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The Ultimate Guide to All the Dining Options Onboard NCL's Breakaway & Breakaway-Plus Class Ships

NCL, Onda by Scarpetta
Onda by Scarpetta | Photo Credit: NCL


One of the things that Norwegian Cruise Line does best is the onboard dining. NCL is known for the elevated complimentary and specialty options that guests will be able to enjoy throughout their cruise. With the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus Class ships, NCL has taken dining to a whole new level.


Experience captivating Italian flavors at Onda by Scarpetta, dine on juicy cuts a beef at Cagney's Steakhouse, and choose for a variety of upgraded complimentary options at The Local Bar & Grill. No matter where you go on a Breakaway or Breakaway-Plus Class ship, there is another incredible dining option just around the corner.


We have broken down all the food options onboard the Breakaway Class ships, so you can book your next cruise confidently knowing you will be able to enjoy your favorite restaurants while onboard.



NCL, American Diner
American Diner | Photo Credit: NCL

American Diner

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


Experience a slice of 1950s Americana at the delightful American Diner. Here guests can dine on tasty menu options such as Housemade Milkshakes, Cheese Nachos, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Salad, and Homemade Meatloaf.




NCL, The Bake Shop
The Bake Shop | Photo Credit: NCL

The Bake Shop

Cafe | $

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Bliss, Encore


Stop by the little Bake Shop throughout the day and grab a delicious pastry or baked good. Here you will find Chocolate Bonbons of varying flavors, Gourmet Cupcakes, and French Macarons.




NCL, Bayamo by Ocean Blue
Bayamo by Ocean Blue | Photo Credit: NCL

Bayamo by Ocean Blue

A La Carte | $$$

Found on: Escape


If you are in the mood for delicious seafood, Bayamo by Ocean Blue is the perfect restaurant. Take in the incredible ocean views as you dine indoors or al fresco on the patio for waterfront dining. Menu highlights include: Jumbo Shrimp Trio, Clam Chowder, Surf and Turf, Filet Mignon, Seafood Linguini, and Key Lime Pie for dessert.




NCL, Prima Class, Cagney's
Cagney's Steakhouse | Photo Credit: NCL

Cagney's Steakhouse

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


This incredible steakhouse is a NCL classic that is a fan favorite time and time again. Sit down in an elegant space and begin your meal with any of the incredible starters, from Crab Cakes, to Ahi Tuna Tartar, Baked Onion Soup, and Beefsteak Tomato Salad. For the main course, choose your cut of meat; Cagney's offers a Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Petite Filet Mignon, Ribeye, and New York Strip. And you can't leave without trying the Cagney's signature Seven Layer Chocolate Cake.




NCL, Coco's
Coco's | Photo Credit: NCL

Coco's

Cafe | $

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore


To satisfy any sweet craving, stop by Coco's. This specialty cafe offers incredible sweet treats including crepes, over-the-top milkshakes, bonbons, and gelato!




NCL, Dolce Gelato
Dolce Gelato | Photo Credit: NCL

Dolce Gelato

Cafe | $

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Bliss, Encore


Dine on slow-churned gelato at Dolce, with flavors ranging from vanilla, chocolate-hazelnut, pistachio, tiramisu, blackberry, and pink grapefruit.




NCL, Food Republic,
Food Republic | Photo Credit: NCL

Food Republic

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


Food Republic has married Asian and Latin flavors to create delicious dishes that guests can enjoy each and every evening for dinner. There is a roll menu featuring a Crispy Salmon Roll, and Rock Shrimp Roll with spicy tuna, avocado, mango, and spicy aioli. Handhelds include Kanpachi Wonton Tacos and Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Sharable plate options include Spicy Korean Fried Chicken, Tuna Poké Nachos, and Pork Belly & Scallion Potstickers. This is the perfect restaurant to satisfy all your savory cravings while onboard.




NCL, Garden Cafe
Garden Cafe | Photo Credit: NCL

Garden Cafe

Buffet | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


This is the main buffet onboard the ship, and is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. No one does the complimentary buffet food quite like Norwegian. Here guest can enjoy offerings inspired by cuisine from all over the globe, including made-to-order pasta, incredible Indian food, Asian stir-fries and rice bowls, grilled burgers and hot dogs, a salad bar, fresh bread, and an elevated dessert bar. There is something for everyone at Surfside, and a great place to stop at almost anytime of the day for a bite to eat.




The Haven Restaurant, Prima Class, NCL
The Haven Restaurant | Photo Credit: NCL

The Haven Restaurant

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


This is the complimentary dining option for Haven Guests. All passengers staying in the Haven will have access to the Haven Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and enjoy elevated dining option in an elegant setting. Popular menu items include the Mushroom Flatbread, Lobster Bisque, French Dip Sandwich, Steak Frites, and the Banana Banoffee Cream for dessert.




NCL, La Cucina
La Cucina | Photo Credit: NCL

La Cucina

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss


Enjoy the Italian classics at La Cucina. This specialty venue offers incredible pastas and pizzas, alongside antipasti options, and several incredible desserts. Menu highlights include: Beef Lasagna Al Forno, Fettuccini Alfredo Con Funghi, Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza, and the popular Tiramisu to finish.




NCL, Le Bistro
Le Bistro | Photo Credit: NCL

Le Bistro

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


This is the quintessential French Restaurant that has been a staple in the NCL fleet for years. Enjoy a delicious dinner with friends and family as you dine on exquisite Steak Tartare au Couteau, Escargots A la Bourguignonne, Soupe A L'oignon Gratinee, Filet de Boeuf Rossini, and Coq au Vin.




NCL, Local Bar and Grill, The Local
Local Bar & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

Local Bar & Grill

A La Carte | Included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Found on: Joy, Bliss, Encore


The Local offers tasty pub fare that guests can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day. Menu highlights include: Full English Breakfast, French Toast, Beef Chili, Pretzel Bites, Tavern Battered Cod Sandwich, Carrot and Walnut Cake, and Warm Apple Pie.




NCL, Los Lobos
Los Lobos | Photo Credit: NCL

Los Lobos

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Bliss, Encore


Grab your friends and head over for drinks and a delicious meal at Los Lobos. Los Lobos offers incredible Mexican cuisine. Appetizers of Guacamole and Queso are a must, shared around the table. Enjoy tacos with chicken, steak, or shrimp, served in a warm corn tortilla. House specialties include Fajitas, Chile Relleno, and Cochinita Pibil. For dessert be sure to order the churros that come with a dulce de leche dipping sauce!




NCL, Main Dining Room, Taste, Savor
Photo Credit: NCL

Main Dining Room

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


The Main Dining Room onboard a cruise ship is the classic dining venue for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Here you will enjoy fine dining with your fellow passengers. Menu highlights include: Warm Spinach Salad, Create Your Own Pasta, The Fisherman's Platter, Beef Wellington, Veal Oscar, Honey-Glazed Pork Chops, and New York Style Cheesecake.


Note: On the Breakaway and Breakaway-Plus ships, the Main Dining Room is spread across 3 separate venues- The Manhattan Room, Taste, and Savor.




NCL, Moderno Churascarria
Moderno | Photo Credit: NCL

Moderno Churascarria

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape


Moderno Churascarria is a fun Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant. Here a variety of slow-roasted meats are carved up table-side. Enjoy delicious Lamb Top Sirloin, Beef Tenderloin, Flank Steaks, Brazilian Pork Sausage, and many more mouth-watering meats. This is a great option for a family dinner, or an evening out with friends.




NCL, O'Sheehan's Bar and Grill
O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill | Photo Credit: NCL

O'Sheehan's Bar & Grill

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape


This 24 hour eatery includes incredible bar food that will satisfy no matter what time of the day or night. Indulge in favorite that include Buffalo Wings, Grilled Sausage Sliders, Loaded Nachos, Beef Chili, Battered Fish Sandwich, Blue Cheese Burger, and Coney Island Hot Dog. For a sweet finisher order the apple pie a la mode, or the brownie and raspberry-swirl cheesecake.




NCL, Ocean Blue
Ocean Blue | Photo Credit: NCL

Ocean Blue

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Joy, Bliss, Encore


Dine on incredible seafood in an elegant setting as the sunsets over the waters. Ocean Blue offers delightful dishes from both the sea and land. Begin your meal with the Ahi Tuna and Avocado Tower, Clam Chowder, and delicious Gumbo. If you prefer a main course from the land, there are options from Roasted Brick Chicken to Filet Mignon. For ocean options, the Fisherman's Platter and Beer-Battered Fish and Chips will hit the spot.




NCL, Onda by Scarpetta
Onda by Scarpetta | Photo Credit: NCL

Onda by Scarpetta

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Encore


Indulge in modern Italian Cuisine at Onda by Scarpetta. This beautiful dining space has architectural elements that resemble a wave, paying nod to the name "Onda", which means "Wave". On the dining menu you will find pizzas and calzones, antipasti platters, and delicious pasta options including Pappardelle Bolognese, Short Rib Ravioli, and Tomato & Basil Spaghetti. Secondi options include Branzino, Roasted Chicken, Tuna, and Beef Filet.




NCL, Pincho Tapas Bar
Pincho Tapas Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

Pincho Tapas Bar

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Escape


Enjoy the flavors of Spain at Pincho Tapas Bar. Grab a sangria at the bar and order several of the small plates on the menu. Highlights range from Fried Potatoes with Paprika Aioli, to Duck Confit, Garlic and Pork Chorizo, and Calamares.




NCL, Q Texas Smokehouse
Q | Photo Credit: NCL

Q Texas Smokehouse

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Joy, Bliss, Encore


Savor the smokey flavors of the Texas countryside at Q Texas Smokehouse. Dig into western classics such as Loaded Fried, Deviled Eggs, and Lone Star Chili to begin your meal. Menu items from the pit include Brisket, Pulled Pork, Sausage, and Salmon. To finish off your meal enjoy homestyle delights such as Peach Cobbler, Pecan Pie, and Aunt Josie's Mason Jar Banana Pudding.




NCL, The Raw Bar
The Raw Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

The Raw Bar

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway


Positioned right beside Ocean Blue, the Raw Bar is the spot for a pre-dinner snack of oysters, calamari, and salmon Tartare. You can also order wine by the glass to enjoy with any of the tempting seafood bites on the menu.




NCL, Shanghai Noodle Bar
Shanghai Noodle Bar | Photo Credit: NCL

Shanghai Noodle Bar

A La Carte | Included

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway


This Asian restaurant is completely complimentary, offering up tasty dishes from potstickers, to fresh made noodles, wok fried options, fried rice, soups, and more! To finish on a sweet note, dessert options include the Panda Fruit Salad, and the Five Spice Chocolate Cake with Ginger Sauce.



NCL, Teppanyaki
Teppanyaki | Photo Credit: NCL

Teppanyaki

A La Carte | $$$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway, Escape, Joy, Bliss, Encore


It truly is "dinner and a show" at Teppanyaki, as the masterful chef's cook up incredible grilled asian cuisine on the grills right in front of you. Guests pull their chairs up to the Teppanyaki tables, and watch their meal being made. The menu offers your choice of steak, seafood, or tofu, to enjoy with garlic fried rice, grilled vegetables, and dipping sauces.




NCL, Wasabi
Wasabi | Photo Credit: NCL

Wasabi

A La Carte | $$

Dinner

Found on: Breakaway, Getaway


If you are in the mood for Sushi, Wasabi is the perfect stop for dinner. Dine on incredible rolls from California to Spicy Tuna, as well as Sashimi and Yakatori dishes. Pair your meal with Sake, or the signature drinks- Wasabi Cocktail and Shaku-Shaku.




Booking Your Cruise

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