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!
Whenever you’re out and about with your pet, make sure to keep a bottle of Fauna Care’s Silver Spray on hand-- just in case any accidents might occur. You never want to leave your pet unprepared!
Hook Fish Co.
Hang out by the sea and grab some lunch with your pup
4542 Irving St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
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
Feel free to bring your dog to brunch at this place!
3499 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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
Dine on some delicious Greek food and hang out with your dog as well
4000 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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
A great spot to grab some pizza that’s definitely pet-friendly
37 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
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
You don’t have to leave your dog at home at this healthy cafe
189 6th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
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
Hang out in the shade at Stable Cafe’s patio
2128 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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
Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio
2000 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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
Relax and enjoy some island fare-- no need to leave your dog at home
2032 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
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
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
Sip on some brews and hang out with your pup on their patio
3141 16th St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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.