Dog Friendly 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 restaurants in North Carolina that will welcome Fido to join you at an outdoor table. Bone appetit!

Pet Friendly Sunny Point Cafe
Sunny Point Cafe This family-owned cafe serves upscale made-from-scratch in a cozy atmosphere with a covered outdoor seating are that welcomes leashed, well-behaved dogs. Menu features salads, sandwiches, burgers, breakfast for dinner, and hearty entrees such as mighty meaty meatloaf, pork osso buco, and shrimp and grits. Open daily at 8am. See Details
Pet Friendly Posana
Posana Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables overlooking Historic Pack Square at this contemporary farm-to-table American restaurant. Posana is so dog-friendly that the restaurant serves a menu especially for dogs featuring a grilled chicken breast with grains, Brasstown Doggie Beefloaf, and bacon soy doggie ice cream treats. The menus for humans also feature organic, sustainable, and local ingredients. Try the oatmeal brulee with dried fruit and almonds for brunch, smoky chipotle BBQ pork spare ribs at lunch, and saffron sea scallops with sweet corn risotto for dinner. Posana is open for dinner Tuesday - Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm, Sunday 5pm - 9pm; brunch is served Saturday - Sunday 10am - 3pm. See Details
Wicked Weed Brewing A brewery and restaurant that serves burgers, sandwiches, and dinner entrees like pork shank and Carolina Bison meatloaf. Outdoor patio welcomes dogs. See Details
Mayfel's Mayfel's is an eclectic and fun eatery in the heart of downtown Asheville that serves Louisiana-style food including gumbo, muffalettas, po' boys, and beignets. They have two dog-friendly outdoor dining areas: the front patio and The Courtyard Bar, which is reminiscent of the New Orleans French Quarter. 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
The Dog Bar The Dog Bar in Charlotte, NC is THE place to bring Fido in the Queen City. Located in the NoDa Arts District, the bar serves beer, wine, and liquor, and allows dogs of all shapes and sizes both indoors and out. All dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and are up to date on vaccinations. There is a membership fee of $10 per dog, which can be picked up on first visit. Just be sure to bring Fido's vaccination records. See Details
NoDa Brewing Company NoDa Brewing Company is dog friendly! Bring Fido to NoDa on North Davidson (Get it?!) while you partake in a pint or flight of locally-made microbrews. Craft beer lovers will want to sign up for the brewery tour, too. Live music and food trucks round out the offerings. See Details
Angry Ale's Neighborhood bar & grill near Park Rd & Woodlawn Rd serving American food with a spacious patio where dogs are always welcome. Menu features po'boys, chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, jambalaya, baby back ribs, and Cajun chicken pasta. See Details
Biscuit Head Biscuit Head is dog friendly! This locally-renowned breakfast and lunch restaurant serves delicious Southern-style biscuits and with several varieties of gravy. Other menu highlights include the country ham biscuit with a fried green tomato, housemade granola, and a pulled pork biscuit. The climate-controlled patio is dog-friendly. See Details
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
Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant serving visitors and locals to Nags Head, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the pet-friendly upper deck where guests can pull up a stool at the tiki bar. Mulligan's provide a dog menu, water bowls, and your pup is sure to enjoy the fenced dog run where he can expend his energy!
Mulligan's have served southern coastal cuisine at this location for 20 years and their menu features plenty of fresh seafood cooked with local ingredients. In addition to seafood, other choices include seasonal salads, burgers, meatloaf, plus chicken and waffles. A children's menu is available. If you are bringing friends, try the shareable seafood bucket.
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The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB), located in the heart of south Charlotte, produces premium, all natural beer and delivers it fresh weekly to bars, restaurants, and retailers in the region. Dogs are welcome in the outside dining area. See Details
The Flying Biscuit Cafe The Flying Biscuit Cafe is known for serving traditional Southern breakfasts and hearty lunch and dinner fare in a casual setting with dog-friendly outdoor seating. Savor delicious offerings like biscuit Benedicts, turkey hash, steak and eggs, buttermilk pancakes, fried green tomatoes, oven fried BLT salad, pimento grilled cheese, and shrimp po'boys. Open seven days a week 7am to 9pm. 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
The Lodge Burgers, burgers, burgers. Beef, bison, turkey, veggie... they have it all! Also sandwiches, fries, fried pickles, jalapeno poppers and much more. This is a great place to grab a beer and watch the game. And the best part is that you can do it all with your best buddy next to you because dogs are allowed on the outdoor patio. The Lodge opens daily at 11am. 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
The Unknown Brewing Co The Unknown Brewing Co. serves a variety of craft beers in a casual setting that welcomes dogs at outdoor picnic tables. Choose from an array of year-round, seasonal, and special series brews that are certain to satisfy the palate and quench any thirst. Dogs are not permitted inside. The taproom is open 4pm to 10pm Wednesday through Friday, Saturdays, noon to 10pm, and Sundays noon to 8pm.; closed Monday and Tuesday. 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
Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar is a dog-friendly bar in Asheville, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They offer books by the thousands, wines by the bottle or glass, a full coffee bar, plus lite bites like cheese boards, wraps, and chocolates. See Details
Laughing Seed Cafe Laughing Seed Cafe, located in Asheville, NC, is a casual vegan and vegetarian eatery that offers salads, sandwiches, and entrees like sweet potato tacos and low country rollups. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village This dog friendly Mexican restaurant, located in Asheville's historic Biltmore Village, serves up healthy Southwestern/Mexican fare made with fresh ingredients, and their Tequila Bar features locally-made craft beers and a large selection of fine tequilas. There are several vegan and vegetarian options on the menu, too. Dogs are welcome on the patio, weather permitting. See Details
South Beach Takeout, Catering, and Delivery South Beach Takeout, Catering, and Delivery, located in Nags Head, NC, prepares unique and fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, and bowls, with separate gluten-free and vegan menus. Although they do not have any indoor seating, they have ample outdoor seating around the shopping center that welcomes dogs. They even offer a special doggie menu for pups! See Details
The Players' Retreat The Players Retreat is the oldest continuously operating tavern between Atlanta and Washington, DC, opening its doors back in 1951. Menu offers baby back ribs, Buffalo wings, Brunswick stew, sub sandwiches, burgers, and beer-battered fish and chips. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. Open daily at 11:30am. See Details
Catawba Brewing Fun local spot with a good atmosphere and great craft beer. Dogs are welcome inside the tasting room. See Details