3245 Casitas Ave.
“Modern Mediterranean” or simply, “Momed” is a restaurant in Atwater Village where you can have a taste of Middle Eastern and North African cuisine. Their diverse menu features dishes such as Baked Halloumi for dinner, Greek meatballs for lunch, and Khachapouri, which is perfect for brunch.
The garden patio of this California Michelin Guide restaurant welcomes dogs, and canines are quite happy to lie on the cool concrete floor as you try the Mediterranean delicacies. The patio is quite spacious as it has 175 seats (not including 40 extra seats at the back patio).
The Fat Dog
11050 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood
Not really a restaurant but more of a gastropub, The Fat Dog is a place that no human or canine will leave hungry. Since they have a bulldog for the mascot, you just know dogs are welcome at the tree-lined outdoor patio.
The menu is quite versatile, ranging from potato skins, across short-rip French dip, all the way to a cheese board with dried fruits and walnut. The dog menu includes a burger or steak frites.
However, the drinks menu is where you see how much they love canines at The Fat Dog: Doggie Daycare, Off the Leash, A Walk in the Park, and Dogbite are just some of the wacky names for cocktails you can add to the food order.
119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey
Situated at the picturesque Playa Del Rey, Playa Provisions is a 4-in-1 restaurant concept started by an L.A.-based duo, TV chef Brooke Williamson and her husband Nick Roberts. Nestled on 7,000 feet are a breakfast & lunch restaurant, a dining room, a whiskey bar, and an ice-cream parlor.
Leashed dogs are welcome on the café patio but they shouldn’t be left unattended. The pet entrance is through the door near the bike racks (animals are not allowed inside the restaurant). Once seated, you can try dishes such as House Tuna Conserva or Corned Beef Sandwich.
8801 Washington Blvd., Culver City
Chicago-based Etta’s location in West Hollywood shares the same philosophy as other restaurants: “Centered around a wood-fired hearth, we create sophisticated yet familiar dishes using expert cooking techniques.”
Your dog will feel the warmth from the hearth at the patio where canines are more than welcome. Fido can safely enjoy this smart and airy restaurant, as mobile vets in Los Angeles are on duty until late in the evening on workdays.
When it comes to Etta’s menu, they are definitely the most famous for their wood-fired pizzas. The ingredients are sourced from local farms.
3179 Los Feliz Blvd.
More of a bar than a restaurant, your four-legged friend won’t tell the difference, as it will get the royal treatment. Namely, this Scottish pub and eatery in Atwater Village was recently honored as the number one dog-friendly restaurant in the USA by Yelp!
They offer canine patrons a $6 menu featuring dishes such as “Where’s the Beef” (chopped hamburger beef with rice), “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo” (chicken with rice), and “Frankenweinie” (chopped hot dogs with rice). This is dog food even cats would eat!
The dog menu is served on a silver platter, which presents a great photo op for the owner. The patio has artificial turf, so your pooch will feel at home. They have two more locations, one in Burbank and one at Huntington Beach.
1620 North Cahuenga Blvd.
Simple, yet stylish is the best way to describe this “California comfort food” restaurant. Their outdoor patio is dog-friendly and provides the perfect refuge from the hustle & bustle of Hollywood Boulevard.
Expect your pup to get a bowl of water, which the friendly staff will refill from time to time. The Running Goose’s menu has all sorts of dishes influenced by the tastes of Central America: crispy calamari as a starter, filet steak as the main dish, and Horchata Creme Brule as dessert.
The owners take pride in using seasonal ingredients; all of their ice-creams, pickles, chutneys, bacon, jams, pastries, and bread are prepared daily!
23504 Calabasas Rd., Calabasas
A “local scratch restaurant,” Pedalers Fork is a well-known spot among Californian cyclists but it is popular among dog lovers as well. Canines resting next to their owners at outdoor patio tables are a common sight at this concept bar/coffee/cycle shop.
The items on this American restaurant’s menu are seasonal and include dishes such as Dinosaur Beer Rib, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, and Stuffed Quinoa Cakes. When it comes to refreshments, apart from cocktails and wines, they offer beer.
After a long and fun day at any of the dog-friendly beaches in Los Angeles, it’s time to go out and grab a bite. We’ve listed only the top 7 eateries in the City of Angels but if Fido likes what it sees and tastes, then, why not, you can go back for breakfast the following morning.
No, pet dogs are not allowed inside restaurants in L.A. The rule doesn’t apply to service animals and the outdoor patio area.
There are dozens of dog parks, one off-leash dog beach, hiking trails open to dogs, and outdoor malls (respective stores have different policies) that welcome canines. Finally, most restaurants allow dogs at outdoor tables.
Yes, Los Angeles is one of the dog-friendliest cities in the country. This part of California gets 300 days of sunshine a year, there are plenty of dog trails and parks, as well as a high ownership percentage (some 5.3 million people own a dog).
Yes, dogs are welcome at the three outdoor patio tables.