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Cat House Café

The Zoo’s Cat House Café, managed by Lancer Hospitality, now features three stations with distinct menus. These menus include kids’ meals, as well as healthy options like fresh fruits and vegetables, low-fat items and vegetarian options.

Memphis Grille, Sabino's and World Taco are each located inside the Cat House Café.

Memphis Grille

The Memphis Grille features fresh burgers, catfish sandwiches, chicken fritters, all beef King Cotton hot dogs, corn dogs and a killer spicy black bean burger - plus a great selection of sides. Combo meals and kids’ meals are also available.


Visitors can order fresh, deli subs that include a combination of meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauces on fresh baked bread. Sabino’s also features a Very Veggie deli sub, soups, chili, kids’ meals and a selection of fresh salads.

World Taco

World Taco proudly serves tacos and burritos, on your choice of flour or corn tortillas. World Taco also features snack items, such as chips & salsa and soft pretzels. 

Ray's Grille (Seasonal)

Ray's Grille, located on the tram stop across from Penguin Rock, showcases a talented culinary staff that prepares fresh food and features a variety of authentic, Memphis barbeque sandwiches including pulled pork, BBQ chicken and smoked sausage. Visitors can enjoy all-time favorites like cheeseburgers or chicken fingers with a side of baked beans, sweet potato fries or BBQ nachos.

The Outpost

The Outpost features Chicago-style hot dogs, as well as regular, chili cheese and BBQ Nachos, Icees and Flavorburst soft-serve ice cream. The Outpost is open year round and located by the Rhino and Zebra exhibits in the African Veldt.

Bamboo Grille (Seasonal)

When out on the trail, enjoy the convenience of The Bamboo Grille and grab an Alton’s pulled pork sandwich, cheeseburger, BBQ chicken sandwich or crispy chicken dippers. There are a variety of beverages, plus kids’ meals that include a choice of fries, carrots or Mandarin oranges.

Carts and Kiosks (Seasonal)

Lancer provides a variety of seasonal kiosks and carts, which are located throughout Zoo grounds. They offer items such as lemonade, popcorn, cold drinks, ice cream and Dippin-Dots.

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