Dog Friendly Restaurants in Southport, NC

There are 15 pet friendly restaurants in Southport 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 Southport. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Fishy Fishy Cafe
Fishy Fishy Cafe Fishy Fishy Cafe is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant in Southport, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Start with a shrimp appetizer of your choice, then one of several entrées featuring oysters, scallops, flounder, salmon, cod, etc. See Details
Pet Friendly Oliver's on the Cape Fear
Oliver's on the Cape Fear Oliver's on the Cape Fear is a dog-friendly restaurant in Southport, NC. This southern style restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including calamari, shrimp, burgers, salads, soups, calabash platters, lamb, crab cakes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you for your meal, so snag a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch with the soft shell crab bites, quartered, lightly dusted and fried, and topped with a housemade sriracha-creole aioli. Next, dig into the juicy Southern Burger - a half pound chopped short rib and chuck burger topped with housemade pimiento cheese, crispy bacon, and a fried onion ring, and served with potato salad or french fries. Wash your meal down with a Margarita Martini (triple sec, simple syrup, lime juice, and an egg white, and garnished with a lime twist and coarse salt). See Details
Ports of Call Ports of Call is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30am to 8:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This family owned eatery serves up delicious American style dishes with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your lunch off with an order of Crab Purses - lump crab meat, cream cheese, capers, and green onions wrapped in a Phyllo dough and lightly fried, and served over mixed greens and tomatoes with a deconstructed chive vinaigrette. For your main course try the Sea BLT - Maine lobster, lump crab, and shrimp tossed in a lemon tarragon sauce over fried green tomatoes, topped with bacon crumbles, and served with a side salad! See Details
Frying Pan Frying Pan is a seasonal, waterfront restaurant in downtown Southport, NC serving a Southern-style menu of tasty seafood, homestyle sides and homemade sweet potato biscuits. Dogs are welcome to take in the view with you on their spacious deck while you enjoy your meal. See Details
Bella Cucina Bella Cucina is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:45pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. This Italian eatery serves up a variety of menu options including soups, salads, fish, chicken, veal, pasta, pizza, calzones, strombolis, wings, and more. Let Fido tag along to enjoy an authentic Italian meal and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start with the Granchino di Bella Cucina - a baked crab casserole with crab meat, cheeses, and peppers, served with a toasted bread roll. Once you've soaked up the last ounce of deliciousness, try the Veal Piccata - a veal cutlet lightly sauteed in a white wine reduction sauce with bright lemons and briny capers. See Details
Fat Andy's Burgers Fat Andy's Burgers, located in Southport, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up a variety of delicious American fare in a fast-casual environment. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Fat Andy's Burgers is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. See Details
Southport Smoke House Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the back porch at Southport Smoke House, a dog-friendly barbecue restaurant located Southport, NC. Open for lunch and dinner, this family friendly restaurant specializes in wood smoked dry rub meats and delicious homemade sides. Taste their irresistible smoky, moist, flavorful barbecue and brisket which can be served with one of seven unique homemade dipping sauces. See Details
Port City Java Port City Java, located in Southport, is a casual coffee shop and cafe that serves up a variety of tasty eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your day. Try the Spicy Southwest Wrap - a whole grain tortilla filled with chicken, jalapenos, cheddar jack cheese, and chipotle hummus. Or go for a Muffin in your favorite flavor (Banana Nut, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Cranberry-Orange, Lemon-Poppy, Pumpkin, and more!) Before you leave, grab a cup of caffeine to enjoy down the road, like the Iced Like the Milky Way - fresh espresso mixed with vanilla and caramel Monin syrup, Ghiradelli chocolate, and chilled milk served over ice and topped with handmade whipped cream and a caramel-chocolate drizzle. 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
American Fish Company American Fish Company is a dog-friendly bar in Southport, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you for a drink on the waterfront. Although no food is served is this establishment, you will find cold beer, fantastic craft cocktails, drink specials, and great live music. American Fish Company is a members-only club. Membership is $1.00. Bring your driver’s license to sign up! See Details
Bouncing Log Cafe Bouncing Log Cafe is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 8:00pm and serves up Swiss-American style dishes crafted with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Choose from menu options like burgers, sandwiches, country fried steak, shrimp, barbecue, salads, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you, so snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Spicy Shrimp Po'Boy with cayenne dusted grilled shrimp, hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato, and garlic lemon aioli, served on their housemade sub roll. See Details
The Wine Rack The Wine Rack has changing seasonal hours, so be sure to look on their website to see when and if they're open! Stop by this pet friendly establishment with Fido in tow and enjoy a nice glass of wine, a wine tasting, some robust coffee concoctions, or even a smooth, full-bodied cigar. Wine tastings are per person, but that money goes right back into your pocket if you decide to purchase a bottle of wine! See Details
Southport Gourmet and Sushi Bar Southport Gourmet and Sushi Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. This Asian eatery offers a variety of menu options including soups, salads, rice and noodle dishes, chicken, beef, tempura, egg rolls, potstickers, sushi, sashimi, and much more. They are a pet friendly establishment so bring your pup along and snag a seat at one of their many outdoor tables. Start with an order of their pork potstickers, pan fried in a red curry coconut sauce. Then, you have to try one of their highly recommended sushi rolls. The 'So Far So Goooood' roll is made with crab, mango, tempura flakes, fish roe, spicy mayo, and scallions, and topped with sake tuna, wasabi mayo, and a sweet chili sauce! 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 Southport on N Howe Street where there are three 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
The Pepperoni Grill The Pepperoni Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:00pm. This Italian-American style eatery serves up a variety of menu options including salads, wings, sandwiches, pizza, calzones, strombolis, pasta, and more. Come with Fido in tow and snag a seat at one of their three pet-friendly outdoor picnic tables. Start with an order of their famous fried green beans served with a house dipping sauce, then move on to the delicious pizza. Try the Lasagna Pizza - Mama's lasagna atop an extra cheesy pie, smothered in ground meatballs, Italian sausage, ricotta cheese, and zesty sauce. See Details
Fat Andy's Burgers Fat Andy's Burgers, located in Southport, NC, is a casual fast-food-style eatery that serves up a variety of delicious fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Fat Andy's Burgers is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm. See Details
The Saucy Southerner Dogs are welcome at the outdoor tables at The Saucy Southerner in Southport, NC. This pet-friendly eatery's tagline is "real good, feel good food" and they serve breakfast and lunch with a southern twist. Breakfast offerings include biscuits and grits, omelets and crepes while the lunch menu offers a variety of burgers, wraps and sandwiches. See Details
Poe's Tavern Poe's Tavern is a dog-friendly restaurant located in Wrightsville Beach, NC. This literary-themed eatery is famous for their delicious burgers, however they also serve up appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, fish tacos, and an extensive beer and wine list. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the Amontillado burger - a half pound in-house ground burger topped with guacamole, jalapeno-jack cheese, pico de gallo, and chipotle sour cream. For something lighter, try the Sesame Seared Tuna salad with mixed greens, tortilla strips, seared yellowfin tuna, dried cranberries, scallions, and citrus jicama slaw with a mango lime vinaigrette. Poe's also offers a delicious veggie burger that can be used in place of beef in any of their hamburgers! See Details
South Beach Grill The pet-friendly South Beach Grill has been serving southern inspired locally sourced dishes for years to Outer Banks locals and tourists. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. A savory surf and turf menu features low country spiced shrimp, lump crab cake, Carolina mac and cheese, sweet potato flounder, Osso Bucco, filet mignon, and fresh catch of the day cooked your way. See Details
Famous Toastery of Wilmington Famous Toastery of Wilmington is a dog-friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outside porch. Enjoy made from scratch breakfast and lunch offerings, including eggs Benedict and Florentine, biscuits and gravy, flavored pancakes, a variety of omelettes, BLTs, Buffalo chicken wraps, and meatloaf with mashed potatoes. See Details
Granny's Country Kitchen Dogs are welcome at four outdoor picnic tables at the down-home, pet-friendly restaurant in Carolina Beach. Granny's Country Kitchen is popular for home-cooked breakfasts served all day featuring a variety of omelets, pancakes, French toast, and egg platters. For lunch, try Granny's shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, or the meatloaf sundae. See Details
Oceanic Oceanic is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, NC, with beautiful views out to the ocean. Fido is welcome to accompany you to a table on the spacious covered outside pier. The menu features Southern-inspired seafood dishes, freshly-caught seafood choices like crab-stuffed salmon, seafood gumbo, and shrimp & white cheddar grits. See Details
The Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill The Lazy Pirate Island Sports Grill is pet-friendly. Their menu offers everything from wings to sandwiches to steam pots. Upper deck tables are dog friendly before 4pm only. See Details
Seawitch Cafe and Tiki Bar Beachside seafood place with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Havana's Havana's in Carolina Beach, NC, serves a delicious selection of seafood, steak, and pasta, featuring lobster bisque, Cajun shrimp, blue crab cocktail, crispy catfish, sitting duck, flat iron steak, and carbonara. Complement the meal with a glass of red or white, or a popular craft beer. Outdoor seating area is dog friendly. See Details