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Delicious Dining
at the Louisville Zoo

During periods of lower attendance and during the winter season, some food service locations may be closed. Please check the list of open facilities on the sign near the large map on the main entry plaza. All concessions are seasonal unless noted (in season is generally mid-March - October 31).


Reminder: Louisville Zoo Members remember to show membership card at check out to receive a 10% discount on food and beverage purchases at all locations.

African Outpost (Year-round) ─ located near the elephant exhibit Take a break during your journey with a fantastic dining experience. Artisanal deli sandwiches, fresh made to order salads, hand breaded chicken tenders and daily specials can be found amongst burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, kettle chips, sweet potato fries, hot dogs, pizza by the slice or whole pies, as well as Kid's Meals. You can also find a wide variety of organic snacks, side cups, beverages and coffee.


Kentucky Canteen (Seasonal) ─ Start your Zoo adventure with a cup of Starbucks coffee, fountain beverage, ICEE or bottled water and curb your hunger with soft pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy and nachos.

Bomassa Soft Serve (Seasonal) ─ Cool off with a soft serve ice cream, ICEE, floats and fountain drinks, or grab a quick bite from pretzels, popcorn to cotton candy.


Ostrich Snack Shack (Closed) ─ Stop by and try NEW funnel fries or enjoy a fountain drink, ICEE, pretzel, popcorn, nachos or cotton candy.

Walkabout Café (Seasonal) ─ This is the place for pizza. Sit down and enjoy a whole pie or a slice before your travel through the Outback or grab a tossed salad and carved sandwich.

Walkabout Dippin Dots (Seasonal) ─ If you haven't tried Dippin Dots, here is your chance. It's a cool treat that comes in a variety of flavors.

Avalanche Ice (Closed) ─ Enjoy a shaved ice or grab a quick snack while you are enjoying Glacier Run.


Gorilla Dippin Dots (Seasonal) ─ This popular snack comes in a variety of flavors and can be made into sundaes. Or grab a bag of popcorn or cotton candy.

Kooka Coolers (Seasonal) ─ This is your snack headquarters with soft serve ice cream, nachos, soft pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, bottled water, ICEE, ICEE floats and fountain beverages.

Ville Grille (Seasonal) ─ Located by the new Ropes Course, enjoy grilled hot dogs, brats and Italian sausages, roasted corn, fountain drinks and chips.