Waterfront Dining in Grand Cayman

Best Waterfront Dining 2017!
With countess shades of blue surrounding all of Grand Cayman’s 20 miles, a stunning seaside view is never far from sight. Even if the French doors of your patio do not open unto the beach, you and every resident and visitor alike can enjoy a few hours of seaside dining. What truly sets Cayman apart from many of its regional neighbours is that the decadence of waterfront dining has never been dictated by ones purse size. From sleepy seaside fish shacks with five-star views, to resplendent beachfront eateries with haute ocean-to-table menus, waterfront dining in the Cayman Islands can be enjoyed by everyone. Below are some of our favourite restaurants... with a view of course.

Oceanfront Venue

Beach House

The Beach House is an upscale yet casual restaurant situated on Cayman's famous Seven Mile Beach. Executive Chef Sandy Tuason has designed the menu with coastal foods from the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean and Southern Asia. The Local Red Snapper with toasted orzo and basil broth offers a flavourful twist on this popular catch. Other options will tantalize seafood lovers, but the Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin, should not be missed. For connoisseurs, the Beach House has an exquisite wine list to choose from. To secure a romantic beachside table or prime seating in the gazebo, call ahead to book. If you’re in the mood to be spoiled by a sumptuous menu and unparalleled views, The Beach House will not disappoint.

PHONE: 945 3800 ext. 6017 • Westin Beach Resort
Hours: Daily 6pm-10.30pm


Cracked Conch & Macabuca

Cracked Conch Restaurant and Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar offer the most enviable waterfront positions on the Island. Whether you go for lunch, dinner or a drink, you'll enjoy great sea views and ocean breezes. Located on the northwest point of the Island, Cracked Conch offers oceanside dining with fine Caribbean and international dishes in a relaxed, yet formal setting. Macabuca is open all day, every day and offers a wide selection of casual 'island style' food, Caribbean cocktails plus their famous All you Can Eat BBQ for CI$17 with Happy Hour prices from 5pm-10pm. With some of the Island’s best shore diving and Sundivers shop on site, Cracked Conch and Macabuca have it all for a day of fun in the sun and are the perfect places to watch the sunset.

PHONE: 945 5217 • North West Point, West Bay
Cracked Conch: Mon-Sun, Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5.30pm-10pm
Macabuca: Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat & Sun 11am-12am

Continental Caribbean

The Wharf

The Wharf Restaurant and Bar is where fine food is matched by beautiful scenery. Located on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, at the start of the world famous Seven Mile Beach, The Wharf has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful and memorable restaurants in the Cayman Islands, by tourists and locals alike. Dine on the waterfront, under the stars and enjoy majestic panoramic ocean views and award winning local seafood and continental cuisine. With one of the largest wine cellars in the Cayman Islands, The Wharf restaurant has won a Wine Spectator award every year since 2004.

PHONE: 949 2231 • 43 West Bay Road, Seven Mile Beach
Hours: Daily 5.30-10pm, Bar from 5pm, Happy Hour Daily 5pm-7pm

Continental Caribbean

Lobster Pot

Lobster Pot is a well known and long established restaurant in Cayman. The elegant restaurant and bar is situated high above the bay in George Town, offering stunning ocean and harbour views. The chef selects the best of the daily catch from fishermen on the dock below. The restaurant boasts a beautifully constructed deck from which you can enjoy the fresh sea breeze and panoramic ocean views. Over the years, the Lobster Pot has created many internationally recognised signature dishes using only the freshest seafood. Renowned and local favourites include their unique version of Conch Fritters, 'Catch of the Day' dishes, mouth-watering steaks and fresh lobster. Enjoy the freshest seafood in Cayman with endless ocean views.

PHONE: 814 0153 • 243 North Church Street, GT
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11.30am-2.30pm, Dinner Nightly 5pm-10pm

European and New World Cuisine

Grand Old House

With delicious food, a sea breeze and thousands of twinkling lights adorning the oceanfront deck, not to mention the sound of the sea lapping under the deck, there are few restaurants that can legitimately claim to offer a taste of culture, heritage and history with beautiful surroundings. The Grand Old House is known for its charm and atmosphere, along with its waterfront setting, but it also has five elegant air conditioned private dining rooms and it has won the prestigious Wine Spectator Award every year for the past twenty one years. This colonial Petra Plantation House was built in 1908, has won numerous awards for its food, and is probably the most sought-after location for a romantic wedding in the Cayman Islands.

PHONE: 814 0163 • 648 South Church Street, GT
Hours: Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30-2.30pm, Dinner Nightly 5.30pm-10pm (closed for lunch on Public Holidays)

Coastal Italian

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, located in the quaint seaside town of Breakers, has been delighting diners for over 27 years with their romantic waterside setting, and delicious Italian food. Focusing on fresh seafood, and a very good wine list, The Lighthouse’s Italian and international menu is prepared with love and a Caribbean flare. Giuseppe Gatta, The Lighthouse's charismatic owner will personally ensure that your food is cooked to perfection. So relax on the dock, enjoy the stunning coastline views and the sound of the sea lapping under the dock, and enjoy a moonlit night or one of their famed Mediterranean brunches. If you are venturing out East, The Lighthouse is the perfect spot to unwind.

PHONE: 814 0166 • Bodden Town Road, Breakers
Hours: Lunch 12pm-2.30pm, Dinner 5.30pm-10pm, Sunday Brunch 11.30am-3pm