Detroit Zoo visitors will be able to dine on one of the region's favorite pizza brands with the opening of a Buddy's Pizza location inside the attraction Thursday. 

The 5,200-square-foot restaurant has a view of the Horace H. Rackham Memorial Fountain with the statue of two bronze bears, and it seats 88 inside and 75 on an outdoor patio and rooftop deck.The menu will offer Buddy's signature square Sicilian-style pizza, salads and more, including beer. 

The Detroit Zoo, which is also home to an American Coney Island outpost, is open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the fall and winter, with some exceptions for special events and holidays. It's located at 8450 W. 10 Mile in Royal Oak. Visit

Founded more than 70 years ago, Buddy's Pizza has 12 locations across Metro Detroit.

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