African penguins swimming underwater.
MEMORABLE MEAL EXPERIENCES

DINE AT THE ZOO

RESTAURANT DINING

restaurant table setting

ALBERT'S RESTAURANT

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

Sandwiches

SAN DIEGO ZOO SANDWICH CO.

  • Opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • 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

Taco plate

FRONT STREET CAFÉ

  • Location: Front Street

Across from the Reptile House, Front Street Café offers tacos, burritos, rolled tacos, salads, burgers, chicken strips, margaritas, and soft serve ice cream.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

Chicken tenders

SAFARI KITCHEN

  • Opens at 10 a.m.
  • 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

  • Open at 10:30 a.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • 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

  • Open at 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Panda Canyon

Located between Asian Passage and Panda Canyon, 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

SABERTOOTH GRILL

  • Opens at 10:30 a.m.
  • Location: Elephant Odyssey

Sabertooth Grill at Elephant Odyssey features California cuisine, including salads, wraps, sandwiches, hot entrees, soft serve ice cream, and locally brewed draft beer.

VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

LAGOON TERRACE

  • Opens at 11 a.m.
  • Location: Front Street

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.

GF     VEGETARIAN     KID'S MEALS

TREETOPS CAFÉ

  • Opens at 11 a.m.
  • 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

cup of coffee

JUNGLE JAVA

  • Opens at 10:30 a.m.
  • 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 hot dogs, nachos, locally brewed draft beer, Icees, and more.

PANDA PAGODA

  • Location: Panda Canyon

Located in Panda Canyon, Panda Pagoda serves corn dogs, egg rolls, craft beer, popcorn, 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, Icees, 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, Icees, 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 hot dogs, soft pretzels, churros, and Icees.

POPPY'S PATIO

  • Location: Discovery Outpost

Located in Discovery Outpost, Poppy’s Patio offers funnel cakes, grilled chicken sandwiches, corn dogs, hot dogs, burgers, nachos, and ice cream sundaes.

GF     KID'S MEALS

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