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The Ugly Dog Pub

294 South Fourth Street, Highlands, NC
828-526-8364
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Ranked #16 of 43 restaurants in Highlands
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with beer, wine and mixed drinks. Our food is very good and affordable. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We have live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays, sports on TV and Special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come in, seat yourself, or come up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with beer, wine and mixed drinks. Our food is very good and affordable. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We have live music on Wednesdays and Saturdays, sports on TV and Special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come in, seat yourself, or come up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat.
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Atlanta, GA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a great dinner at this restaurant. We ordered the Pesto chicken sandwich, quinoa salad, and fries. All were excellent. The quinoa salad was especially tasty. I'd definitely go back to this place again.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Excellent meal here at this casual pub that locals frequent. We sat at the bar for our meal and the service was great. Easy walk from our hotel as it is in the downtown area of Highlands. Recommend highly!

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Lemont, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stopped in on a Friday night after returning from Myrtle Beach. Great burger, soup, salad and service. Sometimes in Highlands you just want to relax and get a beer and something to eat. This is a option like the Smokehouse. Try both.

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innsbrook
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Huge huge club sandwich, all fresh. OUTSTANDING blue cheese slaw. Good wait staff, sit outside if possible!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Have really come to love the Ugly Dog!! Food is very good for pub food, service is always friendly and being in the Highlands it is really not that expensive for a resort location. We go for sports as they have great big TV's all over. Beer selection is excellent. Have had burgers, excellent; chicken wrap, great; and my personal... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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192 reviews 192 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place, nice crowd, very nice staff in a lovely holidayhome neighbourhood. Food was very nice, had great cheese fries for starter which could be a main course. Had the flatbredpizza and the burger, both real nice and a good collection of beers.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great casual place with outstanding food. We went for lunch, but it looks like they also have a great nighttime atmosphere. Don't miss it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After serious Highlands shopping a local sent us here for a quick lunch. The chicken flatbread with Caesar salad on top was great and the fried eggs with ham and potatoes typical. Service was quick if clumsy and the prices reasonable. We ate outdoors which with a breeze was pleasant. The bar and restaurant are away from the hubbub of... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The Ugly Dog is one of the two bars on the "Highlands Pub Crawl"! They have done a great job of keeping the place competitive, with good service, great beer selections, food, and occasionally some pretty good music! It is the Pub to be at, after a long day hiking around!

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Sarasota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Went with friends on a Monday evening. I'd driven past a few times but didn't feel like fighting the dense crowds I'd seen. For better or worse, last Monday was far from packed. We weren't greeted, so we made our way to an alcove with comfy bench seating. The first server we encountered was clearly stressed and looked at us... More

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