Have you ever wondered, is there anywhere my dog is welcome to come along for lunch or dinner? Many times, I have been asked, “Hey Mom, can Kipper (our lovable, little family dog) come with us for dinner?” I respond, I don’t think so.


I just discovered that according to the website, www.bringfido.com  right here in Rochester, MN.,  Roscoe's Root Beer & Ribs offers tasty grub that you can enjoy with your pup at the outdoor picnic tables, located at 603 4th St SE, Rochester, MN, US, (507) 285-0501.
Roscoe’s fans, unfortunately, they are not open on Memorial Day.

If you feel like a short road trip, you can head on over to Lake City and Owatonna to try out two more dog friendly restaurants.

In Lake City, the Chickadee Cottage Café serves breakfast and lunch and offers a small outdoor patio that welcomes well-behaved, leashed dogs, located at 317 N Lakeshore Drive, Lake City, MN, US 55041, 651-345-5155.

In Owatonna, the Sportsman's Grille offers burgers and sandwiches, steak and chicken, and pasta and seafood. Outdoor umbrella tables welcome dogs. It is located at 4255 W. Frontage Road, Owatonna, MN, US, 507-214-1888.

If you are feeling very adventuresome, and ready for a longer road trip, you could fill up the gas tank, and hit the road to check out more dog friendly restaurants:

Three restaurants in Northfield, MN, two restaurants in La Crosse, WI, and eight restaurants in Saint Paul, MN, welcome dogs at their outdoor tables.

Since, National Pet Month is observed in May, this could be a great summer activity and a fun way to treat your special furry, friend to a day out!
National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets bring to people's lives - and vice versa according to the website, www.cute-calendar.com.

So, the next time you are thinking of dining outdoors, don’t leave the pooch at home, bring him or her along!

Bone Appetit!