Bring Your 4-Legged Friends!

Exploring Elkin, NC with your pet? There are plenty of dog-friendly options in Elkin where Fido is welcome, lodging that accepts pets overnight, and locations you can sit outside and enjoy dining, beer, wine... or just relax!  
Restaurants with outdoor seating in downtown:

  • Fiddles Pub (W Main St)
  • Harry's Place  (Front St)
  • Royall's Soda Shoppe (W Main St)
  • Southern on Main (E Main St) covered patio

Coffee/sweets with outdoor seating in downtown:

  • Barking Coyote Farm Store (water bowl outside)
  • Dirty Joe's Coffee Shop (water bowls outside)
  • Diana's Books and More

Beer/wine/full bar with outdoor seating:


  • Angry Troll Brewing at 222 (lower level at tasting room entrance - open Friday and Saturday)
  • Fiddles Pub (back patio)
  • Harry's Place (in front of restaurant)
  • Southern on Main (outside patio on Main St, also has covered patio area and ceiling fans)

  • Skull Camp Brewing (N Bridge St) large patio and yard
  • Slightly Askew Winery (N Bridge St) - dog treats are waiting for your pup

Shops in downtown that allow pets inside:

  • Dave's Antiques
  • Diana's Books and More
  • Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall
  • Gypsy Princess / Moonlight Gallery
  • The November Room

                Elkin Antiques and Collectibles Mall has their own mascot!
Hotels and Cabins:

  • Elk Inn allows pets
  • Frog Holler Cabins offers one pet-friendly cabin

  • Elkin Municipal Park (miles of shady trails)
  • Elkin Farmers Market (Saturday morning 9am to noon, April thru October) includes a dog vendor with home-made treats.
  • Downtown Elkin (offers pet waste stations throughout downtown and some shop owners leave water dishes out for pets)
  • LIVE at FIVE (fourth Friday of each month, May to September except for July, Elkin Farmers Market Shelter) 
  • FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS (second Friday of each month, May to September, except for July Elkin Farmers Market Shelter)
  • Pumpkin Festival (Main St, fourth Saturday in Sept)
  • Halloween on Main (Main St)
  • Cruise-Ins (Main St, fourth Saturday of the month, May to October)

Plans for the future:  Elkin Dog park

An Elkin Dog Park is on its way! A new group is forming this week to create a safe and exciting space for our four legged pals and owners alike in the Elkin Area.  
The mission of the non-profit, Friends of the Elkin Dog Park, is to increase the quality of life for dogs and owners in the Elkin Valley by building and promoting a safe space for our dogs to play off leash and socialize. This will be a welcoming space for two and four legged friends. The dog park will truly be a unique space and become an asset to Elkin and all of the surrounding areas.  
Join us this Saturday, 15 July at the Dog Days of Summer event at the Elkin Farmers Market starting at 9 a.m. Come say hello, join our mailing list and hear about all the exciting plans we have in mind. 
We are also holding an informative meeting on 3 August at the Elkin Library at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the location of the dog park, forming a board, fundraising and volunteering opportunities. 
Have any questions? Would you like to be involved? Please email . . . and let’s collaborate. 
We can’t wait to see you at the park!   Stephanie and Nick Graff