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Doggone Good Dining
Barley Gaylord | Ocean Front

At L’Auberge with Charlie Gaylord and Justin Hill ready to take my order. Photo Lynn Gaylord,
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On so many occasions I have been asked which are my favorite restaurants in Del Mar. I have so many that I don’t know where to begin. My humans, Lynn and Charlie, love to sit outside and this is great with me because from there I can see all the other doggies passing, not to mention clean up what might fall on the pavement.

In fact, at L’Auberge they even have a doggy menu! Steak, chicken, eggs – they have it all. At Americana there is always a treat jar, as at Elixir next door. Sbicca’s has wonderful shade and views and I love the dropped crumbs at Del Mar Pizza. I don’t have to worry about “gluten-free.” Same when my people order quesadillas at En Fuego. Mmmm... delicious!

Lynn wants to stop at En Fuego for chips,
salsa, and a marguerita.
photo Ellie Flint
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Sometimes we go to the Plaza where every restaurant is friendly to us four-legged creatures and we can eat Chinese, Italian, Japanese, and hamburgers on every floor, not to mention salmon. Being a Portuguese Water dog, salmon is my favorite.

Visitors love coming to Del Mar because it is so dog-friendly and I can vouch for that. Sometimes people will even ask if they can pet me because they miss their doggy back home who couldn’t come. This happens all the time to me. I don’t mind. I kind of like it. Just call me an ambassador. Maybe they will drop some bacon my way!

Hope to see you around town for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, or anything in between!


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