The Top 10 Pet-Friendly Restaurants in San Francisco

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We all know how hard it is to leave your furry friend at home-- especially when it comes to relaxing and grabbing a bite to eat. Thankfully, San Francisco is one the most pet-friendly cities in the United States. Many restaurants encourage owners to bring their dogs-- or cats-- when they’re dining at their establishments. They understand that our pets are a part of the family, and shouldn’t be left out of the fun. We’ve put together a list of the top 10 pet-friendly restaurants in the City by the Bay-- feel free to bring along your pet to any of them!

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Picture of the ocean
Image courtesy of Hook Fish Co. Sit by the sea and enjoy some delicious seafood with your pet

Hook Fish Co.

Hang out by the sea and grab some lunch with your pup

4542 Irving St.

San Francisco, CA 94122

Mo-Fri 11:30am-9pm

Sat-Sun 9am-9pm

Hook Fish Co. is a fantastic place to bring your pet to-- its seating outside is the place to be seen when the weather is warm. This place offers only sustainably sourced seafood and is committed to keeping the local fish industry a priority. Make sure to try their oysters and seasonal menu items. Your pup will love relaxing with you at this little spot next to the sea.

“This place is doggie friendly, so if you have a dog, take them and have a seat outside.  When we went there were A LOT of pups.  My heart was so full.” -Yelp Review

Pictures of Kitchen Story
Image courtesy of Kitchen Story. Bring your dog and do brunch at one of the best spots in San Francisco.

Kitchen Story

Feel free to bring your dog to brunch at this place!

3499 16th St.

San Francisco, CA 94114


Mon-Sun 8am-2:30pm

Sun-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm

Fri-Sat 5pm-10:30pm

There are many places in San Francisco to do brunch-- but if you’re looking to bring your pet along, make sure you check out Kitchen Story. Located in the Castro district, this spot fills up fast-- so be prepared to wait or come early. They are definitely dog-friendly, and on a busy Saturday or Sunday the patio is packed with people are the furry friends enjoying the delicious Asian-inspired breakfast or brunch.

“My friends and i had brunch in this place last Sunday! It was my first time going and i really enjoyed my time there. The food and service were both great, and we definitely enjoyed the friendly staff!” -Yelp Review

Food at Novy
Image courtesy of Novy. The patio at this spot is usually packed with people and their dogs.

Novy Restaurant

Dine on some delicious Greek food and hang out with your dog as well

4000 24th St.

San Francisco, CA 94114


Mon 10am-9pm

Tues-Thurs 11:30am-9pm

Fri 11:30am-9:30pm

Sat-Sun 10am-9pm

Novy  is another fantastic option if you’re looking to hang out with your pet in the Noe Valley district. Their outdoor seating encourages dog owners to relax and enjoy some bites amongst friends. This spot is a woman-owned business that serves up some delicious Greek-inspired cuisine-- so be sure to indulge in some grape leaves or spanakopita while you’re there!

“I wanted to find a place with a patio so I could bring my dog. This place is very good for bringing your dog if you ask for outdoor seating.” -Yelp Review

Bar tender at Delarosa
Image courtesy of Delarosa. If you’re craving some pizza, make a point to visit this place with your dog!


A great spot to grab some pizza that’s definitely pet-friendly

37 Yerba Buena Lane

San Francisco, CA 94103


Mon-Wed 11am-11pm

Thurs-Sat 11am-12pm

Sun 11am-11pm

Delarosa is one of the best spots for pizza in the city-- and its proximity to the Golden Gate Bridge just seems to make it that much better. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, it’s a great place to meet with friends over a delicious Roman-style pizza and some local craft beers. Don’t worry, you won’t have to leave your pup at home either-- their patio seating is pet-friendly and water bowls are available.

“If you are downtown and you are looking for an easy place to meet for a quick bite or drink this is the spot for you!” -Yelp Review


Nourish Cafe
Image courtesy of Nourish Cafe. This is San Francisco’s place to fuel up on healthy, plant-based ingredients.

Nourish Cafe

You don’t have to leave your dog at home at this healthy cafe

189 6th Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94118


Mon-Fri 7am-3pm

Fri-Sat 8am-3pm

Nourish Cafe is San Francisco’s top option for all things plant-based-- meaning everything on their menu is vegetarian. If you’re looking for a healthy option for breakfast or lunch, then this is the place for you. Using the freshest, cleanest, plant-based ingredients possible, this spot is committed to helping San Francisco eat not only healthier but more sustainably. Pets are welcome to their outdoor seating too!

“Great little shop with diverse menu offerings for vegans.  Their bowls are hearty and filled with flavor.” -Google Review

Picture of plants at the Stable Cafe
Image courtesy of Stable Cafe. Bring your pup to the beautiful, shady patio at this trendy place.

Stable Cafe

Hang out in the shade at Stable Cafe’s patio

2128 Folsom St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm

Sat-Sun 9am-4pm

The side patio at the Stable Cafe is just made for kicking back and enjoying some Latin-inspired cuisine with friends and family. If that family includes pets, all the better! It’s such a relaxing atmosphere, you’ll find yourself wanting to visit often. Whether you’re going for breakfast, lunch, or just need a coffee and pastry-- this is definitely a place you should check out.

“Nice dog-friendly cafe for working and getting brunch on weekends.” -Yelp Review

Picture of Belga
Image courtesy of Belga. A favorite spot amongst the locals for brunch, this place fills up fast.


Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio

2000 Union St.

San Francisco, CA 94123


Mon-Thurs 11:30am-9:30pm

Fri 11:30am-10:30pm

Sat 10am-10:30pm

Sun 10am-9:30pm

Located in Cow Hollow, Belga is a fantastic pet-friendly spot that is available for lunch, brunch, happy hour, and dinner. Don’t leave your dog at home at this place-- they have ample space outdoors for your pup to relax while you enjoy some Belgian cuisine. They also offer quite a selection of cocktails and craft beer, so make sure to check those out as well!

“Located in the heart of Cow Hollow's trendy Union Street. This European style restaurant has great indoor and outdoor atmosphere.” -Yelp Review

The Palm House
Image courtesy of Palm House. Take a moment to unwind at the Palm House-- no need to leave your pet behind either!

Palm House

Relax and enjoy some island fare-- no need to leave your dog at home

2032 Union St.

San Francisco, CA 94123


Tues-Wed 11:30am-10pm

Thurs 11:30am-11pm

Fri 11:30am-2am

Sat 10:30am-2am

Sun 10:30am-10pm

Be transported away to the tropics when you dine at Palm House located in Cow Hollow. This place is designed to reflect the relaxing nature of the islands-- right in the heart of San Francisco. They welcome pets and encourage customers to bring them with as they relax and unwind under the palm trees. Water bowls are available and there might be a dog treat or two from the friendly, dog-loving staff.

“The one thing that made me love this place was how sweet they were to my dog (: A water bowl was instantly brought out to us and they even made him his own special dish!” -Yelp Review

Picture of Zazie'si
Image courtesy of Zazie. A favorite cafe for pet-lovers located in the Cole Valley.


Dogs appreciate all the pets they get at this spot

241 Cole St.

San Francisco, CA 94117


Mon-Fri 8am-2pm, 5pm-9:30pm

Sat 9am-3pm, 5pm-10pm

Sun 9am-3pm, 5pm-9:30pm

If you happen to be in the Cole Valley for lunch or dinner, make sure to drop in at Zazie, which is a lovely little pet-friendly bistro. One of the first places to offer employees benefits and paid leave-- this place has been a favorite of locals for years. You can always see dogs and their owners outside on the stoop, welcoming in customers to this lively place.

“Zazie was the perfect, hearty breakfast meal we desperately needed to fuel us up those San Francisco hills.” -Yelp Review

Picture of Monk's Kettle
Image courtesy of Monk’s Kettle. A great pet-friendly spot in San Francisco’s Mission District.

Monk's Kettle

Sip on some brews and hang out with your pup on their patio

3141 16th St.

San Francisco, CA 94103


Sun-Thurs 12pm-12am

Fri-Sat 12pm-12am

For a tasty brew and a delicious burger, make Monk’s Kettle your next stop for a pet-friendly meal. The welcoming atmosphere at this place makes customers feel at home-- with lots of beers to choose from and some delicious versions of classic American comfort food. Your pet will love to sit outside at the cafe tables as well-- and you’ll love the fact that you didn’t have to leave them at home!

“Big fan of this place! It has a cozy and inviting atmosphere with really cool and rustic decor and furniture.” -Yelp Review

San Francisco has so many great pet-friendly options-- this list is only a fraction of all the restaurants available. The next time you’re in the city, be sure to stop by with your dog-- or cat-- for what’s sure to be a delicious meal.

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