Dog Friendly Restaurants in Knoxville, TN

There are 159 pet friendly restaurants in Knoxville 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 Knoxville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Aubrey's Strawberry Plains
Aubrey's Strawberry Plains Aubrey's Strawberry Plains in Knoxville, TN, is a Tennessee chain that specializes in comfort food and a commitment to locally sourced ingredients. This location has a dozen dog-friendly tables outside. Their menu has options galore with sandwiches, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more. They also have a full service bar with a wide selection of craft beers and carefully chosen wines. See Details
Pet Friendly Balter Beerworks
Balter Beerworks Balter Beerworks in Knoxville, TN is a local brewery and pub with dog-friendly seating for over a hundred guests on their patio and in the beer garden. They offer house brews as well as several guest beers, house cocktails, and a wine list. Their menu includes several vegetarian and gluten free options with a diverse selection of burgers, sandwiches, entrees, and shareable plates. Balter also serves brunch every Sunday. See Details
Aubrey's Aubrey's in Knoxville, TN serves hearty, Southern cuisine such as buttermilk fried chicken, grilled salmon tacos, and BBQ ribs. Porch seating is dog friendly. See Details
Pelancho's Pelancho's in Knoxville, TN, offers old Mexico atmosphere with festive decor, tasty food at reasonable prices, and dog-friendly patio seating. Choose from quesadillas, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas, chimichangas, and a variety of steak, chicken, and seafood entrees. See Details
Cafe 4 Cafe 4 is an upscale, urban bistro situated in the heart of downtown Knoxville. They have about a dozen dog-friendly tables outside on the patio, but reservations are highly encouraged. The menu features several American classics with a modern take. You'll find shareable dishes like their Drunken Mussels as well as small plates, entrees, and specialty mac and cheese options. Cafe 4 offers a wide assortment of specialty cocktails, classic drinks, and other drinks. Happy hour is served Sunday through Thursday from 4:00pm to 7:00pm and every Wednesday evening is Ladies Night. Cafe 4 is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00am to 9:30pm, Friday from 7:00am to 10:30pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 10:30pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 8:30pm. See Details
NAMA Sushi Bar Nama Sushi Bar in downtown Knoxville has four outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating. The restaurant has a contemporary, sophisticated vibe good for a romantic night out or a dinner with friends. Their menu includes a wide range of options including a large selection of gluten free dishes. You'll find specialty entrees, flavorful starters, and an assortment of sushi, nagiri, sashimi, and more. They also serve numerous vegetarian options and specials every day of the week. The downtown location is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11am to 3pm, and dinner is served 3pm to close. They are open Sundays from 12pm to close, and host a sushi happy hour 3pm to 6pm daily and all day Sunday. See Details
Wild Wing Cafe You can always find cold beer, hot wings, and good times at Wild Wing Cafe. There are 25+ dog-friendly tables outside at this location in Knoxville so you can bring Fido to catch the big game and hang out with friends. Their wings come with tons of customizable options with traditional Buffalo sauces ranging in spiciness from medium to Braveheart. They also offer unique flavors like the Italian, Flying Fajita, Honey Lime Sriracha, and much more. Other menu items include wraps, sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Each location often hosts special events like trivia nights and live music. See Details
Tomato Head Market Square Tomato Head in Knoxville, TN serves simple, fresh food in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features black bean hummus, salads with homemade dressings, hot and cold sandwiches, signature pizza, quesadillas and burritos, and desserts baked every morning like key lime pie and cobbler a la mode. See Details
Downtown Grill & Brewery Downtown Brewery in Knoxville serves American standards and tasty brews. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables. See Details
Calhoun's on the River Calhoun's on the River in Knoxville is accessible by land and by boat with their own dock so you can take a break from the river. Fido can join you at their massive dog-friendly downstairs deck with views of the Tennessee River. The menu features barbeque, burgers, steak, and wings. Gluten free diners will have plenty of options, too, with a separate menu of items to choose from, just give your server a heads up! See Details
Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria One of the Southeast's most popular taprooms with a relaxed and casual atmosphere, Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria in Knoxville, TN, allows dogs on their outdoor, pet-friendly patio. Enjoy pizza, calzones, burgers, sandwiches, fresh salads, wings and more. Daily happy hour and brunch is available on weekends. See Details
Sunspot "where tie dyes and neck ties unite" Sunspot is located on the Strip in the middle of the University of Tennessee campus. We have won several awards for best lunch, best brunch, and best vegetarian (although we do serve non-vegetarian as well). We strive to use as many local and organic ingredients as possible. There is a downstairs patio and a roof top deck. We have doggie bowls for water, offer doggie treats, and are working on starting a weekly Yappy Hour. See Details
Bruster's Real Ice Cream Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones on top for their furry customers. See Details
Soccer Taco Satisfy your craving for sports and great authentic Mexican cuisine at Soccer Taco in Knoxville, TN. Dogs are welcome on the pet-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Central Flats and Taps Great patio in the North Knox neighborhood with a healthy food selection of salads, oven baked wings, flat bread pizzas and hot paninis. With 31 beers on tap, it's a fantastic spot to relax with Fido on the dog-friendly patio. See Details
Stock and Barrel Stock and Barrel is located on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. They offer several dog-friendly seats on the outdoor patio. Stock and Barrel specializes in beer, bourbon, and burgers. You'll find gourmet burgers like the unique Greek with lamb or the vegetarian Deadhead with a black bean quinoa patty. Of course, they offer classic burger options and all of their beef come from a local farm. Their drink selection is extensive with a huge list of bourbon along with beer, wine, and cocktails. If your sweet tooth is calling, check out their housemade shakes and desserts. Stock and Barrel is open Monday through Sunday from 11am to close. See Details
Dead End BBQ Dead End BBQ in Knoxville, TN, has several dog-friendly tables on their covered patio. They specializes in Southern-style barbeque. The menu includes BBQ plates, sandwiches, wings, and specialty options like their Bar-B-Queso. Top it all off with a cold beer and your meal is complete! See Details
OliBea Across from Petsafe Downtown Dog Park you will find Olibea, a dog-friendly restaurant located in Knoxville, TN. Fido is welcome to accompany you for breakfast or lunch on the open outdoor patio while you enjoy a taste of OliBea's southern and latin inspired dishes. This restaurant adds a good dose of southern flavor to regionally-sourced ingredients harvested by local farmers. Try the tasty breakfast tacos filled with homemade chorizo, farm fresh eggs and potatoes. See Details
SoKno Taco Cantina SoKno Taco Cantina is a locally-owned, dog-friendly taco restaurant in Knoxville, TN. Your well-behaved pup is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. They provide street-style taco-centric menu and 22 beers on tap. Ask about their Thai Portobello taco, carne asada taco, and their SoKno quesadilla platter! See Details
Soccer Taco Market square is a pet friendly place to walk the streets of the city. It is often a venue for festivals and live entertainment. Soccer Taco and a few others offer outdoor seating. Bring Fido! See Details
K Brew K Brew is a dog-friendly coffee shop in Knoxville, with three locations featuring single origin coffees, signature blends, delicious espresso, and handmade bagels. This location on N Broadway serves high-quality, house-roasted coffee, plus more than eight handmade bagel options made fresh daily. Combine your bagel with one of their house-made cream cheeses, with over 6 delicious varieties, like Benton's Bacon and Chive, Honey Ginger, and Strawberry. Dogs are welcome to join you at two picnic tables and eight hammocks under the covered patio. See Details
Three Rivers Market Three Rivers Market is a cooperative, local market that emphasizes locally sourced foods and healthy options. There are six outdoor tables around the market where you'll find dog-friendly seating. Inside the market, they offer produce, baked treats, and pre-packaged meals like sandwiches, salads, and more. In addition to offering a dog-friendly patio, they provide a "Barking Lot", an area in front of the store with dog beds, fresh water, and a places to attach a leash so your pup can be safe while you shop! Three Rivers Market is open seven days a week from 8am to 9pm. 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 Montvue Center Way in Knoxville provides six 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
Jason's Deli Jason's Deli on N Peters Road is home to pet-friendly tables, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy soups, salads, garden fresh salad, and for vegetarian hounds, a number of meatless eats. If meatless eats sounds good to you, then indulge in their black bean taco salad: mixed salad greens and organic blue corn chips, topped with black bean and roasted corn mix, and garnished with cheddar, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, and Southwest spices, served with salsa on the side. Whether you are hungry for a fresh salad, sandwich, or dessert, you'll find your fix at Jason's Deli. 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