Going out to eat something special once in a while is always a fun treat. But you’re not the only one who likes special treats. Our furry friends enjoy nice food as much as we do. And some restaurants cater to them as well.
While some of these places will have doggy options listed on the menu, others you have to know to ask for. So the next time you’re thinking of heading out for a little indulgence, bring along your dog as well for a little something.
As a note, be sure to check if your dog has any special allergies as they can react similarly to certain foods just as we can.
Starbucks Secret Menu
Cutely named ‘Puppuccino’, Starbucks has a secret menu aimed just to dogs. If your dog has a problem with dairy be sure to steer clear, but if not, this espresso shot sized dollop of whip cream is a perfect surprise for your puppy. Just be warned, these are very sugary snacks and aren’t suggested for your dog too often.
Tim Hortons Secret Menu
The ever popular doughnut holes called ‘timbits’ are a favourite with many human customers at Tim Hortons, a coffee chain. But few know that they also offer a sugar-free version for your dog, though it’s limited to just one ‘timbit’ for each dog.
In ‘N’ Out Secret Menu
This burger joint believes in burgers for all, including its canine fans. Stop and get a ‘pup patty’ which is simply a plain hamburger patty minus the salt. They’ll pack it up in a ‘doggy bag’ just for little Fido.
Sonic Secret Menu
Since Sonic is designed to either eat in your car or at their outdoor picnic tables, naturally it is pet friendly. So if you bring along your puppy to join you during your meal they’ll often bring out a treat for him so he doesn’t feel left out.
Moss Beach Distillery Secret Menu
This little restaurant nestled nicely in Moss Beach, California, leaves nothing to be wanted for your dog. Offering not just one or two special items, Moss Beach Distillery has a complete dog menu. Whether you want the normal kibble or a hotdog or even a steak for your dog, they offer it all.
Chick-fil-A Secret Menu
Many of Chick-fil-A’s locations offer treats for dogs going through the drive thru. Next time you stop by make sure you ask.
Sprinkles Secret Menu
You’re not the only one who should get excited for cupcakes. Ask for their special cupcakes for dogs. They create them without sugar and with yogurt toppings daily so both you and your dog can enjoy a special treat out together.
Johnny Rockets Secret Menu
When bringing your dog along to their outdoor seating, consider asking for a little meal for your pet. They’ll cut up a patty and bring out water just for him. At one of their specific locations in Victoria Gardens located in Southern California, they’ve even put together a complete menu with everything from main meals to deserts like ice cream and cupcakes.
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt Secret Menu
This popular ice cream chain is frequented by humans and canines alike. They offer flavours of peanut butter and mint in dog friendly recipes and at their branch in Redondo Beach, California, they have ice cream with a soy base uniquely created just for our furry friends.
Dairy Queen Secret Menu
In a ‘pup cup’ the Dairy Queen staff will fill a little cup with vanilla soft serve and even put a dog treat on top for an extra special day.
Tin Shed Garden Café Secret Menu
This café in Portland, Oregon not only caters to dogs, but loves them. The canine items are listed alongside everything else on the menu. And Tuesday evenings be sure to bring your pup along as it’s ‘Doggie Love Night’ meaning for every human order, you get a dog meal for free.
Rocks and Brews Secret Menu
This all-American restaurant encourages you to bring along your dog as you dine out on their patio and will provide a dog menu as well as a bowl of water when asked.
Shake Shack Secret Menu
You won’t have to look hard for food for your dog at this restaurant. All the dog items are listed right on the normal menu. Whether you’re looking for sweet or savoury, they offer both with their signature dog treats (‘Bag O’ Bones) or dog biscuits covered in peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard (Pooch-ini).
Lazy Dog Café Secret Menu
As you may guess from the name, this café is more than open to the canine variety. Patrons are encouraged to bring along their four legged friends and mingle with other likeminded individuals. The café will provide beef and rice for your dog.
Culver’s Secret Menu
Though popular among humans, few know that they often also give out milk bones to whatever dogs come through the drive thru. If your pup is lucky enough, he’ll even get a scoop of vanilla ice cream to go along with that bone.
These are just some of the places that specifically cater to dogs, but many places are more than happy to provide plain chicken, vegetables, or even burgers to-go should you want something special for your dog as well.