Place and order online or via mobile phone for the African Outpost HERE and Wild Burger HERE


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 OutpostAfrica ZoneOPEN (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)*
Kentucky CanteenMain PlazaCLOSED*
Snack ShackAfrica ZoneCLOSED*
Bomassa Soft ServeAfrica ZoneCLOSED*
Dippin’ DotsGorillaCLOSED*
Kooka Coolers Australia ZoneCLOSED*
Wild BurgerAustralia Zone
Open Saturdays and Sundays only.
Lakeside SmokehouseDeck by MetaZoo
Open Saturdays and Sundays only.
Dippin’ DotsAustralia ZoneCLOSED*

*Times may vary based on weather, staffing, and attendance.

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.

Try a classic quick casual burger concept. Frozen wine and beer is available.
Click here to order from Wild Burger online!

Open Year-Round

Located near the elephant exhibit.  Take a break during your journey with a fantastic dining experience. Our delicious entrées include: new artisan flatbread pizzas, hand-breaded chicken tenders can be found among burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, as well as Kid’s Meals. You can also find a wide variety of snacks, side cups, beverages, hot chocolate and coffee. Visit Outpost on the Edge, our newly expanded deck area, which offers a unique view of the Colobus Crossing exhibit.

Click here to order from African Outpost online!

SSA_ICEEOpen Seasonally

Kentucky Canteen on the main plaza

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 or cotton candy. Craft and domestic beer available.



Located by the lake and ropes course.  Cool down with a lakeside fountain beverage, ICEE®, bourbon slushy or beer.

Other Dining Options

Snack Shack near the bongo exhibit (Seasonal Weekends) ─ Stop by and enjoy Pineapple Dole Whip, Vanilla Soft Serve, fountain drinks, pretzels, popcorn or cotton candy.

Bomassa Soft Serve near the African Outpost (Seasonal) ─ Cool off with a soft serve ice cream, ICEE and fountain drinks, or grab a quick bite from pretzels, popcorn to cotton candy. Frozen wine and beer 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.

Splash Dippin’ Dots in Splash Park (Seasonal) ─ Located in the Splash Park. 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.

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

Pepsi LogoPepsi is the official
soft drink of the Louisville Zoo
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