In addition to being loyal companions, dogs are now taken almost everywhere, from stores and sporting matches to restaurants. These eateries will warmly welcome you and the four-legged members of your family.
3939 Cross Creek Road, Suite D-200, Malibu
310.317.0200 | BurgerFi.com
Lunch & Dinner Daily
BurgerFi at the Malibu Lumber Yard serves soul-satisfying all-natural, hormone- and antibiotic-free grass-fed burgers, hand-cut fries, double-battered onion rings and custard shakes. This fast-casual, eco-conscious eatery is also one of the few restaurants that offers a menu item for dogs. The Puppy Patty is devoid of salt and pepper, making it a healthier option for canines. Dogs are welcome on their 30-seat patio where they provide water bowls. Manager Bryant Leppard notes, “We are happy to accommodate our customers and their dogs. In addition to our Puppy Patty, I have had customers order other menu items—including hot dogs with toppings—for their dogs.”
Stand-out menu items: the CEO burger, with Wagyu and brisket patties, tomato, bacon jam, Swiss cheese, and truffle aioli; VegiFi veggie burger; The Conflicted burger, with one natural Angus burger and one veggie burger; green-style burgers wrapped in lettuce leaves; French fries; onion rings; natural Vienna beef hot dogs; and custard shakes (red velvet, Oreo and coffee mocha are tops).
3939 Cross Creek Road, Malibu
310.317.0300 | CafeHabana.com
Lunch & Dinner Daily; Brunch on Saturday & Sunday
This cool, funky cafe located in the Malibu Lumber Yard serves up a combination of yummy Cuban and Mexican cuisine. This laid-back spot welcomes dogs on their 90-seat patio. You need to keep your dog on the ground, at your table, but you are welcome to order food for your pup. The cafe will also provide water, in special dog bowls that they keep in their kitchen.
“I think that we’re more dog-friendly than any other restaurant in Los Angeles,” says General Manager Dave Knapp. “I feed every dog that comes here—with the owner’s permission. I give them ham, chicken and steak.”
Stand-out items: grilled corn rolled in cojita cheese; carne asada; guacamole with all the fixings; Baja-style fish tacos; shrimp tacos; huevos rancheros topped with grilled skirt steak; lemon chicken; and the Habana burrito.
» CAFE VIDA
13317 Antioch Street, Pacific Palisades
310.573.1335 | CafeVida.net
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily; Brunch Saturday & Sunday
This casual eatery serves healthy California-inspired cuisine with a Latin accent. Their expansive menu features a wide array of nifty sandwiches, quesadillas, burritos, burgers, salads, rice bowls and main plates, along with fresh-squeezed juices and house-made smoothies. They welcome dogs outside at their sidewalk tables (which seat about 14 people), as long as they are on the ground and table-adjacent. They view their diners’ dogs as members of the family, so while they provide water in disposable containers, you can also order menu items—such as chicken and steak—for your pooch.
Stand-out menu items: free-range turkey meatloaf; chili-lime chicken; American Wagyu cheeseburger; salmon teriyaki rice bowl; BBQ chicken salad; grilled chicken burrito; brown rice and beans; white albacore tuna melt; chicken chipotle quesadilla; grilled veggie quesadilla; blueberry corn cakes; avocado egg toast; and strawberry-banana smoothies.
» KRISTY’S VILLAGE CAFE
30745 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
310.457.1018 | KristysVillageCafe.com
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
This welcoming restaurant serves scrumptious American cuisine with Asian influences. Situated in the Trancas Country Market, they specialize in fish, chicken and steak entrees; salads and burgers; and pasta. Dogs are welcome on their patio, table-adjacent. You can order menu items, such as grilled chicken, filet mignon and hamburger patties, without salt and pepper, for your dog.
Stand-out menu items: Hong Kong-style sea bass with Asian spices, ginger rice and broccoli; Chicken Parmesan with linguini topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella; prime rib eye steak; grilled tuna with sweet soy glaze, stir-fried eggplant and Tamaki gold rice; rack of lamb; citrus kale salad with grapefruit and goat cheese; and the black bean burger.
» PALISADES GARDEN CAFE
15231 La Cruz Drive, Pacific Palisades
310.459.6160 | PaliGardenCafe.com
Breakfast & Lunch Daily; Dinner until 7:30 p.m. M-F, until 6 p.m. Saturday
This easygoing place serves up a terrific selection of breakfast items, including pancakes, bagels and pastries, as well as salads, sandwiches, quesadillas and wraps, burgers and main dishes. Dogs are welcome at their sidewalk tables, and water is provided—you can also order your dog something from the menu.
Stand-out items: breakfast burrito; create-your-own omelette; egg and cheese sandwich; chicken Caesar wrap; turkey, ciabatta pesto sandwiches; bacon avocado cheeseburger; turkey burger with avocado; veggie burger with sprouts and avocado; cheese quesadilla; chicken teriyaki plate; French fries and sweet potato fries.
» PINOCCHIO IN CUCINA ITALIAN DELI
970 Monument Street, Suite 110, Pacific Palisades
310.454.0709 | PinocchioItalianDeli.com
Lunch & Dinner Daily
Chef/owner Giuseppe “Pino” Barravecchia has been serving delicious Italian dishes at his inviting eatery since 2002. Diners enjoy a myriad of pizzas, pastas, panini, appetizers and main plates, and plenty of gluten-free options. Dogs are welcome on the charming patio and are given water in disposable bowls. Dogs should always be table-adjacent. Chef Pino notes, “Many of our customers order menu items for their dogs, such as meatballs and grilled chicken. One customer always orders raw carrots and some feed their dogs our focaccia.”
Stand-out items: Caprese salad with fresh buffalo mozzarella and sliced tomatoes; beet salad with goat cheese and candied pecans; minestrone; tuna panino; Caprese panino; gluten-free Margherita pizza; risotto with figs and goat cheese; penne with pink sauce; housemade fettuccine with spinach and chicken in Alfredo sauce; spaghetti carbonara; lasagna of the day; chicken Parmesan; and turkey meatballs.
» TAVERNA TONY
23410 Civic Center Way, Malibu
310.317.9667 | TavernaTony.com
Lunch & Dinner Daily
This festive Malibu Country Mart restaurant serves a wide selection of mouthwatering Greek dishes. Their large menu features Greek favorites, such as tasty dips (hummus, yogurt, caviar, eggplant), salads with their “secret recipe dressing,” grilled kebabs, fresh fish and seafood, and plenty of lamb options. Naturally, there is moussaka (with layers of eggplant, zucchini, ground beef, tomato sauce, grated cheese and bechamel sauce) and pasticchio, a hearty Greek-style lasagna. Dogs are welcome on the 100-seat patio, where they are offered water and the option to order from the menu (lamb, chicken and steak are faves).
Menu stand-outs include: Hummus; melintzanosalata (eggplant dip); stuffed grape leaves; Taverna salad with tomatoes, cucumber and feta; spanakopita; fried calamari; moussaka; pasticchio; grilled lamb tenderloin; chicken kebabs; lamb kebabs; jumbo shrimp in tomato sauce; and baklava.
» TRA DI NOI
3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu
310.456.0169 | Tradinoi.com
Nestled in the Malibu Country Mart, Tra di Noi, translated as “between us” in Italian, serves delicious classic dishes from Italy, including delectable salads, starters, risotto, pastas and pizzas, as well as veal, chicken and seafood entrees. Dogs are welcome on their pretty 50-seat patio: water is provided, and menu items can be ordered for them—chicken and salmon are popular choices.
Stand-out items: Caprese salad; lasagna Bolognese made with filet mignon; homemade ravioli with ricotta and spinach in pink sauce; seafood fettuccine with clams, shrimp and scallops; baked eggplant; risotto with beets and goat cheese; mushroom risotto; tartufo fontina cheese pizza with leek truffle sauce; pumpkin pizza with ricotta and mozzarella; cioppino; veal and chicken Parmesan; and branzino with veggies.