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1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped in here for a few drinks and snacks. The don't offer a lot but it was tasty. A little expensive, quite a bit expensive actually. The popcorn was really good. No lids or straws on the cups here-zoo rules.

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Pace, Florida
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201 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The Painted Giraffe would be expensive for a large family, but it's a nice place to have a fresh salad, soup, wraps. The food isn't exotic, not wildly expensive, but it's less expensive to go to other Zoo venues. But this one has large windows overlooking the zoo, is in the building by the North parking lot, and wonderful to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Exactly what you would expect from a zoo. Not gourmet but not bad either. Salads all seem to be fresh and the food is cooked at the site.

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Columbia, Illinois
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Your normal zoo place: pay $4 for a burger and $3 for a soda. Normal and average quality for where you are.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Went here with a large group recently and had a very good experience. The Pomodoro pasta was above average. The Del Pietro salad was also above average. The atmosphere and service were great, went on a Saturday night and it was busy but the service was speedy. Even though it was in the Loop parking was not a problem, there... More 

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great midwest
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129 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2013

My family and I have eaten at the zoo many, many times, yet had never tried this cafe. We were very disappointed and will not return. It seems to me that this is "trying" to be a fancier-type venue, located at the St Louis Zoo. All food comes ala carte, is pricier, and there are no hamburgers available. I had... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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756 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Located inside the St.Louis zoo, this cafe is primarily a salad/sandwich outlet for the hungry visitors to the zoo. The salad bar has a wide selection and one just needs to make their own with their favourite dressings and get the plate weighed 40 cents per ounce ... The grilled sandwich counter has a choice and custom ordered too and... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Government Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63110-1332
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?