Dog at the table with pizza. Puppy Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the cafe.

It’s true that plenty of restaurants in Florida go above and beyond to serve up delicious cuisine for their human customers. But what about the ones that take things one step further by offering a secret menu just for dogs? many dog lovers may know that pup-friendly restaurants are great places to bring their furry friends. But few are aware of the delicacies that can be found on Florida’s dog-only menus. For example, many restaurants have dishes designed specifically for doggie palates such as dog-friendly ice cream and puppyacious burgers.

Unfortunately, these specialties are usually only available upon request.  It pays to ask your server when dining out with your pup. Even if you don’t necessarily see it listed on the restaurant menu, chances are there’s a dog menu tucked away just waiting to be discovered! Either way, this is one case where everyone wins. Humans get to enjoy a delicious meal while their four-legged friends can indulge in canine culinary pleasure. Bon appétit!

Reader’s Digest compiled a list of chain restaurants that have menu items specifically catered to doogos. But let’s focus on the ones that are located here in Southwest Florida. Remember that too much dairy is bad for your dog so make this an occasional thing. Now, let’s check out some local places that have a secret menu for dogs. Some are free. Some charge. You just need to ask.

 

  • Dunkin’ Puppy Latte

    A small cup of whipped cream. We love Dunkin’. 

  • Dairy Queen Pup Cup

    A mini sundae with vanilla soft serve, topped with a dog biscuit. 

  • Starbucks Puppuccino

    A small serving of whipped cream served in an espresso cup.

  • Sonic Dog Treats

    Nice to know I don’t have to eat my Sonic burger alone.

  • Culver’s Dog Treats

    If you find the right drive thru attendant, the milk bone will come with a scoop of vanilla frozen custard. My Yorkie Daisy and I will try this at the Estero store. 

     

  • Ben & Jerry’s Doggie Desserts

    Ben & Jerry’s has a Naples location. I haven’t seen these treats at Publix, but I also haven’t really looked.

  • Shake Shack Pooch-ini

    A mix of dog biscuits, peanut butter sauce and vanilla custard. Looks like our nearest Shake Shack is in Tampa or Miami. 

  • Sprinkles Doggie Cupcakes

    ThePupcake. Made with yogurt frosting. There’s a Sprinkles in Disney Springs, but they also ship.