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
    Casanova by the Sea
    #1 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2514 reviewsTripAdvisor (2514)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Italian
    65 North Church Street, George Town KY1-1112 Grand Cayman
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  • #2
    The Brasserie
    #2 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 783 reviewsTripAdvisor (783)
    $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion
    Cricket Square 171 Elgin Avenue, George Town KY1 - 1103 Grand Cayman
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  • #3
    Bread and Chocolate Vegan Bistro
    #3 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 353 reviewsTripAdvisor (353)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean
    3 Dr. Roy's Drive, George Town KY1-1205 Grand Cayman
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  • #4
    LeVele Restaurant
    #4 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 195 reviewsTripAdvisor (195)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    147 North Church St Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, George Town KY1-1110 Grand Cayman
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  • #5
    Blue By Eric Ripert
    #5 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 663 reviewsTripAdvisor (663)
    $$ | Seafood
    The Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Road, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #6
    Icoa
    #6 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 374 reviewsTripAdvisor (374)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Contemporary
    West Bay Road Seven Mile Shops, George Town KY11208 Grand Cayman
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  • #7
    Kirk Market
    #7 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 372 reviewsTripAdvisor (372)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Caribbean, Spanish, Jamaican
    413 Eastern Avenue, George Town KY1-1002 Grand Cayman
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  • #8
    The Lobster Pot
    #8 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1160 reviewsTripAdvisor (1160)
    $$ | Caribbean, Seafood
    North Church Street, George Town, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #9
    Yoshi Sushi
    #9 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 865 reviewsTripAdvisor (865)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    Cayman Falls Plaza- West Bay Road Across from the Westin, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #10
    Rackam's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
    #10 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1423 reviewsTripAdvisor (1423)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
    93 North Church Street, George Town KY1-1203 Grand Cayman
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  • #11
    Seven Mile Burger
    #11 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 77 reviewsTripAdvisor (77)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Barbecue, Grill, Contemporary
    23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue #3-104 Governor's Square, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #12
    Paradise Seaside Grill
    #12 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1098 reviewsTripAdvisor (1098)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups
    #96 South Street, George Town KY1-1001 Grand Cayman
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  • #13
    Cimboco
    #13 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 572 reviewsTripAdvisor (572)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Fusion
    Haquel Bypass, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #14
    Cayman Cabana Oceanside Restobar
    #14 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 396 reviewsTripAdvisor (396)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    65 North Church Street, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #15
    George Town Yacht Club
    #15 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripAdvisor (265)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, International
    606 North Sound Road, George Town KY1-1010 Grand Cayman
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  • #16
    Deckers Caribbean Inspired Grill
    #16 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 740 reviewsTripAdvisor (740)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Seafood, Grill
    7 Mile Beach Road, George Town KY1-1203 Grand Cayman
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  • #17
    Da Fish Shack
    #17 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 848 reviewsTripAdvisor (848)
    $ - $$ | Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    127 North Church St, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #18
    The Greenhouse Restaurant
    #18 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Grill, Healthy, Street Food, Caribbean
    72 North Church Street, George Town Grand Cayman
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  • #19
    Guy Harvey's Island Grill
    #19 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 813 reviewsTripAdvisor (813)
    $ - $$ | American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood
    55 South Church Street, George Town KY1-1101 Grand Cayman
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  • #20
    Sunset House
    #20 of 136 Places to Eat in George Town
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 254 reviewsTripAdvisor (254)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Indian, Caribbean
    Grand Cayman KYI-1106, George Town Grand Cayman
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