Heading out for a bite to eat? Don’t leave your pooch behind! Here are five restaurants and cafes in Rochester, MN that offer special treats for your dog:


Dog With Dog Menu Food Item at Smoak BBQ

Smoak BBQ | photo courtesy @dieselandcerbi

There is an entire menu just for dogs at SMOAK BBQ! Bring your pup to the dog-friendly patio and order a dish such as the Bark Bowl (quinoa, roasted sweet potato, carrots, and a hard boiled egg) or the Bone-Appetite (rice, salmon, cucumbers, and a sunny-side up egg). SMOAK donates 5% of items purchased off the dog menu to local animal rescue organizations.


Workshop Food Hall & Bar

Dog eating from food bowl at Workshop Food Hall  Pooch Burger from Workshop Food Hall

The Workshop Food Hall | photo courtesy @princessrandi82

Bring your dog to the Workshop Food Hall’s dog-friendly patio and be sure to order them a pooch burger (an unseasoned hamburger patty) from Murdoch’s Place!


Bloom Acai Café

Dog Bowl at Bloom Acai Cafe

Bloom Acai Cafe | photo courtesy Bloom Acai Cafe

Bloom Acai Café makes healthy superfood sorbet bowls. The restaurant is also dog-friendly, and can make a pup cup with ingredients safe for dogs, like bananas and peanut butter.


Café Aqui

Dogs with Pup Cups at Cafe Aqui

Pup Cups at Cafe Aqui | photo courtesy Julie Nguyen

Dogs are welcome at Café Aqui, which is located inside Sargent’s on 2nd Garden Center.  After you order a coffee or empanada for yourself, feel free to ask for a pup cup for your four-legged friend. You can both head to the greenhouse with ample seating throughout to enjoy your treats.

Traveling with pets? Find more information about pet boarding and grooming, dog parks, and more here.