Mealtime Isn't Just for the Animals
We have savory delights to satisfy every appetite. Enjoy pasta, tacos, burgers and sandwiches at Park Place Café. Combine breathtaking views with delicious organic fare at Café at Wild Things! Or kick back with flatbread pizzas, fresh salads, kids' meals and cocktails, beer, or wine at the Patio at Café Brauer.

The Patio at Café Brauer
The Patio at Café Brauer is a singular Chicago restaurant experience, offering panoramic views of a restored native ecosystem and soaring skyscrapers. Dine on savory small plates and specialty burgers. Sip cocktails, craft-brewed ales and wine. The Patio at Café Brauer is open weekdays for lunch and dinner until dusk and serves brunch and dinner every Saturday and Sunday.

The Patio at Cafe Brauer opens for the season on Friday, May 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Learn More About The Patio at Cafe Brauer

Park Place Café
Mexican food, Italian fare, burgers, sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more. Ice cream too! Indoor and outdoor terrace seating available.

Park Place Café Menu (gluten-free menu available upon request)

Café at Wild Things
Organic fare, including paninis, salads and other green goodies. *Café at Wild Things, located above the Wild Things! gift shop in an open-air rooftop setting, is certified by the Green Restaurant Association. We now offer Kids Meals endorsed by Healthy Fare for Kids.

Zoo members receive 25 percent discount on purchases!

Café at Wild Things Menu

Landmark Cafe at Lincoln Park Zoo

Eadie Levy’s Landmark Café
Enjoy Chicago-style hot dogs, fries and snacks at one of the oldest historic buildings on zoo grounds.

Also on zoo grounds:
Safari Café (Seasonal): Snacks, drinks, Dippin’ Dots and ice cream novelties.

Ice Cream Shoppe at Café Brauer (Seasonal): Hand-dipped ice cream, banana splits and sundaes.


* All restaurants besides Park Place Café are open seasonally.

AAA Members save 10% at food and retail locations. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Zoo members receive a discount at the cafes.

Specialty Partners

Lincoln Park Zoo would like to thank its generous specialty food partners:

Aurelio’s Pizza, Official Pizza

Joe & Ross Ice Cream, Official Scoop and Frozen Novelty

J&J Snack Foods Corporation, Official Pretzel and Churro

KIND LLC, Official Healthy Snack and Granola Bar

Midwest Foods, Official Produce

Pepsi Beverage Company, Official Soft Drink

Vienna Beef, Official Hot Dog