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.

This month only at Whistle Stop Grille:

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Whistle Stop Grille & Sidetrack

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.

Grille Menu

Sidetrack Menu

Railway Express

If you love BBQ, then you must try our made to order pulled pork, chicken or pit beef, a Baltimore favorite! Railway Express is located in Zoo Central’s food court. (Open seasonally)

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Pizza Depot

Grab a slice of cheese or pepperoni, or ask for a whole pizza that the whole family can enjoy! Make sure to snatch a nice cold beverage or a 16oz draft beer to go with it! Pizza Depot is located in Zoo Central’s food court. (Open seasonally)

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Bait Shack

Try out our grilled soft pretzels, freshly made popcorn, and hand-spun cotton candy. Bait Shack is located next to Penguin Coast. (Open seasonally)

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Oasis Café

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)

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Dippin’ Dots

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.