Attention all cruisers and foodies alike. I have just sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and tried their new restaurant concept, Portside BBQ. This restaurant is a new specialty dining option in a laid back atmosphere similar to that of Playmaker’s Sports Bar. Oasis of the Seas is the first ship to receive this venue in the fleet and needless to say I had to try it. I hope you enjoy this Portside BBQ on Oasis of the Seas Review.
About the Venue:
Portside BBQ is a casual themed specialty restaurant. The only one in the fleet as of this article date is on Oasis of the Seas. It is located towards the Aft on Deck 15 before the mini golf course. Since this is a specialty restaurant, there is a fee associated with it. It is not a cover fee, you will pay for what you order. If you have the Ultimate Dining Package, you will receive a $20 credit per seating. There is live music throughout the day and evening in the venue. Portside BBQ has a variety of in house style restaurant seating in addition to a patio themed seating outside.
Portside BBQ is available for Lunch, Dinner and Late evening. Below are the menu options for this venue.
During my sailing, I purchased the Ultimate Dining Package. I knew this venue was going to be onboard so I wanted to try as much as I could so that I could write this post honestly. In my opinion, this venue belongs on multiple ships. I love the idea of have a more casual dining experience available, like Playmaker’s, for the nights I don’t feel like going to the dining room. Getting food was pretty quick so you are dining on your own time.
The food was amazing. The Ribs, Burnt Ends and Chicken Wings were my favorites. Keep in mind that dinner has an extended menu with some items that are not available for lunch (i.e. baked beans, corn bread, corn on the cob). I think dinner is the better bang for your buck. You could easily get 3-4 meats with two sides and dessert that could be split among 2-3 people depending on how hungry you are. The only item in the meat section that we really didn’t care for was the smoked turkey (not the turkey leg, that was awesome). The mac n cheese is similar to velveeta shells and cheese. It was still good though. The best dessert was the Brookie hands down. Honestly, all the sides were pretty good.
Make sure you check out the video where I give you a glimpse of both lunch and dinner at Portside BBQ on Oasis of the Seas for review.
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