places to chow down with your hound while traveling in northern california

Four For the Road

The dog-friendly deck at Moss Beach Distillery Whether you’re cruising the coast, heading to the high country or just passing through, having these chow-friendly rest stops bookmarked into your GPS can come in handy.

Just off the Highway 50 corridor in Placerville, for example, Sweetie Pies is a breakfast and lunch gathering place for dog people who like a little bit of latte with their retrievers.

In Berkeley, the Missouri Lounge might best be classified as a dog-friendly dive bar. Think pool tables inside, heated patio tables outside and a menu heavy on chili and such.

If your meanderings take you through Novato, you can join the doggy crowd on the patio at Toast, a sleek, contemporary-styled restaurant where brick-oven pizza and succulent lamb burgers are among the specialties.

Going coastal? Let Champ stick his nose out the window for a whiff of salt air as you cruise south from San Francisco. His sniffer will be working overtime when you pull up to Moss Beach Distillery and settle in at a table on the Seal Cove Patio to enjoy fish tacos accompanied by dramatic Pacific views. Go ahead, order him a treat off the dog menu.

Photo: "Moss Beach Distillery" - Kim Scarborough (CC)

Posted on: February 22, 2012

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