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9 Dog-Friendly Places to Dine With Your Pup in OC—#1 Is on a Boat!

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

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-eight 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  spots are great to sit and stay—hey, we’ll even shake on it! Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

Vision Electric Boat Rental

Are you someone who feels guilty for leaving your furry friend at home when you go out for some fun? Thanks to Vision Electric Boat Rental, you’ll never have to worry about that again! This dog-friendly boat rental company has partnered with local Newport Beach company, Cali Raw, to ensure your dog has just as much fun on the water as you! Your pup will get healthy Cali Raw dog treats for their cruise on the water. Molly Marscellas of Cali Raw says, “Our dog treats are single ingredient, healthy and delicious. Locally sourced and made with only human-grade ingredients, no fillers, no preservatives and no additives. We are proud to sell treats you can trust!” Pack a picnic basket for the humans on the boat ride, and cheers to a great time in Newport Beach with the entire family!

Location: Newport Beach


Rancho Capistrano Winery

It may be known for its beautiful and expansive wine selection, fun tastings and delicious bites, but Rancho Capistrano Winery is also popular among the puppers! With its 3,000-square-foot patio, this winery is ideal for enjoying a meal with your dog. Want to give them a treat? The restaurant will even serve up some minced steak for them.


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Local Insight: Shake away the Sunday scaries by taking your furry friend to the winery’s all-day happy hour on Mondays!

Location: San Juan Capistrano


Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

Rock & Brews

Want to really spoil your good boys and girls? The dog menu at Rock & Brews is really something to bark about! Complete with items like the Top Dog Hot Dog, the Bow Wow Burger, the Barkin’ Bacon and more, it’s clear that Rock & Brews wants your pup’s tail to be waggin’ the whole time they’re there! The patio is super dog-friendly and complete with misters to keep them cool on hot days.

Locations: Buena Park and Tustin


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Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Is there any place more fitting to take your pup? Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar was created with man’s best friend in mind. While you’re enjoying the restaurant’s seasonal offerings and large portions, your pup can join you on the pooch-friendly patio and munch on plain brown rice, a beef patty with brown rice and veggies or grilled chicken breast.

Locations: Brea, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Orange and Rancho Cucamonga


Laguna Beach Beer Company

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What’s the only thing better than enjoying a refreshing, locally brewed beer on a patio after a long day? Doing it with your dog! Laguna Beach Beer Company is the perfect place to spend a weekend or weeknight, especially with a classic Thousand Steps West Coast IPA in hand. Don’t worry, Fido won’t feel left out when you order him a side of grilled chicken!

Laguna Beach Beer Company
Locations: Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach and Rancho Santa Margarita

Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

The Alley

Pups on the patio? Yes, please! The Alley in Newport Beach has a super-friendly staff that is in full support of serving dogs (and well-behaved humans). While you sink your teeth into the indulgent Alley burger and sip on your favorite libation, your four-legged friend can snack on a beef patty or some grilled chicken. Trust us, it’s going to be totally paw-some.

Location: Newport Beach

Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

The Cliff Restaurant

Bow-wow is right! Between the jaw-dropping views and the outstanding dog menu, we’re sure that The Cliff Restaurant will be your new go-to location for a pup-friendly date night. The Cliff’s Precious Puppy Plates offer ingredients like salmon, chicken, oatmeal and even prime rib. The restaurant also offers an all-organic, all-natural selection of treats like pumpkin paws, liver bites, carrot molasses and more.

Location: Laguna Beach


Filling Station Cafe

One of our favorite things about Old Towne Orange is its walkability, so it’s great for when you plan on getting your steps in with your pup! And if you’re feeling peckish, the timeless Filling Station Cafe is where you need to head for a delicious bite to eat. Your fur baby will love the dog-friendly patio, and the staff is so nice that we think they may be professionally trained in giving the best belly rubs! Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

Location: Orange


Wet Dog Tavern

Only two miles away from Huntington Beach’s Dog Beach, Wet Dog Tavern is basically “Cheers” for pups! Help your pet fuel up after a day in the sun with a high-quality burger patty or your choice of shredded pork, chicken or beef. Wet Dog Tavern loves it when patrons bring their dogs so much, they might even document your visit on social media! 

Local Insight: You can also tag your wet dog pics with @wetdogtavern_hb for your chance to win $50 and see your pup’s pic hung up on the tavern’s wall!

Location: Huntington Beach

Dog-Friendly Orange County Restaurants

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