Dinning Out With Your Dog in Honolulu - Some Tips for Tails

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 Barefoot Beach Cafe - Pet Friendly Dinning.

Barefoot Beach Cafe at Queen's Beach, Kapiolani Park.



It is safe to say that "dinning out" pretty much means dinning outside when it comes to dinning with your canine companion at a Honolulu restaurant. Because of food preparation and safety concerns, the State of Hawaii and the US Federal Govt. have certain restrictions resulting in the prohibition of pets in public dining facilities with the exception of service animals. However, restaurants that offer outdoor dinning areas that are completely separate from their food preparation and indoor service areas, are typically exempt from pet restrictions and it is left to the establishment to decide if pets are acceptable on premise. If in doubt, call before your arrival.



Barefoot Beach Cafe at Queen's Beach, Kapiolani Park.


The Law and Dog etiquette dictates that only disposable plates and bowls, if you do not bring your own, be used in lieu of the establishments plate ware. Always ask if your canine is allowed to sit with you in an outdoor dinning area and or if it is acceptable for their carrier to be placed in a seat with them inside. It is always advisable to allow your dog to relieve him or herself before dinning at an outdoor venue, in order to reduce the chance of any "accidents".


Make sure your pet is well socialized if you intend to take them out with you to dine. If you have a larger breed of dog, visit the establishment in advance of bringing your pet, to see if they are welcome. It is completely up to the discretion of the owner/management whether or not to allow your dog on the premises, be respectful and introduce your pet, the better behaved the more likely you will be received with aloha. If you own a breed of dog that is bred for it's viciousness and intimidation leave them at home.


This is by no means an exhaustive list of Dog Friendly dinning establishment in Honolulu. Please understand that the list may include dinning establishments that are no longer in business and or may no longer allow dogs in their outdoor dinning area. Please contact the respective business through the link provided to confirm dog friendly status.



Dog Friendly Dinning in Honolulu


Arancino di Mare: outside and at the edge of the roped off area.

Barefoot Beach Cafe:

Baja Style Mexican Food: 

Boston’s Pizza Manoa:  


Coffee Talk: well behaved canines only, 

Coral Cafe

The Fat Greek:  smaller dogs please

Great Hawaiian Hot Dog:

Greek Marina

Greens & Vines Raw Vegan Gourmet

Hank’s Haute Dogs:  

HASR Bistro

Hawaiian Chip Company:  

HiBlend Health Bar & Cafe

Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza

Koa Pancake House

Kona Brewing Company

Kau Kau Grill:

Le Bistro: call ahead to let them know.

Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar

Mocha Java

Morning Glass Cafe

Nico’s Pier 38

The Nook Neighborhood Bistro:

Serg’s Mexican Kitchen:


Salt Lake Shopping Center: at the outside tables, obviously.

Teddy’s BurgersKailua, Kaneohe and University locations. 


Wahoo’s Fish Taco:  

Ward Warehouse Food Court:  Dogs are welcome in the outside food court area!  

Zia’s Caffe:   






Barefoot Beach Cafe - Queens Beach, Honolulu

Barefoot Beach Cafe at Queen's Beach, Kapiolani Park.



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Aloha, Kimo --- I really like the photo you have used for this post -- very inviting. I was in a restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday and saw a couple of dogs and they definitely were not service animals.  Pet friendly dining spots are something that seems to be in demand in our area.   Nice post to highlight those in Honolulu.  

Jan 31, 2016 02:12 AM #1
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

I often see pets, more and more in resturants and public places and wonder if there are rules, or just set by the business owner.

Jan 31, 2016 02:18 AM #2
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Kimo - This is a great resource for Honolulu pet owners. Here, unfortunately, the law extends to the outdoor dining areas, but there are places where you can sit with your dog just on the other side of the barrier, and that's almost the same.

Jan 31, 2016 04:12 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Kimo what a great idea to post about PET FRIENDLY restaurants!  There are several in my area and every so often Barney is lucky and gets to come along - of which he loves!  One of the places even has a 'watering' station equipped with bowls for the dogs. Smart!

Jan 31, 2016 04:57 AM #4
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nice list. We saw dogs in restuarants in Florence, and I have some good pictures of that.

Jan 31, 2016 05:14 AM #5
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Quite stunning photo!  "Love me, love my dog" is my mantra.  Great list of places who wouldn't dream of leaving their best friend at home. 

Jan 31, 2016 05:33 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Aloha Kimo- This is a wonderful idea for a post!  We have many outdoor dining areas where dogs are allowed and we all love seeing them.  Once in a while, the smaller pooches have big dreams and try to take on one of the larger dogs.  

Jan 31, 2016 08:33 AM #7
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

This is another great post about hanging with your dogs in Hawaii.

Featured in Banana Tude!

Jan 31, 2016 09:51 AM #8
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good to know that this is an option in your island paradise Kimo.

Though my friend Jack would like to join us in the restaurant, my wife is always firm in her insistence that he must remain outside and not test this boundary.

Feb 04, 2016 12:58 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


             Aloha Kimo Stowell thank you for my Ah- ha moment. 

Feb 06, 2016 10:28 AM #10
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Kimo Stowell What a great post for all dog lovers!  We have many pet-friendly restaurants in Boca Raton and Delray Beach.  The town of Palm Beach is especially dog friendly.  I did a post a couple years back on how they have water bowls out everywhere  Palm Beach Loves Its Dogs.  Loved seeing this!


Feb 06, 2016 08:37 PM #11
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Kimo Stowell ,

Love the photos..excellent way to grab our attention! Austin has many dog friendly places for dining and I need to get the word out good post!! Glad I saw it in Kathy Streib 's post this morning featured as one her "Ah-ha" posts for the week!

Feb 06, 2016 09:11 PM #12
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

So many choices as to where to dine with your dog.....excellent photos Kimo.

Feb 06, 2016 10:39 PM #13
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I love this post!  I can see why Kathy included it this week in her summary!

Feb 06, 2016 10:53 PM #14
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

As a dog owner and lover, I always look for restaurants that allow Diesel to enjoy the view and any scraps that fall to the floor.  Al fresco is perfect, particularly if it isn't too hot! But your doggie must be well socialized to be invited! Great post and glad Kathy Streib  included it in her lineup.

Feb 08, 2016 07:59 AM #15
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


This is really good information for those dog ownrs who like to dine with their pets. We are seeing more and more dogs at restaurants in our area, at least some of them. It's certainly very common in Europe from what I have seen. Good to know the policy of the place who wish to dine at before you head out, only to get turned away at the front door.


Feb 09, 2016 04:19 PM #16
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