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 Pet-friendly Sunny Point Cafe is a family-owned cafe in Asheville, NC. They serve 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. See Details
Pet Friendly Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row
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
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
Banner Elk Cafe Banner Elk Cafe 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
Twisted Laurel Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville, NC, is a dog-friendly restaurant where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table and even gets his own dog menu! 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
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 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. 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 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
Catawba Brewing Company - Biltmore Village Catawba Brewing Company - Biltmore Village is a dog-friendly taproom where Fido is welcome to join you inside for a brew or hard seltzer. Special events are held throughout the year; check their website and social media for a current schedule. See Details
Universal Joint Universal Joint is a dog-friendly restaurant and bar in hip West Asheville, located in a refurbished old time gas station. Fido can join you on the spacious outdoor patio. Enjoy bar snacks like soft pretzels, edamame, spicy egg rolls and wings. They also have a variety of burgers and sandwiches, and quesadillas and tacos. See Details
Green Man Brewery Green Man has evolved into well-respected Asheville brewery, 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. See Details
Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top Taproom Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top Taproom is dog friendly! Located a half a mile from the Biltmore Estate, Hi-Wire Brewing opened the 27,000 square foot Big Top Taproom & Production Facility in the summer of 2015. This large, industrial-feeling space has a bier garden with cornhole games. If you're feeling hungry, grab a meal from Foothills Food Truck. This family-friendly food truck is permanently located at the brewery and is open during taproom hours to provide Hi-Wire's guests with delicious, scratch made food that pairs perfectly with Hi-Wire beers. Hi-Wire has a second location located at 197 Hilliard Avenue in Asheville's South Slope. 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 porch. 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
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. The taproom is open Monday - Thursdays from 4 pm – 10 pm, Fridays 2 pm - 10 pm, Saturdays from noon – 10 pm and Sundays from noon – 10 pm. 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
Waveriders Coffee & Deli Waveriders Coffee & Deli in Nags Head, NC is a coffee shop, deli, and bar all rolled into one. Menu offers breakfast and lunch sandwiches, coffee, smoothies, and craft beer. Patio seating is dog friendly. See Details
Six Pence Pub Six Pence Pub in Blowing Rock, NC, serves traditional British dishes along with classic American fare. Choose from Scotch eggs, ploughman's lunch, deli style sandwiches, bangers and mash, pork chops, crab cakes, and tender pot roast. Their fenced patio is dog friendly. See Details
Inlet View Bar & Grill Inlet View Bar & Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant in Shallotte, NC, that features fresh, fired, or grilled seafood apps and entrees. Enjoy dinner and cocktails with your pup and watch an amazing sunset from an outdoor table. See Details
The Local Dogs are welcome at nine outdoor tables on the porch at The Local. Serving wood-fired flatbread pizzas, salads, burgers, seafood, pasta dishes, steaks, and tacos, The Local offers a variety of options for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Popular menu times include barbecue pork nachos, cheese curds, fried Brussels sprouts, Carolina banh mi sandwich, kale salad, and beignets. The Local is open Monday - Saturday 11am - 2am, Sunday 11am - 10pm. See Details
Avenue M Avenue M is a dog-friendly, neighborhood restaurant and bar in the heart of North Asheville, serving something for everyone. There are gluten-free and vegan options as well as fresh fish and fabulous steaks. Plenty of local drafts on tap. Outdoor seating welcomes dogs. See Details
Pack's Tavern Pack's Tavern, located in Asheville, NC, is a modern tavern-style restaurant that serves up an eclectic menu of American eats. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables on the enclosed patio, that's heated in cooler months. 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, salads, sandwiches, and more. See Details
Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub Dogs are welcome to join you for a beer at Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, a dog-friendly eatery in Blowing Rock, NC. Fido is allowed to accompany you for lunch, dinner, or drinks beside an outdoor table. Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub serves creative pub grub, local craft beers, wines, and spirits. Popular menu items include blackberry habanero chicken wings, sriracha sea salt edamame, portabella mushroom cheesesteak sandwiches, fried green tomato sliders, chicken salad naan, big salads, and the Royale With Cheese burger. See Details
The Prime Smokehouse: Barbecue & Beyond The Prime Smokehouse in Rocky Mount is a southern-style eatery that captures a casual elegance while offering a variety of menu options including salads, soups, seafood, barbecue, sandwiches, wraps, burgers, steaks, and much more. Let Fido tag along and grab a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables. Try the Cajun Gumbo or hand-trimmed beef brisket, slow smoked over hickory, and a side of Prime's award-winning mac and cheese! See Details