You can take your dog with you to local restaurants if you are going to a dog-friendly B&B like ours. We checked with a number of restaurants with outdoor seating and found that they all let you bring your well-behaved pooch .
“It’s happening more and more,” says one restaurant owner. Among the local restaurants we confirmed it with are Busy Bee, Bistro 1888, Windmill Farms and Southern Plenty in South Boston and Molasses Grill in Halifax.
This week we had a nice dinner at Cotton restaurant along the Dan River in Danville with our two standard poodles lying patiently next to our table. The waitress brought them large bowls of water and even gave them treats. Mike left a large tip (large for him anyway).
One piece of advice: Don’t tie your dog to the table. Once I saw a dog spot a squirrel and everyone’s dinner end up out on the street.