Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Columbia, SC

There are 50 pet friendly American restaurants in Columbia that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Here's a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Columbia. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Pawley's Front Porch
Pawley's Front Porch Delicious burgers that were featured "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". Covered front porch welcomes dogs. See Details
Pet Friendly Burger Tavern 77
Burger Tavern 77 Great selection of burgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads. Featuring a build your own burger menu selection and 28 beers on draft. Outdoor seating allows dogs, weather permitting. See Details
Grill Marks Grill Marks is a sophisticated burger joint located right in the heart of The Vista. The heated outdoor patio provides year-round seating for dogs. Water bowls and bones available upon request. See Details
Publico Located in the in the vibrant Five Points neighborhood, Publico Kitchen offers new fusion cuisine such as coconut quinoa and kale salad, stuffed chorizo quesadillas, tuna poke or lemon pepper chicken tacos, Thais shrimp burgers, bulgogi beef ramen, and 54 local and craft beers on tap. Spacious patio welcomes Fido with a special doggie menu that includes peanut butter bacon biscuits and seafood casserole. See Details
Rosewood Market & Deli Rosewood Market & Deli is Columbia's original natural foods market, dating back to 1973, offering a wide selection of deli eats and dog-friendly patio seating. Opens at 8am Monday thru Saturday and 9am on Sunday. See Details
Hickory Tavern Sports bar and grill serves tasty fare such as burgers, wings, shrimp po-boys, crab legs, and ribeye steaks. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details
Polliwogs Polliwogs prides itself on serving savory Southern cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from in and around the region. Menu options include Charleston fried shrimp, Buffalo oysters, Carolina smoked pork, low country po'boys, and Palmetto burgers. Covered deck seating is dog friendly. See Details
Mr. Friendly's Amazing Southern cuisine like fried yellow grits, buttermilk fried chicken, and the dirty chicken sandwich. Outdoor seating is perfect for bringing Fido. See Details
The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli specializes in handmade cinnamon rolls and specialty sandwiches. You and Fido will find some pet-friendly seating at their two outdoor tables. If you're feeling particularly hungry, you might try their famously giant Cinnamonster! See Details
Hooters Wings, shrimp, burgers, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. See Details
Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet. Obviously, dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant in the buffet area or at the cashier, so plan accordingly to leave your pet outside. Doc's serves a soul food buffet and an a la carte menu featuring St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, fried catfish nuggets, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, and fried okra. Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am until 2:30pm See Details
Henry's NE Restaurant and Bar Henry's NE Restaurant serves American fare with a contemporary twist. There are seven outdoor tables with dog-friendly tables where you can eat with Fido. The menu consists of various gourment sandwiches, burgers, and hotdogs. Henry's also has a full bar and hosts daily specials almost every day of the week. The restaurant serves brunch on Sunday with mimosas and Bloody Marys. See Details
Drip on Main Drip is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at this counter-serve coffeehouse in Columbia, SC. Drip serves coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, pastries, and sandwiches. For breakfast, choose from granola with milk, smoked salmon bagels, or egg, meat, and cheese sandwiches. At lunch, salads and gourmet sandwiches are available. Note: Table service is not available, so Fido will have to remain outside while you order from the counter. See Details
Crossings Deli Crossings Deli welcomes dogs at one table. This neighborhood deli is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast menu offers sandwiches, pastries, healthy options, and Iron Brew Coffee. Soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian items, and daily specials are for lunch and dinner. Crossings Deli is open Monday through Thursday from 8am until 6pm, and Friday 8am until 4pm. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Columbiana Dr. This deli has ten tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Beezers Gourmet Sandwich Shop Beezers Gourmet Sandwich Shop hosts several dog-friendly tables so you and your pooch can dig into a stuffed sandwich. House specials include options with single meat and double meat options. There are also a few hot options like the Big Bear Cheese Steak. Beezers also offers customizable salad bowls if you're looking for a lighter meal. Beezers Gourmet Sandwich Shop is open Sunday through Thursday from 11am to 3am and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 4am. See Details
Julep's Bistro Julep's is a cozy bistro that offers American cuisine and Sunday brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Their bar is stocked with wine, beer, and all kinds of cocktails. Julep's has five dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy a bite with Fido or maybe take in some live music, which is host often. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Bower Parkway has three pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Tombo Grille Tombo Grill has four dog-friendly tables and offers a menu of handcrafted, modern takes on Southern comfort food. At the bar, you'll find plenty of options including beer, wine, and cocktails. See Details
Spotted Salamander Cafe And Catering The Spotted Salamander is a Southern cafe offering six dog-friendly tables on the front porch where you can enjoy some light bites and beverages with Fido. See Details
Groucho's Deli Groucho's Deli, located in Columbia, is a well-known deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty soups, salads, and sandwiches. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Apollo Dipper Sandwich with hot ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, served with your choice of Formula '45' or Danish bleu dip. Or go for the White Moose Sandwich with turkey, provolone cheese, fresh lettuce, and Groucho's famous Formula '45' sauce on a soft seeded roll. For something a bit lighter, try the Angel Salad with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green leaf salad mix, and fresh turkey. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Wild Wing Cafe You can always find cold beer, hot wings, and good times at Wild Wing Cafe. There are eight dog-friendly tables outside at this location in Columbia so you can bring Fido to catch the big game and hang out with friends. Their wings come with tons of customizable options with traditional Buffalo sauces ranging in spiciness from medium to Braveheart. They also offer unique flavors like the Italian, Flying Fajita, Honey Lime Sriracha, and much more. Other menu items include wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Each location often hosts special events like trivia nights and live music. See Details
Applebee's Applebee's is a dog-friendly grill and bar serving Columbia locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Killian Road can head to one of Applebee's ten outdoor tables to dig into a plate of Double Crunch Bone-In Wings, smothered in Honey BBQ sauce, alongside Fido. The grill and bar's menu includes appetizers such as Chicken Wonton Tacos, Spinach and Artichoke Dip, and Cheeseburger Egg Rolls, pasta, seafood, chicken dishes, burgers, sandwiches, tacos, salads, steaks, and more. Diners with room for dessert can order a Blue Hawaiian Long Island Iced Tea and a Triple Chocolate Meltdown to top it all off. See Details
Hampton Street Vineyard Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this fine dining restaurant in Columbia. Hampton Street Vineyard serves fine wines alongside seasonal foods. Menu items include shrimp and grits, crab cakes, chicken pot pie, and pan-seared scallops. Hampton Street Vineyard is open Monday - Friday from 11:30am until 2pm for lunch, and 6pm until 10pm for dinner, and Saturday from 6pm until 10pm for dinner. See Details