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.
Ubuntu Café’s (335 Nieto Ave) location is perfect for dog owners who want to grab a meal before or after their trip to the park. Humans can chow down on Tangy Toast topped with whipped ricotta and blood oranges or the Lobster Omelet, while pups can enjoy their own special menu item: frozen snacks made with yogurt and peanut butter. Ubuntu will also grill up a chicken breast or burger patty for dogs upon request. After brunch, take your doggo on a stroll around nearby Colorado Lagoon or along the water at Marine Stadium.
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.
Plunge (1900 E Ocean Blvd) is located on the second floor of this high-rise condo building, boasting some of the best ocean views in town. To find the restaurant, enter the lobby, climb the stairs to the second floor, and head straight to the back. Plunge offers a selection of seafood and California cuisine, plus beer, wine, and cocktails. Dogs can select either a 7 oz. Angus beef burger patty or grilled chicken breast from the Furry Friends section of the menu. (Check out their Yelp page for some photos of a Great Dane at breakfast with his loving owner.)