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Dog Friendly Digs: The Patio on Lamont

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The pet-friendly craze is alive and well in San Diego. It’s an exciting time to be a pet parent, as more and more options become available for you and your furry friend. In San Diego, the weather is mild and dogs can come with you pretty much anywhere. We even have beaches specifically for pups! If you’re heading out to grab a bite to eat, you don’t need to leave your dog home alone, you can bring them along with you (and you might even end up at an establishment that has a special menu just for pups). It seems like in this city, dogs are high on our list of priorities. Man’s best friend is definitely treated as such in San Diego.

Establishments in San Diego seem to know that dogs are a large part of peoples lives. Restaurant owners who happily welcome pets are likely to develop a strong, loyal customer base. If you treat a customer’s pet with love, they will take notice and develop a favorable opinion toward you, your employees and your establishment as a whole. According to The Humane Society, there are more than 78.2 million dogs owned in the United States. The results of a study performed by The National Pet Alliance shows that 30% of San Diego County households own a dog. This means that pet parents are a huge market with a lot of buying power across the county.

Some restaurants have this market tapped and they do a superb job of making your and your pup feel right at home. If you and your furry friend are looking for a place to get some grub, look no further than The Patio on Lamont. Located in Pacific Beach, The Patio on Lamont is a cozy, charming and vibrant place where you (and your pet) always feel welcome.

Typically, dog friendly restaurants and cafes have a reserved section where humans and their pets are seated. At The Patio, the whole restaurant is the pet-friendly section. Cherie, a regular patron of the Patio on Lamont, says, “The Patio has great service, everyone is very dog friendly, both staff and clientele. Every time I’ve gone, there have bee several other nice pooches, all very well behaved. Our lab (who is over 70 pounds) was very comfortable and got lots of attention, fresh water (as much as we did at the table), and some biscuits. They have a great wine selection, happy hour menu and specials.”

Once you’re seated, your pup will be offered water and even a special treat made by the chef. Word to the wise: if you have a large dog, request a wall table. Space can get a bit cramped otherwise. The Patio has become a hangout for a lot of dog lovers— once you bring your pup out for a meal here, you’ll most likely keep coming back.

Lauren lives in OB with her French bulldog, Elvis Presley. She loves laughter and the great outdoors. You can contact her at lauren@sdentertainer.com.

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