With time being one of the most valuable commodities in our lives, multi-tasking is of the utmost importance.

I appreciate a dog-friendly spot in which I can pick up a quick bite without making a big production out of it.

Luckily there has been an increase in dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, and shops in the last few years in Southern California.  So much so,  in fact, I sometimes forget there are still places around that do not appreciate my dog’s presence as much as I do.

Convenient 15- 25 Minute Spots:

  • BEAR FLAG – In Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach and Pacific City, Huntington Beach.  We love sitting out on the patio with our fur baby while enjoying Peruvian ceviche and fish tacos.  The HB location has a killer ocean view that is worth checking out!  
  • IKE’S PLACE – We are slightly obsessed with their yummy specialty sandwiches.  With only a few outside tables, we have always been lucky enough to score one.  Located off Brookhurst and Ellis in Fountain Valley and Macarthur in Irvine (Orange County Locations)
  • CHICKEN MAISON– If you are looking for a healthy way to quickly fill your belly, Mediterranean style, look no further.  The Salmon Kabobs with spicy cabbage slaw and brown rice are delightful  What may be good to know as a pet owner is… it is situated on a very busy street, Bristol in Santa Ana.  If there is even the slightest chance your pup likes to wander off, I wouldn’t recommend bringing him/her!    
  • MILK AND HONEY a trendy coffee joint at “the Camp” in Costa Mesa.  If you are looking for tea and acai bowl with a charming garden terrace…try here.  I recommend the Spiced Chai latte and visiting during the week when its a little less busy.  My dog loves this spot!  If you have more than 20 minutes to spare…check out Old Vine Cafe.  Also located in the Camp.  The food is bomb and the employees are always so sweet to our pups!
Maximus in a Car at the Camp in Costa Meds
Maximus at the Camp in Costa Mesa

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