Dog Friendly Restaurants

Sometimes it feels good to get out of the house with your dog. While a walk is the usual adventure along with a possible stroll on the beach or a visit to the park sometimes going to a restaurant with your well behaved dog is a nice way to relax. Here are the very best places in Pacific Beach, Mission Beach and La Jolla to go to. 

Prepkitchen

La Jolla Village

When it first opened in 2009, Prepkitchen La Jolla was the first in what would become a string of casual style restaurants from the creative minds behind Whisknladle restaurant in La Jolla. Envisioned as a rebuttal to the “Cook’s Paradox” in which talented cooks cannot afford to eat at the wonderful restaurants they cook at, Prepkitchen’s aim was to challenge that. Inspired by cooks for cooks, Prepkitchen La Jolla serves artisanal, farm-to-table cuisine in a relaxed setting reflective of the coastal resort community. Guests will enjoy a casual, intimate dining experience whether seated inside Prepkitchen’s quaint dining room, outside under a covered, candlelit patio or on the open-air patio. Prepkitchen La Jolla serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as brunch on the weekend, which includes happy hour priced mimosas and $2 coffee.

The Taco Stand

La Jolla Village

A family owned taquería inspired by the taco stands of Tijuana and their adventures along the Baja peninsula. With the majority of their time spent in San Diego, they needed an authentic taco stand experience to satisfy their cravings north of the border. With solid family recipes and a fridge stocked with Mexican Coca-Cola, they opened their first location in La Jolla in 2013 with 2 more on the way scheduled to open in late 2015.

Their authentic taco stand experience features handmade corn tortillas, top grade meats and the freshest ingredients, used to make their guacamole and salsas from scratch daily. Besides amazing tacos and burritos, they also have a great selection of Mexican flavored popsicles, refreshments, imported beer and freshly prepared Rosarito-style churros.

Iron Pig Alehouse

Pacific Beach

The Iron Pig Alehouse serves authentic slow cooked, smoked barbecue. Their goal is to have you experience what it is like to dine in a modern BBQ joint, coupled with an extensive craft beer program to quench your thirst! They serve only the highest quality beef, pork and poultry. Everything is smoked using oak and hickory for hours. The result is melt in your mouth, authentic (and slightly addictive) modern BBQ.

Shorehouse Kitchen

La Jolla Shores

At Shorehouse Kitchen, they have created a menu with only the finest ingredients.

Their espresso and coffee is ground fresh daily. Their drip coffee is made from their own blend of African & Central American Coffee Beans roasted by Calabria Coffee Roasters of San Diego. Their espresso is a 5 bean blend from Calabria, creating a rich créma in every shot.
They even “cold brew” a smooth Kyoto Coffee.

Valencia Oranges are juiced daily for the freshest glass of orange juice around. They only serve free range, veggie-fed brown eggs from Eben-Haezer Poultry Ranch. 100% pure Vermont Maple Syrup tops off your pancakes or French Toast.

All their breads are delivered daily from Bread & Cie Bakery of San Diego. & while a few of their pastries are also from Bread & Cie, most pastries are baked on the premises by Pastry Chef Sandy Yang. Sandy even bakes their locally famous Sticky Buns and Buttermilk Biscuits daily.