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

Located outside on the bow end of the Ark, Emzara’s Kitchen is a 1,500-seat, double-decker restaurant featuring a buffet. The buffet gives you a wide variety of options, including fried chicken and burger sliders as well as a salad bar and desserts!

Smoke House Grill

The Smoke House Grill offers tasty meat sandwiches that include smoked beef brisket, smoked chicken wings, smoked melts, and smoked shredded pork sandwiches. Each option comes with a side, and the Smoke House will also offer three homemade BBQ sauces along with Sweet Baby Rays.


Located next to Emzara’s Kitchen, you can grab a slice of pizza and order your choice of cheese, pepperoni, or a specialty pizza! Options for a whole pizza, made fresh to order, and drinks are also available.


Zofar’s can be found in the West Village on the bow side of the Ark. Try the new flatbreads and choose from the Havilah (roast beef), the Cush (Italian), or the Asshur (Greek). They also offer pizza, burgers, hot dogs, and more.

Grab a Light Snack

Visit the popcorn kiosk to grab a bag of buttered, jalapeno, sour cream and chives, ranch-flavored, or white cheddar popcorn; an order of nachos; or a pretzel.

Sweet Snacks

If you are searching for something sweet, you have plenty to choose from at the stand offering cinnamon sugar or salted caramel donuts, chocolate-dipped frozen bananas, Mini Melts Ice Cream, fresh fruit, and cookies.

Village & Sweets

Head into Village Ice Cream and Sweets for a soft serve or hand dipped ice cream cone, or check out the wide selection of candy options, including jelly beans, rainbow candy, and much more!

Shem's Snack Shack

Enjoy an all-beef hot dog, bratwurst, or mettwurst, and don’t forget to add a bag of chips and a drink to your order. This option is available from the left side of the Zofar’s building.

Uncle Leroy's Fudge

And as you walk through the gift shop, try a delicious treat from Uncle Leroy’s Fudge or enjoy a cup of coffee from Kezia’s Coffee!

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