Huxley loves nothing better than eating out with his pack. His humans like almost every restaurant and bar on this list, but the ratings are Hux's, according to how comfortable he is and whether, if he's lucky, he gets a nibble too. Huxley's taste in wine is no less reliable for being based entirely on chewing the wine-soaked end off the cork.

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San Francisco

Mission District, Noe Valley, Bernal Heights

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331 Cortland (331 Cortland). This collection of food vendors doesn't offer anything for dogs besides a bench outside where humans can sit with them, but any place you can walk your dog to is better than a place where you can't. Huxley doesn't remember whether there was a water bowl at this specific address, but Cortland Avenue is a parade of water bowls (and of dogs).
BoneBone Atlas Cafe (20th at Alabama). The back patio of this neighborhood cafe (reached through the side door on Alabama) is full of friendly dogs, and there's a water bowl for the dogs and good draft beer for the humans.
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Beretta (Valencia at 23rd). The staff was happy to serve the entire pack outside when no-one else was crazy enough to brave the chill of the evening, and brought water. Otherwise there's not much here for Huxley, especially as the humans usually drink the strong stuff here and it doesn't come with corks.
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Big Mouth Burger (24th St. between Bartlett and Valencia). The burgers smell good but the coleslaw that the guy holding the leash gets here instead of fries is of little interest to dogs, and there is less shade under Big Mouth's little wire tables than under Phat Philly's picnic tables.
Bone Cafe Fiore (24th at Guerrero). Huxley doesn't see the attraction of this place: it is so close to home that it's like being cheated out of a walk, and there is nothing outside but a few tables on a slanty sidewalk. At least there are a few dogs to say hello to mixed in with the torrent of commuters rushing down 24th.
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Cafe St. Jorge (Mission at Cortland) This is actually not a spot for dogs at all, except for the bench outside where the humans can wait with them. But the bolo de arroz smelled good.
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Chez Marius (24th St. between Noe and Castro). Huxley came here many times when this restaraunt was called Le Zinc, and it hasn't changed too much under the new owner. Sit out front to watch the street, just like a Parisian tourist, or in back under the heat lamp. Huxley particularly likes the corks from the well-chosen list of French reds.
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Craftsman and Wolves (Valencia between 18th and 19th). Although Huxley likes the idea of wolves and the smell of the creative and flavorful pastries, he never gets more than a few crumbs that fall off the crumbly ones. But this place opens at 7 AM like a proper bakery should, convenient during a morning dog walk, and it's next to Mission Pet Hospital, and it's on Huxley's walk to work, so Huxley gets to visit all the time.
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Dynamo Donuts (24th between York and Hampshire). Huxley has gradually penetrated deeper and deeper into this breakfast spot, sitting first just inside the door, then in the main room (where even he felt he shouldn't be allowed), and finally in the back patio, where he got a dog donut to celebrate. And then the boys got a free dog donut to share from the nice person at the counter, so we're stopping there every time now.
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L'Emigrante (18th & Mission). Huxley's tail was down when The Corner, the previous restaurant in this location, closed. Now he gets to watch the goings-on at this interesting corner again -- but he still doesn't get anything from the table, and there are still few amenities here for him other than an occasional cork. Wonder why the humans like it so much?
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Esperpento (22nd St. at Valencia). A long-time favorite, at least when there are outside tables. At this writing there are, and there are is even a half-tent to ward off the wind. The food and the corks are good, and the restaurant is close to Huxley's house, which means frequent visits.
Bone Farina (18th St. between Valencia & Guerrero). Closed! Though there were some interesting corks, the heaters were too high overhead to make up for the chill wind blowing down 18th Street and the food, although good, wasn't the sort that the humans will share with Huxley.
Bone Farina Pizza (Valencia at 18th). A better bet for Huxley than the original, since the east-facing sidewalk tables are sheltered from the wind. There are heaters, the friendly staff offers water, and Huxley knows nowhere else where he can enjoy a Sammarinese cork. But watch out for the boorish humans that this block of Valencia attracts.
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Front Porch (29th at Tiffany). Nothing could be more appropriate for hound dogs than to hang out on the cozy front porch of a Southern restaurant called the Front Porch. Heat lamps keep dogs and humans warm. There are blankets, too, but not for beagles.
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Garcon (Valencia & 22nd). This neighborhood French restaurant has several sidewalk tables and friendly staff always ready to serve you there and bring water. There are no heaters, and the partitions that once moderated the evening breeze are gone. But Huxley has had some memorable bones here, most notably the birthday marrow bone that he prized so much he dragged the humans home so he could bury it.
BoneBone Giordano Bros. (16th at Valencia). Outside tables, heat lamps, and an occasional dropped french fry are just what Huxley looks for in a neighborhood restaurant. He has no interest in the excellent beer, but it keeps the humans in place while he waits for a fry to drop.
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Grub (Valencia between 18th & 19th). Closed! The staff said a friendly hello and brought water, and there was lots of interesting canine and human traffic to watch while the humans ate, but Huxley isn't giving out more than one bone until he gets a taste of the food. At least last time the humans ordered a real cork instead of a screwcap. Grub is now Toast Souvla, and the high tables outside aren't the best for a mixed pack of humans and dogs.
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Hog & Rocks (19th at San Carlos). The outside tables are large, the heaters are powerful and dogs are offered water. Hog & Rocks is open until 'round midnight, just right for a semi-nocturnal predator. Huxley has no interest in rocks (oysters), and the hog is way too good for him, but he has gotten a lamb bone here.
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Hot Press (Mission between 25th & 26th). Closed! To Huxley, the only attraction of this panino shop was how close it is to his home. There was an awning over the two sidewalk tables, but nothing else for dogs. But just across the street there's a nicely appointed water bowl outside the dog-friendly Fizzary and brand new pet supply Mission Critter, so altogether it was a nice little expedition.
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Humphrey Slocombe (Harrison at 24th). Huxley doesn't think the novel flavors here are any more exotic than what he finds on the street every day, but he lives for the end of the cone just the same. Less spilled ice cream than Mitchell's, but more outside seating.
Bone Lolo (22nd between Mission and Valencia). Moved! The benches out front protected Huxley from lunchtime sun and water was available. For whatever reason, though, the humans never shared whatever was on those small plates. Lolo moved to a new location on Valencia which doesn't have outside tables.
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The Liberties (Guerrero & 22nd). Although this Irish pub has had outside tables for a while, they only recently became able to serve beer at them. That's what was needed to make a pleasant outing for the whole pack. The second bone is for the friendly, dog-loving owner and some special consideration that we're not at liberty to discuss in detail here.
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Mitchell's Ice Cream (San Jose Avenue at 29th St.). Nothing is better than a visit to San Francisco's finest ice creamery, always mobbed with friendly humans and dogs, a chance to slurp up fallen ice cream off the sidewalk while the humans relax on the benches outside, and, if Huxley is lucky, the end of a cone.
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Monk's Kettle (16th at Albion). Huxley had no idea this place existed until they added sidewalk tables recently and became possible to get in to for both humans and dogs. The only amenity relevant to dogs is an awning and Huxley doesn't like beer, but dishes are often accompanied by fries or tater tots so Huxley has something to look forward to.
Bone Noe's Bar (24th St. at Church St.). Closed! Just what you need after a hike to Las Papas: a couple of tables with umbrellas, draft beer, and all of Noe Valley going by. Hux heard he could go inside; he hasn't tried yet, but if it's true another bone would have been sure to follow. This location is now Hamlet; they have sidewalk tables, but Hux hasn't visited yet.
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Noeteca (Dolores at Valley). This refined cafe -- too refined for beagles to get a taste -- provides a water bowl, an awning on its sunny east side, and tables on its shady north side, so there will always be a comfortable place to sit. The trick is deciding which spot best avoids whatever wind happens to be blowing.
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Phat Philly (24th St. between Bartlett and Valencia). This hopping fast-food joint would have three bones if Huxley ever got a scrap of the delicious-smelling cheesesteaks. Meanwhile, there's usually one or two left of the giant portions of fries. The kind servers even sometimes bring water when it's not too busy. The outside tables are probably the best place in the Mission to watch all manner of people and dogs go by.
BoneBone Picaro (16th St. between Valencia & Guerrero). Something about this taperia makes the humans generous. Huxley has been known to get a whole cantimpalito (a snack-sized chorizo), usually when the humans get near the bottom of a bottle of Spanish red -- a delicious cork at a reasonable price. Tables are protected by a little fence and the neighborhood is always interesting to watch.
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Porcellino (Church at Duncan). Closed! Huxley had dreamed of coming to this place's precessor, Incanto, for years, but it was for humans only. This casual successor had dog-friendly outside tables and a still-excellent, if shorter, list of corks.
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Rosamunde (Mission between 24th & 25th). There is not much space between the closely packed tables on Rosamunde's narrow front porch for Huxley to lie down in, but there is a water bowl at the end and heaters overhead. Huxley puts up with the smell of beer for the sake of the smell of sausages. If only he could somehow have one.
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Sandbox Bakery (Cortland at Gates). Closed! There are just a couple of benches outside for the humans to sit while they eat their pastries and drink tea. Huxley liked that, because it makes for easier begging. He also liked that this place is relatively far from home, as breakfast walks go, which means more walking for him, and the morning parade of dogs along Cortland. Being busy in other parts of town, Huxley hasn't visited since Sandbox became Pinkie's.
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Southern Pacific Brewing Company (Treat near 19th). There is plenty of space at the picnic tables on this brewpub's front patio, and there's a water bowl somewhere around. It gets cold when the sun goes down behind the building in late afternoon, which means the humans' fries get cold and Huxley might get one. He is trying to decide whether all of the delicious homemade sharp mustard that he somehow got hold of means more bones or less.
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Stuffed (Mission just north of 24th). Huxley and Wallace's frustration at not getting a single scrap of the delicious pierogies was matched only by their delight at the friendly owner's generosity with jerky. No heat lamps, but the cavernous entrance is well sheltered from the wind.
Bone Toast (Church at Day). Huxley would probably rather keep walking to the 30th Street dog park or Billy Goat Hill than sit down for breakfast here. But he is a big Sirron Norris fan.
BoneBoneBone Tuba (Guerrero at 22nd). This excellent Turkish restaurant has no outside amenities other than a couple of tables, and the wind on wide Guerrero Street can be bitter. None of that matters to Huxley when the friendly waitresses give him lots of attention, an exotic cork or two, AND all the lamb bones he can eat. Huxley will be taking his humans to dinner here as often as possible.
Bone Vino Rosso (Cortland at Anderson). There's only a bench outside, which means only glasses of wine for the humans and no corks for Huxley, but the water bowl is very welcome after hiking around Bernal Heights and there are always friendly human and canine passers-by. Other humans have been seen eating outside as well as drinking, so this place's star is on the rise.
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Wise Sons Deli (Shotwell at 24th). It's not as hard to find space at this wildly popular deli's outside tables as it used to be, so Huxley visits regularly.
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Xanath (Valencia at Liberty). No doubt Huxley appreciates the difference between the several different kinds of vanilla at the Mission's newest and most exotic ice creamery even better than the humans do, but he also keeps coming back for the good location, the handy benches and the big bucket of water provided for dogs. And did we mention that he might get the end of a cone?

Potrero Hill, Dogpatch

Bone Dos Pinas (Rhode Island at 16th). Outside tables and Mexican food that's bland enough for a beagle -- if he manages to steal any.
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Harmonic Brewing (26th between Minnesota and Indiana). Huxley approves of the trend of brewpubs that allow dogs inside, and he rolls over for Native Sons BBQ wherever they appear. He doesn't even mind gnawing on a rib bone that was previously enjoyed by humans not in his pack.
Bone Il Pirata (16th at Utah). The slow, slow service here is just fine if you're a beagle sunning himself on the back patio. The Italian sausage sandwich that that guy holding the leash always seems to get smells great, but Huxley has to settle for an occasional fry.
BoneBone Liba Falafel (DeHaro at Alameda). Closed! Just a food truck parked in front of a disused warehouse, and Huxley sometimes has to endure being tied up next to the running generator while the humans order, but he never fails to score mouthfuls of dropped falafel and -- even better -- delicious sweet-potato fries. Sadly, Liba is out of the truck business.
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Market & Rye (DeHaro at 16th). Closed! The human puppies that have recently taken over this neighborhood threw half of their food underneath the cheery blue picnic tables, so Huxley was optimistic about the possibilities at this bakery-oriented cafe. No other dog amenities, though.
Bone Pizza Nostra (DeHaro at 16th). Closed! Though the humans have often enjoyed a glass of lunchtime wine at this fancy pizzeria's outside tables, Huxley has never gotten a cork or even a pizza crust. It must have been good! However, it recently changed ownership and Huxley no longer works in the neighborhood, so he doesn't know what it's like now.
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Triple Voodoo (3rd between 19th & 20th). The only interest this place holds for dogs is that they're allowed inside, on the cool concrete and out of the hot sun. Well, actually, Wallace looks forward to a drop of strong beer now and then.
Bone Wolfe's Lunch (16th at Wisconsin). Next to the Showplace Triangle mini-park, this Korean greasy spoon has a few outside tables, but not much else that interests Huxley.
Huxley worked in north Potrero Hill and only ever got to lunch in that part of the neighborhood. Other dog-friendly options around there which he never got to visit include Cafe Pazzo, on Henry Adams at the traffic circle, What's Up Dog on De Haro at 16th, and the Chairman Bao food truck, last seen at De Haro and Alameda on Fridays. A well-behaved dog might even get away with sitting at a courtyard table outside the excellent Rustico, in the California College of Arts' building A2 on 8th St. between 15th & 16th.

Bayview

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Laughing Monk (Egbert between 3rd & Jennings). Huxley dislikes beer and high stools that put the humans' food out of reach, but none of that matters when Native Sons BBQ is serving next door in Seven Stills and he gets some rib bones. The friendly barman brought water, too.
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Speakeasy (Keith at Evans). Closed! Huxley wasn't allowed inside and it was cold and windy out by the picnic tables, but when the humans moved fast enough he might get a rib bone fron Native Sons BBQ.

South of Market

BoneBone The Butler and the Chef (South Park). Hux fits right in with the strict French ambiance. The kindly chef, who's been known to bring out a dog treat, and all of the other dogs visiting the park made this his favorite lunch stop back when he worked in this neighborhood.
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Jamber Wine Pub (Folsom between 4th & 5th). Even though this place has no corks (their wine is on tap), Huxley is ready to fight for one of their few outside tables any time, because absolutely everything here that isn't already fries comes with fries. Heaters take the edge off the bitter SoMa wind.
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Off the Grid (5th & Minna). When Huxley and Wallace worked South of Market this was their regular food truck stop. That the neat techie customers don't seem to drop much was made up for by the guy at the other end of the leash's practice of taking his lunch back to the office, where there was plenty to beg for.
Bone Ristorante Umbria (2nd & Howard). Closed! This would be a fine place for a fancy Italian lunch if Huxley ever got a taste, or if he got to jump up into the big comfortable-looking chairs. At least there's plenty of interesting traffic at lunch time on this restaurant-packed block.
BoneBone South Park Cafe (South Park). The nicest place Huxley knows of to watch humans eat dinner South of Market. It's not far from his old office, there are dogs in the park in the evening, too, and he usually gets a cork.
Bone Zebulon (Natoma near 2nd St.). Closed! That guy at the other end of the leash sometimes seemed awfully relaxed here for a weekday lunch. Yes, there was beer as well as sandwiches. There wasn't really much here to interest Huxley, but it was a welcome oasis in this neighborhood. Now disappeared under Transbay Terminal construction.

North of Market: Financial District, North Beach, Union Square, Tenderloin, Polk Gulch

BoneBone A La Turca (Geary St. at Larkin). Delicious Turkish food at reasonable prices for the humans, water for Huxley, and sidewalk seating in a neighborhood where it's rare.
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Amante/Chubby Noodle (Green near Stockton). Closed! Huxley and Wallace were both happy to visit this bar/Korean fusion popup combination even though they didn't get any of the food: there were heaters, water brought by the friendly staff and plenty of friendly tourists to say hello.
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B44, Belden Taverna, Brindisi, Cafe Bastille, Plouf, Sauce (Belden Place). All of the many restaurants on Belden Place have covered outdoor seating and heaters. Huxley usually sits at one of the tables farthest from the restaurants (and the heaters) where there's more room to sniff around. Two bones for the reliability of all these restaurants as a group; one of them is bound to be open at almost any time. Cafe Bastille has been open for weekend lunches when the others were not. The humans like the tapas at B44 and the mussels at Plouf best, but Huxley is most interested in Cafe Bastille's aromatic andouillette.
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Bask (Columbus at Jackson). Not only does this newish Basque restaurant have ample outside seating on a very entertaining street, heat lamps, a water bowl and delicious corks, but it was around the corner from Huxley's old workplace so he can visit often.
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Bocadillos (Montgomery at Columbus). Closed! Even closer to Huxley's old workplace, this tasca had only one outside table, so Huxley and the humans only got to go here when they were very lucky, or when the weather was stiff enough to send home the amateurs. With no dog amenities aside from the well-chosen corks and not a crumb falling from that table, Huxley is puzzled as to why the humans liked it here so much.
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Cafe Claude (Claude Lane). Huxley will never forget his first visit to this outpost of traditional French cooking, when a kind waiter treated him to the remains of someone's charcuterie plate, boiled chicken left over from making stock, extra hamburger from a steak tartare, and even a lick of the steak tartare mixing bowl. The humans were so jealous. Excellent corks as well.
Bone Cafe Zoetrope (Columbus and Kearny). The one bright spot for Huxley at this Italianesque cafe is that they have a few especially excellent corks at good prices. As long as the supply holds out he'll be back. Next time he'll ask them to turn the heaters on.
Bone Ciao Bella (Ferry Building). The rule is that if Huxley doesn't see a sign that says no dogs allowed, he must be allowed. Anything for the end of a cone.
Bone Comstock Saloon (Columbus at Pacific). Huxley has been coming here since the San Francisco Brewing Company days. There is still no better place for a dog, or a human, to watch the world go by than one of the tables tucked in around the main entrance. Huxley appreciates the friendly clientele and the water brought by the maitre d', but he's not giving out a second bone until he gets some fries like he did in the old days.
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Cotogna (Pacific at Montgomery). A pleasant spot in this leafy neighborhood to sit on a nice day and watch the humans not share. At least Huxley got water and a good cork.
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Doc Ricketts (Columbus between Jackson & Pacific). There can never be too many sidewalk dining options even in a neighborhood already packed with them. The heaters keep Huxley warm enough to put up with the lack of anything else here of interest to dogs.
Bone Emporio Rulli (Union Square). During Huxley's stay downtown in 2006, this was the place to enjoy an early continental breakfast and watch Union Square wake up.
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Gelateria Naia (Columbus between Green & Union). We visit whenever a long weekend walk takes us to this part of town. Huxley is willing to wait outside tied to a parking meter while the guy with the leash orders, because he knows he'll get the end of the cone eventually. The outside tables are as good as any along Columbus for watching the crowds of tourists and locals.
Bone Georges (Sansome at Commercial). Closed! For Huxley, the only saving grace of the few outdoor tables at this seafood restaurant was that they were perfectly positioned to greet his hard-working colleagues on their way home from the office. But the financial district gets cold fast at night, the tables are too high for Huxley to see what's going on, and the humans ordered glasses, not corks. He's not sad that the humans never returned for happy-hour oysters, either: their bones are much too tough.
BoneBone Giordano Bros. (Columbus at Broadway). Closed! The outside tables here aren't quite as comfy as at Comstock Saloon, but the fries that regularly fall out of the overstuffed sandwiches more than make up for it.
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Gitane (Claude Lane). This hot spot from the Cafe Claude people is a must-visit for dogs, with an awning, heat lamps and water brought out right away. The humans drink sherry here so Huxley never gets a cork, but bones from the humans' pork ribs make it a three-bone destination.
BoneBone The Grubstake (Pine at Polk). This Portuguese diner has a covered porch to relax on and water for thirsty dogs, and vinho verde for breakfast means happy humans might give Huxley a little piece of bacalao.
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Grumpy's (Vallejo between Front & Battery). Huxley and Wallace wonder why the humans take so much trouble to get here early for one of the highly sought after sidewalk tables. The burgers smell delicious, but no-one ever gets to eat any!
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The Hall (Market between Golden Gate and McAllister). Huxley will miss this independent food court in the mid-Market neighborhood when the building it's in becomes condos. Right now it's his only option for a sit-down lunch anywhere near work. Get there before 12 to get one of the picnic tables and enjoy the extremely diverse street scene.
Bone Honey Honey (Post & Taylor, formerly The Crepe House). What's not to like about breakfast with a cheery tiki god?
BoneBone Irish Bank (Mark Lane, near Grant & Bush). Convenient to Union Square and open all afternoon. There is endless outside space, much of it protected by awnings. Huxley has sometimes sat in a puddle here, but has forgiven all since that time the waitress dropped an entire platter of fries.
Bone Leland Tea Company (Bush near Polk). Closed! Huxley much preferred the humans to join him at the single outside table than to keep an eye on him from one of the inside tables by the window. Not much here for Hux, but if it kept the humans going, that meant a longer walk for him. Leland Tea Company has now moved to Burlingame.
Bone Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store (Washington Square). Hux has never actually had one of Mario's meatball sandwiches, but the smell keeps him coming back just in case. The outside service is a little slow, but that's just perfect for relaxing and enjoying this interesting corner location with lots of people and dogs to greet as they walk past.
Bone Machka (Washington east of Montgomery). Closed! Late in the week a cheery crowd fills the tables outside this well-groomed Turkish spot and its neighbor Aventine, and occasionally there is even another dog. But the tables are too high for Huxley to feel like part of the pack, and until the human orders more than a glass of wine there's not even a cork here for Huxley to chew on.
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Off the Grid (Front & Vallejo). Another food truck gathering, this one conveniently located near Huxley's old office, in session three days a week, AND sometimes including old favorite Liba Falafel! Only the lack of seating and the dog-unfriendliness of the nearby park stand between this location and a second bone.
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Original Joe's (Union & Stockton). Heaters, a water bowl and one of the best street scenes in the city make this an ideal stop for the dog about town, and big portions mean there is bound to be something at dog level eventually.
BoneBone Park Tavern (on Washington Square Park). Not only does this North Beach hot spot provide a ringside seat for busy North Beach and Washington Square Park, but the entertaining parade of guests arriving at valet parking is in full view of the sidewalk tables. Heaters (and blankets for the humans) keep the fog away, and though there was no water Huxley didn't look up from his short rib bones long enough to notice. On a later visit Hux got a bowl of water, so if you don't, just ask.
Bone Rose Pistola (Columbus between Green and Union). Closed! Humans were better taken care of than dogs here, but busy Columbus Avenue is interesting and Huxley might get to visit one of his favorite ice cream stops a few doors down.
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Sydney Town Tavern (Commercial between Sansome and Leidesdorff). Closed! It could be hot in the unshaded middle of this closed-to-traffic block, and he was never offered water, but Huxley and his old colleague Gilligan enjoyed the change of pace from hanging around the office. And pretty much everything here came with fries.
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Sotto Mare (Green near Columbus). One way to get in to this packed, no-reservations seafood restaurant is to sit out front on a cold night when no-one else wants to. Though there are no amenities, Huxley enjoys greeting the steady stream of guests and the dog-friendly staff might bring a treat if they get a spare moment.
BoneBone Tony's Pizza Napoletana (Union & Stockton). Not only does this place have heat lamps (though they're a little small for a cold SF night), not only do they keep a sturdy, shiny water dish ready for their canine guests, not only is there an excellent list of corks -- but Huxley will not soon forget the giant, still-juicy marrow bone that the humans let him have when they'd done all they could with it.
Bone Vicoletto (Green at Jasper). Huxley has no idea what is served at this rather nice little Italian restaurant on bustling Green Street. It is at least a comfortable place to wait for the humans to finish whatever they're up to, with heaters, water and decent corks.
BoneBone Wine (Embarcadero Two). Closed! Hux prized this place not for the corks -- the humans tended to have glasses here, not bottles -- but for actually having been allowed inside a couple of times before there was sidewalk seating. The space is now occupied by a new wine bar and we haven't been back yet.

Around town

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Absinthe (Hayes Valley). This restaurant and bar's tiny outside tables on busy Hayes Street are the closest that Huxley and Wallace will ever get to visiting a Paris cafe. They don't get any closer to the food here than they do anywhere else, though, although they do get water.
BoneBone Betelnut (Cow Hollow). Closed! Three words: logo water bowl. Plenty of outside tables and heaters, too. We usually got here by walking from home, which meant a long sit with a beer or two.
Bone Liverpool Lil's (Cow Hollow). Closed! This pub had a dog at every sidewalk table and good fries, but our neighbors kept their dog so nervous and worked up that Huxley understood why we sometimes make fun of the Marina.
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Outerlands (Sunset). Although Huxley likes to sleep in, he doesn't have much use for brunch, because it has few bones and no corks. But Outerlands has a nice parklet to sit in while you're waiting for your table, lots of other dogs to say hello to, and heat lamps.
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Park Chalet (behind Beach Chalet, on the Great Highway at JFK Drive). Three bones for abundant outdoor seating, heat lamps near every table, lots of other dogs to greet, and the brewpub beer and erratic service, both of which keep the humans from moving on too quickly. And, of course, because coming here means a long walk in Golden Gate Park or on Ocean Beach or both.
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Sociale (Presidio Heights). San Francisco's most charming patio, heaters that can handle the foggiest night, and an excellent and unusual selection of corks.
Bone Tango Gelato (On Fillmore in Pacific Heights). Closed! A refreshing stop in a mostly unfamiliar neighborhood, with a couple of little outside tables and maybe the end of a cone.
Bone Ziryab (Divisadero between Fell and Hayes). Closed! This Mediterranean place had crowded but plentiful outdoor seating in a front patio set back from the bustle of Divisadero. They were open all day on weekends, making them a handy stop in this neighborhood. Huxley didn't get any of the excellent shawarma, but he did get a few of the very good fries.

Huxley has noticed all of the outside tables in Hayes Valley and on Polk Street in Russian Hill and wishes his humans went to those neighborhoods more often.

South San Francisco

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Ben Tre (on Grand Avenue a few blocks east of 101). This was a real novelty for Huxley: a Vietnamese restaurant with a patio. Although Ben Tre become a regular weekend morning stop for the pack, their meat is much too good for the humans to give him any, so Huxley had to settle for fresh air and frustration. Now Ben Tre has moved and when we last visited they weren't serving outside, so stay tuned.

East Bay

BoneBone Barclay's (College Avenue, Rockridge). Abundant outdoor seating, a long beer list and Hux's friends Rosie and Teebone make for a perfect follow-up to some East Bay hiking.
Bone Chop Bar (4th at Alice, Oakland). This neighborhood favorite near Jack London Square provides the dog dining basics -- heat and cold water -- on their long, narrow patio, but the patio wall is solid so Huxley can't see the street, the humans like their food too much to share, and cocktails mean no corks.
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Radio (13th just east of Broadway, Oakland). Huxley is oblivious to this beer-and-basic-cocktails bar's excellent DJs, but he's happy enough to rest in its deep shade after a long walk around Oakland.
Bone Sunny Side Cafe (Solano Avenue). Here's the place for brunch before or after a long hike in Tilden Park. The food is too good for Huxley to get any, but dogs and humans alike can enjoy the heaters.
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Wat Mongkolratanaram (Russell near Martin Luther King Jr.). No water, few other dogs, and only a concrete slab to lie on, but Huxley comes here again and again for stray beef balls. Once he got a whole containerful of khanom krog that someone dropped.

Huxley's pals Teebone and Rosie have been talking up Chow in Lafayette. Hux hasn't been there yet, but is looking forward to it.

Anderson Valley

Though Huxley loves The Other Place, he doesn't think much of the Anderson Valley or the nearby Mendocino area as a culinary destination. The rest of the pack always seems to eat without him. He has hopes of visiting the Boonville Hotel restaurant some day when they're seating outside, though; the humans certainly seem to like it.

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Anderson Valley Brewing Company (Boonville). Hux doesn't like beer himself, and there's nothing else here. But he's allowed inside, and the excellent beer makes the humans so happy Hux can make a full meal on treats.
Bone The Buckhorn (Boonville). This pub has a full range of Anderson Valley Brewing Company beers and decent pub grub. The outside tables are the perfect place to rest up with a nice bowl of water after the long drive up from San Francisco.

San Luis Obispo

Huxley and his friend Cody loved their visits to dog-friendly SLO. County law bars dogs from wine tasting rooms, but the better establishments admit them anyway.

Bone Big Sky Cafe (Broad between Higuera and Marsh). Though this place had a very nice patio and the staff brought water, the uninspiring smell of the humans' breakfasts made Huxley wonder if there was as much meat in there as they'd expected.
BoneBone The Firestone Grill (Higuera at Osos). The only thing wrong with this place is that not one bit of the steak sandwiches that the humans were so pleased with made it down to beagle level. But it's a self-serve establishment so there were plenty of french fries and such all over the vast patio, and big gas fireplaces keep away SLO's nighttime chill.
BoneBone Foster's Freeze (Nipomo & Marsh). SLO is almost as cool as San Francisco in the summer, but the humans just like ice cream and Huxley was happy to come here again and again to help clean up spills.
BoneBone Luna Red (Chorro at Monterey). Huxley liked this creekside place even better than the humans, what with the abundant heat lamps and friendly, water-bearing staff. Many delicious local and international corks are on offer.
BoneBoneBone Novo (Across the bridge from Mission Plaza). This creekside hotspot has a front door on Higuera, but dogs can get to the patio from the path by the creek. Huxley enjoyed both an excellent cork of local Pinot and an exquisitely done bone from a ribeye steak. This is how dogs were meant to live. The staff was both attentive and unhurried, and understanding of both humans and dogs.
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Old San Luis BBQ (Higuera between Broad and Nipomo). This brand-new competitor to the Firestone Grill, a bare-bones takeout window, has even more delicious-smelling tri-tip which Huxley is even less likely to get any of. On the bright side there are lots of interesting smells in the cracks around the handful of outdoor tables.

Santa Ynez Valley

Two paws up from Huxley for this also very dog-friendly area! Hot weather means lots of outside dining and high-alcohol wines that keep the rest of the pack in an easy-going mood and out of the car. Almost every area winery welcomed Huxley. This may have been where he developed his taste for corks.

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Ballard Inn and Restaurant (Baseline Avenue, Ballard). Sophisticated, careful cooking, a real standout in the rustic Santa Ynez Valley. White-tablecloth seating on the porch was perfect for humans and dogs, and Huxley rolled over for the bones that came with the humans' lamb.
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Wandering Dog Wine Bar (Mission Drive at 4th Place, Solvang) Huxley remembers when this place was Cabana Cellars. It still welcomes four-legged friends inside as well as outside and the corks are even better.
Bone Firestone Walker Taproom (Just off Highway 101, Buellton). There's just a table or two outside, the wind can be fierce and you're on your own for service, but it's an essential stop in the perfect location.
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Los Olivos Cafe and Wine Merchant (Grand Avenue, Los Olivos). From one of the comfortable outside tables at this location made famous by "Sideways" you can see and hear everything that goes on in Los Olivos while you enjoy any of the top-quality local corks available on the wine-merchant side. The cafe side has food for a simple snack with your bottle or a whole meal.
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Mortensen's Danish Bakery (Mission Drive at Atterdag, Solvang). There are quite a few places to eat breakfast outside in this tourist- and dog-friendly town, but Huxley has been here twice, once on the shady back patio and once out front, for the wide selection of Danish pastry. The pastry is far too sweet for dogs (in fact Mortensen's seems to use special sugar, more tooth-achingly sweet than anything the humans have ever had) but they're still happy to hang out with you.
BoneBone Side Street Cafe (Alamo Pintado, Los Olivos). Closed! Chef Patrick welcomed dogs on his wide, shady front porch and the staff brought water right away. The humans were sure to come up with a cork from the exceptional list of local wines. Huxley didn't get any of Chef Patrick's excellent California cuisine, but the humans were so pleased that they gave him extra treats.

Western Oregon

For a state with so many good corks, Oregon is surprisingly tough on dogs. They often aren't allowed even on restaurant patios, and places for them to stay are hard to find except at chain motels. The McMinnville McMenamins is an exception with both dog-friendly rooms and sidewalk tables, but there has never been space there for Huxley or Wallace. Since dog-friendly wineries are less common in Oregon than in California, this and the next section list them as well as restaurants.

Roseburg

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McMenamins Roseburg Station (700 SE St.). McMenamins saved the blazing hot July day with umbrella-shaded outside tables and water for the boys. And beer country was, as usual, also fry country.

Willamette Valley

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Brooks (East of Amity, off SE Eola Hills Road). Although this once down-to-earth winery has fancied up in recent years, Huxley and Wallace were allowed onto the roofed deck and given water. And there are corks available for the asking.
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Domaine Serene (North of 99W between Lafayette and Dundee). This otherwise rather pompous winery was kind enough to let Huxley and Wallace around the side onto their deck. The tables are shaded with umbrellas, but otherwise there's not much here for dogs. Still, it's more fun to watch the humans than to wait in the car.
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Dundee Bistro (SW 7th Street at 99W, Dundee). An oasis in the dog-fearing Willamette Valley, with a big patio away from the road, where Huxley and Wallace were welcome, and a long list of local corks. There are even fries on the menu (they come with the delicious-smelling steak), but Huxley sniffed the truffle oil and said no.

Central Oregon

Central Oregon is less stringent about Oregon's no-dogs-in-restaurants law than the finicky Willamette Valley. The humans still need to ask whether dogs are allowed on the restaurant patio or in the winery, but the answer is yes a lot of the time. And the water bowls in front of practically every shop make dogs feel very welcome. Just don't leave your dogs in the car in the sun, even if you think it's cool enough, or the dog-loving citizenry will teach you a lesson you probably need.

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Bend Brewing Company (on Brooks near the Newport/Greenwood Avenue bridge). Huxley and Wallace could spend all day at this long-established riverside brewpub, which has not just a dog-friendly patio but a lawn with picnic tables, an outdoor bar and a food truck. Excellent chance of fries.
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Deschutes Brewery Bend Public House (1044 NW Bond St.). On their first long trip north the humans held off on lunch until this pilgrimage site only three hours south of Hood River. Late afternoon was the perfect time to find space at one of the coveted streetside patio tables. The staff brought water and the humans had more than enough fries to share. Only Wallace was a bit disappointed, because the beer was too good for him to get even a drop.
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McMenamins Old St. Francis School (Bond at Louisiana). Not only can Huxley and Wallace watch their humans drink and eat on this fine establishment's many shady patios, they can stay overnight! They even got to watch breakfast in the secret room behind the broom closet. There are water bowls all ready on the patios and the beer-friendly food includes both fries and tater tots.

Hood River and vicinity

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Brian's Pourhouse (Oak near 3rd, Hood River). This lively place and its dog-friendly patio are open until 11, perfect for long midsummer evenings. The Columbia Gorge wind is brisk, but it doesn't faze beagles used to San Francisco nights. Friendly staff brought water, and there were fries to be begged for.
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Cerulean Wine (off Oak Street near 3rd, Hood River). This little tasting room has a cool cement floor just right for recovering from a hot July day while the humans sip Riesling. No corks, though, just screwcaps.
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Domaine Pouillon (Lyle Snowden Road, Lyle, Washington). This mostly Rhone-focused winery has a brand new tasting room where Huxley and Wallace were happy to take a break from the summer sun.
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Double Mountain (4th St. between Columbia and Cascade, Hood River). Sidewalk tables let Huxley and Wallace get attention from every dog-loving patron and passer-by. Strong beer and good pizza mean plenty of "bones" for the boys.
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Hood River Hotel (Oak St. at 1st St., Hood River). Huxley and Wallace breakfasted at the sidewalk tables at the hotel's restaurant (currently Swedish, which seems to mean happy humans but nothing for dogs) several times during each of their visits. But mentioning the restaurant is also an excuse to sneak a mention of the extra-dog-friendly Hotel into this page of restaurant reviews. In return for a very reasonable pet fee, the Hotel provides a dog bowl, a protective sheet for the bed, a bag of treats (our brand!), a squeaky toy to kill and a welcome on a bone-shaped chalkboard at the reception.
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Nora's Table (5th Street just north of Oak, Hood River). Closed! Lamb chops on the menu meant that the boys got to properly appreciate Hood River's finest white-tablecloth restaurant. There were a few outside tables where they could join the humans, there was a good list of local corks, and the staff brought water to pair with the bones. Unfortunately Nora's became Kin, which does not have a license for dogs on its patio.
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Springhouse Cellar Winery (next to the Mt. Hood Railroad station, Hood River). This innovative establishment serves excellent wine on tap by the taste or in glasses, and sells both regular and refillable bottles to go. On tap means no corks for Huxley, but at least the boys could relax inside while the humans refreshed themselves. Huxley, who likes sled dogs, was also sorry to miss out on Springhouse's resident malamute, said to be unfriendly to visiting dogs and kept in the back while we visited. We bet they'd have gotten along fine. Conveniently located steps from the Hotel.
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Three Rivers Grill (Oak at 6th, Hood River). In summer all the business at this white-tablecloth place is on the high deck overlooking the river, where dogs are welcome. There is water and good corks but chances of fries are low.
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Wy'East Vineyards (six miles south of downtown Hood River on Route 35). The boys are allowed in the tasting room. One one visit the whole pack enjoyed a bottle of excellent Pinot Gris and a picnic lunch on the patio. On another the dogs lounged on the appropriately-for-the-area fruit-patterned carpet out front.

This page is updated whenever Huxley gets wind of something new. Got a suggestion? Write Huxley, huxley at eagerbeagle dot com, and let him know.

Huxley's rating system is similar to that used in the Michelin guides:

Bone Well worth a visit.
BoneBone An establishment with outstanding qualities, head and shoulders above the rest.
BoneBoneBone The experience of a lifetime, whether measured in human or dog years.

Of course Huxley is reviewing for dogs, not for humans, so some ratings might not be what a human would expect. Reviews of some establishments, mainly those outside of San Francisco, are based on less visits than a real reviewer would make. There are a lot of places off Huxley's regular routes, in and out of S.F., that he hasn't even been to yet; if your favorite isn't listed, maybe that's why. Hey, for a dog who can't drive, Hux is doing pretty well.

A green bone means that Huxley's packmate Wallace Beagle has given that establishment his Fun for the Whole Pack Seal of Approval!