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

Pet Friendly The George on the RiverWalk
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
Pet Friendly Boardwalk Billy's
Boardwalk Billy's Boardwalk Billy's is a raw bar and ribs joint offering dog-friendly outdoor seating at its front tables. They offer great seafood, smokehouse items, burgers, and sandwiches. With a friendly atmosphere and excellent food, Boardwalk Billy's is the choice for Fido-friendly dining in Charlotte. See Details
River's Edge Bar and Grill Located at the United States National Whitewater Center, River's Edge allows you to watch kayakers, listen to live bands, enjoy festivals, and eat delicious food. Dogs are welcome, but not on the upper deck. See Details
Blue Parrot Grill The Blue Parrot Grill offers salads, burgers, and fish tacos. Outdoor area with views of Lake Norman is dog friendly. See Details
Crab's Claw Dogs are welcome at twelve outdoor tables overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at this waterfront restaurant. The Crab's Claw is the only oceanfront restaurant in the southern Outer Banks. The menu features Caribbean specialties like seafood paella, blackened tuna served with pineapple-mango salsa, and salmon over rice and peas with sauteed plantains and a red curry sauce. Seafood steamer pots, steaks, baby back ribs, barbecue burgers, and peel n' eat shrimp are also available. Order a frozen margarita or an Island drink to accompany your meal. The Crab's Claw is open daily 11:30am - 9:30pm. See Details
The Wreck Tiki Bar and Food If you like a good panini, then The Wreck is the place for you. Dogs are welcome at waterfront outdoor tables. See Details
Jolly Roger Pub & Marina The Jolly Roger offers a variety of dining options, from pulled pork sandwiches to blackened fish tacos. The umbrella shaded lower level deck is dog friendly with incredible views. See Details
Queen Anne's Revenge Plenty of specialty pizzas, and crab cake and Caribbean Jerk chicken entrees. Outdoor seating is dog friendly. See Details
Inlet View Inlet View features fresh, fired, or grilled seafood apps and entrees. Enjoy dinner and cocktails with your pup and watch an amazing sunset See Details
The Dockhouse The Dockhouse restaurant is located in beautiful downtown Beaufort. With plenty of outside seating, including a new sky deck, dogs can kick back and enjoy the view. See Details
Dockside Restaurant Dockside Restaurant is open daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm and they are happy to serve up fresh, delicious seafood dishes complete with friendly and helpful service. Bring Fido along and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables and enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway along with great eats. Start with an order of Oysters Rockefeller, then move on to the Low Country Succotash. This dish is crafted with fresh, fried oysters and Texas Pete aioli over lima beans, sweet corn and carrots. See Details
Big Daddy's Big Daddy's serves up a variety of Cajun-inspired seafood in a beachside setting. The menu includes Bourbon Street gumbo, Alaskan snow crab legs, Carolina crab cakes, and lobster po'boys. Outdoor tables are dog friendly. See Details
Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe, located in Kitty Hawk, NC, is a dog friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table for lunch (dogs only permitted during the day for lunch). This seafood-centered establishment serves up fresh, delicious dishes. Choose from appetizers, salads, seafood, pork, beef, chicken, ribs, steak, sandwiches, wood fired pizza, steamed seafood platters, and more. See Details
Sears Landing Grill & Boat Sears Landing Grill and Boat Docks is open daily from 8:00am to 9:00pm and serves up a variety of dishes prepared with fresh seafood and local ingredients. Let Fido tag along for the day and snag a seat at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables, relax, and enjoy the view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Start your lunch off with an order of Wasabi Tuna, made with seared rare sashimi grade tuna on a bed of spinach, served with wasabi sauce. Then sink your teeth into a Conch Po'Boy made with Caribbean Conch lightly breaded and fried, and served on a grilled hoagie bun with slaw and your choice of one side (collards, asparagus, fried green tomatoes, cheese grits, plantains, fries, salad, or coleslaw). See Details
Front Street Grill at Stillwater Dogs are welcome at outdoor tables offering spectacular views of Carrot Island horses, Taylors Creek dolphins, and sunsets at this restaurant. Front Street Grill at Stillwater's outside waterfront bar serves light food and drinks all day when in-season. The menu includes parmesan truffle fries, Asian fried shrimp, fish n' chips, Jamaican jerk wings, and blackened tuna tacos. Front Street Grill at Stillwater's is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; hours of operation are Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday 11:30am � 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am � 10pm. See Details
Watermen's Bar and Grill Watermen's Bar and Grill, located in Waves, NC, is a casual counter-serve spot that serves up a variety of delicious grub. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Please note table service is not available, so Fido will have to remain outside while you order from the counter. See Details
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant Miller's Waterfront Restaurant, located in Nags Head, NC, overlooks the Roanoke Sound and serves up a variety of delicious drinks and tasty fare. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal and a beautiful view. Miller's Waterfront Restaurant is open daily from 11am to 9pm. See Details
North Harbor Club For anyone looking for a great restaurant on the harbor, check out the North Harbor Club, which has lots of pet-friendly outdoor seating on their patio overlooking the lake. Pull up in your boat to one of the nine boat slips, which are complimentary for customers, or come by car for the traditional parking. North Harbor Club serves a variety of seafood and land fare like the mango shrimp, cornmeal crusted catfish, or aged filet mignon. If you have dietary restrictions, ask about the gluten free menu! Stop by for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Patio seating is extremely popular but is given on a first come, first serve basis, so try to beat the rush! See Details
Tapoco River Grill Tapoco serves salads, wings, hummus wraps, brick oven pizza, and half-pound gourmet burgers. Dogs are welcome in the spacious outside seating area beside the Cheoah River. See Details
Saltwater Grill Overlooking the Intracoastal waterway and Bogue Sound in the heart of downtown Swansboro, Saltwater Grill serves a variety of surf and turf dishes, including conch fritters, boneless wings, she crab soup, Bourbon Street chicken, beef short ribs, lamb and scallops, lobster ravioli, salmon Florentine, and fried flounder. Dock seating near the water is dog friendly on the weekends. See Details
Old Rock Cafe If you're looking for a meal on the way in or out of Chimney Rock State Park, check out the Old Rock Cafe, located right next to the entrance to the park. They have thirteen pet-friendly outdoor tables on the deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River where you and your dog can enjoy a meal on a beautiful day. Get an order of chili or one of their sandwiches, or try the award winning burger, made with 100% Kobe beef. Pair it all with a craft beer, or grab a hiker's lunch to take with you on the trails at dog-friendly Chimney Rock. See Details
Black Sheep Restaurant Black Sheep Restaurant, located in Beaufort, NC, is a casual, pet friendly eatery where Fido is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. This waterfront restaurant features brick-oven pizza, sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and cheese plates, craft beers, wines, and craft cocktails with seasonal outdoor seating on the Beaufort boardwalk. Try the Roasted Golden Beets salad, or a Black Sheep BPT with bacon, pimento cheese, roasted green tomato and mayo on butter-toasted ciabatta bread. Signature brick oven pizzas include the Tomato Pie, Roasted Vegetable, Margherita, and more. Ask about their daily desserts. See Details
On The Waterfront On The Waterfront, located in Washington, NC, is a breezy seafood eatery that serves up a variety of delicious 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 Ahi Tuna dipped in sesame seeds, seared to perfection, and served atop a bed of seaweed salad and drizzled with soy sauce and ginger. Next, chow down on the OTW Shrimp and Grits with jumbo shrimp, Andouille sausage, and sweet red roasted pepper sauce atop cheesy homemade grits. Or go for the Soft Shell Crab - three hand-breaded Carolina softshell crabs topped with housemade spicy tartar sauce, and served with two sides of your choice! See Details
NC Coast Grill & Bar NC Coast Grill & Bar is a chef-owned waterfront restaurant in the heart of Duck, NC offering fresh seafood, boat dockage, and al fresco dining on the Duck boardwalk. Bring Fido to relax at a table in the dog-friendly outdoor dining and enjoy a sunset view of the Currituck Sound. NC Coast Grill & Bar is open Monday from 4pm to 10pm and Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 10pm. See Details