Mardi Gras Dining Guide: Which Restaurants Are Complimentary?

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Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship, Mardi Gras, is absolutely chock-full of dining venues, many included and some with an up-charge.

To help passengers determine what’s open for which meal and whether they’ll pay extra or not, Carnival put together a guide on all of the dining locations across the vessel.

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Based on Carnival’s guide, we’ve put together this little piece, dividing the restaurants up based on whether they’re complimentary or for-fee. We’ve also included menu links for some of the newest and most popular venues on board.

Complimentary Dining Locations



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Guy’s Burger Joint


For-Charge Restaurants


  • Emeril’s Bistro 1396
  • JavaBlue Café (select items)
  • Room Service (select items)



  • Emeril’s Bistro 1396
  • Seafood Shack
  • Bonsai Sushi
  • Bonsai Teppanyaki
  • Rudi’s Seagrill (Check out the dinner menu)
  • Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse
  • Chef’s Table
  • Room Service
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Emeril’s Bistro 1396

‘& More’ Menu Options and Where to Find Lobster

If you’re dining at a sit-down specialty restaurant with your friends or family but don’t want anything on that restaurant’s menu, don’t worry.

With the introduction of Mardi Gras, Carnival has introduced a new “& More” menu, which features classic main dining room favorites that you can order no matter where you’re eating.

When formal night rolls around, everyone knows what that means: it’s lobster time. On Mardi Gras, lobster will be served not only in the main dining rooms this evening but also in Cucina del Capitano and Chibang!

READ NEXT: Photos: 13 Restaurants on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

This article was updated in October 2022.

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