Places to Eat in Grand Cayman Islands
OCEAN FRONT PLACES TO EAT
Panoramic ocean views and breathtaking crimson sunsets create idyllic backdrops for romantic and picturesque ocean front dining. Nowhere is this more abundant than in the Cayman Islands, where the beauty of the ocean encounters some of the most eclectic culinary dishes in the world. Prices vary drastically among Cayman’s seaside restaurants and high prices do not necessarily reflect the best food. We strive to offer our guests suggestions for the best ocean front dining based on the overall value of the restaurants, taking many factors into consideration such as the quality of food, service, wow factor and overall appeal. With everything from fast food to the finest five star restaurants situated on or near the ocean, the restaurants you choose will be among the most important decisions of your vacation.
The Best Ocean Front Places to Eat in Cayman
Grand Old House in South Sound, ~2 miles from George Town
Grand Old House is a moderately-high priced restaurant built on a 17th century plantation; fully restored and refurbished after being destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan. Specializing in private functions and weddings, Grand Old House can equally accommodate parties ranging from one to several hundred guests. Encompassing several acres, Grand Old House offers numerous seating options, including ocean front decks and gazebos outside and several air conditioned dinning and private function rooms inside. Their menus run the gambit from organic free range chicken to every fine cut of beef to duck breasts, lobster tails and wahoo wraps; the latter two seasonally and all crafted into locally infused culinary masterpieces. They also offer a raw bar, along with a variety of vegetarian and gluten free dishes. Grand old House is recipient of the 2013 Wine Spectator award of excellence and boasts one of the largest wine cellars in the Cayman Islands. If you want the very best cuisine at any price, you will find it at Grand Old House.
Grand Old House offers many specials and live entertainment nightly.
Tukka in East End
Tukka is a moderately priced ocean front restaurant specializing in Australian/Caribbean fusion cuisine. They offer several indoor and outdoor seating options, including direct sand seating alongside the shore, deck and balcony, as well as several indoor rooms. Tukka is more than a great place to eat, it is an attraction. They offer tarpon feeding, bird feeding and many other exciting seasonal attractions. Chef and owner Ron Hargrave hails from Australia and directly imports all the freshest ingredients for his eclectic concoctions. Locally, Ron procures local fish, including the latest Cayman seafood craze – Lion Fish – directly from local fishermen and dive shops, providing the freshest fish imaginable. Whatever your tastes for food or adventure crave, Tukka is sure to fulfill.
Tukka offers many specials nightly.
Reef Grill, at Royal Palms, Seven Mile Beach
Reef Grill is a moderately priced ocean front restaurant situated among several ocean front acres, offering myriad seating options, from directly on the sand to high above the sea; as well as indoor air conditioned rooms. Royal Palms receives consistently good to excellent reviews among visitors and locals alike, particularly for their signature grouper dishes. Offering primarily seafood, you will also find many meat and vegetable dishes.
Royal Palms features live music by the ocean most weekends.
Lighthouse Restaurant in Breakers
Lighthouse in Breakers is one of the most popular ocean-front restaurants in the Cayman Islands. Lighthouse is a moderately priced ocean front restaurant specializing in local seafood, as well as many other artfully crafted dishes by their award winning chefs. Owner Gussipe personally pours his passion into each new creation. Seafood lovers can choose from seasonal dishes including Atlantic sea scallops and lobster, to year round specials such as Snapper, Grouper and LionFish. They offer amazing dessert creations; if you are dessert fans, order sparingly as portions are ample. Lighthouse offers indoor air conditioned as well as outdoor open air seating. They consistently receive the highest reviews, awards and ratings that any restaurant can achieve and are guaranteed to satisfy even the most discriminating pallet. They also offer a nautical themed gift shop and the structure itself is an actual lighthouse, (reconditioned in 2007) almost 100 years old.
Lighthouse offers many specials nightly and infrequently features entertainment.
The Wharf at the Southern End of Seven Mile Beach
The Wharf is one of Grand Cayman’s oldest and most popular ocean front restaurants. Situated directly at the southernmost end of Seven Mile Beach, their panoramic ocean views are as stunning as the food they serve. Owner Clemens and Manager Reno are always on site overseeing and helping ensure the overall wow factor that they are known for. They serve all forms of seafood from around the world in every flavor imaginable, with Mediterranean fine seafood cuisine most closely describing the flavors of their inimitable cuisine. Spread across several acres, The Wharf is capable of providing more seating options than any other restaurant in the Cayman Islands. Choose from hundreds of seats in their air conditioned indoor and windswept patio areas; private and semi-private gazebos; direct ocean front and ocean front bar seating. They also offer a complete gift shop, tarpon feeding and nightly entertainment, including the legendary Barefoot Man on Saturday nights. The Wharf is a high priced restaurant but scant few people ever walk away wishing they had gotten more value from their dining dollar.
The Wharf offers several specials and varying entertainment nightly, including tarpon feeding, live music by popular local artists including legendary Barefoot Man, live DJ music, Salsa dance lessons and much more.
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