Sunday, June 16, 2019
11:30 a.m (SOLD OUT)

Treat your dad to a good old-fashioned barbeque 'n' beer lunch at the Saint Louis Zoo. Dine on delicious pork ribs, grilled chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and more in the air-conditioned McDonnell Center at River Camp, then head outside and enjoy a visit to the Zoo with the family!


Lunch Buffet & Action Stations

  • Pecan smoked pork ribs
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Hamburgers and hot dogs
  • Carving Station - Hickory smoked beef brisket
  • White cheddar mac and cheese
  • Home-style molasses baked beans
  • Garden salad
  • Fresh Buttermilk sweet corn
  • Homemade ranch and barbecue potato chips
  • Garden Burgers available (upon request at the time of reservation)

 House-made BBQ Sauces

  • St. Louis style barbecue Sauce
  • Coca-Cola barbecue sauce
  • Honey bourbon barbecue sauce


  • Ice cream sundae bar
  • Smoked chocolate chip cookies


  • Iced Tea
  • Two drink tickets for beer, wine or bloody mary. 
  • Additional beer & wine will be available for purchase 


Pre-paid reservations are required, and seating is limited. Children under age 2 are free.

We are no longer accepting reservations. If you have a question regarding a current reservation, please call (314) 646-4897.

  • Zoo members: $22/child (ages 2-12); $35/adult  (ages 13 and older)
  • Non-members: $24/child (ages 2-12); $37/adult (ages 13 and older)

Parking is not included with reservation.