Dog Friendly Restaurants in Banner Elk, NC

There are 9 pet friendly restaurants in Banner Elk 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 Banner Elk. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Banner Elk Cafe
Banner Elk Cafe Banner Elk Cafe has a spacious outdoor seating area that is very dog friendly. There are two entrances to the outdoor area and they allow dogs of any size. Menu favorites include shrimp po boy and blueberry pancakes. See Details
The Pedalin' Pig Bbq Dogs are welcome at six outdoor tables when the weather is warm at this BBQ joint. The Pedalin' Pig BBQ serves barbecue pulled pork, brisket, smoked turkey, chicken, and baby back ribs. Other menu items include boiled peanuts, pork rinds, smoked chicken wings, Brunswick stew, pork belly tacos, brisket burgers, and fried flounder. The Pedalin' Pig BBQ is open daily for lunch and dinner 11am - 9pm. See Details
Nick's Restaurant & Pub Tasty pub menu features sandwiches, burgers, and seafood entrees. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Bella's Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the sidewalk at this Italian restaurant located in the Food Lion shopping center in Banner Elk. Bella's serves Italian food like pizzas, salad, calamari, chicken wings, minestrone soup, and pasta dishes. Bella's is open Monday - Saturday 11am - 2:30pm, 4pm - 9pm, Sunday noon - 9pm, and closed on Wednesdays in the winter months. See Details
Sorrento's Italian Bistro Sorrento's Italian Bistro, located in Banner Elk, NC, is a casual Italian eatery that serves up a myriad of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Artichoke Francese - Roman-style long-stemmed artichoke heart, egg-battered and sauteed in white wine, lemon, and butter. Next, chow down on the Veal Picatta sauteed in white wine, butter, and lemon, with sauteed veggies and potato. Or go for the Shrimp Fra’ Diablo sauteedin spicy marinara over a bed of linguine pasta. Sorrento's Italian Bistro is open Monday through Tuesday from 4pm to 10pm, Wednesday through Thursday from 11am to 10pm, Friday from 11am to 11pm, Saturday from 11am to 12am, and Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
Eat Crow Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables during summer months at this cafe. Eat Crow serves gourmet sandwiches, specialty salads, and sweet treats. The menu features Oriental chicken salad, pan-fried trout with roasted potato and apple salad, a Reuben sandwich made with house-made marble rye, and an egg salad sandwich. Eat Crow is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am until 4pm. See Details
Banner Elk Cafe Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables on the lower patio at this cafe in downtown Banner Elk. Banner Elk Cafe serves pizza, pasta dishes, salads, coffee, fresh baked muffins, and smoothies. Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Alcoholic beverages are also served. Banner Elk Cafe is open Sunday - Thursday 7am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 7am - 10pm. See Details
Highlander’s Grill & Tavern Highlander’s Grill and Tavern is a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar in Banner Elk, NC serving American fare in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The menu offers craft burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wings. Dogs are permitted to join you at outdoor tables on the patio, which often features live music. 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
TApp Room Burgers, wings, tacos, and a variety of domestic, imported, and craft beers. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Lost Province Brewing Co. Lost Province offers over a dozen year-round and seasonal craft brews on tap throughout the year. To complement the refreshing beer, they also serve tasty apps like Belgian beer mussels and fire roasted Spanish olives, delicious entrees featuring wood-fired pizza and fried chicken sandwiches, and delectable desserts such as ice cream floats and lemon blueberry saison cake. Outdoor patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Six Pence Pub Six Pence serves traditional British dishes along with classic American fare in a warm pub setting. Choose from Scotch eggs, ploughman's lunch, deli style sandwiches, bangers and mash, pork chops, crab cakes, and tender pot roast. Fenced patio welcomes dogs. See Details
Cafe Portofino Restaurant serves sandwiches, pasta, and steak. Dogs allowed in patio area. See Details
Come Back Shack Tasty burgers done in a variety of styles, including Carolina, Hula, Cajun, and California. Add some chili cheese fries and a milkshake to complete the meal. Covered deck with heaters is dog friendly. See Details
Melanie's Food Fantasy Located in downtown Boone, Melanie's has been serving delicious food in a warm atmosphere since 1991. The breakfast, lunch, and dinner options include eggs Florentine, western omelets, stuffed French toast, bacon chipotle chicken melts, Caribbean tempeh sandwiches, and butter burgers. Dogs are welcome on the patio, but during peak hours they must remain tied to the outside of the patio in a grassy area to ensure their safety. See Details
Speckled Trout The Speckled Trout has been serving up delicious seafood dishes for nearly 30 years in Blowing Rock. Outdoor patio welcome dogs. See Details
The Local Dogs are welcome at nine outdoor tables on the porch at The Local. Serving wood-fired flatbread pizzas, salads, burgers, seafood, pasta dishes, steaks, and tacos, The Local offers a variety of options for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Popular menu times include barbecue pork nachos, cheese curds, fried Brussels sprouts, Carolina banh mi sandwich, kale salad, and beignets. The Local is open Monday - Saturday 11am - 2am, Sunday 11am - 10pm. See Details
Proper Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this Boone restaurant serving Southern cuisine. Proper serves lunch, dinner, and brunch and the menu changes seasonally to take advantage of the best local ingredients. The menus include pimento cheese sandwiches, fried catfish, collard greens, mac and cheese, fried chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, biscuits, and pulled pork. Proper is open Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 9pm, Sunday 11:30am - 3pm. See Details
Troy's 105 Diner This retro '50s style diner serves breakfast all day, homemade soups, fresh salads, NC style BBQ, meatloaf, and burger, sandwich, and seafood baskets. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. See Details
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at this pub. Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub serves creative pub grub, local craft beers, wines, and spirits. Popular menu items include blackberry habanero chicken wings, sriracha sea salt edamame, portabella mushroom cheesesteak sandwiches, fried green tomato sliders, chicken salad naan, big salads, and the ""Royale With Cheese"" burger. Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19 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 daily at 11am. See Details
Canyons Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the deck with great views overlooking the Johns River Gorge at this restaurant. Canyons Restaurant serves eclectic dishes like the beef enchiladas, Maui sandwiches, buffalo chicken fingers, turkey burgers topped with pepper jack cheese, fish n' chips platters, grilled ribeye steaks, and daily specials. Margaritas, wines, and craft beers are also available. Canyons is open Sunday - Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 8pm. See Details
Makoto's Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar Dogs are welcome at six outdoor tables at this Japanese steak house. Makato's serves teppanyaki meals and sushi. Menu items include seaweed salad, tempura dishes, and teppanyaki steak, shrimp, chicken, lobster, or scallops. Makato's Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar is open daily for lunch from 11am - 2pm, dinner Sunday - Friday 5pm - 9:30pm, Saturday 4:30pm - 9:30pm. See Details