When the cat's away, the mice will go out to dinner with super hot chicks!

Patrick Schwarzenegger and Bella Thorne grabbed a bite at L.A.'s Mud Hen Tavern last night with mutual pal Scott Speer, and the redheaded beauty made sure to dispel the inevitable romance rumors by claiming the two were just close pals. We've heard that one before!

"With my homie @patrickschwarzenegger if you aren't already following him you should. Disclaimer *** we are just friends," the 17-year-old captioned the above snapshot.

Miley Cyrus' boyfriend has been in the dog house since he was photographed getting too close for comfort with several female "friends" over spring break in Cabo, and the Shake It Up star is single despite dating around these past couple months. She's been linked to Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's son Brandon Lee, as well as Ryan Nassif, who she was spotted kissing at the Lakers game just weeks ago, but she hasn't been serious with anyone since her split from boyfriend Tristan Klier last summer.

It certainly doesn't help hookup rumors when we know that the "Wrecking Ball" songstress has been withholding sex from her man in recent weeks to punish him for his wild Mexican vacation. "One thing she did to punish him was withhold sex from him. Their love life is absolutely wild and he loves it. But he had to take a lot of cold showers for the first couple weeks after his trip because of her sex ban," a source dished to Hollywood Life.

Maybe Patrick simply needed to get some, and Bella was down to pretend they had an innocent and platonic friendship? Crazier things have happened in Hollywood!