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MEMORABLE MEAL EXPERIENCES

DINE 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.
  • Menu
  • Location: Treetops

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!

  • Menu
  • Zoofari Party Area

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

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS    DESSERTS

Sandwiches

SAN DIEGO ZOO SANDWICH CO.

  • Menu
  • Location: Front Street

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

  • Menu
  • Location: Front Street

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

  • Menu
  • Location: Front Street

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

  • Menu
  • Location: Outback

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

rice bowl

HUA MEI CAFÉ

  • Menu
  • Location: Asian Passage

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

  • Menu
  • Location: Elephant Odyssey

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

Located just outside the San Diego Zoo Sandwich Company, enjoy pizza by the slice, meatball subs, specialty Hebrew National® 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

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

Jungle Java exterior

JUNGLE JAVA

  • Menu
  • Location: Lost Forest

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

ZOO BREW

ZOO BREW

  • Location: Lost Forest

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

Rocks Box Exterior

ROCKS BOX

  • Location: Africa Rocks

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

HUA MEI CONES

HUA MEI CONES

  • Menu
  • Asian Passage

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

BAMBOO BAR

BAMBOO BAR

  • Menu
  • Asian Passage

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

THE PAGODA

THE PAGODA

  • Menu
  • Location: Asian Passage

Located in Asian Passage, the Pagoda serves corn dogs, Hebrew National® hot dogs, egg rolls, craft beer, popcorn, Dippin' Dots®, and snow cones.

Kettle Corn

KETTLE CORN

  • Location: Discovery Outpost

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

The Bridge Snacks & Refreshments

THE BRIDGE SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

  • Menu
  • Location: Elephant Odyssey

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.

Sweets & Treats

SWEETS & TREATS

  • Location: Front Street

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

SD Craft Beers & Margaritas

SAN DIEGO CRAFT BEER & MARGARITAS

  • Location: Front Street

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

Ituri Hut

ITURI HUT

  • Location: Lost Forest

Located along Hippo Trail, Ituri Hut serves Hebrew National® hot dogs, soft pretzels, churros, Cadillac margaritas, draft beer, micheladas, and ICEE®.

BOARDWALK BEER GARDEN

BOARDWALK BEER GARDEN

  • Outback

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

tundra treats

TUNDRA TREATS

  • Northern Frontier

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

JUNGLE SNACKS

JUNGLE SNACKS

  • Northern Frontier

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

Baboon cart exterior

BABOON CART

  • Africa Rocks

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

KOALA CART

KOALA CART

  • Outback

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

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