Great outdoor patio seating


Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a relaxed eatery serving creative cuisine with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features crab cakes, pulled pork poutine, pecan crusted trout, sweet tea glazed ribs, pork chops, and shrimp and grits. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio during the summer months. Open Monday thru Saturday 11:30am to 10pm, 11am to 3pm on Sunday.


BringFido Guest Rating

Carmel's Restaurant and Bar has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Feb. 18, 2020
    Great Food And Dog Friendly Staff

    We took our three pugs out and about in Asheville

  • Oct. 10, 2019
    Awesome Place!

    Awesome patio! The staff was so friendly and welcoming.

  • Sep. 20, 2019
    Great place to bring you dog!

    This place is so dog friendly! Everyone is very kind and the food is fantastic!

  • Sep. 8, 2019
    Extremely Dog Friendly!

    Food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful! Every staff member was so excited to see our dogs and made sure they had enough water the whole time!! It’s so nice to find a place that loves dogs!

  • Aug. 4, 2019
    Mosley Approved!

    Great location, great food!

  • Jul. 12, 2019
    Dog City, USA

    After a morning of hiking and touring the Biltmore Estate we were ready for lunch. Carmel’s was highly recommended on the BringFido site. We weren’t disappointed. Southern hospitality, good service and delicious food. Carmel’s does not sacrifice quality. And they provided a water dish for Clementine. The outdoor location was fun for people watching.

  • Jul. 4, 2019
    Great Experience!

    Everything about Carmel’s was perfect. Hostess greeted both us and our dog and promptly got her a bowl of ice water when we sat down. General Manager visited us twice to see how we were doing and how our meal was. Awesome live music outside -jazz and blues. Meatloaf was to die for and the kale salad was a best ever. Local brews delish. Was clear our dog was very welcome. We will be back again!

  • More than a year ago
    Very dog friendly

    Had several outside seating options with water bowls. Food was amazing also super close to some other cool dog friendly attractions.

  • More than a year ago
    Very Pet Friendly!

    Staff was excellent and offered our pups treats...brought water out immediately. Great food and service.

  • More than a year ago
    Food, drink and service excellent!!!

    This restaurant was wonderful - the people were super friendly and genuinely seemed to like dogs. The food was so good - especially the fried green tomatoes and flight of local brews. And our chihuahua enjoyed watching all the other dogs around us. Definitely worth checking it out!

  • More than a year ago
    Great place for the pooch and awesome food!

    Fried green tomatoes, local beer, fried chicken & waffles? What more can you ask for. The location is on a busy street so if your pet is afraid of cars this might not be the best for you. Plenty of outdoor seating with umbrellas so it’s not hot as hell. Would definitely recommend and return.

  • More than a year ago
    Most dog friendly staff I've seen

    We didn't actually eat here but we were walking past and looking at the nearby arts vendors and multiple members of the restaurant staff came over to meet our dog and offer him treats. I wish we hadn't already had lunch or they certainly would have had our business.

  • More than a year ago
    Relaxing and Enjoyable

    Sat outside with pooch. Attentive service and having a dog wasn't a problem at all. They brought water bowl with ice. Other patrons didn't mind dog at all, too. Had the pulled pork pizza and a couple beers. Very good. Priced right, too.

  • More than a year ago
    Break from the Burgers

    There is LOTS of great bar food in Asheville, but it's nice to have a "entree" meal with your pup every once and a while. There were two other dogs there when we went. I had meatloaf and 2 local brews. My partner had a steak and we split the pork egg rolls. All of the food was amazing. Our puppy was given lots of love by the server and we all had a great time!

  • More than a year ago
    2 pleased pups

    While traveling with my family we ate at Carmels. The food was amazing and the service even better if that is even possible. Everyone was friendly and attentive. They gave my dogs bacon, fresh water and attention. My dogs were so happy. They definitely got spoiled.

    The relaxed atmosphere was much needed after a 8 hour car ride. I can't say enough good things about Carmel's. It was awesome to find somewhere that was not only dog friendly but had vegetarian options as well. I recommend the fried green tomato sandwich.

  • More than a year ago
    Outstanding food

    Found Carmel's on Bring Fido and called ahead. Food was OUTSTANDING and very relaxed atmosphere. Here is the scoop on "dog friendly" - in the Spring and Summer, there is outside seating (bistro style) along the side/sidewalk of the restaurant that is dog friendly, but only service dogs are allowed in the restaurant area. We were here over the Christmas break so no outside seating, but plenty of street parking in front of Carmel's and there is a covered parking structure across the street (visible from Carmel's), so we left our dog in the car and it worked out fine.

  • More than a year ago

    Great food and great setting! Bowls of ice water provided for the pups.

  • More than a year ago
    Another Winner

    Great food, sidewalk cafe welcomes dogs,too.

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