Icon of the Seas Restaurants Guide & Menus

Hungry? See all the mouth-watering details of the Icon of the Seas restaurants in our latest dining guide complete with menus.

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

We have just returned from a cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newest and largest cruise ship to date, Icon of the Seas. As the first vessel in this brand-new class of ships, Icon of the Seas offers cruisers plenty of dining options including several complimentary venues and more delicious specialty restaurants. While several of the eateries are new to the brand, loyal Royal guests will also find plenty of familiar favorites. See all the mouth-watering details of the Icon of the Seas restaurants in our latest dining guide complete with menus.

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Icon of the Seas Restaurants: Complimentary Dining

There are several dining options that are included in your cruise fare with Royal Caribbean. These include the main dining room and the popular Windjammer buffet. There are many other casual spots as well, including Royal Caribbean favorites like Sorrento’s pizzeria and Park Café, along with some new spots like the AquaDome Market and Pearl Café.

Further, suite guests have access to the exclusive restaurant, Coastal Kitchen, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in addition to all the other options listed below.

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

Main Dining Room (Decks 3, 4, & 5)

The 3-story main dining room on Icon of the Seas offers the traditional cruise dining experience. Given the size of the ship, there are actually four seating times on Icon of the Seas: 5 PM, 6:30 PM, 8 PM, and 8:30 PM.

Cruisers can also opt for My Time Dining (Deck 3) which is available from 6:30 PM to 9 PM daily. With this option, you can dine whenever you like; however, you will not have the same table or waitstaff each evening. Even if you have My Time Dining, you can pre-reserve your dining times in the app before your cruise. In fact, on a ship the size of Icon of the Seas, we highly recommend it.

Regardless of whether you opt for traditional dining or My Time Dining, the dinner menus are the same. These options do rotate each evening. The menu has a different theme each night including French, Italian, Caribbean, and more.

On a traditional 7-night cruise, there will be two formal nights with “lobster night” taking place on the second formal night. The order of the menus and when these formal nights occur vary based on the itinerary. Generally, the two formal nights fall on your itinerary’s sea days.

The MDR also serves breakfast most mornings from around 7/8 AM to 8:30/9:30 AM. There is also lunch on sea days from around 11:30 AM to 1 PM. On the first sea day, there is brunch (instead of breakfast and lunch) from around 8:30 AM to 12 PM.

For the specific order of menus on your sailing, check the Royal Caribbean app.

The full list of menus from our inaugural 7-day cruise on Icon of the Seas will be loaded once the cruise is completed. Of note, dinner on Day 2 was special for this sailing; however, it will be Taste of France on a typical cruise.

Icon of the Seas Main Dining Room Menus:

Sorrento’s (Deck 5)

Sorrento’s is the Royal Caribbean pizza spot located on Deck 5 in the Royal Promenade on Icon of the Seas. This quick service venue is open most days from 11:30 AM to 2 AM.

Sorrento’s serves up slices of classic favorites like pepperoni and cheese in addition to daily specialty pizzas. It’s the perfect midnight snack after enjoying all the fun the Royal Promenade has to offer.

Pearl Cafe (Deck 6)

Open 24 hours a day, Pearl Café is your go-to spot for snacks and coffee any time of day. Think a similar but upgraded replacement for Cafe Promenade found on other Royal Caribbean ships in the fleet.

Serving up continental breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and small desserts, you will never go hungry. These items are definitely an upgrade from those typically found at Cafe Promenade. There are also grab-and-go options available. Selections do vary daily.

Additionally, there’s a complimentary coffee and tea station here, along with other beverages. Or, guests can purchase specialty coffees which are included in the Deluxe Beverage Package or the Café Select coffee card.

Located on the second level of the Promenade beside expansive windows, this Café is a great place to grab a table and people watch or just enjoy your snack alongside ocean views. It’s also a convenient spot to do some work if needed, as you’ll find power outlets located here.

Pearl Cafe Drink Menu

Surfside Eatery (Deck 7)

Surfside Eatery is a new addition to Icon of the Seas. Located in the family-centric Surfside neighborhood (think replacement for the Boardwalk neighborhood on Oasis Class ships), this buffet is just steps away from all the kid-friendly action.

The Surfside Eatery is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily serving items the kids will love along with twists on kids classics for the grownups too.

In the morning, guests can enjoy typical selections like eggs, breakfast meats, and pancakes from 7 to 11 AM. Lunch is served from 12 to 3 PM with options like chicken nuggets and hot dogs. Dinner is available from 5 to 8 PM. At dinner time, guests can enjoy similar options to those available in the Windjammer like pasta, meats, fish, and more.

Surfside Bites (Deck 7)

Surfside Bites is another new complimentary dining venue located in the Surfside neighborhood on Icon of the Seas. Guests can enjoy snacks from this takeout window from around 11 AM to 6 PM daily.

With tasty items like popcorn chicken, hot dogs, burgers, and pizza toasties, alongside cookies and churros, you’ll definitely want to check out these bites during your cruise…even if you don’t have kids.

Surfside Bites Menu

Park Cafe (Deck 8)

Located in the Central Park neighborhood on Icon of the Seas, Park Café offers quick service breakfast and lunch items. New on Icon of the Seas, the venue now also serves tapas in the evenings.

Park Café is open for breakfast most days from around 7 to 10:30 AM and for lunch from around 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Tapas are served from 6:30 to 8:30 PM daily.

For breakfast, cruisers can enjoy hot sandwiches, oatmeal, a bagel bar, fresh fruit cups, and more. In the afternoon, the café serves up paninis, custom salads, and the famous Royal Kummelweck sandwich. Tapas include polenta fries, meatballs, charcuterie, and more for no additional fee.

Vitality Cafe (Deck 14)

The Vitality Café, located in the Spa, offers healthy light bites from 6:30 AM to 7 PM daily. These complimentary items include homemade granola bars, small muffins, and fresh fruit.

Fresh juices and smoothies are also on the menu for your pre- or post-workout needs. These drinks are included in the Deluxe Beverage Package or guests can pay a la carte prices.

Vitality Cafe Drink Menu

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AquaDome Market (Deck 15)

This complimentary food hall on Icon of the Seas is located in the new AquaDome neighborhood and features five unique food stands. It’s open from 10:30 AM to midnight most days. The food stalls include:

  • Feta Mediterranean- features pitas and bowls.
  • Mac’s- a mac n cheese bar with toppings like pulled pork.
  • Toast and Garden- serves up sandwiches and salads.
  • GNGR- serves up Asian favorites.
  • Creme de la Crepe- features sweet and savory crepes.

AquaDome All Day Menus

Sprinkles (Deck 15)

In addition to all the other snacks you can enjoy around the ship, there is also the poolside ice cream station. Sprinkles offers soft serve selections throughout the day from 11 AM to 9 PM. There is a second Sprinkles located in the Surfside neighborhood on Deck 7 which is open similar hours.

El Loco Fresh (Deck 15)

El Loco Fresh is your Mexican eatery on Royal Caribbean ships. This outdoor venue serves up grab-and-go options nearby the Cove Pool and Royal Bay Pool in Chill Island. El Loco Fresh favorites include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos with a custom salsa bar.

El Loco Fresh is open midday for lunch starting around 11 AM and remains open until 8 PM.

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Windjammer Marketplace (Deck 15)

If you have cruised on Royal Caribbean before, then you are very familiar with the Windjammer Marketplace. This casual, complimentary buffet is open most of the day serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For breakfast (approximately 7 AM to 11 AM), you can find your typical selections including fruits, breakfast pastries, cereals, and hot menu items such as scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage, along with an omelet station.

For lunch (approximately 11:30 AM to 3 PM), you will find a selection of salads, cold cuts and sandwiches, grilled items, and other hot dishes and international cuisine which vary slightly each day of the cruise.

At dinner (approximately 5:30 to 9 PM), you will find similar standard selections as lunch, along with themed nights.

Basecamp (Deck 16)

Located on Deck 16 in Thrill Island, Basecamp is another new-to-brand eatery found on Icon of the Seas. This quick-service spot is open most days from around 11 AM to 8 PM serving both complimentary and up-charge items.

Guests can enjoy soft pretzel bites and hot dogs for free, or pay a la carte for items like waffle chicken nuggets, Wisconsin cheese curds, and shrimp bao buns. These items were all quite tasty but questionable if worth the upcharge.

Basecamp Menu

Coastal Kitchen (Decks 16 & 17)

Coastal Kitchen is the newly elevated main dining room for Royal Suite Class on Icon of the Seas. Now spanning two decks, this restaurant located within the Suite neighborhood is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner exclusively for Star Class and Sky Class suite guests. Breakfast is served from 8 to 9:30 AM daily, lunch 12 to 1:30 PM, and dinner 5 to 9:30 PM.

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

The menu selections are certainly an upgrade from what you will find in the regular main dining room. However, guests are not limited to Coastal Kitchen for meals as they are free to enjoy any of the other complimentary or specialty restaurants around the ship.

Given its location, this iteration of Coastal Kitchen affords great views of the AquaTheater.

Breakfast Menu | Lunch Menus | Dinner Menus

The Grove (Deck 18)

The Grove is a new addition to Suite Class dining on Icon of the Seas. This al fresco eatery is located on the suite sun deck just steps away from your sun lounger or the pool. This venue provides complimentary Mediterranean fare exclusively for suite guests daily from around 10:30 AM to 10 PM.

Icon of the Seas Restaurants: Specialty Dining

With so many complimentary dining offerings on Icon of the Seas, you certainly do not have to pay extra for dining (if you don’t want to). Though, Royal Caribbean ships also feature a variety of specialty restaurants that come with an up-charge– some which are brand-new to Icon of the Seas.

If you plan to dine at any of these Icon of the Seas restaurants, you should make reservations pre-cruise, as popular dining times do fill up quickly. An 18% gratuity will be added to all meals.

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen (Deck 6)

One of our favorite Royal Caribbean specialty restaurants, Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen, has found a new home on Icon of the Seas. Located on the second level of the Royal Promenade, this rustic venue serves up all the Italian classics. The menu features made-to-order pizzas prepared in an open kitchen concept, classic pasta dishes, along with mouth-watering entrées and desserts.

There is even a small a la carte food menu at the adjacent Giovanni’s Wine bar.

Giovanni’s is open daily 5 to 9:30 PM for dinner and on sea days from 12 to 1:30 PM for lunch. The Wine Bar serves up food from around 12 PM on sea days (or 4 PM on port days) to midnight.

The current pricing for dinner at Giovanni’s is $54.99 for dinner and $24.99 for lunch.

Giovanni’s Italian Kitchen Menus: Lunch | Dinner | Dessert

Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade (Deck 6)

Similarly, Playmakers Sports Bar & Arcade has found a new home on Deck 6 of the Royal Promenade on Icon of the Seas. It’s also located close by the kids and teens clubs, Adventure Ocean and Social 020.

Playmakers is home to a large collection of televisions broadcasting games from around the world, along with arcade style games and pool tables. It also serves up a variety of game time food favorites and a wide selection of beer. The a la carte menu features items like chicken wings, nachos, an onion ring tower, and the signature Playmakers burger.

This venue is open for food most days from around noon to 11 PM.

Playmakers Menu

Pier 7 (Deck 7)

Pier 7 is another brand-new dining spot on Icon of the Seas, located in the Surfside neighborhood, featuring brunch and dinner. While Surfside Eatery and Surfside Bites are complimentary, Pier 7 will cost extra money. This venue has an a la carte menu featuring items like shrimp tostados, seafood cioppino, and a California burger, along with brunch items like Sunrise Benedict and pancakes.

Pier 7 is open from 5 to 9:30 PM daily, as well as 11 AM to 3 PM on sea days. With its laidback, beachside vibe, you won’t want to miss trying this Icon of the Seas restaurant during your cruise.

Pier 7 Menus: Brunch | Dinner

Sugar Beach (Deck 7)

If the soft serve isn’t enough to satisfy your ice cream craving, you have more options at Sugar Beach on Icon of the Seas. However, these selections will cost you extra money.

Also in the Surfside neighborhood, you can order up your favorite ice cream creations or purchase your fix of candy at a la carte prices.

First Impressions Icon of the Seas

Empire Supper Club (Deck 8)

The Empire Supper Club is the newest and most elevated dining experience in the Royal Caribbean fleet with a taste of old New York. Found exclusively on Icon of the Seas, you are in for a treat when you book this dinner-and-a-show, occurring nightly at 6:30 PM.

Located in Central Park, your evening combines cuisine, cocktails, and live music in an intimate space. The 8-course journey includes sophisticated and upscale selections like oysters and Wagyu beef, perfectly paired with cocktails and soulful tunes.

Space is limited so be sure to book early. Dinner at the Empire Supper Club is $200 per person. For guests on the Unlimited Dining Package, there will be an up-charge of $130 per person.

This experience typically lasts 2-3 hours, so you should plan your evening accordingly. If you are dining as a large group, your party will be split up.

Empire Supper Club Menu

Chops Grille (Deck 8)

Chops Grille is the Royal Caribbean signature steakhouse. If you are looking for a perfectly seared cut of beef, then you will want to head to this venue also located in the Central Park neighborhood on Icon of the Seas.

As one of the most popular specialty restaurants on Royal Caribbean ships, reservations are required to dine here; and prime dinner times do fill up quickly.

Chops Grille is open every night of the cruise for dinner from 5 to 9:30 PM. The restaurant is also open on select days for lunch from 12 to 1:30 PM. The current onboard pricing is $29.99 for lunch and $69.99 for dinner.

With a new butcher’s display, an open kitchen, and new iconic cuts, this version of Chops Grille is certainly top-notch.

Combining a dinner at Chops along with some cocktails at the nearby Bubbles or Trellis bars makes for the perfect date night. Don’t forget to stop in for some tunes at the new Lou’s Jazz ‘n Blues while in the neighborhood.

Chops Grille Menus: Lunch | Dinner

Izumi Hibachi & Sushi (Deck 8)

Izumi is a Royal Caribbean fan favorite offering Asian-inspired teppanyaki, sushi, and other far east flavors. The Hibachi experience has a flat fee for the four-course meal. Current pricing is $64.99 dinner and $39.99 for lunch. Note: there is a $15 up-charge for guests using the unlimited dining package.

At Izumi Sushi, guests can pay a la carte or select the prix-fixe meal option which includes 1 small plate, 2 large plates, and a dessert. The current prix-fixe price is $39.99 for lunch and dinner. The menu does feature more than just sushi to accommodate everyone in your travel party.

Izumi is open nightly for dinner from 5 to 9:30 PM. The venue is also open on select days for lunch from 12 to 1:30 pm.

While this Icon of the Seas specialty restaurant features the same great food and fun, it’s now in a new location in Central Park.

Izumi Hibachi | Izumi Sushi

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

Izumi in the Park (Deck 8)

Also new on Icon of the Seas is Izumi in the Park. This takeout window offers a selection of sushi rolls and Japanese sweets from around 11 AM to 10 PM.

The menu features grab-and-go items at a la carte prices that guests can enjoy anywhere, any time of day. So, if you’re in the mood for some sushi but don’t want to take the kids to a 2-hour sit-down dinner, this is the perfect compromise.

Izumi in the Park

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

Celebration Table (Deck 15)

This private dining experience in the AquaDome can be booked for groups up to 12. With a private lounge and sweeping ocean views, this venue is perfect for an intimate celebration. There are a selection of prix fixe menus from which to choose that are all served family-style along with a signature cocktail.

This venue also doubles as the Chef’s Table. With the Chef’s Table having an early seating and the Celebration Table utilizing the space afterwards.

Chef’s Table Menu

Hooked Seafood (Deck 15)

Hooked provides a nautically themed setting alongside ocean views from the front of the ship overlooking the new AquaDome. While dining at this Icon of the Seas specialty restaurant, you can dive into New England-style seafood selections including oysters, crab cakes, twin lobster tails, surf n turf, or a lobster roll.

Hooked on Icon of the Seas is open for dinner nightly 5 to 9:30 PM. The venue is also open for lunch on select days from 12 to 1:30 PM. The cover charge is $64.99 for dinner and $24.99 for lunch.

Hooked Seafood Menus: Lunch | Dinner

Icon of the Seas Restaurants

Desserted Milk Shake Bar (Deck 16)

Located in Thrill Island on Icon of the Seas, you won’t want to miss the Desserted Milk Shake bar. Whether the kiddos want a traditional milkshake or adults want to indulge on a boozy concoction, how can you resist drinks with names like Oreoasis, Chocolate Castaway, or Strawberry Shipwreck?

It’s the perfect reward after conquering the Category 6 waterslides or Crown’s Edge. Milkshakes range in price from $9 to $18. Floats are also available for $7.

The Desserted Milk Shake Bar is open most days from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Desserted Milk Shake Bar Menu

Room Service

Room service is available 24 hours a day on Royal Caribbean ships. Continental breakfast is complimentary from 6 to 11 AM. All other orders have a $7.95 service charge (plus 18% gratuity); though, you can order as much as you want for this one set price.

Guests can order room service by calling from their stateroom phone or by using the stateroom television.

Room Service: Breakfast Menu | All Day Menu

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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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