We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Ugly Dog Pub-Highlands


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner

Location and contact

Improve this listing
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
$5 - $18
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music
Reviews (860)
Filter reviews
858 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch burger tater tots blue cheese slaw wings fish wrap guacamole salad sandwiches dog house watering hole t shirts bluegrass band fun atmosphere wednesday night craft beer on tap
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 858 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hiking club had dinner and drinks at The Dog tonight. And like past visits it was another great job. We had 28 and the drink orders and dinner orders were handled smoothly and timely by our server, Kirk. Everyone I spoke with complemented the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank JR4IU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You know a place and it’s people are awesome when you arrive late with a hungry teen son and their kitchen is closed but the owner makes the effort to make your family a meal anyway. Well that was exactly our experience at The Ugly...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank CSNRWhite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stop here every time we come to Highlands. Brought friends this time and they loved it too. Had the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and the tator tot appetizers. They were plentiful; especially the tots. We had the house salad with crab cakes for...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank MaccaFan1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never did see an employee smile while we were there. Service was good, beer could have been colder. We had a burger and a flatbread pizza. Burger was good, fries were overcooked. Pizza was ok, small compared to other flatbreads I have had. More like...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Dolphinheadkw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here several times on our trip and it is the place to be. Several Gluten free items on the menu. The service was good although you may have to wait for a table if you go during peak times as it is a very...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank April H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a beer and some appetizers. All were good. The atmosphere is nice and makes you feel like you are in a real British/Irish Pub. We will go back.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank JKCDMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is very cozy and there was no wait for a table by the window. However, the food was not great. My husbands burger was very over cooked and my sandwich was a soggy mess. Not what I was expecting for the price.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Reddgirl123
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Enjoyed our lunch here - sat near the bar and had great service from the bartender. Great drinks and I really liked the dog theme!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 694alexandriaw
Reviewed December 10, 2019

Great Pub in very cool city We left the coast at 9am in 92 degrees reached highland NC a cool 68 degrees Very nice walking town

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank johnfd1075
Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a nice meal. he ordered the chicken wings, and I ordered the roast beef dip. Great service and lovely ambiance. Definitely hope to return.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank P5321IRkarend
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 nearby hotels
Old Edwards Inn and Spa
1,463 reviews
.10 miles away
Highlands Inn
216 reviews
.13 miles away
The Park On Main Hotel
295 reviews
.26 miles away
200 Main
317 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 66 nearby restaurants
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro
960 reviews
.13 miles away
Kilwins Highlands
393 reviews
.15 miles away
Ristorante Paoletti
1,160 reviews
.11 miles away
Lakeside Restaurant
482 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Glen Falls
208 reviews
.39 miles away
Cullasaja River Gorge
122 reviews
.31 miles away
Highland Excursion
52 reviews
.15 miles away
The Bascom
123 reviews
.59 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
September 5, 2019|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from DJF1958 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
April 16, 2016|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing