Dog Friendly Seafood Restaurants in North Carolina

No need to leave Fido in the hotel room when you want to grab a bite! No matter where you're headed, we can point you towards great seafood restaurants in North Carolina that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Carmel's Restaurant and Bar
Carmel's Restaurant and Bar Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a relaxed eatery serving creative cuisine with seasonal dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu features crab cakes, pulled pork poutine, pecan crusted trout, sweet tea glazed ribs, pork chops, and shrimp and grits. Dogs are welcome on the patio during the summer months. Open Monday thru Saturday 11:30am to 10pm, 11am to 3pm on Sunday. See Details
Pet Friendly Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row
Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row Coastal casual seafood and burgers. Outdoor seating overlooking the ocean is dog friendly Monday through Friday from 11am to 10pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 10am to 10pm. See Details
The Sugar Shack The Sugar Shack offers delicious fresh seafood steamed, fried, and grilled to your liking. Order a bucket of crab, crawfish, shrimp, or clams and enjoy it on the dog-friendly patio with gorgeous views of the sound. Also serves sandwiches, po'boys, and wraps. See Details
Fishy Fishy Plenty of seafood options to choose from. Outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway welcomes dogs. See Details
Shagger Jacks Steamed seafood, hearty burgers, and the catch of the day is what you'll find at Shagger Jacks. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Ten O Six Ten O Six serves local Outer Banks' seafood blended with an array of secret spices. Menu favorites include king crab leg boils, steamed lobster tail, fried shrimp, Italian subs, turkey avocado wraps, and homemade ice cream cake. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. See Details
Creekside Oyster House and Grill Great seafood and bar serves popcorn shrimp, jumbo wings, soft shell crab, and catfish sandwiches. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Steamers Steamers in Southern Shores, NC, is a dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They serve excellent fresh seafood, beer, and wine on their outdoor deck seating area. Your pup will be welcomed with a bowl of water as you enjoy the many offerings of this popular restaurant. 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
Speckled Trout The Speckled Trout has been serving up delicious seafood dishes for nearly 30 years in Blowing Rock. Outdoor patio welcome dogs. See Details
The Falls Landing Restaurant Sidewalk seating is dog friendly. Lots of non-seafood choices for land lubbers. Located in charming downtown Brevard. See Details
Ice House Waterfront Restaurant Ice House offers seafood, burgers, flatbread, and spring rolls. Dogs are welcome at front porch tables, but table service won't be available if the restaurant is crowded. See Details
Fishbones Fishbones is contemporary eatery serving mostly seafood in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Menu includes spring rolls, fried oysters, peel 'n' eat shrimp, blackened wild salmon, ahi tuna steak, and burgers, steaks, and chicken or pork tacos for landlubbers. See Details
Havana's Havana's 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
Sir Edmond Halley's Sir Edmond Halley's is a British pub offering classic fish and chips and nice patio where dogs are welcome. 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
Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant If you love seafood, you'll be sure to love Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant, which has eight pet-friendly outdoor tables where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a nice day. Dogs are not allowed inside, so someone will have to wait outside with your pup while you go in and get your food to go. Fishbones features Caribbean style cuisine made using fresh and local Outer Banks seafood, and they pride themselves on their famous raw bar. Not in the mood for seafood? Try one of their other dishes, like the gouda pork belly burger. See Details
Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is a seafood style eatery that serves up a wide variety of fresh, delicious dishes. Choose from oysters on the half shell, shrimp, crablegs, clams, scallops, steak, surf and turf, poultry, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at their single pet-friendly outdoor table (for to-go orders only) while you enjoy your meal. Try the Turf and Tail with a six ounce filet and a six ounce lobster tail. Or go for the Seafood Alfredo with sauteed shrimp and scallops over linguini with a rich, creamy parmesan cheese sauce. Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is open daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm. See Details
Calabash Seafood Hut Dogs are welcome at three outdoor tables at this seafood joint. Calabash Seafood Hut serves the fried seafood platters for which the area is well-known out of its small dining area; expect to wait for a table. Menu items include fried shrimp, scallops, flounder, hush puppies, and clam chowder. Calabash Seafood Hut is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 9pm. See Details
Shuckin' Shack The Shuckin' Shack is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 11:00pm, and Sunday from 12:0pm to 10:00pm. This eatery specializes in fresh, local seafood dishes, and locals say that they do it right. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their two pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try their unique Oyster Tacos, served with chips and salsa. End your meal off with an S.O.B. Bomb (Absolut Peppar, Whiskey Willy Bloody Mary Mix, with an old bay rim, and topped with a fresh, raw oyster, and a dab of horseradish). See Details
Ocracoke Oyster Company Ocracoke Oyster Company prides itself on serving up fresh, local seafood, and delicious eats. Choose from menu options like appetizers, raw or baked oysters, soups, salads, burgers, local seafood, pasta, barbecue, sandwiches, Mexican dishes, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their six pet-friendly outdoor tables (more tables are available if necessary) while you enjoy your meal. Start with a Bloody Tuna (house vodka, house Bloody Mary mix, served in a creole rimmed mason jar with a seared Ahi tuna skewer) and an order of Crabby Oysters topped with creamed crab and parmesan, and baked to perfection. If you're wanting to try something new, try the Oysters Sushi - raw oysters on the half shell topped with ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce. Next, sink your teeth into an Oyster Po'Boy with lettuce, tomato, and sriracha remoulade. Ocracoke Oyster Company is open daily from 11:00am to 12:00am. See Details
Red Fish Grill & Bar Red Fish Grill and Bar, located in Morehead City, NC, is a casual eatery that specializes in fresh, delicious seafood. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with a craft cocktail and an order of the Seared Tuna Sashimi with wasabi, pickled ginger, and Asian glaze. Next, chow down on the Islander with sea scallops, shrimp, creamy feta, spinach, wine butter sauce, and linguini pasta. Or go for the Fried Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with cajun sauce on a brioche bun, served with slaw and fries. Red Fish Grill and Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, and Friday through Saturday from 4pm to 10pm. See Details
Cape Fear Boil Company Cape Fear Boil Company serves fresh, delicious seafood delights in a bright and casual waterfront setting with dog-friendly outside seating. Patrons can dig into a mouthwatering Low Country Boil packed with shrimp, clams and mussels, snow crab, or lobster, plus red potatoes, sweet corn, and spicy sausage. Wash it down with a cold domestic or craft brew. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the outdoor patio. Cape Fear Boil Company is open from 11am to 9pm seven days a week. See Details
Michael's Seafood Restaurant Michael's Seafood Restaurant, located in Carolina Beach, NC, is a casual eatery that serves up fresh, delicious sea fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start off with an order of the Loaded Oysters - baked oysters topped with cheddar jack cheese, smoky bacon, diced jalapenos, and cilantro sour cream. Next, chow down on the Seafood Mac & Cheese Bake with shrimp, blue fin crab meat, penne pasta, smoky bacon, a four-cheese sauce, and parmesan breadcrumb crust. Or go for the Fish Market Tacos - soft corn tortillas filled with the catch-of-the-day, lettuce, tomato, red onion, shredded cheese, and cilantro sour cream, served with a side of chips and salsa. Michael's Seafood Restaurant is open daily from 11am to 9pm. See Details