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Dining & Concessions

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The Patio at Café Brauer

Open seasonally
Weekdays: 11 a.m.– 6 p.m. & Weekends: 9 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Classic American fare with cocktails and other seasonal drinks.

Dine and drink waterside at Chicago’s most scenic al fresco restaurant and bar: The Patio at Café Brauer. The Patio is located just south of the main zoo grounds beside Café Brauer. Overlooking the pond at Nature Boardwalk next to Lincoln Park Zoo, the Patio offers unparalleled views of this restored prairie ecosystem and the Chicago skyline, with both outdoor and indoor seating options.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

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Park Place Cafe entrance

Park Place Café

Open year-round
11 a.m.– 3 p.m.
Cafeteria-style mix of cuisines.

Find something for everyone at our indoor, cafeteria-style food hall, located in the center of the zoo. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available.

  • Gorilla Grill: Burgers, fries, chicken tenders, rotating American-inspired dishes
  • Festa Italia: Pasta, pizza, rotating Italian-inspired dishes
  • Mexican Market: Burritos, tacos, nachos, rotating Mexican-inspired dishes
  • The Safari: Salads, wraps
  • Polar Cap Ice Cream: Ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes, coffee
  • ICEE and other drinks (fountain, bottled, canned)

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

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Bird's Eye Bar and Grill sits on a hill with stairs to the entrance.

Bird’s Eye Bar & Grill

Open seasonally
Weekdays: 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Weekends: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Classic American fare with a bar and other seasonal drinks.

Dine with a view in an open-air rooftop setting overlooking the zoo’s Main Mall.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

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Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café

Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café

Open seasonally
Weekdays: 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Weekends: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Classic American fare with quick bites, snacks, candy, and drinks.

Grab a quick snack and drink from this outdoor landmark located next to snow monkeys.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

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Ice Cream Shoppe

Open seasonally
Ice cream

Head to the Ice Cream Shoppe to grab a scoop (or two!). Located at Café Brauer.

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Pop Up Food Carts

Open during zoo hours, pending weather
Snacks, drinks

Grab pretzels, popcorn, drinks, and other snacks to dine on while you walk through the zoo.

Locations are open seasonally and can be found throughout the zoo.

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