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: 10:00am-4:30pm

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

Zoo Gardens Café

Restaurant Under Construction. Returning Spring 2021.

Kamala Café

Full menu served: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Snacks & drinks until close

Check out Kamala Café just past the McGrath Family Amphitheater for a fresh hamburger, cheeseburger, Beyond burger, or hot dog basket, or try our deli sandwich. Also offering kid’s meals, fountain drinks, canned adult beverages, and snacks!

Brown Bear Restaurant

Full menu served: 10:00am–4:30pm
Snacks & drinks until close

Seasonally offering kid’s meals, hot dogs, beef chili, walking tacos and assorted snacks... and don’t forget to grab a beer!


Full menu served: 10:30am – 4:30pm
Snacks & drinks until close

Enjoy a personal pizza, chicken tender basket, kale Caesar salad, or some of our famous truffle parmesan fries. Don’t forget to grab your favorite zoo snack, soft serve ice cream, Dole Whip, ICEE, and other assorted beverages, all right across from the very spunky Sea Lions!