Food & Drink

It’s Feeding Time

If you hear a growl and it didn’t come from Big Cats, that means you’re probably hungry. Check out all of our food options, spread all throughout the Zoo for your craving convenience. If you want a more in-depth look at where to find food, explore our interactive Zoo Map.

Menu items and open locations subject to change based on attendance and supply chain management.

  • Café 1892

    Flamingoes Wish They Had This on Their Menu

    Café 1892 (formerly known as the Flamingo Café) has all your favorites and more. Choose between hand-stretched pizzas, hand-battered chicken tenders, fresh salads and bowls to order, and carved sandwiches. You’ll also find classic favorites like cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and cheese curds.

     

    Location

    Inside the U.S. Bank Gathering Place (Main Entrance)

  • Coffee Shop

    Gather Around a Cup of Coffee

    Found right in the main entrance, start your visit off with Stone Creek Coffee, espressos, lattes, pastries, and more.

     

    Location

    Inside the U.S. Bank Gathering Place (Main Entrance)

  • Nourish 414

    Nourish Like a Milwaukeean

    Nourish 414 offers visitors a modern dining experience with staple menu options — like burgers, hot dogs, fries, and kids’ meals — as well as unique menu options like Cuban sandwiches, turkey and avocado wraps, delicious salads, and cold beer.

     

    Location

    Across from Lake Evinrude 

  • West Entrance

    The Best in the West

    Looking for a small bite? This is the place to go with a menu that includes soft pretzels, snacks, ICEE, and more. Cool off with fountain drinks. The West Entrance also offers a tasty treat: Dole Whip®, a kosher, gluten-free, and dairy-free soft-serve snack with fruit toppings. Stop in to try it!

     

    Location

    Near Otter Passage at the West Entrance

  • Cedar Crest Ice Cream Parlor

    Holy Cow!

    Satisfy your sweet tooth with a variety of scooped ice cream flavors, waffle cones, and bottled drinks.

     

    Location

    In the Family Farm

  • Wild Burger & Woody’s Custard

    Grill Out

    Favorite Wisconsin summer cookout staples, including specialty smash burgers, hot dogs, Wild fries, frozen custard, fountain drinks, and so much more! Wild Burger has food the whole family will enjoy — even the pickiest of eaters.

     

    Location

    Near the Small Mammals Building

  • The Coop

    From Coop to Table

    This unique food truck offers a variety of tasty chicken-based options, including hand-breaded chicken tenders, a Nashville hot chicken sandwich, Coop fries, drinks, and more.

     

    Location

    Across from Lake Evinrude

  • Bear Garden

    This One’s Juuust Right

    An ode to Wisconsin’s outdoors with an “adult-friendly” menu. Visitors can choose from beer (rotating taps), hard seltzers, snacks, and other drinks.

     

    Location

    Across from Grizzly Bears

  • OOZ Food Truck

    Can’t Lose with OOZ

    A silver food truck designed to look like a retro camper is a must-stop destination for cheese lovers. OOZ’s menu offers walking tacos and quesadillas!

     

    Location

    Across from Grizzly Bears

  • Beverage and Snack Carts

    Our Own Take on Snacks To-Go

    Everything from popcorn wagons, cotton candy, soft pretzels, fountain drinks, ICEE, and Dippin’ Dots® on wheels!

     

    Location

    Found throughout the Zoo

  • The Snack Barn

    All Things Snacks and Treats

    Hot dogs, chili dogs, Dynamite dogs, cotton candy, popcorn, chips, shakes, ice cream novelties, and bottled beverages.

     

    Location

    In the Family Farm