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Patio seating at Hermanito on Sawtelle.
The pup-friendly patio at Hermanito on Sawtelle.
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17 Delightfully Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Los Angeles

Where to dine with four-legged best friends

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The pup-friendly patio at Hermanito on Sawtelle.
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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 ample open spaces. And with plenty of patios throughout the city, dog owners can even bring their furry companions along for a meal or a beer. From dog-friendly hotspots that offer a doggie bandana to places within walking distance of dog-friendly beaches, here are 17 places to happily bring pups and humans alike around Southern California.

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Pedalers Fork

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Even though Pedalers Fork has deep roots in Los Angeles’s bike culture, it’s also an ideal spot to bring pups. The Calabasas space can provide options if there for a quick coffee stop, or with a full sit-down meal including brisket, maple chili chicken wings, and a hot chicken sandwich.

Gasolina Cafe

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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 is a comfortable and enjoyable spot for both owners and their pups.

Tallula's

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Tallula’s in Santa Monica was always one of Los Angeles’s more dog-friendly spaces (maybe even friendlier than most, with employees consistently coming over to give dog-friends ample treats and love). But with the addition of its new-ish Sunday dog brunch, now a full-time dog menu offered seven days a week, it’s reached a new tier. Dogs can feast on watermelon bites, chicken tacos, and the “wolf’s feast,” a bowl of raw grass-fed hanger steak with steamed vegetables.

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

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The Viceroy in Santa Monica is as pet-friendly as it comes, and recently launched an actual pet menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. That includes a puppy scramble with eggs, spinach, and shredded chicken, or the Snoop Doggy Dog with CBD oil, almond milk, peanut butter, and banana.

String lights and evening sunset at an outdoor restaurant bar with cabanas.
Sugar Palm at the Viceroy.
Viceroy Santa Monica

Birdie G's

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That covered patio at Birdie G’s is sizable, and the perfect spot for dogs to cool down while waiting for the humans to enjoy chef Jeremy Fox’s matzo ball soup or the corned beef short ribs.

Hermanito

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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 (including doggy doors for the “perros”), 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.

The Terrace at the Maybourne

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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 has a 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.

Etta Culver City

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As soon as any diner with a four-legged friend sits down at Etta, staff will bring over a bowl of water and a doggie bandana emblazoned with the restaurant’s name. Attached to the Shay Hotel — which is equally pet-friendly — Etta’s an ideal spot to make sure all visitors are comfortable while trying the dry-aged branzino or one of the housemade pasta.

One side of a patio at a restaurant with cafe woven chairs and wooden tables.
Etta’s patio seating.
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The Fat Dog

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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
Al fresco tables at the Fat Dog.
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Highly Likely Café

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This all-day cafe in West Adams is the platonic ideal for unrushed, unequivocally easy weekday and weekend breakfasts. Dogs will appreciate the love and attention from staff members, who are highly likely to pet them or pass on treats as they walk by to drop off squishy-roll bodega breakfast sandwiches and flaky chocolate croissants.

A bright room with wood tables, plants, and chairs at Highly Likely Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
Inside Highly Likely.
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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.

Momed restaurant Atwater Village
Momed’s airy vibes.
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Lady Byrd Cafe

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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
The patio at Lady Byrd Cafe.
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Bike Shed Moto Co.

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Bike Shed Moto Co. is a fantastic indoor-outdoor space (though mostly indoor) that opens up with huge doors on the street side, giving it an airy feel during good weather. This open-air situation makes it fully dog-friendly, especially in the expansive lounge seating areas, where pups on leashes are welcome to hang out all day long while owners talk about motorcycles and take down juicy burgers.

A warehouse space converted to a motorcycle bar, with wooden tables.
Bike Shed Moto Co.’s interior.
Bike Shed Moto Co.

Manuela

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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 (and a couple of really good cocktails) with a dog or two.

Walt’s Bar

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Head to Eagle Rock’s neighborhood arcade bar that’s got ample outdoor seating, whether on a stool or under one of the umbrellas with a local beer, wine, tuna melt, or a German pretzel. Dog-friends will enjoy the bright, airy patio as much as their owners.

A colorful outdoor bar with picnic tables.
The easily recognizable Walt’s Bar.
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HomeState

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While most of HomeState’s patios are welcoming to dogs, the Pasadena and Highland Park locations are the most ideal. The Highland Park space is wide and covered, while bright umbrellas are packed together in Pasadena to ensure the sun doesn’t get through, making it comfortable for dogs to lay down on concrete while diners to snack on brisket quesadillas.

Chuck's Coffee Shop

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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 that features eggs topped with house-made chili, potatoes, onions, and cheese.

Pedalers Fork

Even though Pedalers Fork has deep roots in Los Angeles’s bike culture, it’s also an ideal spot to bring pups. The Calabasas space can provide options if there for a quick coffee stop, or with a full sit-down meal including brisket, maple chili chicken wings, and a hot chicken sandwich.

Gasolina Cafe

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 is a comfortable and enjoyable spot for both owners and their pups.

Tallula's

Tallula’s in Santa Monica was always one of Los Angeles’s more dog-friendly spaces (maybe even friendlier than most, with employees consistently coming over to give dog-friends ample treats and love). But with the addition of its new-ish Sunday dog brunch, now a full-time dog menu offered seven days a week, it’s reached a new tier. Dogs can feast on watermelon bites, chicken tacos, and the “wolf’s feast,” a bowl of raw grass-fed hanger steak with steamed vegetables.

Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue

The Viceroy in Santa Monica is as pet-friendly as it comes, and recently launched an actual pet menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. That includes a puppy scramble with eggs, spinach, and shredded chicken, or the Snoop Doggy Dog with CBD oil, almond milk, peanut butter, and banana.

String lights and evening sunset at an outdoor restaurant bar with cabanas.
Sugar Palm at the Viceroy.
Viceroy Santa Monica

Birdie G's

That covered patio at Birdie G’s is sizable, and the perfect spot for dogs to cool down while waiting for the humans to enjoy chef Jeremy Fox’s matzo ball soup or the corned beef short ribs.

Hermanito

Sawtelle’s best dog-friendly spot is Hermanito: The owner converted the side driveway and rear parking lot into new dining areas (including doggy doors for the “perros”), 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.

The Terrace at the Maybourne

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 has a 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.

Etta Culver City

As soon as any diner with a four-legged friend sits down at Etta, staff will bring over a bowl of water and a doggie bandana emblazoned with the restaurant’s name. Attached to the Shay Hotel — which is equally pet-friendly — Etta’s an ideal spot to make sure all visitors are comfortable while trying the dry-aged branzino or one of the housemade pasta.

One side of a patio at a restaurant with cafe woven chairs and wooden tables.
Etta’s patio seating.
Wonho Frank Lee

The Fat Dog

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
Al fresco tables at the Fat Dog.
Bradley Tuck

Highly Likely Café

This all-day cafe in West Adams is the platonic ideal for unrushed, unequivocally easy weekday and weekend breakfasts. Dogs will appreciate the love and attention from staff members, who are highly likely to pet them or pass on treats as they walk by to drop off squishy-roll bodega breakfast sandwiches and flaky chocolate croissants.

A bright room with wood tables, plants, and chairs at Highly Likely Cafe in Los Angeles, California.
Inside Highly Likely.
Jeff Mindell

Momed

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.

Momed restaurant Atwater Village
Momed’s airy vibes.
Momed Facebook

Lady Byrd Cafe

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
The patio at Lady Byrd Cafe.
Mona Holmes

Bike Shed Moto Co.

Bike Shed Moto Co. is a fantastic indoor-outdoor space (though mostly indoor) that opens up with huge doors on the street side, giving it an airy feel during good weather. This open-air situation makes it fully dog-friendly, especially in the expansive lounge seating areas, where pups on leashes are welcome to hang out all day long while owners talk about motorcycles and take down juicy burgers.

A warehouse space converted to a motorcycle bar, with wooden tables.
Bike Shed Moto Co.’s interior.
Bike Shed Moto Co.

Manuela

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 (and a couple of really good cocktails) with a dog or two.

Walt’s Bar

Head to Eagle Rock’s neighborhood arcade bar that’s got ample outdoor seating, whether on a stool or under one of the umbrellas with a local beer, wine, tuna melt, or a German pretzel. Dog-friends will enjoy the bright, airy patio as much as their owners.

A colorful outdoor bar with picnic tables.
The easily recognizable Walt’s Bar.
Farley Elliott

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HomeState

While most of HomeState’s patios are welcoming to dogs, the Pasadena and Highland Park locations are the most ideal. The Highland Park space is wide and covered, while bright umbrellas are packed together in Pasadena to ensure the sun doesn’t get through, making it comfortable for dogs to lay down on concrete while diners to snack on brisket quesadillas.

Chuck's Coffee Shop

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 that features eggs topped with house-made chili, potatoes, onions, and cheese.

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