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Dog-Friendly Patios in Newport Beach Are Off the Leash!

June 10, 2021

For most of us, our furry friends are an integral part of our lives. We take them with us to the beach, on our daily coffee runs and on vacation—heck, we even talk to them like they’re humans! And when it comes to going out for brunch or heading to happy hour, a pet-friendly patio is a must. So we’ve rounded up a paw-some assortment of dog-friendly patios in Newport Beach where your canine companion is more than welcome. These restaurants are sure to please your palate and make their tails wag!

Wilma’s Patio Restaurant

Balboa Island is not only notorious for its charming shops and restaurants but also its dog-friendly atmosphere. And let it be known: Wilma’s Patio is no exception! This time-honored restaurant serves a breadth of classic American comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grab a seat on the heated patio and enjoy the laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere of this quaint island eatery.


Bring Fido to this Parisian-style cafe for an al fresco brunch or lunch! Moulin features a glass case full of fresh pastries and a menu with classic plats du jour. The umbrella-filled patio sits at the front of the restaurant and offers a quaint space for a coffee and pastry or a hearty brunch.

Haute Cakes Caffe

Since 1990, Haute Cakes Caffe has been a go-to for its delicious breakfasts and lunch options. The restaurant’s casual neighborhood setting features a cozy courtyard that welcomes dogs with open arms. Sit down to a delicious stack of blueberry cornmeal pancakes and let the weekend brunching begin!

Alta Coffee

As one of the few sit-down coffee shops in Newport Beach, Alta Coffee is a great place for a cup of joe and something sweet. The shop’s location on the Balboa Peninsula offers both indoor hang-out space and an expansive outdoor patio. In other words, when it comes to your morning coffee ritual, bring Fido along!

Rothschild’s Restaurant

Italian food in a classy, candlelit setting? Sounds like a date! This time-honored Corona del Mar establishment serves up tasty Northern Italian dishes like minestrone soup, veal medallions, lobster ravioli, fettuccine Romano and tiramisu. The best part? Your furry friend can tag along as a third wheel on the restaurant’s outdoor patio.

Zinc Cafe & Market

This elegant cafe and retail destination boasts a sophisticated setting for breakfast, lunch or an after-dinner dessert. Sip a warm coffee or crisp glass of wine on the shaded patio, then browse through the market’s selection of tasty to-go items like cheeses, condiments, wines and more. Zinc even provides water bowls for your pup!

CUCINA enoteca

Tucked in Newport Beach’s luxury lifestyle center, Fashion Island, CUCINA enoteca is a California-inspired Italian kitchen and wine shop with a pet-friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re stopping in for a casual lunch date or celebratory dinner, you’ll fall in love with the restaurant’s rustic farmhouse feel and dishes made with the finest locally sourced ingredients.

Bluewater Grill

Make no bones about it: Bluewater Grill loves fur babies just as much as sustainable seafood! This bayside eatery features a sweeping patio and will even pamper your pup with a bowl of water and complimentary dog bones. They also have a special dog menu, with items like “Meat ‘Roaff'” and “House Made Bark Treats.”

Bear Flag Fish Co.

Get your seafood fix at this not-so-secret Newport hotspot! Bear Flag is home to a mouthwatering menu of fresh fish, including poke, poke burritos, fresh chowder, sushi, sauteed clams and mussels, ceviche and more. Plus, your pup will love the sun-soaked outdoor patio at both Newport Beach locations!

Lighthouse Bayview Cafe

This two-story, dog-friendly restaurant on Balboa Blvd. offers locals and guests a waterfront dining experience unlike any other. Stop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner and treat your tastebuds to classic American cuisine while your eyes feast on stunning views of Newport Harbor. Lighthouse Cafe sits right next to Marina Park, so you can take your pooch on a peaceful stroll after you eat!

Wild Taco

Tucked on the bustling Balboa Peninsula, Wild Taco offers diners an old-timey ambiance with a touch of Mexican Riviera flair. True taco aficionados will love the selection of Baja-inspired tacos such as the spicy asada, lobster, calamari, al pastor and more! Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio, which features two long communal tables and several smaller ones.


Coastal-chic vibes come to life at Zinqué in Lido Marina Village. This contemporary French-style eatery is an ideal sunset dinner spot with a selection of small plates, a curated wine selection and breathtaking bayfront views. Snag a seat on the heated patio with your pup and enjoy an al fresco meal as the boats cruise by.

Balboa Lily’s

Farm-fresh dishes and a quaint atmosphere combine to make Balboa Lily’s a local breakfast, brunch and lunch hotspot. The restaurant lies just steps from the Balboa Pier in the historic Balboa Village and boasts a breezy pet-friendly patio. You’ll fall in love with this neighborhood gem and its farm-to-table approach.

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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