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Cayman Restaurants

Discovering the Culinary Delights of the Cayman Islands

When it comes to exploring the vibrant culinary scene of the Cayman Islands, visitors are in for a treat. With over 200 Cayman restaurants that range from fast-food joints to cozy local diners, there’s something to satisfy every palate on these picturesque islands. In this guide, we’ll delve into the diverse dining options, local specialties, and dining etiquette, ensuring you’re well-prepared to embark on a culinary adventure.

Local Flavors and Delicacies

Traditional Caymanian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors, offering a mix of unfamiliar delights and well-loved classics. While visiting, don’t miss the opportunity to savor local dishes like stewed turtle, oxtail, salt beef & beans, and ackee & codfish. These unique flavors provide a genuine taste of the islands.

To accompany your meal, expect sides like plantain, breadfruit, cassava, and rice & beans. For those with a sweet tooth, local desserts like rum cake and cassava cake are sure to please. Exploring these traditional dishes is an essential part of your Cayman Islands experience.

International Cuisine

Beyond the local fare, the Cayman Islands offer a diverse array of international cuisines. Whether you’re craving Jamaican, Cuban, Central American, Italian, British, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian dishes, you’ll find it here. With numerous restaurants representing these global flavors, you can embark on a culinary journey around the world without leaving the islands.

Fast-Food Options

For those seeking quick and familiar options, the Cayman Islands also boast several popular fast-food chains. You can grab a quick bite at well-known spots like Pizza Hut, Dominos, Wendy’s, Burger King, Subway, and KFC. Note:  There is no Mcdonalds in the Cayman Islands.

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Dining Across the Islands

Cayman Brac, though smaller than Grand Cayman, still offers a selection of local restaurants in addition to hotel dining options. Here, you can indulge in buffet-style meals at the island’s two hotel restaurants. Meanwhile, Little Cayman, the smallest of the three islands, features the main restaurant, the Hungry Iguana, located conveniently next to the airport. Additional dining experiences await you at Southern Cross Club, Little Cayman Beach Resort, Pirates Point, and Sam McCoy’s Lodge.

Dress Code and Tipping Etiquette

Most restaurants in the Cayman Islands have a relaxed dress code, where shoes and shirts are required, and shorts are generally acceptable. However, upscale establishments may request slacks for evening dinner, so it’s advisable to check ahead.

When it comes to tipping, keep in mind that most restaurants add a service charge of 15% to your food and drink bill. In such cases, tipping is not obligatory. However, it’s courteous to review your bill before departing, as servers often receive only a portion of the gratuity. If you feel the service deserves extra recognition, feel free to tip at your discretion.

And finally, the Cayman Islands offer a rich tapestry of culinary experiences, from local specialties to international cuisines. Whether you’re exploring Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, or Little Cayman, you’re sure to encounter a delightful array of flavors that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Enjoy your dining adventures in this tropical paradise!

Cayman Islands Restaurant List

Aqua Beach Restaurant & Bar Pub Fare/Caribbean +345-946-6398
Blue Iguana Grill International/Caribbean +345-949-3100
Bodden’s Roti Shop Trinidadian/Local +345-946-3619
Breezes By The Bay Caribbean/Local +345-943-8439
Bus-Side Café Caribbean/Seafood +345-945-7965
Captain’s Table Restaurant Continental/Local +345-948-1418
Casa Havana International/Caribbean +345-945-3800
Champion House Restaurant 1 Local/Caribbean +345-949-2190
Champion House Restaurant 2 Local/Caribbean +345-949-7882
Chicken! Chicken! Caribbean/Café +345-945-2290
Cimboco Caribbean/Café +345-947-2782
Coconut Joe’s Continental/Pub Fare +345-943-5637
Coffee & Bites Café/Pastries +345-945-4892
Coffee Grinder Café/Pastries +345-949-4833
Copper Falls Steakhouse Steak/Seafood +345-945-4755
Corita’s Copper Kettle Local/Caribbean +345-949-7078
Country & Western Restaurant Local/International +345-945-4079
Cracked Conch by the Sea Seafood/Caribbean +345-945-5217
Daily Grind Café/Lunch +345-945-1175
Eddy Hot Pot Restaurant Caribbean/Spanish +345-945-2098
Grand Old House International/Caribbean +345-949-9333
Hemingway’s International/Caribbean +345-945-5700
Hungry Iguana Local/American +345-948-0007
Icoa Cafe Lunch/Café +345-945-1915
Jillian’s Billiard Lounge & Bar Caribbean/International +345-949-0110
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill International/Caribbean +345-947-9975
Kaibo Yacht Club Caribbean/Cajun +345-947-9975
La Esperanza Local/International +345-948-0531
Liberty’s Restaurant Caribbean/Seafood +345-949-3226
Liberty’s Takeout Local/Caribbean +345-949-8837
Lillian’s Restaurant Local/Caribbean +345-949-2178
Maedac Midtown Cafe Cafe/Lunch +345-946-8077
Main Street Café Local/Lunch +345-947-2217
Mango Tree Local/American +345-949-0732
Myrtle’s Restaurant Local/Caribbean +345-949-7868
Over the Edge Seafood/Steakhouse +345-947-9568
Paradise Bar & Grill American/Caribbean +345-945-1444
Rackham’s Pub & Restaurant American/Caribbean +345-945-3860
Red Parrot Steak/Seafood +345-949-0088
Rum Point Restaurant Local/American +345-947-9412
Seaharvest Restaurant Seafood/Caribbean +345-945-1383
Seymour’s Jerk Chicken Jamaican/Local +345-916-5418
Singh’s Roti Shop & Bar Trinidadian/Local +345-946-7684
Sonia’s Restaurant Local/Caribbean +345-948-1214
The Brasserie Local/International +345-945-1815
The Lobster Pot International/Caribbean +345-949-2736
The Wharf International/Caribbean +345-949-2231
Vivine’s Kitchen Local/Caribbean +345-947-7435
Welly’s Cool Spot Local/American +345-949-2541

Other Cuisines

Al La KebabGreek+345-943-4343
Burger KingAmerican/Fast Food+345-949-6377
Calico Jack’s Bar & GrillAmerican/Pub Fare+345-945-7850
Calypso GrillInternational/Seafood+345-949-3948
Canton Chinese RestaurantChinese+345-945-3536
China VillageChinese+345-945-3490
Cobalt Coast RestaurantInternational/Seafood+345-946-5656
Domino’s Pizza – Mary StreetPizza/Fast Food+345-949-8282
Domino’s Pizza – SavannahPizza/Fast Food+345-947-1188
Domino’s Pizza – West BayPizza/Fast Food+345-949-6633
Dragon GardenChinese+345-947-1166
Fidel Murphy’sPub Fare/Irish+345-949-5189
Full of Beans CaféWest-Coast/Asian+345-943-2326
Gateway of IndiaIndian+345-917-2269
Hammerheads Brew PubAmerican/Pub Fare+345-949-3080
Hard Rock CaféAmerican/Fast Food+345-945-2020
KFC – Merren’s PlazaAmerican/Fast Food+345-949-2834
KFC – Shedden RoadAmerican/Fast Food+345-945-5540
KFC – The StrandAmerican/Fast Food+345-945-9065
La Sha Ry’sIndian/Local+345-949-5274
Lighthouse RestaurantItalian/Seafood+345-947-2047
Lone Star Bar & GrillAmerican/Mexican+345-945-5175
Luz RestaurantLocal/American+345-949-4898
MacDonald Restaurant & BarLocal/American+345-949-4640
Mandarin BuffetChinese/Lunch+345-946-9328
Neptune RestaurantItalian/Continental+345-946-8709
Pizza Hut – Red Bay PlazaPizza/American+345-947-7333
Pizza Hut – West Bay RoadPizza/American+345-949-8687
Ragazzi Ristorante & PizzeriaItalian/Pizza+345-945-3484
Reef Grill at the Royal PalmsSeafood/American+345-945-6358
Ristorante PappagalloItalian/International+345-949-1119
Stinger’sAmerican/Pub Fare+345-945-3000
Subway – George TownAmerican/Fast Food+345-945-3568
Subway – Industrial ParkAmerican/Fast Food+345-945-7373
Subway – West Shore CentreAmerican/Fast Food+345-949-6866
Sunshine GrillAmerican/Pub Fare+345-949-3000
Taste of ChinaChinese/Asian+345-949-3088
Thai OrchidThai/Asian+345-949-7955
Thai Restaurant of Grand CaymanThai/Asian+345-949-6141
Treats RestaurantContemporary/Global+345-945-4262
Triple Crown Irish PubIrish/Pub Fare+345-943-PUB1
Wendy’sAmerican/Fast Food+345-949-0616
Yoshi SushiSushi/Japanese+345-945-6248

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