Dog Friendly Restaurants in Franklin, NC

There are 6 pet friendly restaurants in Franklin 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 Franklin. Bone appetit!

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
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 a popular pet friendly restaurant in Franklin. See Details
Las Margaritas Las Margaritas is a dog-friendly restaurant in Franklin, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a picnic table with an umbrella in front of the eatery. Dine on traditional Mexican favorites paired with tequila, whiskey, wine, vodka, rum, beer, or a margarita. See Details
Root + Barrel - Kitchen & Bar Root + Barrel - Kitchen & Bar is a dog-friendly American-style restaurant in Franklin, NC. Your leashed, friendly dog is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor, covered patio. Try their ribeye, filet, local rainbow trout, or The Aristocrat burger. Ask a staff member about their gluten free menu options! 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
Gracious Plates on Main Gracious Plates on Main is a farm-to-fork restaurant in Franklin, TN. Leashed dogs are welcome at pet-friendly tables outside. Gracious Plates on Main offers fresh food made with locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can enjoy tasty salads along with shareable appetizers like the Tempura Shrimp or the Chef's Daily Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Save room for dessert dishes like the cheesecake with bananas foster! 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
Innovation Brewing Innovation Brewing in Sylva, NC, 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. They have a food truck on site and there is a pizza shop next door. 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
Anthony's Italian Restaurant Italian-American favorites such as paninis, pasta, and pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Ugly Dog Public House Fido is welcome on the outdoor patio at the dog-friendly Ugly Dog Public House in Cashiers. They serve 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. 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
Blue Bike Cafe Blue Bike Cafe is a casual, dog-friendly restaurant in Highlands, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table for breakfast or lunch. Ask for the dog menu! The eatery is located in Creekside Village Shops near Hutchison Founder’s Park. Their menu features classic American burgers, sandwiches and salads in addition to an “all-day” breakfast. Before leaving, be sure to check out the Blue Bike merchandise, from jellies and jams, to coffee mugs and t-shirts, and also Amity Brother’s Coffee, who roasts the custom blend of Ethiopian and Colombian coffee that is served daily at the Blue Bike. 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
Foragers Canteen Foragers Canteen, located in Dillsboro, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of tasty, farm-to-table grub. 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 Crispy Cluckin' Chips - crispy chicken skin with salt, pepper, and sumac, served with pimento cheese sauce. Next, chow down on the Coastal Car Hopper Taco with grilled or fried wild Mahi Mahi, pineapple slaw, lime crema, cilantro, and cheddar cheese. Or go for the Back Porch Burger topped with house-made pimento cheese, house-peppered bacon, a fried green tomato, and bibb lettuce on a house brioche bun. Foragers Canteen is open Monday from 4pm to 9pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 10pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Slab Town Pizza Slab Town Pizza, located in Cashiers, NC, is a casual pizzeria that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Vodka Pizza topped with vodka sauce, meatballs, parmesan, and mozzarella. Or go for the Pesto Pizza topped with basil pesto, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, ricotta, and mozzarella. Slab Town Pizza is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm, and Sunday from 4pm to 9pm. See Details
Cupboard Cafe & Gifts Cupboard Cafe & Gifts, located in Dillard, GA, is a casual, dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table for breakfast or lunch. They are Dillard, GA's go-to spot for deliciously southern cuisine that includes country fried steak, pork chops, center cut country ham, Low Country Carbonara Fettuccine (made with spicy smoked sausage, shrimp, chicken, grilled onions and peppers in a creamy pink sauce), fried chicken and catfish, shrimp and grits, trout, a variety of sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs and more. Breakfast includes classic items such as omelets, biscuit sandwiches, quiche, hash, french toast, pancakes, and don't forget delectable desserts from their bakery! 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
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
Mountain Perks Coffee and Cafe with breakfast, lunch, dinner selections and great coffee! 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. Enjoy a craft brew with menu items like nachos, a Cubano sandwich, or a Thai noodle salad. 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
Boots Steakhouse Boots Steakhouse, located in Dillsboro, NC, is a casual steakhouse-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty dishes. 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 Crab Cakes, pan-fried and served atop roasted red pepper coulis with parsley oil, balsamic glaze, and topped with homemade tartar sauce. Next, chow down on the Prime Filet Mignon served with a baked potato and choice of veggie medley or a side house salad. Or go for the Old Fashioned Chicken Pot Pie chocked full of carrots, onions, and celery, topped with fluffy biscuits. Boots Steakhouse is open Wednesday through Friday from 4pm to 9pm, Saturday from 12pm to 9pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm. See Details
Midpoint Restaurant & Lounge Midpoint Restaurant & Lounge is a dog-friendly southern-style restaurant in Highlands, NC. Your well-behaved, leashed dog is welcome to join you on the outdoor patio. Try their Crawfish cakes, croquettes, and shrimp ceviche while you're there! See Details