Surprisingly, dog-friendly restaurants exist all around us, which is great news for dog-lovers. As man’s best friend, it’s nice to know certain establishments love our furry friends as much as we do. Of course, Spot still can’t join you in a sit-down restaurant due to health department regulations (unless he is a service dog), but that doesn’t mean he can’t be with you in outdoor settings.
If you don’t want your pooch to feel left out when getting yourself a bite to eat, you have options. The following are some dog-friendly restaurants where your canine can get a sweet treat:
The Pup Cup at Dairy Queen
So, technically, the Pup Cup is nothing more than a small soft serve vanilla cone, but Dairy Queen employees will gladly give you one free for Fido when you ask with your order. What a perfect treat on a hot summer day.
The Puppuccino from Starbucks
If swinging by the ‘Bucks after a visit to the vet or just to get yourself a cup of Joe, ask for a Puppuccino for your companion, which is just whipped cream in a cup. You actually won’t have to ask most of the time as employees will likely offer once they see your little friend.
The Raw Deal and More at Art and Soul
You can give your dog a true “raw deal” at Art and Soul in Washington, D.C. Although this treat is not free for your pup, she can still eat like the little queen she is with this frozen beef bone. Other options from the restaurant’s “Pooch Patio Menu” include but are not limited to a sirloin steak (yes, you read that correctly) and a nonalcoholic brew called a “Bowser Beer.”
The Pup Patty at In-N-Out:
In-N-Out is a fast-food restaurant that is especially popular in California. They offer a couple different options for your pooch, one of them the Pup Patty. This is just an unseasoned, plain salt-free burger that we are sure your dog will enjoy.
Mini-Burger Patties at Moss Beach Distillery
If you’re looking for something a little fancier and coastal for yourself while in California, Moss Beach Distillery offers two mini-burger patties for your dog on their patio menu. You can also order your pup a hot dog, grilled chicken breast and more.
Drive-thru Doggie Treat at Sonic
When going through the drive-thru at Sonic, they’ll give your four-legged friend a doggie treat. Your dog will appreciate having something to snack on while you feed your hunger.
The Pooch-ini from Shake Shack
Shake Shack is not only known for its delicious menu items for people but its treats for our canine friends as well. It seems to be one of the more dog-friendly restaurants. The Pooch-ini from this chain looks delicious enough for a person to eat. It consists of home-made dog biscuits, peanut butter, and vanilla custard.
Grilled Chicken Breast and Brown Rice at Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar has multiple locations and considers dogs a part of the family. They encourage mingling and sharing meals with your pup. One of the dog-friendly menu items is a grilled chicken breast with brown rice. Bone Appetit! (Get it?)
While we always want to share the world with our dogs, keep in mind that not everything we eat is edible to your pup. In fact, dogs may react differently to different types of food like dairy. So, if it’s not a dog biscuit, just make sure you know your pooch’s stomach before putting something in it that will upset it.
Do you ever take your pup to any of these locations? What would you add to the list?