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Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Durham You Have to Try Out

Looking for a spot to take Rover on his next outing? We’ve got you covered. For those in the Durham area, there’s more than a few eateries your furry friend can accompany you to. Your well-trained dog or cat is more than welcome to sit at your feet and be a good boy or girl at numerous bars and grills. So you can enjoy your burger and fries without worrying about Biscuit crying alone at home.

Parker and Otis

112 S Duke St, Durham, NC 27701

Quaint cafe offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, along with great outdoor seating. Doubling as both a sandwich shop and general store, your dog is more than welcome to be by your side while you chow down. All their sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients.

Bull City Burger and Brewery

107 E Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701

Microbrewery offering a family-friendly casual atmosphere and all the pasture-raised beef you could ever want. Also offering outside seating, this locally owned diner serves fully house-made burgers, hotdogs, and veggie burgers using all-natural ingredients. A true “farm-to-fork” experience.

Burger Bach

737 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

One of the rare eateries offering New Zealand beef and lamb hand-formed into juicy, delicious patties. This pub also serves hand-cut fries, freshly prepared craft beer, cocktails, and wine, and sautéed seafood. They’re a local favorite thanks to their pet-friendly environment.

Fullsteam Brewery

726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 277011

Southern sourced food and beer in a great pet-friendly, family-friendly, open-spaced environment. The communal tables setup allows for a true community atmosphere where everyone can happily eat meals sourced from local farmers, foragers, and agricultural entrepreneurs.

Bull City Ciderworks

305 S Roxboro St, Durham, NC 27701

Cider bar offering 24 draft cider taps along with a variety of NC craft beers. A family-friendly, pet-friendly bar with a large outdoor space equipped with decks, picnic tables, and a fire pit. Be sure to check out their food truck schedule and plan a day with their bull!

Geer Street Garden

644 Foster St, Durham, NC, 27701

One of the few spots in Durham offering a heated patio (in the winter) for both doggy and human guests. Upon arrival, this eatery’s been praised for providing pets with cold bowls of water and overall ensuring a very pleasant experience. The outdoor patio is extremely spacious, allowing the perfect avenue to enjoy simple, down-home, wholesome foods.

Local 22

2200 W Main St, Durham, NC, 27705

According to past diners, dogs here are treated like valued guests, receiving lots of extras by the dog-loving staff. This Kitchen and Bar believes in a craft approach using the highest-quality ingredients sourced from local farms and partners. Great beer and cocktails, along with mac and cheese and pork chops.

Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar

334 Blackwell St, Durham, NC, 27701

Deliciously authentic Cuban cuisine equipped with a dog-friendly patio and pet-loving staff. Live Jazz is even sometimes played on the patio, ensuring a pawfect afternoon with your pooch.


2812 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC, 27705

An eatery dedicated to high-quality, affordable food complimented by swift, friendly service. With the founder, Wendy Woods, being a dog lover herself, you can expect an amazingly friendly atmosphere for your pet. Marketed for their “eclectic foodstuffs”, you’re bound to find a deli sandwich, salad, smoothie, or biscuit that you love.

Bean Traders Gourmet Coffee

249 NC-54, Durham, NC, 27713

High quality, fresh, aesthetically-pleasing coffee for coffee-loving, dog-loving guests. Enjoy a cup with your pooch on their lovely patio– perfect for small or well behaved canines. Delicious bagels, scones, muffins, waffles, croissants, and more to eat, along with a few non-caffeinated drink options like hot chocolate, smoothie, and milkshakes.


1647 Cole Mill Rd, Durham, NC, US, 27705

Casual barbecue eatery offering an extensive selection of tasty, protein-laden foods. Their pet-friendly outdoor tables are perfect for Rover and their chopped brisket cheese fries are perfect for you. Sandwiches, salads, hush puppies, mac and cheese, and more Southern favorites.

GRUB Durham

1200 W Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC, US, 27701

Diner offering a healthy slant on traditional American cuisine. All-day meal options for you and all-day water for your pup. Relaxing atmosphere equipped with nutritious, whole meals prepared from fresh vegetables, spices, and cheeses.

Randy’s Pizza

4730 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC, US, 27707-5618

Now you and your dog get to soak up the aroma of fresh Italian-American cuisine. Pizza joint favorites prepared with plenty of vegetables.

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Cierra Smith | Editor

Raleigh-born writer passionate about cultural awareness and social change. You’ll typically find me somewhere studying a language, writing, or doing pilates. Consider me a health-conscious foodie with an interest in all diets and lifestyles.

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