

Citizen Public Market’s outdoor dining area
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13. Ashland Hill

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2807 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-3300
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Ashland Hill’s comfy patio welcomes all dogs, and hosts four-legged events called “yappy hour.” The restaurant created a special dog menu, including a beef patty over rice, chicken and rice, and pup-friendly ice cream.

14. Playa Provisions

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119 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
(310) 683-5019
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Dog-accompanied diners have two outdoor patios to select from at Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions, where there are a myriad of food options for patrons who will presumably pass on tasty scraps to their pups.

15. Chuck's Coffee Shop

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4120 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-9317

Chuck’s has the perfect location for those hoping to spend a full dog day at the beach. Not only is Chuck’s walking distance from Rosie’s Dog Beach, it’s also two doors away from a self-service dog wash. Order the hot cakes, but also try Chuck’s weasel, a classic dish from the 52-year-old restaurant with eggs topped with house made chili, potatoes, onions, and cheese.

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1. HomeState

1992 Lincoln Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

While most of HomeState’s patios are welcoming to dogs, the Pasadena location is the most ideal. Bright umbrellas are packed together to ensure the sun doesn’t get through, making it comfortable for dogs to lay down on concrete while diners to snack on margaritas and brisket quesadillas.

1992 Lincoln Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

2. Gasolina Cafe

21150 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Chef Sandra Cordero’s Woodland Hills restaurant has an entire side dedicated to covered outdoor dining, so taking in her jamon-wrapped dates, croquetas, and pan con tomate with a pup is a comfortable and enjoyable spot for owners and their dogs.

21150 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

3. The Fat Dog

11050 W Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
The Fat Dog’s patio in North Hollywood, California
The Fat Dog
Bradley Tuck

It’s no surprise that this dog-themed gastropub is very pooch-friendly, with its large airy patio that many four-legged best friends love to frequent. The owners have pups of their own so it’s an ideal stop for those looking to dine out with their dogs.

11050 W Magnolia Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601

4. Momed

3245 Casitas Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Momed boasts its very own mascot, Piper, who is often roaming the grounds of this Middle Eastern hot spot in Atwater Village. Bring friends to keep her company on the spacious shaded patio, and enjoy some of mezze, cocktails, and kabobs to boot.

3245 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

5. Salazar

2490 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Salazar’s dining area is completely outdoors, so any and every table — if available — is dog-friendly, though the restaurant is currently on a short summer hiatus. Once open again, be sure to order the aguachiles, machaca burrito, the escabeche, and always nab the house made tortillas.

2490 Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90039

6. Alcove

1929 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

This longstanding Los Feliz eatery housed in a reimagined bungalow is quite the spot to share a lazy afternoon with furry friends, largely thanks to the lush outdoor patio and crowd-pleasing menu of classic American eats.

1929 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

7. Lady Byrd Cafe

2100 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Lady Byrd Cafe’s patio in Echo Park, Los Angeles
Lady Byrd Cafe
Mona Holmes

There are ample and cozy nooks nestled throughout Lady Byrd Cafe, from the private greenhouse rooms to the multiple patios. It’s easy to find a space for all to get comfortable while tasting pastas, brunch, kids meals, salads, burgers, or something from the fresh juice menu.

2100 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

8. The Terrace at the Maybourne

225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Maybourne’s restaurant in Beverly Hills may have had several iterations in years past, from Scarpetta to Georgie to its current iteration as the Terrace, but one thing hasn’t changed: it’s fantastic and relaxed outdoor dining patio that does more than accommodate dogs. The Terrace has a spacious patio looking out to the overly manicured 90210 lawn where your pup can take a quick stroll before settling into the restaurant. Once there, the Terrace might even offer comfortable beds for your dog to rest on while you dig into plates of fresh pasta or seared Colorado rack of lamb.

225 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

9. Manuela

907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The Arts District’s Manuela is extra pup-friendly with 5,000 square feet that extends into the Hauser & Wirth gallery’s courtyard/garden. Staff are always quick to bring water, and it’s a gorgeous spot to take in a meal with a dog or two.

907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

10. Hermanito

2024 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Duck and a cocktail at Hermanito in Sawtelle, Los Angeles
Hermanito
Mona Holmes

Sawtelle’s best dog-friendly spot is Hermanito. The owner converted the side driveway and rear parking lot into new dining areas, and it’s something to behold. The tables keep ample space between them, leaving plenty of room to bring dogs while eating the five spice duck with a cocktail.

2024 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

11. Afuri ramen + dumpling LA

688 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Afuri Ramen’s outdoor patio shouldn’t be missed. It’s a cheery spot to taste the citrusy yuzu shio ramen or any one of this Tokyo-based chain’s specialties. Friendly staff will bring water for you and the furry one too.

688 Mateo St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

12. Citizen Public Market

9355 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Citizen Public Market’s outdoor dining area
Citizen Public Market
Wonho Frank Lee

There are several outdoor dining area at the new-ish Citizen Public Market. The Culver City food hall sports 200 seats that are all dog-friendly, including a rooftop area to take food from Louella’s Cali Soul Kitchen, Jolly Oyster, or the WeHo Sausage Company.

9355 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

13. Ashland Hill

2807 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Ashland Hill’s comfy patio welcomes all dogs, and hosts four-legged events called “yappy hour.” The restaurant created a special dog menu, including a beef patty over rice, chicken and rice, and pup-friendly ice cream.

2807 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

14. Playa Provisions

119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Dog-accompanied diners have two outdoor patios to select from at Brooke Williamson’s Playa Provisions, where there are a myriad of food options for patrons who will presumably pass on tasty scraps to their pups.

119 Culver Blvd
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

15. Chuck's Coffee Shop

4120 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803

Chuck’s has the perfect location for those hoping to spend a full dog day at the beach. Not only is Chuck’s walking distance from Rosie’s Dog Beach, it’s also two doors away from a self-service dog wash. Order the hot cakes, but also try Chuck’s weasel, a classic dish from the 52-year-old restaurant with eggs topped with house made chili, potatoes, onions, and cheese.

4120 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90803

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