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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Dining

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Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

Join us for special themed gourmet meals and other dining events at the Safari Park! See the schedule of upcoming events here!

Please note: Menu items at dining locations subject to change.

  • The Watering Hole at Kijamii Overlook
    Location: Kijamii Overlook

    Enjoy an incredible view of the African Plains at the Safari Park's newest gathering spot: The Watering Hole restaurant and bar. Watch rhinos and giraffes as you dine on menu items including tasty sandwiches and fresh salads, or relax with a refreshing beverage from the full-service bar with a wide selection of craft beers, wine, and mixed drinks.

    On Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy brunch at the Watering Hole from 9:30 a.m until close. The brunch menu includes breakfast and lunch items, plus fun breakfast drinks, including mimosas.

    Starting Saturday, August 15, the Watering Hole will host a weekend Sundowner Happy Hour beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy specials on cocktails and a Sundowner Safari Snack Pack.

    Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, limited seating is available and hours are subject to change. Please check for operating hours upon arrival at the Safari Park.

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  • The Sheared Sheep
    Location: Walkabout Australia

    Come hang out with our tree kangaroo at our new location. Enjoy a salad/wrap or one of our Australian inspired snacks, along with one of our specialty cocktail drinks or a draft/craft beer.

  • Barking Deer Pizza and Beer
    Location: Safari Base Camp

    Stop in for delicious Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza featuring our hand-tossed dough, cooked to perfection in our brick oven. Also choose from specially made sandwiches and salads, and wash down your meal with a refreshing draft/craft beer. The Barking Deer is located in Safari Base Camp. You can't miss it!

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  • Thorntree Terrace
    Location: Safari Base Camp

    Breakfast, Asian cuisine (featuring rice bowls and salads), burgers with fries, Kid's Meals, and draft/craft beer. Located in Safari Base Camp.

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  • Mombasa Cooker
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Enjoy grilled or hand-battered chicken tenders in delicious new combinations, plus burgers, fresh entree salads, Family Meals, and a variety of beverage options. Dine outdoors on our African-themed fishing village deck surrounded with exotic waterfowl. Located in Nairobi Village.

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  • Oasis Deli
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Sandwiches, salads, soup, Kid's Meals, freshly made fudge, draft/craft beer, and espresso drinks await you. Vegetarian options are available.

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  • Okavango Outpost
    Location: African Outpost

    Come experience our new menu at the Okavango Outpost while dining indoors or outside, taking in the beautiful view of the African Plains. We offer a variety of grilled paninis, including Turkey and Margherita; specialty salads, including our vegetarian Artisan Salad and our Wild Cobb Salad; along with favorites such as Nachos, the Kilimanjaro Rotisserie Club, and Gluten-free Chicken Strips. Also try our soft-serve ice cream, and draft/craft beer.

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  • Samburu Terrace
    Location: African Woods

    Dine with a view as you enjoy delicious "South of the Border" entrées, burgers, chicken tenders, fresh entree salads, and Kid's Meals, plus a full compliment of beverages. This outdoor dining facility is conveniently located between Benbough Amphitheater and Samburu Jungle Gym.

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  • Kibo Cones & Snacks
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Looking for something sweet? Enjoy some soft-serve ice cream. Choose from a variety of snacks, from warm churros to hot dogs. Located in Nairobi Village.

  • Safari Coffee Outpost
    Location: Safari Base Camp

    Start your day off with a selection of specialty coffee drinks, warm mini doughnuts, cold drinks, and snacks. Located within the beautiful Plant Trader gift shop.

  • Macan Market
    Location: Tiger Trail

    Select from a light luncheon menu, snacks, and draft/craft beer while watching our tigers watch you!

  • Lion Camp Slush & Snacks
    Location: Lion Camp

    Cool off with a build-your-own slush drink, paired perfectly with your favorite snacks—from churros to hot dogs. Draft/craft beer is also available. Located in Lion Camp.

  • Rift Sand Bar
    Location: The Grove

    Relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the African Plains and Lion Camp with a refreshing drink and snack. Beer, wine and spirits are available. Located at the top of the Elevator Deck.

  • Tucker Truck
    Location: Walkabout Australia

    Choose from a selection of traditional Australian food offerings.

  • Raptor's Nest
    Location: The Grove

    Snacks, draft/craft beer, wine and spirits.

  • Kalahari Cupboard
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Funnel cakes, stuffed pretzels, loaded tater tots, soft-serve ice cream, and ICEE.

  • Congo Kitchen
    Location: Safari Base Camp

    Hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, Kid's Meals, and draft/craft beer.