Visitor Information


Please Note: The Whistle Stop Grille is the only food area available during the winter months and wait times may be slightly longer due to limited staff. Guests are always welcome to bring their own meals and use Zoo picnic areas.

Food and refreshment services are provided by Service Systems Associates (SSA) throughout the Zoo. Vending machines are also provided in several locations throughout the Zoo. A portion of all sales directly benefits The Maryland Zoo’s conservation and education programs.

The Whistle Stop Grille – 
Choose from a wild array of traditional fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and more.
Natural Selections –
A lighter and healthier selection of choices including salads, fruits and vegetables.

Railway Express – 
It’s BBQ at the Zoo including hearty BBQ sandwiches, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tater tots. (Open seasonally)

Pizza Depot – 
Personal pizzas in many varieties made fresh for you. (Open seasonally)

Refreshment Stations 
Refreshment carts featuring ice cold drinks, ice cream treats, and specialty snacks. (Open seasonally)


Please note this menu is a sampling of complete items available and its subject to change.