Top Dog Friendly Restaurants in Charlotte, NC
There are 97 restaurants in Charlotte, NC that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!

The Dog Bar

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The Dog Bar in Charlotte, NC is THE place to bring Fido in the Queen City. Located in the NoDa Arts District, the bar serves beer, wine, and liquor, and allows dogs of all shapes and sizes both indoors and out. All dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and are up to date on vaccinations. There is a membership fee of $10 per dog, which can be picked up on first visit. Just be sure to bring Fido's vaccination records.

Angry Ale's

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Neighborhood bar & grill near Park Rd & Woodlawn Rd serving American food with a spacious patio where dogs are always welcome. Menu features po'boys, chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, jambalaya, baby back ribs, and Cajun chicken pasta.

The Lodge

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Burgers, burgers, burgers. Beef, bison, turkey, veggie... they have it all! Also sandwiches, fries, fried pickles, jalapeno poppers and much more. This is a great place to grab a beer and watch the game. And the best part is that you can do it all with your best buddy next to you because dogs are allowed on their patio!

NoDa Brewing Company

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NoDa Brewing Company is dog friendly! Bring Fido to NoDa on North Davidson (Get it?!) while you partake in a pint or flight of locally-made microbrews. Craft beer lovers will want to sign up for the brewery tour, too. Live music and food trucks round out the offerings.

Thomas Street Tavern

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Funky retro bar and grill is a great spot to watch live music, enjoy some classic pub grub, and kick back with a drink on the dog-friendly patio. Menu offers chicken wings, nachos, burgers, steak sandwiches, chicken chimichangas, and spinach and ricotta ravioli.

Triple C Brewery

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Neighborhood brewery with indoor and outdoor seating for both pooches and people! Very dog friendly.

The Flying Saucer

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The Flying Saucer is a great restaurant/bar for pet owners. The outdoor patio is fairly large and covered with fans. The servers will bring water for your pooch and will swoon over him/her as well.

VBGB Beer Hall and Garden

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VBGB Beer Hall and Garden offers over 30 craft beers and a menu of traditional pub fare. Leashed Fidos can join you on the patio and water bowls are available.

Mellow Mushroom

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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.

Zada Janes Corner Cafe

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Zada Janes serves soups, salads, and sandwiches to go along with pancakes and omelets for breakfast. They always offer water for your dog when sitting outside.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), located in the heart of south Charlotte, produces premium, all natural beer and delivers it fresh weekly to bars, restaurants, and retailers in the region. Dogs are welcome in the outside dining area.

Hickory Tavern

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Hickory Tavern serves salads, sandwiches, tacos, and tasty seafood entrees. The fenced-in patio is dog friendly and a perfect spot to watch a game.

Icehouse South End Bar & Grill

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Icehouse is very dog-friendly with outdoor picnic tables under sturdy roof in case of bad weather. Very good food, reasonable prices!

River's Edge Bar and Grill

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Located at the United States National Whitewater Center, River's Edge allows you to watch kayakers, listen to live bands, enjoy festivals, and eat delicious food. Dogs are welcome, but not on the upper deck.

Jack Beagle's

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Jack Beagle's is a neighborhood pub with great food and great patio in the back that welcomes well-behaved dogs.

Salsarita's - Blakeney

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Salsarita's has a nice, fenced in patio with a sign proudly proclaiming "Dog's welcome on the patio".

Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill

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Kennedy's Premium Bar and Grill is pet friendly. There is a large patio that welcomes dogs to join their owners as they eat.

Sushi 101

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Sushi 1001 offers sushi rolls, sashimi, and a selection of cooked Japanese dishes in a casual setting with dog-friendly patio seating. Opens at 11:30am during the week and 12pm on weekends.

Boardwalk Billy's

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Boardwalk Billy's is a raw bar and ribs joint offering dog-friendly outdoor seating at its front tables. They offer great seafood, smokehouse items, burgers, and sandwiches. With a friendly atmosphere and excellent food, Boardwalk Billy's is the choice for Fido-friendly dining in Charlotte.

Fiamma

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Fiamma in Charlotte matches divine Italian entrees with excellent service. It's all at affordable prices, and dogs are welcome to dine with their owners in the outdoor area.

Hawthorne's NY Pizza and Bar

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Hawthorne's has two pet-friendly patios and is just across the street from Independence Park. Stop by for a slice, salad, pasta, or a cold one after a good walk in the park.

Zapata's Mexican Restaurant

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Excellent Mexican food. Leashed, well-behaved dogs allowed on the patio.

Brooklyn Pizza Parlor

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Brooklyn Pizza Parlor brings authentic New York style pizza to North Caroline. Outdoor seating is dog-friendly.

McAlister's Deli

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McAlister's Deli has great sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes and soups. There is a patio with umbrella tables where well behaved leashed dogs are allowed.

Sir Edmond Halley's

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Sir Edmond Halley's is a British pub offering classic fish and chips and nice patio where dogs are welcome.

Newk's Express Cafe

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An express casual dining experience in a refreshing and stylish atmosphere with an emphasis on freshness and flavor. Serving fresh tossed salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and homemade cakes. Leashed, well-behaved dogs allowed on the patio.

Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen

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Boudreaux's Louisiana Kitchen is pet friendly! Great outdoor seating available for you and the entire family, even the four legged members!

Zoe's Kitchen

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Zoe's Kitchen is a great little sandwich shop featuring healthy options and a closed-in patio. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome on the patio.

FABO

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FABO is a coffee shop, art gallery, and beer/wine bar. Well-behaved dogs are allowed at patio tables.

Sushi 101

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Sushi 1001 offers sushi rolls, sashimi, and a selection of cooked Japanese dishes in a casual setting with dog-friendly patio seating. Opens at 11:30am during the week and 12pm on weekends.

North Sycamore Brewing

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Local brewery with 28 constantly changing taps, plus a small kitchen serving food Monday-Thursday, and food trucks on site Thursday-Sunday. Dogs are welcome.

Luisa's Brick Oven Pizzeria

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Delicious pizzas with a thin crust keep Charlotte regulars enjoying Luisa's. Dogs are welcome at one of the three outdoor tables.

South 21 Drive-In

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South 21 Drive-In serves up a tasty Fish-O-Burger that you order and eat from your car, so your pup can come along for the ride!

Flip'n Chicken

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Charlotte's neighborhood source for great wings and chicken tenders tossed in a variety of sauces welcomes the whole family, including Fido. Patio tables are dog friendly.

Starbucks

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Starbucks offers several tables outside. Leashed, well-behaved dogs welcome.

The Liberty

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Small outdoor seating area with huge flavor and great hospitality for both you and Fido.

Wild Wing Cafe

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Wild Wing Cafe - University of North Carolina Charlotte is dog friendly! This sports bar and grill has a covered patio, overlooking University City in Charlotte, with plenty of room for your dog. Wild Wing always has plenty of dog bones and treats on hand, as well Bowser Brew doggie beer. It's a great place to eat, socialize, and catch the big game with your dog.

Jackalope Jack's

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Friendly staff allows dogs on their outdoor patio & porch and will offer pup water. Wings, burgers, and sandwiches, plus funnel cake fries for dessert.

The Wine Shop at Rivergate

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Great wine selection to complement an entree menu of seared Ahi tuna, Angus flatiron steak, and pasta of the day. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Salsa's Cantina

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Mexican restaurant with a back patio that allows dogs.

Birdsong Brewing Co.

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Craft brewery with lively taproom, patio seating, games, and rotating daily food trucks. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Red Clay Ciderworks

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Charlotte's first ever cidery serves a variety of hard cider using fresh juice from North Carolina apples. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Wine Vault

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Located in the Shoppes at University Place, Wine Vault offers wine by the bottle, wine by the glass, beer on draft, and hundreds of beers in cans and bottles. There is a large open public patio perfect for relaxing with your dog at your side.

Mellow Mushroom

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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.

Brazwell's Premium Pub

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Brazwell's serves wings, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, and roasted chicken and bourbon salmon entrees. The bottom patio welcomes dogs.

Cantina 1511

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A classic Mexican restaurant with some new taco inspiration and daily drink deals. You can find classic guacamole and Thai style shrimp tacos as well. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Luna's Living Kitchen

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Vegan and vegetarian friendly, Luna's serves organic, plant-based cuisine along with smoothies and juices. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

McKoy's Smokehouse & Saloon

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Succulent BBQ, smokehouse wings, and plenty of tasty sides. Deck seating is dog friendly.

Sabor Latin Street Grill

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Amazing vegan, veggie, gluten-free and meat dishes. Tables under front awning are dog friendly.

Basil Thai Cuisine

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Great Thai restaurant with outdoor seating for dogs

Zio Casual Italian

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Authentic Italian pizza and pasta from scratch. Large outdoor patio and courtyard garden are dog friendly.

Love Sushi

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Great little sushi place on the boardwalk in the university city region. Dogs can sit with you outside on the patio and will get a bowl of water.

Lucky Lou's

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Lucky Lou's serves tavern delights such as burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, tacos, and flatbread pizza. Covered patio is dog friendly.

The Unknown Brewing Co

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The Unknown Brewing Co. serves a variety of craft beers in a casual setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor picnic tables. Choose from an array of year-round, seasonal, and special series brews that are certain to satisfy the palate and quench any thirst. Dogs are not permitted inside. The taproom is open 4pm to 10pm Wednesday through Friday, Saturdays, noon to 10pm, and Sundays noon to 8pm.; closed Monday and Tuesday.

littleSpoon

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LittleSpoon is a contemporary neighborhood style cafe that prides itself in using quality, locally-sourced ingredients in everything they make. Menu includes salads, sandwiches, wings, signature coffee drinks, scratch cocktails, and a diverse selection of wine and beer. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

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Menchie's is known for a wide selection of frozen yogurt, including low fat, nonfat, sugar free, and low carb flavors. Choose from tasty toppings like fresh fruit, gummy bears, Oreos, chocolate chip cookie dough, and marshmallows. Fenced patio has posts to loop leashed dogs.

Craft Growler Shop

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A specialty food, grocery, and beer garden located in the Gold District of Charlotte’s Southend with 36 beers on tap from local and regional breweries, delicious small plate menu, and dog-friendly patio seating. The food menu features salads, charcuterie, artisan cheeses, and flatbreads. Opens at 11am Monday through Saturday, noon on Sunday.

Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails

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Alton's Kitchen & Cocktails serves casual American cusine, perfect for all occasion with a dog friendly patio. Located at Jetton Village III with great dail food and beverage specials.

Sisters Fine American Cuisine

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Family-owned restaurant with an American flair serving pulled pork, fish tacos, and house made key lime pie. Deck seating welcomes dogs.

Fox and Hound

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Fox and Hound is a sports bar with hot wings, burgers and a great menu. Bring your dog and sit on the deck!

Beef 'O' Brady's

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This casual chain eatery and sports bar serves a variety of American bar and grill classics in a modern setting that welcomes dogs in the outdoor seating area. Warm up those taste buds with delicious appetizers like boom boom shrimp, jalapeno corn fritters, and Buffalo chicken dip, then feast on hearty entrees such as Nashville hot grilled chicken, St. Louis ribs, sizzling fajitas, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, and prime rib sandwiches. Don't forget to leave room for a warm slice of molten chocolate cake for dessert. Patio tables are dog friendly, but calling ahead for seating is required to ensure availability. Call for hours.

The String Bean

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The String Bean Fresh Market and Deli is fantastic! Bring Fido and sit out on their great patio. Try the Duck Fat Fries and a Pesto Burger, have a beer from their fantastic selection, and maybe even enjoy a live band by the outdoor fireplaces. You and your pup will love it!

Foster's Grille

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Foster's serves char burgers, grilled bratwurst, spicy wings, and mint chocolate chip shakes. Dogs are welcome on the patio and water will be provided.

Backstreet Pub

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Backstreet offers a wide selection of bottled and beers on tap. Dogs are welcome both inside and outside.

Crafty Beer Guys

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Craft beer brew-pub and bottle shop. They don't serve food, but dogs are welcome both indoors and outdoors.

Campania Cafe & Trattoria

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Campania Italian Café & Trattoria features authentic Italian cuisine in a casual dining atmosphere. They offer panini sandwiches, fresh salads, homemade soups, pasta dishes, and daily specials. Dog-friendly outdoor dining is available in the warmer months under the covered front porch.

Sangam Indian Cuisine

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Sangam serves a full menu of traditional Indian cuisine such as mulligatawny soup, lamb kebabs, chicken curry, and naan (baked white bread). They have a large outdoor patio where dogs are always welcome.

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar

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Delicious burgers and salads with build your own options. Only eight outside tables, but very welcoming to dogs on leashes, and will bring water out for them as well.

Hickory Tavern

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Hickory Tavern has a large patio where you and your four-legged friends can enjoy a menu of burgers, wings, seafood, and steaks. Always cold beers and delicious desserts available.

Galway Hooker Irish Pub

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Galway uses fresh local ingredients in all their dishes, including creamy tomato and basil soup, beer battered fish and chips, and Cajun pasta. Fido is welcome at outdoor tables.

Friends

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Friends is pet friendly! Great local bar, not too far off I-85, reasonable prices. Great food and a dog-friendly outdoor patio that has chairs, tables, and TVs (in the summer there's corn hole and other games).

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Michael's Rock Hill Grille

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Michael's offers sandwiches and burgers for lunch, and beef, chicken, and seafood entrees for dinner. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio.

Madison's Coffee House

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Madison's offers a variety of delicious coffees, lattes, hot chocolate, smoothies, milkshakes, & breakfast sandwiches. Dogs are allowed on the patio.

McHale's Irish Pub

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Irish pub and dining in a beautiful, historic downtown building. Pleasant outdoor patio is dog friendly. Menu includes burgers, sandwiches, shepherd's pie, and blackened cod. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Mexicasa

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Mexicasa has HUGE margaritas, good food and outside seating for the whole family, including Fido!

McAlister's Deli

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Good place to eat. They have a good size menu with sandwiches and are known for their baked potatoes. Kids eat free on Tuesdays has a covered patio and dogs are welcome.

Mac's Speed Shop

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BBQ, burgers, beer, and more. Outdoor dining area is dog friendly.

Charlie's Coffeehouse

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Neighborhood coffee shop with coffee, espresso, tea, and a variety of baked breads and treats. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Lake Town Tavern

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Menu is comprise of traditional bar food. Patio seating is dog friendly.

McAlister's Deli

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Sandwiches, salads, awesome baked potatoes, and a kids menu. Covered patio allows dogs.

Hobo's

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Hobo's delivers juicy burgers, sweet shakes, and refreshing craft beer. Other menu favorites include fried grouper bites, cobb salads, and chicken and waffles sandwiches. Outdoor deck seating is dog friendly.

Sonic Drive-In

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If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead!

Dunwellz

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Dunwellz features Buffalo shrimp, wings, pizza, and the famous donut burger. Outdoor patio is dog friendly.

Starbucks

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Starbucks Coffee in Birkdale Village has a large outdoor sitting area with mostly shaded umbrella tables.

Flipside Restaurant

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The Flipside Restaurant is located in historic downtown Rock Hill, and takes pride in bringing locally inspired comfort food to an upscale southern hospitality dining environment. Menu includes fried green tomatoes, shrimp boil, coastal catch, slow smoked chicken, braised beef short ribs, and shrimp and grits. It's the perfect place to stop for a delicious lunch in the middle of the day, or a relaxed dinner with family and friends.

Starbucks

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In addition to the wide selection of coffee, espresso, lattes, pastries, and sandwiches, this Starbucks location also offers dog-friendly patio seating.

Grapevine Wine Shop and Bar

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Grapevine creates a comfortable atmosphere offering a unique and distinctive mix of coffee, wines, and specialty beers. This multi-purpose space is home to both a retail shop to purchase wines, beer, accessories, and cigars, as well as an on-site bar area to enjoy coffee, espresso, wine, beer, artisan cheeses, and desserts in the company of your friends and neighbors. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

Grapevine Wine Shop and Bar

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Grapevine creates a comfortable atmosphere offering a unique and distinctive mix of coffee, wines, and specialty beers. This multi-purpose space is home to both a retail shop to purchase wines, beer, accessories, and cigars, as well as an on-site bar area to enjoy coffee, espresso, wine, beer, artisan cheeses, and desserts in the company of your friends and neighbors. Leashed dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area.