Top 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants In Charleston, South Carolina

dog friendly restaurants in charleston sc

Charleston, South Carolina, is considered as the city to visit in America with its vintage cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, and beautifully painted narrow streets that define the perfect holiday ambiance. There are endless attractions here to sightsee which you will need a well planned day for. From the waterfront park to Charleston Habour to the Battery Promenade, you will have a great experience! As you visit this vintage holiday city, you might need a place to dine as you vacay but also tag your pet along. Here, I have for you some fantastic dog-friendly restaurants in Charleston, which I’m sure you will enjoy with your buddy pet. Scroll down to find out more.

1. Fuel Charleston

Burger , Beer and Basketball. We’ve got your Saturday covered. Burger and Sweet Potato Fries ✔️ March Madness ✔️ Local...

Posted by FUEL CHARLESTON on Saturday, 23 March 2019

This dog-friendly restaurant has a tropical setting housed in an old gas station with an indoor-outdoor bar with an incredibly large patio. The great thing about a converted gas station is the parking! There is always ample space if you’re driving. You’ll find a great spot where you can saddle your dog and let it enjoy the indoor-outdoor vibe of the open bar. For cold weather, there’s a fire lit outside to ensure that you stay warm as you have a great time. Make sure to try the jerk chicken sandwich with glazed grilled pineapple and the grilled Mahi tacos. Oh! You’ll love them!

Fuel Charleston

Address: 211 Rutledge Ave Charleston, SC 29403 Cannonborough

Website: Fuel Charleston

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

2. Taco Boy

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

If you are looking for the finest tacos and nachos, head out to the Taco Boy and have a taste of the most delicious treats you’ll ever come across this side of America. It comes with an indoor and outdoor garden sitting area which will give you a great relaxing feel as you enjoy some of the finest Mexican treats. Dogs are welcome too, and the restaurant also offers some drinking water to keep it quenched as you catch up with your friends or partner. This is your ultimate stopover if you love sampling new restaurants with your dog.

Taco Boy

Address: 217 Huger St Charleston, SC 29403

Website: Taco Boy

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

3. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Editor’s note: Establishment is permanently closed

Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant is an American seafood restaurant chain inspired by the 1994 film and it offers some of the finest shrimp you’ll ever come across. Not only that, this establishment boasts a great dining menu that will leave you salivating for everything you see, from the shrimp bucket appetizers to the clam chowders to the glazed salmon, you’ll absolutely love this place! Bring your dog along for a relaxing time too, since this place is friendly with well-trained dogs.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Address: 99 S Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Website: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co

Opening hours: 10:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

4. California Dreaming

This restaurant is perfectly located in a spot with a great scenic sea view that gives you a fantastic unwinding feel as you enjoy the great meals offered. You can watch your meal as it is made in the open kitchen, where you can even eat around and observe the chef’s finest culinary skills. Make sure to sample the chicken quesadilla appetizers, seafood, steaks, and pasta which are to die for! They also have a kid-friendly menu not forgetting some ample sitting space for your dog too.

California Dreaming

Address: 1 Ashley Point Dr Charleston, SC 29407 West Ashley

Website: California Dreaming

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

5. Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

This stylish establishment boasts of having some of the finest gourmet meals in Charleston, with a great menu that gives you the idea of how great this place is. The area is lovely, with amazing ambient lighting with trees along the pathways, decorated with lights too. Make sure to sample the Rose Sangria, crab soup. crab cake, cheese steaks, and creamy potatoes. Your dog has a spot too, so tag it along for a meal-tasting spree which I’m sure you’ll both enjoy, especially for this restaurant right here.

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

Address: 1968 Riviera Dr, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464, USA

Website: Crave Kitchen & Cocktails

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

6. Rue de Jean

There is something great about the atmosphere and amazing food at 39 Rue de Jean that is nostalgic. The large dining room is a combination of warm and bustling, complimented with mahogany and glass, a high, painted tin ceiling, seating booths, and cafe tables. Even better, the menu is mainly French but it’s also blended with a touch of Asian delicacies like sushi, which I’m sure will knock you off your boots once you try it.

39 Rue de Jean

Address: 39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Website: 39 Rue de Jean

Opening hours: Mon - Thur: 11:30am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 1am

7. The Park Cafe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Park Cafe on Friday, March 19, 2021

This amazing cute restaurant is located in an easy to walk area and it has lots of indoor-outdoor seating options which you’ll love. Even for your dogs, the ambiance is well set to give it a great stay as you sample the amazing meal options on the menu. The prompt service and attention to detail coupled with the fine decor will make you fall in love with this place. Make sure to have a taste of the Ricotta Baquette and some fresh salads which are worth a try.

The Park Cafe

Address: 730 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Website: The Park Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 3pm; Sat - Sun: 9:30am - 3pm

8. Eli's Table

If you are looking for an eatery with artful decor and locally sourced cuisine, this is the right spot for you, This restaurant boasts of having the finest service with a wide menu that is laid out to meet your taste buds’ needs. Even better, this facility is dog-friendly, which means you won’t have to leave your dog bored at home as you sample some amazing treats. The excellent service from the staff blended with the fine decor and the beautiful romantic backyard will give you the ultimate urge to return to this place!

Eli's Table

Address: 129 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Website: Eli’s Table

Opening hours: 8am - 10pm (daily)

9. Tabulli Grill

This fantastic restaurant serves Mediterranean meals in a great indoor-outdoor setting that will give you the finest unwinding experience. For travelers who just disembarked from a cruise ship, this is the finest place to grab a land meal with the menu list giving you an endless list that will make you salivate. Your dog is very welcome to this establishment, so you can tag it along for a meal-sampling trip to this restaurant.

Tabulli Grill

Address: 6 N Market St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Website: Tabulli Grill

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

10. Poogan's Porch

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Poogan’s porch is an amazing restaurant located in a converted house with an incredibly charming atmosphere, really helpful staff, and a great menu with interesting twists on southern classics. The cozy set up and the minimalistic style create a very romantic set up that gives you a very homely feel. Make sure to try out the fried green tomatoes, feta, and the chicken waffles which are great delicacies that star in this place. It would be best for you to make a reservation because it’s often full. Your dog is very welcome so tag it along too for this experience.

Poogan's Porch

Address: 72 Queen St Charleston, SC 29401 French Quarter

Website: Poogan’s Porch

Opening hours: 9am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30 pm (daily)

A dog-friendly vacation

Taco Boy - panoramio
Source: Photo by user RJ Matthews used under CC BY-SA 3.0

For travelers who don’t love leaving their dogs behind, Charleston city is the perfect city you ought to visit with it. The array of restaurants that are laid out for you blended with the service will obviously give you some charming memories to cherish with your dog. Head down to this amazing scenic city and experience a holiday like no other as you taste its endless treats.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our privacy policy for more information on how we use your data

Mathew Mulinge is a trained project developer and a mentor who loves traveling. In addition, he is an experienced outdoor adventurer who loves the thrill of venturing into mountains and outdoor...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Charleston
Looking for accommodation?
Good things are meant to be shared!