Poogans porch was great. Very friendly staff who even brought out bacon for Nash
Poogan's Porch offers dog-friendly dining in Charleston
Enjoy a Southern-style brunch on Poogan's Porch's patio in Downtown Charleston.
Hanging out on the porch.
Don't tell anyone.
Poogan's Porch is actually named after a dog. Poogan's owners sold their home in 1976, but he stayed behind. He remained on the property, the porch being his favorite spot, until his death due to natural causes in 1979. This is a picture of my dog, Rileigh, with the restaurant's namesake.
We just adopted this adorably girl from an amazing rescue organization called NOWZAD based in Afghanistan. She is very well behaved so we thought let's take her somewhere fancy for her first brunch on the States. The staff was great and provided water. And as usual the food was amazing!
Poogans porch was great. Very friendly staff who even brought out bacon for Nash


For some Southern fare and hospitality, bring Fido to Poogan's Porch. This charming restaurant is located one block off Main Street in Charleston's Historic District. Guests line up on the weekends for brunch dishes like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and crab cake eggs Benedict; so expect a short wait. Sip on a cup of coffee, glass of sweet tea, or a refreshing mimosa from the bar and enjoy a warm biscuit while you wait. Dogs are welcome to accompany their owners while they dine on the front porch, weather permitting.


BringFido Traveler Rating

Poogan's Porch has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 28 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Jun. 13, 2019
    Extremely Dog Friendly

    The servers were great with my Italian Greyhound. Brought him water and all were so friendly and wanted to say hello.

  • May. 11, 2019
    So Welcoming And Friendly To Our Fur Baby!

    Couldn’t be more pleased with how we and our pup were treated by staff and fellow customers!

  • May. 8, 2019
    Southern Cuisine

    We had a yummy dinner here having authentic Southern cuisine for the first time. I had booked a reservation online and alerted the staff about our two dogs. They noted it in their system and sat us upstairs on the porch. Felt like a true southern experience. Porch and seating were a little dirty from bird droppings and a bit crammed. The food made up for it though and is on the pricier end.

    Recommend: pimento cheese balls, fried chicken, and pecan pie

  • Apr. 24, 2019
    Great Brunch And Great Servuce

    I can’t say enough about that brunch we had at this place! The pulled pork eggs Benedict was mouthwatering. The service was great. We sat in the sun but they offered for us to wait and sit in the shade if we wished. Someone immediately brought out water for my dog and they were all so friendly to him. They pet him every time they walked by. I recommend making a reservation if you don’t want to wait for a shady spot. It seems like a busy spot and were there at 12:30 on a Wednesday. Apparently they have the best shrimp and grits in Charleston too, just a heads up. Will definitely go back there if we’re in town again :)

  • Apr. 21, 2019
    Great Place for an Evening Out!

    We went on Easter Sunday around 5 p.m. Our party of 6 did not have to wait. We were taken to a table on the back patio that was sheltered and shaded. The waiter brought Angel ice water almost immediately. We did not have to ask for it. Other dog owners were also enjoying the nice setting. We felt very welcome.
    The food was delicious, but the menu was limited. Entrees are a little pricey. Probably not a good choice if you have kids in your party.

  • Mar. 16, 2019
    Treated My Dog Like Royalty

    We got a table for 2 within minutes, and were able to walk through the restaurant to the back porch. The area was shaded and the waitress brought my puppy water right away! Food was great and the staff made sure my dog was comfortable and happy!

  • More than a year ago
    Wonderful experience

    Not only was the food amazing but the staff made us feel so welcomed. Our pittie girl was treated so well!

  • More than a year ago
    Great place for you and your best friend!

    We made reservations for a Saturday night and had a great dinner on the porch with our pups. This was our second visit. They were so great serving us and our pups that we made reservations for brunch the next morning!

  • More than a year ago
    unfriendly, seems to begrudgingly welcome dogs

    For a place we chose simply because it was 'dog-friendly' it was a dissapointment. We were sat in the hot sun with no shade for the dogs and had to ask a few times for water for them. Ate up quickly and left as the heat was unbearable and we did not feel particularly welcome with the dogs

  • More than a year ago
    Great experience

    Good food and drinks. People watching. Front patio and porch dog friendly

  • More than a year ago
    Dog friendly Patio

    We had a great experience here! Went for brunch on a Saturday, no reservation and so we put our name on the list for a patio table and they texted us about 30 mins later to let us know our table was ready. While we waited we walked along King St. Waiters greeted us and our dogs and brought out water, food was very good especially the biscuits and whipped honey butter that was complimentary!

  • More than a year ago
    Nice porch

    After enjoying a walking tour of downtown Charleston, my husband and I came here because we it is dog friendly. Did not realize that is only served brunch though. However we had the shrimp and grits and it was fantastic!. Angel was greeted warmly by the staff and given ice water to drink. Even the hostess came out to greet Angel!

  • More than a year ago
    Great food, okay atmosphere for your dog

    Poogan's Porch was my favorite restaurant in Charleston by far. I completely recommend it. However, I had called ahead when I made a reservation and explained I had my dog with me. When we arrived there was a spot for two on the porch. When I explained to the hostess that I had my dog she said "You should have called" rudely. I had to snap back at her and explain I did. Everyone else was fine, the waiter brought our dog water and he just sat under the table relaxing. I would keep the dog you bring under 35 lbs, there just isn't space for a larger dog. Overall amazing amazing restaurant that I 100% recommend but watch the bigger dogs!

  • More than a year ago
    Great experience!!!

    From start to finish, visiting Poogan's Porch was exceptional. The look of the restaurant is charming on steroids, the service first rate, the menu selection large and varied, and the food itself is beyond excellent. Thank you, BringFido.com for guiding us there! (Also, the wonderful manager brought our Lilly a bowl of water nearly immediately after we were seated on the delightful porch.)

  • More than a year ago
    October, 2016

    Make reservations if you plan on dining here! Outdoor seating was very limited and cramped, the waiter had to step over my dog each time he passed. The food was quite tasty!

  • More than a year ago
    It was hot!

    As I was with my dog Vienna, I had to sit on the patio, and it was an extremely hot day. Vienna was not offered any water, though the waiter brought me a second glass of water when requested, and I poured it into my travel bowl.
    I had the salad with chicken pieces, and there were only 6 pieces which I thought was rather skimpy. The jalapeno-mustard dressing was a bit spicy for me, so the waiter did bring me some balsamic dressing to add. Oddly, they did not have any plain honey-mustard dressing.
    The salad was tasty, and my cocktail was surprisingly strong. The waiter was very nice about adding more lemonade once I had drunk some of it.
    This was not the best restaurant for a dog on a very hot summer day.

  • More than a year ago
    October 2015

    Saturday brunch was great. Not a bad wait time for outside seating with dogs.
    Worth the wait

  • More than a year ago

    Made a reservation for 11 am. When we arrived at 10:50 am one of the staff said you know our kitchen doesn't open till 11, not a great welcome. We went because we had our dog. They did bring him water but sat us directly in the sun on a 90 degree day. Not friendly for dog or human. Expensive, average food and unwelcoming attitude. Would not suggest.

  • More than a year ago
    Great restaurant

    We found the staff very dog friendly and we were able to sit on the front porch in slightly chilly Dec. weather. I think it felt even colder to the waitress than to us, but she was really nice. We had a delicious brunch- some of the best fried oysters I've ever had and they have good oysters in my home state. My husband loved the blueberry sauce with a kick that came with his chicken and waffles. This is one of the places we are most looking forward to revisiting when we travel in a couple of weeks.

  • More than a year ago
    Sunday Brunch Review

    We went for Sunday Brunch right when it opened and were seated immediately with both of our pups and no fuss. The waitress was extremely friendly and very attentive to our needs. We weren't brought a bowl of water, which I was a little surprised by, but we didn't ask for one either and it was a cool morning and the dogs were well hydrated so it wasn't at all a big deal.

    The Fried Green Tomatoes were an excellent starter. My wife's chicken and waffles were a huge plate, as was my platter of french toast. A little pricy for breakfast, but worth it for the setting, the service and the quality of the food and portion sizes.

  • More than a year ago
    good food & service

    Great brunch and friendly to our little Cooper. Would recommend bringing your dog here! :)

  • More than a year ago
    Super friendly to our dog!

    The service and food was great. They seated us within 15 minutes and brought out a bowl of water for our dog.

  • More than a year ago

    I had eaten here years ago and enjoyed it. I had seen this place listed as dog friendly and one would think a restaurant with a dog buried in the front yard would be friendly to dog. My husband and I walked about 5 miles to eat here this Wednesday evening. We arrived about 5:15 pm. Only one couple was on the porch. There were at least six tables vacant outside. I went in to see about service for us. I was told that they were on taking any walk ins this evening. So not only were they not dog friendly, they were not people friendly. I was exhausted. One of the wait staff did get a bowl of water with ice cubes for the dogs as he was not aware that we would not be welcome to eat there this particular evening. While I might expect a place to have full reservations for a Friday, I certainly did not for Wednesday and it was obviously not full or even begun to fill when we arrived.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Place

    We had an excellent time at Poogan's Porch. Our server, Jim, welcomed my husband, my dog, Coco and me. We were seated immediately and had a wonderful lunch. Very friendly staff and courteous and professional. Would return.

  • More than a year ago
    Poogan's staff to the rescue!

    We had the most delightful dinner the other night at Poogan's Porch! We brought our year old dachshund, and the staff immediately brought out a silver water bowl for her to drink. After ordering appetizers, we noticed a few drops of water that ended up turning into a heavy downpour. The wait staff and manager immediately came to assist us and move us to the porch. We thoroughly enjoyed the food; it really was out of this world!! If you haven't been to Poogan's Porch, it's a must! (With or without your four-legged friend!)

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  • More than a year ago
    Four and 1/2 bones :)

    What a nice restaurant!! It's actually named after a dog and there's a little memorial to him next to the patio. My half-star reduction is only because it was very crowded & our table was right next to the front door, leaving Kismet precious little space to lay near us... she was squished under the table on top of the table legs. (that, and my salmon was a smidge undercooked, but I'm not a big salmon fan anyway- Kizzy LOVED it & I loved the glaze & sides) But ceiling fans kept the air moving comfortably on a hot night & the 3 of us appreciated the gorgeous atmosphere.
    The smoked gouda mac & cheese was too good to share with the dog and the bread pudding dessert was to DIE FOR. I'd go back just for dessert!
    They brought water for the dog (I carry a bowl but they'll give you one if you need it) and I think on less-busy nights or when they have enough staff to open the back porch it would be perfect.
    EXTREMELY popular place- make reservations for sure & let them know what size your dog is. LOVED IT!!

  • More than a year ago
    Great patio, great food

    We enjoyed great brunch with our JRT on the front patio. Delicious food. Thanks!

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5 Bones for Us
A Shady Spot
Nolan Having Dinner On The Porch
Lucy at Poogan’s Porch

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