Junkanoo Island Kitchen and Rum Bar, located at 626 Glen Cheek Dr. is officially open for business. The grand opening will take place on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with the official ribbon cutting ceremony at approximately 6:00pm.
The 190 seat, island-themed establishment was extensively renovated by partners Rich Hensel and Gary Foreman and is located directly on the water of Port Canaveral’s busy harbor. Patrons can enjoy panoramic views of cruise and cargo ships from the spacious covered “daiquiri deck” or dine inside and watch the preparations through the windowed, display kitchen. Junkanoo features two spacious bars inside and out with large screen tv’s and live music.
The name “Junkanoo” is drawn from the annual parade and festival observed in the Bahamas at Christmas and New Year’s. Appropriately, the ambiance of Junkanoo Island Kitchen and Rum Bar is come-as-you-are casual and fun and the interior is bright, colorful and airy with imaginative, re-purposed fixtures, furniture and décor. Large booths and community seating accommodate walk-in parties of all sizes and celebrations are welcome, spontaneous and frequent.
The exhibition kitchen serves up generous plates of island-inspired offerings like jerk chicken, blackened Wahoo, grilled churrasco rib eye steak, banana leaf steamed Corvina and hearty Ropa Vieja. Shareable plates of coconut shrimp, jerk wings, jalapeno hush puppies, conch chowder and house-made guacamole are accented with fresh mint mojitos, tall hurricanes and the ever-popular “painkiller” cocktail. Junkanoo showcases an extensive stock of artisanal rums, ice-cold draft and bottled beers of the region and an abundant list of wines – all served in generous rations.
Junkanoo is open for lunch and dinner daily starting at 11:00 am. Happy Hour
is most hours with discounts available Monday – Friday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The restaurant welcomes “walk-ins” and reservations for parties and gatherings of 10 to 100. To book a party call 321-593-5865. Gift certificates are available for purchase at the restaurant or over the phone.
To see the full menus please visit the website at www.junkanooislandkitchen.com or access Facebook or Instagram @junkanooislandkitchen