Since 1998, the “flat-iron” building wedged on an island between Main and Weaver Street in downtown Carrboro, has been home to the Spotted Dog.

As a casual eatery, we believe in the “being kind and good to people” style of service. Thanks to our customers, we have won awards for:

  • Best Vegetarian-friendly,”
  • “Coolest place on Main St.,”
  • “Best Veggie Burger,”
  • “Best Wait Staff,”
  • “Best Burger”
  • “Orange County Disability Awareness Employer of the Year –Small business”
  • “Friends of the APS”

We have been featured in Business Today, Metro Magazine, Gourmet Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Chapel Hill News, The News & ObserverThe Herald Sun and The Independent.  Spotted Dog was chosen to be included in the cookbook, “Tastes of Main Street,” published in late 2010.

Spotted Dog has been “green” from the start. We recycle everything, including bottles, cans, cardboard, paper products, cooking oil and we compost our food waste. Even when we were remodeling the space, we chose to refinish existing materials and refurbish older equipment instead of trashing it all and adding more to the landfill.  Spotted Dog generates very little trash, which is a good thing when you are located on an island!

From the whimsical menu names, such as “Kibbles ‘n Bits” (appetizers) and “Barnyard Romp,” to the canine-themed décor featuring the paw prints that wind along the back wall, the many variations of “spotted” dogs that fill the space, and the many photos of peoples’ pets that grace the walls of fame, Spotted Dog is definitely unique.

We hope you’ll find your way to Carrboro to see for yourself.