Dog Friendly Restaurants in Franklin, NC

There are 4 pet friendly restaurants in Franklin that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 43 more nearby. 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 Franklin. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Motor Company Grill
Motor Company Grill Motor Company Grill offers a great outside patio with special doggy food and lots more. They are the only pet friendly restaurant in Franklin. See Details
Pet Friendly The Lazy Hiker
The Lazy Hiker The Lazy Hiker brews IPA, porter, amber, and a selection of seasonal beers throughout the year. Drop by with Fido after hiking the Appalachian Mountain trails. See Details
Yonder Yonder, located in Franklin, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious breakfast fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Grits Bowl with Anson Mills stone-ground grits, two sunny side up eggs, local greens, Yellow Branch Farmstead cheese, and chow chow. Or go for the Hungry Hiker Burger topped with local greens, a fried egg, cheese, and mayo on a potato bun. Yonder is open Thursday through Sunday from 7am to 2pm. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Franklin locals and tourists alike. five outdoor tables are available to dog owners with a sweet tooth wanting to indulge alongside Fido. Dairy Queen's menu is comprised of Grillburgers, artisan-style sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken strip baskets, snacks such as Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso, Potato Skins, and chicken snack melts, salads, and sides such as fries, onion rings, and cheese curds. Its menu also includes blizzards, hot desserts a la mode, dipped cones, sundaes, cold and blended coffees, shakes, malts, and Orange Julius drinks. A drive-thru window is also available if you don't want to tie your dog up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Creekside Oyster House and Grill Great seafood and bar serves popcorn shrimp, jumbo wings, soft shell crab, and catfish sandwiches. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Nantahala Brewing Company Located just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Nantahala Brewing Company offers a dog-friendly covered deck and award-winning craft beer in a spacious, casual setting. Patrons can sample flagship brews like the Noon Day IPA, seasonal specialties such as the Little Tennessee Logger, and a delicious series of Trail Magic Ales. The Brewing Company also hosts tours, tastings, events and live music. Hours of operation vary depending on time of year, so call ahead before arriving. See Details
Wild Thyme Gourmet Wild Thyme Gourmet provides a sophisticated menu and extensive wine selection in an upscale environment with dog-friendly patio seating. Delicious dishes include black bean burgers, crab cake sandwiches, shrimp and sea scallops, bacon-wrapped quail, double cut pork chops, and ricotta ravioli. Opens at 11am daily. See Details
The Ugly Dog Public House Dogs are welcome at seven outdoor tables on the patio at this dog-friendly mountain pub in Cashiers. The Ugly Dog Public House serves cocktails, craft beer, and wine alongside tasty bites and daily dinner specials. Menu items include chicken wings, jalapeno macaroni bites, blackened shrimp caesar salad, Reuben sandwich with tater tots, loaded hot dogs, bacon-pimento cheeseburger, pan-roasted salmon, and steak frites. The Ugly Dog Public House is open Wednesday - Monday 11:30am - midnight. See Details
Mountain Perks Coffee and Cafe with breakfast, lunch, dinner selections and great coffee! See Details
Cornucopia With a name like Cornucopia, there is no shortage of menu offerings. Outdoor seating in back allows dogs. Staff will bring out bowls of water if you ask nicely. See Details
Anthony's Italian Restaurant Italian-American favorites such as paninis, pasta, and pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Innovation Brewing Innovation lives up to its name by creating new and inventive brews without neglecting the tried and true styles that have become staples in the microbrewing industry. Outdoor seating area alongside a running creek is dog friendly. See Details
The Hush Cuban Café & Oyster Bar The Hush Cuban Café & Oyster Bar, located in Dillard, GA, is a pet friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two outdoor tables. All of their food is made from scratch and their menu includes items like the Cubano Sandwich, Cuban Chicken Rice, tacos, empanadas, barbecue dishes, and much more. Save room for one of their specialty desserts like the Kalhua Banana Pudding. See Details
Cashiers Farmers Market Dogs are welcome at five outdoor tables outside of the Cashiers Farmers Market. The market sells freshly prepared salsas, chicken salad, pies, cookies, and there is a BBQ restaurant called On The Side Barbecue, too. On The Side Barbecue serves bbq pulled pork, smoked brisket, turkey, ribs, ham and cheese sandwiches, egg salad, and chicken. Cashiers Farmers Market is open seasonally Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm. See Details
Lakeside Restaurant Located in Highlands, NC, Lakeside Restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pork, seafood, poultry, beef, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with a crisp glass of wine and an order of Cornmeal Dusted Fried Oysters with chipotle remoulade, crispy bacon, and garden greens. Later, tuck into the Shrimp and Grits with jalapeno cheddar grits, chorizo, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, and herb blanc de blanc. Lakeside Restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. See Details
Haywood Smokehouse All natural meats slow smoked with native hickory ensures that Haywood's BBQ is chock-full of Southern flavor. Choose from sliced brisket, chopped pork and chicken, and St. Louis style jumbo ribs, plus traditional sides liek collard greens, mac and cheese, baked beans, and cornbread. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Log Cabin Located in Highlands, NC, The Log Cabin serves up delicious, authentic Italian dishes in a casual, rustic environment. Let Fido tag along for the day and you can snag a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy your meal. Start with the Roasted Beet Salad with gorgonzola, pickled fennel and sweet onion, arugula, and blood orange balsamic vinaigrette. Next, dig into the Wild Carolina White Shrimp ""Fra Diavolo"" with angel hair pasta, white wine, fresh herbs, and a spicy seafood tomato broth. The Log Cabin is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm." See Details
Lulu's on Main Lulu's on Main is a dog friendly restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. This small eatery offers a variety of International menu options including French onion soup, hummus, salads, noodle dishes, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options are available, as well! Be sure to save some room for one of their desserts like a vanilla bean creme brulee or chocolate lava brownie. See Details
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro serves up American cuisine with a cajun/creole twist. Choose from menu options like starters, soups, salads, poultry, seafood, steak, schnitzel, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables (outdoor seating opens late spring/early summer) while you enjoy an appetizer of Hand Breaded Fried Brie with a cranberry walnut compote, a lemon dijon vinaigrette, and crostini. Later, try the Venison au Poivre - venison tenderloin wrapped in applewood smoked bacon with montrachet rosti potato and lingonberry demi glace. Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro is open Wednesday through Monday from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. See Details
Whiteside Brewing Company Whiteside Brewing Company, located in Cashiers, NC, is a casual brewpub that serves up a variety of delicious eats and great brews. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer (of course) and an order of the Nacho Mama's Nachos - kettle chips topped with pulled pork, beer cheese, onions, jalapenos, and hot sauce. Next, chow down on the Cubano Sandwich with Tasso ham, braised pork, pickle, house mustard, and Swiss cheese on Cuban bread. Or go for the Thai Noodle Salad with rice noodles, avocado, tomato, onion, cucumber, mixed greens, sesame seeds, and sweet chili vinaigrette. Whiteside Brewing Company is open daily from 11:30am to 9pm. See Details
Altitudes at Skyline Restaurant & Lounge Altitudes at Skyline Restaurant and Lounge serves up upscale American fare in a fine dining atmosphere. Choose from breakfast and dinner menu options like bagels, omelettes, pancakes, oatmeal, appetizers, soups, salads, seafood, poultry, pasta, beef, dessert, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their nine pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a crisp glass of wine and an order of Escargot En Croute sauteed in garlic butter and white wine cream sauce with wilted spinach and roasted red pepper, and served with puff pastry points. Later, tuck into the Pork Normandy Francaise - seared and roasted pork medallions topped with aged sweet bleu cheese and homemade Apple Jack sauce. Altitudes is open Wednesday through Friday from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, Saturday from 7:30am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 7:30am to 2:00pm. See Details
Big Wesser Riverside Pub Found on the banks of the Nantahala River, Big Wesser offers hungry adventurers quick, convenient and delicious food and is dog friendly. The menu draws from NOC’s southern roots bringing mouthwatering comfort food like burgers and barbeque to the Nantahala Gorge. Big Wesser’s open-air dining, river views, and friendly staff make it the perfect spot to dine, enjoy a cold brew, and unwind with Fido. See Details
City Lights Cafe City Lights Cafe is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This small eatery offers a variety of menu options including bagels, parfaits, scones, sandwiches, crepes (sweet and savory), salads, soups, paninis, burritos, quesadillas, tacos, muffins, cupcakes, and more. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. City Lights also offers locally roasted coffee concoctions, as well as craft beers and local, organic wines! See Details
La Dolce Vita Bakery Dogs are welcome at four outdoor tables at this coffee shop. La Dolce Vita Bakery serves coffee and espresso drinks alongside baked goods and gelato. La Dolce Vita Bakery is open Monday - Wednesday 7:30am - 6pm, Thursday - Friday 7:30am - 8pm, Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 8:30am - 6pm. See Details