Eat and drink at the Zoo!
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.
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Choose from a wild array of traditional fare including hamburgers, hot dogs, hand-dipped chicken tenders and 10” artisan pizzas. Healthier selections include our signature salads and wraps. Plus, Sidetrack features ice cream, Icees and floats, oh my! Whistle Stop Grille & Sidetrack is located in Zoo Central’s food court.
Try out our grilled soft pretzels, freshly made popcorn, and hand-spun cotton candy. Bait Shack is located next to Penguin Coast. (Open seasonally)
Sit out on our spacious deck, rest up and treat yourself to a grilled all beef hot dog fresh off the grill! Oasis Café is located next to Elephant Overlook. (Open seasonally)
Go crazy over our newest flavor of dots, Polar Ice, which is exclusively made for the Maryland Zoo. (Open seasonally)
These menus are a sampling of complete items available and are subject to change. Please Note: 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.