Dog Friendly Restaurants in Highlands, NC

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

Pet Friendly Wild Thyme Gourmet
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
Pet Friendly Lakeside Restaurant
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
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
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
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
Meritage Bistro Meritage Bistro, located in Highlands, NC, serves up European cuisine. Choose from lunch and dinner menu options like small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, beef, poultry, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Stop in for lunch and start with an appetizer of Crispy Brussels Sprouts glazed with harissa spice and Blackstrap molasses, and topped with toasted sesame seeds. Next, sink your teeth into the unique Duck Burger - two Maple Leaf Farms duck confit patties topped with goat cheese, dijon mustard demi-glace, arugula, tomato, and a housemade tomato jam on toasted brioche. Meritage Bistro is Monday and Wednesday from 5:30pm to 9:00pm, and Thursday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm (closed Tuesdays.) See Details
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
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
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
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
Universal Joint Universal Joint, located in Clayton, GA, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of tasty grub. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold craft beer and an order of the Spicy Egg Rolls filled with chicken, cream cheese, grapes, jalapenos, and mango chutney. Next, chow down on the Blackened Flounder Tacos filled with blackened flounder, jalapeno aioli, letuce, and pico de gallo, served with a side of chips and salsa! Universal Joint is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 12am. See Details
Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm Located on the 138-acre grounds of Chattooga Belle Farm and distillery, the dog-friendly Belle's Bistro serves light lunch fare in a casual, bucolic atmosphere. A simple menu of tasty delights features hummus and pita, cheese plates, black eyed pea salad, chili, turkey apple sandwiches, and grass-fed Black Angus beef bacon herb burgers. Help wash down the goodness with iced tea, homemade lemonade, Chattooga Belle Farm wine by the glass or bottle, and domestic beer and hard cider. Dog owners must call ahead to secure outdoor seating is available. Belle's Bistro at Chattooga Belle Farm is open seasonally April until October from 11am to 2pm Tuesday through Sunday and is closed Mondays See Details
Randevu Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this mountain restaurant. Randevu serves homestyle breakfasts featuring croissant sandwiches, pancakes, omelets, and eggs Benedicts. The lunch menu is mainly sandwiches and salads from curry chicken and pineapple salad to fried green tomato sandwich. Randevu is open Wednesday - Monday 8am - 3pm. See Details
Beyond the Bull Nestled in the charming, historic town of Seneca, Beyond the Bull serves New American cuisine in a quaint country setting that welcomes dogs on the outdoor deck. Patrons can enjoy light appetizers such as lobster salad, Asian clam soup, and duck cakes and then choose from varied entrees like bison short ribs, roasted quail, lamb shank, and naan wraps, plus a wide selection of beer and wine. Leashed, non-aggressive dogs are welcome in the deck seating for dinner Thursday through Sunday from 5:30pm-9pm, as well as lunch on Fridays from 11am to 2pm. Call ahead to ensure seating. 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
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
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
Sunday Diner Sunday Diner, located in Clayton, GA, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of classic diner fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their covered, pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Sunday Diner is open Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm, and Sunday from 8am to 3pm. See Details
Grapes & Beans Cafe Grapes and Beans Cafe serves up a seasonal menu with dishes crafted from local, organic ingredients. Choose from menu options like appetizers, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a glass of wine and some homemade hummus with warmed pita triangles or corn chips. Next, chow down on the Southwest Chicken sandwich with warm fajita seasoned baked chicken breast, roasted peppers, caramelized onions, tomatoes, and mixed greens topped with hot chipotle sauce on whole wheat bread. Choose from a number of vegetarian dishes, as well, like the Eggplant sandwich with warm marinated baked eggplant, sauteed portabella mushrooms, melted havarti cheese, tomatoes, mixed greens, and homemade herb-garlic tofu dressing on whole wheat bread. Grapes and Beans Cafe is open daily from 9:00am to 3:30pm, with lunch being served from 11:00am to 2:30pm. 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
The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station The Blind Mule at Toxaway Station is a casual American eatery that serves up unique farm-to-table fare. Choose from seasonal menu options like appetizers, salads, small plates, burgers, pizza, poultry, fish, steak, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at their single pet-friendly outdoor table while you enjoy your meal (reservations are required after 8:00pm.) Start with a Margarita, served on the rocks in a mason jar, and an order of Duck Fat Fries - homemade fries topped with duck confit, fontina, balsamic glaze, and roasted garlic aioli. Then, dig into the Herb Marinated Carolina Mountain Trout, pan roasted and finished in a garlic herb butter, atop stone ground cheddar grits. For something a bit more unique, go with the Rabbit Parmesan - breaded rabbit loins topped with three Italian cheeses and a homemade pomodoro sauce. The Blind Mule is open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Mica's Restaurant and Pub Mica's Restaurant and Pub, located in Sapphire, NC, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious grub. 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 Sapphire Onion - house-made fried onion strings served with a tangy horseradish dipping sauce. Next, chow down on the Cod Fish Sandwich with lettuce, tomato, onion, and fresh lemon. Or go for the Crispy Duck topped with raspberry orange sauce, served with two sides of your choice. Mica's Restaurant and Pub is open daily from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Chile Loco Authentic Mexican Restaurant Chile Loco Authentic Mexican Restaurant, located in Cashiers, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of familiar Mexican favorites. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Chile Loco is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 9pm. See Details
Tomlin BBQ Tomlin BBQ keeps their menu simple, offering all American roadside barbeque. They have three outdoor picnic tables with dog-friendly seating. The menu is straightforward with sandwiches, hot dogs, and barbeque plates. Tomlin BBQ also offers their unique sandwich-in-a-cup or barbeque sundaes which come with pork, slaw, and beans. They serve ribs on Sundays and offer meat by the pound if you're feeding a crowd. See Details