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Howard's Restaurant

Howard's Restaurant is a dog-friendly eatery in Gatlinburg, TN, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table. The menu offers burgers, steaks, fish entrees, and refreshing margaritas. Umbrella tables overlooking the creek welcome dogs. Visit Website

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Howard's Restaurant has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 23 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 1,241 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Caroline
    May. 28, 2022
    Pretty view & Good Food

    We called ahead of arriving to make sure we could sit out on the patio with our mini dachshund. The hostess told us no worries that they were pet friendly. Once we arrived my boyfriend went in to see if they had a table available outside while I waited out front on the sidewalk with our pup. The hostess walked us through the restaurant to our table but just asked that we carried our pup until we got out on the patio. The waiter was very friendly and kind enough to bring our pup a bowl of water.

  • Addisyn
    Dec. 31, 2021
    Turned us away

    We came in here due to the reviews and sticker on the outside of the building saying dogs welcome. As soon as we walked in we were told that the only place we could sit with our dog was on the benches out front. And by benches I literally mean just benches no tables or anything.

  • Lynda
    Sep. 2, 2021
    Perfect lunch on the river!!

    We searched high and low for pet friendly dining and finally found it at Howard’s. Food was delicious and they were very accommodating!!

  • Ashley
    May. 26, 2021
    Great atmosphere

    Awesome patio on top of the river. They brought Rayla a nice bowl of water! Sweet place.

  • Lora
    Sep. 23, 2020
    Nice Place To Be Able To Bring Your Pup

    This place had a nice patio and was very accommodating patrons with pets. the food wasn’t great, but I enjoyed the atmosphere and was happy to bring my puppy.

  • Beverly
    Sep. 21, 2020
    Great Patio Dining In Nice Weather

    No reservations. 20 minute wait (can get a drink from the bar). Very nice, large patio (20 tables?) next to a charming creek. Brought a dog water bowl. Excellent menu choices.

  • Amy
    Sep. 6, 2020
    Proud To Be Pup Friendly

    My pup and I stopped at Howard’s Steakhouse after walking the Gatlinburg Trail. The food was great and the staff were so friendly. They provide dog bowls for your pup and they even refill the water bowl with fresh ice cubes. My pup was loving all the extra attention. If you are traveling with your fur baby this is the place to eat. You can tell the staff take great pride in being pup friendly.

  • Mel
    Sep. 29, 2019
    Great experience!!

    This place is awesome. We stopped in for a snack. We got the appetizer and it was amazing. They had water bows for the dog. These people love pets. Highly recommend!

  • Lindsey
    Sep. 20, 2019
    Great Food Along Creek

    We came to Howard’s looking for a meal more than just a burger. Finding parking was tough, but once we did the outdoor patio was very nice. Not covered, but does have umbrellas over most tables. Patio was a bit crowded if you are nervous about your dog having their own space to settle down in.
    We started out with the pulled pork nachos which were huge and excellent. We then had the teriyaki chicken breast and chicken sandwich. Both were great, and food was quick. A little on the expensive side (I think the 6oz filet was $30), but overall very good!

  • B
    Aug. 5, 2019

    Awesome service and food! Treated our girl like royalty!

  • Rosalee
    May. 19, 2019
    Most Awesome Pet Friendly Establishment

    We had a great mid day dinner at Howard’s with our Corgi Cooper!! Wonderful patio with running creek

  • Jessica
    May. 17, 2019
    Chasing Our Bears Away

    Weasley and I were immediately greeted at the front door and directed to the back patio. We got to sit at a table situated on the river. The 8 oz. steak burger was delicious and Weasley enjoyed chasing the pigeons away! The owner was super nice and invited us to come back and enjoy the patio - even if we just needed a break from walking around downtown. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Vanna
    Nov. 2, 2018
    Excellent Place!!!

    The best steaks around this area by far! Super dog friendly on the patio! Beautiful creek side view on the patio! Brought her a water bowl and gave her lots of attention! Highly recommend this place!!

  • Sandy
    More than a year ago
    Great Dog Friendly Steakhouse

    We stop in at Howard’s every time we are in Gatlinburg. They have a great patio but only umbrellas for cover. It started pouring between our order and receiving our food. Our pup was in a stroller and the waiter pulled us inside. The patrons clapped! We had dinner in an overflow dining room. Thank You Howard’s for saving the rainy day!

  • Nathan
    More than a year ago
    Very nice pet-friendly outdoor patio

    It was nice to be greeted by one of the owners who told us about all kind of pets they’ve allowed in their quiet,
    shaded outdoor patio. Our dog was even offered water.

  • Bridget
    More than a year ago
    Friendly staff, good food!

    We were walking the strip in Gatlinburg looking for a pet friendly restaurant and we came across this place. They were very accommodating to our pup and even brought her a bowl of water. We will definitely be eating here again.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    Absolutely wonderful!

    Had a fantastic lunch with our two boxers! The staff is super pet friendly and the food is delicious. The waitress brought water for our pups and the creek front patio was the perfect setting for both us and the dogs to relax for a little while before heading back out into the hustle and bustle. We will definitely be back next trip!

  • Samantha
    More than a year ago
    Super friendly staff

    We had a really great time. Staff was super friendly. Our waitress gave our dog water and a treat. Food was good and the patio view for the creek is amazing.

  • Amanda
    More than a year ago
    Loved the patio

    Loved the patio, our table was overlooking the creek. Very relaxing and romantic feel. They brought water out to our pooch and they gave him a lot of attention. Food was good too!

  • Courtney
    More than a year ago
    great place

    We ate lunch here and the staff was so nice with our dog and brought water out right away. Cute porch area by the creek and great food!

  • Debbie
    More than a year ago
    Nice outdoor area

    This is a nice place to go with your dog(s). There is a large seating area outside where dogs are welcome. It's a very relaxing area right by the water. We will definitely go back.

  • Jennifer
    More than a year ago
    Great Food on the River

    Visited here in October 2015 after reading the reviews. Very impressed with the friendly staff who immediately sat us in the back on the river deck. Our German Shepherds loved it and the food was great!! Had a couple of beers with a Rib Eye appetizer and fresh salad with homemade dressing. The staff was very friendly and even brought us a big bowl of water with ice for our boys!! Thank you so much!!

  • Olivia
    More than a year ago
    Great steaks

    We liked Howard's so much we ate there twice in four days. Food was excellent and they treated our Cavalier like royalty.

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