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Best places to eat in the Cayman Islands

From casual to fine dining, Grand Cayman has it all. This beautiful destination is overflowing with outstanding restaurants, offering both international and local cuisine. So whether you’re looking to grab something quick and easy or planning a full-course dinner with friends and family – you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect place for any dining occasion in Cayman.  

Among many restaurants in Grand Cayman, we’ve made a list of the ones we think are worth visiting. Let’s take a look.

Best Fine Dining in Cayman: Guy Harvey’s Boathouse Grill

This restaurant features a selection of popular Caribbean, and international dishes served in a comfortable setting overlooking George Town’s picturesque harbour. Boathouse Grill is known for using the finest ingredients for your dining pleasure. – each dish is truly an original masterpiece! Seafood lovers can enjoy local catches such as Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, Butterfish, and Dolphin fish (Mahi). The decor is accented by nautical touches suited to its location in the harbour.

Location: 66 S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands

Food: Seafood, fine dining, international, American

What we love: Try the grilled octopus or delicious conch fritters

Best Sundowners & Local Brews: The White Whale Pub & Ale

The White Whale is a popular post-work spot for George Town professionals wanting to unwind after a hard day. Watch the sun go down as you sip on locally-brewed pints and bottled beer, and treat yourself to delicious appetizers and dinner. The menu includes a range of fresh fish dishes, such as ceviche and mussels, and Cayman conch. There are also vegan and vegetarian options that are just as tasty.

Location: 55 S Church Street, George Town, Cayman Islands

Food: Gastro-pub, seafood, Canadian, American, burgers

What we love: Their famous Bang Bang Shrimp

Best Seafood in Cayman: Saltwater Grill

This popular upscale restaurant offers a fresh seafood menu, including steamed prawns, shrimp, scallops, crab legs, squid, Mahi-mahi, and more. Enjoy their twice-daily happy hours (4 pm-6.30 pm and 10 pm-12 am) for great drink and food specials — all appetizers are half-price during the 4 pm-6.30 pm happy hour!

Location: Galleria Plaza, W Bay Rd Grand Cayman 

Food: Seafood, pasta, sandwiches, salads
What we love: Try The Saltwater Grill, a signature dish with lobster tail, giant prawn, scallops, calamari, blackened mahi, shrimp, roasted potato, and sautéed vegetables!

Best Pizza & Pasta (for Picky Eaters): The Brooklyn Pizza & Pasta

Brooklyn has a family-friendly pizza, pasta, and burgers menu that will please the oldest and youngest. With a great kid’s menu, The Brooklyn has something for the pickiest of eaters. Dine indoors or unwind outside on our shaded patio overlooking the waterfront – the perfect spot for a family outing or a Cayman Happy Hour.

Location: Camana Bay

Food: Italian, pizzas, sandwiches, salads

What we love: The Braised Beef Short Rib is sublime.

Best Breakfast spot in Cayman: The Waterfront Urban Diner

This excellent  restaurant is all about great food, view, and friendly service — a good outdoor dining spot on the waterfront at Camana Bay. The Waterfront Urban Diner marries modern city dining with the laidback tropics. Experience fast, feel-good food at an affordable price. Savour American classics and gastro-pub fare made from the freshest local ingredients and enjoy warm hospitality in a charming setting. 

Location: Camana Bay 

Food: American, salads, sandwiches, breakfast

What we love: Build your own omelet is the perfect way to start your weekend – served with breakfast potatoes and toast.

Best Craft Beer Menu: Craft F&B

Indulge and enjoy local and international craft beers from this impressive gastro pub in the heart of Seven Mile Beach corridor. This is an excellent social hangout with daily food and beer specials available during their 4-6 pm Happy Hour, and experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. As the name suggests, Craft F&B specialises in craft beer from around the world and excellent international food and cocktails.  

Location: West Bay Rd, Cayman Islands

Food: Gastro-pub, international, Canadian

What we love: Try the pub-style chicken curry. A winner!

Best Sports Bar: Lone Star Bar & Grill

As one of the best sports bars in Grand Cayman, Lone Star Bar & Grill is undoubtedly a great local spot to watch your favourite game on the big screen and enjoy a variety of delicious bar bites. Here you can get a Texas-size welcome and portion: if it can be barbecued, deep-fried, jerked, pulled, or nacho-ized – it’s probably on the menu!

Location: 688 West Bay Rd, Cayman Islands

Food: American, burgers, fries, nachos

What we love: Go for the Big Nasty burger.

Best Healthy Lunches: Fresh Kitchen & Coffee

Fresh is an excellent place for fresh sandwiches and salads with good ingredients and flavours. It offers many healthy choices, beautifully and thoughtfully prepared, and great portion sizes. The salads, wraps, smoothies – everything is flavorful and colourful. 

Location: Galleria Plaza, West Bay Rd, Cayman Islands

Food: Fresh salads, smoothies, coffee, sandwiches

What we love: Grab the Warrior Bowl and add a protein of your choice!

Best Sushi: Mizu Asian Bistro & Bar

A classic Asian fusion restaurant with a lovely indoor ambiance and a patio on the waterfront. Guests especially like a variety of sushi options and rate it as the best and the freshest sushi on the island. Experience innovative rolls and more traditional sushi options prepared by the team of skilled sushi chefs, and pair your selection with barrel-aged sake, black salt-rimmed margaritas, or traditional loose-leaf teas.

Location: The Crescent at Camana Bay, Cayman Islands

Food: Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Ramen, Teppanyaki

What we love: Try Thai red snapper – a Mizu signature!

Best Brunches: Pani Indian Kitchen

This superbly designed restaurant offers authentic Indian dishes with vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free options. Enjoy a delightful selection of starters from north and mains from south India and great bottomless wine or bubbles to compliment your meal. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, with great Indian music accompanying an excellent dining experience.

Location: The Crescent at Camana Bay, Cayman Islands

Food: Indian, Tandoor
What we love:
Go for the Paneer Butter Marsala! 

No matter which of the mentioned restaurants you choose, we’re sure you’ll have a great dining experience at each of these locations. What’s more, all the restaurants offer Cayman’s most popular rewards program for foodies, the Bite Club loyalty program! Simply download the app from Google Play Store or App Store and collect points at every visit. The more you visit a participating Bite Club restaurant, the more points you collect, and the more you can save on your next visit.

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