There are many wonderful places to take your dog in Orange County! With Dog Beach, or one of the many trails and parks in the area, you’ll be sure to have a great time with your pooch.
Once the fun is over, it’s hard to find good restaurants that can offer both you and your dog a snack. Luckily, we’ve done the research and have found some of the best secret menus for dogs! (Remember to confirm the policy with your local dog-friendly restaurants in case it has changed).
Chain Restaurants With Secret Dog Menus
While we include as many local picks Orange County below, these full serve and fast-food restaurant chains have items specifically meant for your furry friend!
Just ask for the Dog Burger, and your furry friend will get a cut up burger patty and a bowl of water.
A puppuccino is arguably one of the most well-known and best-known secret menus for dogs. This is simply a small cup filled with whipped cream and is a delicious treat for your dog to enjoy.
In-N-Out has two secret menu options for your furry friend – the pup patty consists of just an unsalted patty for your dog to enjoy. If you really want to treat your dog, you can order the flying dutchman, which is two patties stuck together with melted cheese.
Sprinkles in Newport Beach offers dogs a special treat, called a ‘pupcake.’ It is a sugar free cupcake that is topped with a yogurt “frosting” and an adorable bone as a sweet treat. (And while you’re there, you can treat yourself too!)
Some locations have the Chick-fil-a Pup Cup on their secret menu which is a scoop of ice cream topped with a dog treat.
The Dairy Queen Pup Cup is a small cup of vanilla soft serve so you can give your buddy a sweet treat.
Lucille’s has many restaurants across Arizona, California, and Nevada that offer some delicious barbecue picks for everyone. For dogs, they offer either a plain hamburger patty or a grilled chicken breast.
Local Restaurants With Secret Dog Menus
4501 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
A beloved Newport Beach restaurant since 1986, The Alley is the perfect place after a day at the beach with your furry friend, with their dog-friendly patio, you can enjoy the sunny skies or balmy evenings having a wonderful meal. On the doggy menu, the Alley offers both grilled chicken and cuts of beef burgers. For people, The alley has some delicious choices like a rack of lamb or Steak Diane.
17071 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
For humans, Slater’s 50/50 offers delicious dishes like bacon mac and cheese balls and cheeseburger balls. But for the pups, they get treated to options like turkey or beef burgers, bacon, and grilled chicken breast! They also offer water with ice on hot days so your dog can cool down.
Park Bench Café
17732 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Park Bench Café is perfect for an afternoon out with your dog. Located in Huntington Beach Central Park, this Café is tailored to accommodate both you and your dog! While you get to dine on options like a sourdough bacon cheeseburger or award-winning chili, dogs get to dine on dishes including all beef hot dogs, ground beef, and “rover” easy eggs for breakfast!
Wet Dog Tavern
221 Main Street, Suite B, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
There is no better way to celebrate man’s best friend than at Wet Dog Tavern! Heather and Kammy run this restaurant with a dog-friendly patio and a variety of delicious options for your dog, including chicken over rice, chicken and a beef patty over rice, or rare steak over rice. For people, there’s many incredible dishes and a happy hour that cannot be missed!
Rock & Brews
7777 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620 | 714-266-0314
1222 Irvine Blvd., Tustin, CA 92780 | 714-760-4307
Rock & Brews’ vibrant history in Rock N’ Roll, along with its dog-friendly patio and doggy menu, already make the place an amazing place to visit. With human food options like steak soft tacos and a tri-tip platter, and dog options like grilled chicken breast, burger patties, bacon, and hot dogs, this is a place you don’t want to miss.
21080 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Tanner’s is a great place to be. Located in the Paséa Hotel & Spa, Tanner’s dog-friendly patio overlooks the ocean. Their dog menu spans over breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert and has some amazing offerings like a puppy parfait, turkey cranberry meatballs, shepherd’s pie, and their dog-friendly banana split! For people, there’s options like a poke bowl, a crab BLT, or duck confit.
Sandy’s Beach Shack
315 E Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
After a long day at the beach, Sandy’s Beach Shack is the perfect place to relax and grab a bite to eat (and maybe a drink or two!) On the human menu, there’s crab cakes, swordfish, and mahi tacos. For the dogs, there’s the little paws – which is grilled chicken or beef with kibble, or the big paws, which is ground beef or chicken with kibble. Sandy’s also donates $1 to HB Dog Beach for every pup meal bought.
500 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Pacific Hideaway is a beautiful restaurant inside and out, and is one of the most well known dog-friendly restaurants in Orange County, with friendly staff and a cozy patio, the dog menu is just the cherry on top! Fido can be treated to a dinner of either chicken or beef accompanied by rice and carrots. You can be treated to options like pan seared scallops or jambalaya risotto.
1133 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Newport Beach’s Great Maple is an amazing place to grab a bite and spend some quality time with your dog. With spacious outdoor dining, you and your pup will be treated to a wonderful meal with plenty of space to spread out. On the menu for dogs is the choice of a chopped hard boiled egg, a hamburger slider patty, or strips of bacon! For humans, you can be treated to a sweet treat of their famous maple bacon donuts.
Locations in Brea, Huntington Beach/Westminster, Irvine, & Orange
If you’re looking for a place to eat with your dog, this is the ‘pawfect’ place! With multiple locations across Orange County, you and your dog can chow down on some amazing menu choices. Lazy Dog offers either a grilled hamburger patty bowl or a grilled chicken breast bowl for your pooch, and options like their TV dinner trays for humans, served in retro-themed trays.
The Cliff Restaurant
577 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
The Cliff Restaurant has both beautiful views and plenty for your pup to enjoy! The puppy plates are all served warm and include options such as chicken breast with white rice, oatmeal, beef patty with white rice, salmon with white rice, and prime rib with white rice. There are also a number of hard treats available, such as salmon snacks, calamari snacks, liver bites, carrot molasses, peanut butter bones, or apples and oats!
Haven Craft Kitchen + Bar
190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
Located right next to Old Towne Orange, Haven Craft Kitchen is a wonderful place where both you and your dog will be able to enjoy some delightful dishes. For the humans, you can have a heavenly pork belly BLT, or a ribeye steak salad. For your dog, there’s options like fish and sweet potato, turkey and whole grain macaroni, or lamb and brown rice.
Fred’s Mexican Café
300 E Pacific Coast Hwy, #201, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Located in Huntington Beach, Fred’s Mexican Café & Cantina offers great food as well as a great ambiance for you and your pup on the patio, where you can enjoy each other’s company. Similarly to Sandy’s Beach Shack, Fred’s offers little paws and big paws meals that benefit the HB Dog Beach. For humans, there’s plenty of amazing food and drink options to be tried!
Make Your Own Secret Menu For Dogs
Want to feed your dog on the fly? Most fast food restaurants (or any restaurant really) can serve you something to feed your dog.
You can always ask for a plain burger patty or grilled chicken breast/patty (skip the breaded and fried stuff). We did this at McDonald’s when we were on a road trip and we had a very happy dog. Other items and sides that can be served to your pup? Green beans, steamed white rice, vanilla soft serve, apple slices, and fish (again, not fried). Also, if you are at a location that serves breakfast, this expands your options — you can always ask for a side of scrambled eggs or bacon.
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Morgan Mulac is a freelance writer who has spent years on the road as a nomad and now has settled back in California with her family. Some of her favorite spots to travel to in California are in Orange County and the many beaches along the coast. She’s an avid writer about her journeys and enjoys sharing the beauty California has to offer.