Come. Sit. Stay.

Crafted cocktails, regional beers and elevated pub food served at a cozy, classic tavern.

Double your fun! The Ugly Dog Pub has two locations – On”the Hill” in Highlands and 25 Frank Allen Road in Cashiers. Both pubs have a casual, relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy regional beers, crafted cocktails, nice wines and great food.
The Ugly Dog Pub offers a casual menu with chef-created sandwiches, burgers, salads, and soups. Don’t miss our incredible Chef specials, they are culinary delights. Join them for Sunday Brunch and savor the fun Bloody Mary bar with bacon, pickled vegetables, with a variety of hot sauces and mixes to create your own signature concoction.
Both The Dog in Highlands and The Puppy in Cashiers offer entertainment weekly with trivia, live music and sports on multiple large screen TVs. The live Bluegrass music that features some of the most talented musicians in North Carolina should not be missed. Come, sit, stay – and be there for all the fun!


294 South 4th Street
(828) 526-8364

Open Daily
11:30am – close
Monday opens at 4:00pm


25 Frank Allen Road
(828) 743-3000

Open 11:30am – close
Closed Tuesdays

Restaurant Menu

  • All products
  • Starters
  • Salads
  • Slices
  • Entrees
  • Pizza
  • Hot Dogs
  • Burgers
  • Desserts
  • House made cookies, vanilla ice cream, chocolate caramel sauce

  • Served warm with cinnamon streusel and vanilla ice cream

  • Butterscotch, candied walnuts, and whipped cream

  • Send the kitchen something nice (they will love you for it)

  • Treat your server/bartender to an after-shift drink (they really like this)

  • ALL DAY $6

    Seasonal Vegetables, Sweet Potato Fries, Mac n Cheese, Blue Cheese Coleslaw, Tater Tots

  • Loaded Baked Potato, Mashed Potatoes, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Yellow Grits

  • One pound of crispy smoked wings or hand breaded tenders served with celery sticks and two dipping sauces

  • Fresh cut salmon seasoned with ginger, chives, red onion, and olive oil; marinated radishes, cucumber-avocado salad, and crispy lavash

  • Beer cheese, pimento cheese, bacon, and jalapeos. Served with ranch

Upcoming Bands

Highlands Weekly Happenings

Cashiers Weekly Happenings

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