Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Durham, NC

There are 21 pet friendly American restaurants in Durham 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 Durham. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Parker and Otis
Parker and Otis Parker and Otis offers hearty breakfast and lunch food made with fresh and local ingredients, and porch seating that welcomes dogs. Tasty options include toasted bagels with smoked salmon, scrambles, open-faced egg sandwiches, shrimp BLTs, grilled cheese on sourdough, and peanut butter and bacon paninis. Opens at 7:30am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday. See Details
Pet Friendly Foster's Market
Foster's Market Foster's Market is located in the Rockwood Forest Hills area and offers dog-friendly seating and traditional American dishes. A varied menu includes breakfast burritos, omelet specials, vanilla French toast, cold deli and grilled sandwiches, and baked treats like coconut macaroons, lemon bars, and NYC style crumbcake. Opens daily at 7:30am. See Details
Local 22 Southern food with global influences made with local products. Menu includes BBQ pork chops, chicken tamales, lamb burgers, and pan-seared Scottish salmon. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Burger Bach If you're looking for a great place for a burger, check out Burger Bach, which has seven pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal. They use the absolute highest quality ingredients, including hormone free, organic, grass-fed beef. Try one of the specialty burgers, like the Hangover Cure Burger topped with green chile sauce, bacon, hot sauce, a fried egg, cheese, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and mayo, and pair it with their award winning fries. Finish it all off with a drink from their extensive wine and craft beer list. See Details
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is a local hangout in Durham, NC, that serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, nachos, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, seafood, ribs, steak, pasta, and more. Snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a cold beer with Fido by your side. Start with an order of Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls - chicken, cheese, scallions, and buffalo sauce wrapped in a crispy wrapper and served with sundried tomato bleu cheese dipping sauce. Next, you can't go wrong with the Eagle Pride Burger - a freshly ground beef patty topped with pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes, mixed greens, pickled okra, and pickled red onion, served with your choice of side (fries, sweet potato chips, green beans, coleslaw, tobacco onions, tomato basil salad, and more.) Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00am, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00am. See Details
Town Hall Burger and Beer Town Hall Burger and Beer serves up an assortment of menu options including burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal and a cold beer. Try their Carolina Burger - a certified Angus beef patty topped with pork belly, pimiento cheese, and coleslaw on a brioche bun. Or dig into the unique Coconut Fried Chicken Sandwich - fried chicken, shaved coconut, honey mustard, and tomato, on a pretzel bun. For something light and delicious, order the Wedge Salad with iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onions, applewood smoked bacon, and bleu cheese dressing. Town Hall Burger and Beer is open Sunday through Tuesday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, Wednesday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
GRUB Durham GRUB Durham, located in Durham, NC, is a casual Southern-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a craft cocktail, then chow down on Maybelle’s Pastrami Sandwich with brined and smoked brisket pastrami, sweet and sour beet relish, havarti cheese, and brown mustard on grilled sourdough bread. Or go for the I’ve Been Chopped Salad with artisan greens, heirloom tomatoes, maple pepper bacon bits, chopped egg, gorgonzola, spiced pecans, GRUB biscuit croutons, cheddar, and your choice of dressing. GRUB Durham is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30am to 9pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 8am to 9pm. See Details
Only Burger For any burger fans, Only Burger is a great place to stop in for a meal. They have several pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy your food on a nice day. Only Burger started out as a food truck but because of they quality of their burgers, were able to expand to a permanant restaurant location. All of the burgers are made fresh to order from certified Piedmontese beef, topped with fresh ingredients, with hand-cut fries on the side. Get the classic Only Burger, or go for a specialty burger like the famous fried green tomato burger or the Carolina burger, topped with cheese, onion, mustard, chili, and slaw. See Details
Hope Valley Diner & Catering If you're looking for classic Southern comfort food, look no further than Hope Valley Diner & Catering, which has twelve pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a beautiful day. They serve a variety of food including seafood, beef and chicken, pasta, and more. Check out the quiche of the day, fried or broiled seafood, or classic chicken and dumplings. Make sure you ask about the weekly specials, and pair your meal with a selection from the beer and wine list. See Details
Ted's Montana Grill Ted's Montana Grill offers a dining experience that reflects the spirit of the bison, a symbol of the American spirit and the Great Plains. This location on Fayetteville Road in Durham provides dog-friendly seating with four outside. On the menu, you will find creative sandwiches and burgers along with more formal, classic entrees. The gourmet burgers feature bison or beef patties in signature selections like the Kitchen Sink or the Delicious Duo which includes both beef and bison. Vegetarians can enjoy the House-Made Veggie Burger, too! Mains include plates like the bison meatloaf, bison pot roast, or even bison shot ribs. Don't miss out on the extensive beverage selection with wine, cocktails, and beer. See Details
Harvest 18 If you're looking for a delicious meal made with fresh ingredients, check out Harvest 18, which has plenty of pet-friendly outdoor seating for you and your dog to enjoy, weather permitting. Harvest 18 prides themselves on using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms, ranches, and fishers to create seasonal, chef-driven menus. Try one of their wood-fired entrees like the cornmeal crusted Carolina catfish or the cracklin' pork shank, and make sure to ask about the vegetarian menu if necessary. Pair your meal with a selection from the local craft beer list. Stop by on Saturday and Sunday for brunch until 3pm. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Witherspoon Boulevard has several 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
Jimmy's Famous Hot Dogs Jimmy's Famous Hot Dogs on Guess Road provides two pet-friendly tables outside. This old-fashioned hotdog joint specializes in traditional American favorites, like hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, and banana pudding. If you're looking for Jimmy's specials, then you should try one of their hot dogs all-the-way, a beef hot dog, or some crispy fried catfish pieces. They can even accommodate Fido with one of their hotdogs without a bun. 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
Jersey Mike's Subs Since 1956, Jersey Mike's Subs has been serving authentic East Coast-style subs on freshly baked bread. At this location on S Miami Blvd, you and Fido can choose one of the pet-friendly tables outside. Their menu includes a number of hot sandwiches, such as Jersey Mike's Famous Philly: grilled onions, peppers and melted white American cheese; meatball and cheese, melted provolone, tomato sauce, and parmesan cheese; or the big kahuna cheese steak, grilled onions, peppers, mushrooms, jalapenos, and extra melted white American cheese. If you'd rather cut down on the carb's, why not try a grilled veggie wrap: grilled green bell peppers and onions, melted swiss and provolone, lettuce, tomato, and homestyle ranch dressing. 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
Wingstop Wing lovers can find all your favorite flavors at Wingstop. This location on NC-54 in Durham offers dog-friendly seating with a few tables outside. You can order classic wings, boneless, or crispy chicken tenders with your choice of flavor. Their flavors include options like Atomic, Cajun, Hickory Smoked BBQ, and Hawaiian sauces. They also offer flavorful sides like beans, coleslaw, and fries. 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
Jason's Deli Jason's Deli on New Hope Commons Drive is home to five pet-friendly tables, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy soups, salads, garden fresh salad, and for vegetarian hounds, a number of meatless eats. If meatless eats sounds good to you, then indulge in their black bean taco salad: mixed salad greens and organic blue corn chips, topped with black bean and roasted corn mix, and garnished with cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and Southwest spices, served with salsa on the side. Whether you are hungry for a fresh salad, sandwich, or dessert, you'll find your fix at Jason's Deli. 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
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Durham, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. 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
Panera Bread Panera Bread on Fayetteville Road has six 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
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Durham, is a popular burger joint that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - two hand-formed patties grilled to perfection, two strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese on a soft sesame seed bun, piled high with the toppings of your choice (mayo, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, relish, jalapenos, hot sauce, and more!) Before you leave, snag one of their hand-spun Milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins (bananas, cherries, coffee, malted milk, Oreo cookies, Oreo cream, bacon, peanut butter, and more!) 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
The Dog House The Dog House, located in Durham, NC, is a casual American eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint, as they have a convenient walk-up window. The Dog House is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Clouds Brewing Clouds Brewing is a restaurant and bar located in Durham, NC's Brightleft Square. Their German-inspired menu features more than 50 draft beers and a self-pour beer wall. Dogs are welcome to join you at outdoor tables on the patio. See Details
The Flying Biscuit Cafe The Flying Biscuit Cafe is known for serving traditional Southern breakfasts and hearty lunch and dinner fare in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Savor delicious offerings like biscuit Benedicts, turkey hash, steak and eggs, buttermilk pancakes, fried green tomatoes, oven fried BLT salad, pimento grilled cheese, and shrimp po'boys. Open seven days a week 7am to 9pm. See Details
Clouds Brewing An American restaurant with a European flare. A completely open space with garage doors that opens to a large patio perfect for you and your furry friend! Don't let the hot weather get you down we have 85 beer, a full bar and great features to keep you cool! See Details
Tupelo Honey Cafe Tupelo's inventive and Southern inspired menu includes peach poblano pork ribs, fried green tomatoes, Charleston chicken sandwiches, and 'Not Your Mama's' meatloaf. Shaded patio seating is dog friendly, and water bowls and treats are available. See Details