Dog Friendly Restaurants in Holden Beach, NC

There are 3 pet friendly restaurants in Holden Beach that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 41 more nearby. 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 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 Saltwater Shanty
Saltwater Shanty Saltwater Shanty is a dog-friendly ice cream shop in Holden Beach, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table with an umbrella on the outdoor patio. Indulge in homemade ice cream in flavors like black raspberry cheesecake, black cherry, key lime, peanut butter pie, and more. Deluxe sundaes are available as well. See Details
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 Cafe Fishy Fishy Cafe is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant in Southport, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Start with a shrimp appetizer of your choice, then one of several entrées featuring oysters, scallops, flounder, salmon, cod, etc. See Details
Inlet View Bar & Grill Inlet View Bar & Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Shallotte, NC, that features fresh, fired, or grilled seafood apps and entrees. Enjoy dinner and cocktails with your pup and watch an amazing sunset from an outdoor table. See Details
Fibber McGees Fibber McGees in Sunset Beach is a dog-friendly, Irish-themed pub where Fido can join you at an outdoor table. They serve a variety of menu options including nachos, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, paninis, Shepherd's pie, and more. See Details
Oliver's on the Cape Fear Oliver's on the Cape Fear is a dog-friendly restaurant in Southport, NC. 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
Waterfront Seafood Shack Waterfront Seafood Shack is a dog friendly restaurant located in Calabash, NC. Dogs are welcome at all outdoor tables at this riverfront restaurant that specializes in 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. 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
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
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
The Grape & Ale Located in Oak Island, NC, The Grape & Ale offers a glass of wine or a bottle of ale in a dog-friendly courtyard. The charming space is the perfect place to relax with Fido over a cold beverage. They boast a generous selection of wines and brews from around the world, with over 50 wines under $10 and 12 rotating taps, crowlers and bottles. 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
Bella Cucina Bella Cucina is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:45pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. This Italian eatery serves up a variety of menu options including soups, salads, fish, chicken, veal, pasta, pizza, calzones, strombolis, wings, and more. Let Fido tag along to enjoy an authentic Italian meal and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start with the Granchino di Bella Cucina - a baked crab casserole with crab meat, cheeses, and peppers, served with a toasted bread roll. Once you've soaked up the last ounce of deliciousness, try the Veal Piccata - a veal cutlet lightly sauteed in a white wine reduction sauce with bright lemons and briny capers. See Details
LouLou's Waterfront Restaurant LouLou's Waterfront Restaurant is a dog-friendly seafood eatery in Supply, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table with an umbrella on the deck. Fried, grilled, and steamed seafood is served along with burgers and sandwiches. See Details
The Lazy Turtle The Lazy Turtle in Oak Island, NC is a beachfront bar and grill with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. 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
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
Frying Pan Frying Pan is a seasonal, waterfront restaurant in downtown Southport, NC serving a Southern-style menu of tasty seafood, homestyle sides and homemade sweet potato biscuits. Dogs are welcome to take in the view with you on their spacious deck while you enjoy your meal. Please call in advance to ensure availability of pet-friendly seating. 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
Fat Andy's Burgers Fat Andy's Burgers, located in Southport, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American fare in a fast-casual environment. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Fat Andy's Burgers is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. 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 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. 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
Southport Smoke House Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the back porch at Southport Smoke House, a dog-friendly barbecue restaurant located Southport, NC. Open for lunch and dinner, this family friendly restaurant specializes in wood smoked dry rub meats and delicious homemade sides. Taste their irresistible smoky, moist, flavorful barbecue and brisket which can be served with one of seven unique homemade dipping sauces. See Details