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Everyone knows that winter is coming. The time where your car gets buried under a ton of snow and you need layers and layers of clothing to keep you warm. Yes, getting cuddly with your canine on a cold winter afternoon seems perfect, but don’t you want to get some of that autumn sun before you go into hibernation? Plus, your pet wouldn’t complain about that one extra outdoor session before getting caged up in the house. So how do you manage to combine best of both worlds? Well don’t worry. We bring you a list of top 10 pet friendly restaurants in San Francisco that you should visit before the white walkers bring the wall down!
If you’re looking to enjoy some brunch with Fido at your feet licking you, the patio at Kitchen Story is practically calling out your name. It’s hopping on a Sunday mornings, but dishes such as mascarpone-stuffed, deep-fried French toast, and some delicious Mom’s Benedict with pork wine sausage and some Meyer lemon hollandaise which make the wait very worthwhile.
Slider Bar offers some slick sliders, of course. But the sheer variety of it will make your head spin breakfast, beef, crispy chicken,juicy pork and veggie options aplenty across the room. Don’t forget to order some of sides Belgian or sweet potato fries with one of their many special dipping sauces. Ample sidewalk seatingis available practically assures a relaxing and great people-watching experience for you and your pet.
Bask in the beautiful and gorgeous view of the Bay Bridge from The Slanted Door patio as you devour some delicious cellophane noodles with the famous Dungeness crab and some fresh spring rolls. The craft cocktail extensive list features lively tipples like some spicy pia coladas, mai tais and dark Moscow mules that pair perfectly with the food and your day. Make a quick rash and dash at the neighboring Golden Gate Meat Company for a very dog-friendly treat when you leave.
B44 offers fancy Catalonian cuisine and an very extensive list of different Spanish wines. Whether you’re in the mood for some creatively-prepared tapas or some hearty paella, you’ll feed your cravings here. Have a seat and relax on the heated outdoor terrace and enjoy some wonderful ceviche and some baby squid stuffed with fennel sausage and some of that Iberico ham. And, don’t forget to save a little something for the doggie bag treat
Hops & Hominy complements its to-die-for very California-influenced Southern food with some beer list that reflects a who’s who of the microbrew of the world. Hobnob with some other people and their pets on the cute patio as you wait for some kale and some quinoa salad. Then, warm up it up with fried oysters, black-eyed pea fritters and chicken and some dumplings.
Three words: Bacon Gravy Fries, sounds like the American dream, right? Yumm. What if we told you there’s even more to follow like some decadent sandwiches and an very impressive craft beer list you can ponder as you chill on the patio with your canine. The very friendly and easy going attitude of the neighborhood bar atmosphere will keep you coming back every almost weekend.
Park Chow is the perfectly situated place to stop and visit before (or after) taking your dog for a walk at the Golden Gate Park. Fuel up with some hearty dishes like huevos rancheros and pot roast. If it’s a light meal you crave for, you can choose from a very wide salad selection. The beet and grapefruit salad with fennel and goat cheese is also a very great delight.
Get your carnitas fix on Nopalito’s lush rsturant, enclosed patio. This Mexican kitchen has some elevated simple chips and salsa into an amazing and delicious art form. You and your pet can spend some quality me-time together while you sip a delicious and spicy bloody Maria or some refreshing horchata (please don't serve your dog alochol). Nopalito chips and salsaImage courtesy of Jared Frazer
Sit in the sun with your cuddly BFF (best furry friend) and enjoy some of the famous Elite Cafe‘s Southern specialties of the resturants. Order some of their famous beignets at brunch, seafood gumbo at lunch, or some shrimp and grits at dinner for a truly transcendent and delicious Cajun meal.
Bring your pooch to the Grubstake‘s front patio for an and an amazing unpretentious dining experience and warm and some friendly service. Open from the hours of 5 p.m until the wee hours, you can even stop here to refuel after a late night out of the town. Whether you want to go for the traditional diner food or some of the Portuguese cuisine, you’ll leave full and happy and would want to come back.
In addition to all the delicious foods that two-legged San Franciscans enjoy the famous pizzas and the sandwiches, Rose’s Cafe has delicious dog bones for your four-legged furry. So, while you’re relaxing outside with a broccoli rabe and some soppressata calzone with fresh ricotta, Tommy can ‘dig’ a treat of his own.
Whether you’re unwinding on the huge patio with your pug for brunch or dinner, Universal Cafe will wow you with some organic specialties like delicious fava bean croquettes and poached eggs with some heirloom corn grits. Save room for some seasonal panna cotta topped with some fresh fruit.
Skool specializes in out-of-this-world seafood experience. From some filets and mussels to even more adventurous fare like sea urchin flan and squid ink spaghettini (we're not kidding), get your taste of the ocean here at your own risk. This eatery also offers a huge variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food options. There’s also plenty of patio seating, with umbrellas or some heat lamps when you need them. It’s a hotspot for large number of dog lovers, so don’t be surprised if Fido makes a friend or two here. Source is a very vegetarian and vegan friendly place. Its pizzas, the buffalo wings and some burgers are all made with organic veggies, and its wide selection of drinks makes sipping healthy an very absolute treat. The covered, heated patio will keep you and your pooch very cozy on a chilly day.
The next time when you are planning to go out and worried about your pet, you will know which restaurants to go.