VISIT & explore

Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe

Explore The Morton Arboretum’s 1,700 acres, and then replenish yourself with a scrumptious meal at the Ginkgo Restaurant. With floor-to-ceiling windows, visitors at the Ginkgo Restaurant eat gourmet specialties overlooking a stunning panoramic view of Meadow Lake.

The Ginkgo Restaurant and Café is improving its sustainable practices, providing new organic menu options, reducing throw-away plastic, selling reusable water bottles, and offering water bottle filling stations free for visitor use. Stop by the restaurant and check it out!

The menus change each season and there are "grab and go" salads and sandwiches available. To browse the current menu, view Ginkgo Resaurant Menu.
(Please note: Breakfast, pizza, and salad selections remain the same. Grill menu items alternate weekly.)


11 a.m.-2 p.m. Daily
9-11 a.m. Saturdays & Sundays for breakfast*
*No breakfast on April 19 & 20, May 11
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Ginkgo Café

The Ginkgo Café in the Visitor Center is open year-round. The Café sells Starbucks® coffee, beverages, sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of snacks.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. November 21-January 4; 4:30-9 p.m. with Illumination ticket
9 a.m.-4 p.m. January 5-February
9 a.m.-5 p.m. March-April
9 a.m.-6 p.m. May-October
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day