The one thing we enjoy the most about living in Southern California is definitely the warm weather! Who can complain about wearing flip-flops to the beach in December?

Dog friendly Restaurants with outdoor dining abound in coastal Orange County from cafes, bistros, family dining, fine dining to sandwich shops.  But who wants to leave your beloved pup home alone even longer? You don’t have to!

A 2015 California  law overturned the prohibition on pets at restaurants and allows the practice at the discretion of the business. But it also allows cities and counties to still impose local restrictions on dogs dining out.  Beach close restaurants have taken advantage of the change and opened the door to dogs.

Rodolf, the red nosed Wheaton Terrier is Esquire Realty’s well traveled  mascot and resident chow hound.  With ROO ROO’s help, we have compiled a short list friendly local spots where you can dine alongside your pup.


Newport Beach\Corona Del Mar

Alta Coffee
506 31st St.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 685-0233    http://www.alta-coffee-co.com

Alta Coffee is Roo’s morning favorite serving up awesome dishes like buckwheat pancakes and ham and cheese croissants in a dog-friendly atmosphere. Chilled outdoor patio area with occasional live music.

Cappy’s Cafe & Cantina
5930 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach CA 92663
(949) 646-4202   http://cappyscafe.com/

Cappy’s offers a full bar and serves a breakfast consisting of omelet’s, steak and eggs, and hotcakes. eatery until 3:00 pm everyday.  Gets so busy on weekends you have to wait outside on a bench.

Woody’s Diner
3461 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 723-8777    http://www.woodysdiners.com/

Woody’s has a deli menu with comfort food, beer and wine.  Its right next to a Starbucks which also has outside seating

Dory Deli
2108 3/4 W Oceanfront, Newport Beach, CA, US,
(949) 220-7886     http://dorydeli.com/
Great new eatery near the Newport Pier, Dory Deli serves breakfast burritos, hot and cold sandwiches, salads, and burgers.

Bear Flag Fish Company
3421 Via Lido
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 673-3474   http://www.bearflagfishco.com/

Roo’s “go to” lunch spot, office close in the Lido Village area, fresh fish, beer and wine.

Blue Water Grill

630 Lido Park Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-FISH (3474)   www.bluewatergrill.com

One of of the best dog friendly restaurants…great food & right on the harbor!

The Lighthouse Bayview Café
1600 W Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 933-1001 http://lighthousenb.com/

Roo’s new favorite pitstop while cruising Newport Harbor on the electric Duffy, lots of boat parking, ample outside seating with great harbor views.

Wilma’s Patio
203 Marine Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 675-5542  http://www.wilmaspatio.com/

Roo’s favorite breakfast spot on Balboa Island and offering a full bar

Back Bay Bistro
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 729-1144    http://www.newportdunes.com/back-bay-bistro/

Part of the Newport Dunes facility tucked away in the upper back bay, accessible by boat or from Jamboree.  Great special event venue on the water.

Zinc Cafe & Market
3222 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 719-9462    http://www.zinccafe.com/
More a place to grab a coffee and chill if you are walking around Corona Del Mar; Roo like that they provide water bowls.

The Alley
4501 W Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-9126    http://thealleynewportbeach.com
Roo’s favorite place!  Friendly staff, lots of fun and a Special Dog Menu: $5 Burger patty of Grilled Chicken

Red Robin at Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 721-2000      http://thealleynewportbeach.com
Outside mall where most stores are dog friendly.  Lots of food options but Red Robin will allow dogs of all sizes

Costa Mesa

Eat Chow!
1802 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone number(949) 650-2469      http://www.eatchownow.com/
They’ll will bring your dog a bowl of water.

Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant
2101 Placentia Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-1142       www.avilaselranchito.net

Not all locations of this chain are dog friendly but check out Laguna Beach and San Clemente too

The Beach Pit BBQ
1676 Tustin Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-7427    www.beachpitbbq.com

All time favorite!  any place where humans eat outside with their hands is OK with ROO.

Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
234 E 17th Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 200-3950        www.greenleafchopshop.com

ROO ROO is not into vegetables!

Side Street Café
1799 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 650-1986  http://www.sidestreetcafecm.com/

Well established family run breakfast spot with outside seating

The Hub
1749 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 356-5544      www.thehubcm.com
Roo likes the large patio and full bar

Cucina Roma
1773 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-5550  www.cucinaroma.com

Delicious Italian dishes, surprisingly dog friendly

Gypsy Den Café
The Lab Anti-Mall
2930 N Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 549-7012   www.gypsyden.com

Roo’s favorite place to chill at when he’s forced to leave the vicinity of the beach

Huntington Beach

21028 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 831-1240      www.simmzys.com

Full bar, patio and overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Sit and Stay Café’
328 11th St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 960-0009   sitstaycafehb.com

ROO’s little hideaway in Huntington Beach, ocean close but free of the crowds

Park Bench Café
17732 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-0775    www.parkbenchcafe.com

Breakfast place awesomely close to ROO’s favorite Central Park featuring a Doggie Menu!

Pizza Lounge
301 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-0200    www.pizzalounges.com

ROO digs the enclosed patio and abundance of pizza crusts; located right in the middle of Downtown Huntington Beach

19696 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 963-3900 www.slapfishsocal.com

ROO’s “go to” place on Wednesday nights where kids and pups eat for free!

Slater’s 50/50
8082 Adams Avenue
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 594-5730       www.huntington.slaters5050.com
ROO loves the Doggie menu because the burgers are blended with bacon; great beer menu

SeaSalt Woodfire Grill
21214 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 804-5545       www.seasaltwoodfiregrill.com
Nice new spot with a nice warm bistro vibe

Mama’s On 39
21022 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 374-1166 http://www.mamason39.com

Breakfast anytime, huge bloody mary’s and hand dipped ice cream

Bruxie Gourmet Waffle Shop
180 5th St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648  
(657) 215-3559     www.bruxie.com

ROO’s favorite Saturday morning breakfast spot, water bowls and indoor\outdoor seating in downtown Huntington Beach.

ROO ROO is out…