The Ugly Dog Public House
294 South 4th Street, Highlands, NC, USA
www.theuglydogpub.com/Welcom… - (828) 526-8364
The Ugly Dog Public House Highlands 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...
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