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The Ugly Dog Pub-Highlands

294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
+1 828-526-8364
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 yesterday

The decor is funky and as dog lovers we were thrilled with all the dog photos...cat lovers are not ignored but it is called the Ugly Dog! The beer selection was interesting and the food was very good. Service on a busy afternoon was friendly...More

Thank 2Bishop
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such a fun atmosphere and great food! Try the fried green tomatoes! We go several times when visiting Highlands.

Thank Lht1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Why people wait in line to go to this place baffles me. The staff is overworked and therefore a wait of 45 minutes for a sandwich is normal. On Wednesday(Bluegrass Night) there was a 2 1/2 wait for a table @ 7:30 PM. A 30...More

Thank martinibill7777
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to go for good bar food excellent sandwiches , nice atmosphere , friendly people would definitely recommend this place

Thank Ray488
Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub-Highlands, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

five of us ate at the Ugly Dog Pub 06/11/18. Good food. Crowded but they found a way to seat us quickly. Service was very good.

Thank Ed O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great selection of spirits. The food was very pub-like with lots of fried items. The Fried mac/Jalapeno was really good.

Thank JeffFlorida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, loved the drinks, shirts and glasses were bought along with some shots of alcohol to go around the table. The service was great and quick would go back again in a heart beat.

Thank Beth W
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Highlands for a wedding and found ourselves at The Ugly Dog pub for drinks after the rehearsal dinner and had a great time here. The bartenders made excellent drinks and were able to get drinks out quickly even with...More

Thank JonathanH1226
Reviewed May 6, 2018

I stopped here while camping and photographing in the area. I had a great burger and the next day stopped in again and had the Sunday brunch special. While people were lined up to get a table I walked right in and found a place...More

Thank winegen
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after a day of waterfall chasing for dinner. Everything was great! We had beer cheese and pretzels, burger, mac n cheese, tater tots and ice cream sandwiches and local beer. Everything was so delicious and service was excellent. They ever seated us...More

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub-Highlands, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed the buger and you had a great time!!! Please come back again soon!!!

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April 16, 2016|
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Response from Kay C | Property representative |
North Carolina only allows service dogs in restaurants, but we do have a small out door area that you can sit with your dog if you would like to get your meal to go. Thank you so much, Kay
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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