Visitor Information


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 - Click here for menu 
Choose from a wild array of traditional fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza and more.
Natural Selections - Click here for menu
A lighter and healthier selection of choices including salads, fruits and vegetables.

Railway Express - Click here for menu
It’s BBQ at the Zoo including hearty BBQ sandwiches, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tater tots.

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

Menu Options Include:

Hand Tossed Pizza, available by the slice or a whole pie

  • Pepperoni and Cheese
  • Garlic Bread Sticks with Assorted Dipping Sauces

Natural Selections, a healthy option for our guests featuring both sandwiches and made to order salads

  • BLT  Salad
  • Bruschetta Salad
  • BBQ Caesar Salad
  • Add Chicken or Crab
  • Italian Cold Cut on Pretzel Roll
  • Crab Cake Sandwich
  • Kid’s Meal – Turkey Sandwich with a choice of Apples, Chips or Cookies.  Drink choice of Milk, Soda or Water


  • Hamburgers
  • Cheese Burgers
  • Hot Dogs
  • Fresh Hand Breaded Chicken Tenders
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  • French Fries
  • Kettle Chips
  • Cheese Fries
  • Kid’s Meal – Hot Dog with a choice of Apples, Chips or Cookies.  Drink choice of Milk, Soda or Water

All entrée items served as a basket with Kettle Chips.


  • Cookies
  • Rice Krispy Treats

Healthy Snacks

  • Cheese Cube Cup
  • Fresh Fruit Cup


  • Small, Med and Souvenir Cup (fountain beverages)
  • Coffee and Hot Chocolate
  • Bottled beer (must be 21 or over w/ valid ID)
  • Marga-cheetahs (must be 21 or over w/ valid ID)

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