Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Fontana Dam, NC

There’s 1 pet friendly American restaurant in Fontana Dam that welcomes dogs at their outdoor tables, and 9 more nearby. 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 Fontana Dam. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Mountview Bistro at Fontana Village Resort
Mountview Bistro at Fontana Village Resort Mountview Bistro at Fontana Village Resort serves up elevated American fare. Choose from breakfast, lunch, and dinner options including omelettes, pancakes, biscuits, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, lunch baskets, steak, pasta, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Stop in for lunch and start with an appetizer of Fried Green Tomatoes drizzled with local honey and sriracha ranch dressing. Later, sink your teeth into the Roast Beef Dip sandwich with thinly sliced roast beef, Swiss cheese, and caramelized onions on a toasted French roll, served with herb au jus. Their menu and hours change seasonally, so be sure to call ahead! See Details
Pet Friendly The Funnel Cake Company
The Funnel Cake Company Located at the outdoor Baskin's Square Mall along the Parkway in Gatlinburg, The Funnel Cake Company offers outdoor tables for customers dining with their four-legged friends, plus several funnel cake flavors and toppings to choose from. See Details
Three Jimmy's Three Jimmy's offers fried chicken, BBQ pork ribs, smoked prime rib, rainbow trout, and turkey ruebens. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill Located on the Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg, the dog-friendly Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill serves delicious bar and grill eats with a Southern spin in a casual and inviting atmosphere. Popular menu choices include fried green tomatoes, creamed corn fritters, jumbo wings, grilled cheese paninis, BBQ brisket sandwiches, and Hillbilly Philly cheesesteaks. Wash it all down with ice cold draft or bottled beer. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the outdoor patio. See Details
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro The Smokies' newest farm-to-table restaurant, the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, redefines regional cuisine in an upscale casual setting that is perfect for dinners served in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Menu offers a refined assortment of regionally inspired dishes — all served among elegant surroundings and calming wooded vistas. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Apple Valley Kitchen Cafe Apple Valley Kitchen Cafe offers warm cabin decor and atmosphere with covered porch seating that welcomes dogs. The country style menu features hearty eats like biscuits and gravy, eggs and sausage, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, cheeseburgers, premium ice cream, and fried apple pies. Opens at 11am during the week an 9am on weekends. See Details
Elvira's Cafe Elvira's Cafe serves up classic American-style dishes. Choose from menu options like pancakes, French toast, omelettes, biscuits, sweet and savory crepes, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, steak, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. If you're an early riser, try the Breakfast Scrambler Crepe with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, your choice of sausage, ham, or bacon, onions, mushrooms, and roasted red peppers, topped with sausage gravy. For lunch, try their Grown Up Grilled Cheese with melted Swiss, havarti, applewood smoked bacon, hand-carved ham, and freshly sliced tomato served on buttery grilled panini bread. Elvira's Cafe is open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00am to 2:30pm, Friday from 8:00am to 8:30pm, Saturday from 7:30am to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:00pm. See Details
Big Wesser Riverside Pub Found on the banks of the Nantahala River, Big Wesser offers hungry adventurers quick, convenient and delicious food and is dog friendly. The menu draws from NOC’s southern roots bringing mouthwatering comfort food like burgers and barbeque to the Nantahala Gorge. Big Wesser’s open-air dining, river views, and friendly staff make it the perfect spot to dine, enjoy a cold brew, and unwind with Fido. See Details
Dragon's Den Grill Located within the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, Dragon's Den Grill serves up delicious eats with menu options including pancakes, French toast, biscuits, burgers, hotdogs, bratwurst, wings, pulled pork, and more. Let Fido tag along for the day and you can snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Flamethrower Burger with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and spicy ranch, served with your choice of side (fries, onion rings, coleslaw, potato salad, or chips.) Dragon's Den Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, and Friday through Sunday from 8:00am to 8:00pm. See Details
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Gatlinburg, 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