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“Real nice pub”
Review of The Ugly Dog Pub

The Ugly Dog Pub
Ranked #7 of 54 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Ugly Dog Pub is a casual pub with food, beer, wine and mixed drinks. A great place to come meet friends or make friends. We feature Trivia Tuesday nights, Bluegrass music on Wednesdays and regional bands on Friday or Saturday nights. We also show sports on TV and special events to keep it fun. We are a relaxed place, so come on in and take a seat, or walk up to the bar and order a drink and something to eat. Hope to see you soon! We are open: Mon. 4pm - until Tues. thru Sun. 11:30 am - until
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Real nice pub”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Great place, nice crowd, very nice staff in a lovely holidayhome neighbourhood. Food was very nice, had great cheese fries for starter which could be a main course. Had the flatbredpizza and the burger, both real nice and a good collection of beers.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank mrsorso
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Cuban north of Miami”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Great casual place with outstanding food. We went for lunch, but it looks like they also have a great nighttime atmosphere. Don't miss it!

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Kiminthecity
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Quick with outdoor seating”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

After serious Highlands shopping a local sent us here for a quick lunch. The chicken flatbread with Caesar salad on top was great and the fried eggs with ham and potatoes typical. Service was quick if clumsy and the prices reasonable. We ate outdoors which with a breeze was pleasant. The bar and restaurant are away from the hubbub of the main street in Highlands and there is street parking available.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank James C
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great fun!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Ugly Dog is one of the two bars on the "Highlands Pub Crawl"!
They have done a great job of keeping the place competitive, with good service, great beer selections, food, and occasionally some pretty good music!
It is the Pub to be at, after a long day hiking around!

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank BlondeSeminole
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Sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Alright in a sort of a limited way for an off night...”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Went with friends on a Monday evening.

I'd driven past a few times but didn't feel like fighting the dense crowds I'd seen. For better or worse, last Monday was far from packed. We weren't greeted, so we made our way to an alcove with comfy bench seating. The first server we encountered was clearly stressed and looked at us with pieteous frustration when she realized she had another table. She didn't even bother to fake friendliness when she brought us menus.

Happily, we were bumped to another server who was great.

She took our order with aplomb and, shortly, we were presented with some great looking food.

My friend's smoked chicken caesar was great, my cheeseburger was delicious, but the standout was my other friend's fish wrap. The fish was perfectly fried and everything else just worked.

I'll be back to sample the rest of the menu.

Would be 5 stars if not for the unpleasant server and the fact that my burger was a bit overcooked.

  • Visited July 2014
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Kay C, Owner at The Ugly Dog Pub, responded to this review, 7 January 2015
Thank you so much for coming in! I am so glad your evening with us was a good one and I hope that we will become a part of all your Highlands vacations!
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