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Zoo a la Carte – Milwaukee County Zoo

August 19, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee County Zoo a la Carte

Back in 2023: Zoo a la Carte at the Milwaukee County Zoo! Don’t come just for the food, stay for musical performances from national and local bands throughout the Zoo! 20 Milwaukee area restaurants, along with the Zoo’s in-house food and beverage offerings, 5 stages of entertainment, plus a premium wine tent.

Mark your calendar for what has become a Milwaukee tradition as the Zoo comes alive with music, food, and fun! Popular Milwaukee restaurants are scattered throughout the park, offering delicious fare, AND top local entertainment perform for guests on five stages. And don’t forget the animals! Presented by Meijer.

Note New hours for Zoo a la Carte:

  • August 17-19: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • August 20: 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Note payment system:
Food and beverage vendors are accepting credit cards or debit cards only – NO CASH.
A cash-to-card kiosk will be located in the U.S. Bank Gathering Place to convert your cash to a pre-paid card if needed.

See more information on the Zoo website HERE.

2023 Zoo a la Carte Details Caribou Main Stage Headliners

The Zoo welcomes these major musical performers as headliners for the 2022 a la Carte:

  • Thursday, August 17 at 6 p.m.
    Vertical Horizon 
  • Friday, August 18 at 7 p.m.
    Eli Young Band
  • Saturday, August 19 at 7 p.m.
    The Record Company

2022 Local Eats – 2023 TBD

Enjoy a variety of cuisines as you stroll through the park to enjoy our renowned animal population. Participating restaurants include:

  • A la Crepes
  • Bubble Waffle Shoppes
  • Café El Sol
  • Catalano Corn
  • Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield
  • C-Viche
  • Kealoha’s Hawaiian Shave Ice
  • La Masa Empanada Bar
  • Mama Bev’s Bakery
  • Meat on the Street
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Pig Tailz
  • Saz’s
  • Scrima’s Woodfired Pizza
  • Shawarma House
  • The Soup Market
  • Thunder Bay Grille
  • Ultimate Confections
  • Wong’s Wok

Check out these reader tips from our Lake Country Family Fun Facebook followers.

  • Scope it out first to see what you want.
  • Sometimes restaurants sell out.
  • Buy a variety and share with your family/friends.

Lake Country Family Fun’s 2019 Zoo A La Carte Fun:


Lake Country Family Fun’s 2018 Zoo A La Carte Fun:


Find more FREE SUMMER FUN and our Bucket List: 77 THINGS TO DO THIS SUMMER!




August 19, 2023
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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