Dog Friendly Restaurants in Durham, NC

There are 68 pet friendly restaurants in Durham 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 Durham. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Parker and Otis
Parker and Otis Parker and Otis offers hearty breakfast and lunch food made with fresh and local ingredients, and porch seating that welcomes dogs. Tasty options include toasted bagels with smoked salmon, scrambles, open-faced egg sandwiches, shrimp BLTs, grilled cheese on sourdough, and peanut butter and bacon paninis. Opens at 7:30am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday. See Details
Pet Friendly Foster's Market
Foster's Market Foster's Market is located in the Rockwood Forest Hills area and offers dog-friendly seating and traditional American dishes. A varied menu includes breakfast burritos, omelet specials, vanilla French toast, cold deli and grilled sandwiches, and baked treats like coconut macaroons, lemon bars, and NYC style crumbcake. Opens daily at 7:30am. See Details
Geer Street Garden Start off with Buffalo wings or a Cobb salad, move on to a Reuben sandwich or fried chicken plate, then finish with a slice of key lime pie. Spacious outdoor patio welcomes dogs. See Details
Fullsteam Brewery Fullsteam Brewery is a dog-friendly, family-friendly brewery and tasting room that welcomes dogs. They don't serve food, but food trucks are often on-site, or you can bring your own inside.
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Local 22 Southern food with global influences made with local products. Menu includes BBQ pork chops, chicken tamales, lamb burgers, and pan-seared Scottish salmon. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Ponysaurus Ponysaurus offers a bevy of bountiful brews, including Belgian and India pale ales, saisons, and stouts. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and outdoor patio. No food served, but food trucks are usually on hand. See Details
Bull City Burger and Brewery For anyone who love good food and great beer, check out Bull City Burger and Brewery, which has enough pet-friendly outdoor seating for fifty people, so you and your dog can enjoy a meal and a brew on a nice day. Bull City features eight house brewed beers on tap at any given time, and they rotate their beer selections seasonally. They serve American classics like burgers and hot dogs, all of which is made on site. If you're worried about the environment, don't worry- Bull City uses ingredients sourced from local organic farms, and they donate their waste back to those farms to help with feeling livestock and composting. See Details
The Federal The Federal is pet friendly! They offer great food and a huge beer selection with a small patio that is perfect for dogs and people watching. The staff is incredibly welcoming and accommodating for all dogs, they will bring a bowl of water without request. Also, the staff is great and the food is delicious. See Details
Guglhupf Upscale comfort food with a German twist. Spacious outdoor seating area is dog friendly. See Details
The Blue Note Grill Enjoy hickory smoked BBQ, burgers, burritos, quesadillas, and wings in a dog-friendly environment setting. The large outdoor patio welcomes dogs. See Details
Freddy Frozen Custard & Steakburgers For anyone looking for either a meal or a treat, check out Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, which has five pet-friendly outdoor tables for you and your dog to enjoy on a nice day. Freddy's is a chain known for their steakburgers made with 100% pure ground beef, pressed thin to make crispy edges, as well as their custard. Try a sundae, cone, Oreo sandwich, or a shake, and don't forget Fido- Freddy's offers pup cups so your dog can have a treat while you do! See Details
Ted's Montana Grill Ted's Montana Grill offers a dining experience that reflects the spirit of the bison, a symbol of the American spirit and the Great Plains. This location on Fayetteville Road in Durham provides dog-friendly seating with four outside. On the menu, you will find creative sandwiches and burgers along with more formal, classic entrees. The gourmet burgers feature bison or beef patties in signature selections like the Kitchen Sink or the Delicious Duo which includes both beef and bison. Vegetarians can enjoy the House-Made Veggie Burger, too! Mains include plates like the bison meatloaf, bison pot roast, or even bison shot ribs. Don't miss out on the extensive beverage selection with wine, cocktails, and beer. See Details
Nosh If you're looking for a place to eat near Duke, check out Nosh, which has lots of outdoor patio seating where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a nice day. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serve a variety of cuisine including sandwiches, salads, burgers, and more. All of their food is cooked in house from scratch using high quality ingredients. Try the lump crab cakes, hand-rolled empanadas, and Southwestern chicken with mango salsa. Make sure to ask about the daily specials! See Details
Burger Bach If you're looking for a great place for a burger, check out Burger Bach, which has seven pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal. They use the absolute highest quality ingredients, including hormone free, organic, grass-fed beef. Try one of the specialty burgers, like the Hangover Cure Burger topped with green chile sauce, bacon, hot sauce, a fried egg, cheese, tomatoes, caramelized onions, and mayo, and pair it with their award winning fries. Finish it all off with a drink from their extensive wine and craft beer list. See Details
Devine's Restaurant and Sports Bar Devine's serves up American bar classics such as wings, burgers, chicken, salads, and deli sandwiches. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Tobacco Road Sports Cafe Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is a local hangout in Durham, NC, that serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, nachos, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, chicken, seafood, ribs, steak, pasta, and more. Snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a cold beer with Fido by your side. Start with an order of Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls - chicken, cheese, scallions, and buffalo sauce wrapped in a crispy wrapper and served with sundried tomato bleu cheese dipping sauce. Next, you can't go wrong with the Eagle Pride Burger - a freshly ground beef patty topped with pimiento cheese, fried green tomatoes, mixed greens, pickled okra, and pickled red onion, served with your choice of side (fries, sweet potato chips, green beans, coleslaw, tobacco onions, tomato basil salad, and more.) Tobacco Road Sports Cafe is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00am, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00am. See Details
GRUB Durham GRUB Durham, located in Durham, NC, is a casual Southern-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Please note that if table service is not available, Fido will need to wait outside while you go in to order. Start off with a craft cocktail, then chow down on Maybelle’s Pastrami Sandwich with brined and smoked brisket pastrami, sweet and sour beet relish, havarti cheese, and brown mustard on grilled sourdough bread. Or go for the I’ve Been Chopped Salad with artisan greens, heirloom tomatoes, maple pepper bacon bits, chopped egg, gorgonzola, spiced pecans, GRUB biscuit croutons, cheddar, and your choice of dressing. See Details
Town Hall Burger and Beer Town Hall Burger and Beer serves up an assortment of menu options including burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal and a cold beer. Try their Carolina Burger - a certified Angus beef patty topped with pork belly, pimiento cheese, and coleslaw on a brioche bun. Or dig into the unique Coconut Fried Chicken Sandwich - fried chicken, shaved coconut, honey mustard, and tomato, on a pretzel bun. For something light and delicious, order the Wedge Salad with iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onions, applewood smoked bacon, and bleu cheese dressing. Town Hall Burger and Beer is open Sunday through Tuesday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, Wednesday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Mad Hatter's Bakeshop & Cafe The Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Cafe serves up a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu options, as well as freshly baked goods such as pastries, cakes, tarts, pies, cookies, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try their Wasabi Salmon Wrap with grilled salmon, avocado, seasoned rice, homemade Asian slaw, nori, toasted sesame seeds, and wasabi sauce in a tomato basil tortilla. For something a bit lighter, try the Fried Goat Cheese Salad with fried Holly Grove goat cheese over organic mixed greens, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, caramelized onion, and toasted almonds, with a citrus vinaigrette. Before you leave, try the house favorite Lemon Lattice cake - three layers of white cake filled with a fresh lemon curd and iced with white buttercream, then topped with more housemade lemon curd and beautiful buttercream latticework. The Mad Hatter is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 8:00am to 3:00pm. See Details
Bean Traders Gourmet Coffee For lovers of great coffee, Bean Traders Gourmet Coffee is the place to go. They have a couple of pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a fantastic cup of coffee and a treat on a nice day. Bean Traders uses high quality, fresh, fair trade coffee beans in their drinks, and they pride themselves on the art of coffee. Have a coffee or another type of drink, like the hot chocolate habanero, and pair it with a homemade pie or muffin. See Details
Bleu Olive Conveniently located off I-85 just minutes from Duke University, the Bleu Olive serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a modern bistro setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Hungry patrons can start off with light apps like hummus, grilled octopus, and roasted beet salad before diving into elegant entrees such as moussaka, stuffed chicken, steak frites, paella, and lamb bolognese. And don't forget to leave room for a delectable dessert of baklava or chocolate fig and walnut torte. Dogs are welcome on the patio during warmer months. Opens at 11:30am Monday through Friday, 5pm on Saturday, and 11am on Sunday. See Details
Mattie B's Public House If you're looking for a place to grab a bite while catching the game, Mattie B's Public House is the place for you. They have eleven pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy your meal on a nice day. Mattie B's uses locally sourced and fresh ingredients to make inventive twists on the classics, like their signature homemade potato chips or pizzas, including the Star Spangled pizza, topped with herbed ricotta, bacon, mozzarella, and a blueberry drizzle. Stop by and watch the game on one of their TVs, and make sure to check out the daily events and specials, like Trivia Mondays or Soccer Saturdays. See Details
El Rodeo El Rodeo offers an extensive selection of Mexican combo plates. Choose from burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and steak, pork, and seafood entrees. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly. See Details
KoKyu Na'Mean If you're looking for delicious Korean inspired cuisine, check out KoKyu Na'Mean, which has nine pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a beautiful day. KoKyu started as a series of food trucks but expanded to be able to open this anchor location, which is a bit of a hole in the wall. Try the extremely popular banh mi, kimchi grilled cheese, or KO.F.C (Korean fried chicken). If you like what you try, check out their food trucks, which travel all over the area for events and catering. KoKyu Na'Mean is closed on Sundays. See Details