Chow Down With Charlie

Chow Down With Charlie

Kayla and a Golden Retriever on a restaurant deck

Carmel-by-the-Sea is nirvana for dogs and the people who love them, and that’s as true when it comes to restaurants as it is with the town’s glorious leash-free beach.

Start your morning with a scone and a mocha latte savored at an outdoor table at Carmel Valley Roasting Company—or, should you care to greet the day with a scenic journey along 17-Mile Drive, pull off at the historic Lodge at Pebble Beach and treat yourself to breakfast (or lunch) at a dog-friendly table on the terrace of the Gallery Café, a favorite with early risers and, later in the day, those who relish a good old-fashioned milkshake.

Whether or not you’re staying at the Cypress Inn, where animal lover Doris Day inaugurated the dog-friendly trend two decades ago, you owe it to yourself to stop by on a weekend evening when soft-jazz piano and guitar entertainment is presented in the Living Room and nearly every guest is accompanied by a canine companion.

Other DogTrekker faves include Basil, which boasts a heated patio for diners with dogs; and lush and leafy Forge in the Forest, famous for a “dog pound menu” featuring the “quarter hounder.”

Posted on: November 13, 2012

Dogs, Dog Friendly Restaurants, restaurants, Carmel
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