Dog Friendly Restaurants in Hickory, NC

There are 30 pet friendly restaurants in Hickory 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 Hickory. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Olde Hickory Station
Olde Hickory Station Brewpub serves burgers, pizza, and steak, chicken, and pasta entrees. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Pet Friendly Cafe Gouda
Cafe Gouda Lovely outdoor seating that allows pets on leashes. Fabulous sandwiches and specialty dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. See Details
Mellow Mushroom This hip and modern dog-friendly national pizza chain puts a unique spin on the traditional pizza place, employing a carefree attitude in all of their culinary creations. They offer classic salads, subs, calzones, and pizza, but venture on the eclectic side with offerings like jerk chicken, tempeh, or tofu hoagies, and specialty pizza such as the Kosmic karma, Thai Dye, and Philosopher's Pie. Wash it down with a local craft beer while relaxing with Fido on the outdoor patio. Opens daily at 11am. See Details
American Honor Ale House American Honor Ale House serves up a variety of delicious pub grub. Choose from menu options like appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steak, poultry, fish, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of the many pet-friendly tables available on their outdoor patio. Start by relaxing with a Southern Shandy (Mountain Spring Ale, Brandy, peach, lemonade) and an order of Deviled Eggs with dill pickle, piquillo peppers, and hot sauce. Next, sink your teeth into the Red Rider Burger - a ten ounce Angus beef patty topped with bacon, Red Rider BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon aioli, and fried onion, served with your choice of side (mac and cheese, green beans, potato mash, coleslaw, pickled veggies, fries, and more.) American Honor Ale House is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:00pm. See Details
Iron Thunder Try the "easy rider" burgers, "road kings" steaks, and "thunderlicious" pasta. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Ren's Dog Den Ren's Dog Den, located in Hickory, NC, is a casual dog bar where pups and people can enjoy a beer (humans only, please) and some great company. Fido is welcome to join you, of course, at this pet-friendly establishment! Ren's Dog Den is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 12am, Friday from 3pm to 1am, Saturday from 2pm to 1am, and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm. See Details
Circus Hall of Cream Walk-up and drive-through restaurant serves burgers, hot dogs, fries, ice cream, and more. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Olde Tavern Olde Tavern serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, wings, steak, chicken, pasta, fish, barbecue dishes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a cold beer and an order of Pork Rinds cooked to order tossed in your choice of seasoning (ranch, Memphis, or plain) and served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce. Next, sink your teeth into the Pimento Burger topped with a generous portion of pimiento cheese and fried onions. For something a bit lighter, go with the Southwestern Salad - fresh chopped salad mix, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, applewood bacon, fire roasted corn, green peppers, jalapenos, tortilla chips, and a three cheese blend served in a tortilla bowl with southwest dressing and your choice of shrimp, chicken (grilled or fried,) tri-tip, or tuna salad. Olde Tavern is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Bootleggers Whiskey Bar & Grill If you're looking for a warm whiskey, moonshine, or single malt complemented by some fantastic eats, then Bootleggers Whiskey Bar and Grill is the place to be. Choose from a variety of menu options including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, beef, poultry, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a Junior Johnson Cherry moonshine and an order of Smoked Chicken Nachos with poblano cream, jack cheese, tomato, green onion, and salsa. Next, sink your teeth into the Club 127 Burger topped with Swiss cheese, applewood bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo on sourdough bread. Or chow down on the Jeffe�s Ruben Pizza topped with corned beef, garlic aioli, caraway, mozzarella, Swiss, and chow chow. Bootleggers Whiskey Bar and Grill is open Monday through Wednesday from 4:00pmto 11:00pm, Thursday from 4:00pm to 12:00am, and Friday through Saturday from 4:00pm to 1:00am. See Details
Fourk Fourk is a unique eatery that serves up modern American cuisine in an upbeat atmosphere. Choose from menu options like appetizers, soups, salads, poultry, steak, seafood, sandwiches, wraps, and more. Join them Monday through Friday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm while they serves up specialty appetizers! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables (he must be leashed) while you enjoy a Jalapeno Pineappletini (gold tequila, cointreau, agave nectar, muddled jalapeno, pineapple, lime) and an order of the Hummus Duo with roasted red pepper, edamame, and pita points. Next, chow down on the Crab Cake Sandwich with micro greens, avocado, shaved red onion, bacon, tomato, and spicy aioli, served with your choice of side (cucumber tomato salad, kale chips, pasta salad, shoestring fries, fresh fruit, and more.) Fourk is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. See Details
Hickory Tavern Hickory Tavern, located in Hickory, is a casual sports bar-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty grub. Choose from menu options including appetizers, salads, wings, chicken tenders, steak, seafood, tacos, burgers, sandwiches, and more. 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 and an order of the Wings in your choice of sauce (Mild, Medium, Hot, Caribbean Jerk, Teriyaki, Honey Bee Sting, and more.) Next, chow down on the Smokehouse Burger topped with two slices of thick-cut bacon, Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, shredded jack and cheddar cheeses, and crispy onion straws. Or go for the Grilled Fish Tacos - two soft white corn tortillas filled with blackened whitefish, shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, Cajun remoulade, and fresh cilantro. See Details
J. McCroskey's Irish Pub & Grill J. McCroskey's Irish Pub and Grill is a sports bar style eatery that serves up a wide range of menu options. Choose from appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, steak, poultry, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor patio tables while you enjoy a cold Guinness stout and an order of Irish Spring Rolls stuffed with corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut, served with Celtic dipping sauce. Next, dig into the Shepherd's Pie - slow cooked lamb, peas, carrots, and gravy, topped with mashed potatoes, and farmhouse cheddar. J. McCroskey's Irish Pub and Grill is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:00am to 12:00am, Thursday through Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00am, and Sunday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Cafe Rule & Wine Bar Cafe Rule and Wine Bar is a unique wine bar/eatery combo that serves up a variety of menu options. Choose from appetizers, small plates, salads, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, burgers, poultry, seafood, steak, and of course an extensive list of wines, beers, perfectly crafted cocktails, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables (weather permitting) while you enjoy a glass of zinfandel and an order of Street Corn - two wood grilled ears with cilantro, lime, cream, and white cheese. Next, chow down on the House BLT Sandwich with house peppered bacon, heirloom tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and aioli on your choice of buttered Texas toast, or a lettuce wrap. For something a bit lighter, go with the Kale Caesar Salad with fried black eyed peas, carrots, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, parmesan, and cilantro caesar dressing. Cafe Rule and Wine Bar is open Monday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Friday from 11:30am to 10:30pm, Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. See Details
Taste Full Beans With over 50 varieties of coffees from around the world, an extensive list of loose leaf teas, lattes, frappes, and a food menu boasting items such as breakfast, baked goods, soups, salads, and sandwiches, Taste Full Beans is sure to have something to please any palate. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy the day. Relax with a Harry Potter Frappe with butter rum and English toffee, and a House Salad with organic field greens, French fried onions, craisins, sunflower seeds, croutons, and hard boiled egg with housemade balsamic glaze dressing. Taste Full Beans also offers a number of vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan dishes, such as the vegetarian Black Bean Wrap with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, and cilantro lime yogurt sauce. Taste Full Beans is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 7:00pm, Friday from 7:00am to 9:00pm, and Saturday from 8:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Highland Avenue Highland Avenue is a farm-to-table eatery that serves up seasonal Appalachian fare. Choose from a variety of menu options including starters, salads, pasta, poultry, beef, seafood, sandwiches, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with a Spiced Rum Old Fashioned (ginger beer, apple cider, sorghum syrup, rum) and an order of the signature Beef Tartare with pickled onions, cornbread puree, black pepper, herbs, and a fried egg. Later, chow down on the NC Shrimp and Grits with tasso ham, caramelized onions, smoked green tomato, and veal madeira jus. Highland Avenue is open Monday through Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:30pm, and Friday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. See Details
Bistro 127 Bistro 127 is an American style eatery that serves up a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Choose from waffles, croissants, omelettes, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, pasta, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy an order of Crisp Spring Rolls with duck confit, marinated cabbage, red peppers, cilantro, carrots, and orange hoisin. Later, bite into the Hickory Reuben with corned beef, spicy mustard, Swiss cheese, and house chow chow. If you're more in the mood for pizza, try the Pub Pizza topped with roasted red pepper alfredo, capicola, salami, ham, green onion, and mozzarella. Bistro 127 is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 9:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 8:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Panera Bread Panera Bread on US Highway SE has eleven pet-friendly outdoor tables, so you can bring your dog along to dine. The popular national chain serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Stop by early for one of their freshly baked breakfast sandwiches, pastries, or Baked Egg Souffles. Panera Bread is known for their fresh, and clean eating salads, soups, and sandwiches like Bacon Turkey Bravo, Napa Almond Chicken Salad, and Steak and White Cheddar Panini. They have a full espresso and coffee bar where you can get signature drinks like the Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, and Plum Ginger Hibiscus Tea. 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
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, located in Hickory, is a casual Mexican eatery that serves up made-to-order dishes prepared in front of you with fresh, tasty ingredients. Choose from menu options including tacos, burritos, bowls, quesadillas, salads, nachos, 'quesoritos', and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try an order of the Nachos - tortilla chips smothered in creamy queso and topped with your choice of ingredients (chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, rice, beans, pico de gallo, salsa, tomatillo salsa, cheese, guacamole, jalapenos, Hacienda ranch, olives, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Five Guys Five Guys, located in Hickory, is a popular burger joint that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Choose from menu options including burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, milkshakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - two hand-formed patties grilled to perfection, two strips of bacon, and two slices of American cheese on a soft sesame seed bun, piled high with the toppings of your choice (mayo, lettuce, pickles, grilled onions and mushrooms, relish, jalapenos, hot sauce, and more!) Before you leave, snag one of their hand-spun Milkshakes with your favorite mix-ins (bananas, cherries, coffee, malted milk, Oreo cookies, Oreo cream, bacon, peanut butter, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside while you go in to order. See Details
Groucho's Deli Groucho's Deli, located in Hickory, is a well-known deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty soups, salads, and sandwiches. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Apollo Dipper Sandwich with hot ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese, served with your choice of Formula '45' or Danish bleu dip. Or go for the White Moose Sandwich with turkey, provolone cheese, fresh lettuce, and Groucho's famous Formula '45' sauce on a soft seeded roll. For something a bit lighter, try the Angel Salad with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green leaf salad mix, and fresh turkey. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Hooters Hooters, located in Hickory, is a well-known bar and eatery that offers up an array of tasty pub grub served by the famed Hooters Girls. Choose from menu options including appetizers, wings, salads, sandwiches, tacos, burgers, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Tex Mex Nachos - fresh chips topped with cheese, chili, guacamole, lettuce, pico de gallo, jalapenos, sour cream, and zesty chipotle sauce. Next, chow down on the Baja Fish Tacos with grilled or crispy fish, pico de gallo, fresh cabbage, and special sauce. Or go for the Texas Cheesesteak Sandwich with steak, sauteed onions, green peppers, mushrooms, provolone cheese, queso, Daytona Beach sauce, pico de gallo, and sliced jalapenos! See Details
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts This world-famous doughnut shop on US Highway SE is home to dog-friendly tables, so Fido can join you for one of their hugely popular glazed doughnuts. Amongst their interesting doughnuts, you'll find a New York Cheesecake, Oreo Cookies and Kreme, and plenty of other tantalizing treats. Although they are most well known for providing seasonal, classic, and specialty doughnuts, their coffee is fast becoming an American breakfast staple as well. Their interesting coffees include frozen pumpkin spice latte, frozen mocha, hazelnut latte, and iced skinny vanilla latte. If you really like their coffee, you can grab a bag and take it home with you. 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
Sam's Hot Dog Stand Sam's Hot Dog Stand, located in Hickory, is a casual eatery that serves up a simple menu of hot dogs and barbecue sandwiches. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try one of their all-beef hot dogs with your choice of toppings (mustard, ketchup, mayo, onions, coleslaw, chili, sweet relish, sauerkraut, and/or jalapenos.) 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
Starbucks Whether you are getting your early morning coffee fix or fueling up for a late night, Starbucks has you covered. This location on 2nd Street NE in Hickory provides ten tables with dog-friendly seating. The vast menu includes a broad range of coffee drinks, tea, cold brews, and their popular Frappuccino in tons of customizable flavors. Don't forget to ask for a Puppuccino just for Fido! You can also find a light bite with breakfast options, sandwiches, bagels, parfaits, protein boxes, and baked treats. 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