Cayman Islands Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Cayman Islands

Similar to most Caribbean destinations, your trip to the Cayman Islands is not complete without a healthy dose of seafood. Arguably, one of the best places to sample the region's seafood is at Blue by Eric Ripert. The renowned restaurant sits inside Grand Cayman's Ritz-Carlton outpost, and as such it's a splurge, but a worthy one, according to past diners, especially if you're on the hunt for an extensive wine list. For a less formal atmosphere, try Hemingways, also on Grand Cayman. Though the occasional DJ can throw off the fine dining setting, Hemingways still earns high marks from visitors for its fusion of Asian and Caribbean flavors. The Calypso Grill in West Bay is equally lauded, mostly for its wide deck that overlooks Morgan's Harbour. If you're set on dining here, past visitors recommend you make reservations in advance. If you find yourself on Cayman Brac for a daytrip, travelers suggest enjoying lunch at Captain's Table, popular for its tacos and grouper dishes. 

Travelers would be remiss if they didn't try conch stew – or conch fritters, conch soup or conch salad – but luckily, during conch season (from November to April), most menus feature this specific sea snail. Johnny cakes, which are deep-fried dumplings, are another mouth-watering specialty, as is the flavorful jerk chicken. For these and other traditional eats, try Big Tree Bbq in Gun Bay. 

And if you or your traveling companions are vegetarian or vegan, consider a meal or two at VIVO, which specializes in organic, gluten-free and vegetarian or vegan dishes. Past visitors were particularly delighted by the coconut dishes, including the coconut ceviche, which is made with coconut "bacon," as well as the "calamari," or deep-fried young coconut calamari-style served with a side of spicy tomato.

Find the Best Restaurants in Cayman Islands

  • #1
    Seven Mile Burger
    #1 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 158 reviewsTripAdvisor (158)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Grill, Contemporary
    23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue #3-104 Governor's Square, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #2
    Casanova by the Sea
    #2 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2638 reviewsTripAdvisor (2638)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean
    65 North Church Street, George Town KY1-1112 Grand Cayman
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  • #3
    The Brasserie
    #3 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 792 reviewsTripAdvisor (792)
    $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion
    Cricket Square 171 Elgin Avenue, George Town KY1 - 1103 Grand Cayman
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  • #4
    Blue By Eric Ripert
    #4 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 683 reviewsTripAdvisor (683)
    $$ | Seafood
    The Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Road, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #5
    LeVele Restaurant
    #5 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 210 reviewsTripAdvisor (210)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    147 North Church St Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, George Town KY1-1110 Grand Cayman
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  • #6
    Bread and Chocolate Vegan Bistro
    #6 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    3 Dr. Roy's Drive, George Town KY1-1205 Grand Cayman
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  • #7
    Icoa
    #7 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 381 reviewsTripAdvisor (381)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Asian, Contemporary
    West Bay Road Seven Mile Shops, George Town KY11208 Grand Cayman
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  • #8
    Kirk Market
    #8 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 383 reviewsTripAdvisor (383)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Caribbean, Spanish, Jamaican
    413 Eastern Avenue, George Town KY1-1002 Grand Cayman
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  • #9
    Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
    #9 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1495 reviewsTripAdvisor (1495)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
    93 North Church Street, George Town KY1-1203 Grand Cayman
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  • #10
    Yoshi Sushi
    #10 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 904 reviewsTripAdvisor (904)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Cayman Falls Plaza- West Bay Road Across from the Westin, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #11
    The Lobster Pot
    #11 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1225 reviewsTripAdvisor (1225)
    $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    North Church Street, George Town, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #12
    Paradise Seaside Grill
    #12 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1154 reviewsTripAdvisor (1154)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
    #96 South Street, George Town KY1-1001 Grand Cayman
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  • #13
    Cimboco
    #13 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 589 reviewsTripAdvisor (589)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Fusion
    Haquel Bypass, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #14
    Cayman Cabana Oceanside Restobar
    #14 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 428 reviewsTripAdvisor (428)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    53 North Church Street, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #15
    The Greenhouse Restaurant
    #15 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 188 reviewsTripAdvisor (188)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Caribbean, Grill, Healthy, Street Food
    72 North Church Street Free Parking is available in our parking lot out back off of Rock Hole Road., George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #16
    Deckers Caribbean Inspired Grill
    #16 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 784 reviewsTripAdvisor (784)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, Grill
    7 Mile Beach Road, George Town KY1-1203 Grand Cayman
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  • #17
    George Town Yacht Club
    #17 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviewsTripAdvisor (275)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
    606 North Sound Road, George Town KY1-1010 Grand Cayman
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  • #18
    Da Fish Shack
    #18 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 902 reviewsTripAdvisor (902)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    127 North Church St, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #19
    Sunset House
    #19 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Indian, Caribbean
    Grand Cayman KYI-1106, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #20
    Guy Harvey's Island Grill
    #20 of 141 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 840 reviewsTripAdvisor (840)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    55 South Church Street, George Town KY1-1101 Grand Cayman
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