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Traveling with your dog can be fun for both human and K-9, especially in Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains! Long known for being a dog-friendly city, Asheville has accommodated man’s best friend to such a degree that we have a Dog Welcome Center! See our Pet-Friendly Guide. (Feature photo by Posana: Dog enjoying a dish from their dog menu)

Many downtown Asheville restaurants welcome dogs onto their outdoor patio- offering water bowls, dog biscuits and even a dog menu! There are also many dog friendly breweries where well behaved pooches are welcome throughout both indoor and outdoor spaces. Asheville even has a dog-friendly bakery serving up freshly baked all-natural treats, cakes, party trays, biscuits and more!

Stop by Asheville’s Dog Welcome Center (the first official in the United States!). It's located at The Dog Door on Battle Square in downtown Asheville. They have potty areas, water fountains, free goody bags and info on dog-friendly attractions in Asheville. Read more on Asheville Dog City USA

Top Dog-Friendly Restaurants in and around Asheville

Twisted Laurel Downtown

Feast on Mediterranean comfort foods like handmade pasta and smoked meats in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere across from Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville (130 College Street) and in… read more

Feast on Mediterranean comfort foods like handmade pasta and smoked meats in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere across from Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville (130 College Street) and in Weaverville. Each with dog-friendly patios and a very popular Doggie Menu so your pup can enjoy a meal out with you!

Creekside Taphouse, Asheville

Located in the Haw Creek neighborhood of East Asheville, this taphouse specializes in burgers, wings and brews. Well behaved dogs are welcome in their large outdoor space with patio, volleyball… read more

Located in the Haw Creek neighborhood of East Asheville, this taphouse specializes in burgers, wings and brews. Well behaved dogs are welcome in their large outdoor space with patio, volleyball court, playground area and flowing creek. 8 Beverly Rd

Three Dog Bakery

This full-functioning bakery for dogs uses 100% human quality ingredients in their treats and food. The also carry a wide variety of leashes, beds, bowls, treat jars, toys and dog related gift… read more

This full-functioning bakery for dogs uses 100% human quality ingredients in their treats and food. The also carry a wide variety of leashes, beds, bowls, treat jars, toys and dog related gift items. 21 Battery Park Ave

Posana

In the heart of downtown Asheville, this farm-to-table restaurant welcomes pooches with a dog menu including house-made dog biscuits, entrees and even serves a bacon-soy ice cream dessert! 1… read more

In the heart of downtown Asheville, this farm-to-table restaurant welcomes pooches with a dog menu including house-made dog biscuits, entrees and even serves a bacon-soy ice cream dessert! 1 Biltmore Ave.

White Duck Taco

This popular riverfront taco shop located in the River Art’s District of Asheville is a casual, kid & dog-friendly restaurant with a large outdoor space with picnic tables. 388 Riverside Dr

This popular riverfront taco shop located in the River Art’s District of Asheville is a casual, kid & dog-friendly restaurant with a large outdoor space with picnic tables. 388 Riverside Dr

Mellow Mushroom

Enjoy a slice at this pizzeria in the heart of downtown Asheville with your K-9 friend. The large, friendly patio welcomes dogs and humans, alike. They serve  pizza, calzones, hoagies, salads and… read more

Enjoy a slice at this pizzeria in the heart of downtown Asheville with your K-9 friend. The large, friendly patio welcomes dogs and humans, alike. They serve  pizza, calzones, hoagies, salads and have a great local beer selection. 50 Broadway St.

Isa's Bistro

Isa’s Bistro features a seasonally inspired menu, Executive Chef Peter Crockett brings culinary finesse to the table with an innovative Asheville twist to international favorites. Located downtown… read more

Isa’s Bistro features a seasonally inspired menu, Executive Chef Peter Crockett brings culinary finesse to the table with an innovative Asheville twist to international favorites. Located downtown, the pet-friendly, covered patio is perfect for outdoor dining and people-watching. The café at Isa’s features incredible pastries made daily in-house and pair perfectly with a latte or cappuccino.…

Battery Park Champagne Bar and Book Exchange

Dogs are welcome in this unique book store in downtown Asheville serving wine, champagne, espresso drinks, snacks and dog treats upon request! Peruse the aisles or have a seat with your dog on an… read more

Dogs are welcome in this unique book store in downtown Asheville serving wine, champagne, espresso drinks, snacks and dog treats upon request! Peruse the aisles or have a seat with your dog on an oversized chair to read. Be sure to say hello to Corky, the house bar dog. 1 Page Ave.

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