By KELSEY NICOLE
Going out to eat typically involves the whole family, but what about your fur-babies? Most restaurants have a “No Pet” policy, forcing you to leave your pooch at home and endure the pain of leaving them all alone. Luckily, that isn’t the case here in Long Beach! There are plenty of pup-loving places offered in one of the most dog-friendly cities in Southern California.
5300 E. Second St.
As the name states, this place is all about the dogs — pet or in a bun! Known for their nightlife, Dogz Bar and Grill specializes in sausages, hot dogs and a beachy atmosphere that’s perfect for any occasion. Their covered patio provides shade and comfort for your furry friend as you chow down on a classic Chicago Dog accompanied by one of its 24 draft beers.
4817 E. Second St.
Tradition, presentation and dogs. The Frosted Cupcakery takes pride in their handmade delicacies that are baked and prepared daily. With more than 15 flavors available to choose from (including a Pupcake!), who wouldn’t want to go for a walk and satisfy their sweet-tooth here?
The Attic on Broadway
3441 E. Broadway Ave.
Famous for their Mac N’ Cheetos, The Attic brings a 1920’s twist to modern hospitality. Equipped with a large dog-friendly patio, a dog menu and gourmet cooking, The Attic has the authentic, southern charm you and your pup are looking for.
420 E. Fourth St.
Whether you’re looking for a warm cup of espresso or a fresh and healthy meal, Berlin Bistro offers an ideal environment for you and your little tail-wagger. While you wait on your order, your dog will be welcomed with water complementary dog biscuits!
3405 Orange Ave.
Fresh food, delicious mimosas, an artistic atmosphere and a dog-friendly patio? Blackbird Cafe is a must for brunch-loving dog owners with specialty huevos rancheros, cinnamon swirl French toast and genuine love for the community.
4020 Atlantic Ave.
Although currently under construction, Rasselbock will officially open this month. It hopes to offer a casual and fun dining experience for all with modern-German plates, 35 European beers and a dog-friendly beer garden.
168 N. Marina Dr.
Malarkey’s Grill offer a diverse selection, ranging from pub grub to fine dining. You and your pup can savor dinner on the dog-friendly patio while enjoying the rhythmic beats coming from inside.
2708 E. Fourth St.
“What’s old is new again.” Located in the Retro Row of Fourth Street, Restauration combines the aspects of old American culinary spirit with the new modern fare. By combining urban, retro and homely aspects, Restoration has created a welcoming environment for patrons and pet-owners alike. They also give house baked treats to their furry guests!
2300 E. Fourth St.
Also located on Retro Row, Portfolio provides culture, live-music, fine-art, pastries and quality coffee. They welcome pet owners on their outside pet-friendly patio. In addition, there are also leash hooks, water bowls and biscuits available for your pup’s pleasure.
70 Atlantic Ave.
Looking for a bite to eat after that morning jog with your four-legged buddy? The Breakfast Bar offers a wide array of breakfast foods ranging from chicken and waffles to shrimp and grits to satisfy any craving. Although they do not have a dog menu, they do make accommodations to serve food in dog-friendly containers.
2030 E. Fourth St.
In the mood for some Mexican food? Lola’s Mexican Cuisine won’t make you choose between food or your hound – you can have both! Along with their pet-friendly patio, Lola’s offers authentic recipes that have been passed down in the family for generations. They also have happy hour on the weekdays. Spicy carne asada, $5 margaritas and dogs. What more could you ask for?
140 Pine Ave.
Did you just finish a nice stroll by the Pike with your collared pal and are looking for some dinner? Located in the heart of downtown Long Beach, Cafe Sevilla entices patrons with their dog-friendly patio, salsa dance classes, flamenco dinner shows and more!
801 E. Third St.
If you’re looking for a completely vegetarian alternative— look no more! Steamed Organic Vegetarian Cuisine specializes in all sorts of vegetarian options. Located in the East Village Art District of Long Beach, this restaurant and mini grocery market offers vegan/gluten-free options, fresh entrees and a pet-friendly atmosphere for your enjoyment.
4114 E. Third St.
Starling Diner is a must for brunch lovers. Their menu varies from breakfast classics such as ham and swiss to luxuries like smoked salmon and caramelized onions. Starling Diner encompasses a neighborhood diner vibe with their cozy atmosphere and pet-friendly patio. They provide a flawless seating arrangement for you to eat up their signature stuffed french toast (voted “Best French Toast” by the OC Weekly).
5110 E. Second St.
Just walking distance from Rosie’s Dog Park, Tavern on 2 is the quintessential spot to grab food after a long day at the beach. Their menu features a large selection of burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads and 50 rotating craft beers. Bottomless mimosas are also served on a daily basis up until 3 p.m. – Grab your dog and go!
One of Tavern on 2’s newest employees, Luca the Dog! – Photo Courtesy of Facebook
429 Shoreline Village Dr.
Located on the Shoreline Village Boardwalk, Stefano’s Pizza serves a wide array of New York style pizza, pasta, calzones, sandwiches and salads. Their outdoor patio is pet-friendly and provides a gorgeous view of the Rainbow Harbor Waterfront. Pizza and pups, the best combination.
2800 E. Fourth St.
Infused with traditional Greek and American classics, Kafe Neo presents a laid-back ambience with a dog-friendly atmosphere. Their menu is filled with fresh and organic ingredients, a brilliant place for vegetarian and vegan diets.
445 E. First St.
While outdoor seating attracts the pups, the eatery and art lures the owners. Utopia Good Food & Fine Art will fulfill both your appetite for treats and appetite for culture. They’re known for their exquisite and scrumptious plates such as cordero lamb chops and creme brulee. Even if you don’t have pets, this restaurant is a must try!
400 E. First St.
Seeking award-winning crêpes or an authentic French cuisine date with your pawed pal? Creme De La Crepe is the place for you! With cozy interior and dog-friendly exterior, Creme De La Crepe is one of the sweetest places to take your pet.
4712 E. Seventh St.
Seoulmate is perfect for your furry soulmate! With a specialization in authentic Korean food, Seoulmate is well-known for their fusion of Korean and Mexican entrees like a spicy pork burrito. It’s the perfect grab and go, or sit and savor!