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Dish Spotlight: Johnnycakes From Caribbean Cooker

For those wondering what a “Johnnycake” is, imagine that cornbread and pancakes had a child.  A very delicious child.  It’s a staple among the Caribbean islands and much of the Atlantic seaboard.  I’m hard-pressed to think of many places in Las Vegas that offer them, but now there is a legit Caribbean joint in The Hendo.  Yeah…you heard me right…in The Hendo!  The Caribbean Cooker located on Stephanie and Paseo Verde offers up Breakfast / Brunch on Monday – Friday from 8am-11am and Saturday and Sunday from 8am-2pm.

Rolling with an outstanding Banana Rum Sauce, the Johnnycakes at the Caribbean Cooker are good for what ails you.  At first, I thought the Johnnycakes were befallen to their slightly dry stereotype, but then I employed the “Use What Your Mama Gave Ya” technique and used more of the accompanying sauce and butter.   I’m not much of a syrup person, so I usually only use a minimal amount when eating pancakes.  However, I am a Bananas Foster slut, and the Banana Rum syrup tickled me in the place where it counts.  The Johnnycakes can take the syrup like a man, so give it to them.  Then sit back and enjoy the flavors of the islands.

The Johnnycakes with Banana Rum Sauce from the Caribbean Cooker comes in at $6.50 and is available on the Breakfast / Brunch menu.  Go forth and eat.

Johnnycakes from the Caribbean Cooker

Johnnycakes from the Caribbean Cooker

Banana Rum Sauce that Accompanies the Johnnycakes at Carribean Cooker.

Banana Rum Sauce that Accompanies the Johnnycakes at Carribean Cooker.


Caribbean Cooker

65 S. Stephanie St.
Henderson, NV 89012

(702) 888-6565

Mike Dobranski is a professional musician, amateur blogger, eater of good food, poker junkie, master of the inappropriate comment and bad husband to a wonderful wife.

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4 comments to Dish Spotlight: Johnnycakes From Caribbean Cooker

  • I need to get back there when I have my appetite set to full gorge. I was pretty impressed with their selection, especially given their location, but we only stopped in for a mid afternoon snack since we were in the neighborhood.

  • Yeah, I definitely want to go back to hit up the dinner entrees. Had the tapas on the Ernie’s side and it was pretty good.

  • Joan Mortimer

    I can’t believe that the Carribean Cooker and Ernie’s are closed and without giving their customers advance notice. We thought that business was doing good on both sides. They had the best food, atmosphere and the greatest employees. Paul & I will really miss Scott. If he sees this, please try to post where we can find you at. Hopefully all the employees will find new jobs soon. Whoever hires them are getting fantastic people!!

  • WHAT?!? They closed?!? This is news to me too. Yeah, we’ve only been there a few times, but it didn’t look like business was booming, but it didn’t look terrible either. I’ll try to check into it. Thanks for the heads up!

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