Dog Friendly In Santa Cruz
We are a dog loving town here in Santa Cruz!
Watch intro video here ...Courtesy of the Santa Cruz Visitor Center
Dog Friendly Dining in Santa Cruz
For many of us, our pooches are part of the family. When we go
out to eat, the dogs come with us.... just like any child...just like
any other member of the family. Unfortunately, not everybody
sees it that way...including health inspectors. Dogs are not
actually allowed inside restaurant establishments so the only
option is to sit with the furry kiddos on dog friendly patios. The
good news is that it is warm enough around here to do this for several months a year. The bad news is that there are not a lot
of restaurants that allow it.
That is why we like to shout it from the rooftops whenever we discover a new dog friendly business. We appreciate the love and acceptance of dogs and want the business to thrive! We also want restaurant owners that do not currently allow dogs to know that us dog owners are loyal and there are many of us. We bring repeat business and have a large referral network.
Below are some dog friendly resturants in the Santa Cruz area:
Capitola/Pleasure Point Area
The food is pretty darn good. Terrific breakfasts, good salads and of course, delicious pizza. Some favorites include:
- Popeye Pizza with organic spinach, feta and tomato
- Mango chicken wings
- Burgers (sub ciabatta roll)
- Breakfast items: Cannot go wrong with any of the Savory House Specials: We get the Benedict with spinach and tomato instead of Canadian Bacon (very good Hollaindaise) or the corned beef and hash. The Indonesian Fried rice is good as well if you want something a little different.
Santa Cruz/Soquel Area
This is an owner run and operated place. You will see Chef Paul Figliomeni working
at the register or roaming the patios and dining areas to make sure people are enjoying their meals. This goes for your furry friends. On our last visit, he came
out and offered the pooch a huge slice of smoked gouda, which she accepted quite greedily. A dog with a belly full of cheese and a warm, sunny place to nap = relaxed and content owners who are able to enjoy their meals and who want to keep
Food wise, their motto is Go Fresh or Go Home. I have eaten here several times (more than 10) and each time, my sandwiches have been filled with high quality meat, delicious, fresh bread ( Le Boulanger and Udis Gluten free) and crisp vegetables (locally sourced). For you beer lovers, there are a variety of local microbeers on tap. There is of course a surf theme inside with rare vintage surfboards on the walls and live streaming waves. Service is efficient and friendly. Good vibes and good food. No brainer.
Johnny Utah (the chipotle mayo is insanely good. Try it!)
There are healthier options as well (lighter sandwiches and salads) but when I want a sandwich..I go all out. They are now offering breakfast as well, serving it from 7-11.
620 Capitola Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010