The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area seems to have many people that are dog lovers. Between local families and students, someone is often walking a dog around UNC or down Franklin Street. A pet dog is a part of the family and when it comes time to eat, no one wants to leave Fido behind. So which restaurants are pooch-friendly?
Local restaurants Sup Dogs and the Spotted Dog have pet-friendly patios.
“The name almost implies it,” said Spotted Dog owner Ed Corbell.
But there are many other restaurants open to having dogs dine with their owners. The restaurants Mediterranean Deli and Weaver Street Market also have outdoor seating open to animals, which helps restaurants bring in business from people on the street or within walking distance, Ruby Brinkerhoff, a caterer at Med Deli, said.
"I think it adds a lot to the family atmosphere," she said.