With warm weather year-round, who doesn’t like to eat outside at one of the many Lowcountry restaurants. This is a special treat for anyone but also for dog owners who enjoy the many pet-friendly eateries in Bluffton and Hilton Head. Here are some of our favorite places to enjoy a delicious meal on a porch with your pooch!
Located in historic Bluffton, The Cottage is a popular local favorite, well known for delicious brunch and lunch. Enjoy the people watching with your dog on the shaded porch. Learn more.
Choo Choo BQ Xpress
You can find this charming outdoor restaurant on Burnt Church Road near Old Town Bluffton. Enjoy mouthwatering barbecue from their outdoor smoker sitting on the picnic table. Ratings indicate they offer water and even treats for your dogs. Learn more.
A craft beer and wine gastropub located on Johnston Way near the Post Office, the menu features a rotating list of ales, lagers, ciders and wine from craft breweries and wineries from around the world. Dogs are welcome to join you at one of three pet-friendly outdoor tables on the patio. Learn more.
Southern Barrel Brewing Co.
A dog-friendly brewpub in Buckwalter Place, where your furry family member is welcome to join you at an outdoor table. They offer a puppy menu featuring a burger, nuggets, and other treats! Learn more.
Old Town Dispensary
Old Town offers a refreshing selection of ice cold beer and a food menu that includes Asian meatballs, crab cakes, burgers, shrimp scampi, and fried chicken. The outdoor seating area is dog friendly. Ratings indicate that there is plenty of space for pooches. Located on Captains Cove off Calhoun Street in Old Town. Learn more.
The Juice Hive
You’ll find this health food eatery near the Old Town Dispensary. Known for their healthy smoothies and juices, The Juice Hive also offers a respite for your dog with a shaded outdoor area. Learn more.
Bluffton’s most popular coffee shop features yummy breakfast and lunch options. Dogs are welcome at several tables on the dog-friendly patio at this coffeehouse popular for its all-day-and-night brunch. Located near Old Town Bluffton’s promenade. Learn more.
Skull Creek Boathouse
A popular tourist destination on Hilton Head, dogs are welcome to join you at one of the outdoor tables and can order an item off their dog menu. This is a great spot to catch the sunset, but plan accordingly! Skull Creek Boathouse does not take reservations, and wait times can be long. Also: there are two outdoor bars, ample Adirondack chairs, live music and games to play along the waterfront while you wait. Learn more.
Skillet Cafe & Grill
Skillets Cafe & Grill is a dog-friendly restaurant on Hilton Head Island that serves a menu just for pups and breakfast, lunch and dinner for humans. Skillets serves its signature breakfasts in porcelain skillets until 3 p.m. for late risers. Bring your puppy to sit on the dog-friendly patio and order him a meal from their doggy menu. Learn more.
The Crazy Crab
The Crazy Crab is a dog-friendly, award-winning restaurant in Hilton Head Island, SC, where dogs are welcome at an outdoor table on the covered patio overlooking the water. The menu incorporates delicious Lowcountry recipes with some of the best crab legs on the island. Learn more.
Old Oyster Factory
A popular Hilton Head restaurant, Old Oyster Factory features a menu offers a variety of seafood selections, including steamed shrimp, oysters Rockefeller, crab cakes, and lemon peppered salmon. Fido is welcome to join you at a table on the outside deck that overlooks the water and offers excellent sunset views. Learn more.
Black Marlin Bayside Grill
Black Marlin offers some of Hilton Head Island’s largest selection of fresh-caught fish, seafood and delicious hand-cut steaks, all in a relaxing Key West atmosphere. Located dockside at Palmetto Bay Marina, Fido is welcome outdoors on the dog-friendly patio. Learn more.
Up the Creek Pub & Grill
Up the Creek serves salads, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood as part of a casual waterfront dining experience. Deck seating with river views welcomes dogs. Learn more.
Frosty Frog Cafe
Frosty Frog in Hilton Head Island, SC, features pet-friendly outdoor seating where Fido can unwind beside you. Treat your furry friend to something tasty from the dog menu. Classic American fare like salads, wraps, sandwiches, and pizza are available to two-legged visitors. Learn more.
Captain Woody’s is Hilton Head Island’s dog-friendly neighborhood bar and grill. Fido can join you on the covered patio that has heaters for cooler months. It’s a great spot to enjoy an ice cold beer and seafood while watching a beautiful sunset with your dog. They specialize specializes in shrimp, clams, and oysters, which you can get freshly shucked, raw or steamed. Learn more.
Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
The dog-friendly Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks in Hilton Head Island, SC serves fresh local seafood in a bright, lively atmosphere that welcomes dogs at outside tables. Hungry patrons can feast on an array of dinner delicacies such as steamed oysters, snow crab legs, New England clam chowder, escargot, coconut shrimp, grilled Atlantic salmon, twin cold water lobster tails, stuffed flounder, almond crusted grouper, filet mignon, southern fried chicken tenders, and for dessert, key lime pie and hot fudge sundaes. Learn more.