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Delicious & Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Highlands, NC

As part of the charm of Highlands, North Carolina, the community proudly boasts some of the best dining for you and your family. With so many options to choose from, there is always something new and delicious to try while staying in our lovely city. Similarly to The Park on Main, Highlands is a very pet-friendly area that includes a number of restaurants that welcome dogs. This guide of pet-friendly restaurants is sure to help you navigate around the city and discover your new favorite dining spots that also welcome your furry friend.

Wolfgang’s Restaurant & Wine Bistro

474 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, United States

Featuring American-style cuisine, this fine dining restaurant has been named one of the best dining spots in all of Highlands. As a local favorite, the restaurant upholds its reputation through its welcoming atmosphere and decadent menu options.

With over 27 years of experience, chef Wolfgang proudly offers professionally prepared dishes such as grilled salmon, New York Strip Loin, creamy chocolate mousse, and so much more. Pair any of these meals with one of their many wine selections for the ultimate dining experience.

Blue Bike Café

423 N 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741, United States

Head over to the Blue Bike Café for satisfying sweet and savory brunch meals. This go-to, pet-friendly establishment has positioned itself as a must-try restaurant for breakfast or lunch. Serving everything from fluffy pancakes and traditional breakfast plates to omelets and fully-loaded power bowls, the Blue Bike Café is sure to dazzle your taste buds. Their outdoor patio ensures that your furry friend will always have a spot at the table.

Wild Thyme Gourmet

343-D Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, United States

For an upscale dining experience focused on Asian-inspired American cuisine, check out Wild Thyme Gourmet. The in-house chef creates signature dishes for guests that excite your pallet with all kinds of flavors. Start your meal off with a crispy risotto shrimp fritter before moving on to one of their unique main entrées such as pan-seared mountain trout or ricotta ravioli.

Bridge at Mill Creek

445 N 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741, United States

Guests of Highlands looking for a casual, yet luxurious, spot to dine for lunch or dinner will enjoy the Bridge at Mill Creek’s farm to table approach. This local favorite features everything from classic salads to their refined Wagyu burger and brown-butter gnocchi alfredo. Regardless of your taste, this pet-friendly restaurant is sure to impress no matter what you decide to dine on.

A Taste of Highlands

There are simply too many amazing places to dine in Highlands to list however, some of our favorites that we recommend include:

  • The Log Cabin
  • Midpoint Restaurant & Lounge
  • Altitudes at Skyline Restaurant & Lounge
  • Rainforest Bar and Grill
  • Kilwins Highlands

During your stay at The Park on Main, we invite you to explore the local area and discover the incredible cuisine offered throughout the city. Book your visit to Highlands, NC today and let our boutique, pet-friendly hotel be your family’s home base when discovering all that the local area has to offer!

Premium hotel rooms situated at the base of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

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Located near a variety of breathtaking waterfalls and nearby hiking trails.

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Our property is completely dog-friendly & focuses on pampering you and your pet. 

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