Family Dining at the San Diego Zoo

Dining at the Zoo

Restaurant Dining

Hamburger and fries.

Albert's Restaurant

  • Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday–Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Location: Treetops
  • Menu

Located in Lost Forest in the heart of the Zoo, Albert’s offers full-service dining featuring chef-inspired plates, a patio with a private waterfall, and a full-service bar.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Casual Dining

truffle parmesan chicken wings

BUSY BEE CAFÉ — NEW!

  • Zoofari Party Area
  • Menu

The Zoo's newest eatery offers honey corn dogs, triple trouble burgers, pizza, and wings, plus Family Meal portions of pizza, hot dogs, and corn dogs.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS    DESSERTS

Sandwiches

SAN DIEGO ZOO SANDWICH CO.

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

Located just inside the Zoo entrance, San Diego Zoo Sandwich Co. offers hot breakfast, specialty sandwiches, soups from scratch, ice cream, and fresh salads.

Open for breakfast 8:30 to 11 a.m.; open for lunch at 11 a.m.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Front Street Sweet Shack Nashville Hot Chicken Strips

FRONT STREET SWEET SHACK

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

Across from the Reptile House, Front Street Sweet Shack offers crafted shakes and sundaes, Monte Cristo sandwiches, and the Zoo’s first doughnut burger.

VEGETARIAN

Honey siracha chicken sandwich and fries.

SAFARI KITCHEN

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

The Safari Kitchen is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a variety of gourmet burgers, crispy chicken sandwiches, and loaded tater tots.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Sydney's Grill Joey Burger

SYDNEY'S GRILL

  • Location: Outback
  • Menu

Located in the Australian Outback, Sydney’s Grill offers barbecue entrees, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, ice cream treats, locally brewed craft beer, and margaritas.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Located in the Australian Outback, Sydney’s Grill offers barbecue entrees, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, ice cream treats, locally brewed craft beer, and margaritas.  VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

HUA MEI CAFÉ

  • Location: Asian Passage
  • Menu

Located in Asian Passage, Hua Mei Café offers a variety of Asian cuisine items, burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, kid's meals, ice cream treats, and more.

GF     VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Taco plate at Sabertooth Mexican Grill.

SABERTOOTH MEXICAN GRILL

  • Location: Elephant Odyssey
  • Menu

Sabertooth Mexican Grill, found within Elephant Odyssey, features Mexican-style cuisine, including tacos, burritos, wraps, salads, fresh tortilla chips, nachos, soft-serve ice cream, craft beer, and house-made margaritas.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

pepperoni pizza

LAGOON TERRACE

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

Located just outside the San Diego Zoo Sandwich Company, enjoy pizza by the slice, meatball subs, specialty hot dogs, wraps, and locally brewed draft beer.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Spagetti with meatballs and a breadstick - Treetops cafe.

TREETOPS CAFÉ

  • Location: Lost Forest
  • Menu

Located in the Lost Forest, Treetops Café, with its spectacular views from multilevel decks, offers flatbread pizzas, Italian-style cuisine, wraps, salads, locally brewed draft beer, Kid's Meals, and family meal deals.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Quick Bites

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JUNGLE JAVA

  • Location: Lost Forest
  • Menu

Conveniently located near the front plaza, Jungle Java offers specialty coffee drinks, nitro coffee, pastries, and popcorn.

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ZOO BREW

  • Location: Lost Forest
  • Menu

Located halfway down Treetops Way, Zoo Brew features locally brewed draft beer, specialty coffee drinks, and mini doughnuts.

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ROCKS BOX

  • Location: Africa Rocks
  • Menu

Located in Africa Rocks, Rocks Box serves hot dogs, nachos, locally brewed draft beer, ICEE®, and more.

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HUA MEI CONES

  • Location: Asian Passage
  • Menu

Located in Asian Passage, Hua Mei Cones serves soft-serve ice cream, warm soft pretzels, and churros.

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BAMBOO BAR

  • Location: Asian Passage
  • Menu

Located in Asian Passage, Bamboo Bar serves hot dogs, warm pretzel bites, locally brewed draft beer, and more.

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THE PAGODA

  • Location: Asian Passage
  • Menus

With two locations in Asian Passage—offering sweet and savory options—the Pagoda serves corn dogs, egg rolls, a variety of beverages, draft beer, popcorn, Dippin' Dots®, snow cones, and more.

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KETTLE CORN

  • Location: Discovery Outpost
  • Menu

Located across from the Front Street Sweet Shack, Kettle Corn offers churros, kettle corn, warm pretzels, locally brewed draft beer, ICEE®, and soft drinks.

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THE BRIDGE SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

  • Location: Elephant Odyssey
  • Menu

Located at the end of Bashor Bridge in Elephant Odyssey, The Bridge serves locally brewed draft beer, micheladas, cadillac margaritas, ICEE®, snow cones, soft drinks, pretzels, and popcorn.

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SWEETS & TREATS

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

Located inside the San Diego Zoo Kids Store—Sweets & Treats serves up delicious cookies, coffee, ice cream, and freshly made fudge.

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SAN DIEGO CRAFT BEER & MARGARITAS

  • Location: Front Street
  • Menu

Located along Front Street, serving locally brewed craft beer, cocktails, and margaritas.

BOARDWALK BEER GARDEN building

BOARDWALK BEER GARDEN

  • Location: Outback
  • Menu

Eight taps of local craft beer, wine on draft, and cocktails. Enjoy Bavarian-style pretzels, an Italian-style sandwich, a charcutierie cheese plate, or a pretzel dog.

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BUSY BEE COCKTAILS

  • Location: Zoofari Party Area
  • Menu

Located just outside the Zoofari Party Area, Busy Bee Cocktails serves locally brewed draft beer, micheladas, margaritas, soft drinks, hot dogs, wings, pizza, and snacks.

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ITURI HUT

  • Location: Lost Forest
  • Menu

Located along Hippo Trail, Ituri Hut serves soft pretzels, churros, cadillac margaritas, draft beer, micheladas, and ICEE®.

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TUNDRA TREATS

  • Location: Northern Frontier
  • Menu

Located across from Polar Bear Plunge, Tundra Treats offers frozen bahama mamas, ICEE®, fresh popcorn, and warm soft pretzels.

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JUNGLE SNACKS

  • Location: Northern Frontier
  • Menu

Located in front of Skyfari West, Jungle Snacks offers hot dog combos, micheladas, fresh popcorn, churros, and warm soft pretzels.

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BABOON OUTPOST

  • Location: Africa Rocks
  • Menu

Located in Africa Rocks, Baboon Outpost sells Dippin Dots®, soft drinks, chips, and water.

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KOALA CART

  • Location: Outback
  • Menu

Located in the Outback, Koala Cart serves ICEE®, soft drinks, water, cocktails, frozen treats, and cotton candy.

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