Dog-Friendly Dining in the South Bay


The relationship between pets and their parents is stronger than ever. As you may have noticed, it’s now much more common for pet owners to bring their fur-buddies along to share in their everyday experiences outside of the home. Although pets are not allowed inside restaurants due to health code laws, many restaurants have pet friendly outdoor seating and welcome four-legged guests to dine alongside their human companions.

Here in the South Bay there are plenty of places you can dine with your dog. Check out these hot (dog) spots and be sure to practice proper pooch etiquette while respecting other patrons when bringing your dog out & about.

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Manhattan Beach

Le Pain Quotidien

This European organic bakery and cafe has a spacious terrace dining area that welcomes dogs. Enjoy fresh baked breads, muffins, croissants, pastries, as well as tasty soups, salads, vegetable quiche, charcuterie, and organic beer and wine. Open daily from 7am to 6pm.
451 Manhattan Beach Blvd , Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-6411

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables of this oceanside breakfast & lunch eatery. Enjoy your bottomless coffee with your pooch companion while enjoying the ocean views.
1305 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5177

Hennessey’s Tavern

Enjoy your fish & chips at his Irish/English style pub in the sidewalk seating area that welcomes dogs.
313 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4813

Local Yolk

The Local Yolk serves up yummy diner food with dog-friendly seating outside.
3414 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4407

Four Daughters Kitchen

Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner with several tables outside for dining with your pooch. Try the delectable El Porto Scramble or chocolate chip pancakes!
3505 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-2444

Ocean View Café

Enjoy the ocean views with your canine buddy on the outdoor patio area while enjoying omelets, homemade soups and salads, sandwiches, and more.
229 13th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-6770

North End Caffe

This tiny hole-in-the-wall has great breakfast, lunch & dinner with several tables outside so you can dine with your pet friend. Its been featured on the food show “Diners, Drive-In’s, & Dives” because the food is just that great.
3421 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-4782


This New York style gastropub has four patio tables for doggie diners. They’ll even provide a water bowl for your thirsty pooch. Try their Manhattan meatballs, seared ahi tostadas or braised short rib tacos. They also have 20 craft draft beers on tap. Open daily for dinner and weekend brunch. Please note, the Hermosa location does not have a dog-friendly patio.
1209 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5810

Pitfire Artisan Pizza

This bistro serves yummy classic pizzas, like Margherita or pepperoni, and also seasonal specials like cherry heirloom tomato or squash blossom, all baked in wood burning ovens. The patio has twenty tables for guests with dogs, including water bowls, and you can treat your pet to one of their specially made dog treats. Beer and wine are available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
401 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(310) 359-9555

Hermosa Beach

Gum Tree

The food at Gum Tree offers creative dishes with an Australian flare and dog-friendly seating in a location near the beach. Breakfast and lunch favorites include avocado toast, vegemite and cheddar, kale Caesar salad, Indian chicken curry sandwiches, creamy arugula pesto linguini, and meat pies. Open seven days a week from 7:30am to 4pm.
238 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-8744

Hermosa Beach Fish Shop

Seventeen outdoor tables on the large patio welcome dogs, with water bowls and treats for their furry guests. Human guests should try their traditional fish and chips, shrimp cocktail, TKO mahi-mahi taco with mango salsa, and classic New England clam chowder. Beer and wine is available. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
719 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 372-3480

Standing Room

Rain or shine, your pup can comfortably sit under the completely covered patio while being steps away from the beach.
1320 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-1272

Java Man

This casual coffeehouse has cool art on the walls and a jar of dog biscuits to greet your pup.
157 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 379-7209

Boardwalk Fresh Burgers and Fries

This beach-themed counter-serve burger joint welcomes your four-legged friend to join you on the patio.
1031 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 318-0533

Bottle Inn

Serving up classic Italian dishes since 1974, the ten table patio offers water bowls for your Lady and her Tramp. Enjoy their menu of pastas, paninis, salads and pizzas, as well as their robust wine list. Open weekdays for lunch and dinner seven nights.
26 22nd St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
(310) 376-9595

Redondo Beach

Hostaria Piave

This elegant restaurant serves Northern Italian cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and pastas made from scratch. The pretty dog-friendly patio has ten tables. Beer and wine are available. Open daily.
231 S Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 374-1000

Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange

The seasonal American plates at Bouzy Gastropub at Chez Melange can be enjoyed at the outdoor tables with your pup.
1611 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-1222

Captain Kidd’s

Whether you’re just popping into the seafood market or leisurely brunching on the weekend, Captain Kidd’s is the perfect people watching location with your pup.
209 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 372-7703

California Pizza Kitchen

Order some California style pizza and grab a table on the outdoor patio to eat with your pup.
1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
(310) 370-9931

Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant

Located right in King Harbor, amidst the sailboats and palm trees, Bluewater Redondo offers splendid sea views in addition to their extensive lunch, dinner, happy hour, and Sunday brunch menus. They feature sustainably caught seafood prepared classically or with a modern twist. Their outdoor patio area is dog-friendly.
665 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 318-3474

Creme De La Crepe

Classic French cafe serving sandwiches, burgers, and of course crepes. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.
1708 1/2 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-8811

Rock & Brews

Rock & Brews serves American comfort food alongside a broad selection of craft and international beers in a rock-inspired environment. They welcome dogs on their outdoor patio.
6300 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 378-4970

Turquoise Restaurant

Turquoise provides gourmet Middle Eastern food for you and water and organic biscuits for your pup.
1735 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 373-3234

San Pedro

Brouwerij West

This Belgium-style craft brewery in San Pedro does not serve their own food yet (future plans for a restaurant are in the works), but they do have various food trucks on site to enjoy with your pint. Brouwerij West welcomes well-behaved leashed dogs. They often host fun events with live music and entertainment. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
110 E 22nd St, San Pedro CA 90731
(310) 833-9330

Lighthouse Café

Lighthouse serves delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner offering. The front outdoor tables are dog friendly. Open daily 7am to 9pm.
508 W 39th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-3354

The Corner Store

A hidden gem that serves a variety of breakfast and lunch options, including ham and cheese croissants, roast beef sandwiches, and chili cheeseburgers, plus an incredible selection of vintage and specialty sodas. The sidewalk seating area welcomes dogs.
1118 W 37th St, San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 832-2424


Lazy Dog Café

A dog-themed eatery with cozy surroundings, dog-friendly seating, and an eclectic menu of hearty American eats. Menu favorites include campfire pot roast, BBQ baby back ribs, three-cheese pizza, fish tacos, chicken parmesan, sweet and spicy shrimp, and fettuccine Alfredo. Opens at 11am during the week, 10am on Saturday, and 9am on Sunday.
3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 921-6080

Pei Wei Asian Diner

This Pan-Asian eatery offers health-conscious noodle and rice dishes in a casual neighborhood setting with dog-friendly outdoor patio seating. Try the kung pao shrimp rolls, Thai chicken lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef, sesame chicken, blazing Bangkok peanut noodles, and chicken pad Thai. Opens daily at 11am.
2777 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 517-9366

Scardino’s Italian Restaurant

Scardino’s serves authentic Italian cuisine derived from recipes brought over from the old country. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.
4803 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 793-8646

Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant

Sushi and sashimi, plus a wide selection of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, are served up at Ra. The outdoor patio welcomes dogs.
3525 W Carson St #161, Torrance, CA, 90505
(310) 370-6700

Cosmic Brewery

Cosmic Brewery offers a lineup of six flagship brews, including the Hell Hound Brown and the Radioactive Chihuahua, using a state of the art digital draft pouring system that allows patrons to control how many ounces they want in each glass. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.
20316 Gramercy Pl, Torrance, CA, 90505
(424) 259-2337

Panera Bread

The eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. It’s a great place for a light lunch or dinner and the outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. Open Sunday through Thursday 6am to 9pm and Friday &  Saturday 6am to 10pm.
2733 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 517-0324


Lomita’s Best

This family owned dog-friendly eatery serves hearty American comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday. Menu includes omelets, hot cakes, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, burritos, pork chops, fish & chips, and T-bone steak.
2087 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA, 90717
(424) 263-4739

Palos Verdes Peninsula

La Rive Gauche

An established French spot with a sizeable wine list. Fido can join you at 4 outdoor tables.
320 Tejon Pl, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(310) 378-0267

Noah’s New York Bagels

With an extensive selection of fresh-baked bagels and dog-friendly outdoor seating, you can choose from tasty bagel flavors such as blueberry, chocolate chip, pretzel, sourdough, and rosemary olive, plus egg sandwiches, deli sandwiches and melts, and sweet treats for dessert. Open 5am to 5pm daily.
895 Silver Spur Rd, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274
(310) 541-7824

Nelson’s Restaurant

Sitting on the cliffside at Terranea Resort, this casual spot features Californian fare alongside spectacular views and dog-friendly seating on the outdoor oceanfront patio. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and then warm yourself and your pooch by the fire pits. Nelson’s has a full bar and is open weekdays 11am to 9pm, Saturday 8am to 10pm, and Sunday 8am to 9pm.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
(310) 265-2836


Asaka offers the cuisine and ambiance of a traditional Japanese sushi restaurant as well as outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Menu favorites include gyoza, BBQ beef ribs, Baja yellowtail, chicken katsu, black pepper tuna, and a tasty array of sushi, sashimi, and rolls. Opens daily at 11:30am.
31208 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, 90275
(310) 377-5999


NOTE: It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going. While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, Best of the South Bay is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

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