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Food & Beverage

The Zoo offers meals and snacks to suit every appetite, ranging from traditional burgers and hot dogs to grilled chicken sandwiches and salads; and snack foods from ice cream confections to hot pretzels. Prices range from $3 - $10.

Your purchases in the Zoo’s concession stands and gift shops support the Zoo’s conservation and education programs. However, you are welcome to bring in your own food and beverages; we ask that you do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages. You are welcome to retrieve items from your vehicle and return to the Zoo within the same day as long as your hand is stamped by the main entrance attendant. 


The Beastro 

Open year-round, the Beastro is in the lobby of the Zoo near the Front Entry Plaza. Features: sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, pretzels, popcorn, Jungle Java (a special coffee blend from The Roasterie), cookies and soft drinks. Beastro is open daily.

Rafiki Café 

Rafiki Cafe' is located in African Market area. Features: hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, grilled chicken clubs, twisted chili cheese fries, seasoned fries and soft drinks. Rafiki is open daily. 

Bluey’s Grill 

Bluey's is located near the Australia Train Station. Features: hot dogs, pretzels, nachos, beer and soft drinks. Bluey's is open daily. 

Tuxedo Grill -Now Open - Indoor & Outdoor seating

Located just a penguin-hop from Helzberg Penguin Plaza, the new restaurant will have indoor seating for 100, outdoor seating for 200.  Features: Flat bread pizzas, steak burgers, black bean burgers, grilled chicken club, salads, wraps and grab-and-go options. Tuxedo Grill also offers refreshing beverages and desserts. Open mid-morning until the Zoo closes. 


Tuxedo Grill Express-Open daily featuring soft drinks, stuffed pretzels, popcorn, cookies, cotton candy, assorted frozen milkshakes and bottled beverages. Tuxedo Grill is open limited hours based on weather.

Boathouse Bar - Open daily featuring snacks and adult beverages.

Safari Snacks - Open daily with ice cream treats and soft drinks. 

Treetops Snacks - Open daily serving hot dogs, pretzels, cookies, ice cream novelties and refreshments.

Picnic Areas

There are several picnic areas throughout the Zoo, available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We also have three picnic areas available for rental, the Tropics Tent which accommodates 400+, the Polar Bear Picnic Area which accommodates 60+ and the Lower Lobby which accommodates 120+. Please contact our events department to schedule your picnic rental. jacquelinesharp@fotzkc.org


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Check out the interactive zoo map to see where food and concessions are located. View map