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Mayfel's is an eclectic and fun eatery in the heart of downtown Asheville that serves Louisiana-style food including gumbo, muffalettas, po' boys, and beignets. They have two dog-friendly outdoor dining areas: the front patio and The Courtyard Bar, which is reminiscent of the New Orleans French Quarter. Visit Website

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Mayfel's has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 27 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 954 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Barbara
    Mar 4, 2024
    Attentive Staff and Great Food

    Loved this place. We enjoyed fabulous Louisiana style food, sidewalk dining, and a very attentive staff. They immediately brought two water bowls for the dogs and the dogs hadn't even arrived yet. They were all very welcoming. I can't say enough about how good my jambalaya was. Others enjoyed their seafood gumbo, shrimp sandwich and Ceasar salad. Nobody minded that we sat outside chatting long after we finished our lunches and they were closing.

  • Halie
    Oct 24, 2021
    Slow Service but Great Vibe

    It was busy but we had like half an hour wait and the patios are covered so it’s really nice. They bring water for your dogs and love on them. The food is pretty good and pretty affordable. Definitely reccomend.

  • Whitney
    Oct 9, 2021
    Amazing food and very dog friendly

    We stopped here on a busy Friday night with our large German Shepherd and it was no issue at all to the staff. It is a small patio so as long as your dog stays out of the walk way, you’re good. If you didn’t bring a water bowl, ask the staff and they will bring one out to you.

    The food here is out of this world! We had the Crab Cake Fritters and Mayfel’s Gumbo as appetizers and then had the Seafood Étouffée for the main course. 10/10

  • Sarah
    Sep 11, 2021
    Excellent service and food!

    Loved our experience at Mayfel’s! sat outdoors with our puppy and the staff brought him treats and his own water dish. The food was fantastic and there was a drum circle going on across the street which was cool to watch.

  • Deb
    Apr 10, 2021
    Cozy, friendly & yummy!

    Lovely staff, fun New Orleans-type

  • Kayla
    Mar 29, 2021
    Covered, rain-protected patio allows dogs

    Mayfel’s brought out a dog bowl and it was a great spot for our puppy Mo to get some good shade and still spend time with us while we had brunch. We were sat in a corner that had plenty of space for Mo to stay out of the way but still people watch, his favorite activity.

  • Patti
    Mar 4, 2021
    Great Patio, Great Food

    We stumbled upon this place walking around downtown. They were so friendly to our dog, brought her water, and gave her lots of attention! The food was great as well.

  • Randi
    Feb 15, 2021
    Great First Experience

    This trip to Asheville was our first time taking our lab mix with us on vacation and we were hesitant! we were so thrilled with the fact that Mayfel’s had a heated and enclosed patio that allowed our pup to be with us at dinner. The food was great, the atmosphere was great, and we will definitely be visiting again!

  • Jill
    Jan 28, 2021
    Dogs And Good Food

    we stopped by for late lunch. We ate on the heated porch. Our dog was brought a bowl of water. we ate, had beer and wine. highly recommend. I had the Bleu salad with fried oysters, super yum. hubby had the club with home fries. his was yummy too. there were 2 other tables with dogs. very dog friendly

  • Michael
    Mar 9, 2020
    Tremendous Love For Dogs

    WE had a such a great time at Mayfel’s with our huskey, Nala, that we went again the next day and brought family. She had a great time, all the waitresses and waiters loved her, one day they brought her all of the “dropped” bacon. They didn’t even mind her laying in the middle of the patio and they all just stepped around her.

  • Madeline
    Sep 8, 2019
    Lovely Place!

    Food was delicious and their patio was extremely dog friendly!

  • Rob
    Aug 23, 2019
    Breakfast In The Covered Patio

    Great menu, New Orleans type fare, great service and very Dog Friendly. Also Gluten Free friendly ( great GF Biscuits). Made for a relaxing meal. Other dogs were chill as well. We will be back as they took all the worries away.

  • Van
    Jan 20, 2019
    So Friendly!

    Dogs are allowed on the patio but it doesn’t seem like the patio is heated. Servers are very friendly and will bring dog bowls and treats for your furry one!

  • Heather
    Aug 4, 2018
    Outdoor covered patio

    Great place for breakfast. Outdoor covered patio for the pup when it was raining out! We were able to enjoy our meal and have our pup with us even though it was raining.

  • Patrinne
    More than a year ago
    amazing place

    This was my first time visiting Asheville so we decided to stop here because it was on BringFido. The food was wonderful and the staff was really nice to my lab Max. I’ll definitely recommend Mayfels

  • Ashley
    Jul 2, 2018

    Visiter here for brunch and enjoyed the patio with our pup! He got special love from the serving staff and a water bowl. Good was also very tasty! The Huevos Carolina was very good!

  • Jeri
    More than a year ago
    awesome people and food

    Couldn’t have been more sweet to my doodle 🐾 the food was awesome and service excellent the rain did not dampen the spirt of this lovely outdoor patio:)

  • Bridget
    Jan 8, 2018
    Lots of Egg Menu Items

    We visited for breakfast on a cold morning with 3 dogs in tow. Thankfully, the patio is heated! My husband enjoyed his eggs. I wish the menu included other options (oatmeal, yogurt, etc.) But the lunch menu is available for breakfast so I enjoyed the fried green tomatoes... very yummy.

    More than a year ago

    Food was amazing and staff was super nice! It was freezing out and we had our two dogs and they had a nice heated covered patio to eat. I would recommend to anyone!!

  • Brittani
    More than a year ago
    Addies Big Adventure

    Very dog friendly with great waitstaff! Our dog got treats and water right away. Louisiana style food was delicious as well!

  • Lauren
    More than a year ago
    A taste of New Orleans

    We had a great dinner at Mayfels. The muffuletta and beignets made us feel like we were in Nola. Peabody received a warm welcome as well.

  • Elaine
    More than a year ago
    In the action

    We ate here during Friday night drum circle time so had music. We were given a place on covered front patio that worked well for us and our golden. She got a bowl of water a t the table. We had delicious po boy and a meatloaf entree and some local beer. It is in the middle of the action across from Pack Square

  • Leslie
    More than a year ago

    Great food, great service and great love'ns for my pup!

  • Michelle
    More than a year ago
    Friendly staff, great food!

    Outdoor covered patio has heaters for winter visitors with dogs in tow. Don't miss the Fried Green Tomatoes! The goat cheese makes the dish. Lots of choices on the menu for everyone. The grilled cheese and tomato soup kept me warm and my husband ate every bite of his shrimp Po Boy.

  • Sally
    More than a year ago
    loved the back courtyard

    Great spot to eat with your dog. We ate in the back courtyard which is down a steep flight of stairs, but is very shady and comfortable if stairs are not a problem for you or your dog. The food was very good. There was not a water bowl for dogs, so bring your own.

  • Valerie
    More than a year ago
    Very Dog Friendly

    We were visiting from out of town and had our pup with us. We asked a local couple, who was walking their dog, if they knew of any dog friendly restaurants in downtown Asheville. They immediately suggested Mayfeld's. We headed over and were not disappointed. We were seated relatively quickly on their front patio. Our waitress was very attentive not only to us, but to our dog, Reagan, as well. The food was fantastic and priced well. The next time we are in Asheville, we will definitely return.

  • Laura
    More than a year ago
    My favorite place to eat!

    I have 2 belgian malinois that I often take for walks downtown Asheville along with my 2 year old daughter. The staff at Mayfel's is always super friendly. They have a cute outdoor dining area with room for both pups and a stroller. They love my dogs, and the food is AMAZING! What could be better?

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