Dog Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

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Dog Friendly Restaurants in Charleston

Whether a full-time resident or one-time traveler, dog lovers everywhere will appreciate the selection of dog friendly restaurants to choose from in Charleston, South Carolina. The city was voted the top city for pet travelers in 2016 by's readers. As long as you bring the essential gear, it's easy to find the perfect meal on a pup-happy patio with dozens of restaurants that welcome dogs.


FUEL Cantina

A natural name for this venue that began life as a gas station, FUEL will have you drooling over the unique décor of this dog friendly restraurant. The shaded and large patio offers plenty of space for your four-legged friend to dine at your feet, with pup-friendly staff that are vigilant about keeping water bowls full. This popular Caribbean-inspired restaurant, featured on the Food Network, offers dishes like sautéed shrimp salad and a grilled jerk chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries.

Folly Beach Crab Shack

Voted one of the 10 best seafood spots in all of South Carolina by Southern Living magazine, Folly Beach Crab Shack offers a laid-back atmosphere and "shactacular" seafood. Visit the raw bar or get your seafood grilled. Don't worry about your furry friend being too jealous while you chow down on the pet-friendly patio; the friendly servers make sure your pup gets a treat or two and plenty of extra affection.

Crave Kitchen and Cocktails

If you like farm-fresh, local cuisine, Crave is the perfect spot for you and your canine companion. This may be an upscale spot, but whatever you do, don't pass up the Mac & Cheese, which was voted "The Most Life Changing Mac & Cheese in America" by Esquire magazine. Your dog will be warmly welcomed on the restaurant's patio and doted on by servers during your delicious meal.

Paolo's Gelato Italiano

You and your pup can beat the Southern heat with an authentic Italian gelato at Paolo's. Not only can you choose from dozens of mouth-watering flavors, but Fido can indulge in a cup of dog gelato. Take your treats to go as you enjoy a stroll down King Street, or simply relax on a bench outside the gelateria.

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