The 10 Best Local Caribbean Restaurants In Grand Cayman (2021)

 

In this article, we review the top 10 local Caribbean restaurants in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. These are the best spots to try local Caymanian cuisine. 

 

1. Heritage Kitchen 

Heritage Kitchen is a small restaurant that specializes in serving local Caymanian food.

It is located on Boggy Sands Road, at the very north-end of Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. They have great food and a sea view.

They serve classic Cayman dishes such as rice & beans, fish, fritters and more.

Click the link below to see their opening times and other details:

Heritage Kitchen website

picture of front entrance of heritage kitchen

 

2. Big Tree BBQ

Big Tree BBQ is a local BBQ pit located on the east-side of Grand Cayman.

They serve Cayman style food with a BBQ twist, such as: Cayman style lobster, stewed conch and Cayman style stewed beef.

Click the link below to view their Facebook page for more details:

Big Tree BBQ’s Facebook page

picture of a big tree with seats underneath it

 

3. Vivine’s Kitchen

Vivine’s Kitchen is located on the east-side of Grand Cayman, and offers a variety of local Cayman dishes.

This is a very small restaurant situated on the coast. There is a nice sea-view from this spot.

Click the link below to learn more and to see their TripAdvisor page:

Vivine’s Kitchen’s TripAdvisor page

picture of man eating by himself at a table with sea in background

 

4. Da Fish Shack

Da Fish Shack is sightly more upmarket compared to the other restaurants on this list.

They are located on the waterfront in George Town in Grand Cayman. As the name suggests, they specialize in fish. Their menu has many local style dishes, as well as other dishes that are more international.

This is a great restaurant to watch the sunset. They also have a bar where you can relax.

Click the link below to view their Facebook page:

Da Fish Shack Facebook page

picture of the sea from the fish shack

 

5. Mango Tree Restaurant

The Mango Tree Restaurant is located near the airport in Grand Cayman.

This restaurant offers a mix of Cayman and Jamaican influenced food. They offer dishes such as oxtail, curried goat, rice & beans and fish.

The Mango Tree is also a bar that you can have a drink at.

Click the link below to see their TripAdvisor page:

Mango Tree Restaurant’s TripAdvisor page

picture of entrance of mango tree

 

6. Liberty’s Restaurant

Liberty’s Restaurant is a small restaurant located in West Bay in Grand Cayman.

They offer a mix of local Cayman style dishes, such as fried whole snapper, plantains, rice & beans, bbq chicken and more.

This restaurant is not fancy, but the food is good.

Click the link below to see their Facebook page:

Liberty’s Restaurant Facebook page

picture of chairs and tables at liberty's restaurant

 

7. Champion House

Champion House is one of the oldest local restaurants in Grand Cayman, first opening in 1988. They are located in George Town in Grand Cayman.

Their menu is based on Cayman’s most popular local dishes. They also include meals from other parts of the Caribbean.

Click the link below to learn more!

Champion House website

picture of champion house building

 

8. Cayman Cabana

Cayman Cabana is located on the waterfront in George Town in Grand Cayman.

They make an effort to use locally sourced ingredients. Their menu includes a wide variety of Cayman inspired dishes, with a modern twist.

Click the link below to visit their website:

Cayman Cabana website

picture of bar at cayman cabana

 

9. MacDonald’s Restaurant

MacDonald’s Restaurant is located in George Town in Grand Cayman.

This is not the McDonald’s fast food franchise, despite the similar name.

They serve typical local food, such as rice & beans, fried fish, plantains and stewed beef. The food tastes good, and will give you an authentic experience of local Cayman culture and cuisine.

Click the link below to see their TripAdvisor page:

MacDonald’s TripAdvisor page

picture of entrance of macdonalds

 

10. South Coast Bar & Grill

South Coast Bar & Grill is located on the south-side of Grand Cayman near Bodden Town.

This restaurant has a great view of the sea, and is an ideal spot to have lunch whilst exploring the island.

Their menu includes local favourites such as fried whole snapper and conch fritters.

Click the link below to visit their website:

South Coast Bar & Grill website

picture of benches near water at sunset at south coast bar and grill

 

Final thoughts

The best local Caymanian restaurant is Heritage Kitchen in Grand Cayman.

Heritage Kitchen has a nice view of the sea, and they offer many dishes that are from the Cayman Islands.

If you are looking for things to do during your vacation, then check out our article where we review the top 25 things to do in Grand Cayman.