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Universal Joint

Universal Joint is a dog-friendly restaurant and bar in hip West Asheville, located in a refurbished old time gas station. Fido can join you on the spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy bar snacks like soft pretzels, edamame, spicy egg rolls and wings. They also have a variety of burgers and sandwiches, and quesadillas and tacos. Visit Website

Or call (828) 505-7262 or email universaljointwestasheville@yahoo.com for more information.


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Universal Joint has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 206 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Beth
    Nov. 3, 2022

    Great food and service! brought our pup a big bowl of water. We loved our lunch. It was noisy with traffic so might be too much for an anxious dog.

  • Spenser
    Jun. 10, 2022
    Great stop!

    We stopped here on our way to Charleston and was taken wonderful care of. Super dog friendly with a nice big patio!

  • Caren
    May. 1, 2022
    Great Food - Super Dog Friendly!

    We followed the reviews and went here after a day of walking with our pup on the grounds and in the gardens at the Biltmore Estate. Universal Joint totally lived up to our expectations. The outside patio is awesome and super dog friendly. Try the Universal Fries! I had the chicken sandwich California Style and my hubby had the wings. Everything was delicious.

  • Wendy
    Oct. 1, 2021

    Universal Joint was an amazing spot from the time we sat down to the time we left. Our waitress greeted us and our pup with fresh ice water and was so good to him (and us). The food and drinks were absolutely ah-mazing. The patio and atmosphere was so chill and relaxed. We had an amazing time there.

  • Shellie
    May. 9, 2021
    Food was great. Service so good

    please go!!

  • John
    Dec. 28, 2019
    Very Dog Friendly

    Great spot for beer. Waitress brought out a dog bowl without having been asked. Burgers are big!

  • Laura
    Sep. 1, 2019
    Went On A Whim

    Went here on a whim, weather was in the 90s, asked a waiter if we could bring our pup. They said yes, brought us out water and dog bowl for our puppy, even refilled it! Would go there again for sure. Got the fish tacos. Food was awesome, will go again!

  • Becky
    Jul. 26, 2019
    Best Dog Friendly Restaurant

    We were on vacation with our pug Millie and looking for a good food/beer place that we could bring Millie too. What a wonderful place! Great food and prices. There were 4 dogs on the patio. Wait staff immediately brought ice water in a bowl for our dog as soon as we sat down. Waiters and waitresses LOVE dogs!!! They stop by and greet and pet your dog. A must go to place if you’re traveling with your fur baby.

  • Karen
    Jun. 29, 2019
    Doggone Good!

    We brought our dog for Saturday lunch- the fourth dog table on the patio. They brought a water bowl right away and introduced themselves to our dog. The sandwiches we had were delicious!

  • Brigidanne
    More than a year ago
    Local hangout

    Nice place where dogs are welcome on the patio. They have a covered portion also. Nice outdoor patio. Seems to be a local place in an up and coming artist neighborhood. Other nice looking places along the same street. The restaurant/bar is on a corner of a three way intersection. Parking allowed in the Wells Fargo lot after bank business hours. Mid range in prices. Burgers sandwiches and apps. Extensive beer menu.

  • Sami
    More than a year ago
    Booze and Foods

    Went here with my Great Dane (Anna) and mum last night! Had an amazing experience. Both staff and guest were extremely friendly towards Anna. Wait staff brought her a bowl of water as well, couldn’t have asked for better!

  • Kelley
    More than a year ago
    perfect for a rainy day

    We were in Asheville on a cold, rainy day, so their heated, covered patio which was a welcome relief. Great burgers and plenty of water for the furballs.

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