African penguins swimming underwater.
MEMORABLE MEAL EXPERIENCES

DINE AT THE ZOO

RESTAURANT DINING

restaurant table setting

ALBERT'S RESTAURANT

  • Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday–Friday; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Reservations Only
  • 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!

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.

  • 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

  • Location: Front Street

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

VEGETARIAN

Chicken tenders

SAFARI KITCHEN

  • Location: Front Street

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

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

SYDNEY'S GRILL

  • 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

  • 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

Buddha Bowl with fresh healthy ingredients.

SABERTOOTH GRILL

  • Location: Elephant Odyssey

Sabertooth Grill, found within Elephant Odyssey, features chef-designed California Fresh cuisine, including gourmet bowls, seasonal salads, wraps, a signature double cheeseburger, soft-serve ice cream, and locally brewed craft beer.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

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

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

  • Location: Lost Forest

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

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

  • Location: Africa Rocks

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

THE PAGODA

  • 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

  • Location: Discovery Outpost

Located outside Wegeforth Bowl in Discovery Outpost, Kettle Corn offers churros, kettle corn, caramel corn, pretzels, locally brewed draft beer, ICEE®, and soft drinks.

THE BRIDGE SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

  • 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.

NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CAFÉ BY CHIP®

  • Location: Front Street

Located inside the San Diego Zoo Kids Store—offering cookies, coffee, ice cream, smoothies, and baked treats.

SAN DIEGO CRAFT BEER & MARGARITAS

  • Location: Front Street

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

ITURI HUT

  • Location: Lost Forest

Located along Hippo Trail, Ituri Hut serves Hebrew National® hot dogs, soft pretzels, churros, and ICEE®.

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.

JUNGLE SNACKS

  • Northern Frontier

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

TUNDRA TREATS

  • Northern Frontier

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

Child's tiger facemark, adult koala mask, child's polar bear.
SHOPZOO

Face Masks

In Child and Adult sizes!
ring-tailed lemur
NEW!

Wild Adventures

Week-long and Saturday programs for kids
Mother giraffe grooming her young calf.
ZOONOOZ

SAY HELLO TO SOME OF OUR SPRING-BORN BABIES

Knockaround sunglasses

Polarized Sunglasses ($35)

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