Dog Friendly Restaurants in Charleston, SC

There are 166 pet friendly restaurants in Charleston 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 Charleston. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly FUEL Charleston
FUEL Charleston FUEL Cantina is a dog-friendly restaurant in downtown Charleston, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, Fuel has a tropical setting housed in an old gas station with an indoor/outdoor bar and one of Charleston’s largest patios. The ambiance strikes a balance between relaxation and nostalgia. FUEL Charleston serves Caribbean influenced cuisine using simple ingredients accompanied by affordable beers, signature cocktails, and unique wines. See Details
Pet Friendly California Dreaming
California Dreaming BringFido to California Dreaming in Charleseton, SC, for waterfront dining overlooking the Ashley River and marina. Be sure to order one of their award-winning salads served with a honey butter-laden croissant. Other popular menu items include prime rib, fried oyster and shrimp po' boy sandwiches, and grilled barbecue chicken. Leashed pups are welcome to join their owners on the dog-friendly wrap-around outdoor deck and bar. See Details
Poogan's Porch For some Southern fare and hospitality, bring Fido to Poogan's Porch. This charming restaurant is located one block off Main Street in Charleston's Historic District. Guests line up on the weekends for brunch dishes like chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, and crab cake eggs Benedict; so expect a short wait. Sip on a cup of coffee, glass of sweet tea, or a refreshing mimosa from the bar and enjoy a warm biscuit while you wait. Dogs are welcome to accompany their owners while they dine on the front porch, weather permitting. See Details
Crave Kitchen & Cocktails Located within Seaside Farms in Mount Pleasant, Crave Kitchen & Cocktails has a dog-friendly, year-round patio that is a great meeting spot for yappy hour. The Southern menu includes a decadent mac and cheese, grilled and roasted cedar plank salmon seasoned with garlic and rosemary, and buttermilk fried chicken topped with foie gras and truffle gravy. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and weekend brunch. See Details
Taco Boy Downtown Fido will love the fiesta atmosphere at Taco Boy in Downtown Charleston. Spend the afternoon with old or new friends on the dog-friendly patio sampling freshly made guacamole and salsas with chips, grilled fish tacos, and pineapple-infused or Cadillac margaritas. Taco Boy is very dog friendly, so your pup may make some new friends, too! Open daily from 11am-2am. See Details
Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer Popular with College of Charleston and MUSC students, Kudu Coffee & Craft Beer offers and extensive menu of coffee and teas, bottled juices, cookies, croissants, muffins, sandwiches, and over 20 craft beers on tap. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Brown Dog Deli Hearty deli salads, juicy hot dogs, and vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.
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39 Rue de Jean Dogs are welcome on this quaint French cafe and bar's sidewalk patio. Featuring traditional brasserie cuisine, "Rue" is a spot where Charlestonians meet to break bread and clink glasses of beer and wine. Popular menu items include steak frites, coq au vin, escargots, and inexplicably good sushi. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch on Sunday. See Details
Pearlz Oyster Bar Featuring four dog-friendly sidewalk tables, Pearlz Oyster Bar is a downtown destination for seafood lovers. Favorite dishes include warm crab dip with bacon, grilled flatbread triangles, blackened or grilled catch of the day, and fresh fish tacos. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale Head to Charleston's Upper King Street with Fido in tow for some Tex-Mex food and margaritas at Juanita Greenberg's Nacho Royale. Nosh on all kinds of nachos (try the tofu!), Monterey Jack-filled quesadillas, crisp salads topped with shrimp, and gigantic one-pound burritos. Wash it all down with a top-shelf margarita or an ice cold cerveza. Open daily 11am-2am. See Details
Eli's Table Menu includes crispy oyster salad, day boat scallops, duck and waffles, and center cut pork chops. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
East Bay Deli - Downtown East Bay Deli - Downtown Charleston is a dog-friendly, New York style deli that offers classic gourmet sandwiches and wraps, savory soups, crisp salads, chili dogs, loaded baked potatoes, and cheesecake for dessert. Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. See Details
The Barrel Dog friendly craft beer establishment with food trucks 4-9 Wednesday- Sunday. Marsh for water lovers and large fenced in area with separate pen for smaller dogs. Great time and on the way to or from Folly Beach. See Details
The Park Cafe The Park Cafe is fine dining in a casual setting for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. The front covered patio is dog friendly and the staff has water and occasional treats available for visiting canines. See Details
Swig & Swine Delicious BBQ pork, brisket, and turkey. Outside seating is dog friendly. See Details
Bay Street Biergarten Dogs are welcome at eight outdoor tables at this Bay Street gastropub inspired by the beer halls of Munich. Craft beer flows from over thirty taps, and high-quality food is served at Bay Street Biergarten. Menu items include soft pretzels served with Lusty Monk mustard and beer cheese, pimento cheese bites, fish and chips, pork schnitzel, brats, and burgers. Bay Street Biergarten is open daily for lunch, dinner, and drinks from 11am until 2am. Brunch is served on the weekends. See Details
Lowdown Oven & Bar (L.D.O.B) The Lowdown offers burgers, pizza, and hearty sandwiches like the meatball, Cuban twist, and pulled BBQ pork. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Tabbuli Grill Featuring a hookah bar and delicious Mediterranean fare Tabbuli is a Downtown Charleston hotspot. Dogs are permitted at select outdoor tables. The restaurant fits the bill whether you are looking for a spot for happy hour specials on cocktails and tapas, fresh seafood from the raw bar, or for a healthy, filling meal. Tabbuli also serves weekend brunch and delivers to the local area. See Details
Black Magic Cafe Black Magic Cafe is a dog-friendly restaurant in Charleston, SC, where Fido is welcome to join you on the outdoor porch for breakfast or lunch. Their unique menu features omelets, French toast, pancakes, waffles, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and Southern comfort food like biscuits with gravy, chicken and waffles, Huevos Rancheros, and more. Every dish is made to order. The cafe also offers a large variety of gourmet coffee and cocktails. See Details
Sugar Bakeshop Sugar Bakeshop offers a variety of decadent desserts in a cozy off the beaten path spot that welcome dogs in the outdoor seating area. Sample cupcakes, cookies, cakes, pies, and tarts in a variety of year-round and seasonal flavors, plus in-house dog treats for Fido. Open 10am to 6pm Monday thru Friday, 11am to 5pm on Saturday, and is closed Sundays. See Details
Butcher & Bee Butcher and Bee is open Monday through Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, Wednesday through Friday from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. This unique eatery offers a mix of American, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines with a modern and sophisticated twist. Snag a seat at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a meal with Fido by your side. Choose from menu options like smoked salmon toast, sandwiches, rice bowls, salads, burgers, and more. For lunch, try the beef belly banh mi, with miso mayo, slaw, jalapenos, herbs, sweet soy, and peanuts. For dinner, dig into something a bit heartier, like the lamb ribs with fennel, coriander, and pomegranate. See Details
West Ashley Crab Shack West Ashley Crab Shack is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. If you're craving fresh, local seafood, this is the place to go. Choose from a variety of menu options including crab and artichoke dip, calamari, she-crab soup, seafood sandwiches, shrimp and crab casserole, crab cakes, oysters on the half shell, scallops, seafood buckets, and much more. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Charleston Steamed Seafood Bucket, with an Alaskan crab cluster, 2/3 lb large domestic shrimp, and a half dozen steamed oysters! See Details
Paolo's Gelato Italiano A gelato break at Paolo's is a tasty way to manage Charleston's sweltering summer heat. The toughest decision will be which one (or two!) of the over-fifty delicious flavors available, from limoncello to chocolate, to order. Fido will love this Italian-style gelateria because it serves pet gelato, too! Savor your frozen treats on one of the benches outside, or as you stroll along King Street. See Details