Palm Springs certainly loves its pooches. With no shortage of pampering amenities such as pet massages, luxury pet resorts and local boutiques selling one-of-a-kind pet accessories, it’s all too easy to escape to Palm Springs with Fido in tow. When it comes time to dine in the city, plenty of local restaurants will welcome your furry friend with water bowls, treats and even pet menus. If you’re planning a getaway to the desert, don’t miss these top 5 pet-friendly restaurants in Palm Springs.
When a restaurant is named after the owners’ beloved Westie, there’s no doubt that your furry friend will be more than welcome to join you at the dinner table. A contemporary favorite for dining in the Uptown district, Jake’s Palm Springs offers casual American fare, including fresh sandwiches and salads, for 2-legged guests and water bowls and biscuits for 4-legged companions. Diners with dogs are welcome in the courtyard, where modern décor and lush greenery create a uniquely Palm Springs vibe for you and Fido to enjoy.
2. Citron at Viceroy Palm Springs
The bright and stylish Citron restaurant at the Viceroy Palm Springs boutique hotel loves dogs so much, it offers a special canine menu for your furry friend. Dine on the patio of this upscale California eatery, and your pup can choose from dog-friendly fare such as a protein burger with gravy, chicken and vegetables with oatmeal or even a bowl of spaghetti. Water bowls are provided, too. Those staying at the hotel can also enjoy services including pet sitting and dog walking.
Tucked against the towering red mountainside of the San Jacintos, Spencer’s Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Considering that the restaurant draws its name from the owner’s late Siberian husky, it’s no wonder Fido is welcome to join you on the romantic patio. Under a whimsical canopy of ficus trees and accent lights, diners can enjoy French- and Pacific Rim-influenced American cuisine with up to 2 canine companions per table. Water bowls are provided for your pet.
4. Copley's on Palm Canyon
You and your four-legged friend can dine like old Hollywood royalty at Copley’s on Palm Canyon, housed in what was once Cary Grant’s Palm Springs estate. On the elegant patio, you and your pup will feel more like you’re enjoying upscale American cuisine at an old friend’s house than in an award-winning restaurant, all a part of Copley’s irresistible charm. Water bowls are provided.
Whether you’re human or canine, it’s hard to resist the allure of a brunch joint that serves a 5-piece bacon flight. Luckily, both you and your furry companion are welcome to dine at Cheeky’s Palm Springs, an Uptown restaurant known for its farm-to-table cuisine and weekly menu rotations. Enjoy breakfast and lunch favorites such as chilaquiles, brioche cinnamon French toast and burgers with pesto fries while watching Palm Springs come to life from the patio. Fido is treated to his own water bowl while you eat.