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Zoo Food

If you’ve got a wild appetite, there are plenty of food and drink options at the Zoo!

Ridley-Tree House

Location: In courtyard near Zoo entrance

The Ridley-Tree House Restaurant serves Smashburgers, sandwiches, salads, and other tasty delights. Relax in the courtyard while you eat. Open every day.

the Buzz

Location: Kallman Family Play Area, across from Zoo Train station

Grab a hot chocolate, smoothie, or a latte made from naturally-grown Santa Barbara Roasting Company coffee beans while you watch your kids play. Beer, wine, and cocktails also served here. Open every day.

the Wave

Location: Hilltop

Enjoy tacos, quesadillas, light snacks, or ice cream along with sweeping ocean and mountain views at our hilltop cafe, the Wave. Open Wednesday–Sunday.

In a delicious collab with

Ventura Coast Brewing Company,

we’re pleased to offer seasonal beers

only available at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

The first official Zoo Brew is a California Pale Ale and the second is a Mexican Amber Lager featuring the critically endangered California condor. All proceeds benefit the Zoo’s conservation programs. Zoo Brew is available at the Ridley-Tree House Restaurant, the Wave, the Buzz, and mobile carts.

The seafood choices we make

as individuals have a direct impact

on ocean health.

Seafood Watch® is a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium that empowers consumers and businesses to make choices for healthy oceans, helping support diverse marine ecosystems for the future.

500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103