Dog Friendly Restaurants in Wilmington, NC

There are 136 dog-friendly restaurants in Wilmington 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 Wilmington. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Famous Toastery of Wilmington
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 covered porch. While they don't have a dog menu, they do provide peanut butter cups topped with treats! Pet parents can 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
Pet Friendly The George on the RiverWalk
The George on the RiverWalk On the RiverWalk in Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC, The George Restaurant features Southern coastal cuisine, such as po' boys, shrimp and grits, and grilled pork chops. Creative martini, mixed drink, and wine menus. The lower deck offers river views and pet-friendly seating. See Details
Java Dog Coffee House Located in the Cotton Exchange downtown, Java Dog Coffee House is a dog-friendly café in Wilmington, NC. Customers can enjoy a cup of coffee and a bagel with the family pooch. The friendly staff is always welcoming and the coffee is to die for. Dogs are welcome both inside and outside. See Details
Sweet n Savory Cafe Sweet n Savory Cafe is a dog-friendly eatery in Wilmington, NC, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They serve everything from breakfast sandwiches to seafood and steak, as well as have a bakery on site. Vegetarian options are also available. See Details
Fish House Grill Fish House Grill, located in Wilmington, NC, is a casual waterfront eatery that serves up a variety of delicious sea fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. See Details
RuckerJohns RuckerJohns is a dog-friendly New American restaurant in Wilmington, NC. Leashed dogs are welcome to join you on the outdoor patio. The menu includes salads, loaded burgers, pasta, seafood, flatbreads, sandwiches, and steaks. Everything is made to order, including freshly cut fries, homemade dressings, and hand-cut steaks. See Details
Mellow Mushroom This hip and modern dog-friendly national pizza chain puts a unique spin on the traditional pizza place, employing a carefree attitude in all of their culinary creations. They offer classic salads, subs, calzones, and pizza, but venture on the eclectic side with offerings like jerk chicken, tempeh, or tofu hoagies, and specialty pizza such as the Kosmic karma, Thai Dye, and Philosopher's Pie. Wash it down with a local craft beer while relaxing with Fido on the outdoor patio. Opens at 11am Monday through Saturday and 12pm on Sunday. See Details
Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant Hieronymus Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is open Monday through Saturday from 3pm to 9:30pm, and Sunday from 12pm to 9pm. Choose from a variety of menu options including appetizers, fresh steamed seafood, a raw bar, sandwiches, salads, fresh catch-of-the-day options, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables on the covered patio. Start your lunch off with the Oysteronymus appetizer, with six oysters on the half shell baked with crab dip and spinach. Try the fresh Shrimp and Grits entree, with southern style grits topped with sauteed shrimp, onions, tomatoes, and lobster cream sauce, served with your choice of side (fries, veggie of the day, collard greens, coleslaw, side salad, or starch of the day.) See Details
Might As Well Menu includes, burgers, sandwiches, jumbo wings, and NY strip steak and blackened salmon entrees. Covered patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn is open daily from 11:00am to 10:00pm and serves up delicious Tex-Mex style cuisine. Fido is more than welcome to join you as you grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Brave souls can try the signature Flaming Amy burrito, filled with chipotle peppers, fresh jalapenos, mild green chilies, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, rice, beans, Flaming Hot salsa, and your choice of grilled filling (chicken, jerk chicken, steak, pork, shrimp, tofu, portabella, eggplant, and more). For those with a more sensitive palate, there's the Philly Phatboy burrito filled with grilled green peppers and onions, mushrooms, lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, adn Philly style steak. See Details
Blue Surf Cafe Blue Surf Cafe in Wilmington, NC uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create their unique dishes. Choose from menu options like waffles, breakfast sandwiches, breakfast pastries, salads, sandwiches, burgers, tapas-style dishes, and more. Grab a seat at one of their many pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy a meal with Fido by your side. Start with an order of Surf Chips topped with pimiento cheese, bacon, and fresh basil, then move on to your carefully crafted sandwich. Try the Turkey Avocado, with red onion, sriracha mayo, avocado spread, and arugula on multigrain bread. See Details
Beer Barrio Beer Barrio is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00am. They pride themselves on using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create their dishes. Choose from an extensive list of craft beers, or try one of their specialty cocktails like the Mexi-Mule, crafted with habanero-infused Pinnacle vodka, fresh lemonade, and ginger beer. Bring Fido along on your trip and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Start with an order of Elote - grilled corn on the cob with grated cheese, mayo, Mexican spices, and fresh lime. Next, try the Al Pastor taco - beer brined grilled pork tenderloin, queso fresco, homemade salsa verde, jalapenos, and crispy tortilla strips all in a locally crafted tortilla. See Details
The Bento Box sushi The Bento Box Sushi is open Monday through Wednesday from 11:30am to 9:00pm, Thursday through Friday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Saturday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. This Asian eatery serves up fresh and delicious sushi rolls (their claim-to-fame) as well as menu options like spring rolls, calamari, Thai skewers, soups, salads, noodle and rice dishes, and more. Fido is more than welcome to join you at one of the pet-friendly tables on their outdoor patio. Those with palates of steel should try the Pain roll, crafted with your choice of spicy tuna or spicy salmon, scallions, wasabi tobikko, mango, and avocado wrapped in a sesame soy sheet and drizzled with chili oil. For something a bit tamer, try the Katsu - eel, salmon, asparagus, and cream cheese rolled in panko, flash fried, and topped with eel sauce and scallions. See Details
Italian Bistro Pizza & Pasta Italian Bistro Pizza and Pasta is a dog-friendly restaurant in Wilmington, NC, where Fido can join you at an outdoor table. The menu features traditional, thin crust NY-style pizza, stromboli, calzone, sandwiches, and Italian specialties like chicken parmesan, linguine with clam sauce, and lasagna. See Details
Front Street Brewery Located in Historic Downtown, the pet-friendly Front Street Brewery is Wilmington’s only restaurant with its own brewery. They offer fresh modern American cuisine, ranging from gourmet burgers to fine entrees and everything in between. Dogs are permitted at outdoor tables. See Details
Cape Fear Seafood Company Cape Fear Seafood Company is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30am to 9:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 11:30am to 8:30pm. Cape Fear serves up fresh, delicious seafood dishes with options like soups, salads, crab cakes, fried oysters, blackened cod, Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp diablo, broiled sea scallops, shrimp tacos, and more. Let Fido tag along for the day and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the highly recommended Cape Fear Shrimp and Grits crafted with shrimp, applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes, scallions, and mushrooms in a low country cream sauce over creamy cheese grits. See Details
Bruster's Real Ice Cream Treat yourself AND your pup to a sundae at Bruster's Real Ice Cream in Wilmington! They make a free sundae with dog bones on top for their furry customers. See Details
P.T.'s Olde Fashioned Grille PT's offers burgers, sandwiches, and chicken tenders. Patio tables are pet friendly. See Details
Bills Front Porch Bill's Front Porch is open Monday through Wednesday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Thursday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. This gastropub-style eatery serves up a variety of carefully crafted menu options including sandwiches, burgers, soups, salads, seafood, fried chicken, and much more. Let Fido tag along with you on your journey and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Sink your teeth into Bill's Mushroom Swiss Patty Melt with sauteed cremini mushrooms and yellow onions, Swiss cheese, and mayo on buttered rye. Before you leave, try the Hail Mary - vodka, Bloody Mary mix, rimmed in Old Bay, and garnished with a skewer of shrimp, an IPA pickle, candied bacon, a hushpuppy, and a hand-battered chicken strip, and finished with a splash of stout (a meal in itself!) See Details
Jester's Cafe Jester's serves salads, quiche, and a wide selection of hot and cold sandwiches. Outside seating welcomes dogs. See Details