Dog Friendly American Restaurants in North Carolina

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great American restaurants in North Carolina that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Sunny Point Cafe
Sunny Point Cafe This family-owned cafe serves upscale made-from-scratch in a cozy atmosphere with a covered outdoor seating are that welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs. Menu features salads, sandwiches, burgers, breakfast for dinner, and hearty entrees such as mighty meaty meatloaf, pork osso buco, and shrimp and grits. Open daily at 8am. See Details
Pet Friendly Posana
Posana Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables overlooking Historic Pack Square at this contemporary farm-to-table American restaurant. Posana is so dog-friendly that the restaurant serves a menu especially for dogs featuring a grilled chicken breast with grains, Brasstown Doggie Beefloaf, and bacon soy doggie ice cream treats. The menus for humans also feature organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Try the oatmeal brulee with dried fruit and almonds for brunch, smoky chipotle BBQ pork spare ribs at lunch, and saffron sea scallops with sweet corn risotto for dinner. Posana is open for dinner Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm, Sunday 5pm - 9pm; brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm. See Details
Mayfel's Mayfel's is an eclectic and fun eatery in the heart of downtown Asheville that serves Louisiana-style food including gumbo, muffalettas, po' boys, and beignets. They have two dog-friendly outdoor dining areas: the front patio and The Courtyard Bar, which is reminiscent of the New Orleans French Quarter. 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
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 Takeout, Catering, and Delivery South Beach Takeout, Catering, and Delivery, located in Nags Head, NC, prepares unique and fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls, with separate gluten-free and vegan menus. Although they do not have any indoor seating, they have ample outdoor seating around the shopping center that welcomes dogs. They even offer a special doggie menu for pups! 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
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
131 Main Menu includes fresh cut salmon, glazed chicken, ribeye, and roasted prime rib. Dog-friendly patio with heater. See Details
Universal Joint Great restaurant and bar in hip West Asheville located in a refurbished old time gas station. Dogs are welcome on the spacious outdoor patio. See Details
The Square Root Upscale menu includes roasted bone marrow, braised pork shank, and five spice Ahi tuna. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. 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
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
Might As Well Menu includes, burgers, sandwiches, jumbo wings, and NY strip steak and blackened salmon entrees. Covered patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Mike's on Main Mike's on Main offers old-fashioned drug store diner serving burgers, sandwiches, ice cream floats, etc. Limited outdoor seating is dog friendly (they'll even bring a biscuit for your best friend). Great for breakfast. See Details
Blowing Rock Brewing Company American brewery/restaurant with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. They even provide water for your furry friend. 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
The Lazy Turtle Beachfront bar and grill with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Tyler's Taproom Tyler's serves tasty bar fare like nachos, garlic fires, chili, and pulled pork sandwiches. Well-behaved Fidos are welcome at both outdoor patios. See Details
Cravings Cravings serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Popular menu options include lobster Benny, Carolina pork BBQ sandwiches, Brie LTs, Alaskan king crab legs, chicken Marsala, and broiled shrimp and scallops. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly. See Details
Zada Jane's Corner Cafe Zada Jane's serves soups, salads, and sandwiches to go along with pancakes and omelets for breakfast. They always offer water for your dog when sitting outside. See Details
Black Mountain Ale House Great Vibe. That is what most folks say when they first walk into the Black Mountain Ale House. Our concept is pretty simple. Provide some really great beer. Pair that with food meant to be eaten with said great beer cooked by an award-winning chef and his killer kitchen crew. Plop that down in the midst of some of the most beautiful mountains on the main street of a sweet little mountain town and that'st the Ale House. It's an upscale yet unpretentious destination for visitors and locals alike. They have 19 taps of mainly local/regional brews, along with a variety of wine and liquor. Dogs are welcome in outdoor seating area. See Details
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
The Froggy Dog Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at The Froggy Dog located on Hatteras Island. You'll just need to leave Fido outside while you go inside to order at the bar and a server will bring out your food, so plan accordingly. At breakfast, biscuits, omelets, hotcakes, and breakfast platters with eggs, grits, and a choice of bacon, sausage or ham are served. Lunch and dinner favorites include grouper bites, Froggy Dog wings, steamed crab legs, burgers, hot dogs, and fried seafood platters. The Froggy Dog serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open Wednesday through Monday from 7am to 11pm. See Details