Paw-Cicles and Ice Cream: 8 Dog-Friendly Spots in the Twin Cities

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Ice cream, like spending time outdoors with your furry companion, is one of summer’s greatest delights. And with these paw-dropping ice cream (and frozen yogurt!) shops and events, you can elevate your experience by getting in a creamy treat AND some fur-covered quality time in the same instant.

Note: The following spots are dog-friendly on the outdoor spaces only unless otherwise specified.

ROLLING ROVER BISTRO – Minneapolis (and other spots around town)

Rolling Rover’s lineup includes Pawsicles (pictured above), frozen yogurt popsicles in the flavors peanut butter banana and pumpkin apple. They also dole out Liver Lickers, frozen yogurt served out of a waffle bowl made from beef liver. Your pup’ll be in dog heaven. Catch these dog lovers serving up their frozen yogurt dog treats around town, like Open Streets, Lake + Minnehaha on July 22, the NE Minneapolis Dog Parade on July 27, and Alimagnet Dog Park’s Dog Days of Summer on July 28.

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@leo_the_lionpup waiting patiently for his treat at Fletcher’s

FLETCHER’S ICE CREAM – Northeast Minneapolis

Stop by this recently-opened stop for a delectable cup or cone! Fido can come along and enjoy the dog-friendly patio with you, too—he can even get a special doggy ice cream with a treat on top.

MN NICE CREAM – Northeast Minneapolis

When you start with locally-sourced soft serve, you’re already in for a creamy treat. Throw in three (!) free toppings with every waffle cone, dish, or shake, PLUS dog-friendliness on the patio of the brick-and-mortar location (there’s a food truck too!) and you’ve got a complete ice cream experience.


With a long tradition in ice cream and more than 200 flavors in their repertoire, you and Rover will need to visit this patio again and again.


If you’ve been to an ice cream parlor before, you know the drill: pick a flavor, size, and cone (or cup), then jump into your topping-covered treat alongside your furry companion (keep Fido’s paws on the patio only, please!).

DAIRY QUEEN – Throughout the Twin Cities

Rumor has it that many Dairy Queen locations will offer a small serving of vanilla soft serve, known as a “pup cup.” Some especially kind locations will even give it to you for free, but please call ahead to make sure — policies vary from store to store.

Drooling yet? Go on and get the two of you a frosty treat!

Then tag your ice-creamy pics with #SidewalkDog on Instagram for a chance to be featured.

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Summer is so sweet.

Sidewalk Dog’s mission is to help dog parents spend more time with their puppers by discovering and sharing activities they can do and places they can go—together! Sniff out our award-winning newsletter and Instagram, and join our Dog-Friendly Twin Cities Facebook Group.

2 thoughts on “Paw-Cicles and Ice Cream: 8 Dog-Friendly Spots in the Twin Cities

  1. Hannah

    Mn nice creamery is awesome! Two corrections: they allow dogs inside and you don’t get any free toppings, they are 50¢ each.


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