Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Knoxville, TN

There are 42 pet friendly American restaurants in Knoxville 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 Knoxville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Aubrey's
Aubrey's Hearty Southern cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, grilled salmon tacos, and BBQ ribs. Porch seating welcomes dogs. Water bowls and treats available. See Details
Pet Friendly Aubrey's Strawberry Plains
Aubrey's Strawberry Plains Aubrey's is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This Strawberry Plains location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. Aubrey's also hosts special events with live music and trivia every Sunday night. This location is open daily from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Aubrey's Restaurant Aubrey's is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This Strawberry Plains location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. Aubrey's also hosts special events with live music and trivia every Sunday night. This location is open daily from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Cafe 4 Cafe 4 is an upscale, urban bistro situated in the heart of downtown Knoxville. They have about a dozen dog-friendly tables outside on the patio, but reservations are highly encouraged. The menu features several American classics with a modern take. You'll find shareable dishes like their Drunken Mussels as well as small plates, entrees, and specialty mac and cheese options. Cafe 4 offers a wide assortment of specialty cocktails, classic drinks, and other drinks. Happy hour is served Sunday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and every Wednesday evening is Ladies Night. Cafe 4 is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 9:30pm, Friday from 7:00am to 10:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 8:30pm. See Details
Big Kahuna Wings Bar & Grill Big Kahuna's traditional and boneless wings are complemented by over 20 types of housemade sauces. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Stock and Barrel Stock and Barrel is located on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. They offer several dog-friendly seats on the outdoor patio. Stock and Barrel specializes in beer, bourbon, and burgers. You'll find gourmet burgers like the unique Greek with lamb or the vegetarian Deadhead with a black bean quinoa patty. Of course, they offer classic burger options and all of their beef come from a local farm. Their drink selection is extensive with a huge list of bourbon along with beer, wine, and cocktails. If your sweet tooth is calling, check out their housemade shakes and desserts. Stock and Barrel is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to close. See Details
Trio Cafe TRIO was created as a gathering place for people who crave great food. Menu includes meatloaf, chicken "pot pie", fresh salmon, and a variety of pasta dishes. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Not Watsons Kitchen + Bar Not Watson's Kitchen and Bar is a hip, downtown bar with farm to table dishes and several dog-friendly seats outside. Their menu includes several vegetarian options like the Vegetarian Portobella Sandwich as well as classics like grilled salmon, ribeye, and short ribs. They offer an extensive selection of beer, wine, vodka, scotch, and more. Not Watson's is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 11pm, and Sunday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Half Barrel Half Barrel offers a menu of traditional bar and grill favorites, including wings, burgers, and craft beer from across the country. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Sapphire Modern Bar and Restaurant Their commitment to food is resonant throughout our menu as they only choose to use fresh, often locally grown ingredients. They provide guests with the largest liquor selection in Knoxville, a well-balanced wine list and great beer list. Sapphire welcomes dogs on their outdoor patio. See Details
Seasons Innovative Bar & Grille Seasons Innovative Bar and Grille emphasizes the chef's creativity and seasonal flavors. The menu rotates with various small plates, seasonal soups, and specialty plates like Garlic-Infused Beef Medallions or Parmesan Encrusted Barramundi. Let your server know if you are gluten free since many of the dishes can be made to suit your needs. Seasons Innovative Bar and Grille also offers a diverse selection of wine to compliment your culinary experience. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 11am to 8pm with brunch served until 2pm. See Details
Holly's Homberg Holly's Homberg offers a diverse menu of gourmet sandwiches, tapas, buffet items, and vegetarian options. They have several outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating or you can take your meal to go. You'll find Southern inspired specials like Black Eyed Pea Salad or Bagel and Lox. Holly's is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 3pm and Saturday through Sunday from 8am to 3pm. See Details
Wild Wing Cafe You can always find cold beer, hot wings, and good times at Wild Wing Cafe. There are 25+ dog-friendly tables outside at this location in Knoxville 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
Tupelo Honey Cafe Tupelo Honey Cafe pays homage to Southern culinary traditions with a menu full of classic dishes and modern spins on old favorites. You can stop by with Fido at this location in Knoxville where there are nine dog-friendly tables outside. The menu features sandwiches, salads, snacks, and mains for any palate. Entrees include decadent dishes like the Cauliflower Steak, Sweet Tea Roasted Chicken, or Tupelo Shrimp and Grits. Brunch is a popular affair with popular dishes like the Appalachian Breakfast or Red Flannel Hash. Don't miss out on the drink menu with craft cocktails, Bloody Marys, mimosas, wine, and beer. See Details
Windows on the Park Windows on the Park is located at the Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown and offers a few dog-friendly benches outside. Located on the lobby floor, Windows on the Park offers salads, sandwiches, pizza, and entrees. The restaurant is open daily from 6:30am to 1:30pm and again from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. See Details
The Hill The Hill has several dog-friendly tables so you can bring Fido to enjoy some wings, tacos, burgers, and other favorite bar bites. The Hill regularly hosts live music and shows big sports events so you can watch the big game while you enjoy a drink. The food menu is exhaustive with a selection of snacks, wings, sandwiches, and more. The Hill offers specials throughout the week like Taco Tuesdays. They are open seven days a week from 11am to 3am. See Details
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes on Kingston Pike has twelve dog-friendly tables outside, so Fido can come along with you to enjoy the taste trifecta of burgers, fries, and shakes. The menu includes a number of burgerlicious favorites, like the Mooyah Cheeseburger: fresh, never-frozen beef, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, and Mooyah sauce on a non-GMO potato bun. Alternatively, you can build your own burger with a choice of proteins, artisan buns, cheese, extras, veggies, and sauces to go on top. 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
First Watch First Watch, located in Knoxville, is a casual cafe-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Chile Chorizo Omelette filled with chorizo, avocado, green chilies, roasted onions, cheddar, Monterey jack, sour cream, and house-made pico de gallo. Or go for the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - two poached eggs atop toasted ciabatta, topped with wild Alaskan smoked Sockeye salmon, red onion, tomato, and hollandaise, served with lightly dressed organic mixed greens. If you're stopping by for lunch, chow down on the Roast Beef and Havarti Sandwich with roast beef, horseradish Havarti, house-roasted onions, tomato, and lemon-dressed arugula on grilled parmesan-crusted sourdough, served with a side of horseradish sauce. See Details
Mimi's Cafe Open all day, Mimi's Cafe on Parkside Drive is a great place to bring Fido for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This neighborhood cafe serves lots of American dishes, like soups, appetizers, sides, items from the grill, and a number of classic dishes. If you're looking for a taste of France, you can try something from their Touch of France menu. This European selection includes coastal shrimp pasta, roasted chicken crepes, chicken and shrimp jambalaya, quiche Florentine, and Provencal veggie pasta. For dessert, you can indulge in a French silk slab pie, a chocolate custard petite parfait, or a slice of creme brulee cheesecake. See Details
Hooters Hooters, located in Knoxville, is a well-known bar and eatery that offers up an array of tasty pub grub served by the famed Hooters Girls. Choose from menu options including appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their twenty pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Tex Mex Nachos - fresh chips topped with cheese, chili, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, and zesty chipotle sauce. Next, chow down on the Baja Fish Tacos with grilled or crispy fish, pico de gallo, fresh cabbage, and special sauce. Or go for the Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich with steak, sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, provolone cheese, queso, Daytona Beach sauce, pico de gallo, and sliced jalapenos! See Details
Petro's Chili & Chips The dog-friendly Petro's Chili & Chips on Kingston Pike has four outdoor tables, so you are can bring your pup along. Petro's Chili & Chips serves their famous chili and Frito Pie, called the Petro, which you can get with original chili, vegetarian, and lite. Add grilled chicken, queso, guacamole and more to your Petro. You can also get that chili on hot dogs, nachos, and giant baked potatoes. To go along with your meal, try the Petro's Hint of Orange Iced Tea, which Petro's Chili & Chips has been serving since 1985. 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
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Morrell Rd. This deli has five 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
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on Parkside Dr. This deli has eight 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