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Grand Old House near George Town has been around for over 100 years, starting as a plantation in the 19th century. Grand Old House is one of the Cayman Islands finest dining establishments. Grand Old House blends world class warmth and charm with spectacular ocean side dining. Many seats are directly on the Caribbean sea, providing the perfect setting for any meal, celebration, event, wedding or gathering. Seating is as creative as it is seeming limitless, with gazebos, booths, indoor and outdoor seats, tables and decks directly above the sea. They are famous for special occasions and all group events, especially weddings. Grand Old House is not by any means one of the cheapest restaurants in the Cayman Islands but the food quality, service and views are among the best. If you are willing to spend $100+/each on dinner, Grand Old House is the place to do it, for locals and visitors alike.
Hemingways, Britannia and Bamboo opened at the Cayman Islands Hyatt Resort in 1978 and remains in the same seaside location at the 2005 renovated resort, now called Grand Cayman Beach Suites. Hemingways gives the biggest bang for the buck as an upscale ocean front restaurant. Their food is top notch, original and infused with local flavors. Hemingways restaurant has managed to create the charm and atmosphere of elegant Cayman Islands dining, at reasonable prices. Locals dine at Hemingways frequently as their menu changes every few weeks. Visitors should add Hemingways to their list of Cayman Islands ocean front restaurants.
Kaibo restaurant, beach bar and marina, located on a secluded white sand beach provide an alternative dining experience. They offer an impressive selection of local and fresh caught seafood, continental and souther USA cuisine at reasonable prices. Their beach bar offers the perfect retreat during the day, and every night Kaibo offers theme night dinners, buffets, music and other fun and exciting dining options. You drive about an hour from Seven Mile Beach or take their water taxi for a romantic cruise across Cayman's North Sound. Young and old, couples and singles, locals and visitors, all mingle, dine, drink and create lasting memories at Cayman's Kaibo Beach. This is a Must Do Cayman Islands dining and beach getaway experience!
Pappagallo Restaurant is located in a remote bird sanctuary in a secluded area of West Bay, Grand Cayman. Your journey begins over a wooden bridge and past a raging waterfall as you enter this monument to Cayman Islands architecture. Tall thatched ceilings with large woven fans create a surreal and exotic Cayman Islands atmosphere. Birds chirping gently in the background compose the symphonies as your musical backdrop to the sound track of true paradise. The food at Pappagallo is as fresh and creative as any world class dining establishment, where they make their own noodles and other ingredients to provide a secular eclectic dining experience unlike any other. Like their 30 foot Thatch roof, everything at Ristorante Pappagallo is served on a scale of grander From their unique Northern Italian based recipes, everything from seafood pasta with ink squid to vegetarian dishes are delicious, diverse and Caribbean. Their unique synergy of Northern Italian and fresh local food captures perfectly the very essence of fine Cayman Islands dining. Cayman locals dine at Pappagallo frequently and use them for their wedding and other important occasions. Pappagallo is a high priority "Must Do" for any visitor.
Bamboo, Britannia and Hemingways opened at the Cayman Islands Hyatt Resort in 1978 and remain at the same location at the 2005 renovated resort, now called Grand Cayman Beach Suites. Bamboo gives the biggest bang for your sushi bucks as an upscale affordable night spot. Their fish and sushi is always fresh and top notch, original and infused with local flavors. Bamboo has managed to create the charm and atmosphere of elegant Cayman Islands dining at reasonable prices. Locals dine at Bamboo frequently as their menu changes every week. Visitors should add Bamboo to their Cayman Islands dining list.
Like sister restaurants Seven or 7, Taikun and Periwinkle at Cayman Islands Ritz Carlton, Seven is everything you would expect from a Ritz Carlton Resort. They have managed to create a para-Cayman Islands ambiance, albeit of a lifestyle that few Cayman people could ever afford. Blue is primarily for Ritz guests but visitors from cities with no 5 star restaurants and a high vacation dining budget may benefit from the experience.
Brick House and Brew House opened in 2002 at the skate park behind Hurley's Supermarket, near the airport. They are popular among the locals because of their somewhat more affordable prices for primarily American continental food. Their coffees, food, service and menu selections are good and diverse. Portions are good and prices are reasonable. Worth a stop for hungry visitors passing by the area wanting American diner style food.
Britannia, Hemingways and Bamboo opened at the Cayman Islands Hyatt Resort in 1978 and remain in the same seaside location at the 2005 renovated resort, now called Grand Cayman Beach Suites. Britannia is situated lake side at their immaculately groomed golf course. Their food is top notch, original and infused with local flavors. Much more than snacks in between holes, Britannia is worth a try for anyone enjoying plentiful affordable dining in a serene upscale atmosphere.
Coconut Joe's opened in 1994 and is operated by the same owners as Casanovas and Sapphire Lounge. Coconut Joes is across the street from Seven Mile Beach so no ocean views, but great people watching, and a lot of grown up fun. Coconut Joe's has nightly drink specials, free food and sometimes live entertainment. Their menu is extensive local, Caribbean and Continental cuisine, all big on portions and low on prices. Coconut Joe's has breakfast specials and attracts a lot of locals from all walks of life at all hours of the day or night. Visitors will enjoy Coconut Joe's dining and can save by seeking out coupons and special offers, advertised in the local publications and guide books.
Edoardos has been one of the most popular Cayman Islands restaurants by the locals since 1984. From their warm Italian welcome to their creative Northern Italian cuisine, desserts and liquors, Edoardos has set the standard for Local Style Italian fine dining. Decor is dark wood, ivory tablecloths and dark romantic wine cellar type of ambiance. A virtual wine cellar in itself, Edoardos has been receiving Wine Spectator awards and alcaldes since the '80s. This is a must do restaurant for any visitor to the Cayman Islands. DO make your reservations well in advance, especially on the weekends.
Guy Harveys opened in 2005 in George Town harbor. Guy Harvey is a world famous artist specializing in underwater images and marine conservation. Like the artist, Guy Harveys Grill does not serve any endangered species of fish or shellfish. They obtain most of their food directly across the street from the local fisherman so fish is consistently fresh. Their servers are very attentive and knowledgable of all the exotic French Caribbean fares. Food is very unique, flavorful and appropriately priced. Their panoramic view of the George Town harbor completes the scene to create the quintessential Cayman Islands dining establishment. Locals visit when cruise ships are gone and visitors would be well advised to do the same. Add Guy Harveys restaurant to your must do list for dinners and go after 6, when the cruise passengers are gone and the parking is plentiful. They frequently offer spectacular nightly specials for as low as $9.99, making Guy Harvey's Grill one of the most highly valued restaurants in the Cayman Islands.
Island Taste opened in 1983, providing authentic fresh Jamaican patties. You will find Island Taste patties at most Cayman Islands grocery stores, gas stations and airport departure lounge. There are several patty makers so ask for Island Taste specifically and check for the patty that is the most crisp and fresh, as Islands Taste restocks all of their outlets every week day. The larger softer crust patties are twice as high in fat with half the flavor so it's worth making sure you are getting Island Taste if you want a patty in the Cayman Islands.
Lobster Pot restaurant began in 1965 and was completely rebuilt in 2013, following its destruction by fire in 2010. Lobster Pot has been operated by the same family for over 30 years. Lobster Pot restaurant sits high above the Caribbean sea and every seat offers breathtaking views of the ocean. Close to George Town harbor, you can watch passing ships and local fishermen without the cruise ship madness. Fresh fish has a whole new meaning at Lobster Pot where the owners get their fish fresh daily from the adjacent dock. Food includes Conch Fritters. Catch of the Day, Sesame Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Red Snapper with Almonds & Sautéed Bananas, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and of course Lobster, in every conceivable fashion. Their Cayman Trio of Broiled Lobster Tails, Grilled Mahi Mahi and Garlic Shrimp provides the perfect sample for several exotic cuisines. Lobster Pot offers prime Black Angus Beef and Turtle Steaks and a well selected wine list, including some imported directly from the wineries in Austria. Lobster Pot's warm and cosy Wine Bar also provides a fun atmosphere for small functions and gatherings prior to seating. Visitors should consider a visit to the Cayman Islands Lobster Pot restaurant.
Sapphire Lounge opened in 2005 and is operated by the owners of Casanovas and Coconut Joes. Sapphire is a beautifully elegant, upscale martini and sushi bar. They serve over 100 different kinds of martinis, mixed drinks, frozen drinks and sushi. The fish is always fresh, the prices are reasonable, the atmosphere is cool and chic. Cayman Islands elite locals tend to visit Sapphire frequently, and their prices are most reasonable for alcohol. Visitors who want to cool off with a cocktail and sushi will like Sapphire.
Solana at the Marriott Beach Resort returns the greatest overall value among Grand Cayman's ocean front restaurants. The view, service, food, entertainment, ambiance and bang for buck at Solana is second to none in Grand Cayman. Visitors not staying at the Marriott should try to include at least one dinner, if not the famous pirate buffet dinner show, at the Marriott Beach Resort.
Stingers Restaurant and Bar is located in Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, at the Cayman Islands Comfort Suites Resort. Opened in 1990. Stingers Bar and Restaurant is near the pool and approximately 50 yards from the ocean. Stingers has a Luau night and other theme nights. Their food, prices, service are all far above average. The Stingers staff are beautiful young girls. Locals and visitors like Stingers and their live music and luau dinner show that costs half the price of the Westin for the exact same show.
Italian and Caribbean Local style affordable cuisine
Italian Kitchen opened in early 2012 in Morritts Center, East End by Donny Lloyd, owner of Reef Grill at Royal Palms. Situated in a strip mall across from the Reef Resort, their guests will be ecstatic to find even an average restaurant in the area. They offer a standard but tasty assortment of Italian dishes, with pizza-to-go being the favorite among locals and visitors in the area. Prices range from $20 pizza to $50 lobster, on par with most other second tier Italian restaurants in the Cayman Islands. Food quality is good and with only a dozen or so items to choose from, they manage to cover the most popular Italian dishes.
Reef Grill is owned by Donny Lloyd, owner of Italian Kitchen in East End. Premiering in the 1960, Royal Palms has survived fire, hurricane and economic disasters while remaining one of Grand Cayman's most popular ocean front restaurants. Their most recent incarnation in 2011 following their swimming pool completion is designed to accommodate the cruise ship masses during the day and provide a poolside backdrop for gazebo style seating at night. They still offer limited ocean front seating, frequent entertainment and house specials. However judging by their new menu prices they are still paying off the construction costs, as their signature Sea Bass dish with rice now costs almost $50. Most other menu favorites have been replaced with burgers, sandwiches and pizza dishes averaging $15 a plate, designed to accommodate their budget conscious day guests. Notably absent from their new menu are any locally caught seafood, with the exception of Snapper, as grouper are now endangered in the Cayman Islands. Service and food quality vary drastically from perfectly superb to barely tolerable, making this a good choice for early or off night dining. They feature live entertainment several nights a week by some of the more popular Caribbean musical groups, which would be the obvious nights to avoid dining there if food quality and service are a priority.
Like sister restaurants Blue, Taikun and Periwinkle at Cayman Islands Ritz Carlton, Seven is everything you would expect from a Ritz Carlton Resort. They have managed to create a para-Cayman Islands ambiance, albeit of a lifestyle that few Cayman people could ever afford. Seven is primarily for Ritz guests but visitors from cities with no 5 star restaurants and a high vacation dining budget may benefit from the experience.
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Everything from lavish 5 Star ocean front restaurants to Burger King, the Cayman Islands have it all. But we all know that separating junk food from fine dining is the only easy Cayman vacation dining choice. When it comes to picking from over 100 very heavily promoted restaurants is were it becomes challenging.
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Dining in the Cayman Islands but staying at a resort or hotel instead of a dedicated Cayman Islands dine Resort, good dine photography options, average length restaurants dines, the greatest amount of Grand Cayman dines. And you ARE interested in lots of great restaurants, and many other activities, tours and attractions.
Do NOT go to any Grand Cayman all inclusive restaurants! We have tried them all! The all-inclusive prices do not end up being any less extensive than choosing your accommodations, restaurants, and restaurants ala carte. Plus you need a car. So you don't want to restrict yourself to restaurants shore restaurants! And it is not short of crazy to go to an island like Grand Cayman that is known for its hundreds of spectacular and very restaurants, and then dine at the same all inclusive cafeteria type of restaurant all day, every day? Crazy, if you think about it, but some people do still go, but most of the all inclusive resorts on Grand Cayman have shut down, and what remains are in pretty rough and ready condition.
If you choose Grand Cayman for dining, you need to pick what part of the island to stay at. I know this sounds kinda complicated but unless you want to roll the dice, you need to do a little work. But the rewards are high, considering the whole quality of your Cayman Islands restaurants is at stake!
There are a few other things you should know. There are over 200 Cayman restaurants, but only TWO service all of North Side and East End. One is Lighthouse, which is one of the best restaurants on Grand Cayman. The other one is Tukka, who serve Australian food.
There are over 200 dining companies, cafes, lounges, beach bars and restaurants in Grand Cayman. Some are fantastic, some are pretty good, and some are just plain terrible. Picking the right restaurants will make substantially increase the quality and overall value of your Cayman Islands vacations.
We have included every single Cayman Islands dining establishment with the sole exception of junk food. You will not find any fast food chains on this website. The Cayman Islands do have numerous fast food franchises, including Burger King, Wendys, Taco Bell, Arthur Treacher Fish and Chips, Dominos Pizza, Subway, Pizza Hut and many more. The only difference will be the prices, roughly 30-40 percent higher than US.
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