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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Nags Head, NC

There are 21 pet friendly restaurants in Nags Head 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 Nags Head. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row
Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant serving visitors and locals to Nags Head, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the pet-friendly upper deck where guests can pull up a stool at the tiki bar. Mulligan's provide a dog menu, water bowls, and your pup is sure to enjoy the fenced dog run where he can expend his energy! In addition to seafood, other choices include seasonal salads, burgers, meatloaf, plus chicken and waffles. See Details
Pet Friendly Waveriders Coffee & Deli
Waveriders Coffee & Deli Waveriders Coffee & Deli in Nags Head, NC is a coffee shop, deli, and bar all rolled into one. Menu offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coffee, smoothies, and craft beer. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Sugar Shack The Sugar Shack in Nags Head, NC offers delicious fresh seafood steamed, fried, and grilled to your liking. Order a bucket of crab, crawfish, shrimp, or clams and enjoy it on the dog-friendly patio with gorgeous views of the sound. Also serves sandwiches, po'boys, and wraps. See Details
Surfin' Spoon Dogs are welcome at Surfin' Spoon's outdoor picnic tables that are shaded by umbrellas. Your dog can even have his own vanilla frozen yogurt topped with a Milk-Bone! The Surfin' Spoon offers self-serve frozen yogurt, vegan sorbet, vegan almond milk flavors, gelato, homemade waffle cones, and locally made organic treats (vegan & gluten free options). See Details
Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack in Nags Head, NC, is a dog-friendly eatery that welcomes Fido to join you at an outdoor table. The menu features ribs, chicken, pork, sandwiches, and burgers. Dog-friendly covered seating available at first-floor picnic tables, or rooftop picnic tables that overlook sunset over Jockey's Ridge. See Details
Front Porch Cafe Relaxed coffeehouse offering some the Outer Banks' best coffee drinks made from beans roasted onsite, plus baked goods, bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and craft beer. Outdoor deck seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant Miller's Waterfront Restaurant, located in Nags Head, NC, overlooks the Roanoke Sound and serves up a variety of delicious drinks and tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal and a beautiful view. See Details
Fish Heads Bar & Grill Fish Heads Bar & Grill is a dog-friendly waterfront pub in Nags Head, NC. Friendly dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio in parties of less than four, and before 3:00 PM. Fish Heads is known for their grilled tuna bites, bacon cheese fries, grilled shrimp, and grilled crabcakes. See Details
Booty Treats Ice Cream & Shave Ice After a day at the beach head to Booty Treats, a dog-friendly ice cream shop located in Nags Head, NC. Fido will love receiving a frozen treat while sitting beside you at an outdoor picnic bench. Booty Treats serve authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice, old fashioned malts, milkshakes and sundaes. They also offer several exciting original favorites including the Booty Freeze- a unique blend of Mini-Melts ice cream and Hawaiian Shave Ice! See Details
Blue Moon Beach Grill Blue Moon Beach Grill serves up Southern comfort food and dog-friendly outdoor seating in Nags Head, NC. Their seafood-focused menu offers tasty options like daily specials, salads, fish tacos, filet mignon, sandwiches, plus a beverage menu with craft beer, wine and cocktails. Weather permitting, dogs are welcome to join you at outdoor tables. See Details
South Beach Takeout, Catering, and Delivery South Beach Takeout, Catering, and Delivery, located in Nags Head, NC, prepares unique and fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls, with separate gluten-free and vegan menus. Although they do not have any indoor seating, they have ample outdoor seating around the shopping center that welcomes dogs. They even offer a special doggie menu for pups! See Details
New York Pizza Pub New York Pizza Pub, located in Nags Head, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious Italian-American 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 Buffalo Wings in your choice of Mild, Medium, Nuclear, Honey BBQ, or Sweet Heat. Next, chow down on the Grilled Chicken Pesto Pizza topped with fresh basil pesto sauce, sliced tomatoes, provolone, romano, mozzarella, sundried tomatoes, and grilled chicken breast. Or go for the Lobster Alfredo - pink alfredo sauce, fresh mushrooms, diced tomatoes, garlic, and lobster over penne pasta. New York Pizza Pub is open Tuesday through Friday from 3pm to 9pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 11:30am to 9pm. See Details
Morning View Coffee House Morning View Coffee House, located in Nags Head, NC, is a locally-owned and operated dog-friendly joint. Their mission is to roast the best brew of coffee from farm to cup. An in-house roasting room allows them to keep fresh, small batch roasts always on tap. Choose from coffee, espresso, teas, pastries, bagels, and more. Morning View Coffee House is open Monday through Saturday from 6am to 5:30pm, and Sunday from 6am to 5pm. See Details
Sonic Drive-In If your pup isn't always on his best behavior at traditional restaurants, share a burger with him from the comfort of your own car instead! See Details
Morningview Coffee Roastery Morningview Coffee Roastery, located in Nags Head, NC, is a small, dog friendly coffee shop where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. This locally owned and operated shop promotes sustainable coffee farms and Fair Trade with each bean they choose to serve; their in-house micro 12 kilo Diedrich Coffee Roaster helps support in this mission and allows them to keep fresh, small batch roasts always on tap. They offer a wide variety of Fair Trade and organic coffees and teas, including those endorsed by the Rain Forest Alliance, as well as pastries and bagels. See Details
The Spot The Spot is a unique eatery that specializes in fresh, delicious eats. Choose from menu options like acai and pitaya bowls, fruit smoothies, Hershey ice cream, and more! Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hammerhead Bowl blended with banana, strawberry, peanut butter, protein powder, and vanilla almond milk, topped with granola, banana, dark chocolate, almonds, coconut, and honey. Or sip away at one of their smoothies, like the Hatteras Sunset with pineapple, mango, peach, orange juice, and honey. The Spot is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00am to 7:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. See Details
Tropical Smoothie Cafe Tropical Smoothie Cafe offers a healthy alternative to typical fast food with a menu full of light and filling options. Fido can join you for a bite at this location in Nags Head on S Croatan Highway where there are two dog-friendly tables outside. You can kick off the morning with a savory breakfast wrap or a sweater dish like the Peanut Butter Banana Crunch Flatbread. Lunch and dinner options feature flatbreads, sandwiches, and wraps with plenty of options for vegetarian diners. True to their name, you will also find a large selection of smoothies with classic fruit smoothies, superfood options, and supplements that you can add in for an extra boost. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. See Details
Pizzazz Pizza Pizzazz Pizza is a small pizza shop that serves up delicious pizza, salads, subs, wings, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Bite into a slice of the Hurricane White pie topped with white sauce, mozzarella, tomato, onions, and jalapenos. Or go for the Deluxe with red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, ham, green peppers, mushrooms, onions, black olives, and jalapenos. If pizza's not your style, Pizzazz offers sub sandwiches like the Cheesesteak sub with shredded beef, onions, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and mayo, served with a side of chips. Pizzazz Pizza is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9:30pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Nags Head locals and tourists alike. seven outdoor tables are available to dog owners with a sweet tooth wanting to indulge alongside Fido. Dairy Queen's menu is comprised of Grillburgers, artisan-style sandwiches, hot dogs, chicken strip baskets, snacks such as Pretzel Sticks with Zesty Queso, Potato Skins, and chicken snack melts, salads, and sides such as fries, onion rings, and cheese curds. Its menu also includes blizzards, hot desserts a la mode, dipped cones, sundaes, cold and blended coffees, shakes, malts, and Orange Julius drinks. 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
Tortugas’ Lie Come enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Tortugas’ Lie in Nags Head, NC. Their menu offers seafood, burgers, sushi and vegetarian-friendly entrees. Dogs may join you at outdoor tables on the porch while you enjoy your meal. See Details
Cahoon's Market & Cottages Cahoon's Market and Cottages is a one-stop-shop to fulfill all your dining and grocery needs. Stop by and fill up your cart with wine, cut steaks, fresh veggies and fruits, imported chocolates and olive oils, and more. Or head over to the Deli with Fido, grab a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables, and enjoy a delicious meal. Try the Roast Beef Wrap with London Broil roast beef, horseradish sauce, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, and a shredded cheese blend. Or go for the Super Food Salad with mixed greens, kale, edamame, carrots, purple cabbage, mixed fruit, blueberries, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds! Cahoon's Market and Cottages is open daily from 6:30am to 10:00pm. See Details
Art's Place Casual burgers, sandwiches, and beer. Can sit on the covered porch, picnic tables at the side of the building, or the rooftop overlooking the ocean. See Details
Ten O Six Ten O Six serves local Outer Banks' seafood blended with an array of secret spices. Menu favorites include king crab leg boils, steamed lobster tail, fried shrimp, Italian subs, turkey avocado wraps, and homemade ice cream cake. Outdoor tables are dog friendly.

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Ortega'z Southwest Grill & Wine Bar Located in downtown Manteo, Ortega'z offers southwestern cuisine, a relaxing atmosphere, and a covered porch seating where dogs are always welcome. Menu features North Carolina craft beer, global wines, a bevy of cocktails, wings, street tacos, burgers, Cubano sandwiches, sizzling fajitas, tequila lime chicken, and pork spareribs. See Details