Dog Friendly Restaurants in Asheville, NC

There are 161 pet friendly restaurants in Asheville 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 Asheville. 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
Wicked Weed Brewing A brewery and restaurant that serves burgers, sandwiches, and dinner entrees like pork shank and Carolina Bison meatloaf. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs. 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
Carmel's Restaurant and Bar Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a relaxed eatery serving creative cuisine with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features crab cakes, pulled pork poutine, pecan crusted trout, sweet tea glazed ribs, pork chops, and shrimp and grits. Dogs are welcome on the spacious patio during the summer months. Open Monday thru Saturday 11:30am to 10pm, 11am to 3pm on Sunday. See Details
Biscuit Head Biscuit Head is dog friendly! This locally-renowned breakfast and lunch restaurant serves delicious Southern-style biscuits and with several varieties of gravy. Other menu highlights include the country ham biscuit with a fried green tomato, housemade granola, and a pulled pork biscuit. The climate-controlled patio is dog-friendly. See Details
Laughing Seed Cafe Laughing Seed Cafe, located in Asheville, NC, is a casual vegan and vegetarian eatery that offers salads, sandwiches, and entrees like sweet potato tacos and low country rollups. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Catawba Brewing Fun local spot with a good atmosphere and great craft beer. Dogs are welcome inside the tasting room. See Details
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar This is the hippest dog-friendly bookstore and cafe that you'll ever experience. Books by the thousands, wines by the bottle or glass, a full coffee bar, plus lite bites like cheese boards, wraps, and chocolates. Dogs are welcome both indoors and outdoors. See Details
Luellas BBQ Fantastic BBQ spot in Asheville. They have a shaded and screened-in patio area where families and their dogs can dine together. Try the chile rubbed beef brisket. See Details
The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village This dog friendly Mexican restaurant, located in Asheville's historic Biltmore Village, serves up healthy Southwestern/Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients, and their Tequila Bar features locally-made craft beers and a large selection of fine tequilas. There are several vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, too. Dogs are welcome on the patio, weather permitting. See Details
Westville Pub Westville Pub has lots of space for you to lounge with your leashed dog over a nice cold beer. See Details
West End Bakery & Cafe A West Asheville staple for over 15 years, West End Bakery & Cafe offers fresh-baked goods in a warm and welcoming environment with dog-friendly outdoor seating. In addition to several varieties of daily breads, the cafe menu features cinnamon rolls, scones, muffins, sausage biscuits, bagels with cream cheese, homemade soups, crisp salads, and hot and cold signature sandwiches. Open 7:30am to 6pm during the week and 8am to 3pm on weekends. See Details
Green Man Brewery Green Man has evolved into well-respected Asheville brewery, known for consistently good traditional ales and impressive seasonal beers. Bring your dog to sample specialty brews like The Rainmaker Double IPA or The Dweller Imperial Stout. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome. See Details
131 Main Menu includes fresh cut salmon, glazed chicken, ribeye, and roasted prime rib. Dog-friendly patio with heater. See Details
Wedge Brewing Company The Wedge Brewing Company is located in the heart of the River Arts District inside a 19th-century warehouse. This neighborhood brewery has an inventory of over 20 craft beers, ranging from Iron Rail IPA to Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout. Local food trucks are always on site, and both live music and outdoor movie screenings are featured throughout the week, weather permitting. There is a large section of dog-friendly outdoor seating at the front of the brewery. 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
White Duck Taco Shop Mexican inspired dishes made with almost 100% American products. The White Duck Taco Shop has quickly developed a reputation for being a favorite among local foodies and fellow restaurant industry employees. Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Bangkok Shrimp tacos are popular menu items, and everything is priced A La Carte to maintain an affordable cost. Fresh and inventive, White Duck is a must stop for fans of Mexican cuisine. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly, so Fido is always welcome. See Details
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company Asheville Pizza and Brewing located in downtown, Asheville, NC, offers over a dozen craft beers on tap, a varied pub menu, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu includes King Kong wings, Jedi jalapeno poppers, Zorba the Greek salad, Tombstone burgers, Funk Chicken pizza, and William Shatner quesadillas. Dogs must be leashed and well-behaved and dog-friendly tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. See Details
12 Bones BBQ Succulent chicken, pork, and beef BBQ, plus plenty of tasty sides like jalapeno cheese grits, smoked potato salad, and pickled okra. Outdoor picnic tables allow dogs. See Details
Highland Brewing Company After an afternoon of hiking or sightseeing with your four-legged friend, head over to Asheville's oldest brewery to sample some local craft beer. Highland Brewing Company has a dog-friendly beer garden and meadow, with an outdoor bar, and large stage where rock or bluegrass bands play most weekend nights during warmer months. While you enjoy a pint of Gaelic Ale or Oatmeal Porter on the outdoor beer garden, your pup can “belly up” to the water bowls provided. Pair your brew with munchies, ranging from pizza to quesadillas, on offer from one of the food trucks onsite on weekends. The dog-friendly tasting room and beer garden is open seven days a week; and opens at 4pm on weekdays, 2pm on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. See Details
The Market Place Using locally grown and harvested ingredients, The Market Place serves sea scallops, pan roasted quail, and wood grilled pork shoulder. Garden patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Mellow Mushroom This hip and modern dog-friendly national pizza chain puts a unique spin on the traditional pizza place, employing a carefree attitude in all of their culinary creations. They offer classic salads, subs, calzones, and pizza, but venture on the eclectic side with offerings like jerk chicken, tempeh, or tofu hoagies, and specialty pizza such as the Kosmic karma, Thai Dye, and Philosopher's Pie. Wash it down with a local craft beer while relaxing with Fido on the outdoor patio. Opens at 11am Monday through Saturday and 11:30am on Sunday. See Details
Urban Burrito North Asheville Urban Burrito offers California-style Mexican favorites along with a great dog-friendly patio to scarf it all down. See Details