Dog Friendly Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

There are 110 restaurants in Raleigh, NC that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding where to eat? Check out the listings below for a detailed description of each restaurant, along with pictures and reviews from other dog owners who've eaten there. Bone appetit!

The Players' Retreat

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The Players Retreat is the oldest continuously operating tavern between Atlanta and Washington, DC, opening its doors back in 1951. Menu offers baby back ribs, Buffalo wings, Brunswick stew, sub sandwiches, burgers, and beer-battered fish and chips. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. Open daily at 11:30am.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe

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The Flying Biscuit Cafe is known for serving traditional Southern breakfasts and hearty lunch and dinner fare in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Savor delicious offerings like biscuit Benedicts, turkey hash, steak and eggs, buttermilk pancakes, fried green tomatoes, oven fried BLT salad, pimento grilled cheese, and shrimp po'boys. Open seven days a week 7am to 9pm.

Village Draft House

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Village Draft House is a neighborhood pub and burger joint situated in the outdoor shopping center, Cameron Village. Dogs are allowed to join their owners in the outdoor seating area during regular business hours. There are 100 beers on tap and a food menu that includes Buffalo wings, Kentucky salad, bacon meatloaf, honey citrus glazed chicken, and ahi tuna sandwiches.

Raleigh Times Bar

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The Raleigh Times Bar is a timeless local watering hole and so much more. Raleigh's past, present and future are all on display at this 100 year old building that has been beautifully restored to house this fine establishment. Old press clippings and images from the namesake newspaper adorn the walls and capture the rich cultural and political history that is unique to the capital City. They offer exceptional cuisine, featuring hand crafted, creative takes on classic bar fare favorites, as well as an inventive drink menu and extensive Belgian beer selection.

Raleigh Brewing Company

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Whether porter, stout, or Belgian golden, Raleigh Brewing has the craft beer for you. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome inside and outside. There is no food service, but food trucks are often onsite. Opens daily at 12pm.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

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Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's! They make a free sundae with dog bones crumbled on top for their furry customers.

Mojoe's Burger Joint

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Mojoe's Burger Joint will get you going with a satisfying menu of favorites and a big patio that's perfect for pups.

Lilly's Pizza

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Lilly's Pizza offers calzones, stromboli, pasta, and specialty pizzas like The Aristocrat, Dante's Inferno, and the CowTipper. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs and water bowls are available.

Buffalo Brothers - Pizza & Wing Company

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Buffalo Brothers serves pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and wings featuring a variety of sauces from the tame sweet and sour to the fiery ludicrous. Dogs are welcome on the heated patio.

Clouds Brewing

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An American restaurant with a European flare. A completely open space with garage doors that opens to a large patio perfect for you and your furry friend! Don't let the hot weather get you down we have 85 beer, a full bar and great features to keep you cool!

Boxcar Bar + Arcade

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Play classic arcade games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Frogger while enjoying beers on tap and a variety of bourbon. Well-behaved dogs are welcome indoors.

Flying Saucer

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For beer lovers who love dogs too, there is no better place to grab a pint with Fido. There is a laid back patio where your well-behaved furry family member is always welcome.

Plates Neighborhood Kitchen

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Enjoy international dishes with local ingredients and Southern flair. Dogs are allowed on the patio and will be treated to a bowl of fresh water.

Lynnwood Grill

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Lynnwood Grill is the kind of place where people know your name... and the bartenders know what you're drinking. When the weather is nice, enjoy drinking and dining on the outdoor patio or spacious rooftop with Fido.

Crank Arm Brewery

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Crank Arm delivers a quality slate of year-round and seasonal brews. Dogs are allowed both inside and outside.

House of Hops

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House of Hops is a full service craft beer bottle shop that also offers 24 rotating draft beer selections. Take your beer home or make House of Hops your second home and enjoy a pint of fresh draft beer or a cold bottled beer at their unique full service bar, or hang out on the dog-friendly outdoor patio with friends.

The Twisted Fork

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Twisted Fork serves made from scratch BBQ, burgers, and Southern fried chicken. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio.

East Village Grill & Bar

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A neighborhood grill and bar that serves maple flavored wings, pulled pork sandwiches, and A-1 burgers. Spacious dog-friendly deck welcomes dogs.

Nicklepoint Brewing Co.

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European-style handcrafted craft beer. Both the indoor and outdoor seating areas allow dogs.

Remedy Diner

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Remedy is an awesome vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurant with plenty of fare for meat-eaters as well. Front sidewalk tables and the fenced-in area around back are dog friendly.

The Big Easy

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The Big Easy offers a taste of N'awlins, where they deliver a unique brand of friendliness, culture, and cuisine. Cajun/Creole comes alive with authentic recipes, generous portions, and a laid back hospitality. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Moonlight Pizza Company

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Signature pizzas made from local ingredients since 1996

Tupelo Honey Cafe

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Tupelo's inventive and Southern inspired menu includes peach poblano pork ribs, fried green tomatoes, Charleston chicken sandwiches, and 'Not Your Mama's' meatloaf. Shaded patio seating is dog friendly, and water bowls and treats are available.

Pelican's SnoBalls

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Perfect place to get a yummy snowball or ice cream for you and your pup. Covered outdoor seating welcomes dogs. Try unique flavors such as cotton candy, dill pickle, iced tea, and toothpaste.

Wild Wing Cafe

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Best wings in Raleigh! Nice, huge outdoor patio!

High Park Bar & Grill

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American classics such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, beef stewi, meatloaf, and fish fry. Covered outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Char Grill 1

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Char Grill 1 is an old-style walk-up restaurant serving great shakes and seasoned fries, and best of all you can bring your pooch!

World of Beer

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Huge selection of craft beer and foreign and domestic bottles. Outdoor patio welcomes pets.

Piper's Tavern

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Typical Irish pub atmosphere with a diverse menu of traditional dishes plus Italian & American fare. Outside seating welcomes dogs.

Midtown Grille

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Offers locally sourced produce and meats, seasonal menus, extensive wine list, and handcrafted cocktails. The climate controlled patio is dog friendly and offers comfortable seating and music.

Tijuana Flats

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Great Mexican food with an extensive salsa bar. Outdoor, covered seating with ceiling fans welcomes pets.

Torero's Mexican Restaurant

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Torero’s Mexican Restaurant takes genuine pride in serving guests authentic Mexican dishes made with the finest ingredients available. We want you dining experience to be the best it can be with fast, courteous service and flavorful food that will have you craving for more. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Ruckus Pizza

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Ruckus serves tasty pizza, sandwiches, salads and a nice selection of local craft beer. Covered outdoor seating welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Compass Rose Brewery

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Compass Rose offers year-round and seasonal brews. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Saints and Scholars Irish Pub

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Irish pub with tasty traditional bar food and a dog-friendly outdoor seating area.

Bella Italia

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Menu includes sandwiches, chicken, veal, and seafood entrees, and a huge selection of gourmet and specialty pizza. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Brier Creek Beer Garden

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Located in Brier Creek Commons, the Beer Garden features 52 craft beer drafts, 100+ bottles, wine, spirits, and a lunch/dinner menu that includes dry rub wings, spicy German nachos, chicken melts, pork belly tacos, beer brats, and calabash flounder. The outdoor seating area equipped with misters for hot summer days is dog friendly.

Kings North Hills

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Kings offers classic American comfort food with a twist. Craveable appetizers include hand-formed Buffalo wontons, house-made fried mac and cheese bites and many other delights. The entree portion of the menu ranges from hand-pressed fresh and juicy premium burgers, crisp salads and grilled steak tips to pan-seared sea scallops and house-smoked baby back ribs. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Gonza Tacos Y Tequila

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Gonza offers a relaxed and festive atmosphere to go along with a traditional Mexican menu of tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, and enchiladas. Patio seating is dog friendly.

The Pickled Onion Restaurant

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Both sports fans and families will enjoy an afternoon or evening at The Pickled Onion. The varied menu includes wings, chili nachos, tacos, hot sandwiches and paninis, burgers, ribeye steak, chicken parm, and blackened Ahi tuna. The spacious covered patio is dog friendly.

Bottle Revolution 3

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Whether it's one of the rotating craft brews on tap or a glass of vintage vino, Bottle Revolution is a cozy spot to have a drink with Fido at your side. Dogs are welcome and treats and water is available.

Pelagic Beer and Wine

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Quaint neighborhood bottle shop and tasting room just outside of downtown Raleigh. Excellent craft beer selection and dogs are welcome inside and out. Buy some brews to go, or grab one from the tasting room and have a seat out front on a sunny summer day.

The Junction Salon & Bar

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Have a drink and get your hair done! The Junction is half saloon, half salon. Well-behaved, non-aggressive dogs are always welcome.

The Bison Bar

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This friendly hole-in-the-wall bar is a great place to grab a couple cocktails or beers after work or on a Saturday night. Well-behaved non-aggressive dogs are welcome inside and outside.

Original Flying Burrito

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Original Flying Burrito melds the best that the southwest and southeast has to offer, creating a flavor-packed menu of Yucatan inspired cuisine. Choose from a variety of housmade salsas, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Outdoor patio is dog friendly.

Fox and Hound

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Fox and Hound serves burgers, boneless wings, pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, flatbreads, and other American fare, plus margaritas, martinis, cocktails, and beer in a sports-bar setting. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

Mura

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Mura specializes in steak, sushi, and Japanese fusion dishes, and offers monthly wine dinners in contemporary digs. The extensive drink menu includes Japanese beer, American craft brews, sake, and signature cocktails. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Raleigh Beer Garden

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Located in the bustling Glenwood South District, Raleigh Beer Garden offers over 380 draft beers from across the globe, a classic bar and grill menu, and dog-friendly outdoor seating. The extensive lineup of brews changes daily and is regarded as one of the world's largest inventories under one roof. Foodies will enjoy tasty eats like smoked salmon, chili-garlic chicken wings, cheeseburgers, bratwurst, and spicy sausage and peppers pizza. Open 11am to 2am seven days a week.

Treat Ice Cream

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Chose from a variety of tasty ice cream flavors, including banana pudding, pina colada, and cookies & cream. Well-behaved dogs are welcome inside where they can sample two types of doggie ice cream. Great destination on a warm afternoon.

Sushi Blues Cafe

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Sushi Blues Cafe offers some of the city's best sushi and Japanese cuisine in a softly lit jazz-like atmosphere with outdoor seating that welcomes dogs. Popular menu selections include spicy octopus, beef tataki, shrimp tempura, chicken teriyaki, sauteed soba noodles, and pork katsu, plus a wide selection of beer, cocktails, and wine. Opens daily at 11:30am.

Parker and Otis

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Parker and Otis offers hearty breakfast and lunch food made with fresh and local ingredients, and porch seating that welcomes dogs. Tasty options include toasted bagels with smoked salmon, scrambles, open-faced egg sandwiches, shrimp BLTs, grilled cheese on sourdough, and peanut butter and bacon paninis. Opens at 7:30am Monday thru Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

Foster's Market

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Foster's Market is located in the Rockwood Forest Hills area and offers dog-friendly seating and traditional American dishes. A varied menu includes breakfast burritos, omelet specials, vanilla French toast, cold deli and grilled sandwiches, and baked treats like coconut macaroons, lemon bars, and NYC style crumbcake. Opens daily at 7:30am.

Tyler's Taproom

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Tyler's serves tasty bar fare like nachos, garlic fires, chili, and pulled pork sandwiches. Well-behaved Fidos are welcome at both outdoor patios.

Spirits Pub & Grub

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Spirits serves a variety of pub grub, including the chili slaw burger and smoky chicken club. Patio is dog friendly.

The Federal

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The Federal is pet friendly! They offer great food and a huge beer selection with a small patio that is perfect for dogs and people watching. The staff is incredibly welcoming and accommodating for all dogs, they will bring a bowl of water without request. Also, the staff is great and the food is delicious.

Brixx Pizza

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Brixx Pizza is a neighborhood restaurant serving handcrafted pizzas and microbrews, and they welcome dogs on their outside patio.

Fullsteam Brewery

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Fullsteam Brewery is a dog-friendly, family-friendly brewery and tasting room that welcomes dogs. They don't serve food, but food trucks are often on-site, or you can bring your own inside.

The Blue Note Grill

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Enjoy hickory smoked BBQ, burgers, burritos, quesadillas, and wings in a dog-friendly environment setting. The large outdoor patio welcomes dogs.

Geer Street Garden

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Start off with Buffalo wings or a Cobb salad, move on to a Reuben sandwich or fried chicken plate, then finish with a slice of key lime pie. Spacious outdoor patio welcomes dogs.

Havana Grill

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Havana Grill serves baked Cuban pastries and has a walk-up window so you can order with your doggie.

Fortnight Brewing Company

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Fortnight specializes in English inspired craft ales and offers dog-friendly seating both inside and out.

Local 22

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Southern food with global influences made with local products. Menu includes BBQ pork chops, chicken tamales, lamb burgers, and pan-seared Scottish salmon. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Aviator Brewing Company

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Craft beer at the tap house, and smoked meat and chicken at the Smokehouse next door. Outdoor patio allows dogs.

Doherty's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Doherty's serves traditional Irish favorites such as boxty, bangers and mash, and corned beef & cabbage. Outside covered patio is dog friendly.

Woody's Sports Tavern and Grill

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Out door patio with eight tables. Waitresses bring out doggy water bowls for dogs! Everyone is dog friendly. Great beer selection and great food. Very laid back.

Enrigo

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Italian bistro serves fresh pasta, pizza, and desserts. Outdoor seating area welcomes dogs.

Ponysaurus

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Ponysaurus offers a bevy of bountiful brews, including Belgian and India pale ales, saisons, and stouts. Dogs are welcome in the beer garden and outdoor patio. No food served, but food trucks are usually on hand.

La Farm Bakery

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This is a great little bakery, The owner is from France, and the food is wonderful. The sandwiches are great on homemade breads. Lots of pastries and breads to eat there or take home too. Wonderful coffee. They have a nice outdoor eating area that is dog friendly. Staff very nice, service is quick. Not sure of their exact hours, but know they open at breakfast and stay open most of the day.

Buffalo Wings and Rings

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Menu includes burgers, wings, wraps, and quesadillas. Patio seating welcomes dogs.

Guglhupf

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Upscale comfort food with a German twist. Spacious outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Dairy Queen

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Dairy Queen has a drive thru and outdoor tables where you can enjoy a hamburger, hot dog or dipped cone with Fido. Just no chocolate on his!

HighCraft Beer Market

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HighCraft offers up to a dozen home brews on tap. Dogs are welcome indoors.

Draft Line Brewing Company

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Draft Line serves a variety of year-round and limited release craft beers. Dogs are allowed both inside and outside.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Primal Food & Spirits

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Primal Food is a completely gluten free restaurant with food for just about everyone. They also have a few dog-friendly umbrella tables. Ask for a togo bowl for pup's water.

Cleveland Drafthouse

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Family restaurant and sports bar serves soups, sandwiches, steaks, and seafood. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Craft Public House

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Covered outdoor patio, waiter brought my dog water, and the staff popped out to see her. Friendly and relaxing. I went for lunch so it was fairly quite. I called in parking lot to say I was going to be on patio.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Tra'Li Irish Pub & Restaurant

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Spacious and sunny patio area. Relax with your dog and enjoy hearty pub fare and a pint of craft ale.

Sonic Drive-In

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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!

Buffalo Wild Wings

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Wings, burgers, sandwiches, and beer, plus dog-friendly outdoor seating.

Mason Jar Tavern

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Diverse menu includes buffalo chicken egg rolls, smoked trout Caesar salad, pulled pork sliders, blackened fish tacos, and chicken and waffles. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Chatham Hill Winery

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An urban winery and wine bar that produces all its vino on site. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Spring Creek Tavern

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Spring Creek serves wood-fired pizza, wings, and burgers. Covered patio seating welcomes dogs.

Wild Wing Cafe

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Wild Wing Cafe is a dog-friendly family and sports restaurant offering live music and an amazing menu including all you can eat wings on weekdays.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

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Wood-fired specialty pizza and craft beers. Outdoor seating is dog friendly.

Kraftys

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Delicious turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and beef burgers complemented by cold beer.

Heidi's Two Wheel Cafe

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Biker bar style bar & grill serves hot wings, flat iron steak, roast beef sandwiches, Buffalo shrimp po'boys, quesadillas, and crab legs. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Aversboro Restaurant

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Delicious wings, pizza, and cold beer. Patio is dog friendly.

Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant

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Sol Azteca serves a wide selection of Mexican combo plates. The fenced patio is dog friendly.

The Big Easy

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The Big Easy serves wings, grilled sandwiches, po'boys, crab cakes, and Cajun ribeye steaks. Fenced-in patio seating is dog friendly.

The Corner Tavern and Grill

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A classic twist on both Moroccan and American fare, The Corner Tavern offers a great pub atmosphere and the best dog-friendly, outdoor patio in town. Stop by and enjoy a cold beer after work, try an amazing Moroccan dish, feast on the best burger on this side of the Mason Dixon line, or enjoy a new twist on traditional wings.

Devine's Restaurant and Sports Bar

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Devine's serves up American bar classics such as wings, burgers, chicken, salads, and deli sandwiches. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

My Way Tavern

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Enjoy bar favorites like nachos, Buffalo shrimp, chili mac n cheese, gourmet hot dogs, hearty sandwiches, and braised ribs. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Aroma Indian Chinese Restaurant

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The cuisine is a fusion of Indian and Chinese, mixing the elegance and intricate recipes of Indian food with original Chinese cuisine to create a mouthwatering menu. Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables.

Crosstown Pub & Grill

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Family-owned neighborhood pub serves wholesome dishes such as fried green tomatoes, monte cristo sandwiches, gulf shrimp skewers, and old fashioned grilled cheese. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs.

Fresca

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European style restaurant offers lattes and crepes. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

World of Beer

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World of Beer offers flatbreads, sliders, sandwiches, and an extensive selection of domestic and foreign craft beer. Dogs are welcome at tables just outside the entrance along the sidewalk.

El Rodeo

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El Rodeo offers an extensive selection of Mexican combo plates. Choose from burritos, fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and steak, pork, and seafood entrees. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly.

Bull Craft Bottle Shop

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Bull Craft offers 8 rotating local beers on tap as well as wine, ciders, and soda. Dogs are welcome on the patio. Located right beside Char-Grill burgers.

Char Grill

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Tasty burgers, fries, and milkshakes. Dogs are welcome outside of the picnic area.

George's Java

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Family-owned coffee house and coffee roaster serves organic coffees and specialty drinks such as smoothies, teas, and coffee cremes. Dogs under 70 lbs are welcome.

J & S New York Pizza

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Serving the area since 1995, J & S offers made to order wings, subs, stromboli, calzone, NY style gourmet pizza, and pasta entrees. Patio seating is dog friendly.

Texas Pit BBQ

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Don't let the North Carolina locale fool you, the owners of Texas Pit ship all the mesquite wood used for smoking their BBQ meats straight from the Lonestar State. Beef brisket, pulled pork, smoked turkey, and German sausage are on the menu, along with traditional sides like hush puppies, pinto beans, and potato salad. Outdoor umbrella tables are dog friendly.

Verandah

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Verandah has reinvented the traditional Southern supper out on the verandah by crafting a warm and inviting dining space alongside a casual, contemporary menu consisting of regional favorites. Menu offers fried green tomato caprese, shrimp and grits, day boat scallops, braised beef short rib, and pan seared crab cakes. Dogs are welcome on the patio, and Sunday afternoons are reserved for "Yappy Hour".

Bleu Olive

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Conveniently located off I-85 just minutes from Duke University, the Bleu Olive serves delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a modern bistro setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Hungry patrons can start off with light apps like hummus, grilled octopus, and roasted beet salad before diving into elegant entrees such as moussaka, stuffed chicken, steak frites, paella, and lamb bolognese. And don't forget to leave room for a delectable dessert of baklava or chocolate fig and walnut torte. Dogs are welcome on the patio during warmer months. Opens at 11:30am Monday through Friday, 5pm on Saturday, and 11am on Sunday.