Dog Friendly Restaurants in Durham, NC

There are 72 pet friendly restaurants in Durham that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help to decide 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 Local 22
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
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
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. 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
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 in Durham, NC. 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
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
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
Picnic Picnic, located in Durham, NC, is a casual barbecue joint that serves up a variety of delicious, protein-laden 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 Chopped Brisket Cheese Fries topped with brisket, beer cheese, and scallions. Next, chow down on the Fried Chicken Sandwich with a boneless chicken thigh, Old Bay aioli, and pickled onions on a buttered bun. Or go for the Whole Hog Pulled Pork Plate with six ounces of barbecue, slaw, hush puppies, and two sides of your choice. Picnic is open Sunday through Monday from 11am to 9pm, Wednesday through Thursday from 11am to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
King's Sandwich Shop For anyone looking for a classic American meal, check out King's Sandwich Shop, which has pet-friendly outdoor tables on their covered patio where you and Fido can enjoy your food on a beautiful day. Step up to King's walk-up window and it'll be like you've been transported back to an earlier age as you order one of their hot dogs, burgers, fries, or shakes. Be sure to order a hot dog for Fido! Vegetarian options are also available. See Details
Randy's Pizza Randy's Pizza serves up a range of delicious Italian-American style dishes including salads, pasta, wings, pizza, calzones, strombolis, sub sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try their Elia�s Classic Greek pie with fresh spinach, sliced tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, pitted kalamata olives, mozzarella cheese, and chopped garlic atop an extra virgin olive oil infused crust. Or chow down on their Turkey Sub with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, banana peppers, mayo, mustard, oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper. Randy's Pizza is open Monday through Friday from 10:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. See Details
First watch First Watch is an American diner serving from-scratch breakfast and lunch items. Everything is made to order and freshness is never compromised. Guests are welcomed with a pot — not just a cup — of Project Sunrise coffee, along with complimentary newspapers and WiFi Internet access. Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables. See Details
Rookie's Rookie's serves up delicious pub grub in a variety of menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, pasta, calzones, burgeres, grinders, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a cold beer and an appetizer of Cheese Fries topped with bacon, a blend of mozzarella, provolone, and cheddar cheeses, and served with a side of homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. Next, sink your teeth into the Full Blitz Burger smothered in BBQ sauce, and topped with bacon strips and a fried onion. Or try their Chipotle Chicken Grinder with chicken, jalapeno jack cheese, chipotle mayo, jalapenos, lettuce, tomatoes, and a blend of cheeses. Rookie's is open daily from 11:00am to 12:00am. 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
EverLou Coffee Co. EverLou Coffee Co. is a dog-friendly coffeehouse in Durham, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the patio. Fido is also welcome to come inside the shop while you order. The Cereal Milk Latte is very popular among the locals. Four-legged guests can get a free non-dairy pup cup. See Details
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
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
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
Guglhupf Upscale comfort food with a German twist. Spacious outdoor seating area is dog friendly. 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
The Refectory Cafe The Refectory Cafe serves up fresh, healthy dishes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) prepared with local, wholesome ingredients. Bring your pup along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a cold, local beer and a perfect sandwich. They also offer a number of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menu options, as well. The Refectory Cafe is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. See Details
Harvest 18 If you're looking for a delicious meal made with fresh ingredients, check out Harvest 18, which has plenty of pet-friendly outdoor seating for you and your dog to enjoy, weather permitting. Harvest 18 prides themselves on using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms, ranches, and fishers to create seasonal, chef-driven menus. Try one of their wood-fired entrees like the cornmeal crusted Carolina catfish or the cracklin' pork shank, and make sure to ask about the vegetarian menu if necessary. Pair your meal with a selection from the local craft beer list. Stop by on Saturday and Sunday for brunch until 3pm. 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
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