Lazy Dog Restaurant opens today

 Photo by John Zander

Photo by John Zander

DOWNEY – The Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar, the newest addition to the continually growing Downey Promenade, will officially open its doors to the public later today.

Lazy Dog joins its promenade predecessors 24 Hour Fitness, Cinemark, Floor and Décor, and Active Ride Shop, all of which have opened in the past few months, starting late last year. It is the first of a variety of many food locations within the promenade to open to the public. 

“It’s exciting to become part of a new community for us, especially when we can create a space where people feel comfortable dining – whether it be for a casual bite amongst family or a celebratory meal with friends,” said Lazy Dog founder and CEO Chris Simms in a press release sent to the Downey Patriot by the popular food chain. 

Downey’s Lazy Dog location is the 19th of the family-run group of restaurants. 

The Promenade’s newest edition declined to open with a ribbon cutting or ceremony, opting instead to piggy-back off of the Promenade’s eventual grand opening at a later date. Lazy Dog will quietly open their doors at 5 p.m. tonight for their first official dinner service, after hosting several days of trial service for friends and family.

Lazy Dog Bar and Grill is located within the Promenade at 8800 Apollo Way. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. until midnight Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. until midnight on Saturday and Sunday. More information can be found at