Dog Friendly Restaurants in Oak Ridge, TN

There are 11 pet friendly restaurants in Oak Ridge 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 Oak Ridge. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Calhoun's
Calhoun's Calhoun's is a casual, American eatery in Oak Ridge, TN that serves up classic dishes with menu options like appetizers, wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue, steaks, chicken, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly tables on their back patio (Calhoun's requests that you call ahead so that they can escort you and your pup around back, as dogs cannot walk through the restaurant.) Start your meal with the Pulled Pork Nachos - tortilla chips topped with tender pulled pork, baked beans, beer cheese, and jalapeno peppers. Next, tuck into the Char-Grilled Wild Alaska Salmon topped with maitre d' butter and served over rice. Or enjoy the simple but spicy Kick-Back Burger topped with smoked cheddar and jack cheese, smoked bacon, jalapenos, and their spicy Kick-Back sauce. See Details
Pet Friendly Aubrey's
Aubrey's Aubrey's is a casual eatery that serves up classic American dishes. Choose from menu options like appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, chicken platters, barbecue, seafood, pasta, steaks, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy an order of thick cut potato chips with buttermilk garlic dipping sauce. Next, you can't go wrong with the Thunder Road Burger - a Southern Natural prime burger topped with homemade pimiento cheese, tobacco onions, and sliced jalapeno. Or try the Rattlesnake Pasta with grilled chicken, sauteed baby spinach, and green peppers atop linguine in southwestern spiced alfredo, with cilantro. Aubrey's is open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Buffalo Mountain Grille Buffalo Mountain Grille does not serve up your average bar fare. Their menu offers patrons a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, wings, sausage, and more. Choose from a list of different meats to create your perfect burger! Select from grass-fed beef, American bison, boar, lamb, turkey, ostrich, chipotle bison, elk, and even a grilled veggie burger. The elk has a dense texture, low fat, and high protein content, making it a customer favorite. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal and a local craft beer. Buffalo Mountain Grille is open Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 12:00am, Saturday from 12:00pm to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm. See Details
The Other One Diner Located in the historic Grove Center shopping center, the dog-friendly Other One Diner serves delicious burgers and sandwiches in a cozy neighborhood setting. Menu favorites include homemade chili, garlic parm fries, bacon wrapped hot dawgs, grilled pimento cheese sandwiches, muffalettas, French dips, pizza hoagies, and mushroom Swiss burgers. Front outdoor seating welcomes dogs and their owners. The Other One Diner opens at 10am Monday through Thursday, 8am Friday and Saturday, and 9am on Sunday. See Details
Firehouse Subs Firehouse Subs, located in Oak Ridge, is a popular deli-style eatery that serves up a variety of tasty subs and salads. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Hook and Ladder Sub with smoked turkey, Virginia honey ham, and melted Monterey jack cheese. Order it Fully Involved to get mayo, deli mustard, lettuce, tomato, and onion! Or try the New York Steamer Sub with USDA corned beef brisket, pastrami, melted provolone, deli mustard, mayo, and Italian dressing. For something a bit lighter, try the Firehouse Salad with romaine, tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, mozzarella, pepperoncini peppers, and dressing, with your choice of smoked turkey, grilled chicken, or Virginia honey ham. Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Panera Bread The dog-friendly Panera Bread's eclectic deli/bakery menu includes soups, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, and pastries and cookies for dessert. Great place for a light lunch or dinner. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs. See Details
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, located in Oak Ridge, is a casual Mexican eatery that serves up made-to-order dishes prepared in front of you with fresh, tasty ingredients. Choose from menu options including tacos, burritos, bowls, quesadillas, salads, nachos, 'quesoritos', and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try an order of the Nachos - tortilla chips smothered in creamy queso and topped with your choice of ingredients (chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, rice, beans, pico de gallo, salsa, tomatillo salsa, cheese, guacamole, jalapenos, Hacienda ranch, olives, and more!) Please note that table service isn't available, so your dog will need to be tied up outside when you go in to order. See Details
Fulin's Asian Cuisine Fulin's Asian Cuisine, located in Oak Ridge, is a casual Asian eatery that serves up Japanese and Chinese cuisine, along with a tasty assortment of sushi. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, chicken, beef, seafood, pork, veggies, curry, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Pork Egg Rolls, then chow down on the Orange Beef - battered and fried beef cooked with red chili sauce, stir-fried julienne bell peppers, and zucchini, and garnished with orange slices. Sushi lovers can try the Honada Roll - deep-fried with spicy tuna and avocado, topped with fish roe and the Chef's special sauce. Or go for the Spider Roll - fried softshell crab, avocado, cucumber, and flying fish roe, topped with eel sauce. See Details
McAlister's Deli McAlister's Deli is a dog-friendly restaurant on S Illinois Ave. This deli has six tables outside for dogs and their owners. Their chefs are proud to serve food prepared with fresh ingredients made to order. The crafted sandwiches on the menu are the specialty of the kitchen. Meat eaters can indulge in the McAlister's Club, the King Club, horseradish roast beef and cheddar, garden fresh turkey, or the black cherry and ham sandwich. Vegetarians can indulge in their new veggie sandwich or the four cheese griller, a mom-made favorite prepared their way. If you like the sound of ginormous spuds, you can order one of their topped potatoes instead, like the black Angus roast beef spud. Please note that table service isn't available, so you'll need to tie your dog up while you order inside. 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 Oak Ridge Tpke in Oak Ridge provides eight 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
Sonic Drive-In This fast food restaurant on S Illinois Avenue 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
Smoky Mountain Brewery Smoky Mountain Brewery on Watkins Road has six pet-friendly tables where you are welcome to sit with your dog. This brewery is making their own brews like Tuckaleechee Porter, Black Bear Ale, and Cherokee Red Ale. You'll find classic brewery fare, with starters like Oven-Baked Soft Pretzels and Fried Pickles. There are quite a few sandwiches and burgers, like Philly Cheesesteak, Grilled Mountain Melt, and the Meatball Grinder, Smoky Mountain Brewery also has hand-tossed pizzas and calzones. Make your own, or go for one of the specialty pies. Entrees include steaks and ribs, including the Brewery ?Ale� Steak, which is marinated in Cherokee Red Ale. 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
Aroma Cafe Cuban Food & Sandwiches Traditional Cuban sandwiches in the heart of Tennessee. Outdoor tables welcome dogs. 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
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
Clinch River Brewing Clinch River Brewing, located in Norris, TN, is a casual brewery and restaurant that serves up a variety of delicious grub. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer (of course) and an order of the Warm Bavarian Soft Pretzel served with jalapeno beer cheese. Next, chow down on the Pork Carnitas with potato hash, scrambled egg, roasted peppers and onions, buttermilk cheddar, garlic aioli, white bean salad, and warm tortillas. Or go for the Piggy Back Sandwich with Benton's bacon, beer-braised pork shoulder, pickles, buttermilk cheddar, sweet chili sauce, and southern chow-chow on toasted French bread. Clinch River Brewing is open Wednesday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, and Friday through Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. See Details
Bruster's Ice Cream Making all of its products in store, Bruster's Ice Cream is a dog-friendly sweet shop serving frozen treats to Maryville locals and tourists alike. Bruster's offers four outdoor tables to dog owners wanting to indulge in a scoop of Banana Nut Bread ice cream alongside Fido. The sweet shop's menu is made up of waffle cones, sundaes, splits, cakes, pies, blasts, shakes, yogurt, sherbet, ice, and sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, and more. Its ice cream flavors include Almond Chocolate Coconut, Black Cherry, Cake Batter, Coffee Ripple, Gone Bananas, Lemon Creme, Maple Pecan, Peanut Butter Crunch, Tiramisu, and many more. A drive-thru window is also available. See Details
Crafter's Brew Market & Social Crafter's Brew Market & Social is a dog-friendly pub in Oakridge, TN. Your leashed, friendly dog is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Try their Deke's Dogs, Pimento Cheese sandwich, jalapeno popper chicken, or veggie lover pizza while you're visiting! See Details
Dead End BBQ Dead End BBQ in Knoxville, TN has several dog-friendly tables on their covered patio and specializes in Southern style barbeque. Their menu includes plates, sandwiches, wings, and specialty options like their Bar-B-Queso. Dead End BBQ also offers family sized packs so you can take a bulk order to go or enjoy a feast with Fido at your table. Top it all off with a cold beer and your meal is complete! See Details
Tellico Village Yatch Club / Blue Heron Resturant The Blue Heron restaurant is located at Tellico Village Yatch Club just off the river and is open to non-members. They have six outdoor tables with dog-friendly seating, and the atmosphere is sophisticated and airy. The Blue Heron menu features classic selections like filet mignon, trout, lamb chops, and more. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm to 9pm and the bar opens at 4pm. See Details
Gondolier Pizza Gondolier Pizza, located in Clinton, is a casual pizzeria that serves up a variety of delicious Italian-style cuisine. Choose from menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches, subs, pasta, chicken, veal, seafood, pork, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their eight pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Zucchini Sticks fried to perfection and served with tzatziki sauce. Next, chow down on the Gondolier Special Pizza topped with cheese, pepperoni, beef, sausage, onions, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Or go for the Santorini topped with cheese, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, broccoli, eggplant, and banana peppers. If pizza isn't your thing, sink your teeth into the Italian Sausage Parmesan Sub with homemade sausage, melted provolone cheese, and marinara sauce on a hoagie roll. See Details