By Mel Lee-Smith
Published: 11/18/2020, edited: 10/26/2022
Sick of leaving Scoob at home while you're chowing down in the Golden Gate City? Luckily, SF is undoubtedly one of the best dog-friendly cities in the US. From dive bars to classy candlelit bistros, you'll find plenty of eateries that welcome dogs with open arms in San Francisco. Here are 10 of the best dog-friendly restaurants in San Francisco for you and your fur-baby to enjoy.
The Mission Rock Resort sits overlooking San Francisco Bay and offers some of the best seafood around, making it ideal for a bayside bite with Baxter. With fresh oysters, delicious fish tacos, and an array of cocktails and draft beers, the Mission Rock Resort is the perfect place to hang out after taking your woofer after a walk along the beach. You can bring your pupper onto the rooftop deck, which offers plenty of shade and vistas across the bay for an idyllic dining experience.
The Devil's Teeth Baking Company has two locations in SF where you can take your doggo for a quick bite to eat. Grab a seat outside and enjoy a range of baked goods, including muffins, cakes, and cookies. There's also a diverse lunch menu, giving you plenty of dining options. Your pup won't miss out either, as the Devil's Teeth Baking Company provides homemade dog biscuits Bella is sure to love.
Perched upon one of San Francisco's best dog-friendly beaches, Ocean Beach, Park Chalet is "pawfect" for your pooch. Wear Dino out with a game of frisbee on the beach before heading to Park Chalet for a plate of freshly caught seafood and a refreshing craft beer. Park Chalet has a large lawn with shaded tables where Scoob can take a nap after their seaside adventure.
This trendy French bistro is a firm SF favorite, and on Monday nights, you can bring your barking buddy along for a doggy date. The weekly "Dinner at Zazie Has Gone to the Dogs" event lets you sit with your doggo on Zazie's heated, covered patio. You'll get some added extras too, including $10 off a bottle of wine and unlimited treats for your fur-baby.
Situated a short drive south of San Francisco in neighboring Brisbane, the 7 Mile House Sports Bar & Grill is sure to get your mutt's tail wagging. As well as serving a tasty variety of Filipino and American meals, this SF staple serves up an extensive dog menu, with everything from New York steaks to mini pupcakes. Swing by for a bite to eat during Yappy Hour and get a free peanut butter treat for Tucker to chew.
Bender's Bar & Grill is a laidback bar where Spot is welcome inside and out. Serving up greasy pub grub and a large variety of beers and cocktails, Bender's Bar & Grill is great for pet parents looking to dine with little fuss. You can also buy dog treats from the bar to keep your hound occupied while you tuck into a tasty burger.
A quaint Italian eatery, Rose's Cafe is known for its homemade baked goods and traditional pizzas. Head down for brunch, dinner, or just stop off and grab a delicious freshly baked focaccia. Take a seat outside with Odie on the patio and get some homemade dog treats your woofer is sure to love.
Serving up some of the best bacon in the Bay Area, Kitchen Story is one of San Francisco's top brunch spots. Open for brunch and dinner, Kitchen Story is famous for its classic Cali cuisine with Asian influences. Despite being one of the busiest brunch restaurants around, Kitchen Story has an expansive outdoor seating area for pet parents, so you shouldn't have too much trouble reserving a table.
Pet parents looking for a cozy dog-friendly cafe in the Mission area should check out Universal Cafe. With fresh and organic Italian-inspired dishes, Universal Cafe is ideal for health-conscious pup parents. There's also an ever-changing menu, so you can try something new with each visit. Woofers can bask in the sunshine on the patio while you sample the weekend brunch menu.
Situated in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, Absinthe is a traditional French brasserie with excellent service and delicious delicacies. Staff will wait on you and your woofer hand and paw, whether you're trying a charcuterie board or dining on fancy French favorites. Book a table outside, and Princess will be able to join you for this classy French feast.
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