Carnival Jubilee Restaurants and Menus

We are back from a cruise on Carnival's newest ship and have put together this complete Carnival Jubilee restaurants guide with menus.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Jubilee, is now sailing the Caribbean from Galveston, Texas. We are back from our recent sailing on this cruise ship and have put together this guide on all the Carnival Jubilee restaurants with menus so you can see what is available to eat onboard this latest Excel Class ship.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants and Menus

Complimentary Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

There are several dining options on the list of Carnival Jubilee restaurants that are included in your cruise fare. These include the typical main dining room as well as the cruise ship buffet.

Carnival Cruise Line ships also offer several quick service options that are complimentary. From Mexican favorites at BlueIguana Cantina, to burgers at Guy’s Burger Joint, to chicken sandwiches at Shaq’s Big Chicken, there are plenty of tasty options that won’t cost you anything.


Java Blue Cafe – Deck 6

The Java Blue Cafe is your dedicated coffee shop on Carnival Jubilee. Located in the Grand Central zone, this venue opens at 6 AM most mornings for cruisers to get their caffeine fix. Serving espresso-based beverages and milk shakes that are included in the Cheers drink package, you might find yourself visiting this cafe quite a bit; we did!

Tuti, one of the baristas here, is one of the friendliest crew members on the ship.

Java Blue does also serve complimentary breakfast items like breakfast sandwiches and continental pastry items and lunch items like sandwiches, chicken pies, empanadas, and more. There are desserts available as well, but they will cost a nominal fee.

Java Blue Coffee Menu | Java Blue Food Menu | Shake Spot Menu

Atlantic Restaurant – Deck 6

The Carnival Jubilee restaurants (Main Dining Rooms) include two different dining experiences. If you are a more traditional cruiser, you can opt for Assigned Dining at either 5:30 PM (early) or 7:45 PM (late) seating times. The Deck 6 Atlantic Restaurant and the first level of the Pacific Restaurant are reserved for Assigned Dining.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

The Atlantic main dining room is the smaller of the two venues and is located on the portside of Deck 6 near the Golden Mermaid Bar. This restaurant also hosts an up-charge Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Breakfast on the last sea day at 8:30 AM and 9:45 AM (times subject to change). See below for details.

Cruisers who want to try a variety of the dining options on the ship, might want to select Your Time Dining. With this option, cruisers can dine whenever they want at various locations by joining a virtual queue in the Carnival HUB app when they are ready to eat. This option is available from 5:30 to 9 PM daily.

Regardless of whether you pick Assigned Dining or Your Time Dining, the Atlantic and Pacific restaurants offer the same rotational menu. These menus do change nightly with a few always available items, like the famous chocolate melting cake.

Carnival’s MDR menus have recently been enhanced fleetwide and now also feature an “Emeril Selects” section.

MDR Cocktail Menu | MDR Wine List | Port Day Breakfast | Sea Day Brunch | Night 1 | Night 2 Feast I | Night 3 | Night 4 | Night 5 | Night 6 Feast II | Night 7

Pacific Restaurant – Decks 6 & 7

The Pacific Restaurant is the larger of Carnival Jubilee’s two main dining rooms. This 2-story main dining room is located on Decks 6 and 7. Deck 6 is reserved primarily for Assigned Dining while Deck 7 is utilized for Your Time Dining.

The Pacific Restaurant is also open for breakfast from 7 to 9 AM. On sea days, the restaurant serves a Sea Day Brunch instead from 8:30 AM to 12 PM. This Sea Day Brunch is a must-try, especially the skillet cake.

Once again, the dinner menu at this restaurant rotates each evening like most cruise lines offering a wide array of starters, entrees, and desserts including new dishes selected by the cruise line’s Chief Culinary Officer, Emeril Lagasse.

The cruise line does still serve lobster in the MDR on the second Elegant Night.

Further, across all of the Carnival Cruise Line ships, extra entrees in the main dining room are an upcharge. Guests may continue to order a second complimentary entrée if they choose; however, a third entrée will now incur a $5 charge. This is for all dishes not just lobster like some other cruise lines.

Chibang! – Deck 8

Chibang is a fairly new restaurant concept for Carnival Cruise Line featured on Excel Class ships. This restaurant serves both Mexican and Chinese dishes and is complimentary for all guests on Carnival Jubilee. Currently, this restaurant is only free for the first visit and $8 for visits after that on sister ships Mardi Gras and Celebration.

Chibang is open for lunch on sea days from 12 to 2 PM and dinner nightly from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Your Time Dining guests wishing to dine at this venue can join the virtual queue on the Carnival HUB app and will be notified when their table is ready. Assigned Dining guests can only eat at this venue after 7:45 PM; but it is still free.

For lunch, Chibang’s menu offers noodle bowls and burrito bowls. For dinner, the menu is more expansive offering Asian items like lettuce wraps, pot stickers, Sweet & Sour shrimp, and Kung Pao chicken. Mexican menu items include loaded nachos, tacos, Pollo en Mole, and Pescado Frito.

With so many offerings, you can certainly dine at Chibang more than once during your cruise vacation.

Chibang Wine List | Chibang Lunch Menu | Chibang Dinner Menu

Cucina del Capitano – Deck 8

A specialty restaurant on other Carnival ships, Cucina del Capitano is also complimentary on Carnival Jubilee at the moment. Similar to Chibang, this restaurant is only free for the first visit on sister ships Mardi Gras and Celebration with subsequent visits costing $8 each. For comparison purposes, Cucina is $24 for adults and $11 for children on other ships in the fleet.

Once again, Your Time Dining guests can dine here as many times as they want on Carnival Jubilee for no cost by simply joining the virtual queue in the HUB app. Assigned Dining guests can only dine here after 7:45 PM but still for free.

This Italian restaurant is open for lunch from 12 to 2 PM on sea days and for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 PM nightly. For lunch, this venue serves a small menu of appetizers, soups, and pizza, along with a create your own pasta bowl section. At dinner, cruisers can enjoy favorites like Nonna’s meatball, chicken parm, short rib, and tiramisu. 

Lunch Menu | Dinner Menu

Coastal Slice – Deck 8

Located in the new seaside boardwalk zone, The Shores, Coastal Slice is your go-to spot for pizza. This eatery is open daily from 9 AM to 4 AM to fulfill your cravings any time of day.

This pizzeria features a walk-up counter where guests can order fresh out of the oven pizza slices or personal-sized pies. You can then enjoy your pizza in the nearby seating area or take it to-go to enjoy anywhere around the ship. There are five free options to enjoy as well as a couple up-charge variations for $6 each.

Don’t be surprised to find a line here, as Coastal Slice is quite popular, especially as a late-night snack option.

Coastal Slice Menu

Beach Buns – Deck 8

Adjacent to Coastal Slice, you will find Beach Buns. This counter-style sandwich shop serves up a menu of traditional deli sandwiches, along with hot dogs, soups, and salads. We definitely found these selections to be a step above the offerings at other cruise lines’ cafes and delis.

Beach Buns is open daily from 12 to 10 PM, and don’t be surprised to find a long line here either.

Beach Buns Menu

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse – Deck 8

Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse is another one of the Carnival Jubilee restaurants. The BBQ joint is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which are all complimentary.

Guy’s serves breakfast from around 6:30/7:30 to 9/10:30 AM. This small buffet area features all the breakfast staples. The venue also serves lunch from 12 to 2:30 PM on sea days in a buffet-style setting outdoors on the waterfront area.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

The venue becomes a sit-down restaurant for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. The menu features many of the same meats, along with a few entrees, some up-charge items like St. Louis ribs and prime rib, and a selection of desserts.

Further, Guy’s Pig & Anchor also offers late-night snacks from 11:30 PM to 1 AM. This is a small buffet with items like French fries, buffalo cauliflower, and more.

Bar Menu | Lunch Buffet Menu | Dinner Menu

BlueIguana Cantina – Deck 16

Located on the Lido deck, BlueIguana Cantina serves up Mexican favorites for both breakfast and lunch. You can customize your breakfast or lunch burrito any way you like as they are freshly prepared just for you. There is even a salsa bar located nearby.

If you’d prefer tacos or a salad/rice bowl, you can get those too at the BlueIguana Cantina. The best part is that everything here is complimentary.

This venue is open daily from 7/8 to 10:30 AM for breakfast and 12 to 2:30/3:30 PM for lunch.

Breakfast Menu | Lunch Menu

Street Eats – Deck 16

Street Eats is also located on the pool deck offering food truck-type selections. Here, you will find Steam Dream, Mad Sizzle, and Time Fries. Each of these venues features one selection a day, and this selection changes daily. New to us, Time Fries also now offers a menu of up-charge chicken wings.

The Street Eats hours vary with the stalls opening somewhere between 11:30 AM and 2 PM, then remaining open until 4 or 5 PM. The times are largely dependent on your port of call times, but it will likely be open from 11:30 AM to 5 PM on sea days.

Chicken Wings | Street Eats Menus

Lido Marketplace – Deck 16

The Lido Marketplace is your typical cruise ship buffet, featuring a variety of selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Honestly, with so many other offerings on Carnival Jubilee, we did not eat here at all during our cruise.

The Lido Marketplace is typically open for breakfast from around 6:30/7:30 to 11:30 AM. The venue then reopens for lunch from around 12 to 2:30/3:30 PM. Then, dinner is available from 6 to 9:30 PM nightly.

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For breakfast, you’ll find typical selections of eggs, breakfast meats, pancakes, and omelet stations. For lunch, you’ll find a soup and salad station, dessert station, hot entrees section, cold cuts selection, and more. Some examples of dishes include jerk chicken, vegetable lasagna, pot roast, zucchini fritters, chicken marsala, garlic butter fish, and more.

In comparison to other cruise lines, the offerings are more limited in this buffet, but this is likely because there is so much else to eat around the ship.

Big Chicken – Deck 16

Perhaps one of my favorite additions to Carnival’s Excel Class ships is Shaq’s Big Chicken. NBA Hall of Famer and Carnival’s Chief Fun Officer, Shaquille O’Neal, scored big with this quick service eatery located aft on the pool deck.

This venue serves up signature chicken sandwiches with Shaq’s special sauce, in addition to chicken tenders and fries. There’s also chicken and biscuits served in the morning.

Big Chicken is open for breakfast from around 7/8 to 11 AM and for lunch from 11 AM to 5 PM daily.

This is another popular spot on Carnival Jubilee, so don’t be surprised to find a line at most times during the day.

Big Chicken Menu

Guy’s Burger Joint – Deck 17

Located on Deck 17 above the Lido deck, Guy’s Burger Joint serves up some of the best burgers at sea. In partnership with Guy Fieri, this poolside shack features fresh off the grill burgers and fries with a toppings bar for you to customize your meal to perfection.

Guy’s Burger Joint is open every day from around 12 to 6 PM to satisfy all your burger cravings. How many can you eat in just one week? Don’s pick for his best burger of the week goes to The Ringer.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

This is perhaps the busiest quick service eatery on Carnival Jubilee, so don’t be surprised to find Disney-style switchbacks and wait times up to 30 minutes.

Guy’s Burger Joint Menu

Fresh Creations – Deck 18

Serenity is the adult only retreat on Carnival Cruise Line ships. This private oasis offers plenty of space with comfy lounge furniture, a pool, whirlpools, a bar, and even some healthy lunch options at the Fresh Creations salad bar.

The salad bar is open from 12 to 2:30 PM on sea days so you don’t have to give up your slice of paradise when you get hungry. Though, just be prepared to wait in line, as these wait times clocked in at 20 to 30 minutes as well.

Salad Bar

Swirls – Decks 8, 16, 17

For those looking for their soft serve fix, you can rejoice that there are three locations onboard Carnival Jubilee. Choose between vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or twist.

There is one located in the Heroes Tribute Lounge on Deck 8 aft. The second is found on Deck 16 aft near the Tides Bar and Tides Pool. Finally, the third soft serve station can be found on Deck 17 midship near Guy’s Burger Joint.

These stations open at 11 AM and close at various times, with the latest being midnight.

Specialty Restaurants on Carnival Jubilee

With so many great complimentary offerings, you certainly do not have to pay extra for dining on Carnival Jubilee (if you don’t want to). Though, this new ship also offers a few specialty restaurants that come with an up-charge.

If you plan to dine at any of these Carnival Jubilee restaurants, you should make reservations pre-cruise, as popular dining times do fill up quickly.

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

Emeril’s Bistro 717 – Deck 6

Chef Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant makes a return on Carnival Jubilee. This new and improved rendition, Emeril’s Bistro 717, is located in the new Currents zone on Deck 6.

Emeril’s Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner serving New Orleans themed cuisine at a la carte prices. For breakfast, guests can enjoy shrimp and grits, a breakfast po-boy, sweet potato waffles, and the popular beignets. For lunch and dinner, options include oysters, steamed lobster, crawfish, Natchitoches meat pies, and more.

Breakfast is available from 8 to 9:30/10:30 AM, Lunch on sea days is served from 12 to 4 PM, and Dinner is available 4 to 9/10 PM. No reservations are necessary for this restaurant.

Bistro Breakfast Menu | Bistro Dinner Menu

Carnival Kitchen – Deck 6

If you are looking for something a bit different on your next Carnival cruise, you should check out Carnival Kitchen. This intimate cooking experience is an up-charge but is well worth the costs.

The classes are led by a chef who provides step-by-step directions for guests to prepare the dishes at their own cooking stations. And then, you get to enjoy the finished product afterwards.

These Carnival Kitchen classes are available for cruisers to book for $45-$60 per person. Some of the options include Pasta Master, Sushi 101, Cake Workshop, Tailgate Party, and more. Most classes are 1-1.5 hours, with a few 2-hour elegant dinner sessions. Space is limited, so you will want to reserve your spot early.

We tested out the Emeril’s Favorites class where we prepared New-New Orleans Pasta, Shrimp & Okra Gumbo, and Strawberries Romanoff. The class was definitely a hit.

Carnival Kitchen Schedule

Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse – Deck 7

Fahrenheit 555 is Carnival Cruise Line’s signature steakhouse. This American steakhouse has a warm and inviting atmosphere with an open concept kitchen, making it a great choice for an elegant night dinner.

The restaurant is open nightly for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. The cover charge at this venue is $49 per person.

The menu at Fahrenheit 555 features upscale offerings like shrimp cocktail, lobster bisque, risotto, and premium cuts of beef. For those who don’t eat beef, other entree selections include chicken, lobster tail, and sea bass. And you can’t forget the dessert with options like the chocolate sphere and apple tarte tatin.

Dinner Menu

Bonsai Teppanyaki – Deck 8

Bonsai Teppanyaki is another one of the Carnival Jubilee specialty restaurants. This Japanese-style hibachi restaurant offers a multi-course menu for a flat fee of $38 for lunch and $42 for dinner.

Entrée selections range from chicken, filet, lobster tail, salmon, and shrimp. All meals also include starters and dessert served in a chocolate bento box. Whenever we have dined at a teppanyaki restaurant on a cruise, the food is always as good as the culinary show!

This restaurant is open for lunch on sea days from 12 to 3 PM and nightly for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. In comparison to other cruise lines, this dinner and a show restaurant is quite small with only three hibachi tables. So, if you do want to dine here, make your reservations as soon as possible.

Teppanyaki Menu

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

Bonsai Sushi – Deck 8

In contrast, Bonsai Sushi is a much larger space. This sushi lovers paradise is an a la carte venue that is open for dinner daily from 5 PM to 12 AM. The venue is also open for lunch on sea days from 12 to 2:30 PM.

Bonsai Sushi offers several sushi and sashimi selections, as well as noodle bowls and Japanese small plates. So, even if you are not a fan of sushi, there are probably other menu items for you to enjoy at this venue for reasonable prices.

Bonsai Sushi

Rudi’s Seagrill – Deck 8

Celebrity Chef Rudi Sodamin brings his creations to life on Carnival Jubilee at Rudi’s Seagrill. This specialty restaurant is open nightly for dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 PM for an upcharge of $49 per person.

As you might expect, the menu is heavy on seafood with mussels, scallops, shrimp, oysters, calamari, and lobster all on the menu. There’s even a crab-stuffed lobster tail. For non-seafood lovers, you have a choice of chicken, a pork chop, or a NY strip.

The intimate atmosphere of this restaurant makes it another great choice for an Elegant Night dinner.

Dinner Menu

Seafood Shack – Deck 16

The casual Seafood Shack is located on the Lido deck near Street Eats in a food truck-like stall. This counter service restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily for varying times, opening as early as 11 AM some days and staying open until 10 PM most nights.

The Seafood Shack offers classic New England favorites like fried clams, lobster rolls, fish & chips, clam chowder, and other fresh local catch.

All menus items at this venue are a la carte prices.

All Day Menu

Carnival Jubilee Restaurants

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Breakfast

On Carnival Jubilee, you can enter the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss at the special Thing 1 & Thing 2 Birthday Breakfast. This up-charge event takes place in the Atlantic dining room on the last sea day at 8:30 and 9:45 AM. It is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

At this character breakfast, the mischievous Thing 1 and Thing 2 are having a birthday party at sea but in typical Seuss style they’ll actually be celebrating YOU.

This special event features menu items like Grinch’s Pancakes, steak and eggs, red velvet french toast, and green eggs and ham. If you’ve sailed with Carnival before, this menu IS different than the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast. And sadly, Horton’s cereal crusted french toast is no longer on the menu.

Still, whether you are a family or just big kids at heart, this is a fun way to spend a sea day breakfast.

Thing 1 & Thing 2 Breakfast Menu

Room Service

Room service is available 24 hours a day with select complimentary items and other items that are available for an up-charge at a la carte pricing.

For breakfast (6 to 10 AM), you can choose from fruit, cereal, continental pastry items, and yogurt for no additional cost as well as breakfast sandwiches for around $5.

During the day (10 AM to 6 AM), various items are available at a la carte prices. Selections on the All Day Menu include salads, sandwiches, burgers, wings, desserts, and more. Most items cost between $5 to $8 each.

An additional 18% gratuity will be added to each order as well.

Breakfast Menu | All Day Menu


Do you have plans to cruise on the new Carnival Jubilee from Galveston? What is your favorite from the list of Carnival Jubilee restaurants? Drop us an anchor below to share your dining preferences on Carnival Cruise Line.

Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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