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Restaurants

The North Carolina Zoo has three restaurants with ATMs located at the Iron Hen Cafe Express and Junction Springs Cafe. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and cash are accepted.

Iron Hen Cafe Express

Location: North America Plaza

Menu: Hand Crafted Artisan Sandwiches, Salads, and Pancakes,.Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pepsi Products, Fruit Cups, Veggie Cups, Bottled Beverages and Starbucks Coffee

Open:
Apr - Oct: 9-5
Nov - Mar: 9-4 (Mon-Fri)
 

Junction Springs Cafe

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Fresh Angus Beef Burgers, Hand Dipped Chicken Tenders, Hot dogs, Pizza, Artisan Sandwiches & Wraps, Salads, Vegetable & Fruit Snacks, Desserts, Drinks

Open:
Apr - Oct: 9:30-5
Nov - Mar: 10-4
 

Crossing Pizza Cafe

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Whole & Sliced Pizza & Drinks.

Open:
Apr - Oct: 9:30-5
Nov - Mar: 10-4
 

Crocodile Cafe

Location: Wachovia Akiba Market in Africa

Menu: Hand Dipped Chicken Tenders, Fries, Soft serve Ice Cream and ICEE


Open:
Apr - Oct: 9:30-4
Nov - Mar: CLOSED

Seasonal Snack Bars

The Zoo's seasonal snack bars are open April - October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and cash are accepted.

Settler's Ridge

Location: North America Plaza

Menu: Hand Crafted Artisan Sandwiches and Salads, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Pepsi Products, Fruit Cups, Veggie Cups, Bottled Beverages and Starbucks Coffee

Wild Burger

Location: near Garden and Friends Playground

Menu: Fresh Angus Beef Burgers and Fries
 

The Watering Can

Location: near Garden and Friends Playground

Menu: Drinks, Soft Serve Ice Cream and Snacks.

Connections Creamery

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Soft Serve Ice Cream and Snacks.
 

The Coop

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Hand Dipped Chicken Tenders, Fries, Sweet Tea and Lemonade.

Praire Popcorn

Location: near the Prairie Habitat.

Menu: Drinks, Popcorn, Nachos, Pretzels and other snacks.



Food & Beverage Carts

In addition to these locations, the Zoo has various food and beverage carts located on Park trails. 
These carts accept cash onlyPublic picnic areas are available outside Park gates.