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Grand Cayman Restaurants for Casual, Waterfront Dining

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One of the pleasures of traveling includes discovering exotic, new cuisines that reflect the unique nuances and flavors of local cultures. With over 100 nationalities contributing to Cayman’s culinary landscape, visitors to the Cayman Islands are guaranteed a showcase of finger-licking dishes and unforgettable dining experiences ranging from charming roadside eateries to high-end dining venues—including the Caribbean’s only AAA 5-Diamond restaurant.

To get you started on your epicurean journey, we’ve created a guide that highlights the best Grand Cayman restaurants for casual, waterfront dining. Get ready to savor delicious food and epic seascapes in the company of your favorite people!

George Town

  • Cayman Cabana, the island’s golden child in the farm-to-fork dining arena, is committed to partnering with local farmers, artisanal producers and fishermen to create fresh, flavorful dishes. Their Locavore Brunch Experience—featuring drool-worthy concoctions like Coconut Bacon French Toast and Benny’s served with citrus hollandaise—is not to be missed. Or, attend their famous Farm-to-Table Thursdays, a family-style meal that showcases the bounties of local agriculture. 53 North Church Street
  • Rackam’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, a staple on the local dining and socializing scene, offers visitors divine sunset views and nightly Tarpon feeding that your kids will love. The kitchen serves authentic Caymanian classics as well as creative steak, seafood and pasta dishes. In the evenings, you can expect a friendly crowd relaxing over ice-cold beers and refreshing ocean breezes. 93 North Church Street
  • Da Fish Shack delivers scrumptious breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with hearty options such as Ruben sandwiches, spicy Caribbean curries and Plantain Mahi. Finish your meal with a slice of Toasted Coconut Cheesecake or warm Pecan Pie and settle in on the open-air deck to enjoy live music. 127 North Church Street
  • Casanova’s Restaurant by the Sea combines the special flair of Caribbean cuisine with a healthy dose of true Italian comfort food. If you’re on the hunt for homemade pasta and pizza, the tastiest versions you’ll find are at Casanova’s. The beachfront restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and a finely curated wine list. 65 North Church Street
  • George Town Yacht Club is perhaps Cayman’s most popular waterfront restaurant with a welcoming, casual atmosphere and comfortable seaview seating. GTYC offers authentic Caribbean dishes and traditional favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including a daily happy hour from 5-7 p.m. Locals and visitors alike come to partake in the weekly specials, such as the Sunday funday BBQ and Tuesday night curry buffet. 606 North Sound Road
  • The Lobster Pot claims an honored spot on Cayman’s dining landscape as one of the island’s longest-running establishments. Of course, you can expect the classic dishes of ceviche, lobster bisque and coconut shrimp, but you’ll also find beloved gems such as Escovitch and The Pot, a scrumptious pile of broiled Lobster Tail, Garlic Shrimps and King Crab Legs. Raise a toast to your flawless meal with a dessert martini and you’ll be floating in a cloud of mint chocolate and espresso bliss! 245 North Church Street

Seven Mile Beach

  • The Wharf Restaurant & Bar offers a level of culinary sophistication seldom found outside of major cities. Delight in an upmarket dining experience with an intimate ambience under azure skies by day and twinkling stars by night. Executive Chef Christian Reiter presents a notable menu including succulent tapas, Cayman Turtle Steak and his signature Basil and Pistachio Nut-crusted Sea Bass, plus an impressive wine list for the most discerning palates. 43 West Bay Road
  • Bar Jack offers waterfront dining with a decidedly casual flair just steps from Cayman’s turquoise tides. Cap off your day’s adventures with a soul-stirring sunset as you dig in to a Buddha Bowl, classic burger and indulgent, signature cocktails. The Ritz-Carlton, Seven Mile Beach
  • Calico Jack’s Bar & Grill occupies a prime spot beneath a canopy of coconut palms. There is no better place to simply sit back, sip a deliciously fruity frozen beverage and fall in tune with the sounds of gently lapping waves. Offering a choice of gastronomic temptations from sandwiches and salads to fish ‘n chips and fish tacos, you’ll come for an afternoon cocktail and wind up staying for dinner and a glorious sunset. Seven Mile Beach
  • Cimboco delights foodies with a unique blend of gourmet cuisine packed with a decidedly Caribbean flair. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’ll find a menu featuring culture-blending dishes like jerk pork, roti, quiche and jambalaya, as well as daily lunch specials such as Pasta Diablo Duo and Lamb Sausage pizza. Marquee Plaza, Seven Mile Beach

West Bay

  • Cracked Conch and Macabuca offer the best of two worlds: a relaxed, nautical tiki bar and a modern oceanside oasis. Both venues serve up a fusion of tantalizing menus items to please anyone in your dining party. Choose from scallops, conch, lobster and fresh fish, plus quintessential burgers, wraps and a repertoire of homemade desserts to quench your cravings. 857 Northwest Point Road, West Bay
  • Heritage Kitchen serves up “island food” like no other. This unassuming walk-up counter is a Cayman landmark, a cultural and culinary jewel that delivers lovingly prepared seafood, conch soup, fritters, street corn, grouper and other delicious culinary treats you’ll talk about for years to come. If you’re looking for a memorable meal accompanied by beautiful seaside views, come no further. Boggy Sand Road, West Bay
  • Calypso Grill epitomizes relaxed island elegance, a food lover’s fantasy in a one-of-a-kind setting. Grab a spot on the al fresco deck overlooking Morgan’s Harbour and fill your belly from a rotating menu of chef-inspired dishes and Caribbean classics. Morgan’s Harbour, West Bay
  • Catch Restaurant & Lounge begins with the freshest local ingredients that are enhanced by the imaginations of ingenious owners Walter Fajette and Cristiano Vincentini. Along with compelling offerings such as Yellowfin Tuna and Cracked Conch, there’s always something unexpected on the menu, such as Burrata prepared with aged balsamic, Coriander Toasted Octopus and Spiny Lobster Bolognese. Prepare for feasts that tease all five senses! Morgan’s Lane, West Bay
  • VIVO is gourmet heaven for those seeking eco-friendly and healthy vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free dishes. Using ingredients selected with the greatest of care, VIVO has earned a reputation for consistent, flavorful and healthy cuisine that is a true pleasure to enjoy. 571 Northwest Point Road, West Bay

Bodden Town

  • Grape Tree Café is the authentic Caymanian dining experience you’ve been searching for! On any given day, barefoot tourists and locals alike mingle beneath swaying coconut trees near this small roadside food shack and savor perfectly seasoned snapper, mahi-mahi and wahoo, accompanied by sides of fritters, cassava, sweet potatoes, plantains and tangy onions. Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town
  • The Lighthouse strikes the perfect mix of Caymanian cuisine and wonderfully traditional Italian fare. Order Potato Gnocchi with Shrimp, pizza topped with smoked salmon, melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake or a Cuban coffee at this island institution where romance is guaranteed. In this inviting atmosphere, you’ll want to simply kick back and sip a signature mojito or a top-notch wine from their carefully curated cellar. 2114 Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town

Rum Point

  • Rum Point Club & Restaurant offers a warm welcome after you’ve explored the stunning waters around Rum Point. Grab a table on the patio and enjoy the scenery a little longer accompanied by a well-earned meal. Home to Cayman’s infamous Mudslide and sumptuous dishes such as Lobster Ravioli and Rum Glazed Filet Mignon, this is the ultimate in relaxing island dining. Rum Point, Cayman Kai

East End

  • Herman’s Fish Fry is a legendary local fish fry shack, justifiably famous for its seafood and laid-back island appeal. The fare is fished fresh daily and broiled, spiced or fried to absolute perfection and you’ll also find fish and oxtail stews, curried goat, sweet and sour shrimp and cassava cake. You may find yourself returning again and again! Sea View Road, East End
  • Tukka combines sensational food, spectacular views and warm Australian hospitality to offer diners an unforgettable dining experience. Guests enjoy a visual palette of aqua to azure from a vantage overlooking the sea while delighting their taste palate with menu selections prepared to perfection. Try flavors from Down Under—Lamb Chops, tempura brie and Kangaroo Fillet Satays—or ask the chef what’s on special. 898 Austin Conolly Drive, East End
  • Vivine’s Kitchen is the epitome of what a Caribbean beach bar should be. Dig your feet in the sand, relax at a backyard picnic table and enjoy hot, fresh-from-the-grill food that is as outstanding as the company you’re bound to meet. From BBQ chicken and stewed beef to fish and conch, plus fresh fruit and vegetable juices, there is no better place to try home-cooked local island food paired with unbeatable Cayman hospitality. 524 Austin Conolly Drive, East End