Top Restaurants in the Cayman Islands
Collected by Abbie Kozolchyk, AFAR Local Expert
From tequila and rum cocktails blended with bright organic juices to fish plucked straight from the Caribbean (like, two hours ago), the best places to eat in the Cayman Islands are all about the freshest ingredients.
Bodden Town Road, Bodden Town, Cayman Islands
For a true taste of local life, head to Bodden Town—the Caymanian capital before George Town rose to prominence in the 1800s—and pull over at the roadside fish fry where the likely queue tips you off to the impending tastiness: Grape...
60 Tanager Way, Seven Mile Beach, Suite 200, KY1-9008, Cayman Islands
Rarely does a tropical cocktail feel virtuous, but the fresh-pressed organic juices and locally sourced herbs that go into, say, the Loba-Rita at Coccoloba (with tequila, charred pineapple, spiced agave nectar, triple sec, lime, and orange juice)...
The Crescent, Cayman Islands, KY1-1207, Cayman Islands
Though no one goes to a Caribbean island specifically for Indian food, you actually could in the case of Grand Cayman's Pani. Even for people who’ve spent serious time in India, this Camana Bay restaurant is that good. You can’t go...
245 N Church St, George Town KY1-1107, Cayman Islands
A local institution, the Lobster Pot serves up its crustacean namesakes, among other Caribbean delicacies, on a vista-blessed seaside deck. If you can, arrive at sunset for the nightly tarpon feeding (much more engrossing in person than you'd...
W Bay Rd, Cayman Islands
Seven Mile Beach may seem an unlikely spot for a gastropub—that faintly British (and increasingly Brooklynish) blend of a casual restaurant and cozy lounge. But however improbable its setting, Craft is an indisputably beloved addition to the...
Pedro Castle Road, Savannah, Savannah KY1-1501, Cayman Islands
Giving new life to an old haunt, the Cayman Spirits Company has turned the onetime bar area of the historic Pedro St. James into a rum-centric saloon and café: the Outpost Bar. Go for a tasting, and you’ll try as many as five local...
Seven Mile Beach, KY1-1209, Cayman Islands
With its world-renowned chef and ultrachic decor, Blue—tucked discreetly into the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman—seems the sort of place you’d find in New York or Paris. But the main draw is decidedly local: spectacularly fresh ingredients...
53 N Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands
You wouldn’t expect a restaurant that juts into the Caribbean to be a farm-to-fork hot spot, but Cayman Cabana is nothing if not expectation-defying. Despite being located in one of the most commercial parts of Grand Cayman—the...
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
As local as local gets, both this beloved Cayman Brac eatery and its owner sit inconspicuously on the side of the road, the latter in a well-worn rocking chair that matches the green trim of his white wooden house. The daily menu, which may or may...
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