Best Restaurants in Grand Cayman – A Series

5 Best Restaurants in Grand Cayman

It’s been a few weeks since I moved to the Cayman Islands. 

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And as I am settling in, I’m enjoying some of the food spots in Grand Cayman. 

I started this series to share some of the best eateries to try if you’re in the neighborhood. 

I’m excited to do this series as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do for a long time. 

I love food, exploring new flavors, and opening my palette to new ideas. 

So why not? 

The places I’ve visited have been great, and since I’m not sure where I’d be going, my hubby, D, will join me on these adventures to pick the best places.

Well, without further ado, let’s get into it. 

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Trying Trinidadian Food – For The First Time!

I don’t think I’ve ever tried Trinidadian or “trini” food, as some may say, before. 

After a long and fun day on the road with D, we decided to get a bite to eat. 

D recommended a frequent spot of his called Singh’s Roti Shop

An authentic Trinidadian restaurant located in the Georgetown area, its menu carries a wide variety of traditional trini-type and other Caribbean dishes. 

Must-Try Dish Doubles 

A street food type dish made with two barras (flat-breads) and a channa filling, it’s the perfect appetizer for lunch, dinner, or late night.

Reasons to visit: 

  • Offers a variety of Caribbean dishes (specialized in authentic Trinidadian dishes)
  • Open for lunch or dinner 
  • Reasonable prices 
  • Great customer service 
  • Dine-in options 

Captain Herman’s Fish Fry Restaurant 

Known for being one of the best restaurants in the East End area, this is now my new favorite hotspot on the island. 

If you ever need a place to drive out to on a chill Sunday afternoon, this is the place to be.

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With its ocean view and a wide variety of Caribbean and fish fry dishes – you can’t miss out on this one. 

Must-Try Cayman-style Beef or Stew Turtle

Reasons to visit: 

  • Great ocean view 
  • Good customer service 
  • Lunch or dinner options 
  • Perfect ratio of food for the right price
  • Cayman-style dishes 
  • Outdoor dining 

Fun Fact: According to Explore Cayman – “the turtle in the form of Turtle stew is the National Dish. 

The best turtle stew is made by combining turtle meat with what are known as ‘menavlins’: these are the other parts of the turtle (except for the shell). 

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Menavlins are considered an important component of the distinctive flavor. Turtle has no cholesterol and tastes similar to veal”.

Cons: 

  • Wait time can vary depending on the available options
  • The location may seem far if traveling from the Georgetown and West Bay areas. 

Subway Sandwich Restaurant 

This place is one of my favorite spots on the island right now.

Subway is my go-to whenever I need a quick, easy, and healthy lunch without the long wait (sometimes at least).

Must-TrySub of the Day Menu (ask to confirm daily sub-options)

Reasons to visit: 

  • Open 24/7 
  • Everything is done-to-order
  • Fresh ingredients 
  • Good customer service 
  • Locations islandwide
  • Vegetarian option(s) available 
  • Offers platter service for parties and other occasions

Cons: 

  • Only select locations open 24/7

Al La Kebab (Middle Eastern Restaurant)

A crowd-favorite late-night spot to try is Al La Kebab Restaurant

This Middle-Eastern hotspot is a one-of-a-kind spot with two (2) locations on the island. 

Going for a night out in the town, you can stop by Al La Kebab for some of the best late-night food options. 

Must-TryYour choice of meat over poutine (french fries, cheese, and sauce/gravy)

A popular way to order this item from the menu is by saying – for example: “chicken over fries” or “*meat option* over fries.”

Reasons to visit: 

  • Open for lunch, dinner, and late night 
  • Good customer service
  • Great menu options from – pita wrap to salads and poutine
  • Reasonable prices 

P.S. As part of this restaurant guide series, I look forward to visiting the sister islands that make up the Cayman Islands and seeing what food spots/restaurants to try. 

One day, I hope to share my experiences with you guys from all over the world. I’d love to explore the culinary world wherever I can. 

Burger Shack 

If you’re a burger fan like me, you’ll love Burger Shack

Established in the Cayman Islands, its menu holds freshly made burger options with delicious sauces and sides. 

Must-TryCock-A-Doodle (chicken burger)

Reasons to visit:

  • Freshly made burgers every day
  • Reasonable prices 
  • Open for lunch and late-night 
  • Nice customer service 
  • Vegetarian option(s) available 

There’s so much more I want to share with you guys, but these are my top favorites – for now

More About Me: 

P.S. Aside from blogging about my personal journey in the Cayman Islands, I’m also a girl who loves to cook. Technically I am a certified chef de partie (line chef). 

I decided I wanted to hone in on the skills that I learned at culinary school and share some recipes I love to make or always wanted to make. 

I’m no perfectionist but I do love food, so check out the food side of my blog here. I share all sorts of recipes and ideas you can try in your kitchen too!

Thanks for being here and I hope you enjoyed the content. You can follow me for more content and recipes on Pinterest, Instagram, and TikTok.

TheShyFoodBlogger

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