Dog Friendly Restaurants in Holden Beach, NC

There are 2 pet friendly restaurants in Holden Beach that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 35 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 Holden Beach. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Mermaid's Island Grill
Mermaid's Island Grill Mermaid's Island Grill serves up American style pub fare with menu options including salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, chicken, steak, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy a cold beer and an order of Bacon Cheese Fries topped with cheddar cheese sauce and bacon, and served with homemade ranch for dipping or pouring! Try their Fried Oyster Taco with lettuce, tomato, grilled peppers and onions, and cheddar cheese sauce. Mermaid's Island Grill is open daily from 11:30am to 8:30pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Sunset Slush
Sunset Slush Sunset Slush, located in Holden Beach, NC, is an Italian ice and dessert shop that serves up a variety of delicious treats. Fido is welcome to join you at this pet-friendly joint while you indulge your sweet tooth, as they have a convenient walk-up window! See Details
Fishy Fishy Plenty of seafood options to choose from. Outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway welcomes dogs. See Details
Shagger Jacks Steamed seafood, hearty burgers, and the catch of the day is what you'll find at Shagger Jacks. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
The Lazy Turtle Beachfront bar and grill with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Oliver's on the Cape Fear Oliver's on the Cape Fear is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. This southern style restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including calamari, shrimp, burgers, salads, soups, calabash platters, lamb, crab cakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you for your meal, so snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch with the soft shell crab bites, quartered, lightly dusted and fried, and topped with a housemade sriracha-creole aioli. Next, dig into the juicy Southern Burger - a half pound chopped short rib and chuck burger topped with housemade pimiento cheese, crispy bacon, and a fried onion ring, and served with potato salad or french fries. Wash your meal down with a Margarita Martini (triple sec, simple syrup, lime juice, and an egg white, and garnished with a lime twist and coarse salt). See Details
Inlet View Inlet View features fresh, fired, or grilled seafood apps and entrees. Enjoy dinner and cocktails with your pup and watch an amazing sunset See Details
Bob's Dogs Bob's Dogs is a small, hole-in-the-wall eatery that serves up delicious American fare. Don't let the exterior deter you from stepping inside and perusing their menu of hotdogs, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the signature Surf and Turf Dog topped with mustard, slaw, shrimp, and Bob's special cocktail sauce. Or sink your teeth into the Tiki Dog topped with beef brisket, slaw, and Bob's homemade barbecue sauce! Bob's Dogs is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 4:30pm. See Details
Pelican's Perch Pelican's Perch is a local bar in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, that serves up delicious pub grub with an emphasis on seafood. Choose from menu options like appetizers, salads, tacos, nachos, quesadillas, burgers, sandwiches, seafood, chicken, beef, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal (Pelican's Perch will even provide a doggy bowl for your pooch!) Start with a cold beer and an order of Pelican Bites - haddock cut into bite size pieces, fried to perfection, and served with spicy ranch for dipping. Next, chow down on the Ahi Tuna Tacos - pan seared ahi grade tuna topped with corn salsa, lettuce, and drizzled with wasabi ranch, served with chips and salsa. Pelican's Perch is open daily from 11:30am to 2:00am. See Details
Fibber McGees Fibber McGees is open daily from 11:00am to 12:00am and this Irish-themed pub serves up a variety of menu options including nachos, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, paninis, Shepherd's pie, and more. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start with an order of Reuben Spring Rolls - spring rolls of corn beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut wrapped in a wonton and served with spicy mustard. Then sink your teeth into the local favorite Coastal Carolina Grouper Sandwich made with lightly breaded gropuer fried to a golden brown, and served on a freshly buttered roll with lettuce, tomato, and a side of tartar sauce. See Details
Ports of Call Ports of Call is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30am to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This family owned eatery serves up delicious American style dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch off with an order of Crab Purses - lump crab meat, cream cheese, capers, and green onions wrapped in a Phyllo dough and lightly fried, and served over mixed greens and tomatoes with a deconstructed chive vinaigrette. For your main course try the Sea BLT - Maine lobster, lump crab, and shrimp tossed in a lemon tarragon sauce over fried green tomatoes, topped with bacon crumbles, and served with a side salad! See Details
San Jose Mexican Restaurant Enjoy great, fresh Mexican Food on the patio with your dog while amazing guacamole is prepared at your table... and a margarita. Life is Good! See Details
Calabash Deli Calabash is a New York style deli that serves a hearty breakfast to go along with a variety of sandwiches, baked breads, and pastries. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
The Pepperoni Grill The Pepperoni Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. This Italian-American style eatery serves up a variety of menu options including salads, wings, sandwiches, pizza, calzones, strombolis, pasta, and more. Come with Fido in tow and snag a seat at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables. Start with an order of their famous fried green beans served with a house dipping sauce, then move on to the delicious pizza. Try the Lasagna Pizza - Mama's lasagna atop an extra cheesy pie, smothered in ground meatballs, Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, and zesty sauce. See Details
Calabash Seafood Hut Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at this seafood joint. Calabash Seafood Hut serves the fried seafood platters for which the area is well-known out of its small dining area; expect to wait for a table. Menu items include fried shrimp, scallops, flounder, hush puppies, and clam chowder. Calabash Seafood Hut is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 9pm. See Details
Drift Drift serves up a small menu of dishes prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Choose from sandwiches, breakfast bites, acai bowls, salads, smoothies, coffee, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy the day. Snack on an Avocado Smash - organic 21 grain toast, smashed avocado, pumpkin seeds, almond peppercorn blend, and extra virgin olive oil. Or chow down on the Smoked Salmon Sandwich with smoked salmon, scrambled egg, mascarpone, and dill on organic 21 grain toast. You can also choose from a number of vegetarian-friendly dishes, as well! Drift is open daily from 7:00am to 4:00pm. See Details
Bouncing Log Cafe Bouncing Log Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and serves up Swiss-American style dishes crafted with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Choose from menu options like burgers, sandwiches, country fried steak, shrimp, barbecue, salads, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you, so snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Spicy Shrimp Po'Boy with cayenne dusted grilled shrimp, hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, and garlic lemon aioli, served on their housemade sub roll. See Details
Waterfront Seafood Shack Waterfront Seafood Shack is dog friendly! Dogs are welcome at all outdoor tables at this riverfront restaurant specializing Calabash-style fried seafood. Menu items include fried oysters, scallops, shrimp, flounder, and crab cakes platters alongside steamed blue crabs, clams, oysters, and shrimp. Landlubbers appreciate fried chicken tenders, onion rings, deep fried corn, chicken wings, cheeseburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, and loaded hot dogs. Waterfront Seafood Shack is open for lunch and dinner Monday - Saturday 11am - 9pm. See Details
Papa's Pizza, Wings & Things Papa's Pizza Restaurant dishes out tasty Italian comfort food in a casual neighborhood setting with dog-friendly outside seating. Patrons can feast on hearty options like fried mushrooms, meatballs with marinara, pasta fagioli soup, Caesar salad, meat lasagna, stuffed shells, eggplant parmesan, veal Marsala, penne alla vodka, hot and cold sandwiches, calzone and stromboli, and hot oven-baked pizza by the slice or whole specialty pies like Hawaiian Delight, Bacon Ranch, Taco, and margherita. Dogs are welcome at front outdoor umbrella tables. Papa's Pizza is open Monday through Thursday 12pm to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 12pm to 8pm, and closed Sunday. **Call ahead to find out about any temporary restrictions due to COVID-19** See Details
Magnolias Lounge Magnolia's Lounge is open daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm, and in addition to a nicely stocked breakfast buffet, they also offer a variety of lunch menu options including wings, soups, salads, sandwiches, and hotdogs. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch with an order of Loaded Nachos with crisp tortilla chips, house made chili, cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, and jalapenos. For your entree, dig into the Hot Italian sub, with grilled salami, pepperoni and ham on a sub roll with provolone cheese, leaf lettuce, tomato, red onion, and sub oil. See Details
Carmine's Pizzeria, Deli and Grill at the Buddha Carmine's Pizzeria, Deli and Grill at the Buddha, located in Shallotte, NC, is a casual, dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the porch or deck of the sports bar. They are a New-York style pizzeria and deli with thin-crust pizza, fresh mozzarella cheese, imported Italian cold-cuts and fresh-baked Italian breads and croissants. See Details
Bagel Dock Cafe Dogs are welcome at outdoor picnic tables at this breakfast and lunch spot. Bagel Dock Cafe serves freshly baked bagels with a variety cream cheeses, salads, and sandwiches made with Boars' Head meats. Bagel Dock Cafe is open Monday - Saturday 6am - 3pm, Sunday 6:30am - 2pm. See Details
Bessie Burger Bessie Burger is a fast food style eatery that serves up delicious American cuisine. Choose from menu options including sandwiches, burgers, salads, chicken, hotdogs, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Texas Burger topped with cheddar, grilled onions, bacon, and Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Or go for the spicy Santa Fe Burger topped with guacamole, jalapeno peppers, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Bessie Burger is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Kai-Joe's Kai-Joe's, located in Oak Island, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious Mexican fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Choose from menu options including breakfast burritos, tacos, nachos, burritos, quesadillas, and more. Kai-Joe's is open daily from 11am to 8pm (closed Mondays). See Details