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Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in La Jolla
Have you ever gone to a restaurant, leash in hand, only to discover your dog can’t enter? It’s the worst, especially when it was food you were really looking forward to. We want to share La Jolla restaurants that are guaranteed both dog friendly and great restaurants food-wise.
Here are our top La Jolla restaurant picks for dog owners:
Best for By the Beach: Barbarella Restaurant
Barbarella is located on Avenida de la Playa, just a few minutes stroll from the beautiful La Jolla Shores Beach. Take your dog on an evening beach stroll (they’re welcome after 6 year-round and after 4 pm in winter), then hit Barbarella for dinner.
Barbarella even offers a doggie menu featuring items like Hot Diggity Dog, Puppy Delight and Rover Easy, so your dog can enjoy a dinner out, too.
For human types, the Barbarella menu has a variety of dinner entrees such as Funghi Pizza, Fresh Ricotta & Basil Ravioli and Seared Salmon.
Best for Mexican with a Twist: Puesto
La Jolla Mexican food is great all around, but the extra special twist and atmosphere makes La Jolla’s Puesto a top choice…that and the fact dogs are allowed, of course. Puesto is famous for tacos and frozen horchata (the perfect refreshing drink after an afternoon of running around with your dog!)
For any dog-loving vegetarians, this spot has flavor-packed, unique veggie options like the Potato Soy Chorizo, Zucchini & Cactus and Rajas Veg. Mmmm.
Best for Brunch: Cody’s La Jolla
This is one of La Jolla’s top brunch spots. And because Cody’s La Jolla is a dog-friendly restaurant, it’s probably best brunch venue for your weekends. Cody’s offers a wide variety of fantastic mid-morning selections such as decadent French Toast, Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict and Bacon Cheddar Omelette.
Enjoy the brunch with your pup and then walk down to Ellen Browning Scripps Park. This green space just above the Cove is perfect for playing frisbee or catch with dogs.
Best for Hosting Events: Piatti
As with Barbarella, La Jolla’s Piatti is another fantastic Italian restaurant in the La Jolla Shores neighborhood of La Jolla. The menu, organized course by course, let’s you create your own personalized Italian meal experience.
Start with Bruschetta. Then enjoy the Romaine Caesar Salad. Maybe try their Fusilloni.
Due to their great space and accommodations, Piatti is extra perfect when it comes to party and event planning, whether it’s an anniversary or, hey, your dog’s birthday – throw them their own b-day bash here at Piatti!