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Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant serving visitors and locals to Nags Head, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the pet-friendly upper deck where guests can pull up a stool at the tiki bar. Mulligan's provide a dog menu, water bowls, and your pup is sure to enjoy the fenced dog run where he can expend his energy! In addition to seafood, other choices include seasonal salads, burgers, meatloaf, plus chicken and waffles. Visit Website

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Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 37 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,392 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Melanie
    Sep. 17, 2022
    Pet friendly

    Food was good. Staff was very friendly and quick. Very dog friendly

  • Sanchez
    Aug. 6, 2022
    Very Puppy friendly!

    After a day on the beach we brought our 4 month old Goldendoodle, he was instantly brought a bowl of ice cold water and given lots of pets. we also received excellent service…. a big plus is the large fenced in area for pupps to run!

  • Ashleigh
    Aug. 5, 2022
    Service Treats Your Dog Like A Customer!

    This was such a wonderful experience. I 100% will be bringing our Aussie back here. The servers treated our dog like family and brought her water before we even had water! They didn’t have a dog menu but our dog definitely enjoyed the chicken and rice offered for dogs!

  • Veronika
    Apr. 23, 2022
    Super Dog Friendly!

    Dog menu, fenced in run, multiple areas for seating with dogs, what more could you ask for? Drinks and food are pretty great - love it here!

  • John
    Apr. 2, 2022
    Pet BFFriendly

    Been to many pet friendly restaurants but Mulligan’s is beyond merely friends. It has a dog menu, an outside play space, and the staff was very accommodating both to our fog and us. Food and service were excellent. Great end to our vacation!

  • Michelle
    Mar. 28, 2022
    Great place to bring you pup for dinner

    Great menu for adults and a pup menu as well! There is a rooftop deck that is screened in and heated for colder temps! Great staff! Will definitely go back!

  • Dick
    Dec. 4, 2021
    Fantastic place in all respects

    great food, service (Haley), definitely dog friendly, drinks…you name it and they delivered!

  • Jennifer
    Sep. 24, 2021
    Great place!

    Great food, beer, and service. Our dog loved the dog menu. Definitely will come back!!

  • Tom
    Aug. 3, 2021
    Great spot to dine with your dogs

    We ate lunch here last week. The staff was very accommodating of our 2 dogs and the food was great. I had the Shrimp and Grits and it was excellent.

  • Kerry
    Aug. 3, 2021
    Awesome retreat!

    The Tiki Bar at Mulligan’s Grille was the perfect retreat during the midday heat for our party of 8 plus our boxer pup Luna. The food was great and the staff was amazing with all of us!

  • Jestine
    Jun. 5, 2021
    Great place for pets!

    we were welcomed from
    very friendly staff. They gave us a doggy dinning menu for our English bulldog along with a bowl of water. our dog loved the burger and rice on a frisbee. I would definitely recommend this place! it has great food!!

  • Vicki
    Apr. 30, 2021
    Awesome place with meals for your pet as well!

    great food on an upstairs outside terrace. the pups were able to dine on their own food served to them on frisbees. our food was also delicious. extremely pet friendly place. that staff was awesome!

  • Samantha
    Apr. 17, 2021

    Lunch stop with our baby. We are MORE than impressed with Mulligans Grille in Historic Cottage Row! They have an entire grassed, fenced in dog area for dogs to run, hooks to hook their leash on, they bring your dog a fresh bowl of water and they have a pet food menu!! Moo got chicken and white rice 🖤 and they bring their food to the dogs on a frisbee you keep! How freaking CUTE!
    Oh and their human food is DELICIOUS!
    More than pleased. We’ve been there once before, this is our second time but first with the fur baby

  • Alex
    Apr. 3, 2021

    This place is a really great place to bring a dog! they let you bring your dog to the tiki bar upstairs. We visited on a chilly day and they had heaters and everything up there. The staff all loved dogs. They brought him and water immediately and THEY HAVE A DOG MENU and his food came out when ours did so he got to dine with us. There is also a dog park that is completely fenced in for pups to play! Overall, this was probably the most dog friendly restaurant I have ever been.

  • Jennifer
    Mar. 12, 2021
    Dogs are loved here...

    Cannot say enough about what a perfect place this restaurant is when lunching with your dog. We were able to eat outside among many other pets dining with their humans. Rocco was given his own menu so we chose the chicken and rice lunch for him. It was delivered by a very nice server on an upside down Frisbee which we were told we could keep for him to play with on the beach. Staff were wonderful with our elder dog and all the other dogs that were present were well behaved and friendly! We humans loved the food and the cold beer..definitely a great choice for lunch on a sunny day!

  • Desiree
    Aug. 6, 2020
    Great Food And Even Better Service!

    This place has very good food and a very nice tiki bar. They’re probably the most dog friendly restaurant I’ve been to. They brought my dog a bowl of water and even had a menu to order from just for her. The staff as a whole was very nice Abe they have a pretty neat dog run out back. I will definitely return here

  • Jennifer
    Jul. 10, 2020
    Pet Friendly

    Nice side patio for doggie dining. Hooks on the wall to place the leash while eating. There is a dog menu and they give pup a collapsible water dish full of ice water, which came in handy for the rest of the trip! Fenced in dog run is a bonus!

  • Susie
    Jun. 23, 2020
    Dog Fenced Run In Front- Yes please

    Stopped for dinner on a road trip. We knew they welcomed dogs (on leash, on floor only) in their tiki bar. Good view, good food, cold drinks. And then we realized they had a HUGE pup play yard in parking lot. What a joy to let him run before getting back in car 😍

  • Brandon
    Sep. 23, 2019
    Great Food And Super Pet Friendly

    If you want to take your dog out to dinner with you. This is the spot.

  • Michelle
    Aug. 23, 2019
    Pet Friendly

    Like others have mentioned it is a little confusing about where and when, but once in they were very accommodating. The food was great!

  • Tammy
    Aug. 5, 2019
    Pup Friendly with a Doggie Menu

    Neat place! Go when the weather is nice because the dry seating is limited. Food was delish. Enjoyed the crab cakes and crab pretzel.

  • Kayla
    Aug. 4, 2019
    So Dog Friendly!

    They have a dog menu! Dog lovers you can tell. They have a covered deck with water bowls everywhere. Recommended. Food was great and live music. Views of the ocean.

  • Brandon
    Jun. 16, 2019
    Would Give 7 Bones If We Could

    Exceptional service fur us and tremendous accommodations for the pup. Both upstairs outdoor tiki bar and downstairs patio are dog friendly. They have a special menu with chicken and rice for dogs, and bring a water bowl for each table. Upstairs patio has views of the ocean. How awesome is an ocean view with great food and your fur baby?!

  • Cathy
    Jun. 8, 2019
    Perfect Pet Spot With Ocean View!!

    What a treat!! Go to the top deck for ocean view and pet friendly dining! Great food and super friendly! Highly recommend!!!!

  • Karen
    May. 8, 2019
    Great view

    Service was excellent. Food was good. Fish tacos were amazing! View of ocean in distance. Heat lamps were turned on by staff because it was a bit chilly and windy.

  • Agnes O
    More than a year ago
    Our frenchie love it!

    This place deserves 5+ stars on Yelp. The food is absolutely delicious! My family is quite picky and we have tried a few hyped up places in OBX , but if you want to enjoy a multifaceted menu, you need to visit Mulligan’s. The servers are fantastic and extremely attentive. To top it off, this is a dog-friendly place that offers a separate menu for your canine babies. Our frenchie absolutely loved her food. Great atmosphere and delicious food - what are you waiting for?

  • Cory
    More than a year ago
    good stop

    iam4pacers (232 reviews)
    Wife and I ate here with our corgi while on vacation last week. We got there about 7:30. Check in was a little confusing as we were told no servers for the dog section. We went upstairs to the tiki bar where it’s first come. We had to wait about 15 minutes on the stairs for a seat. Our server was excellent. She brought a bowl of ice water for our dog. Then she took our order and brought the dog menu. We ordered the chicken and rice for her. They brought it out and I cut the chicken up in a few more pieces. She ate it right up! Never been to a place where dogs have their own menu. Server was prompt with refills. A local singer was singing on Friday evening. It was a nice evening and a little breeze so might want to take a light jacket as the tiki bar is on the 2nd floor. We’d definitely recommend this place especially if you have your dog with you. Just make sure you get there a little before dinner rush or you’ll have a wait.

  • Bbc
    Jul. 13, 2018
    Good 4 + 1 Option

    While travelling with Penny—a recently rescued Lab with high levels of separation anxiety—leaving her at the beach rental when eating out is not a good option. How about Mulligan’s? We found this to be a good option. One recent reviewer did not care for the Tiki Bar space. We liked it. It is an upstairs covered deck area with good views of the water. The space is a little tight and Penny wasn’t wild about the live music (or maybe I’m projecting) but the staff was very friendly and served Penny fresh water. She had eaten already so we didn’t order from the doggy menu, but the rest of us very much liked our Shrimp and grits, coconut shrimp, scallops and so forth.

    One area in which some improvement could be made is in communicating how it works for a dog party. We were there on a very busy Tuesday night with long waits. They were actually able to seat us quickly in the Tiki Bar area, which was great, but it was not easy to get that information because they really don’t want dogs and owners walking through the door up to the check in desk. The dog friendly space is accessed via an outside staircase on the other side of the building.

    While there are some logistical challenges for the unitiatiated, we think Mulligan’s is a very good dog-in-tow option.

  • Elaine
    More than a year ago
    Ended up leaving

    We stopped by on a Saturday at 12:30pm for lunch. Obviously during their “dog” hours. Had called ahead to confirm this. Saw the improved dog area which isn’t bad and there were open tables- yay! Upon going in I find out they were not seating anyone out there as they did not have a server assigned to that area. Whaaat?! No server on a busy Saturday afternoon when people can’t get into their rental home until later in the afternoon? So then the hostess offers up the upstairs Tiki Bar area- in at least 30 minutes if you don’t mind going up some random back outside narrow 2 flights of stairs. Uh, no thanks. Would have probably spent $50 bucks there on lunch and beverages since we had time. So we left and went up the street to the SnoShack and joined another family with their dog and had a great lunch!

  • Norman
    May. 7, 2018
    Great Lunch for Smokey and Family

    Lunch was fantastic; Greek Nachos are soo good, fish sandwich was great and smokey loved her pooch meal of grilled chicken and brown rice served on a frisbee that comes with the meal as the bowl! Service and food were great and the view of the ocean from the top deck was awesome.

  • Wendy
    More than a year ago
    Another great lunch with Zak!

    I typically take my miniature labradoodle, Zak, to get lunch or a snack at Mulligan's when my husband is working the weekend, the food is great and I know Zak enjoys being on the upper deck with his dog and people friends! Thanks for opening up the deck to our furry friends!

  • Michelle
    More than a year ago
    Eating in a parking lot

    As one reviewer stated earlier, the dog friendly place of this restaurant is literally in a parking lot. The dog bowls out there were filthy and had bugs in them. The waitress however did bring my dog a fresh bowl of water. The food was just ok....nothing special....and certainly not the best burger in the outer banks! I won't be back.

  • Ryan
    More than a year ago

    Was VERY excited to go and it smelt great and was bey busy HOWEVER they only serve people with dogs outside from 11-5p so if you show up after that they won't serve you. We showed up at 5:15 and they said they won't serve us and we couldn't bring the dog inside. The turned away a good 50$+ by not allowing dogs after that time

  • Cordy
    More than a year ago
    5 bone service, 4 bone food

    Based on one review and talking to the waitress, the restaurant enlarged its pet friendly eating area due to high demand. There are two, 6-seat tables and one, 3-seat table. Two hooks on the wall for leashes and two large bowls of water. Our waitress was wonderful. I was afraid as we were the only ones during a slow lunch we might get poor service but not so. The food came quick. My burger was average. My mom throughly enjoyed her crab cakes. Will definitely go back and try something different.

  • E
    More than a year ago
    We left

    So the only dog-friendly area of this retaurant is a little concret patio adjacent to the parking lot. No upstairs/porch seating...waste of a drive! If I wanted to eat in a parking lot I'd sit in my driveway

  • Tim
    More than a year ago
    Only available 11-5PM

    Dinner only for the blue-hair specials. Otherwise, gigantic portions, pretty good oysters (best we got in the OBX while eating outside with the pooch).

  • Evelyn
    More than a year ago
    Wishing for a bigger doggie dining area

    The place is great! Service was awesome and server great with our dog. Had to deduct one bone for lack of space and the tables are close together, so if u have more than one dog it gets crowded and .......... Barking starts.

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