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2301 Coliseum Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36110-3250
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Montgomery, Alabama
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We normally avoid the restaurant at the zoo for good reasons. The service is slow, the prices are high, and the food is average at best. Yesterday was no exception. There were at least four people working (two in the kitchen) but only one at a cash register. They have added a grab and go section with fruit, bottled drinks,... More 

Thank REW92
Midland City, Alabama
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Its a zoo snackbar. Don"t be fooled by the name. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc. Nothing special. Served by surly locals who don't appreciate having a job. Don't have too many options inside the zoo. And it is attraction prices, so be prepared to be ripped off.

Thank Msilverman70
Panama City Beach, Florida
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary. Burgers, chicken, bbq, fries. I needed a cup of ice water because it was so hot and was told they couldn't give me one though. I didn't think you could deny someone a cup of iced tap water!

Thank gtaylor05
Georgiana, Alabama
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The name is deceptive. I'd call it a snack bar and give it a better rating, but as a cafe, it's not good and way too expensive.

Thank Sarah M
Dothan, Alabama
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2015

The Overlook Cafe had some changes made before my last trip to the zoo. The food is definitely better, prices are somewhat high for snackbar type food, but still not as high as places such as amusement parks. Everything I had was good. Pretty much what I would expect from a restaurant inside of the zoo.

Thank Kayla L
Auburn, Alabama
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180 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

$40 for lunch for 3 people! No combos. You have to pay for everything separately! Sandwich $6 Chips $2 Drink $2 Souvenier Cup for the kid $8 Absolutely insane! Very overcrowded at lunch and incredibly disorganized. You order what you want then move down the line. All the while a frazzled server is shouting everyone's order when it comes out... More 

Thank bethoc
Little Rock, Arkansas
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The service is poor, the staff inattentive. The food frozen, microwaved or fried. This is more of an overpriced snack bar. The view onto the animals is the only redeeming quality. I realize this isn't a fancy restaurant, however the zoo would do well to upgrade the quality of the snacks and the staff. The zoo is lovely, but the... More 

Thank P W
Montgomery, Alabama
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

staff were not helpful, nor friendly.. Little choices for food or drink. Felt hurried to purchase and get out. Wouldn't eat there again..

Thank TigerLady1013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Coliseum Pkwy, Montgomery, AL 36110-3250
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Montgomery
I want to say that this resturant is part of the Montgomery Zoo but it was such a great value I hope that you will permit me to review it as a separate listing resturant choice. I wasn't planning to eat here and wanted to bring a picnic as last time I ate here 3 years ago I wasn't impressed. I ended up giving it a try again and was PLEASANTLY surprised to find it tasty and a great value. I would like to share this knowledge with everyone because it will help keep the Zoo funded and the animals well taken care of if people knew what a great value eating here really is.Thank You for your consideration in this matter,(Bethoc) Christine PoeTrip Advisor Senior Contributor

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?