Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Highlands, NC

There are 5 pet friendly American restaurants in Highlands that welcome 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 Highlands. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Wild Thyme Gourmet
Wild Thyme Gourmet Wild Thyme Gourmet provides a sophisticated menu and extensive wine selection in an upscale environment with dog-friendly patio seating. Delicious dishes include black bean burgers, crab cake sandwiches, shrimp and sea scallops, bacon-wrapped quail, double cut pork chops, and ricotta ravioli. Opens at 11am daily. See Details
Pet Friendly Bistro On Main
Bistro On Main Bistro On Main is pet friendly! Fun outdoor Bistro overlooking the city of Highlands. Lots of outdoor seating, perfect for lunch or dinner with your favorite 4-legged friend. Bistro is open from May-October. See Details
Lakeside Restaurant Located in Highlands, NC, Lakeside Restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pork, seafood, poultry, beef, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with a crisp glass of wine and an order of Cornmeal Dusted Fried Oysters with chipotle remoulade, crispy bacon, and garden greens. Later, tuck into the Shrimp and Grits with jalapeno cheddar grits, chorizo, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, and herb blanc de blanc. Lakeside Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. See Details
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro serves up American cuisine with a cajun/creole twist. Choose from menu options like starters, soups, salads, poultry, seafood, steak, schnitzel, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables (outdoor seating opens late spring/early summer) while you enjoy an appetizer of Hand Breaded Fried Brie with a cranberry walnut compote, a lemon dijon vinaigrette, and crostini. Later, try the Venison au Poivre - venison tenderloin wrapped in applewood smoked bacon with montrachet rosti potato and lingonberry demi glace. Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro is open Wednesday through Monday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. See Details
Meritage Bistro Meritage Bistro, located in Highlands, NC, serves up European cuisine. Choose from lunch and dinner menu options like small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, beef, poultry, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Stop in for lunch and start with an appetizer of Crispy Brussels Sprouts glazed with harissa spice and Blackstrap molasses, and topped with toasted sesame seeds. Next, sink your teeth into the unique Duck Burger - two Maple Leaf Farms duck confit patties topped with goat cheese, dijon mustard demi-glace, arugula, tomato, and a housemade tomato jam on toasted brioche. Meritage Bistro is Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm, and Thursday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm (closed Tuesdays.) See Details
Motor Company Grill Motor Company Grill offers a great outside patio with special doggy food and lots more. They are the only pet friendly restaurant in Franklin. See Details
Cornucopia With a name like Cornucopia, there is no shortage of menu offerings. Outdoor seating in back allows dogs. Staff will bring out bowls of water if you ask nicely. See Details
Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm Located on the 138-acre grounds of Chattooga Belle Farm and distillery, the dog-friendly Belle's Bistro serves light lunch fare in a casual, bucolic atmosphere. A simple menu of tasty delights features hummus and pita, cheese plates, black eyed pea salad, chili, turkey apple sandwiches, and grass-fed Black Angus beef bacon herb burgers. Help wash down the goodness with iced tea, homemade lemonade, Chattooga Belle Farm wine by the glass or bottle, and domestic beer and hard cider. Dog owners must call ahead to secure outdoor seating is available. Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm is open seasonally April until October from 11am to 2pm Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays See Details
Randevu Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this mountain restaurant. Randevu serves homestyle breakfasts featuring croissant sandwiches, pancakes, omelets, and eggs Benedicts. The lunch menu is mainly sandwiches and salads from curry chicken and pineapple salad to fried green tomato sandwich. Randevu is open Wednesday - Monday 8am - 3pm. See Details
Sunday Diner Sunday Diner, located in Clayton, GA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of classic diner fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their covered, pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Sunday Diner is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm, and Sunday from 8am to 3pm. See Details
The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station is a casual American eatery that serves up unique farm-to-table fare. Choose from seasonal menu options like appetizers, salads, small plates, burgers, pizza, poultry, fish, steak, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at their single pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your meal (reservations are required after 8:00pm.) Start with a Margarita, served on the rocks in a mason jar, and an order of Duck Fat Fries - homemade fries topped with duck confit, fontina, balsamic glaze, and roasted garlic aioli. Then, dig into the Herb Marinated Carolina Mountain Trout, pan roasted and finished in a garlic herb butter, atop stone ground cheddar grits. For something a bit more unique, go with the Rabbit Parmesan - breaded rabbit loins topped with three Italian cheeses and a homemade pomodoro sauce. The Blind Mule is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
The Zookeeper Bistro Dogs are welcome at two outdoor tables at this cafe. The Zookeeper Bistro serves omelets, eggs Benedicts, pancakes, and oatmeal for breakfast. At lunch, menu items include french onion soup, Asian chop salad, crab cake salad, slices of quiche with fruit, veggie wrap, club sandwich, and chicken tenders. The Zookeeper Bistro is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday - Saturday 7:30am - 2pm, Sunday Brunch 8am - 2pm?. See Details
Keowee Towne The Keowee Towne Market sells gourmet groceries and serves delicious American cuisine in a charming country cafe atmosphere that offers dog-friendly outside tables. A cosmopolitan menu includes flavorful dishes such as fresh Greek and Caesar salads, hearty deli sandwiches, French dip subs, tasty wraps, hickory smoked barbecue, juicy burgers, grilled quesadillas, calzone and stromboli, and authentic thin crust New York style pizza. Stop by for the shopping, but stay for the lunch and dinner eats. Dogs are welcome at front outdoor tables. Keowee Towne Market is open from 10am to 6pm Tuesday through Saturday and is closed Sundays and Mondays. See Details
Cupboard Cafe & Gifts Cupboard Cafe & Gifts, located in Dillard, GA, is a casual, dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table for breakfast or lunch. They are Dillard, GA's go-to spot for deliciously southern cuisine that includes country fried steak, pork chops, center cut country ham, Low Country Carbonara Fettuccine (made with spicy smoked sausage, shrimp, chicken, grilled onions and peppers in a creamy pink sauce), fried chicken and catfish, shrimp and grits, trout, a variety of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and more. Breakfast includes classic items such as omelets, biscuit sandwiches, quiche, hash, french toast, pancakes, and don't forget delectable desserts from their bakery! See Details