Sunny days are made for Fish. That’s “Fish.” with a period, which is what this dressed-up New England seafood shack in Sausalito is all about. Order your chowder, barbecued oysters or daily special at the counter, then retreat to a table on the big, dog-friendly deck perched above a harbor where sailboats bob and the views are smile-inspiring. Enjoy your meal knowing that the seafood on your plate came from healthy fisheries and was caught by sustainable methods. But don’t be caught with your credit card out: Fish. is a cash-only establishment (there’s an ATM inside).
Point Reyes National Seashore is one of Marin County’s top visitor attractions, and what’s a day at the beach without a picnic? Someone will have to wait outside with Rover while you select artisan cheeses, fresh fruit or prepared dishes at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station, but you can enjoy your meal together at an outside table or good your goodies packaged to go.
On the splurge end, Nick’s Cove, the romantic, dog-friendly cottage hotel on Tomales Bay, has added a deck with dog-friendly outdoor tables to its restaurant and oyster bar, meaning Bella no longer has to wait in the car while you enjoy your clam chowder or eggs Benedict. For a memorable dinner at Cavallo Point Lodge, request an outdoor table on the verandah at Farley Bar or the adjacent Murray Circle restaurant. Bella can lounge by your side as you simultaneously enjoy Chef Justin Everett’s artful cuisine and views of the Golden Gate Bridge.