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7 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Orange County To Bark About

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There is no shortage of restaurants in Orange County that will welcome your dog with open arms! Orange County is a very popular California destination for dog owners because of the beautiful beaches and recreational activities available to both you and your pup. If you’re looking for a great place to grub, look no further! Here are 7 dog-friendly restaurants in Orange County to check out today.


Rock & Brews

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Rock & Brews is a great place to dine and drink if you’re looking for classic American dishes and a wide selection of craft and local beers. You can enjoy music and an electric ambience, along with plenty of dog-friendly patio space complete with a dog menu! There are two locations in Orange County (Buena Park and Tustin).

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar



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You’ll find a menu of almost anything and everything at this popular chain restaurant. “Lazy Dog specializes in a creative spin on hometown from-scratch cooking, and its menu has everything from hatch chili mac and cheese to wild boar chili with fried blue cornbread.“ Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy the experience with your furry best friend! Dogs will be served their own water bowl and you can order them something yummy off the doggy menu. Check out all their locations here.

Zinc Cafe & Market

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This adorable restaurant is most definitely a local favorite! Zinc is best known for their brunch and breakfast items, including a fantastic selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Their patio is very dog-friendly, although a little small, so be sure to grab a seat when you can. They have locations in Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar so you can have a little seaside stroll after you and your pup grab a bite!

Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Fan of seafood? Then you’ll love the innovative seafood offerings at Taps! Their service is a standout and they go above and beyond for all their guests’ furry counterparts! They have a lovely patio with covered and uncovered space that makes for a great place to dine with your pup. You can find Taps at Brea and there’s an Irvine location coming soon!


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For a grab and go restaurant, you can’t go wrong with Bruxie! They’re known for their delicious waffle sandwiches and speciality fried chicken. Their dishes are super tasty and filling! Like the other restaurants on this list, you’ll find dog-friendly outdoor seating on their patio. Bruxie’s Orange County locations are in Brea and Orange.

The Cliff Restaurant

For a coastal dining experience with impeccable views, head on over to the Cliff Restaurant! You’ll find staple seafood dishes like fish and chips and fish tacos along with more inventive dishes like wasabi scallops. Their patio is dog-friendly and water bowls are complimentary.

Nếp Cafe

Located in Fountain Valley, Nếp Cafe is a very popular brunch spot for locals and visitors! Nếp Cafe specializes in Vietnamese-French cuisine with dishes like filet mignon fried rice and bone marrow pasta. They’re also well-known for their specialty egg coffee. Dogs are welcome on their shaded outdoor patio!

Honorable Mentions


The Irvine Spectrum Center is a popular destination for dog owners who want to shop, eat, and everything in between! Almost all restaurants have an outdoor patio where you can dine with your pup and the stores are dog-friendly.

Huntington Beach’s Pacific City is a high-end beachfront mall with an array of trendy shops and restaurants. Huntington Beach is extremely dog-friendly and you’ll also find the dog beach nearby. Dog owners love coming here to get some fresh air and enjoy the seaside.


There you have it… 7 dog-friendly restaurants in Orange County to bark about! Have you been to any of these dog-friendly restaurants in Orange County? Which Orange County restaurants make your list? Let us know in the comments below!

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