4 Dog-Friendly Restaurants in Rochester, Minnesota

July 28, 2016

Dog-Friendly-Restaurants-Rochester.jpgShow your four-footed family members just what they mean to you by taking them along when you go out to eat. Here are a few favorite dog-friendly restaurants in Rochester, Minnesota that you should check out:

1. Roscoe's Root Beer and Ribs  
603 4th St SE, Rochester

Not only is this one of Minnesota's best destinations for BBQ, you can bring your pup along too. Inspired by an A&W Root Beer stand back in 1981, owner Steve "Roscoe" Ross and his wife, Barbara, made their American dream of owning a barbeque restaurant a reality. After going up against and beating some of the nation's best "ribbers," Roscoe's Root Beer and Ribs quickly gained popularity with Rochester residents, making this the go-to place for BBQ. For alternatives to BBQ, the Philly cheese steak and burgers two more great reasons to pay this restaurant a visit!

2. Beetle's Bar & Grill  
230 20th Ave SW, Rochester

Beetle's Bar & Grill offers a great outdoor patio for casual dining, making it perfect for the whole family—and that includes man’s best friend. In addition to a full bar, Beetle's Bar & Grill serves classic American cuisine with dishes such as steaks, wraps, burgers, seafood and salads.

3. Five West Kitchen & Bar  
1991 Commerce Dr NW, Rochester

This stylish New American Cuisine restaurant offers dishes ranging from salads and sandwiches to pizza and salmon. There’s literally something for everyone at Five West, including music and dog lovers, because the patio rocks with live entertainment throughout the summer and well-behaved dogs are welcome to have a tail-wagging good time. Whether you're looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or happy hour, Five West has you covered.

4. Chickadee Cottage Cafe  
317 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City

In nearby Lake City, you’ll find the Chickadee Cottage Cafe, a 1900s era home converted to a roadside diner that’s quickly become known for its breakfast, lunch, Sunday Family Breakfast, and Friday Burger Blast evening menus—with homemade entrees all made from scratch. It’s unique vibe, dog-welcome policy and stunning gardens inspired  Minnesota Monthly Magazine to rate Chickadee Cottage Cafe as one of the "100 Restaurants Worth the Drive." Chickadee Cottage Cafe is a seasonal restaurant and is only open from mid April to the end of October, so make the drive out before it’s too late!

As a pet-friendly apartment community, the Springs at South Broadway team is thrilled to boast about local places where you can sit, stay and fetch some favorite memories with your dog.

Share your favorite pet-friendly restaurant in Rochester with us in the comments below!

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