Dog Friendly Restaurants in Statesville, NC

There are 7 pet friendly restaurants in Statesville that welcome dogs at their outdoor tables. Need help deciding 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 Statesville. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill
Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill Twisted Oak American Bar and Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm. This American style eatery serves up a variety of delicious, creatively crafted menu options. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables (outdoor seating is open from April - October). Start your meal off with an order of their famous buttermilk battered fried green tomatoes, stacked with pimento cheese, and topped with a balsamic reduction. Then sink your teeth into the Chophouse Burger - a certified angus beef patty topped with lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese, horseradish creme, and a red wine demi glace, and served with twisted fries. Don't forget to wash it all down with a cold beer from their extensive beer list! See Details
Pet Friendly Risto's Place
Risto's Place Risto's Place is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Saturday from 4:30pm to 10:00pm. This Italian eatery boasts a variety of authentic menu options that will make your mouth water. Let Fido tag along and you can grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables - Risto's will even provide a bowl of fresh water for your pooch! Start your meal off with an order of Bruschetta made with roasted garlic, topped with fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette. Then, it's on to the Veal Scallopine Saltimbocca, topped with baked prosciutto, sage, and buffalo mozzarella cheese, and served with a mushroom Marsala sauce over linguine and seasonal vegetables! See Details
Mi Pueblo Mi Pueblo is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:30pm. This Mexican eatery serves up a variety of fresh and authentic dishes including nachos, fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, chicken, seafood, beef, pork, soups, salads, and more. Bring Fido along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start your meal off with an order of Guacamole Regional made with chunky, fresh avocados cut in pieces and topped with pico de gallo, and served with golden flour tortilla chips. Next, try the Burrito Mexicano - a flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of chicken, pork or ground beef, cooked with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers topped with cheese dip, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole and served with Mexican rice and refried beans. See Details
Cook Out Cook Out is a dog-friendly restaurant serving fresh, never frozen hamburgers to Statesville locals and tourists alike. Visitors to Cook Out can head to one of its four outdoor tables to indulge in a milkshake alongside Fido. The restaurant's menu is made up of hot dogs, bbq, burgers, chicken dishes, corn dogs, quesadillas, hushpuppies, fries, and more. Forty plus premium milkshakes are available to top off your meal in flavors such as Peanut Butter Banana, Hi-C Punch, Chocolate Cobbler, and Reese's Cup. 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 Sullivan Road 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
Dairy Queen Dairy Queen is a dog-friendly quick-service food concept serving frozen sweet treats to Statesville locals and tourists alike. 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. 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
D'Laney's Sports Bar D'Laney's Sports Bar is a dog-friendly sports bar in Statesville, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outdoor patio. Try their Cali Breakfast Taco, eggs benedict, Cajun sausage, or shrimp and grits while you're visiting. Ask a staff member about their extensive beer list! See Details
Eddie's on Lake Norman Eddie's on Lake Norman is a casual eatery that serves up a wide variety of menu options. Choose from appetizers, raw bar, salads, soups, seafood, steak, pasta, chicken, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with an Oyster Shooter (fresh Blue Point oysters with a shot of vodka and a splash of housemade Bloody Mary mix) and an order of Ultimate Crab Meat Nachos piled high with cheese, crabmeat sauce, diced tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos, salsa, and lump crab meat. Next, sink your teeth into the Smokehouse Burger - a grassfed beef and smoked brisket blend patty topped with lettuce, tomato, crispy bacon, cheddar, BBQ sauce, and caramelized onions on a telera roll, served with fries and housemade coleslaw. Eddie's on Lake Norman is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00am, and Sunday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
Blue Parrot Grill The Blue Parrot Grill offers salads, burgers, and fish tacos. Outdoor area with views of Lake Norman is dog friendly. See Details
North Harbor Club For anyone looking for a great restaurant on the harbor, check out the North Harbor Club, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor seating on their patio overlooking the lake. Pull up in your boat to one of the nine boat slips, which are complimentary for customers, or come by car for the traditional parking. North Harbor Club serves a variety of seafood and land fare like the mango shrimp, cornmeal crusted catfish, or aged filet mignon. If you have dietary restrictions, ask about the gluten free menu! Stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Patio seating is extremely popular but is given on a first come, first serve basis, so try to beat the rush! See Details
601 Burgers and Brews 601 Burgers and Brews, located in Mocksville, NC, is a casual 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. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Fried 'Shrooms - double-battered and fried to perfection, served with a spicy Southwest ranch dipping sauce. Next, chow down on the Dirty South Burger topped with cheddar cheese, mustard, house-made chili, white slaw, jalapenos, and crispy onion straws. Or go for the Bangin' Tacos - a crispy tortilla shell filled with crispy shrimp tossed in sriracha cream sauce, cilantro lime slaw, tomatoes, and avocado. 601 Burgers and Brews is open Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 9pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 10pm. See Details
Brooklyn Boys Pizza Brooklyn Boys New York style pizzas are served in a family atmosphere and is right near the lake. A perfect stop for you and Fido after a long summer's walk. See Details
Lake Norman Tavern Lake Norman Tavern is a local watering hole located in Mooresville, NC, that offers up an extensive menu of traditionally delicious pub grub. Choose from menu options like appetizers, soups, salads, wings, tacos, fried seafood baskets, ribs, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, seafood, steak, chicken, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with a cold beer and an order of Jalapeno Poppers stuffed with cheddar and cream cheese, with a side of chili lime ranch dressing for dipping. Next, sink your teeth into the South of the Border Burger topped with pepper jack, fresh jalapenos, and a white cayenne lime sauce. Or go for the highly recommended Baja Style Fish Tacos with beer battered grouper, cabbage, pico, and white cayenne lime sauce on warm tortillas! Lake Norman Tavern is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 12:00am, Friday from 11:00am to 2:00am, Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00am, and Sunday from 8:00am to 11:00pm. See Details
Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse, located in Mooresville, is a casual bar and eatery that serves up a variety of delicious pub grub. Choose from menu options including appetizers, salads, wings, barbeque, fajitas, tacos, chicken, steak, pizza, flatbreads, seafood, Philly cheesesteaks, subs, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a cold beer and an order of the Loaded Nachos topped with cheese, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream, green onions, and guacamole. Next, chow down on the BBQ Chicken and Jalapeno Bacon Flatbread topped with grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, cheese, caramelized onions, seasoned jalapeno bacon, and fresh cilantro. Or go for the Smokehouse Philly blended with chopped jalapeno bacon, grilled onions, BBQ sauce, pepper jack cheese, and crispy onion straws! See Details
Apps & Taps Apps & Taps is a casual and festive waterfront bar and grill that offers tasty American eats and dog-friendly outdoor seating. Patrons can feast on mouthwatering menu favorites like fried pickles, BBQ pork potato skins, sliders, hickory smoked ribs, Buffalo chicken wraps, and pizza. Wash down the goodness with a cold beer, glass of house wine, or refreshing classic cocktail. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the spacious deck overlooking serene Lake Norman. Apps & Taps is open from 11am to 2am seven days a week. See Details
Tony's Pizza Dough is made fresh daily with fresh quality ingredients at this pizzeria. They also offer a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, specialties of the house, and desserts. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed at their outside dining area.
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The Soda Shop If you find yourself missing the classic soda parlors of the past, check out The Soda Shop, which has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a treat on a nice day. They serve classic American favorites like burgers and hot dogs, as well as breakfast every day until 2am, but the real stars are The Soda Shop's milkshakes, floats, and homemade sodas. Grab a classic chocolate shake or go for a specialty treat like the cherry Coke float- Coke and cherry syrup with vanilla or black cherry ice cream. The Soda Shop is very popular with college students in the area! See Details
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Creating chef-inspired burgers, giant chopped salads, and craft beer Bad Daddy's Burger Bar is a dog-friendly restaurant, located on Williamson Road, serving Mooresville locals and tourists alike. nine outdoor tables are available for dog owners wanting to dig into a 'burger with attitude,' alongside their furry friend. The Burger Bar's menu includes starters such as Chicken Wings, Ba-'Con' Queso, Daddy's Chili, and Housemade Potato Chips served with housemade French onion dip or pimento cheese. It also includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, 'non-burgers' made up of turkey, black bean, or tuna patties, salads, and sides such as House Slaw, Tater Tots, Sweet Potato Fries, and Fresh Fruit. Beer, cocktails, wine, and shakes are available to wash it all down. 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
Savory Plum Cafe & Bakery For a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even just a midday treat, check out Savory Plum Cafe & Bakery, which has two pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a nice day. Savory Plum serves a vide variety of baked goods, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and even chili, and they pride themselves on using unbleached flour and ingredients with no MSG or trans fats. Try the bacon jam and gruyere panini or mac and cheese, and pair it with one of the coffee and espresso drinks. See Details
Davinos Queens Pizza Davinos Queens Pizza is a casual Italian eatery that serves up a wide variety of menu options. Choose from appetizers, salads, pizza, wings, strombolis, calzones, pasta, sub sandwiches, desserts, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Try the White Pizza with ricotta cheese, garlic oil, mozzarella cheese, and fresh tomatoes. The slightly more carnivorous can try the Meat Pizza topped with homemade pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage, beef, pepperoni, and bacon. Davinos Queens Pizza is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 9:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm. See Details
El Cerro Reyes El Cerro Reyes is a family operated Mexican eatery that serves grilled fajitas, a variety of seafood choices, burritos and enchiladas, a wide selection of lunch specials and combo dinner plates, and margaritas so good you'll want to come back for more. Dogs are welcome on the outside patio.

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Lake Norman Cottage For anyone who loves wine, Lake Norman Cottage is the place to go. They have plenty of pet-friendly outdoor seating on their patio, and from there, you can watch boats drift by on Lake Norman and enjoy the refreshing lake breeze. The Cottage is a wine bar and shop, featuring a huge wine list, fresh baked cookies and pastries, gelato, and full meals. The menu is rotating depending on availability, so make sure to ask your server about the specials, and to find the perfect wine pairing to go along with your food. The staff is extremely knowledgable and would love to guide you on your wine journey. See Details
Landing Restaurant Landing Restaurant in Sherrills Ford, NC, is a dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. This family-owned-and-operated eatery serves up a large variety of American style food with options like sandwiches, wraps, burgers, hoagies, pizza, ribs, seafood, and more. Try their house favorite baby back ribs served with your choice of side (fries, onion rings, hushpuppies, baked potato, mac and cheese, corn nuggets, fruit, and more). Another highly recommended dish is their Big Kahuna hoagie - a simple but delicious sandwich with an eight ounce battered cod filet, lettuce, and tartar sauce. See Details