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Carmel's Restaurant and Bar

Carmel's Restaurant and Bar is a relaxed eatery serving creative cuisine with seasonal dog-friendly outdoor seating in Asheville, NC. The menu features crab cakes, pulled pork poutine, pecan-crusted trout, sweet tea glazed ribs, pork chops, and shrimp and grits. Dogs are welcome on the patio during the summer months. Visit Website

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Carmel's Restaurant and Bar has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 25 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 851 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Marcia
    Jul 8, 2023
    Good Place

    Maggie enjoyed hanging out outside at Camel’s. There were two bowls of ice water at the host station and the waitress offered to bring a bowl to the table. We had the watermelon salad and kale Caesar. . We added shrimp, which was perfectly grilled. The dressings are all made in-house and were all delicious. We were at a corner table, which provided great people watching opportunities.

  • Kerri
    Jun 27, 2023
    Highly recommended!

    We ate here for lunch. Staff, from the host to the server, was so attentive to us and our pooch. He immediately brought out a bowl of cold water. The chicken and waffle sandwiches were phenomenal!

  • Lori
    Apr 30, 2021

    Jonathan the Manager and Johnny the waiter (his Choc lab Emma) were kind, caring and friendly! Our Golden was treated like a prince! Bring your well behaved Fido to this fun drink and food Southern Charmed restaurant in the peaks!

  • Bethany
    Apr 11, 2021
    What a gem!

    This place was a lifesaver! We got rained out of the Biltmore and were starving but no place had seating for us outside---this cafe has two little hidden tables inside Grove Arcade, and they were soooooo nice to a wet puppy and his parents! Food and cocktails were great too :)

  • Amy
    Oct 22, 2020
    Great Place

    Took my two standard poodles. Great location, very dog friendly. The staff gave treats and lots of love!

  • Christine
    Jul 31, 2020
    Lovely restaurant that absolutely loves dogs

    We visited Carmel's after a long drive and with our 8-month-old Aussie pup who had never been to a restaurant before. The staff is amazing and welcomed him with open arms, squatting down to give him biscuits and making him feel totally secure. I think every server stopped by the greet him, and give him love. To make things even better the food was amazing. What a lovely way to spend an evening after a long drive. I highly, highly recommend.

  • Duane & theresa
    Jul 30, 2020
    Wonderful Place!

    Wonderful place, good food great service from Brianna. we felt welcome with our 12 week old puppy Murphy.

  • Cathy
    Feb 18, 2020
    Great Food And Dog Friendly Staff

    We took our three pugs out and about in Asheville

  • Rory
    Oct 10, 2019
    Awesome Place!

    Awesome patio! The staff was so friendly and welcoming.

  • T
    Sep 20, 2019
    Great place to bring you dog!

    This place is so dog friendly! Everyone is very kind and the food is fantastic!

  • Madeline
    Sep 8, 2019
    Extremely Dog Friendly!

    Food was delicious and the atmosphere was wonderful! Every staff member was so excited to see our dogs and made sure they had enough water the whole time!! It’s so nice to find a place that loves dogs!

  • Sean
    Aug 4, 2019
    Mosley Approved!

    Great location, great food!

  • Leslie
    Jul 12, 2019
    Dog City, USA

    After a morning of hiking and touring the Biltmore Estate we were ready for lunch. Carmel’s was highly recommended on the BringFido site. We weren’t disappointed. Southern hospitality, good service and delicious food. Carmel’s does not sacrifice quality. And they provided a water dish for Clementine. The outdoor location was fun for people watching.

  • Jennifer
    Jul 4, 2019
    Great Experience!

    Everything about Carmel’s was perfect. Hostess greeted both us and our dog and promptly got her a bowl of ice water when we sat down. General Manager visited us twice to see how we were doing and how our meal was. Awesome live music outside -jazz and blues. Meatloaf was to die for and the kale salad was a best ever. Local brews delish. Was clear our dog was very welcome. We will be back again!

  • Becky
    Apr 16, 2019
    Very dog friendly

    Had several outside seating options with water bowls. Food was amazing also super close to some other cool dog friendly attractions.

  • Samantha
    Oct 18, 2018
    Very Pet Friendly!

    Staff was excellent and offered our pups treats...brought water out immediately. Great food and service.

  • Jessica
    Oct 9, 2018
    Food, drink and service excellent!!!

    This restaurant was wonderful - the people were super friendly and genuinely seemed to like dogs. The food was so good - especially the fried green tomatoes and flight of local brews. And our chihuahua enjoyed watching all the other dogs around us. Definitely worth checking it out!

  • Julie
    Jul 11, 2018
    Great place for the pooch and awesome food!

    Fried green tomatoes, local beer, fried chicken & waffles? What more can you ask for. The location is on a busy street so if your pet is afraid of cars this might not be the best for you. Plenty of outdoor seating with umbrellas so it’s not hot as hell. Would definitely recommend and return.

  • Roberta
    Jun 26, 2018
    Most dog friendly staff I've seen

    We didn't actually eat here but we were walking past and looking at the nearby arts vendors and multiple members of the restaurant staff came over to meet our dog and offer him treats. I wish we hadn't already had lunch or they certainly would have had our business.

  • Kara
    More than a year ago
    Relaxing and Enjoyable

    Sat outside with pooch. Attentive service and having a dog wasn't a problem at all. They brought water bowl with ice. Other patrons didn't mind dog at all, too. Had the pulled pork pizza and a couple beers. Very good. Priced right, too.

  • Justin
    More than a year ago
    Break from the Burgers

    There is LOTS of great bar food in Asheville, but it's nice to have a "entree" meal with your pup every once and a while. There were two other dogs there when we went. I had meatloaf and 2 local brews. My partner had a steak and we split the pork egg rolls. All of the food was amazing. Our puppy was given lots of love by the server and we all had a great time!

  • Deana
    More than a year ago
    2 pleased pups

    While traveling with my family we ate at Carmels. The food was amazing and the service even better if that is even possible. Everyone was friendly and attentive. They gave my dogs bacon, fresh water and attention. My dogs were so happy. They definitely got spoiled.

    The relaxed atmosphere was much needed after a 8 hour car ride. I can't say enough good things about Carmel's. It was awesome to find somewhere that was not only dog friendly but had vegetarian options as well. I recommend the fried green tomato sandwich.

  • Rick A.
    More than a year ago
    Outstanding food

    Found Carmel's on Bring Fido and called ahead. Food was OUTSTANDING and very relaxed atmosphere. Here is the scoop on "dog friendly" - in the Spring and Summer, there is outside seating (bistro style) along the side/sidewalk of the restaurant that is dog friendly, but only service dogs are allowed in the restaurant area. We were here over the Christmas break so no outside seating, but plenty of street parking in front of Carmel's and there is a covered parking structure across the street (visible from Carmel's), so we left our dog in the car and it worked out fine.

  • Katie
    More than a year ago

    Great food and great setting! Bowls of ice water provided for the pups.

  • Barbara
    More than a year ago
    Another Winner

    Great food, sidewalk cafe welcomes dogs,too.

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