3 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, Calif., is home to the famous Santa Monica Pier, along with the Third Street Promenade, which has great shops and restaurants frequented by celebrities. It is also home to the Santa Monica Film Festival, not to mention miles of beaches and bike and walking paths that take you from Santa Monica to Venice Beach and even over into Malibu.
If you and your dog are looking for a bite to eat and a place to sit and people watch in between riding the rides on the pier, cruising along the bike path or shopping with the rich and famous, we’ve got three dog-friendly restaurants for you.
Before you head out, be sure to read our 5 Tips for Dining Out with Your Dog.
First on our list is True Food Kitchen. I’ve been there for brunch, and although I didn’t know at the time it was dog-friendly, I can vouch for the amazing cuisine, which is all-natural and good for you, but still tastes unbelievably good. True Food Kitchen is located in Santa Monica Place — a shopping and dining destination at 2nd and Colorado.
Dogs are welcome at the outside tables as well as the bar tables in front of the restaurant. If you go for breakfast or brunch, be sure to order their Banana, Espresso, Pistachio and Date Muffin – it is to die for. They are open for lunch and dinner.
Next on our list is Jinky’s. Famous for its breakfast and delicious desserts, Jinky’s welcomes pooches at their outdoor tables.
It’s always crowded in the morning, but definitely worth the wait if you want a great breakfast at an even better price. If you’re lucky, you might catch Angelina Jolie with Brad Pitt eating at Jinky’s with their kids. Maybe you can talk them into posing with the pooch.
Last, but certainly not least, is il Forno Caffe & Pizzeria. This Italian restaurant is moderately priced, has a friendly neighborhood feel and something most restaurants do not have – the same chef since 1985.
Open for lunch and dinner, dogs are welcome on the open-air patio, so order some food, a glass of wine and sit back and relax with your pooch.