Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Southport, NC

There are 4 pet friendly American restaurants in Southport that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 21 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 Southport. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Oliver's on the Cape Fear
Oliver's on the Cape Fear Oliver's on the Cape Fear is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. This southern style restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including calamari, shrimp, burgers, salads, soups, calabash platters, lamb, crab cakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you for your meal, so snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch with the soft shell crab bites, quartered, lightly dusted and fried, and topped with a housemade sriracha-creole aioli. Next, dig into the juicy Southern Burger - a half pound chopped short rib and chuck burger topped with housemade pimiento cheese, crispy bacon, and a fried onion ring, and served with potato salad or french fries. Wash your meal down with a Margarita Martini (triple sec, simple syrup, lime juice, and an egg white, and garnished with a lime twist and coarse salt). See Details
Pet Friendly Ports of Call
Ports of Call Ports of Call is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30am to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This family owned eatery serves up delicious American style dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch off with an order of Crab Purses - lump crab meat, cream cheese, capers, and green onions wrapped in a Phyllo dough and lightly fried, and served over mixed greens and tomatoes with a deconstructed chive vinaigrette. For your main course try the Sea BLT - Maine lobster, lump crab, and shrimp tossed in a lemon tarragon sauce over fried green tomatoes, topped with bacon crumbles, and served with a side salad! See Details
Bouncing Log Cafe Bouncing Log Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and serves up Swiss-American style dishes crafted with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Choose from menu options like burgers, sandwiches, country fried steak, shrimp, barbecue, salads, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you, so snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Spicy Shrimp Po'Boy with cayenne dusted grilled shrimp, hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, and garlic lemon aioli, served on their housemade sub roll. See Details
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers a healthy alternative to typical fast food with a menu full of light and filling options. Fido can join you for a bite at this location in Southport on N Howe Street where there are three dog-friendly tables outside. You can kick off the morning with a savory breakfast wrap or a sweater dish like the Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread. Lunch and dinner options feature flatbreads, sandwiches, and wraps with plenty of options for vegetarian diners. True to their name, you will also find a large selection of smoothies with classic fruit smoothies, superfood options, and supplements that you can add in for an extra boost. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Rucker Johns Really good, fresh food with friendly and prompt service. Comfortable patio seating in front and on the side. We'll tourists, but will be back and will eat here every trip. See Details
South Beach Grill South Beach Grill has been serving southern inspired locally sourced dishes for almost 20 years to Outer Banks locals and tourists. A savory surf and turf menu features low country spiced shrimp, lump crab cake, Carolina mac and cheese, sweet potato flounder, osso bucco, filet mignon, and fresh catch of the day cooked your way. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
The Lazy Turtle Beachfront bar and grill with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Seawitch Cafe and Tiki Bar Beachside seafood place with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Poe's Tavern Poe's Tavern is open daily from 10:00am to 12:00am. This literary-themed eatery is famous for their delicious burgers, however they also serve up appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and an extensive beer and wine list. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Amontillado burger - a half pound in-house ground burger topped with guacamole, jalapeno-jack cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle sour cream. For something lighter, try the Sesame Seared Tuna salad with mixed greens, tortilla strips, seared yellowfin tuna, dried cranberries, scallions, and citrus jicama slaw with a mango lime vinaigrette. Poe's also offers a delicious veggie burger that can be used in place of beef in any of their hamburgers! See Details
Sweet n Savory Cafe Hearty entrees such as slow roasted prime rib, pot roast, meatloaf, and BBQ chicken. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. See Details
P.T.'s Olde Fashioned Grille PT's offers burgers, sandwiches, and chicken tenders. Patio tables are pet friendly. See Details
Bob's Dogs Bob's Dogs is a small, hole-in-the-wall eatery that serves up delicious American fare. Don't let the exterior deter you from stepping inside and perusing their menu of hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the signature Surf and Turf Dog topped with mustard, slaw, shrimp, and Bob's special cocktail sauce. Or sink your teeth into the Tiki Dog topped with beef brisket, slaw, and Bob's homemade barbecue sauce! Bob's Dogs is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Joe's Oasis Joe's Oasis is open Monday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30am to 12:00am, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. This Pittsburgh-style eatery offers a variety of traditional (and some not-so-traditional) menu options. Choose from dishes like quesadillas, nachos, wings, burgers, soups, salads, pierogies, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of Joe's four pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Steelworker Stack, made with your choice of grilled chicken, turkey, chipped ham, or beer battered fried cod, topped with provolone cheese, French fries, coleslaw, and tomatoes stacked between two slices of crispy Italian bread. Wind down after your meal with a cold Iron City lager, brought in straight from Pittsburgh. See Details
Henry's Restaurant Henry's Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday through Monday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. This eatery strives to use as many fresh, locally-sourced ingredients as possible, creating simple but flavorful dishes. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your meal with an order of fried green tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and a roasted red pepper vinaigrette. Next, it's on to the main event - the stuffed pork loin. This dish is crafted with sage-stuffed locally-sourced pork loin, apple chutney, fresh vegetables, and roasted new potatoes. End your meal with a Kickin' BLT Bloody Mary (Tito's vodka, garden green tomatoes, cucumber, jalapenos, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, and fresh lime, garnished with romaine lettuce, candied bacon, and fresh tomatoes.) See Details
Monkeyjunction BWWs Buffalo Wild Wings is open daily from 11:00am to 2:00am. This restaurant chain serves up a wide variety of menu options including wings, appetizers, burgers, chicken tenders, mac and cheese, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and more. The sports bar atmosphere makes this a great place to hang out with a group of family or friends, watch a game, and enjoy some good eats. Fido is more than welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try their award-winning wings in flavors like salt and vinegar, lemon pepper, chipotle barbecue, Asian zing, desert heat, mango habanero, and many more! See Details
Long Island Eatery Long Island Eatery is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00am to 7:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. This New York-style delicatessen serves up delicious deli sandwiches, salads, and more. Starving for a bite of breakfast? Try the Hungry Man, featuring three eggs, bacon, ham, cheese, and home fries, all sandwiched between toasted hero bread! Fido is welcome to join you as you snag a seat at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables. For lunch try the Suffolk County sandwich, with pastrami, melted Swiss, creamy coleslaw, and Russian dressing on your choice of white, wheat, or rye bread. See Details
Granny's Country Kitchen Dogs are welcome at four outdoor picnic tables at this down-home restaurant in Carolina Beach. Granny's Country Kitchen is popular for home-cooked breakfasts served all day featuring a variety of omelets, pancakes, French toast, and egg platters. For lunch, try Granny's shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, or the meatloaf sundae. Granny's Country Kitchen is open daily for breakfast and lunch from 6am to 2pm. See Details
Nikki's Sushi Bar Dogs are welcome at several outdoor table at this Asian restaurant. Nikki's Sushi Bar specializes in fresh, raw sushi but also serves fried rice dishes, lo mein, bento boxes, teriyaki entrees, and appetizers. Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, french fries, and chips and salsa are also available. Nikki's Sushi Bar is open Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm, Sunday noon - 10pm. See Details
A & G Barbecue & Chicken Dogs are welcome at four outdoor picnic tables at this Southern restaurant. A & G Barbecue & Chicken specializes in country breakfasts, barbecue, fried chicken, and Southern-style sides. Popular meats include fried flounder, chopped barbecue pork, hamburger steak, and fried shrimp. Lunch and dinner plates include two or three sides and choice of a roll or hushpuppies. Fried squash, collard greens, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fried okra, and cucumber and onion salad are a few of the soul food sides offered. A & G Barbecue & Chicken is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Friday 11am - 9pm, and for breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday - Sunday 7am - 9pm. See Details
PT's Olde Fashioned Grille PT's Olde Fashioned Grille, located in Wilmington, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of tasty American fare. Choose from menu options including salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their ten pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. 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
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on S College Rd. This deli has plenty of 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
Trolly Stop Hot Dogs With over a thousand combinations available, you can truly have a custom hot dog or burger at Trolly Stop Hot Dogs. You can bring your dog for a dog at this location in Wilmington where there are seven dog-friendly tables outside. You can start off by selecting a burger or hot dog from their list with options like the all-beef Sabrett, vegetarian hot dog, or Carolina Smoked Sausage. Top if off from their huge list of styles like the classic American, the loaded All The Way, or the German dog with deli mustard and sauerkraut. They also offer gluten-free dogs and buns so you don't have to miss out! 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
Sams Hot Dogs Sam's Hot Dogs is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Sam's offers a simple menu boasting quality ingredients and homemade products. Bring Fido along and grab a seat at a pet-friendly outdor picnic table to enjoy the day. Relax and order an all-beef hotdog topped with your choice of mild or spicy chili sauce served with either fries or potato chips. Sam's also offers a vegetarian ""veggie dog"", as well!" See Details
PT's Olde Fashioned Grille PT's Olde Fashioned Grille, located in Wilmington, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of tasty American fare. Choose from menu options including salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. 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