Looking for a treat? Step up to the window and satisfy your sweet tooth.

By Carla Turchetti

What do you do when you're ready for a bite to eat but you don’t want to leave your best four-legged friend home alone? Head to one of Western Wake’s pet-friendly restaurant patios. The state of North Carolina has a few rules about Fido dining al fresco. Your dog must be outside the restaurant on a patio and not inside the dining room. Your dog should be leashed, and can’t come into contact with employees preparing food or service items. (So don’t put your plate on the ground and let Spot lick the final few morsels of peanut butter pie that the server will clear and take into the kitchen.) The rules are different for breweries with inside and outside areas. Dogs can wander in or out as long as all of the food and snacks that are being served are sealed in disposable wrappers.


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Here are some of Western Wake’s options for dining with your dog:

      Spirits Pub and Grub  ::  701 E. Chatham Street, Car

      Fortnight Brewing  ::  1006 S.W. Maynard Road, Cary

      Woody’s Sports Tavern & Grill  ::  8322 Chapel Hill Road, Cary

      Enrigo Italian Bistro  :: 575 New Waverly, Suite 106, Cary

      Tra’Li Irish Pub and Restaurant  ::  3107 Grace Park Drive, Morrisville

      Johnny’s Pizza  ::  8759 Holly Springs Road, Apex

      Doherty’s Irish Pub and Restaurant  ::  1979 High House Road, Cary
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