dog friendly dining ocean view restaurant patio

Seal Cove Patio

Our dog-friendly restaurant patio offers warm firepits and dramatic ocean views.

ocean view dog-friendly restaurant patio with fire pits

The Seal Cove Patio offers comfortable chairs, cozy blankets and blazing fire pits to sit beside and take in the views. Photo by David H. Collier.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean is our heated outdoor Seal Cove Patio, where we welcome all well-behaved dogs and their owners. Watch whales swim by and seals sunbathe below while eating, drinking and listening to waves crash on the shore below.

PLEASE NOTE: Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk-ins accepted based on availability. Since our patio fills up quickly, we recommend making reservations 5 days in advance. The temperature on the Coastside is generally cool, so dress warmly. Should we encounter bad weather on the day of your reservation, there may not be a table inside since those will be reserved in advance.  We recommend that you check the forecast a few days prior to your reservation and call us then to make any changes.

We have also created additional outdoor seating by closing off the bluff end of our parking lot which offers the most spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

All guests are asked to please check in at the host stand through the front door. An hour and a half will be allotted per table. Guests are asked to please keep masks on unless actively eating or drinking. Alcohol sales must be accompanied with a meal as required by the Alcoholic Beverage Control. See top of page for further current guidelines.

We thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time.

Our Seal Cove Patio overlooks the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and is a premier spot to watch the sun set into the horizon.

We have been featured in AAA’s VIA Magazine as one of 16 spots named Best Pet Destinations in the West. We are honored by this accolade and happy to live up to that reputation by providing water bowls, doggie beds, and even a Dog Food Menu. Our Doggie Menu features items such as grilled hot dogs, mini burger patties, and even a skirt steak for those really good dogs. We take pride in our love for dogs and strive to provide an incomparable setting for you to spend time with your pooch.

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“Great experience! The staff was great, had a lot of fun…. even had food for me on their “dog menu”. I got to eat scrambled eggs and my owners had a great fish dish that they shared with me and a steak sandwich. I would recommend this place to all my friends and for them to bring their owners. We got to cuddle under the blankets they provide near their fire pits. 5 star experience for us. I was even entered in their cutest dog contest…. which I’m gonna rock!!!”

–Jake Chihuahua
Please note: Due to California Health Code, there are absolutely NO DOGS allowed inside of the restaurant, with the exception of service dogs. If your dog is aggressive or not friendly with other dogs, please do not bring them onto our patio. Aggressive dogs and dogs not under control of their owners at ALL times will be asked to leave. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Looking for other things to do with and for your dog on the San Mateo County coast? Click here to see our local furry friends’ caretakers and more dog-friendly places to visit in our area.

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MOSS BEACH DISTILLERY • 140 BEACH WAY • MOSS BEACH, CA 94038 • DIRECTIONS

OUTDOOR DINING & TAKEOUT
12 noon - 6:15 pm Daily

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