Foodies worldwide flock to San Francisco, one of the global leaders for culinary scenes—and pets are all in on the action! The Golden Gate City has it all—from upscale Michelin-starred establishments with multi-course dinners to trendy food trucks serving street food, diners serving traditional American meals to eclectic restaurants serving fusion dishes blended with flavors worldwide.
It’s time to blow away the infamous Golden Gate clouds and reveal the best dog friendly restaurants in San Francisco.
Chinatown feels like a walk through the Far East—Chinese lanterns draped between narrow streets and tables outside hawking imported goods. However, Le Petit Paris 75 stands out from the numerous Asian shops with its French-inspired flavors.
The French flag has been waving proudly outside Le Petit Paris 75 since opening in 2019. The red facade sits as the backdrop to the patio-side dining area. Watch cars driving down Broadway with your pet and wait patiently as the kitchen prepares genuine dishes inspired by the City of Lights. Bring your pet down on Thursday to enjoy live music that can be heard (and enjoyed) even on the outside patio.
‘Le Petit’ will be a little slice of Paris. Its menu includes popular dishes like the Croque monsieur, a fresh-style sandwich, and the pomme frites au forage, proving that the French still begin king when it comes to making French Fries. Irresistible dessert dishes like the warm chocolate fondant cake are a must-try before finishing your meal.
Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Vegan Options, Live Music, Happy Hour Specials, Wheelchair Accessible, Waiter Service
Address: 515 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
What’s there not to like about SF’s Inner Mission District? Friendly bikers wind past the dog walkers lining the sidewalks, and it’s home to pet-friendly restaurants like The Salad Place. Healthy eating
It’s never too early to start eating healthy, and The Salad Place gets your day started the right way by opening at 8 AM. Wipe those sleepy puppy eyes because it’s a meal you don’t want to sleep on. The outside patio lets you enjoy the morning light while enjoying light eats.
The deli-style counter lets you watch in amazement while your food is made to order. The chef gracefully lays stacks of meat on popular sandwiches like the house club panini and the spicy chicken panini. Fresh lettuce and ingredients get tossed together to craft signature salads ranging from caesar, Cobb, or pasta salads.
The Salad Place lets you dine comfortably with your pet in the casual dining room accommodating for pets.
Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Vegan Options, Wheelchair Accessible
Address: 5392 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94112
Dining at BrewVino brings life back to those who’ve witnessed the breathtaking views at Mission Dolores Park. The off-leash dog area makes the park a go-to destination for pet parents, and this pet-friendly restaurant is the perfect answer to ‘what’s next.’ So, follow up your day at the park with a cold brew and hot food.
The outdoor patio at BrewVino frequently hosts events, and it’s always a special occasion to dine with your pet! The wooden deck staircase feels like a grand entrance for your pet descending onto the backyard patio. The canvas overhanging provides shade to keep cool, and the fire gas lamps heat things up to make it just right for your pet.
BrewVino is a brewpub with a tasty drink and food menu. Down a draft of a local craft beer on tap before putting your paws on a slice of pizza. The restaurant makes its specialty dish with toppings like Al pastor, artichoke, and also gluten-free pizza available.
Amenities and More: Women-Owned, Heated Outdoor Seating, Waiter Service, Accepts Android Pay, Accepts Apple Pay, Many Vegetarian Options, Wheelchair Accessible
Address: 2706 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94105
KAYMA is located in the La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, only a block from the Asian Art Museum and a short walk to the beaux arts venues dotting the Theater District. The women running the food hall curated a space for pet owners who enjoy experimenting with unique cuisines. Immerse your taste buds in the flavors of North Africa. Flavor-rich seasonings and herbs create authentic dishes creating fans out of anyone who tastes them.
You can chase the KAYMA food truck around town or simply stop by the Mission District storefront when your stomach commands you to ‘sit.’ It’s owned by native Algerian brothers who opened their food hall station in 2021 after growing a fan base with the food truck since 2018.
The colorful patio right outside the marketplace barks your name once you get your food. Menu favorites include local dishes like baklawa, le kus kus chicken bowl, and la chicken salade. It also serves Mediterranean dishes that have influenced North African cuisine.
Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Pescatarian Options, Wheelchair Accessible
Address: 101 Hyde St K21, San Francisco, CA 94102
Sumac brings the Turkish street dining experience to the hilly streets of San Francisco. The hole-in-the-wall restaurant is easy to pass on your dog walk, but it’s easy for your dog to sniff out. It combines the best ingredients with street recipes from the Mediterranean that are both good and good for you.
Sitting atop Russian Hill, Sumac has one of the best city views while you eat with your pet. Peer down the downhill Union Street stretching towards the faint Golden Gate Bridge stretching across the horizon. The street-side order window means you never have to miss a moment of the view.
Rice and salad bowls make it convenient to eat. You spill a grain out of its famous rice bowls with flavors like chicken rice, lamb meatball, and lentil ball rice. Healthy wraps and salads are also on the menu. It offers vegan and vegetarian dishes. And scooping the creamy hummus with your warm pita is a food sensation you’ll crave.
Amenities and More: Vegan Options, Wheelchair Accessible, Fee Wi-Fi, Accepts Credit Cards
Address: 1096 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Just a few paw steps from the dog-friendly Ocean Beach is the Beach’n restaurant that allows sandy paws n’ all! With all the off-leash fun splashing around in the Pacific Ocean, it’s the perfect restaurant for fueling up on delicious grub to keep up with your pet.
Beach’n is designed like a beach shack with frothy wave graffiti and ocean-blue walls. This corner breakfast and brunch spot rolls into the SF dining scene like a wave of tasty flavors swimming inside your mouth. Tables line both the Judah St. side and 48th Ave side to determine if you prefer Main Street or side street views, respectively.
Everything is made in-house at Beach’n. Start the day with a hearty and tasty breakfast. Try trendy brunch eats like mushroom and onion-covered hot cakes and hash cakes smothered in CheeZen. It also has vegan-friendly dishes like Vegan breakfast burritos and tofu scrambled eggs.
Don’t forget to wait 20 minutes after you eat before dashing across the sand into the water.
Amenities and More: Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Address: 4300 Judah St., San Francisco, CA 94122
Take your ‘good boy’ to Good Gai’s, where nice dogs never finish last. The small restaurant is a hidden gem in the Bayview District tucked inside Hawker Alley. If you don’t spot the attention-grabbing food truck designed in the style of Shepard Fairey, then the small of food will surely make your dog’s nose perk up.
Squeeze your way into Hawker Alley to find the Good Gai’s hole-in-the-wall shop. The past couple of years has pushed Good Gai’s technology for more efficient order and serve flow. It gives contactless ordering at an outdoor station and outside the window for order and pick up, as well as an outdoor patio for pets to dine with you. It has a covered deck featuring picnic tables to sit and eat with the first group to compliment your pet.
“What did you order?” is the perfect conversation starter. The Thai chicken shop meals let you enjoy poultry in unique ways: crispy Gai breast on a plate of rice, crunchy crispy chicken skins, and a bowl of Gai lo mein noodles. Show off your chopstick skills to your pet while scooping a mouthful, but your pet will be waiting on standby for you to drop something to sample.
Amenities and More: Accepts Apple Pay, Wheelchair Accessible, Many Vegetarian Options
Address: 2723 Oakdale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
Precita Park attracts many pet owners bringing their furry friends to run on two acres of grassy fields. That’s plenty of space to tire anyone out. Luckily, Komaaj is nearby, catering to visitors who come with pets. It lets you experience the gastronomic traditions across Northern Iran.
Komaaj participates in many pop-up events to get share more of its culinary heritage with the world. Its latest venture hosts it inside The Laundry art galley. It features a specially-built outdoor patio area that allows pets. It’s set on the sidewalk, so you will see other pets eating in and walking by all day.
The chefs at Komaaj have exhibited their culinary arts since 2015. The recipes at Komaaj call for only the freshest ingredients. Sourcing produce, herbs, and seasonings locally in the Bay Area meet quality control and is always the starting point of every meal.
Ask about the weekend specials on your next visit, or stop by with your pet on Wednesday to take advantage of happy hour specials.
Amenities and More: Takes Reservations, Waiter Service, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Apple Pay
Address: 3359 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Marina District is a touristy area filled with pets and their humans checking out landmarks like the Palace of Fine Arts and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. This former side of the San Francisco World Fair now holds many pet-friendly hotels and restaurants like Napizza. You’ll need the entire pie because one slice will only make you crave the Neapolitan-style pizza even more.
Napizza gives a fine dining experience on its outdoor patio to make you feel like Italian royalty. The covered outdoor space has elegant furnishing featuring marble-designed tables and gold chairs.
Show your sophistication by placing your napkin on your lap and inquiring about the best Italian wine to serve with your pizza. Traditional and specialty pizzas emerge from the wood-fired oven. It cooks each pie to perfection, with flavors extending from the pointy end of the slice all the way until the last bite of the crust.
Make reservations for you and your pet when dining on the busy weekend days when it’s open till midnight.
Amenities and More: Accepts Apple Pay, Accepts Android Pay, Offers Military Discount, Wheelchair Accessible, Waiter Service
Address: 3258 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123
Seeing the El Fuego food truck parked at your local park while walking your dog makes your tail wag. This taco food truck is always on the move, so it’s a welcome treat when you finally catch it. It announces its updated location and hours via social media so you can plan your dog walk in the right neighborhood.
El Fuego brings the fire to local Mexican food. The family-owned truck uses its independence to make its own signature taco flavors, like grilled salmon fish tacos served alongside traditional favorites like the crispy birria tacos. Customize the flavor by decorating your tacos with onions, cilantro, and a hint of lime juice. Food presentation is the first impression, and each taco is a colorful blend of flavor and ingredients. Plates come with three tacos, and the taste test confirms your love for the tacos.
The strategic serving locations make it easy to find seating. El Fuego targets locations with outdoor seating allowing pets.
Amenities and More: Latinx-Owned, Wheelchair Accessible, Happy Hour Specials, Vegan Options
Address: 1525 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110