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Where to Take Your Canine Epicurean in Greater Palm Springs

Written By: Lynne Eodice and Nicole Fera Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Our fur babies are a very important part of our family. You can stay at luxury resorts with your dog and spoil them with high-end food, treats, toys or even some stylish clothing. More and more Greater Palm Springs restaurants are catering to customers by allowing dogs to join them on their outdoor patios, which our pups love. So the next time you decide to grab a bite somewhere in the desert, don’t leave Fido or Fifi at home! Here is our guide to some of the best dog-friendly restaurants in Greater Palm Springs.

 

 

1 | Party Atmosphere Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Pinocchio in the Desert

 

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Pinocchio in the Desert is a popular restaurant that serves up European, Mexican and American cuisine for breakfast and lunch (plus brunch on the weekends). Their outdoor patio in the front is the perfect spot to enjoy an omelet or a sandwich with your fur baby. “We don’t have a pet menu, but people sometimes order a side of eggs or chicken for their dog,” says Desiree Hunen-Gerhardt, who owns Pinocchio in the Desert with her husband, Friedrich.

Pinocchio in the Desert
134 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.322.3776

 

2 | A New York State of Mind Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery

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Sherman’s Deli & Bakery is a diner-style restaurant with East Coast flair and locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. “Well-behaved dogs are always welcome on the restaurant’s patio,” says co-owner Sam Harris. “My father found a dog on the battlefield at the Battle of Bastogne in WWII, and he brought it back to Wisconsin. I grew up with dogs.” You and your furry friend will be greeted with a basket of milk bones at the entrance to the restaurant’s spacious patio.

Sherman’s Deli & Bakery | Palm Desert
73161 Country Club Dr, Ste D2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.568.1350
Sherman’s Deli & Bakery | Palm Springs
401 E Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.325.1199

 

3 | Midcentury Modern Dining Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Lulu California Bistro

 

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Lulu California Bistro is known for its colorful midcentury modern décor. It’s also very dog-friendly, with a number of dog lovers on its staff. You can even walk through the restaurant with your fur baby to get to your outdoor table. “Sometimes there are dogs at nine out of 10 tables at any given time,” says manager Joe Giusto. “We love them!”

Lulu California Bistro
200 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.5858

 

4 | Intimate European Dining Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Pomme Frite

 

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You’ll feel as though you’re in a café in Brussels when you walk into Pomme Frite, whose menu features Belgian dishes like Flemish-style beef stew. The restaurant itself is small and cozy and has a lovely covered patio in front that welcomes dogs. “We’ve allowed dogs on the patio since we opened in 1999,” manager Sue Kim says, adding that the staff will always make sure your pup is cool with a refreshing bowl of water.

Pomme Frite
256 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.778.3727

5 | Fun & Lively Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar & Grill

 

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Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar & Grill is a casual restaurant that serves hamburgers, salads and mac and cheese plates in a fun atmosphere. It also offers a seven-item Bongo Dog Menu, which includes “Cold Wet Nose,” a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and “Rover Easy,” two scrambled eggs. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. “We moved to Palm Canyon Drive from a smaller location in Palm Springs,” says owner Robb Wirt. “Now we have a lot more people coming with their pets.”

Bongo Johnny’s Patio Bar & Grill
301 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.318.3960

 

6 | Great Seafood on a Spacious Patio Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Fisherman’s Market & Grill

 

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You can dine with your pup at either of the two outdoor patios at Fisherman’s Market & Grill in Palm Desert. They also have restaurants in Palm Springs and La Quinta. The Palm Desert location has a full-service dining area, as well as more casual dining where you can order food at a counter. “We offer water bowls for dogs, and some people order a side of fish for them, mostly cod,” says Joe Pena, restaurant manager at the Palm Desert location. They are also a specialty seafood market that allows you to purchase seafood to take home.

Fisherman’s Market & Grill
44250 Town Center Way, Ste C-2
Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.776.6533
78575 Highway 111, Ste 100
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.1601
235 S Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.1766

 

7 | Burgers Are Better Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

The Grill on Main

 

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The Grill on Main wows locals and visitors with its amazing food, specialty cocktails and, of course, dog-friendly, outdoor dining area. The restaurant serves killer burgers your little pal will happily help you devour (or patiently wait for wayward bites to fall).

The Grill on Main
78065 Main St
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.777.7773

 

8 | Doggie Stay Dog Friendly Palm Springs Restaurants

Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Not only are pets welcome at Chi Chi, the hotel’s restaurant, but they’ll also enjoy their own relaxing stay, complete with amazing amenities. The fee is $175 per day, per pet, but includes dog-walking and sitting services during your stay, lounging outside for your pet, feeding and a complimentary take-home dish as a souvenir.

Chi Chi at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs
415 S Belardo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
844.328.2566

9 |  Fun in the Sun 

Copley’s on Palm Canyon

 

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If you’re looking for a place to be treated like family, look no further than Copley’s. While you are here, you and your pooch will feel like you’re having a meal at an old friend’s beautiful home. You’ll want to sit outside on their patio anyway, so you might as well bring your dog along for the ride so you can enjoy the fresh air together.

Copley’s on Palm Canyon
621 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.9555

 

10 | Bacon, Bacon, Bacon 

Cheeky’s

Cheeky’s is constantly changing its menu but always has its bacon flight, which comes with five different pieces (and flavors) of bacon ranging from jalapeno to pesto. It’s the perfect place for you and your dog to dine outside on the patio for an amazing breakfast or lunch. Just make sure you split the bacon evenly between the two of you, or you’ll be heading home with one sour pooch.

Cheeky’s
622 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.7595

 

11 | Doggie Date Night 

Spencer’s Restaurant

 

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Spencer’s Restaurant is one of the nicer places in Palm Springs that allows you to bring your dog on the patio if you don’t want to leave them home on date night. Maybe it’s the fact that the restaurant was named after the owner’s Siberian Husky or simply that they recognize that any experience can be enhanced with a best pal by your side.

Spencer’s Restaurant
701 W Baristo Rd
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.3446

 

12 | You Won’t Need a Doggie Bag 

Jake’s Palm Springs

 

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Not only are dogs allowed at this favorite Palm Springs eatery, but they’re warmly welcomed. The restaurant was named after the owner’s beloved Westie, and your pooch will be treated with biscuits and a water bowl of their very own while you dine.

Jake’s Palm Springs
664 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.4400

 

13 | Dine and Dash 

King’s Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club

 

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Not only are dogs allowed in the hotel’s on-site restaurant, but there is even an on-site dog park where pooches can run around and get some exercise during their stay (just be sure your pal remains on a leash at all other times and when walking around the grounds).

King’s Highway at Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92264
760.325.9900

14 | Palms and Paws 

Café Palmetto at The Riviera Palm Springs

 

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If you’re looking for dog-friendly travel in Palm Springs, this is one of the most welcoming places you can take your pooch. Your furry friend can expect a bed and bowl of their own waiting for them upon arrival and plenty of treats to enjoy over their stay.

Café Palmetto at The Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N Indian Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760.327.8311

 

15 | Puppy Getaway 

Norma’s at Parker Palm Springs

 

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This beautiful resort opens its doors to pets of all sizes, welcoming them to stay in any room, including the suites and patio rooms, and even join you for lunch at Norma’s. A bed, bowl, treats and chew toys will be provided for their hotel stay to ensure they feel right at home.

Norma’s at Parker Palm Springs
4200 E Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA, US 92264
760.770.5000

 

16 | Take the Bone Home 

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa

 

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Sit on Pinzimini’s patio and sip on unique drinks like Aquahealth water and re-invented teas with your furry BFF. The restaurant has a Tuscan-inspired menu featuring salmon, sirloin and Wagyu beef that your pooch would just love for you to share.

Pinzimini at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa
71333 Dinah Shore Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760.770.2150

 

17 | Dinner and a View 

Mélange at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta

 

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While three is normally a crowd, bring your pup along to this popular date-night spot. Enjoy the sunset overlooking the lake as you, your beau and your furry friend dine on dishes made from farm-sourced ingredients that are good for you and shareable with your doggie.

Mélange at The Chateau at Lake La Quinta
78120 Caleo Bay
La Quinta, CA 92253
760.564.7332

 

Native Knowledge: Now that you’ve eaten, there are a lot of activities and places to explore with your furry friend in Greater Palm Springs.

Native Knowledge: Get around the city of Palm Springs on the Buzz, a colorful trolley car that transports people and their pets around town on a 30-stop loop. It’s free!

Native Knowledge: Play fetch at the Palm Springs Dog Park. It’s located at 222 Civic Drive North and is divided into two separate areas for large and small dogs.