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 Sunny Point Cafe is a family-owned, pet-friendly cafe in Asheville, NC. They serve upscale made-from-scratch food options in a cozy atmosphere. Leashed dogs are welcome on the covered outdoor patio. Menu items include salads, sandwiches, burgers, breakfast for dinner, and hearty entrees such as mighty meaty meatloaf, pork osso buco, and shrimp and grits. See Details
Pet Friendly Pack's Tavern
Pack's Tavern Pack's Tavern is a dog-friendly restaurant in Asheville, NC, where Fido is welcome on the enclosed patio that's heated in cooler months and has fans for the warmer months. Please note the patio is not always open, so it's best to call before venturing out with Fido. The menu features items like deviled eggs, tavern pretzels with beer cheese, breaded wings, pizza, meatloaf, blackberry BBQ glazed Carolina bison short rib, buffalo mac and cheese, fish and chips, beer brined chicken, sandwiches, and more. See Details
Twisted Laurel Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville, NC, is a dog-friendly restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on their spacious patio, where he even gets his own dog menu! For pet parents, their menu features fresh, Italian and Greek dishes. Enjoy items like Arancini, fresh Focaccia, a grilled trout BLT, Southern fried chicken, a Greek platter with pita and horiatiki salad, pizza, salads, and more. See Details
The Square Root The Square Root is a dog-friendly restaurant in Brevard, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the covered patio. They offer a variety of menu choices sure to please anyone. Enjoy items such as North Carolina mountain trout, hangar steak, peach glazed pork flat iron, cedar plank salmon, a variety of sandwiches and salads, and appetizer like the fried green tomatoes or Bavarian soft pretzel board. See Details
Frog Level Brewing Company Frog Level Brewing Company is a dog-friendly microbrewery in Waynesville, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table in their unique beer garden by the creek. The venue offers pub fare favorites from the test kitchen for their sister brand, 7 Clans Brewing. There's even a Dog Snack Bowl menu option for Fido with a choice of shredded chicken or shredded brisket served with peas and carrots! Humans can pair their handcrafted beer with menu items like boiled peanuts, trout dip, soft pretzels, hot chicken, sandwiches, mac and cheese, tacos, and more. Live entertainment is offered spring through fall. Check their website for current schedule. See Details
Banner Elk Cafe The Banner Elk Cafe in North Carolina has a spacious outdoor seating area that is very dog friendly. You and your pup can enjoying dining at an umbrella-covered table or under their covered patio rain or shine. There are two entrances to the outdoor area and they allow dogs of any size. Menu favorites include shrimp po boy and blueberry pancakes. See Details
Funkatorium The Funkatorium, located in Asheville, NC, is a pet-friendly, casual bar and eatery that serves up Wicked Weed sour beers and a myriad of delicious, elevated pub fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their outdoor tables in the heated, covered Biergarten. See Details
Posana Posana is a farm-to-table restaurant with outdoor tables overlooking Historic Pack Square in Asheville, NC. Posana is so dog friendly that the restaurant serves a dog menu especially for Fido 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. 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! In addition to seafood, other choices include seasonal salads, burgers, meatloaf, plus chicken and waffles. 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
Carmel's Restaurant and Bar Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a relaxed eatery serving creative cuisine with seasonal dog-friendly outdoor seating in Asheville, NC. The 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. See Details
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte is pet-friendly. Home to the largest biergarten in the Southeast, it’s more like a park than a garden. The space, modeled after the early biergartens of Munich, is surrounded by 100-year-old oak, mature pecan and hickory trees for shade. It would be easy to forget that you’re only minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown as you stroll the brewery’s cobbled pathways and discover shady tables, cornhole games and toasty fire pits with your pup by your side. See Details
Luella’s Bar-B-Que Luella’s Bar-B-Que is a dog-friendly restaurant in Asheville, NC, where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the shaded, screened patio. Every order is made from scratch and served with their homemade sauces. Enjoy deviled eggs, Brunswick stew, smoked wings, chopped pork BBQ, ribs, smoked tempeh, BBQ baked potatoes, mac and cheese, and more. Please note that Fido will have to save your seat outside while you go in to order. See Details
Fishy Fishy Cafe Fishy Fishy Cafe is a dog-friendly seafood restaurant in Southport, NC. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the covered outdoor deck overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Start with a shrimp appetizer of your choice, then one of several entrées featuring oysters, scallops, flounder, salmon, cod, etc. See Details
Green Man Brewery Green Man Brewery is a dog-friendly brewery in Asheville, NC, known for consistently good traditional ales and impressive seasonal beers. Bring your dog to sample specialty brews like The Rainmaker Double IPA or The Dweller Imperial Stout. Well-behaved dogs are always welcome inside and outside. See Details
Flat Rock Wood Room Flat Rock Wood Room in Hendersonville, NC, serves award-winning North Carolina barbecue, wood-fired pizzas, and a large selection of local beer, ciders, and wine. Dogs are welcome on the covered porch! A member of the staff will be happy to bring your dog a water bowl, too. See Details
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
Wedge Brewing Company Wedge Brewing Company is a dog-friendly brewery located in the heart of the River Arts District in Asheville, NC, inside a 19th-century warehouse. This neighborhood brewery has an inventory of over 20 craft beers, ranging from Iron Rail IPA to Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout. Local food trucks are always on site, and both live music and outdoor movie screenings are featured throughout the week, weather permitting. There is a large section of dog-friendly outdoor seating at the front of the brewery. See Details
Mellow Mushroom Mellow Mushroom in Asheville, NC, is a hip and modern dog-friendly national pizza chain that 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. See Details
Burial Beer Co. Burial Beer Co. is dog friendly! Bring Fido to join you while you sample craft beers brewed on site. Favorites include Skillet Donut Stout, Scythe Rye IPA, Shadowclock Pils, Haysaw Saison, and Bolo Coconut Brown Ale. If you get hungry, order food from Salt & Smoke's window located on Burial Beer Co.’s patio. See Details
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