With the help of local Los Angeles restaurants, man’s best friend may also be his favorite dining companion. Almost all pet-friendly restaurants require that your pal dine on the outdoor patio, but many are tremendously accommodating to both you and your pooch. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon and a great meal, all while Scout is at your feet enjoying a cool bowl of water and a delicious treat. Pet hospitality isn’t limited to restaurants offering American fare, either, enjoy a world of flavors at the best pet-friendly restaurants in Los Angeles.
Bird’s Rotisserie Chicken Café & Bar
5925 Franklin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
An eclectic pub and dining hall, Bird’s satisfies the gamut of Friday night cravings. Enjoy half-price drink specials regularly, and the full menu offers everything from starters to desserts. For special events, reserve the Birdcage for $15 for six people, which comes equipped with party favors. Don’t let its name fool you, Bird’s not only welcomes pets on the patio to dine on chicken tidbits, but also runs its own animal rescue efforts.
6255 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Waffle’s menu is based upon the cozy comfort food found at the diners and truck stops of yesteryear. The restaurant advises patrons looking for libations pull up to the Big Rig bar within the restaurant, and enjoy the retro 1970s décor with their libations. Other than sumptuous plates including chicken and waffles, The Waffle also offers vegetarian options on its menu. Pets are always welcome on the patio to dine on the original Woofle, a treat made especially for them.
2900 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Café Tropical is an authentic Cuban bistro nestled in the Silver Lake section of Los Angeles. Locals love the eatery for not only the laid-back vibe that permeates its interior, but the authentic coffees and menu items that bring the flavors of the island to the west coast. Regulars swear by the guava and cream cheese pie that can be bought whole or by the slice. Pets are allowed to rest on the patio with their owners.
Hole in the Wall Burger Joint
11058 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Enjoy a blue-collar gourmet burger at the Hole in the Wall Burger Joint, delicious create-your-own burgers made fresh to order, with no preservatives or hormones included. Choose from such specialties as pretzel buns, chipotle mayo and apple wood smoked bacon. Don’t forget to throw in a side order of sweet potato fries and a dessert to make the perfect meal complete. Take advantage of ample outdoor seating and friendly staff more than willing to accommodate your pal.
2005 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Slow fast food is what it’s all about at The Oinkster. The name pays homage to the succulent offerings of pastrami, hamburgers and chicken creations that leave the locals hankering for more. Order specialty sandwiches and meat by the pound from its ample menu. Pets enjoy free access to the newly remodeled patio area, and may even get lucky enough to catch a few bits of juicy, tender meat to enjoy.
Heather Gill was born and raised under the ubiquitous sunshine of LA. An admitted tabloid enthusiast and shopaholic, she is always on the prowl for the latest Los Angeles has to offer. Heather is an avid writer and blogger and her work can be found on Examiner.com.