Amazing Dining Options

There are so many dining options to choose from, you will have a hard time trying to decide!

Where To Eat

With all of the food options now available,
you certainly won’t go hungry when you visit the Ark Encounter!

Emzara's Kitchen | Ark Encounter | 40 Days & Nights Of Christian Music

Emzara's Kitchen

Relax with your friends and family on the scenic deck of Emzara’s Kitchen, the Ark Encounter's two-story casual restaurant, with a spectacular view of the Ark. The restaurant is located outside the Ark, so you will want to grab something to eat before or after you board.

To ensure guest safety, Emzara’s Kitchen has been converted into a cafeteria-style restaurant with a delicious menu. Tasty hot and cold options in the Answers Center are also available.

Zofar's | Ark Encounter | 40 Days & Nights Of Christian Music


Zofar’s can be found in the West Village on the bow side of the Ark. You have many options to choose from such as Havilah (roast beef), the Cush (Italian), or the Asshur (Greek). They also offer pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and more.

The Village Smokehouse | Ark Encounter | 40 Days & Nights Of Christian Music

The Village Smokehouse and Grill

Enjoy savory smoked meat sandwiches!

Village Ice Cream and Sweets | Ark Encounter | 40 Days & Nights Of Christian Music

Village Ice Cream and Sweets

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head into Village Ice Cream and Sweets for a soft serve or hand-dipped ice cream cone, tasty float, or yummy shake!

Answers Center

Enjoy a variety of breakfast choices in the morning and then sandwiches, wraps, salads, and snacks for other meals (with vegetarian and gluten free options), along with drinks, at the Olive Leaf Cafe. Noah’s Coffee features cappuccinos, hot teas, espresso, iced coffee, and smoothie treats and is inside the Answers Center as well.

Safe Dining Options

When dining out, we understand how difficult choices can be when trying to avoid certain ingredients, whether it is due to food intolerances, food allergies or personal choice. We offer both vegetarian and gluten-free options at Emzara’s Kitchen, and we have an allergy book available with a list of ingredients, which are provided from our vendors. Please speak to a manager during your visit if you have any questions regarding dietary needs and we would be glad to assist you!

Inside the Ark

Need a drink or snack while touring the Ark? We have both available on the first, second, and third decks in our snack stands, which are loaded with a variety of options to satisfy your needs.

As you walk through the gift shop, try a delicious treat from Uncle Leroy’s Fudge or grab a cup of coffee from Kezia’s Coffee.


P O Box 15969
Wilmington, NC 28408



1 Ark Encounter Drive
Williamstown, KY 41097

The entrance is just west of the
intersection of KY-36 and I-75 at exit 154.