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Ginkgo Restaurant and Cafe

Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum

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 savor gourmet specialties overlooking a stunning panoramic view of Meadow Lake.

The Ginkgo Restaurant and Café is committed to 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. 


Ginkgo Restaurant

The lunch menu changes each season; "grab and go" salads and sandwiches available.  

PDF iconWeekend Breakfast Menu (PDF) 

PDF iconGinkgo Restaurant Menu (PDF) 

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11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Daily
9:00 to 10:45 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays for breakfast  

The Ginkgo Restaurant will be closed May 14 for special ticketed events. The Ginkgo Café will be open.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Ginkgo Café

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


9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. May through October
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. November through February
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. March and April

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 3 p.m., and Christmas Day.


Dine Green at the Ginkgo Restaurant at The Morton Arboretum, a Level 1 Certified Green Restaurant®.

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