Dining at the Zoo

The Zoo serves up a variety of dining options. If you want a fresh garden salad, locally-sourced chicken, or yummy soft-serve ice cream, the Zoo will satisfy your appetite!

Restaurants

All restaurants accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Zoo gift cards

Iron Hen Cafe Express

Iron Hen Cafe' Express

Location: North America Plaza

Open Year Round

MenuHand-crafted artisan sandwiches, salads, burgers, brunch items, soft serve ice cream, Pepsi products, bottled beverages, snacks and fresh coffee

Junction Springs Cafe

Junction Springs Cafe'

Location: Junction Plaza

Open Year Round

Menu: Fresh Angus beef burgers, hand dipped chicken tenders, hot dogs, artisan sandwiches, salads, vegetable & fruit snacks, desserts, Pepsi products, bottled beverages and coffee

Crossing Pizza Cafe

Crossing Pizza Cafe'

Location: Junction Plaza

Hours Vary

Menu: Whole & sliced pizza, salads, breadsticks, Pepsi products and bottled beverages

Billy D's Restaurant

Billy D's Fried Chicken

Location: Africa's Akiba Market

Open April-October

Menu: Hot 'n' crispy fried chicken, slaw, fries, mac & cheese, garlicky butter beans, watermelon salad, banana pudding, soft serve ice cream, Pepsi products, bottled beverages and coffee

Seasonal Snack Bars

The Zoo's seasonal snack bars are open April - October, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay and Zoo gift cards

Settlers Ridge snack bar

Settler's Ridge

Location: North America Plaza

Menu: Drinks, soft serve ice cream, ICEEs and snacks

Wild Burger

Wild Burger

Location: North America near Garden Friends Playground

Menu: Fresh Angus beef burgers and fries

Watering Can

The Watering Can

Location: North America near Garden Friends Playground

Menu: Drinks, soft serve ice cream, ICEEs and snacks

Prairie Popcorn

Prairie Popcorn

Location: North America near the Grizzly Bear and Prairie Habitats

Menu: Drinks, popcorn, nachos, pretzels, ICEEs and snacks

Connections Creamery

Connections Creamery

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Soft serve ice cream, drinks and snacks

The Coop food truck

The Coop

Location: Junction Plaza

Menu: Hand-dipped chicken tenders, fries, sweet tea and lemonade

Billy D's Snax

Billy D's Snax

Location: Africa's Akiba Market


Menu: Customizable ICEEs and snacks

Concessions Carts and Vending

The Zoo also has various food and beverage carts featuring items such as drinks, Dippin' Dots ice cream and Minute Maid frozen lemonade. There are also beverage vending machines located near select restrooms. Carts and vending machines accept cash and credit/debit.