Do you know that guilt you feel when you leave your pooch at home to go out to lunch? We have the remedy for that! Dog parents know how difficult it can be to find dining spots that allow you to take your canine buddy along. Luckily, some restaurants and cafes do host canines, and El Dorado County is home to quite a few of them.

Getaway Cafe Outdoor Dining, El Dorado County

If you visit El Dorado County with your four-legged friend, make sure to plan to eat at these dog-friendly restaurants in the area that will make your pooch feel right at home:

Sweetie Pie's cinnamon roll

Don’t miss the delicious cinnamon rolls at Sweetie Pie’s, in Placerville.

1. Sweetie Pie’s

On the Historic Main Street in Placerville, near the intersection with Clay Street, lies an idyllic Victorian House that is home to one of El Dorado County’s most loved restaurants and bakeries known as Sweetie Pies. They serve a mostly made-from-scratch menu that includes a range of lunch and breakfast dishes like omelets, scrambles, burritos, sandwiches, and salads. Take your dog along while you sample from their menu of baked goods and desserts that are to die for!

Apple Bistro views

Apple Bistro’s inviting patio offers beautiful views for hoomans and pets alike.

2. Apple Bistro

Enjoy the panoramic vista with your dog as you gorge on Apple Bistro’s delectable breakfast or lunch menu. They are also known for their baked goods that are fresh and decadent. Located on Highway 50, between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento, Apple Bistro offers a beautiful patio dining ambiance that is the perfect place to soak in the sun as you indulge in food and drinks with family or friends and your beloved pet.

Dog sleeping at The Getaway Cafe South Lake Tahoe

Mimosas for you, shady nap for your pup at The Getaway Cafe.

3. The Getaway Cafe

With a dog-friendly outside dining area, The Getaway Cafe is one of the most popular haunts for locals looking for some alpine comfort cuisine in South Lake Tahoe. They are mostly known for their tasty burgers and gourmet breakfast menu, but their Coconut Crusted French Toast is what you need to try. The cafe also offers an extensive wine list that honors the local wineries.

Main Street Melters, Placerville, El Dorado County - dog-friendly patio

Dogs are welcome at Main Street Melters in Placerville.

4. Main Street Melters

Main Street Melters has a beautiful outdoor dining space, which means your furry best friend can surely accompany you there. Located on the corner of Clay and Main Street in Placerville, in a converted historical house, this deli offers an exciting range of sandwiches, grilled cheeses, salads, beers, and wines to satisfy your taste buds. They also offer Boars Head Brand products by the pound.

Apart from delighting in the delicious local cuisine, there are many other things you can do and places you can visit with your dog in El Dorado County. For instance, many wineries are dog-friendly. Find out more about dog-friendly activities in El Dorado County here. For more information about El Dorado County, like the best time to visit Apple Hill pumpkin patches, make sure you check our other blog posts.