Food at 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 otherwise noted. 


African Outpost Africa Zone OPEN
Kentucky Canteen Main Plaza CLOSED
Wild Burger Australia Zone CLOSED
Bomassa Soft Serve Africa Zone CLOSED
Dippin Dots Gorilla CLOSED
Dippin Dots Splash Park CLOSED
Dippin Dots Camel CLOSED
Kooka Coolers Australia Zone CLOSED
Lakeside Smokehouse Deck by MetaZoo CLOSED
Snack Shack  Africa Zone CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Reminder to Louisville Zoo Members – remember to show your 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, street tacos, hand-breaded chicken tenders and daily specials can be found among 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. Stay tuned to the expanded Outpost on the Edge deck in 2019.

DSC_0692Lakeside Smokehouse  (Seasonal) ─ Located by the lake and ropes course.  Grab a BBQ pulled chicken or pork sandwich paired with your choice of kettle chips, coleslaw or potato salad.  Additional dining options include pulled pork and smoked turkey sandwiches, pulled pork nachos and smoked sausage baskets. Cool down with a lakeside lemonade, fountain beverage, ICEE® or a domestic or craft beer.

logo_wildburgerWild Burger in Australia (Seasonal) ─  Try a classic quick casual burger concept with tater tots to include the following toppings; beer cheese, green chili avocado spread, onion bacon jam, mushroom & swiss cheese and The Classic. Frozen wine and beer (domestic and craft) is available.


Kentucky Canteen on the main plaza (Seasonal)─ Start your Zoo adventure with a cup of locally roasted coffee, a fountain beverage, an ICEE (Create your own at our ICEE station) or bottled water and curb your hunger with soft pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy and nachos. Craft and domestic beer available.

Main Plaza Dippin’ Dots (Seasonal) If you haven’t tried Dippin’ Dots, here is another chance. It’s a cool novelty and treat that comes in a variety of flavors.

Snack Shack near the bongo exhibit (Seasonal Weekends) ─ Stop by and enjoy a  Dole Whip float, fountain drink, ICEE, pretzel, popcorn or cotton candy.

KONA® Ice Station near the carousel ─ (Seasonal) Enjoy a cold cup of shaved ice including a variety of flavors to customize your cool down.

Bomassa Soft Serve near the African Outpost (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. Frozen wine and beer (domestic and craft) is available.

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

Walkabout Dippin’ Dots in Splash Park (Seasonal) ─ Located in the Australia zone. If you haven’t tried Dippin’ Dots, here is your chance. It’s a cool novelty and treat that comes in a variety of flavors.

Avalanche Ice in Glacier Run (Seasonal) ─ Enjoy a yummy frozen chocolate-covered banana and other quick snacks while you are enjoying Glacier Run.

Kooka Coolers in Australia (Seasonal) ─  Soft serve ice cream, nachos, soft pretzels, popcorn, cotton candy, bottled water, ICEE®, floats and fountain beverages.

For Group Events:  Be sure to ask us about booking your corporate picnic, after hours event, wedding reception, anniversary dinner and other catered group events at the Zoo. Visit our  group event page.

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