Del Mar’s sincere message to man’s best friend is: Come big, small…come one, come all! Parting with your pooch isn’t necessary while enjoying your stay in Del Mar. From dog-friendly restaurants to fun activities, you can forget the Milk Bones—Del Mar is sure to make your dog’s tail wag.
Food for You & Your Fido
After a fun-filled day running around Del Mar’s Dog Beach, you and your pup can refuel at one of the many delicious dog-friendly dining options.
Viewpoint Brewing Co.
Viewpoint is founded on the principle that “everyone—and everything—brings a unique perspective” – including your pup, of course! At Viewpoint Brewing Company, you’ll find an extensive list of brews, along with creative takes on California-inspired dishes and a recreation area. Situated on the edge of the beautiful San Dieguito Lagoon, your pup can enjoy the turf as you lounge on one of their suspended egg-shaped chairs or play one of their outdoor games.
Board & Brew
If you and your pooch don’t feel like dusting the sand off your feet (or paws), grab a quick bite at Board & Brew and enjoy one of their famous sandwiches, stacked with tasty ingredients—and don’t forget to ask for a side of the special sauce!
En Fuego Cantina & Grill
To add a little salsa into your step, En Fuego has the authentic Mexican flavor you and your pup need. During Happy Hour every Monday to Sunday from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, sip on their traditional drink “Casa Amigo Cantarito” with your own furry amigo, made with orange juice, fresh lemon and lime juice, and Casa Amigos Blanco. Don’t forget the tortilla chips topped with En Fuego’s signature savory spices that make a perfect complimentary snack.
Once you dig into a homemade Peruvian empanada or a Dulce de Leche-filled traditional cookie, you’ll feel like you’re privy to this café’s deep secret: the undeniable charm. On a hot day, prevent your panting with a glass of their sweet, chilled fruit juice made from purple corn and cinnamon, while your pup relaxes with you under the bougainvillea.
With world-renowned hotels that warmly welcome your furry companions, it may just be your dog who tells you to “stay!”
L’Auberge Del Mar
Your pooch can prepare to be pampered at L’Auberge. As you tuck into your fresh, seasonal plate at the Coastline restaurant, your pup has no reason to beg for scraps with all of his or her own delicious meal options. L’Auberge’s dog-friendly menu, Baxter’s Bites, is sure to satisfy your pup’s palette, with dishes such as the “Royal Treat,” a bowl of beef tenderloin, three-grain salad, and farmer’s market vegetables, and house-made dog biscuits for dessert. Find your pup having a bad hair day right before hitting Del Mar’s Dog Beach? L’Auberge’s concierge is available to book a groomer to assure your pup always looks sharp before meeting some new canine pals. As you snooze under your comfy soft sheets, your pup can curl up in their own cozy dog bed, provided by L’Auberge.
As a self-proclaimed “pet preferred” hotel, you can be certain that your pup will be greeted with a smile at Hotel Indigo. With expansive outdoor space, both you and your pup can enjoy the comfortably moderate weather of Del Mar. Soak in the sun at their large swimming pool during the heat of the day, and then move to the fire pits in the evening to enjoy a cocktail.
There’s always something happening in and around Del Mar. Fur’real!
Taste of Del Mar
Each year in September, take your dog on the classiest walk of the year, as you explore 25+ tastes from Del Mar’s restaurants, as well as 15+ craft beer and wine “Sip Stops.” Water bowls placed throughout the strip guarantee that your pooch will stay well hydrated as you stroll and enjoy the live music. Click here to purchase tickets for Taste of Del Mar.
North Beach (Dog Beach)
No shoes, no leash, no problem! A hot spot for dogs and dog-lovers alike, North Beach is an idyllic area to enjoy the sand and surf. Stretch out on the sand as your pup frolics in the water and socializes with other four-legged friends.
Since 1996, just mentioning “Dexter’s Deli” has made fluffy ears perk up. If you and your pooch are in the mood for some retail therapy, swing by Dexter’s Deli for natural dog treats and fun toys. The knowledgeable staff can even fill you in on all up-to-date information about animal nutrition.
So, if you’re thinking of visiting Del Mar and can’t bear to leave your furry little BFF behind, you’re in luck. For more information on all the dog-friendly places and events in Del Mar, visit the Del Mar Village Association’s website.