Dog Friendly American Restaurants in Tennessee

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 Tennessee that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Double Dogs
Double Dogs Delicious menu offers chicken wings and tenders, pizza, and Black Angus burgers. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Pet Friendly Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge
Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge Hard Rock Cafe has been serving Eastern Tennessee locals and visitors for more than 10 years. Recently relocated from Gatlinburg, our new Pigeon Forge location features 12,000 square feet of stylish space, which includes seating for more than 400 guests, private event space for up to 450, an outdoor patio, a live music stage, a Rock Shop®, and our interactive Rock Wall Solo™, a 52” high-resolution, interactive touch wall that enables fans to virtually explore the world’s greatest music memorabilia collection. Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge offers a unique look at the history and future of music, with three unique dining areas featuring memorabilia from three of our favorite musicians: Dolly Parton, Jimi Hendrix, and Madonna. A few must-see spots close to our cafe include WonderWorks, Smoky Mountain Opry, Titanic, and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show. See Details
The Chop House Menu offers chops, seafood, pasta, sandwiches, and premium steaks. Outdoor tables are dog friendly, weather permitting. See Details
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Old-fashioned down home country cooking is what you'll find at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant. Hankering for a hearty breakfast? Dig into a stack of buttermilk pancakes or a plate of biscuits and gravy. In the mood for a big dinner after a long day? Try the chicken pot pie, momma's meatloaf, or slow roasted pot roast. Got a sweet tooth? A slice of chocolate pecan pie should do the trick. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Calypso Cafe East Nashville Calypso Cafe offers fresh, health conscious food with dog-friendly covered porch seating. Menu includes salads, pulled BBQ chicken, rotisserie chicken, veggie burgers, beans and rice, and carrot cake and tropical lime pie for dessert. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
Blue Moose Burgers & Wings Located just off the Parkway in the heart of Pigeon Forge sits Blue Moose Burgers & Wings, a casual family sports grill that offers hearty American eats, refreshing craft beer, and dog-friendly patio seating. Enjoy award-winning jumbo wings in two dozen flavors, half-pound burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fried shrimp, and peanut butter fudge pie for dessert. See Details
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
M.L. Rose - West M.L. Rose sports a fun atmosphere and a nice front porch where dogs are welcome. Good food and great handcrafted beers. 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
Foodworks Foodworks, located in Chattanooga, TN, is a trendy Southern eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint while you enjoy your meal. They have two pet-friendly patios, one of which is covered and boasts fans and televisions! Foodworks is open Monday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. See Details
Blue Plate Blue Plate offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day. Cheese omelets, shrimp mac & cheese, baked turkey loaf, and grilled portobello sandwiches. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Universal Joint Menu includes wings, burgers, quesadillas, and a variety of beer and spirits. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Drifter's BBQ Great little hole in the wall restaurant serves BBQ, Tex-Mex, and a variety of sides. Good food, good atmosphere, and a huge dog-friendly deck. See Details
Calhoun's Calhoun's is a casual, American eatery that serves up classic dishes with menu options like appetizers, wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue, steaks, chicken, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your meal with the Pulled Pork Nachos - tortilla chips topped with tender pulled pork, baked beans, beer cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Next, tuck into the Char-Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon topped with maitre d' butter and served over rice. Or enjoy the simple but spicy Kick-Back Burger topped with smoked cheddar and jack cheese, smoked bacon, jalapenos, and their spicy Kick-Back sauce. Calhoun's is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 10:30am to 9:30pm. See Details
Howard's Steakhouse Menu offers burgers, steaks, fish entrees, and refreshing margaritas. Umbrella tables overlooking the creek welcomes dogs. See Details
Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill Tom and Earl's Back Alley Grill is a local hang out with a full service bar and casual fare. Their outdoor patio has eight dog-friendly tables where you and Fido may get to enjoy live music with your meal. The menu is diverse with options ranging from the Back Alley Quesadilla to the vegetarian garden wrap. They offer a wide selection of specialty sandwiches and burgers. You'll also find a fairly wide selection of craft beer, bottles, and seasonal brews on tap. Tom and Earl's is open every day from 11am to 10pm, but they sometimes stay open later on Friday and Saturday nights. See Details
Felicia Suzanne’s Felicia Suzanne's has a dog friendly patio in downtown Memphis! Bring your dog along with you while you dine on Southern cuisine on the patio and your dog enjoys a bowl of water. Favorite menu items include deviled eggs, the BLFGT salad, and oysters. Check out Felicia Suzanne's patio on Thursdays in the warmer months for the popular Tacos-N-Tunes, where you'll be treated to live music, drink specials, and $2 tacos. 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
The Daily Ration The Daily Ration has a huge dog-friendly patio with cornhole games and a fire pit. Bring your dog with you while you dine al fresco for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The spot is especially popular for their hearty breakfasts but is a great place to enjoy happy hour and dinner, too. The Daily Ration is open Tuesday and Wednesday from 7am to 2pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7am to 10pm, and for Sunday Brunch from 8am to 3pm. See Details
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
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
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. Tom & Earl's Back Alley Grill is open from 11am to 10pm seven days a week. See Details
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
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