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.