Waterfront Dining in Cayman
Waterfront dining is a way of life in Cayman, with visitors and residents taking advantage of our warm, tropical climate and dining in a variety of outdoor settings. The natural beauty of our island, its picturesque beach scenes, harbour views and lush vegetation, serves to complement any dining experience. Enjoy the great outdoors at any of these excellent eateries.
Blue French doors open out on to the wide deck overlooking Morgan's Harbour. Soft breezes flow in from the Sound. Views of fishing boats lazing back to their docks, with frigates soaring above, are your accompaniments to leisurely lunches and delightful dinners at Calypso Grill in West Bay. The welcoming dining room is accented in hues of bold red, blues and burnt orange throughout with shuttered window seats and French Doors along the sea – kept ajar to capture the ever present breeze. Fresh fish comes in daily from the dock and is prepared along with additional seafood specials. There are also delicious menu offerings for the 'turf' orientated and their famous 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' is an Island favourite.
Continental Seafood • Harbourside Dining • West Bay • PHONE: 814 0155
Cracked Conch restaurant and Macabuca Oceanside Tiki Bar enjoy one of the most enviable water front positions on the Island. Whether you go for lunch, dinner or a drink, you will be able to enjoy great sea views and refreshing 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 Oceanside Tiki Bar is open all day every day and offers a wide selection of casual 'island style' food and Caribbean cocktails with live music every weekend. With some of the Island’s best shore diving and a dive shop on site, Cracked Conch and Macabuca have it all for a day of fun in the sun and the perfect place to watch the sunset at the end of the day.
International/Caribbean • Casual or Formal • West Bay ocean views • PHONE: 945 5217
New World Cuisine
Grand Ole House Petra Plantation, "Where tradition lives, where life is celebrated". Experience the charm of the historic plantation house right on the water's edge. This is one of the few restaurants in Grand Cayman that can legitimately claim to offer a taste of culture, heritage and history with beautiful surroundings. All seating overlooks the magnificent Caribbean Sea and you can choose either to dine on the covered but open air veranda, on the extensive deck right at the water's edge, or in the air conditioned house that was constructed on 1908. Grand Old House is a romantic setting for dining under the stars with the music of a talented pianist entertaining you while you enjoy international cuisine with a Caribbean flair, impeccably served and prepared.
New World Cuisine • Old World Style • South Sound Ocean Views • PHONE: 814 0163
Guy Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar is a great mix of West Indian and French cuisine set in a beautiful waterfront setting in downtown George Town. The décor is enhanced with an exclusive collection of artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist, Guy Harvey, whose influence is further felt in the menu selections. Guy Harvey’s pride themselves on their commitment to the long term improvement of fish stocks and you will not find any seafood choices on the menu whose stocks have been over-exploited. Their popular Caribbean style brunch is served from 11am to 3pm every Sunday. This is a fabulous spot for grabbing a bite of lunch while shopping or visiting downtown. Guy Harvey’s in Grand Cayman is a combination of food, atmosphere and service not to be missed
French Caribbean • Sustainable Seafood • Gt Harbour Views • PHONE: 949 9000
Kaibo restaurant, beach bar and marina, on the Cayman Kai peninsula, offers genuine island style dining at the waters edge, in one of the most picturesque hideaways in Grand Cayman. The quiet setting of white sand and palm trees at Kaibo is miles away from the urban sprawl of Seven Mile. “Upstairs” is Kaibo’s signature restaurant headed by Michelin Star chef, Laurence Tham, fusing Caribbean ingredients with modern European techniques. The Rare Rum Bar offers limited edition selections unique to Kaibo. The beautiful Upstairs balcony looks out to tranquil seas and star-lit skies. Kaibo Beach bar and grill is the classic thatched beach bar surrounded by coconut palms and tiki torches. The elegant menu is available all day with a live band and dancing on Tuesday nights
Contemporary Caribbean • Beachfront • Cayman Kai • PHONE: 947 9975
The Lobster Pot is a well renowned and established restaurant in Cayman. Its newly refurbished restaurant and bar is perfectly 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 by 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. Local and renowned favourites include their unique version of Conch Fritters, 'catch of the day' dishes, mouth watering steaks and of course, the Lobster! Enjoy the freshest seafood in Cayman with endless ocean views.
Continental Caribbean • Harbour Views • George Town • PHONE: 949 2736