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Pup-Friendly Eateries around La Jolla

The one thing that holds true for all dog owners is that their four-legged pets are part of the family. So when it comes to going out to eat if you’re a pet owner, you probably feel guilty from time to time about leaving your furry family member behind. With near-perfect weather throughout the year and plenty of wide-open spaces, San Diego is a pet paradise. From the fun off-leash parks and dog parks to gorgeous dog-friendly beaches, you really don’t have to ever leave your pup alone at home. That even goes for when you want to go out to a restaurant or café.

Most communities in San Diego including La Jolla definitely take their dog-friendliness to a new level with establishments that welcome leashed dogs on their patios, liberal treat policies and in some instances menus that specifically cater to dogs. Here’s a roundup of a few favorite spots in La Jolla that you can enjoy on your next outing with your canine in tow. 
 

1. Public House La Jolla

Public House La Jolla is a cozy little pub with an array of beers on taps and in bottles well as a great food menu. Now take that and the pleasant outdoor seating they offer up for you and your pups, and you’ve got yourself a fun summer day or evening enjoying an adult beverage and some tasty food with man’s best friend. 

830 Kline St., La Jolla, California, 858.551.9210, The-PublicHouse.com 

2. Pannikin La Jolla

This eclectic and inviting café is a notable piece of the downtown La Jolla community. With its laid-back and unpretentious atmosphere, you and your pooch can enjoy yourselves out on the patio and bask in the sunshine. Enjoy some micro-roasted coffee or loose-leaf tea and feast on delicious breakfast/lunch fare while doing some people-watching or getting lost in your favorite book. 

 7467 Girard Ave., La Jolla, California, 858.454.5453, PannikinLaJolla.com

3. Barbarella Restaurant & Bar

Located just a few minutes from the picturesque La Jolla Shores Beach, Barbarella is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner after an evening stroll at sunset. Your furry friend can enjoy items like a Puppy Delight prime beef or the Rover Easy scrambled eggs from the doggie menu while you enjoy a delicious entree for humans like seared salmon or classic Bolognese.

2171 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla California, 858.454.7373, BarbarellaRestaurant.com 

4. The Shack Bar and Grill

The Shack Bar & Grill has been serving up warm smiles and great food and drinks to surfers, tourists and locals alike since 1996. The patio is a great place to kick back and relax with your pooch while they feast on items from the canine menu and you enjoy $3 tacos and margaritas on Taco Tuesday. 

6941 La Jolla Blvd., La Jolla, California, 858.454.5280, TheShackBarAndGrill.co