Dog-Friendly Topsail Island: Where to Eat, Drink and Play!

Dog-Friendly Topsail Island: Where to Eat, Drink and Play!

Topsail Island is super dog-friendly!

In fact, it is surprisingly easy to find restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bookstores, dog parks, and vacation rentals that allow well-behaved dogs. Today's blog will highlight some of the best places to bring your dog on and around Topsail Island. So, grab the leash and let's go! 

Restaurants & Bars

Pretty much anywhere you can eat outside on the deck will be pet-friendly! But, it's always a good idea to call ahead and check if you're not sure. 

Here are a few spots that we know are welcoming to dogs: 

Salty Turtle Beer Co. 

103 Triton Ln, Surf City, NC 28445

Not only can you bring your pup along when you visit the Salty Turtle Beer Co., they sell adorable, custom made dog toys, fashioned after their famous brews! 

They often host local food trucks, so this is a great place to enjoy the fabulous weather, eat, drink, and hang out with your dog. 

"Veteran owned and operated neighborhood brewery in Surf City, NC. Brewery and Taproom on site. Beer Garden, Dog Friendly (Leashed), Outside food permitted."

Find them on Facebook

Salty Turtle Beer Co. | Ward Realty

Sear's Landing 

806 Roland Ave Surf City, NC 28445

Sear's Landing is a lovely, waterfront restaurant in Surf City that welcomes doggos to the outdoor seating area. It's also very kid-friendly and has a lot of non-seafood options in case you have picky eaters in your group! 

Shaka Taco

107 North Shore Drive Surf City, NC 28445

"Topsail's taco takeout". Stop in to enjoy tacos, taco bowls, wings, quesadillas, beer and wine, or just hang out. The patio is totally dog-friendly and the people who work there will admit that the dogs are their favorite guests. Learn more about Shaka Taco, a Topsail Island staple, by clicking here

The Corner

The Corner | Ward Realty

2660 NC-210, Hampstead, NC 28443

At The Corner, which is located near the Walmart on the Mainland, you will find an awesome outdoor space referred to as the Corner Garden. Well-behaved furry friends are more than welcome to hang out with their owners in the garden. All dogs must be leashed and controlled by owners.

The Corner has a really unique food menu you will love, as well as delicious craft beers. Check out the beer menu

The Beach Shop & Grill

701 S. Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445

"Upscale casual bistro near the beach, serving fresh local seafood, shrimp and grits and fresh, house made desserts. Amazing wine and craft beer list." 

Order food to go and enjoy it outdoors on the patio with your pup! They are true dog lovers who support a local Bulldog Rescue. Learn more about the Beach Shop & Grill

Other dog-friendly spots

Quarter Moon Books, Gifts & Wine Bar

708 S Anderson Blvd., Topsail Beach, NC 28445

Bring the pup to Quarter Moon and enjoy a nice cup of coffee or perhaps a glass of wine. Enjoy this awesome little shop in Topsail Beach. Shop for your next beach read or choose a gift for your cat-sitter back at home! Learn more about Quarter Moon Books on Facebook

Surf City Bark Park

201 Community Center Drive, Surf City, NC 28445

The Surf City Bark Park is a well-maintained spot to let your dog enjoy some off-leash freedom and fun. 

  • Small Dog Park
  • Large Dog Park
  • Water Stations

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Bringing your dog to Topsail Island can make your vacation that much more special. We especially recommend bringing your dog along if you are visiting during the off-season. Our pet-friendly Topsail Island rentals tend to book up VERY quickly during the summer months, but you are more likely to find what you need during the fall, winter or spring. Also, it's safer for dogs to travel when it's not so hot. They will enjoy those walks to the restaurant, bar, or dog park much more when the weather is cool. 

Do you know of another dog-friendly spot on Topsail Island? Please let us know in the comments! 

Dog-Friendly Topsail Island: Where to Eat, Drink and Play!

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