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Top 5 Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Los Angeles

Welcome to the ultimate guide to paw-some dining in Los Angeles, where the sun is always shining, tails are always wagging, and the patios are as welcoming as a belly rub! Here, every meal is a treat, not just for humans but for their loyal furry friends too.


Dog-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants

If you’re looking for a charming spot to enjoy a cup of coffee or a yummy meal with your furry friend, Los Angeles boasts a variety of cozy cafes that welcome canine companions with open arms. From dog-friendly bakeries to Bowser-welcoming brunch spots, there’s something for every pup and their human.

1. Muddy Paw LA

Muddy Paw LA is a haven for canines and their human companions, offering paw-friendly vibes and a welcoming atmosphere. Each location features a cozy private patio, perfect for soaking up the sunny LA vibes with Fido by your side.

Best of all, Muddy Paws is committed to supporting local shelters and animal welfare organizations — it’s a place where every cup of coffee contributes to a greater cause! Their current fundraising effort supports Karma Rescue, with the mission is to end economic euthanasia of pets and prevent shelter-overcrowding by providing free spay neuter services to under-served communities throughout Los Angeles. 

Standout Amenities: Private patios, community support initiatives.

Hours: 7 AM – 7PM (daily)

Locations: View Website

  • Silverlake: 3320 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

  • Eagle Rock: 4610 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles

2. Le Petit Four

Located in West Hollywood, Le Petit Four offers a dog-friendly place to dine on Sunset Boulevard. 

The menu features a blend of French cuisine with a Californian twist, from succulent seafood and fresh pasta to artisanal pizzas and delicious desserts. Whether you’re seeking a casual cafe vibe for a midday meal or an elegant atmosphere for dinner, the pooch-friendly Le Petit Four caters to your every whim.

Standout Amenities: Alfresco dining on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, unique Cali-French menu.

Hours: Brunch served on weekends from noon – 3 PM; open for lunch and dinner from noon – 9:30 PM, weekdays and weekends.

Location: 8654 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles | View Website

3. Broad Street Oyster 

Located in Malibu, Broad Street Oyster is the go-to spot for a splash of fun and a plateful of freshness (we recommend the lobster roll), with a spacious pooch-friendly patio with just right shade for those sunny brunches and laid-back lunches with Bowser!

Dive into a menu that’s a treasure trove of deliciousness — juicy burgers, seafood towers and those iconic lobster rolls — all accompanied by a cold, crisp beverage.

And, now you can indulge in a seafood extravaganza at their newest location on the Huntington Beach Pier! So, roll the top down and hit the road with Rover, to grab a bite at either location.

Standout Amenities: Dog-friendly patio, outdoor seating, spacious shaded areas, water bowls.

Hours: 11 AM – 9PM (daily)

Locations: View Website

Malibu: 3359 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Huntington Beach: 1 Main Street, Huntington Beach

4. Citizen Public Market

Located in the heart of Culver City, Citizen Public Market prides itself on being one of the premier dog-friendly restaurants in the area, with its spacious shaded outdoor seating, where your visit promises to be a comfortable and enjoyable experience for both you and your canine companion.

Plus, the thoughtful placement of water bowls at outdoor tables ensures your furry friend stays hydrated while you dine al fresco together!

Standout Amenities: pet-friendly patio, spacious shaded outdoor seating, water bowls for dogs.

Hours: 7 AM –12 AM (daily)

Location: 9355 Culver Boulevard, Culver City | View Website

5. The Fat Dog

With a name like The Fat Dog, you can bet it’s dog friendly. This restaurant boasts a spacious outdoor patio designed to accommodate both pooches and their people. 

Enjoy a plate of hot wings, with house-made blue cheese, or the famous Fat Dog burger, made with ground sirloin, caramelized onions, manchego cheese and baby arugula — all with Bowser by your side!

Standout Amenities: dog-friendly patio, water bowls, good location for watching games.

Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM (Mon-Tues); 8 AM – 5 PM (Wed-Fri); noon – 11:30 PM (Sat); noon – 10 PM (Sun)

Location: 11050 Magnolia Boulevard, North Hollywood | View Website

Tips On Finding A Dog-Friendly Restaurants Los Angeles

1. Use Pet-Friendly Apps

When embarking on your quest to find the ideal dog-friendly restaurant in Los Angeles, leveraging pet-friendly apps such as Yelp and our own CityDog Directory can be a paw-some starting point.

2. Check Restaurant Websites

Before leashing up your furry companion and heading out for a day of culinary exploration, take a moment to peruse the websites of prospective restaurants. Look for explicit mentions of dog-friendly amenities such as outdoor patios, covered seating areas, or picnic tables where your pup can lounge comfortably while you enjoy your meal.

3. Call Ahead

While many restaurants in Los Angeles proudly proclaim their pet-friendly policies, it’s always wise to call ahead and confirm the details before making your way to a new dining destination. Whether you’re planning a weekday lunch date with your pooch or a romantic dinner under the stars, a quick phone call can help ensure a seamless dining experience for both you and your canine companion.

4. Explore Pet-Friendly Neighborhoods

Areas like Santa Monica, Culver City, and West Hollywood are known for their abundance of dog-friendly establishments. Whether you’re looking for a spacious shaded patio or a restaurant with picnic tables where dogs are welcome, these neighborhoods are ideal spots for dining with your furry friend.

5. Ask Locals for Recommendations:

Sometimes, the best dining recommendations come from those who know the area best—locals and fellow dog owners. Whether you strike up a conversation at the dog park in Echo Park or chat with other patrons at your neighborhood watering hole in Sherman Oaks, don’t hesitate to ask for insider tips on the best dog-friendly spots in town.

Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely brunch in Beverly Hills or a lively happy hour in the bustling Arts District, locals can point you in the direction of establishments where good dogs are always welcome and tails are sure to wag with delight.


In a city where every day feels like a tail-wagging adventure, finding the perfect spot to dine with your furry friend is like discovering a hidden treasure chest of culinary delights. As we wrap up our journey through the top dog-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles, we hope you’re feeling as excited as a pup chasing its favorite toy.

So whether you’re brunching at Le Petit Four, indulging in seafood delights at Broad Street Oyster, or enjoying the friendly atmosphere at Muddy Paw LA, remember that in this city of angels, every meal is a celebration of food, fun, and four-legged friendship!



Meet Clarisse Quindo, Content Manager at CityDog Magazine. Clarisse combines her professional prowess with her passion for all things canine! Her days are filled with the joy of blending engaging stories, the latest trends, and valuable insights for fellow dog enthusiasts. Whether she's exploring new dog parks or interviewing top dog behaviorists, Clarisse's dedication to our four-legged friends is truly paw-inspiring!

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