Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in O.C.

August 17, 2012 6:00 AM

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You love your dog because he brings an immeasurable amount of joy to your family. Although you wish to take the furriest member of the group everywhere, you know that certain rules and regulations prohibit him from going on every family outing. While you can’t take your pet to most family doctor visits, and some amusement parks are off limits, dinner is definitely an option. These restaurants, from exquisite to ordinary, in Orange County gladly make accommodations for dogs.

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The Park Bench Café
17732 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 842-0775

One of the best places to bring your furry friend, The Park Bench Café features a separate menu for all four-legged customers. Not only will you enjoy amazing food at great prices, but your dog also has the opportunity to dine at the café. The Park Bench does not view your dog as an animal that should be left at home or tied to a bike rack, which is why it offers a separate area for all individuals with canine companions.

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The Filling Station Cafe
201 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 289-9714

Offering the best in breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Filling Station Café is one of the best places to bring your dog. The restaurant offers a special patio reserved just for dogs to mingle. Customers here rave about its blueberry pancakes especially, so be sure to snag breakfast at this dog-friendly diner.

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Charlie’s Chili
102 McFadden Place
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-7991

Family owned and dog-friendly, Charlie’s Chili has graced Orange County with its presence for more than 30 years. Catering to pets and kids, Charlie’s offers a patio area that is dog friendly and parent approved. You and the family may relax safely while you dine at one of the most famous restaurants in Newport Beach. Recognized for its amazing chili cheese omelet, Charlie’s is a great place for the whole family’s palate.

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Zinc Café & Market
3222 E. Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 719-9462

With extravagance and simplicity wrapped in one, Zinc Café & Market is the one-stop restaurant for all of your hunger needs. The café offers items to eat in or take out at great prices, and allows your dog to come along with you for the ride. Zinc employees do not believe animals are second-rate citizens, which is why they invite pet owners to bring their pups to the patio.

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Break of Dawn Restaurant
24351 Avenida De La Carlota #N-6
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 587-9418

Elegance never looked more delightful than at Break of Dawn. It offers the best in cuisine and customer service, all while allowing your dog to dine-in. From seafood appetizers to extravagant meat dishes, Break of Dawn caters to the elite. This dog-friendly atmosphere serves as proof that dog owners do not have to settle for mediocrity when bringing their furry friends along.

Sarie Robertson is a California native living in Los Angeles County. She is a freelance writer and graduate from Loyola Marymount University who has contributed to various media outlets. Her work can be found

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