Froggy Dog

Categories: Steakhouse, Seafood, Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

40050 Hwy 12
P.O. Box 570
Avon, NC 27915

Phone: 252-995-5558

Fax: 252-995-3337

Hours of Operation

Open Sunday - Saturday

Breakfast and Lunch: 7:00am - 2:00am

Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Froggy Dog Restaurant is a family-oriented eatery located on Highway 12 in the Village of Avon.  In 2009, the owner added a spacious porch for patrons to gather prior to being seated. Once inside the eatery, you can choose to dine in a couple of different rooms; or, if you prefer, there is an attractive bar in which to have a private meal.  While in the bar, be sure to check out the owner’s vintage 1970’s Surf Board.  If you get a little bored waiting to be seated or after you finish dining, you may want to visit the Gift Shop on the second floor.  The entire restaurant is constructed with natural wood paneling and hardwood flooring, giving the establishment a real ‘beachy’ feel.


  • Health Department Grade:  100
  • Live Entertainment:  Karaoke
  • Lounge/Bar:  Bar
  • Credit Cards:  Accepts all major cards
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Handicap Accessible:  Restroom
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Gift Shop:  Located on the 2nd floor
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Samples:  Sample


Originally constructed as a drive-in in the 1970’s, the restaurant evolved into a spacious family restaurant that has been added onto several times. Fred and Denise leased the establishment in 1995 and purchased it in 1998.

Chef Biography

Froggy Dog

Both of the owners, Fred and Denise Sawyer, are literally ‘hands-on’ operators. Fred, an ex-accountant, likes to cook breakfast while Denise is an ex-navy supply specialist who can handle lunch and dinner.  

Owner Biography

Froggy Dog

Fred operated an accounting practice for twenty-three years before moving to the Outer Banks to work in that profession for another fifteen years.  Fred and Denise gave up their accounting practice to lease, and later purchase, The Froggy Dog Restaurant.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Local seafood when available

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Wine and Beer

  • Course Specialties: 

    Crab legs and shrimp on special between 3-5pm


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