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The Ugly Dog Pub

) #6 of 33 Restaurants in Highlands $$ - $$$ American, ,
294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
+1 828-526-8364
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (87 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When we were in Highlands for 5 days in June we stopped in at The Ugly Dog on 3 different occasions. Great bartenders, awesome eats and very tasty craft beers and Bloody Marys. We left with numerous new shirts and hats. This place is a...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you want to kick back and enjoy a beer or cocktail, you must visit this spot. It is quite lively and tends to get crowded but usually, there's a place at the bar. The food is good and they have a good selection of...More

Thank CuestaTravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I went here specifically for a wedding event we were attending. We had so much fun at that event that we decided to go back for drinks later.

Thank VolsFan16
Reviewed 5 days ago

We dined at the Ugly Dog on both visits to the area this summer. Great menu and drink offerings. Our favorites: The Puck (drink), sausage cheese dip, fried green tomatoes, and the burgers. Waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating. We'll be back for sure!

Thank PCBGal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out when we found this place for lunch following our hike at the nearby Glenn Falls. Not a healthy option, but I enjoyed their Classic Reuben with tots. All in all, they serve up good, responsibly priced, satisfying food.

Thank ElleLynne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere does not get any better in Highlands. Good beer selection. Live music some nights. Burgers and sandwiches are good. Great place to have fun.

Thank Loren K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always love the original in highlands , but our cabin was closer to the newest location in cashiers and it was just as wonderful. The lay out is great with inside , deck and side garden sitting . The food is alway amazing and...More

Thank Deirdre M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't typically love restaurants like this, only cause It's always hard to find healthy options but I was pleasantly surprised. Menu had some really healthy options and the food was really good. Service was awesome as well. I would absolutely recommend!

Thank Artcali
Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much and I hope you will come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to highlands for the day. A local clerk said the ugly dog had the best burgers. We went there and it was packed ! Always a good sign! Luckily with it just being 2 people we got seated immediately. We were just in time...More

Thank Renee B
Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed everything and I hope you will be back in Highlands soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Highlands for a month; on the last day there we stopped into the Ugly Dog Pub for lunch. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that a pub would have the most appealing menu in town for my tastes I love many foods and...More

Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for giving us a try! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Please come back again soon!

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Response from DCD-OK | Reviewed this property |
The Dog House, which is out back with both indoor and outdoor seating is dog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-8364
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The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with food, beer, wine and mixed drinks. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We feature Trivia Tuesday nights, Bluegrass music on Wednesdays and regional bands on Friday or Saturday nights. We also show sports on TV and special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come on in and take a seat, or walk up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat. Hope to see you soon! We are open: Mon. 4pm - until Tues. thru Sun. 11:30 am - until
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