Dog Friendly Restaurants in Wrightsville Beach, NC

There are 8 pet friendly restaurants in Wrightsville Beach 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 Wrightsville Beach. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly South Beach Grill
South Beach Grill South Beach Grill has been serving southern inspired locally sourced dishes for almost 20 years to Outer Banks locals and tourists. 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. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio. See Details
Pet Friendly Poe's Tavern
Poe's Tavern Poe's Tavern is open daily from 10:00am to 12:00am. 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
Banks Channel Pub and Grille Banks Channel Pub and Grille is open Monday through Friday from 4:00pm to 2:00am, and Saturday through Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00am. This casual eatery serves up elevated pub fare with options including appetizers, soups, salads, wings, seafood (steamed or fried), sandwiches, burgers, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your evening. Start with an order of fried green tomatoes topped with goat cheese, candy-peppered bacon crumbles, and walnut pesto, with a side of marinara. Then it's on to the Black Beard's Revenge burger topped with fresh grilled pineapple, mozzarrella cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce, red onion, and a honey-wasabi mustard, served with your choice of side (fries, pineapple jicama slaw, pasta salad, tater tots, green bean casserole, or sweet potato casserole). See Details
Mellow Mushroom The founders of Mellow Mushroom opened their first restaurant because they saw pizza baking as an art form and wanted to offer other people the chance to enjoy their art. Mellow Mushroom on Causeway Drive has several pet-friendly tables outside, so you can bring Fido with you to enjoy a specialty pie, calzone, hoagie, or salad. One of their most popular pies is the Holy Shiitake Pie, an olive oil and garlic base, shiitake, button, portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella, and Mont Amore, finished with a garlic aioli swirl and a spritz of black truffle oil. See Details
SUNdays SUNdays is a pet-friendly coffee shop located at the South End of Wrightsville Beach serving specialty coffee, lattes, milkshakes, smoothies, acai bowls, draft beer, wine and more. See Details
Zeke's Beans and Bowls Zeke's Beans & Bowls is Virginia Beach's destination for gourmet coffee, acai bowls, and poke bowls. The restaurant's acai bowls are made to order and contain nothing but fresh fruit, homemade granola, and acai straight from Brazil. Poke bowls are traditional Hawaiian style, using sushi-grade tuna, served raw and marinated. The menu also includes smoothies, fresh juices, Sugar Plum baked goods, and homemade vegan treats. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Gulfstream Restaurant Gulfstream Restaurant is a dog-friendly American restaurant in Wrightsville Beach, NC where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. Their menu serves up delicious classics such as steak and eggs, French toast, hushpuppies, ship po boys, New York strip, and even Impossible Burgers for vegans. 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. Serving Southern-inspired seafood dishes, Oceanic provides a wonderful and unique dining experience pairing exquisite food with breathtaking ocean views. Freshly-caught seafood choices include Parmesan Crispy Oysters, Crab-Stuffed Salmon, and Southern classics with a gourmet touch such as Seafood Gumbo, and Shrimp & White Cheddar Grits. Visit for a relaxed lunch, sunset dinner, or a romantic weekend brunch. See Details
The George on the RiverWalk On the RiverWalk in Historic Downtown, 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. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor deck. See Details
Java Dog Coffee House Located in the Cotton Exchange downtown, 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
Front Street Brewery Located in Historic Downtown, the 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
Rucker Johns Really good, fresh food with friendly and prompt service. Comfortable patio seating in front and on the side. We'll tourists, but will be back and will eat here every trip. See Details
Fishy Fishy Plenty of seafood options to choose from. Outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway welcomes dogs. 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
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
Island Hots In addition to hot dogs, Island Hots serves chicken tenders, chopped pork sandwiches, and beer battered onion rings. Outdoor tables welcome dogs, and water bowls will be provided. See Details
Seawitch Cafe and Tiki Bar Beachside seafood place with a dog-friendly outdoor patio. See Details
Port City Java Port City Java has a wonderful dog-friendly patio where you can enjoy free Wi-Fi and delicious food. See Details
Famous Toastery of Wilmington 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. Outdoor patio is dog friendly. See Details
Sweet n Savory Cafe Hearty entrees such as slow roasted prime rib, pot roast, meatloaf, and BBQ chicken. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. 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
Oliver's on the Cape Fear Oliver's on the Cape Fear is open Monday through Saturday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday from 9:00am to 9:00pm. 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
Beach Shop and Grill Housed in an old soda shop circa 1952, Beach Shop and Grill features of made from scratch menu inspired by low country traditions. Popular dishes include Calabash fried shrimp burger, fresh local grouper, Charleston jumbo lump crab cakes, and filet mignon. Food has to be ordered as take out to eat on the dog-friendly patio. 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