3 Dog Friendly Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Situated in Southern California between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the mighty Pacific Ocean sits Santa Barbara – the American Riviera.
It’s called this because the climate in Santa Barbara mirrors that of the Mediterranean – warm winters and cool summers – making this beach city a stateside paradise.
Just 90 miles from Los Angeles, it is a favorite escape of locals and a popular tourist destination. Besides the beautiful surroundings and ideal weather, Santa Barbara is also home to some dog friendly restaurants that are sure to make you and your dog happy.
Before you head out, be sure to read our 5 Tips for Dining Out with Your Dog.
This place is so dog friendly, they have a menu just for dogs. No joke. The menu features all of the goodies your dog loves, but probably can’t have at home, which is why we eat out, right? You can choose from chicken strips (not fried), steak bites, biscuits and gravy, frozen marrow bones and more. Sorry, no beer for the pups.
Grab a handcrafted brew made on the premises, a dog menu and one for yourself, a seat on the patio for you and your pooch, and enjoy.
Located in Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, this full-service bar is located right next to the beach, in a quiet area perfect for relaxing or just enjoying the sweeping views of the Pacific.
Hotel guests or visitors can bring their pooches and lounge on the patio. The friendly wait staff will not only make sure your drink stays full, but will also provide your dog with a water bowl, fresh water and treats to keep him happy while you relax.
So grab a cocktail, your book and kick back – it is the American Riviera, after all.
Tupelo Junction Cafe is located on Santa Barbara’s famed State Street. If you shop, and really, who doesn’t, then State Street is where you want to go. When you and your dog are tired from all that window shopping or you want to get a quick bite before you head out, Tupelo Junction Cafe is happy to serve you and your pooch on their dog friendly patio.
Order a mimosa – served in a mason jar as this place is country-chic with an emphasis on Southern charm – and park it on the patio for some excellent people watching. The friendly wait staff will make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water.