When you are looking for a place to stay for your next vacation near pet-friendly restaurants in Highlands NC, The Park on Main® is the place to go. Highlands has six pet-friendly restaurants: Wolfgang’s Restaurant and Wine Bistro, The Bistro on Main and Wild Thyme Gourmet, The Log Cabin, Lakeside Restaurant and Meritage Bistro.
WOLFGANG’s RESTAURANT ANS WINE BISTRO
Wolfgang's Restaurant and Wine Bistro serves up American cuisine with a cajun/creole twist and is a quick 4 minute walk from The Park on Main. Choose from menu options like starters, soups, salads, poultry, seafood, steak, schnitzel, and more. Your pet is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables (outdoor seating opens late spring/early summer) while you enjoy an appetizer of Hand Breaded Fried Brie with a cranberry walnut compote, a lemon dijon vinaigrette, and crostini. Later, try the Venison au Poivre - venison tenderloin wrapped in applewood smoked bacon with montrachet rosti potato and lingonberry demi glace.
BISTRO ON MAIN
The Bistro On Main restaurant accommodates large groups, pet owners and host special events. The restaurant is just a minute away from The Park on Main® and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bistro On Main serves American cuisine and has a full bar available. The restaurant overlooks the city of Highlands and has live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
WILD THYME CAFÉ
The Wild Thyme Café specializes in American cuisine, soup and vegetarian dishes. The space available for outdoor seating provides plenty of room for pets and patrons to move around easily. Many people love eating at Wild Thyme Café because of their friendly service and fresh dishes. Wild Thyme Café is around the corner from The Park On Main®. The delicious food and the value offered are the most notable qualities visitors typically notice at this restaurant. The scenic views of the mountainside and creative dishes provided at the restaurant keep many pet owners coming back.
THE LOG CABIN
The Log Cabin serves up delicious, authentic Italian dishes in a casual, rustic environment. Let your four-legged friend tag along for the day and you can snag a seat at one of their four pet-friendly outdoor tables to enjoy your meal. Start with the Roasted Beet Salad with gorgonzola, pickled fennel and sweet onion, arugula, and blood orange balsamic vinaigrette. Next, dig into the Wild Carolina White Shrimp ""Fra Diavolo"" with angel hair pasta, white wine, fresh herbs, and a spicy seafood tomato broth. The Log Cabin is 3 blocks from The Park on Main.
Lakeside Restaurant serves up a variety of menu options including appetizers, soups, salads, pork, seafood, poultry, beef, pasta, and more. Your loyal four-legged companion is welcome to join you at one of their five pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Start with a crisp glass of wine and an order of Cornmeal Dusted Fried Oysters with chipotle remoulade, crispy bacon, and garden greens. Later, tuck into the Shrimp and Grits with jalapeno cheddar grits, chorizo, mushrooms, tomatoes, bacon, and herb blanc de blanc.
Meritage Bistro serves up European cuisine. Choose from lunch and dinner menu options like small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood, beef, poultry, and more. Your pet is welcome to join you at one of their pet-friendly outdoor tables while you enjoy your meal. Stop in for lunch and start with an appetizer of Crispy Brussels Sprouts glazed with harissa spice and Blackstrap molasses, and topped with toasted sesame seeds. Next, sink your teeth into the unique Duck Burger - two Maple Leaf Farms duck confit patties topped with goat cheese, dijon mustard demi-glace, arugula, tomato, and a housemade tomato jam on toasted brioche.
Even with several dogs, stop by one of these fine restaurants located within walking distance of The Park on Main. They all provide plenty of room outside to sit. Eating out on the restaurant patio with your pet may become one of your favorite activities in Highlands.
While The Park on Main® provides a continental buffet breakfast to guests, lunch and dinner in Highlands and the surrounding areas are sure to amaze. The coveted “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Restaurants” has been awarded to five Highlands restaurants.
Check out these restaurants to discover some excellent culinary and visual delights!
4th Street Market
Take your meal to go or dine in. Serves burgers, soup, & salads.
4118 Kitchen + Bar
Enjoy New American Cuisine at this bar and grill, a hidden gem in Highlands.
Altitudes at Skyline Lodge
Farm to fork dining and continental cuisine in a lodge atmosphere.
This Asian fusion eatery offers authentic Japanese and Thai dishes.
Bake My Day
Pick up fresh baked goods or tasty sandwiches and salads for lunch.
Blue Bike Café
Enjoy brunch downtown with a cup of locally brewed coffee.
Bryson’s Food Store
A fine selection of gourmet goods and wine.
Calders Coffee Cafe
Sip coffee, tea, or wine with accompanying light bites.
Dusty’s Rhodes Superette
A family-run grocer and butcher with a focus on quality local products.
El Azteca Mexican Restaurant
Handcrafted Mexican food with a bright dining ambiance.
Authentic Mexican cuisine with friendly service.
Fresser’s Courtyard Café & Catering
A small take-out cafe with patio tables and fresh healthy food.
Slow-cooked meals in a 15-foot pit smoker.
Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream
Old fashioned chocolates, confectionary, and ice cream.
Healthy lunches to-go comprised of delicious sandwiches and flavorful salads.
Madison’s Restaurant & Wine Garden
Southern-inspired fine dining in a rustic venue.
Roof-top dining at this gastropub with a farm-to-table menu.
Mountain Fresh Grocery
An upscale grocery and grill with impeccable pizza.
on the Verandah
A romantic restaurant in Highlands, NC with American fusion and lakefront views.
Pescados Highland Burritos
Create your own burritos with a variety of options.
Pizza Place of Highlands
Fresh pizza and pasta for the last 30 years.
Refined Italian dining in a European-style restaurant.
Enjoy gourmet take-out and catering made fresh for your next private party!
Pick up a classic foot-longs sandwich and a soup to go with it!
Pair your sandwiches with ice cream for dessert!
The Kitchen of Highlands
Choose high-quality catering or made-from-scratch meals carried out.
The Ugly Dog Public House
This classic tavern serves gourmet pub food and live music on select evenings!
The perfect balance of gourmet casual and fine dining.
Whole Life Market
Shop for natural and organic products or take a smoothie to go.