Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Long Beach
For Long Beach, “dog-friendly” puts it mildly—“dog-obsessed” is more like it. The city is home to 10 off-leash dog parks, plus Rosie’s Dog Beach, where pooches can play in the sand and surf. Many local restaurants welcome your pets onto their patios, but some take it to the next level, offering special menu items just for furry friends.
Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden
Dachshunds, Rottweilers, and Weimaraners may feel especially at home at Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden (4020 Atlantic Ave). Located in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood, Rasselbock is a popular German restaurant featuring a selection of 35 German and Belgian beers, plus a dog- and kid-friendly outdoor patio. The kids can play giant Jenga while you treat your pooch to a sausage treat just for dogs. Humans can wolf down schnitzel, Bavarian pretzels, and bratwurst accompanied by a massive stein of lager or doppelbock.
Ask a local for a brunch recommendation and odds are they will mention The Attic (3441 E. Broadway), located in a charming Craftsman house in the Belmont Heights neighborhood. Its Bloody Marty topped with a short rib slider and the Mac & Cheetos dish are renowned novelties, but the gumbo and other Southern specialties are also not to be missed. The dog menu features photos of the staff’s pets and includes chicken, bacon, or a beef patty, each served with rice. Plus, General Manager Iano Dovi reports that new items could be added soon.