Dog Friendly Restaurants in Marion, NC

There are 4 pet friendly restaurants in Marion that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables, and 24 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 Marion. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Bantam Chef
Bantam Chef Bantam Chef, located in Marion, NC, is a casual fast food-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Bantam Chef is open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 9pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Crabby Abby's Bar & Grill
Crabby Abby's Bar & Grill Crabby Abby's is a casual, dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Their scratch menu features sandwiches, wraps, salads, pasta, crab cakes, and more. See Details
Sonic Drive-In This fast food restaurant on US-70 offers carhop service and a handful of pet-friendly tables. At Sonic Drive-In you can get burgers and hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, plus fries, tater tots, and mozzarella sticks. Sonic Drive-In is known for their vast selection of drinks, like Frozen Lemonade, Strawberry Limeade, and Grape Sluch with Rainbow Candy. There is also a selection of milkshakes, Sonic Blasts, waffle cone sundaes, and ice cream slushes. See Details
McDowell Local Leashed dogs are welcome at outdoor tables at McDowell Local in Marion, NC. This pet-friendly eatery features locally sourced and handcrafted eats, including burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and much more. See Details
Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery Perched on the banks of the scenic Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, NC, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery serves a flavorful lineup of craft beer in a casual country setting that offers dog-friendly outdoor seating. Patrons can sample a rotating selection of cask and keg ales while noshing on pretzels, hummus, Buffalo chicken salad, pulled pork sandwiches, and Oreo brownies for dessert. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the spacious waterfront deck. See Details
Switzerland Cafe Switzerland Cafe serves up American style cafe fare prepared with fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Choose from menu options including starters, soups, salads, quiche, sandwiches, barbecue, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with an order of the New South Pimiento Cheese, homemade with hardwood bacon, scallions, cheddar cheeses, and roasted red peppers, served with grilled French bread and celery sticks. Next, chow down on the French Dip sandwich, with warm sliced roast beef, sauteed onions, mushrooms, and Swiss cheese sandwiched between a toasted hoagie roll, with a side of au jus for dipping. For something a bit lighter, go for the Cafe Kale Salad with roasted butternut squash, toasted almonds, bleu cheese, parmesan, and tomatoes, with lemon tahini dressing. Switzerland Cafe is open daily from 10:30am to 4:00pm (during the in-season, from March to November.) See Details
Straightaway Cafe & Pub Dogs are welcome at several outdoor tables at this Black Mountain pub featuring live music. The Straightaway Cafe & Pub serves American pub cuisine, beer, and wine. Menu items include cheese quesadillas, nachos, fresh soups, build-your-own burgers, salads, fish n' chips, and wraps. The Straightaway Cafe & Pub is open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 10pm. See Details
Medina's Village Bistro If you're looking for a great place in Chimney Rock to stop for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, check out Medina's Village Bistro. They have lots of pet-friendly outdoor seating and actually offer a dog menu as well as a human one. Get a bowl of homemade doggie ice cream, a beef marrow bone, bacon, eggs, and more for your pup, and try the world famous cinnamon rolls or royal breakfast hash casserole for yourself. Breakfast is served daily until 10:30am, and all of their food is made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. If you have dietary restrictions, vegetarian, gluten free, and allergy free options are available. See Details
Hillman Beer Hillman Beer is a dog-friendly pub in Old Fort, NC serving a variety of craft beers and pub grub. See Details
Homeplace Beer Company Homeplace Beer Company is a dog-friendly brewery in Burnsville, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. You'll find plenty to try on the impressive list of beers that includes flagships, seasonal rotating taps, and guest brews. Hog Hollow has partnered with the brewery and offers wood-fired pizzas, wings, salads, sandwiches, and more. See Details
City Drive-In Go back in time at City Drive-In located in Spruce Pine, NC. Fido is welcome to sit with you in your vehicle under the blue awning. A curb-hop will drop by to serve you hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, fish sandwiches, wings, or BBQ. Sides include fries, tots, and pork rinds. Milkshakes offer the perfect complement to your meal. See Details
Point of View Restaurant Point of View uses the freshest ingredients in all of their dishes. The made from scratch menu includes escargot appetizers, french onion soup, chicken Pierre, veal Marsala, mountain trout, and rack of lamb. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
J & J's Grill on the Green J & J's Grill on the Green, located in Burnsville, NC, is a casual joint that serves up a variety of tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Smoked Trout Dip served with sliced pita bread. Next, chow down on the Shrimp Provencale - jumbo shrimp sauteed with peppers and onions. Or go for the Cordon Bleu - breaded tenderloin stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese. See Details
Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro, located in Chimney Rock, NC, is a laid-back wine bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious wine and tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day. Burntshirt Vineyards Tasting Room and Bistro is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 8pm, Friday through Saturday from 10:30am to 9pm, and Sunday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Live Oak Gastropub Live Oak Gastropub is a dog-friendly restaurant in Spruce Pine, NC, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table on the patio. The menu features sandwiches, shrimp and grits, jerk chicken alfredo and more. See Details
Lured Market & Grill Lured Market & Grill features delicious local and regional food and gifts, local produce in season, and lake necessities. Fresh local cheese, bread and meat, gourmet grab & go, craft beer and wine. Grill opens at 11am on Market days. Dogs are welcome at pet-friendly outdoor tables that feature leash clips, and water bowls are available in several locations. Make sure to order Fido something from the 'Bone Appetite! dog menu. 'Pupsicles' also available! See Details
Lake Lure Riverside Tiki Bar & Grille Lake Lure Riverside Tiki Bar & Grille, located in Lake Lure, NC, is a casual, dog-friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Lunch and dinner are served, with menu options including appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers and more. Take a splash in the river with your pup after dinner! See Details
Appalachian Java Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at this coffee shop. Appalachian Java & Cafe serves organic fresh brewed coffee, breakfast wraps, quiche, oatmeal, sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. Appalachian Java & Cafe is open Monday - Friday 7am - 5:30pm, Saturday 8am - 5:30pm. See Details
Coffee on the Rocks If you're in the Chimney Rock area and need a pick me up, check out Coffee on the Rocks, which has two pet-friendly outdoor tables, as well as a few benches for you and your dog to enjoy. They serve fresh brewed coffee, espresso, iced coffee, smoothies, and teas, as well as a variety of desserts and pastries. All of Coffee on the Rocks' beans are ground fresh daily to ensure a perfectly fresh cup. Check out the walking trail along the river behind the shop and make sure to stop by the dog-friendly Chimney Rock State Park. See Details
Old Rock Cafe If you're looking for a meal on the way in or out of Chimney Rock State Park, check out the Old Rock Cafe, located right next to the entrance to the park. They have dog-friendly outdoor tables on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River where you and Fido can enjoy a meal on a beautiful day. Get an order of chili or one of their sandwiches, or try the award-winning burger, made with 100% Kobe beef. Pair it all with a craft beer, or grab a hiker's lunch to take with you on the trails at Chimney Rock State Park. See Details
57A Cafe The South's favorite fly-in eatery. Eat tasty lunch on the grounds of Rutherfordton airport. Dog-friendly seating is available outside under the covered deck. 57A Cafe is open daily from 11 am to 2 pm. See Details
Italian Pizza & Pasta Restaurant Get your fill of hearty pasta dishes and Chicago style pizza, along with salads, calzone, and oven-baked subs. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Rescue Dog Cafe The Rescue Dog Cafe is a family-owned cafe serving pastries for two and four-legged patrons to enjoy. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables on the pet-friendly deck. Dog treats, essential oils, books, dog collars, bandanas, leashes, window decals, magnets, bracelets, necklaces and more are offered for sale, with a percentage of all proceeds going towards a local animal rescue. The Rescue Dog Cafe is closed Wednesdays. See Details
Scoop Ice Cream Lake Lure Locally owned Scoop Ice Cream Lake Lure is a dog friendly ice cream shop with outdoor seating to enjoy at treat with Fido. Their menu features premium old fashioned hand dipped ice cream, homemade Italian Ice, Scoop on top milkshakes, sundaes and more! Be sure to order Fido a pup cup - a vanilla ice cream cup topped with a dog treat and free with any purchase! Hours vary by season; check their website or give them a call for current operating hours. See Details