Food & Drink

Denver Zoo is committed to safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When available seasonally, mobile ordering allows you to complete your transaction from your mobile phone, and your order will be brought directly to your table or to the designated pickup station. Other restaurant and snack locations provide quick walk-up service, encouraging socially distanced lines. Download the Denver Zoo App for more info on location offerings!

All food and beverage locations are credit card ONLY.

Samburu Ice Cream

Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Your first stop for snacks and drinks! This location serves ice cream and Dole Whip, popcorn, pretzels, cotton candy, as well as fountain and bottled beverages. ALSO - stop here to redeem your online pre-purchased food and drink packages!

Zoo Gardens Café & Beer Garden

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
*Beverage and Snack Service at 9 a.m. | Lunch Service at 10:30 a.m.

A real beer garden experience, this destination features gourmet bratwurst, grilled cheese, shareable plates and kid’s meals, along with a selection of local craft beers on draft, Denver Zoo growlers, beer tasting flights, and more! Place your mobile order for pick up, or order directly from the bar inside our beautifully renovated pavilion.

Kamala Café

Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Check out Kamala Café, just past the elephants, for a fresh hamburger, cheeseburger, vegan Beyond burger, hot dog basket, or deli sandwich. Also offering kid’s meals, soft service ice cream, and drinks. Mobile ordering available!

Brown Bear Restaurant

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.*
*Beverage and Snack Service 9 a.m. | Lunch Service 10:30 a.m.

Stop in for a kid’s meal, hot dog basket, bowl of beef chili, specialty nachos, and assorted snacks... and don’t forget to grab a beer!

Lighthouse Pizza & Gidget's Ice Cream

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.*
*Beverage and Snack Service 9 a.m. | Lunch Service 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy a personal pizza, Mediterranean or tortellini salad, fish 'n chips basket, cheesy pull apart bread, or some of our pesto truffle fries. Also featuring all your favorite zoo snacks, soft serve ice cream, Dole Whip, ICEE, and fountain or bottled drinks, including adult beverages.

Stingray Cove

Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.*
*Beverage and Snack Service 10 a.m. | Lunch Service 10:30 a.m.

Your last stop for food and drink, overlooking the stingray touch tank experience! Stop in for street tacos, shaved ice Raspados, Mexican inspired snacks, and adult beverages featuring our shaved ice margarita! Also featuring themed plush toys and other gifts.