There are plenty of pet-friendly restaurants in San Mateo and Burlingame that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the list below. Bone Appetit!
Central Park Bistro
181 East 4th Avenue – Central Park Bistro offers cosmopolitan cuisine and outdoor seating for dogs. The menu includes crab and lobster cakes, wood oven-roasted prawns, Chilean sea bass, duck ragout, baby back ribs, and grilled Australian lamb chops.
3723 S. El Camino Real – Jack’s Prime Burgers & shakes is putting a modern spin on the classic burger diner. Bring your friends and family and sit down to enjoy a classic flame-grilled burger like the Angry Cowboy, Whiskey Town Express, and Phoenix From the Flames. Be sure to wash it down with a hand-spun shake. Outdoor patio tables welcome dogs.
Windy City Pizza and BBQ
35 Bovet Road, San Mateo – Windy City Pizza and BBQ in San Mateo and the Peninsula’s home for traditional Chicago-style pizza and Texas smokehouse barbecue. They provide outdoor, dog-friendly seating for customers and their pups.
Paul Martin’s American Grill
101 Hillsdale Shopping Center – Paul Martin’s American Grill on Hillsdale Mall Shopping Center has ten pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can dine with your dog. Serving American-style bistro fare, with classic dishes like Braised Short Ribs, and mesquite-grilled entrees like Columbia River Steelhead and Chimichurri Chicken. You may want to start things off with the Castroville Artichoke appetizer, made with heirloom chokes and aioli. To go along with your meal, Paul Martin’s American Grill has wine, beer, and classic cocktails including an Old Fashioned, Negroni, and Sidecar. Stop in for lunch, where they offer fresh salads, daily-made soups, burgers, and sandwiches.
Curry Up Now
129 S. B Street – Curry Up Now is a dog-friendly restaurant serving Indian street food to San Mateo locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Curry Up Now can bring Fido and head to one of its two outdoor tables to dig into a tikka masala burrito. The Indian restaurant’s menu is comprised of traditional flavors presented in a recognizable way and includes street snacks such as Dynamite Tangra Wings and Holy Moly Fried Ravioli, Indian street food such as Samosa, Bhel Puri, and Vada Pav, burritos, bowls, Thali platters, and signature dishes such as Sexy Fries, Naughty Naan, and Biryani. Its housemade drinks, Mango Lassi, Ginger-Mint Lemonade, and Hot Chai are available to wash it all down. Please note that table service isn’t available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order.
Rubio’s Coastal Grill
38 E 4th Avenue – Rubio’s Coastal Grill on E 4th Avenue has one pet-friendly outdoor table, so you are welcome to bring your dog along. Rubio’s Coastal Grill combines the fresh flavors from the sea, with Mexican dishes. The signature dish at Rubio’s Coastal Grill is the Beer Battered Fish Taco, made with Alaskan pollock and a recipe that hasn’t changed since 1983. Seafood is also stuffed into burritos at Rubio’s Coastal Grill, with options like Salsa Verde Shrimp and Surf and Turf. For something a little lighter, try one of the Poke rice bowls. If you have a sweet tooth, you can try the Warm Cinnamon Churros or one of the freshly-baked Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip Oatmeal or Snickerdoodle Cookies. Please note that table service isn’t available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order.
1332 West Hillsdale Blvd. – Shiki is a pet-friendly restaurant serving Japanese fare to locals and tourists alike. Dog owners wanting to dig into a roll of sushi can do so alongside their canine at one of Shiki’s few outdoor tables. Shiki’s menu includes appetizers, sashimi, sushi, salads, noodles, seafood, vegetable, chicken, and beef dishes, bento boxes, donburi, and more. Shiki’s signature rolls include the Caterpillar, Godzilla, 49ers, Aloha, and Lion King Roll.
The Swingin Door
106 E. 25th Avenue, San Mateo – The Swingin Door is a great place to hang out and have a few cold ones and delicious pub-style food with friends, not to mention your four-legged friend.
New England Lobster Company
824 Cowan Road – The word is out and people are flocking to try the freshest lobster roll in the San Francisco bay area. New England Lobster started serving lobster rolls and crab sandwiches on our We’re On A Roll food truck in South San Francisco in 2011. After an astounding reception and a loyal following, we decided it was time to open an East Coast Eatery. From their famous lobster roll and lobster corn chowder to lobster tacos and crab nachos, they have developed a mixture of traditional and eclectic East Coast Fare.
327 Lorton Ave. – Il Fornaio serves authentic Italian cuisine in an upscale atmosphere with dog-friendly outdoor seating that boasts beautiful views of San Francisco Bay. A distinctly Mediterranean menu features caprese salad, beef carpaccio, margherita pizza, penne alla vodka, veal scaloppine, and linguine mare chiaro.
Blue Line Pizza
1108 Burlingame Avenue – Blue Line serves salads, sandwiches, and Artisan, thin-crust, and deep-dish pizza. The outdoor patio welcomes dogs.
1100 Burlingame Avenue – Straits melds differing Pan-Asian flavors and cuisine in a mellow, chic atmosphere that welcomes dogs at outdoor tables. Favorite menu options include crispy chicken lollipops, Bali style spare ribs, seafood green curry, spicy dragon prawns, Mongolian roasted lamb chops, wok-fired steak, and soy glazed grilled salmon.
Sapore Italiano Restaurante
1447 Burlingame Avenue – Sapore Italiano Ristorante is a dog-friendly place to find traditional Italian meals, which boasts, “fresh food with passion and soul.” Visitors to Sapore Italiano can head to one of two outdoor tables to enjoy a meal alongside their canines. Dogs are not allowed in the patio area. The Ristorante’s menu includes antipasti dishes, salads, pizzas, pasta dishes, and chicken, veal, seafood, and eggplant entrees.
Gabriel and Daniel’s Mexican Grill
250 Anza Blvd. – Dogs are allowed at Gabriel and Daniel’s Mexican Grill, where they provide four pet-friendly tables. Voted in the top ten restaurants in Burlingame on Tripadvisor, this place has more to offer than most golf clubhouse eateries. You and Fido can take in views of planes landing at the San Francisco airport outside while you enjoy fajitas, burritos, or something from the list of Gabriel’s specialties, including Rosi’s Special: served with your choice of chicken or steak, onion, serrano peppers, mushrooms, kettle corn, epazote, sour cream, cheese, and topped with salsa and guacamole.
1219 Burlingame Avenue – Rangoon Ruby on Burlingame Avenue has several pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along. Rangoon Ruby serves Asian-Burmese cuisine for lunch and dinner. You’ll find appetizers like Fried Tofu, Samosas, and Lettuce Wraps to kick off your meal. The menu is full of authentic dishes, with meat and vegetarian options alike. Entrees include Minted Jalapeno Chicken, Pumpkin Pork Stew, and Fiery Tofu and Vegetables. Noodle lovers can try the Burmese Pad Thai, which comes in chicken and shrimp. Save some room for Rangoon Ruby dessert treats like Fried Bananas with ice cream or Sweet Sticky Rice.