Wanting to take your dog out to dinner? Here are ten restaurants with menu items just for four-legged patrons.
#1 – Starbucks
On their “secret menu,” Starbucks has a Puppuccino. It’s an espresso-shot-sized paper cup full of whip cream. Some dogs are bothered by dairy, and your dog should probably not have one of these sugary treats every day, but for special occasions it’s fun.
#2 – In ‘N’ Out
If you are lucky enough to live near an In ‘N’ Out, you can order your dog a “pup patty,” a plain hamburger patty without the salt, put in its very own doggy bag for your furry best friend.
#3 – Sprinkles
A not-so-secret menu item, Sprinkles cupcakes has special doggie cupcakes on their menu that are sugar-free and topped with a yogurt frosting. They are available daily.
#4 – Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt
This 40-unit ice cream chain serves Frosty Paws, a dog ice cream made with soy at their Redondo Beach, California location. The rest of the chain has Dogsters, a veterinary-approved dog treat available in peanut butter and mint flavors.
#5 – Tim Hortons
A coffee chain in Canada and the United States, Tim Horton’s offers a sugar-free doggy version of their famous “Timbits,” bite-sized doughnuts. They do limit you to one per canine customer.
#6 – Dairy Queen
Ask for a “pup cup” and your dog will be treated like royalty with a FREE small vanilla soft-serve ice cream cup. Perfect for a hot summer’s day! Please note “pup cups” are offered at participating locations.
#7 – Shake Shack
A restaurant chain in the Eastern United States has canine cuisine right on the menu. They have delectable offerings like the Pooch-ini, which is ShackBurger dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard or the Bag O’ Bones, a bag of five ShackBurger dog treats.
#8 – The Nauti Dawg Marina Café
If you are headed to Lighthouse Point, Florida, you must stop at The Nauti Dawg Marina Café. They have a “K9 Cuisine” menu just for dogs, including several dishes served in a dog bowl. Some choices include bacon, chicken breast, Mahi fillet, and even skirt steak.
#9 – Tin Shed Garden Café
Located in Portland, Oregon, this café has their doggie items right on the menu. And every Tuesday is “Doggie Love Night” at the Shed—order a people item and you get a doggie item for free.
#10 – Moss Beach Distillery
This fun restaurant, located in Moss Beach, California, has a full doggie menu with everything from kibble to a $16 skirt steak. You can even give your dog a hot dog.