Dog Friendly Restaurants in Columbia, SC

There are 81 restaurants in Columbia, SC 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!

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

Flying Saucer offers a wide selection of beers and tasty eats in a dog-friendly atmosphere with dog-friendly seating on the spacious covered porch. Menu includes salads, wings, pizza, burgers, sandwiches, green chili pork stew, and shepherd's pie.

Yesterday's

Pub type restaurant and bar in downtown at 5 points. Nice atmosphere. Great food and a varied menu. Inside or outside tables for people watching and bring you dog, they are always welcome. They even serve them water in a kettle marked for dogs only.

Solstice Kitchen and Wine Bar

Solstice Kitchen is a full service restaurant serving New American cuisine in a cozy setting with a dog-friendly outdoor dining area. A varied menu features fresh fish, scallops, steak, pork, chicken, foie gras, and smoked gouda mac 'n cheese.

Cantina 76

Specialty tacos and refreshing in-house margaritas are favorites at Cantina 76. Climate-controlled patio welcomes dogs.

Jake's on Devine

At Jake’s, all the meats and cheeses are free of growth hormones and unnecessary antibiotics. In addition, they are raised in a free range, cruelty-free environment. Dogs are welcome at outdoor seating.

Pawley's Front Porch

Delicious burgers that were featured "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". Covered front porch welcomes dogs.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill serves fresh, flavorful Italian dishes in a warm, dog-friendly atmosphere.

Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub

Stone-fired pizza, burgers, and meatball hoagies are on the menu. Covered deck seating allows dogs.

Blue Marlin

The best of the Low Country and Coastal Louisiana cuisine. Bring Fido along to the outdoor seating area to enjoy this unique dining experience.

Rosewood Market & Deli

Rosewood Market & Deli is Columbia's original natural foods market, dating back to 1973, offering a wide selection of deli eats and dog-friendly patio seating. Opens at 8am Monday thru Saturday and 9am on Sunday.

Burger Tavern 77

Great selection of burgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads. Featuring a build your own burger menu selection and 28 beers on draft. Outdoor seating allows dogs, weather permitting.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Carrabba's Italian Grill has a walk-up window so you can order one of their Italian specialties with your dog at your side.

Sonic Drive-In

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!

The Kraken

A great neighborhood gastropub with unique menu items and a large variety of beers on tap. The owner and staff are friendly and attentive. There is a covered porch where dogs are welcome.

Mr. Friendly's

Amazing Southern cuisine like fried yellow grits, buttermilk fried chicken, and the dirty chicken sandwich. Outdoor seating is perfect for bringing Fido.

World of Beer

Over 500 beers and tavern menu. Dogs more then welcome in the covered patio.

The Gourmet Shop

Delicious cafe in Five Points. Has great brunches, lunches, wine tastings, and a store that sells wine, food, and kitchenware. Pets are welcome in the outdoor seating area.

Grill Marks

Grill Marks is a sophisticated burger joint located right in the heart of The Vista. The heated outdoor patio provides year-round seating for dogs. Water bowls and bones available upon request.

Sonic Drive-In

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!

The Wurst Wagen

The Wurst Wagen serves authentic German sausages from a mobile cart, so dogs are welcome to ogle the knack wurst and kielbasa while its served up. Water bowls are available, maybe even a tasty treat. You'll find us at different locations around Columbia, but we're always parked at Soda City Market from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Sonic Drive-In

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!

Hickory Tavern

Sports bar and grill serves tasty fare such as burgers, wings, shrimp po-boys, crab legs, and ribeye steaks. Outdoor tables welcome dogs.

Villa Tronco

Villa Tronco has been providing traditional Italian cuisine to Columbia since 1940. Outdoor dining area is dog friendly.

Harper's

Harper's serves traditional Carolina BBQ and fresh burgers. Patio is very dog friendly.

Tilted Kilt

Bring Fido to this sports bar that with waitresses called "Tilt Girls" who serve American pub food and cold beer. The menu includes buffalo wings, burgers, fish and chips, and Irish stew. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Hooters

Wings, shrimp, burgers, and dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Rosso

Rosso serves wood-fired brick pizza, hearty pasta, and entrees such as veal picatta and Tuscan steak frites. Patio seating welcomes dogs.

Real Mexico Restaurant y Tienda

Menu features a variety of tasty Mexican fare, including, oxtail soup, chipotle chicken tacos, roasted pork tortas, and seafood and rice. Outdoor patio with umbrella seating welcomes dogs.

British Bulldog Pub

Traditional British pub serves English-themed fare such as Scotch eggs, Billy burgers, corned beef and cabbage, and chicken curry. Outside seating area is dog friendly.

Polliwogs

Polliwogs prides itself on serving savory Southern cuisine using locally sourced ingredients from in and around the region. Menu options include Charleston fried shrimp, Buffalo oysters, Carolina smoked pork, low country po'boys, and Palmetto burgers. Covered deck seating is dog friendly.

Publico

Located in the in the vibrant Five Points neighborhood, Publico Kitchen offers new fusion cuisine such as coconut quinoa and kale salad, stuffed chorizo quesadillas, tuna poke or lemon pepper chicken tacos, Thais shrimp burgers, bulgogi beef ramen, and 54 local and craft beers on tap. Spacious patio welcomes Fido with a special doggie menu that includes peanut butter bacon biscuits and seafood casserole.

Travinia Italian Kitchen

Travinia serves contemporary Italian dishes in a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. The diverse menu features mussels Pernod, seared ahi tuna, lasagna bolognese, prosciutto and fig flatbread, veal scaloppine, shrimp scampi, and an extensive selection of wine. Outdoor patio has dog-friendly seating.

Higher Grounds Books and Beans

Higher Grounds Books and Beans is open Monday through Tuesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesday from 8:00am to 7:00pm, Thursday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday from 8:15am to 7:00pm. This Christian founded establishment is pet friendly, so bring your pup along and snag a seat at one of their four outdoor tables. Higher Grounds offers guests a small assortment of menu items like soups, sandwiches, bagels, pastries, and more. Peruse their bookshelves while you decide what you want to order. Try their top round roast beef and havarti sandwich, prepared with Boar's Head meats and cheeses on artisan bread. Or get a bowl of piping hot tomato basil soup. Before you leave, make sure to pick up one of their delectable coffee concoctions!

Green Olive

The Green Olive is open Monday from 11:00am to 3:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. When you come here, expect to taste delicious, traditional Mediterranean dishes. Bring your pup along for the trip and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Enjoy a range of menu items like baba ghanoush, shish-kebabs, hummus, tabbouleh salad, and more. Try the gyro platter, made with roasted spiced beef and lamb, sliced thinly and served with basmati rice, grilled veggies, and tzatziki sauce.

El Salto Restaurant

El Salto Restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. Don't let the exterior fool you, previous patrons have stated that you don't need to simply drive by this place, you need to come in! El Salto is proud to serve up delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine. Grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy some chips and queso with Fido by your side. Choose from a variety of menu options including fajitas, burritos, taco salads, jalapeno poppers, quesadillas, and more! Vegetarian options are available, as well.

Arabesque

Arabesque is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and is happy to serve up fresh, authentic Lebanese dishes. Bring your pup and enjoy a meal while sitting at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. They offer a variety of dining options including damascus bread, falafel, housemade hummus, kabobs, and more. Try their Omar Fatayer pizza, topped with feta cheese, al-amir cheese, parsley, mint, and a dash of olive oil all on a white sauce base.

Hola Mexico

Hola Mexico is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday from 11:00am to 10:30pm, Saturday from 12:00pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Hola is proud to serve up delicious and authentic Mexican style cuisine served by friendly and helpful staff. This is a relaxed, no frills joint that serves up your typical Mexican fare, so bring Fido along and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Choose from menu options including nachos, stuffed jalapenos, queso, tacos, taco salads, enchiladas and chalupas, quesadillas, fajitas, and much more. Try the Carnitas dinner, with pork tips, rice, beans, jalape?os and pico de gallo, served with warm tortillas.

Al Amir Restaurant

Al Amir Restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 11:0am to 4:00pm. This unique eatery serves up delicious and authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Choose from menu options including baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, salads, falafel, shawarma, wraps, sandwiches, kabobs, and even pizza. Bring Fido along for the day and snag a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables, where they will even supply your pup with a bowl of fresh water. Try the Turkish Fatayer pizza, topped with tomato, spinach, feta cheese, olives, al-amir cheese, olive oil, and dry mint - no tomato sauce.

Top Dawg Tavern

Top Dawg Tavern has a large outdoor patio with plenty of dog-friendly seating. Their menu includes a small list of lunch specials, as well as pub fare including sandwiches and burgers. Happy hour is served Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and there are various specials throughout the week.

Za's

Za's is a contemporary Italian cafe specializing in pizza. They have eight dog-friendly tables on their covered outdoor patio. Besides pizza, their menu also includes sandwiches, calzones, and a small seasonal menu. Za's bar offers wine and cocktails, and serves happy hour Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse welcomes dogs at four outdoor tables. This brewpub has been serving Columbia beer and pub grub since 1995. Pizzas, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and appetizers are served. Order ESB beer cheese spread with toasted bread to start. Then choose between a gyro sandwich with Greek salad, a hamburger topped with cheddar cheese and served with hashbrowns, or shrimp and grits for your main course. Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse is open from Monday through Thursday 4pm until 11pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4pm until 11pm.

Alodia's

Dogs are welcome at two small outdoor tables at this homestyle Italian restaurant. Alodia's Cucina Italiana serves Italian dishes like seafood risotto, duck carbonara, pasta primavera, chicken parmesan, lasagna, baked ziti, and baked spaghetti. Alodia's Cucina Italiana is open Monday through Thursday for lunch from 11am ? 3pm and dinner from 4pm ? 10pm, Friday and Saturday for lunch from 11am ? 3pm and dinner 4pm ? 11pm, Sunday for brunch 11am ? 2pm and 5pm to 9:30pm for dinner.

Miyos

Miyo's features a menu of Asian fusion and customizable plates. This location has ten dog-friendly tables on their covered patio.

Henry's NE Restaurant and Bar

Henry's NE Restaurant serves American fare with a contemporary twist. There are seven outdoor tables with dog-friendly tables where you can eat with Fido. The menu consists of various gourment sandwiches, burgers, and hotdogs. Henry's also has a full bar and hosts daily specials almost every day of the week. The restaurant serves brunch on Sunday with mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Big Bulls Bang'n BBQ &Southern Comfort Food

Dogs are welcome at one outdoor picnic table at this Columbia barbecue restaurant. The menu at Big Bull's Bang'n BBQ & Southern Comfort Food includes fried turkey wings, smoked turkey legs, smoked chicken, fried chicken and waffles, St. Louis ribs, smothered pork chops alongside sides like fried okra, collard greens, lima beans, rice n' gravy, baked beans, and yams. Big Bull's Bang'n BBQ & Southern Comfort Food is open Wednesday -Friday from 11:30am until 7pm, Saturday from noon until 7pm, and Sunday from noon until 6pm.

32 Degrees A Yogurt Bar

Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this frozen yogurt shop. 32 Degrees A Yogurt Bar doesn't allow dogs inside while you order or make the dessert, so plan accordingly to leave Fido outside. Choose from a variety of refreshing flavors including frozen yogurt, gelato, custard, sorbet, and Italian ice. Finish your creation with your choice of 40+ toppings. 32 Degrees A Yogurt Bar is open daily from noon until 10pm.

The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli specializes in handmade cinnamon rolls and specialty sandwiches. You and Fido will find some pet-friendly seating at their two outdoor tables. If you're feeling particularly hungry, you might try their famously giant Cinnamonster!

Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet

Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet. Obviously, dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant in the buffet area or at the cashier, so plan accordingly to leave your pet outside. Doc's serves a soul food buffet and an a la carte menu featuring St. Louis-style barbecue ribs, fried catfish nuggets, pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, and fried okra. Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am until 2:30pm

Cantina 76

Cantina 76 is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at seven outdoor tables at this Mexican restaurant on Main Street. Cantina 76 serves cold craft beer and margaritas alongside tacos. Tacos come in several varieties like Peruvian shrimp, smoked pork, fried fish, chicken pesto, bbq brisket, or buffalo chicken. Cantina 76 is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am until 9:30pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11am until 10pm.

Julep's Bistro

Julep's is a cozy bistro that offers American cuisine and Sunday brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Their bar is stocked with wine, beer, and all kinds of cocktails. Julep's has five dog-friendly tables where you can enjoy a bite with Fido or maybe take in some live music, which is host often.

Crossings Deli

Crossings Deli welcomes dogs at one table. This neighborhood deli is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The breakfast menu offers sandwiches, pastries, healthy options, and Iron Brew Coffee. Soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian items, and daily specials are for lunch and dinner. Crossings Deli is open Monday through Thursday from 8am until 6pm, and Friday 8am until 4pm.

Cupcake

Dogs are welcome at one outdoor table at the front of this cupcake bakery. Dogs aren't allowed inside, so leave your pup outside while you place your food for sweet treats. Cupcake DownSouth sells cupcakes in more than a dozen different flavors. Cupcake DownSouth is open Monday through Wednesday from 10am until 7pm, Thursday through Saturday from 10am until 10pm, and Sunday from noon until 5pm.

Tombo Grille

Tombo Grill has four dog-friendly tables and offers a menu of handcrafted, modern takes on Southern comfort food. At the bar, you'll find plenty of options including beer, wine, and cocktails.

M Kitchen

M Kitchen features a menu of Asian fusion and customizable plates. This location has five dog-friendly tables under their open air pagoda.

Boeshreen

Dogs are welcome at 5 outdoor tables at this Libyan restaurant. Boesheen is open for lunch and dinner and serves inexpensive Middle Eastern cuisine. The menu features babaganoush, tabouli, roasted eggplant, falafel, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, spinach and cheese borek, stuffed peppers, gyro sandwiches with fries, chicken wings, Greek salads, and almond baklava. Boeshreen is open Monday through Thursday 11am - 10pm, Thursday 3pm - 10pm, Friday 3pm - 11pm, and Saturday 1pm - 11pm.

Blue Fin

Dogs are welcome at over ten outdoor tables at this seafood restaurant located at the Village of Sandhill. Blue Fin features Charleston-style Lowcountry seafood dishes in an upscale yet casual atmosphere. The seafood restaurant features a full bar, a three-course prix fixe menu, and happy hour specials. Blue Fin is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am until 10pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:30am until 11pm, and Sunday from 11:30am until 9pm.

Il Giorgione

Il Giorgione Pizzeria & Wine Bar is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at ten outdoor tables at this dog-friendly pizzeria and wine bar in Five Forks. Authentic Italian soups, salads, pasta, pizza, gelato, and wine is served here. Il Giorgione Pizzeria & Wine Bar is open Tuesday from 5:30pm until 10pm, Wednesday through Friday from 11:30am until 10pm, and Saturday from 5:30pm until 10pm.

Miyo's Northeast

Miyo's features a menu of Asian fusion and customizable plates. This location has several dog-friendly tables outside.

Bourbon

Bourbon is a New Orleans style bar and restaurant boasting the largest whiskey list in South Carolina. The restaurant has six outdoor, dog-friendly seats. While they don't take reservations, it might help to call ahead to secure seats for yourself and your pet. Their food menu includes small plates and entrees influenced by Southern cuisine. You'll find options like Crispy Boudin Balls, Eggplant Jamabalaya, and Etouffee. Bourbon offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday with several unique and succulent dishes.

Persona Pizzeria

Persona Pizzeria provides dine in, take out, and delivery with online ordering available on their website. They have four outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant. Persona puts the emphasis on what you prefer, and even offer gluten free crust to accommodate your diet.

Midwood Smokehouse

Midwood Smokehouse has several covered dog-friendly tables out front where you can enjoy some barbeque with your pup. Their menu includes a number of barbeque sandwiches and plates, and happy hour is served Monday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Drip

Drip is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at this Five Points coffeehouse. Drip serves coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, pastries, and sandwiches. For breakfast, choose from granola with milk, smoked salmon bagels, or egg, meat, and cheese sandwiches. At lunch, salads and gourmet sandwiches are available. Drip is open Monday through Saturday from 7am until 10pm, and Sunday from 8am until 6pm.

Good LIfe Cafe

Good Life Cafe has six outdoor tables where dogs are welcome. The menu features vegan and vegetarian raw foods prepared in American, Italian, Indian, Thai and Mexican gourmet cuisines. Good Life Cafe also serves cooked foods like veggie burgers, grilled portobello wraps, burrito bowls, and tofu wraps. Craft beer, organic wine, and cocktails are also served. Good Life Cafe is open Monday through Saturday from 7am until 8pm, Sunday from 10am until 3pm.

Drip on Main

Drip is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at this coffeehouse. Drip serves coffee and espresso drinks, smoothies, pastries, and sandwiches. For breakfast, choose from granola with milk, smoked salmon bagels, or egg, meat, and cheese sandwiches. At lunch, salads and gourmet sandwiches are available. Drip is open Monday through Saturday from 7am until 7pm, and Sunday from 8am until 6pm.

D's Wings

D's Wing is a typical wing/burger restaurant that also has salads, ribs, sandwiches, great desserts and more. They have a covered outside eating area with fans and are more than happy to bring your dog some ice cold water.

Old Mill Brewpub

Huge beer selection and fresh food. Outdoor seating overlooking pond is dog friendly.

Sonic Drive-In

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!

Libby's of Lexington

This cozy, family-friendly eatery offers a diverse menu that includes Shanghai shrimp, jumbo wings, Greek salad, meatball subs, pimento cheeseburgers, smothered chicken, and gourmet pizza. Outdoor sating area is dog friendly.

Rusty Anchor Restaurant

Dogs are welcome on the lower deck at this waterfront restaurant on Lake Murray. Rusty Anchor features cold drinks, good food, and music from live bands. The menu features fried foods, salads, and grilled chicken and steaks. Start off with an order of Ranch Fries, fries covered with ranch dressing, cheese, bacon, and ham. Then choose from one of the popular main courses like a salad topped with ahi tuna, a 10-ounce cheeseburger, fried catfish, blackened shrimp alfredo, or a huge slice of prime rib. Rusty Anchor is open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner from 11:30am until 10pm.

Higher Ground Char House

Higher Ground Char House is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 8:30pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:30pm. Bring Fido along to join you for a bite to eat and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. While Higher Ground offers a variety of delicacies including salads, wings, and open-faced tortillas, their claim to fame has to be their burgers. With upwards of 15 different specialty burger combinations, there is sure to be something to please any palate. Try the local favorite Char-Nobyl burger. This burger is topped with fresh jalapenos, AW smoked pepper bacon, sriracha aioli, ghost pepper cheese, and grilled onions. With something that spicy, you're going to need something to wash it down, and Higher Ground has you covered with a variety of craft beer options to choose from.

Tonella's Pizza Kitchen

Tonella's Pizza Kitchen is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm and is happy to serve up fresh Italian dishes. Bring Fido along and grab a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables. Choose from menu options like soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches, cheesesteaks, and more. Their friendly and accommodating staff will make sure that your meal is the best that it can be. Try the house favorite Strom, a stromboli stuffed with ham, salami, capicola, cheese, and peppers, baked to a golden brown and served with homemade tomato sauce.

Cafe Strudel

Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at the front and behind this restaurant located in the historic Mill Village neighborhood of West Columbia. Cafe Strudel is popular for breakfast and Sunday brunch with menu items like Hangover Hashbrowns - crispy hash browns smothered with melted cheddar cheese, onions, banana peppers, and tomatoes and topped with sour cream. Imbibe in a bacon-infused Bloody Mary to complete the brunch experience. Cafe Strudel is open Monday - Tuesday 8am - 9pm, Wednesday - Thursday 8am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 8am - 10pm, and Sunday 10am - 9pm.

Miyos of Lexington

Miyo's offers an extensive menu of Pan-Asian cuisine and alcoholic beverages in a warm and inviting neighborhood atmosphere that welcomes dogs at outside tables. A diverse and flavorful menu includes tantalizing delicacies such as hot and sour soup, grilled shrimp salad, chicken satay, black bean salmon, kung pao scallops, Mongolian beef, sesame tofu, pineapple and cashew fried rice, Japanese soba noodles, and a vast array of maki, fried tempura, and special sushi rolls. Complement the meal with house wine, Asian beer, hot and cold sake, or a craft cocktail like a cucumber mojito or pomegranate margarita. Dogs can join their owners in the covered side patio seating area. Miyo's is open Sunday through Thursday 11:30am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday 11:30am to 10:30pm.

Papa Gio's

The dog-friendly Papa Gio's offers an extensive menu of hearty Italian dishes in a subdued old world setting that features dog-friendly outside tables. Feast on traditional favorites such as pasta fagioli soup, caprese salad, mussels in white wine sauce, calzone and stromboli, grilled veggie paninis, hot and cold subs, lobster ravioli, fettuccine Alfredo, shrimp scampi, veal Marsala, and some of the region's tastiest and most popular gourmet pizza. If there's room for dessert, cheesecake and tiramisu makes a yummy topper to the meal. Dogs are welcome on the spacious outdoor patio. Papa Gio's Pizzeria is open 10am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 10am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Kingsman Que & Brew

Taste buds are treated like royalty at the Kingsman Que and Brew, a relaxed and spacious bar and grill that offers tasty pub eats and dog-friendly outside tables. A men chock-full of delicious offerings includes fried mushroom, Cajun chicken strips, black and blue salad, grilled beef tips, ribeye burgers, patty melts, hot turkey subs, reubens, and chili Angus beef cheeseburgers. Wash down the goodness with a sweet iced tea, cold beer, or glass of house wine. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area, weather permitting. The Kingsman Que & Brew is open Monday through Wednesday 11am to 9pm, Thursday through Saturday 11am to 10pm, and is closed Sundays.

Red Bowl Asian Bistro

Red Bowl Asian offers a variety of traditional Pan-Asian favorites in a casual and subdued setting that welcomes dogs at outside tables. An extensive menu features popular options like bang bang shrimp, chicken satay, lettuce wraps, egg drop soup, broccoli and beef, moo shu pork, sesame scallops, coconut curry vegetables, spicy pad Thai noodles, teriyaki and hibachi stir fry, and for dessert, Thai fried bananas and tiramisu. Wash it all down with hot or cold sake, draft beer, or glass of house wine. Dogs can join their owners in the small gated outdoor seating area. Red Bowl Asian is open 11am to 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Private Property

Private Property serves savory Southern and Creole cuisine in a sophisticated historic home location in downtown Lexington that welcomes dogs at outside tables. A menu chock-full of authentic regional favorites includes chicken and andouille gumbo, Cajun crab cakes, swamp tacos, po'boys, pimento cheese burgers, shrimp and grits, seafood jambalaya, crawfish etoufee, and to satisfy that sweet tooth, pecan pralines, Louisiana mud pie, and bread pudding. Dogs can sit with their owners at tables on the spacious backyard brick patio. Private Property is open 11am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 11am to 9:30pm Friday and Saturday, and is closed Sundays.

antai

Antai is a sleek, contemporary restaurant specializing in tantalizing Pan-Asian cuisine, served in a subdued neighborhood setting that welcomes dogs at outside tables. The extensive menu features flavorful options such as egg drop soup, crab wontons, shrimp dumplings, sweet and sour pork, kung pao chicken, Mongolian beef, grilled flank steak, Cantonese fried rice, pad Thai, chicken udon noodles, and a wide array of fresh sashimi and maki sushi rolls. Outdoor tables are limited, so call ahead to ensure seating with Fido. Antai is open Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm, and is closed Sundays.

Maurice's Gourmet Barbeque

The dog-friendly Maurice's Piggie Park Barbecue is a popular South Carolina chain of eateries that specialize in traditional pit-fired Southern BBQ. This quaint roadside drive-thru spot serves succulent chopped pork, fall oft he bone ribs, smoked chicken, and tender beef brisket, plus burgers, hot dawgs, turkey sandwiches, and tasty sides like baked beans, potato salad, mac and cheese, and fried okra. If there's room for dessert, strawberry shortcake and pecan pie makes a sweet ending to the meal. Dogs are welcome at the two tables in the side grassy area. Maurice's Piggie Park Barbecue is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 9:30pm and Sunday 11am to 9pm.

116 State Street

Dogs are welcome at six outdoor tables at this cafe and wine bar in Columbia. @116 Espresso & Wine Bar serves gourmet food, spirits, fine wines, and coffee drinks. The eclectic dinner menu includes small plates, soups, salads, and pizza. For brunch, sweet potato pancakes, steak and eggs, and shrimp and grits tempt diners. @116 Espresso & Wine Bar is open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm, and brunch Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm.

Carolina Cafe

Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this sandwich cafe. Carolina Cafe serves gourmet sandwiches, salads, homemade soups, and bagels. Signature sandwiches include The Charlotte which is a BLT, The Lexington aka the reuben, and The Hilton Head aka chicken salad sandwich. Carolina Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7am until 7:30pm, Saturday - Sunday from 8am until 3pm.