There’s an increasing demand for restaurants that offer dog-friendly outdoor seating. While not all outdoor restaurants allow dogs, many area restaurants allow people to dine outside with their pooch. Here’s a list of local dog-friendly places:
Black Forest Restaurant
2155 Hendersonville Rd
Authentic German and Italian cuisine, German beer, daily drink specials in the lounge, live music on Friday nights, and alfresco dining. Leashed, well mannered dogs are welcome at outside tables.
12 Bones Smokehouse
5 Riverside Drive
In-house smoked meats – very slow cooked, vegetarian choices, a tasty line-up of sides, and meat available by the pound for take home are just some of the offerings of the BBQ house. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed at their outside dining area.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
675 Merrimon Ave
For pizza, brews, and entertainment, this is the place. Dogs are allowed at the outdoor tables. They must be under their owner’s control and leashed or crated at all times.
Bavarian Restaurant & Biergarten
332 Weaverville Hwy
Set in a Bavarian Restaurant style lodge full of character, this eatery and beer garden features more than 30 different varieties of Bavarian specialties, signature sandwiches, and authentic European desserts. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed at outside tables.
1011 E Tunnel Road
By day-a European style café, and by night-an upscale bistro: This gathering spot places an emphasis on sustainable, local, and organic creating an eclectic menu of innovative made-from-scratch cuisine along with selections of local micro-brews and affordable wines. They also offer alfresco dining and special wine dinners. Leashed, well mannered dogs are welcome at their outside dining area.
Carmel’s Restaurant and Bar
Corner of Page Avenue and Battery Park
This restaurant offers a fine dining atmosphere, contemporary American Cuisine, and indoor or outdoor dining options. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables. Dogs must be well mannered, under owner’s control at all times, and leashed.
City Bakery Cafe
60 Biltmore Ave
In addition to specializing in traditionally prepared European-style artisan breads and pastries, this family owned bakery also serves up designer cakes, signature gourmet sandwiches, and tasty breakfast treats. Items are made from scratch sourcing the freshest local ingredients available. Leashed dogs are welcome at their outside tables.
66 Westgate Parkway
This grocery store offers more than 45,000 organic all natural items, a deli and hot bar, and they also host various special events. There are outside dining tables and dogs are allowed at the outer tables. They must be under their owner’s control, and leashed or crated.
18 Brook St
With an emphasis on sourcing and developing relations with sustainable, local, and organic growers and providers, this restaurant serves up fresh market-driven French cuisine. They also offer a selection of local and globally sourced wines and beers, catering services, and alfresco dining. Leashed, well mannered dogs are welcome at thier outside dining area.
5 Westgate Parkway, Suite 100
This health-conscious deli-style restaurant offers a diverse and extensive menu that includes made-from-scratch soups, an organically-inclined fresh salad bar, organic coffee/teas and beverages, specialty sandwiches – or build-your-own, signature dishes, and a kid’s menu.
Nine Mile Restaurant
233 Montford Ave
A cozy atmosphere, vegetarian friendly, a full bar, Caribbean and Italian inspired foods, daily specials, local brews and micro-brews, select wines, and alfresco dining are just some of the offerings of this eatery. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome at the outside tables.
Over Easy Cafe
Local and organic produce and products prepared well, signature dishes, specialty desserts, music, and alfresco dining are just a few of the offerings of this cafe. They also offer a couple of tables on the sidewalk out front for guests who have pets. Leashed dogs are welcome at the outside tables.
1 Biltmore Ave
With an emphasis on sourcing organically or sustainable grown produce and products, this restaurant offers a full menu of healthy choices,,, they also feature Fair Trade coffees, organic teas/wines, Chinese tonic elixirs, all natural house made sodas, signature drinks, and gluten free beers. Leashed dogs are allowed at their outside dining area.
Sunny Point Cafe
626 Haywood Rd
This eatery and bakery specializes in using local, organic ingredients with dinner and daily specials, and indoor and outdoor dining options. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables. Dogs must be under their owner’s control/care and leashed at all times.
TCBY Frozen Yogurt
5 West Gate Parkway
TCBY Frozen Yogurt at Westgate serves a variety of flavors of frozen yogurt. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome at the outdoor seats.
The Laughing Seed Cafe
40 Wall Street
This vegetarian restaurant incorporates global influences with fresh, locally grown organic ingredients, offers a full exotic bar, and seasonal outdoor dining. Dogs are allowed at the outer tables. They must be under their owner’s control and leashed or crated.
640 Merrimon Ave
Dogs are allowed at the outer tables of this California style burrito eatery, just go inside to order and pick-up. Dogs must be under their owner’s control, and leashed or crated at all times.
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian
641 Merrimon Ave
Featuring home-cooked Italian food with Bronx, Brooklyn and other regional influences, this eatery also offers specialty cocktails, specials and traditional or family style dining. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed at their outside tables.
West End Bakery
757 Haywood Rd
With an emphasis on sourcing and supporting sustainable, local, and organic providers, this full service bakery also features a variety of all natural made-from-scratch breakfast and lunch items. Only the freshest ingredients and 100% organic flour is used. Leashed, well mannered dogs are welcome at their outside tables.
YoLo Frozen Yogurt
505 Merrimon Ave
Certified sustainable by Project Green Fork, this yogurt and gelato shop offers dozens of locally produced and regular topping choices to cover their variety of handcrafted frozen confections. Leashed, well mannered dogs are welcome at their outside seating area.
My Father’s Pizza
110 Cherry Street Black Mountain