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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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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
294 S 4th St, Highlands, NC 28741-8371
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Great food, drinks and staff. Great ambience with separated areas so that it does not become a circus. Would have given it a five, I liked it, but my wife felt the mascot was sexist-BUT although we are here for only a few days, the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the way back from seeing Dry Falls. Friendly server, loaded tots were great, as was the guacamole and the amazing Chilli Cheese Dog! Nice cold beer

Thank Linda B
Reviewed September 16, 2016

a salesclerk in a highlands store recommended this place as having 'the best hamburger in highlands'; I agree completely. my wife ordered the 1/4 lb hotdog with chili and I got the cheeseburger. my wife just raved over the taste of the dog; the waitress...More

Thank hinto1
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Want to have a great hot dog and listen to some bluegrass music? Be at the Ugle Dog Wednesday night! The locals enjoy dancing to the music

Thank jacwen4648
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Appetizers wonderful! Had appetizers here over a wedding weekend... Smoked wings wonderful! Loved the fried green tomatoes but they REALLY skimped on the pimento cheese on top... Southerners love pimento cheese.Be more generous!

Thank Gbpeachmom
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Best pub food you've ever had. On Wednesday nights, Bluegrass with some of the highest ranked musicians in the US. Game nights and Rock nights. Be prepared to wait! But it is worth the wait. One of the most popular places in town--for food and...More

Thank dianecmcphail1
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great, friendly neighborhood bar. Good bar food, mostly, and drinks are refreshing. Good selection of beers. On big game days, get there early for a seat to watch your favorite game and nosh down.

Thank KoolTeach2014
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Jalapeño tater tots! Fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese! I usually don't take part in greasy bar food. All of the appetizers we ordered were deliciously bad for me but soooo tasty. It was nice to indulge. If you are looking for a fun pub,...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is a very popular place! And you seat yourself. So be prepared to wait and hover while you search out seats. But don't let that scare you away - The Ugly Dog Pub is worth it! Loaded Tater Tots, their specialty hot dogs, and...More

Thank midwestsugarft
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Our bartender Chris rides bikes and talked very well with us. The IPA is wonderful and the setting very laid back. It is the very epitome of a pub. The reuben sandwich might be one of the very best. Thanks for watering two bikers and...More

Thank Michael W
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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
$5 - $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
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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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