The Ugly Dog Public House

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294 South 4th Street, Highlands, NC, USA
The Ugly Dog Public House - So here we are at the Ugly Dog.  Shall we???
The Ugly Dog Public House - Crank up the woofers!
The Ugly Dog Public House - The tee shirt I bought.
The Ugly Dog Public House - My Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss burger - YUM!
The Ugly Dog Public House - The joint is jumpin'
The Ugly Dog Public House - A really fun place to relax. Looking into the dining room from the bar.

The Ugly Dog Public House Highlands Reviews

vances vances
581 reviews
Come. Sit. Stay. Nov 28, 2014
The motto on their tee-shirts says it all --- “come, sit, stay”. A perfect slogan to evoke the relaxed, friendly atmosphere of this pub and eatery. Despite being solo when I visited, there was instant camaraderie upon stepping inside. In no time I was chatting with other patrons and the incredibly friendly wait staff.

Food selections are basic, dominated by burger and sandwich offerings. This is supplemented by some nice salads, flat bread pizza and hot dogs (including, of course, the 'Dog House Dog'). I went for the Bacon Mushroom & Swiss Burger, which was quite tasty. They offer a nice selection of draft beers. The Ugly Dog is not a brew pub, but they offer many local craft beers and I finished my meal with a couple IPA’s that were awesome.

The Dog is made up of two rooms: a dining area (with small stage – live music is a regular feature here) and the bar, where I parked. Best part was fun conversation with fellow patrons and the wait staff. Every one of the staff was beyond friendly. I purchased a tee-shirt for a lady friend and being awful with women's sizes, asked a barmaid for help. The joint was jumping and I felt guilty bending her ear, but she devoted a couple minutes asking good questions to pin down a proper size without making me feel like I was a burden.

The bartender even chuckled when I asked whether a lot of folks got “pounded” here. Bonus points are always awarded when people catch my stupid word play...
So here we are at the Ugly Dog. S…
The joint is jumpin'
My Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss burger …
Crank up the woofers!
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
vances says:
and thereby hangs a tail...

Posted on: Dec 22, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
It's a dog eat dog world, Vance.
Posted on: Dec 21, 2014
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