The Bay Area is a feast for the eyes and the tummy. So why not share the best of the bay area with your best friend? Head out for a day on the town or a hike in the hills and when you’re ready for a nosh, pad onto a pup-friendly patio. Here are just a few restaurants that welcome canine dining companions.


Rose Pistola – San Francisco’s North Beach
Show your dog some more amore. Dine al fresco in North Beach. With homemade dog biscuits and water on tap for furry patrons, Rose Pistola is just the spot. Come by, and have a seat along the bustling Columbus Avenue where the people watching is almost as good as the food.


Terzo – San Francisco’s Cow Hollow
The Cow Hollow sister restaurant to Rose Pistola welcomes your dog with water and warm place to nap. Heat lamps in the cozy outside seating area make it a top pick for top dogs around town.


Yankee Pier – Lafayette
Complete with three pup-okay patios and a toy-stocked sandbox for the kids, it’s perfect for all of the “children”. The Yankee Pier offers up fresh, fantastic seafood sourced within the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Guidelines. Even better, during the entire month of July all bottles of wine are 50% off — get the leash and go!


Straits Restaurant – Burlingame
A dog’s nose knows a good thing. So expect your pup to perk up when he sets paw at Straits. Pull up a great sidewalk seat with doggie at your side. While you pour over the delectable menu options, Straits pours water for your thirsty companion.


SINO Restaurant & Lounge – San Jose

Parched pup palate? Look no further than SINO. This modern Chinese restaurant pours water for your dog, while you dine together in their extensive outdoor patio. With plenty of space for pups of all sizes, it’s the hot spot for Great Danes to Teacup Poodles. People welcome too.


The Scoop:

Make reservations at any of the restaurants at, or visit the websites below for more information.

Rose Pistola, San Francisco’s North Beach

Terzo, San Francisco’s Cow Hollow

Yankee Pier, Lafayette

SINO Restaurant & Lounge, San Jose

Straits Restaurant, Burlingame

Thank you to Carissa, Tara and Amber for the tip — and to Monica and the Westie Girls for the photo.