Dining Venues at Southwick’s Zoo

We offer a wide variety of meal and snack options to satisfy everyone’s cravings! Use our map to help navigate the way.

Note: Some food venues are weather dependent.


Zebra Cafe

zebra cafeLocated across from the birthday pavilions.

One of the first dining venues you’ll see when you enter the zoo. Zebra Cafe offers classic lunch favorites such as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, chicken tenders, french fries, onion rings, and grilled cheese.  Soft drinks, bottled beverages, and coffee is also available at this location. Many picnic tables are in this area of the zoo, so you can sit and relax while you enjoy your meal.

*Restrooms are located beside this venue.


Clarice’s Cupboard


Located across from the petting zoo.

Clarice’s Cupboard is perfect if you are looking for lighter fare or vegetarian options. The menu includes an assortment of wraps, salads, parfaits, and soup. Kid favorites such as grilled cheese, PB&J, and bagels can also be purchased here.

You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with an array of treats including muffins, home-baked cookies, and novelty ice cream treats. Bottled and fountain beverages are available as well as hot and iced coffee.


Pizza & Snack Shack

Located across from the Zebra Cafe and next to the Birthday Pavilions.

Grab a slice of the zoo’s freshly made cheese and pepperoni pizza!

Other hearty snacks sold here include soft pretzels, mozzarella sticks, and fried dough!



Swirls & Scoops

Located in the center of the park near the Jacob’s Sheep.

Nothing hits the spot quite like ice cream on a hot summer day. Stop by Swirls and Scoops for both hard and soft serve. We offer a variety of hard ice cream flavors including the classic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry along with more novel flavors such as moose tracks, cookies and cream, and peanut butter cup. Don’t forget the toppings!

Want something other than a cone? We also serve sundaes (made with brownies or cookies) and root beet floats!


The Funky Monkey

Located next to the Deer Forest entrance/exit by the Sika Deer.

The Funky Monkey is one of our most popular dining venues, and for good reason. This stand offers specialty hot dogs such as BLT Dogs, Mac & Cheese Dogs, Funky Monkey Dog (topped with Guacamole, mayo, peppers, onions, fried banana peppers, and bacon crumbles), and more. The Funky Monkey also offers sausage sandwiches, BBQ pulled pork,  chili, fried pickles, corn dogs, nachos, and more enticing options. We highly recommend the fried banana peppers….



Show Stopper

show stopperLocated next to the Bird Talk stage.

Grab a snack to munch on while you watch Bird Shows! Show Stopper offers cotton candy, popcorn, soft pretzels, and novelty ice cream. Beverages are also available at this location.

Perfect for watching a show or walking around the zoo.


Twisted Toucan Smoothie Shop

Located next to Parakeet Landing.

Enjoy a refreshing smoothie made your way at Southwick’s Zoo.