Best Local Dining


Best Local Dining 2018
The cosmopolitan history of the Cayman Islands means local Caymanian cuisine is bold, flavourful, and influenced by a delicious blend of Caribbean and international cultures. From West to East, you'll come across a number of local dining hot spots. Feast on mouth-watering jerk chicken, deep-fried Escovitch snapper with freshly baked coco bread, and curry oxtail to name just a few tasty options. Whether you're a local or tourist, step inside any of these laidback eateries and be greeted like an old friend as you're shown what it means to be 'Caymankind'. For those in search of wholesome comfort food, a friendly atmosphere and a casual dining experience - eat local!


Authentic Caribbean Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Boggy Sand Cafe

Boggy Sand Café in the Jacques Scott Plaza serves authentic Caribbean fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu features fresh local produce and seafood. Start your morning with porridge or callaloo, or for lunch savour the Marinated Conch in air-conditioned comfort. For dinner try the Escovitch Snapper, deep fried on coco-bread or the rich Cayman-Style Beef! Working in conjunction with local growers and fishermen, Boggy Sand Café sources a multitude of fresh daily items for their menu. Boggy Sand Café blends modern Caribbean décor and old-fashioned local hospitality, flawlessly.

PHONE: 640 0009 • Galleria Plaza, SMB
Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30am-11pm, Saturday 11.30am-11pm and Sunday 5.30pm-11pm


An Island Favorite

Rankin's Jerk Centre

With a steady stream of customers from breakfast to dinner, dine-in to takeout, Rankin’s Jerk Centre seems to be an island favourite. The menu is full of familiar flavours from fresh pastries to hot meals. Offering authentic Caribbean cuisine in a setting that is distinctly local - it has a basic concept of good times and good food. There are soups, freshly-made juices and bread pudding too, but the signature dishes by far are the jerk chicken and jerk pork served with tasty sides that make your dining experience at Rankin’s Jerk Centre authentically Caribbean.

PHONE: 947 3155 • 3032 Shamrock Road, Bodden Town • They also offer catering services
Hours: Thurs 7.30am-9pm, Fri-Sat7.30am-10.30pm, Closed on Sunday


Wide Variety of Local Dishes

South Coast Bar & Grill

South Coast Bar & Grill is the successor of Reef Point Bar & Restaurant, which was founded by mother and son, Ventris and Charles Powell in December 1978. Ventris’ love of cooking and magical touch with ingredients and Charles love for fishing was the perfect recipe for a coastal restaurant. Today South Coast Bar & Grill is run by Tony Powell and currently serves a wide variety of local dishes like Local Stew Beef and Stew Turtle to name a few. They offer fresh fish which is still caught today by Charles Powell. Every Saturday night they offer karaoke which is hosted by Cayman's very own Elvis.

PHONE: 947 2517 • 2054 Breakers, Bodden Town
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-12am, Sat 11am-12am


Quaint Diner with Traditional Caribbean Fare

West Bay Diner

West Bay Diner is a quaint little place just past the four-way stop in West Bay, offering traditional Caribbean and American food at an affordable price. Popular with locals for breakfast (served all day), lunch and dinner. Chef Leofred Stull's local dishes include whole snapper Cayman style, curry goat, oxtail and jerk chicken .When visiting the island come and experience Caymankind at its finest. West Bay Diner - a place where locals go to eat!

PHONE: 946 8000 • 32 Townhall Rd, West Bay
Hours: Tues-Sun 7.30am-10pm


A Slice of True Caymanian Heritage

Heritage Kitchen

With uninterrupted views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Heritage Kitchen is a little slice of true Caymanian heritage, found on the quiet Boggy Sand Road in the West Bay district. Serving up local fresh seafood and authentic Caymanian fare at affordable prices. Some local favourites include the Cayman style grouper, and coconut mahi mahi. Patrons can enjoy their meal on a charming picnic bench under an awning or sit along the sea-wall, feet above the clear blue waters. Join them for their weekly Sunday BBQ!

PHONE: 939 FISH • Boggy Sand Rd. West Bay
Hours: Wed, Thurs and Sun 11am-6pm • Fri & Sat 11am-10pm